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H.R. 1043: Proportional Reviews for Broadband Deployment Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 15, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1043

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To provide that an eligible facilities request under section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 is not subject to requirements to prepare certain environmental or historical preservation reviews.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Proportional Reviews for Broadband Deployment Act.

2.

Application of NEPA and NHPA to wireless facilities deployment

Section 6409(a)(3) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (47 U.S.C. 1455(a)(3)) is amended to read as follows:

(3)

Application of NEPA; NHPA

(A)

NEPA exemption

An eligible facilities request shall not be subject to the requirements of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)).

(B)

National Historic Preservation Act exemption

An eligible facilities request shall not be considered an undertaking under section 300320 of title 54, United States Code.

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