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H.R.2026: Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 69 (15 Democrats, 54 Republicans)
Introduced May 16, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from requiring, or from promulgating regulations that direct a state to require, a permit under the national pollutant discharge elimination system for a discharge of stormwater runoff resulting from the conduct of the following silviculture activities: nursery operations, site preparation, reforestation, thinning, prescribed burning, pest and fire control, harvesting operations, surface drainage, and road use, construction, and maintenance.

Specifies that nothing in this Act exempts a silvicultural activity resulting in the discharge of dredged of fill material from permit requirements for discharges into navigable waters.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 12, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 452.
Nov. 12, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 113-607.
Oct. 29, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Oct. 29, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 29, 2013 Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Discharged.
May 17, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
May 16, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.