Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws reported in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update.

would amend Title VI of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to establish a federal energy-efficiency resource standard for retail electricity suppliers and retail natural gas suppliers.

would amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act to modify the enforceability date for certain provisions. 

would amend Title 10, U.S. Code, to establish a DOD program to carry out stormwater management projects on or related to military installations to improve the resilience of military installations and defense access roads and protect waterways and stormwater-stressed ecosystems. 

would amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act to modify the enforceability date for certain provisions. 

would establish a cause of action for those harmed by exposure to water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 

would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of food packaging containing intentionally added PFAS.

would authorize the relinquishment and in lieu selection of land and minerals in the state of North Dakota, restore land and minerals to Indian tribes within the state of North Dakota, and conserve the Little Missouri National Grasslands.

would authorize the relinquishment and in lieu selection of land and minerals in the state of North Dakota, restore land and minerals to Indian tribes within the state of North Dakota, and conserve the Little Missouri National Grasslands.

would strengthen enforcement actions against unlawfully sourced palm oil and deforestation in developing countries.

would direct the Administrator of EPA to provide for the generation of renewable identification numbers under the renewable fuel program for electricity from renewable biomass.