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H.R.1375: Reducing Regulatory Obstacles to Wind Energy Production Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Reducing Regulatory Obstacles to Wind Energy Production Act - Exempts projects determined by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or the Forest Service to be meteorological site testing and monitoring projects from environmental impact statement requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).

Defines a "meteorological site testing and monitoring project" as a project that is carried out on land administered by BLM or the Forest Service to test or monitor weather using towers or other devices, that is decommissioned within five years of its commencement, that provides meteorological information to such agencies, that causes less than one acre of soil or vegetation disruption at the location of each meteorological tower or other device and no more than five acres of soil or disruption within the proposed right-of-way for the project, and that is installed: (1) using existing access roads, (2) in a manner that does not require off-road motorized access...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
April 11, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources