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H.R.4549: Strong Forests Grow Strong Communities Act of 2014

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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 Sean Duffy, R-Wis.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 1, 2014
Latest Major Action June 3, 2014
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Bill Summary

Strong Forests Grow Strong Communities Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to publish in the Federal Register and make available on the Forest Service website, the annual volume requirement for each unit of the National Forest System (NFS). Defines the "annual volume requirement" for an NFS unit as a volume of national forest materials (trees, portions of trees, or forest products from NFS lands) that is at least 50% of the unit's sustained yield. Prohibits the Secretary from reducing the annual volume requirement for a unit without the consent of a new Act of Congress.

Requires the Secretary to manage the sale of national forest materials in each NFS unit in the manner necessary so that the annual volume requirement for that unit is met each calendar year.

Directs the Secretary, if a sale of national forest materials may affect the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species, to issue a determination explaining the v...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 3, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
May 1, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.