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H.R. 2413: Paving the Way for Rural Communities Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 8, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2413

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 8, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Crawford) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To provide an exemption from certain requirements for federally funded projects and activities in areas not in metropolitan statistical areas, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Paving the Way for Rural Communities Act of 2021.

2.

Federally funded projects and activities not in metropolitan statistical areas

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and division A of subtitle III of title 54, United States Code (formerly known as the National Historic Preservation Act), shall not apply to any project or activity that—

(1)

is not located in a metropolitan statistical area (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget); and

(2)

is carried out using Federal funds.