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H.R.4272: Forest Access in Rural Communities Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||public lands and natural resources|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Greg Walden, R-Ore.|
|Total Cosponsors||12 (All Republicans)|
|Introduced||March 14, 2014|
|Latest Major Action||June 10, 2014|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Forest Access in Rural Communities Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), through the Forest Service, to cease all implementation and enforcement of the travel management rule for units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain to the extent that it will, or can reasonably be expected to, alter public access to such lands.
Requires the Secretary, as a condition on the preparation of an environmental impact statement or environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for a proposed access travel management action, to consult with affected counties for the purpose of incorporating their needs, uses, and input.
Bars the Secretary from implementing an access travel management action unless and until the Secretary: (1) complies with the consultation requirement imposed by this Act, and (2) obtains the concurrence of each affected county for the implementation of such action.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|June 10, 2014||Subcommittee Hearings Held.|
|March 24, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.|
|March 14, 2014||Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.|