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 partially waive the renewable fuel standard when corn inventories are low.

would restore the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of Gulf Coast states adversely affected by the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

would amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to delegate to states the authorities of the Secretary of the Interior under that Act with respect to cormorants.

would establish the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.

would amend the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998

would amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to require a Quadrennial Energy Review.

would provide that the EPA rule entitled "National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines" have no force or effect with respect to existing stationary compression and spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines operated by certain persons and entities for the purpose of generating electricity or operating a water pump.

would preserve the multiple use land management policy in the state of Arizona.

would adjust the boundary of Carson National Forest, New Mexico.

would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to permit eligible fishermen to approve certain limited access privilege programs.