Summary: S.1728 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/05/1989)

Hugo Forestry Restoration Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to assist private timber producers who suffered 1989 losses from Hurricane Hugo to reestablish their timber stands.

Limits assistance to disaster-designated counties in South Carolina, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.

Requires producers to: (1) develop forest management plans to qualify for such assistance; and (2) request assistance by December 31, 1995. Authorizes cost-sharing where appropriate.

Limits assistance to: (1) 75 percent of costs for producers with 1,000 or fewer acres of timber; and (2) 50 percent for producers with more than 1,000 acres of timber.

Authorizes appropriations.