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.

which would authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, was passed by the Senate.

would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Molalla River in the state of Oregon as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

which would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue right-of-way permits for a natural gas transmission pipeline in nonwilderness areas within the boundary of Denali National Park, was passed by the Senate.

which would amend Pub. L. No. 106-392 to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2019, was passed by the Senate.

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the depreciation recovery periods for energy efficient commercial buildings.

would provide for the continued lease or eventual conveyance of certain federal land within the boundaries of Fort Wainwright Military Reservation in Fairbanks, Alaska.

would designate the Wovoka Wilderness and provide for certain land conveyances in Lyon County, Nevada.

which would reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, was passed by the Senate.

which allows for innovations and alternative technologies that meet or exceed desired energy efficiency goals and makes technical corrections to existing federal energy efficiency laws, was signed into law on December 18, 2012.

would amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the South Sacramento County Agriculture and Habitat Lands Water Recycling Project.