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S. 2223: Good Neighbor Authority Improvement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 13, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2223

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 13, 2017

(for herself, Mr. Johnson, and Ms. Klobuchar) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to clarify forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration services under good neighbor agreements.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Good Neighbor Authority Improvement Act.

2.

Definition of forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration services

Section 8206(a) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (16 U.S.C. 2113a(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (3)(B)(i), by striking areas; or and inserting the following:

areas, other than the reconstruction, repair, or restoration of a National Forest System road that is—

(I)

necessary to carry out authorized restoration services pursuant to a good neighbor agreement; and

(II)

in the case of a National Forest System road that is determined to be unneeded in accordance with section 212.5(b)(2) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of the Good Neighbor Authority Improvement Act), decommissioned in accordance with subparagraph (A)(iii)—

(aa)

in a manner that is consistent with the applicable travel management plan; and

(bb)

not later than 3 years after the date on which the applicable authorized restoration services project is completed; or

;

(2)

by redesignating paragraphs (6) and (7) as paragraphs (7) and (8), respectively; and

(3)

by inserting after paragraph (5) the following:

(6)

National Forest System road

The term National Forest System road has the meaning given the term in section 212.1 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of the Good Neighbor Authority Improvement Act).

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