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 amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize and modify provisions relating to the diesel emissions reduction program.

which transfers certain land to the United States to be held in trust for the Hoh Indian Tribe.

which amends the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize volunteer programs and community partnerships for national wildlife refuges.

which amends the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to improve the conservation of sharks.

which amends the SDWA to reduce lead in drinking water.

which amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify federal responsibility for stormwater pollution.

which authorizes a single fisheries cooperative for the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands longline catcher processor subsector.

which excludes an external power supply for certain security or life safety alarms and surveillance system components from the application of certain energy efficiency standards under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

would amend OPA to facilitate the ability of persons affected by oil spills to seek judicial redress.

would amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 and title 10 of the U.S. Code to extend the number of years that multiyear contracts may be entered into for the purchase of advanced biofuel.