H.R.1895: National Forest Emergency Response 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 Kristi Noem, R-S.D.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

National Forest Emergency Response Act - Declares that the fire hazard and human endangerment in national forests to be designated by the Secretary of Agriculture constitute emergency circumstances. Directs the Secretary to designate (for up to 10 years) at least one national forest in each state that is experiencing conditions that constitute emergency circumstances due to pine beetle infestation, drought, disease, or storm damage and the resulting imminent risk of devastating wildfire that poses significant threat to the economic stability of surrounding areas and the health, safety, and well-being of residents, firefighters, and visitors.

Makes provisions of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act regarding hazardous fuel reduction on federal land (including environmental analysis requirements, the special administrative review process, and the judicial review process) applicable to all Forest Service projects and activities implementing the land and resource management pl...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
May 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
May 8, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
May 8, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture