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H.R.818: Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Scott Tipton, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 18 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 25, 2013
Latest Major Action April 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act - Declares that the bark beetle epidemic, drought, and deteriorating forest health conditions on National Forest System land and public lands, with the resulting imminent risk of devastating wildfires, is an imminent threat within the meaning of roadless area management regulations applicable to a state.

Allows a state governor or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), with respect the National Forest System, or of the Interior, with respect to public lands, to designate high-risk areas of the national forests and public lands in the state for purposes of addressing: (1) deteriorating forest health conditions due to the bark beetle epidemic or drought, with the resulting imminent risk of devastating wildfires; and (2) the future risk of insect infestations or disease outbreaks through preventative treatments to improve forest health conditions. Excludes wilderness areas and national monuments from designation as high-ri...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 11, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
March 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture