S. 1451: Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2013

Aug 01, 2013
Reported by Committee
14% chance of being enacted
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Dianne Feinstein
Senior Senator from California
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45 pages
Related Bills
S. 432 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 08, 2011

H.R. 3390 (Related)
Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 30, 2013


The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 6, 2014.

Introduced Aug 01, 2013
Referred to Committee Aug 01, 2013
Reported by Committee Feb 06, 2014
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

14% chance of being enacted.

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

Full Title

A bill to provide for environmental restoration activities and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or shipment of quagga mussels, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2013 - Amends the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act to require the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, to:
(1) conduct forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin in a manner that helps achieve and maintain the environmental threshold carrying capacities established by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (Agency) and attains multiple ecosystem benefits, unless the attainment of such benefits would excessively increase the project's cost in relation to the additional benefits gained;
(2) establish post-project ground condition criteria for ground disturbance caused by forest management activities; and
(3) provide for monitoring to ascertain the attainment of such conditions.
Requires the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit to: (1) manage vehicular parking and traffic in the Unit, and (2) support the attainment of the environmental threshold carrying capacities.
Withdraws federal land located in the Unit from: (1) all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing. Exempts a land conveyance from withdrawal if carried out under the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act or the Santini-Burton Act.
Requires the Chair of the Lake Tahoe Federal Interagency Partnership to submit to Congress a prioritized list of all Environmental Improvement Program projects for the Basin. Authorizes the Secretary, the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to carry out or provide financial assistance to specified projects and projects included in the prioritized list that have been subject to environmental review and approval under federal and state law and the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact.
Requires the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to deploy strategies consistent with the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species into the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Requires the Secretary, the Administrator, the Agency, California, Nevada, and the Tahoe Science Consortium to implement a Lake Tahoe Basin Program that includes: (1) developing and updating an integrated multiagency programmatic assessment and monitoring plan and evaluating the effectiveness of the Agency's Environmental Improvement Program, and (2) providing support to governments in reducing pollutants that contribute to the loss of lake clarity.

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