S. 327: Good Neighbor Forestry Act

Introduced:
Feb 14, 2013
Status:
Reported by Committee
Prognosis
14% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
John Barrasso
Junior Senator from Wyoming
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 10, 2013
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
S. 375 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 17, 2011

H.R. 2401 (Related)
Good Neighbor Forestry Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 17, 2013

 
Status

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 18, 2013.

Progress
Introduced Feb 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 14, 2013
Reported by Committee Jun 18, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

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 authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with State foresters authorizing State foresters to provide certain forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration and protection services.

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Cosponsors
10 cosponsors (8R, 2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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9/10/2013--Reported to Senate amended.
Good Neighbor Forestry Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), with respect to National Forest System land, and the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, to enter into a good neighbor agreement (a cooperative agreement or contract, including a sole source contract) with a governor of a state to coordinate the procurement and implementation of authorized restoration services.
Defines "authorized restoration services" as similar and complementary forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration services carried out on federal land and non-federal land by either the Secretary concerned or a governor pursuant to a good neighbor agreement.
Requires the Secretaries to make good neighbor agreements available to the public.
Makes certain National Forest System timber sales requirements of the National Forest Management Act of 1976 inapplicable to services performed under a cooperative agreement or contract entered into under this Act.
Requires the Secretaries to provide or approve all silviculture prescriptions and marking guides to be applied on federal land in all timber sale projects conducted under this Act.
Prohibits delegation to a governor of any decision required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) with respect to any authorized restoration services to be provided on federal land.

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