H.R. 657: Grazing Improvement Act

Introduced:
Feb 13, 2013
Status:
Reported by Committee
Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 258 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Nov 21, 2013

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Sponsor
Raúl Labrador
Representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 09, 2013
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
S. 258 (Related)
Grazing Improvement Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 21, 2013

H.R. 2954 (Related)
Public Access and Lands Improvement Act

Passed House
Last Action: Feb 06, 2014

 
Status

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 12, 2013.

Progress
Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
Reported by Committee Jun 12, 2013
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes.

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7/9/2013--Reported to House amended, Part I.
Grazing Improvement Act - Amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (the Act) to double from 10 to 20 years the period of a term for grazing permits and leases for domestic livestock grazing on public lands or lands within national forests in 16 contiguous western states.
Permits the issuance of permits and leases for a period shorter than 20 years (under current law, shorter than 10 years), including where the Secretary concerned determines that the initial environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) regarding a grazing allotment, permit, or lease has not been completed.
Permits only applicants, permittees, and lessees whose interest in grazing livestock is directly affected by a final grazing decision to appeal such decision to an administrative law judge.
Directs that grazing permits or leases issued by the Secretary of the Interior respecting lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior and grazing permits issued by the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) respecting National Forest System lands that expire, are transferred, or are waived after this Act's enactment be renewed or reissued, as appropriate, under the Act, the Granger-Thye Act, the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, or the California Desert Protection Act of 1994.
Excludes the renewal, reissuance, or transfer of a grazing permit or lease by the Secretary concerned from the NEPA requirement to prepare an environmental analysis if:
(1) such decision continues to renew, reissue, or transfer current grazing management of the allotment;
(2) monitoring indicates that such management meets objectives contained in the land use and resource management plan of the allotment; or
(3) the decision is consistent with the policy of the Department of the Interior or USDA regarding extraordinary circumstances.
Gives the Secretary concerned the sole discretion to determine the priority and timing for completing each required environmental analysis regarding any grazing allotment, permit, or lease based on the environmental significance of such authorization and available funding.
Makes NEPA inapplicable to domestic livestock crossing and trailing authorizations, transfers of grazing preference, and range improvements.

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