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S.258: Grazing Improvement Act

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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 8 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 7, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Grazing Improvement Act - Amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to revise provisions related to grazing leases and permits.

Extends the maximum period of a term for grazing permits and leases for domestic livestock grazing on public lands or lands within national forests in 16 contiguous western states from 10 years to 20 years, if the Secretary of Interior with respect to land administered by Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to National Forest Service System land (the Secretary concerned) has assessed and evaluated the grazing allotment and determined that the grazing allotment meets applicable standards or objectives.

Requires a permit or lease to be continued until the Secretary concerned completes any environmental analysis and documentation for the permit or lease required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and other applicable laws.

Instructs the Secretary concerned to seek to conduct en...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 392.
May 22, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-166.
Nov. 21, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
April 25, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-28.
Feb. 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.