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 extend Forest Service and BLM stewardship end result contracting authority.

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish goals for an all-of-the-above energy production plan strategy on a four-year basis on all onshore federal lands managed by DOI and the Forest Service.

would provide for improved coordination of agency actions in the preparation and adoption of environmental documents for permitting determinations.

would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the state of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

would prohibit the establishment of new units of the National Forest System, National Park System, National Wildlife Refuge System, National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, National Trails System, National Wilderness Preservation System, or any other system established by federal law, or any national conservation or national recreation area, without approval of the applicable state legislature.

would provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University.

would establish the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness in the state of New Mexico and provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land in the state.

would make appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.

would reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002.

would amend the Helium Act to ensure the expedient and responsible draw-down of the Federal Helium Reserve.