H. R. 2413
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 8, 2021
Mr. Kustoff (for himself and Mr. Crawford) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To provide an exemption from certain requirements for federally funded projects and activities in areas not in metropolitan statistical areas, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Paving the Way for Rural Communities Act of 2021.
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—
is not located in a metropolitan statistical area (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget); and
is carried out using Federal funds.