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S. 820 (117th): 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.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 18, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 820

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 18, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

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.

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.