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S. 2576: RAPID Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 20, 2018 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2576

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 20, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To require the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a proceeding to determine whether certain activities by licensees of the Commission are undertakings under division A of subtitle III of title 54, United States Code, or major Federal actions under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reducing Antiquated Permitting for Infrastructure Deployments Act or the RAPID Act.

2.

Determination of Federal Communications Commission regarding undertakings and major Federal actions

(a)

Federal Communications Commission determination

(1)

Definitions

In this section—

(A)

the term Commission means the Federal Communications Commission; and

(B)

the term radio station license has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153).

(b)

Proceeding required

Notwithstanding section 300320 of title 54, United States Code, or section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332), not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall complete a proceeding to determine—

(1)

the classes of activities of the entities to which the Commission issues radio station licenses that do not constitute an undertaking under such section 300320; and

(2)

the classes of activities of the entities to which the Commission issues radio station licenses that do not constitute a major Federal action under paragraph (2)(C) of such section 102.