S.1966: National Forest Jobs and Management 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 John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 28, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

National Forest Jobs and Management Act of 2014 - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct projects that involve the management or sale of national forest material (covered projects) within certain National Forest System (NFS) lands (Forest Management Emphasis Areas).

Makes timber sale contracts under the National Forest Management Act of 1976 the primary means for carrying out covered projects under this Act.

Requires the Secretary to identify, prioritize, and carry out covered projects in Forest Management Emphasis Areas that mechanically treat a total of at least 7.5 million acres in such areas during a specified 15-year period.

Requires the Secretary to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) by completing an environmental assessment of the direct environmental effects of each proposed covered project, limited to the proposed agency action and one alternative.

Requires administrative review of covered p...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 6, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-349.
Jan. 28, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.