Bills in the 108th Congress
An amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part B of House Report 108-239 would allow for projects within one-half mile of threatened communities to be "categorically excluded" from the National Environmental Policy Act; to codify the Bush Administration's guidance to regarding the preparation environmental documents for projects in watersheds and outside of the one-half mile zone; would focus critical federal resources on the need to protect communities; would provide for an up-front collaborative process that brings communities and federal land managers together to identify and prioritize areas most in need of thinning; would give new authority to federal land managers to enter into cooperative agreements with local and state governments, local fire districts, and homeowner associations to plan projects across ownership boundaries; and would require that 85 percent of funding be spent around homes, communities, or in a watershed.
Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to add the text of the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Act; allow projects within 1/2 mile of threatened communities to be excluded from the National Environmental Policy Act; codify guidance regarding environmental documents for projects outside the 1/2 mile zone; provide a process that brings communities and Federal land managers together to identify areas in need of thinning; give new authority for Federal land managers to enter into cooperative agreements with local governments and communities to plan projects across public and private ownership boundaries; and require that 85 percent of funding be used for areas close to homes, communities, and watersheds.Show All Titles
Amends H.R. 1904
May 20, 2003: On agreeing to the Miller, George amendment (A002) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 239 (Roll no. 198).
May 20, 2003
4:01 PM EDT
|On agreeing to the Miller, George amendment (A002) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 239 (Roll no. 198).|
May 20, 2003
2:29 PM EDT
|Amendment (A002) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. George Miller. (consideration: CR H4310-4322; text: CR H4310-4312)|