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H.R.1442: Depleting Risk from Insect Infestation, Soil Erosion, and Catastrophic Fire 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 Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Depleting Risk from Insect Infestation, Soil Erosion, and Catastrophic Fire Act - Amends the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to state findings concerning the threat to forests in the Western region of the United States posed by the mountain pine beetle.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) or the Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, to designate as part of an insect and disease treatment and research pilot program at least one subwatershed in at least one national forest in each state that is experiencing an insect or disease epidemic and characterized by: (1) substantially increased tree mortality due to infestation; (2) the risk of substantially increased tree mortality over the next 15 years due to infestation; or (3) presence in an area in which the risk of hazard trees poses an imminent risk to public infrastructure, health, or safety.

Authorizes the Secretary to carry out priority projects on federal land in the designated subwatersheds t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
April 11, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 9, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
April 9, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture