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H.R. 692: Recognition of Local Interests in NEPA Decision Making


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 692

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Young, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Perry, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Estes, Mr. Stauber, and Mr. Johnson of Louisiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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 amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to provide a rule to determine venue for a proceeding for judicial review of certain agency actions.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Recognition of Local Interests in NEPA Decision Making.

2.

Venue for judicial review

Title I of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

106.

Venue for judicial review

(a)

In general

A proceeding for judicial review of an agency action when there is an alleged failure to fulfill the requirements of section 102(2)(C) shall be brought exclusively in any of the following:

(1)

A United States district court for a district in which the authorized activity is proposed to be carried out.

(2)

The United States district court for the District of Columbia.

(b)

Agency action defined

The term agency action has the meaning given such term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

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