H.R.4742 - Forest Fire and Pest Emergency Act103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] (Introduced 07/13/1994)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||11/30/1994 Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4742 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/13/1994)
Forest Fire and Pest Emergency Act - Declares that the reduction of natural fuels, on Federal lands within California that have been identified as extreme fire risk, constitutes an emergency action to prevent or to reduce risk to public health or safety or to serious resource loss for the duration of the drought there. Directs Federal agencies to work with State agencies to identify areas of extreme fire risk and take action to reduce natural fuels. Authorizes the use of emergency fire suppression funds to reduce natural fuels in such areas, provided reductions in the Sierra forests are consistent with the fuels management guidelines of the California Spotted Owl EA or subsequent EIS. Directs the Forest Service to prepare a budget request declaring an emergency in areas identified as requiring additional treatments due to drought or pest infestation on National forest lands.
Directs Federal agencies to prepare, and submit to the Congress, a strategic fire plan and annual budget.