S. 971: Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act

Introduced:
May 16, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
16% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Ron Wyden
Senior Senator from Oregon
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 16, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2026 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 29, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 16, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 16, 2013
Referred to Committee May 16, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

21% chance of getting past committee.
16% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to exempt the conduct of silvicultural activities from national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting requirements.

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Cosponsors
21 cosponsors (10D, 10R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/16/2013--Introduced.
Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from requiring, or from promulgating regulations that direct a state to require, a permit under the national pollutant discharge elimination system for a discharge of stormwater runoff resulting from the conduct of the following silvicultural activities: nursery operations, site preparation, reforestation, thinning, prescribed burning, pest and fire control, harvesting operations, surface drainage, and road use, construction, and maintenance.
Specifies that nothing in this Act exempts a silvicultural activity resulting in the discharge of dredged of fill material from permit requirements for discharges into navigable waters.

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