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Introduced in House (09/18/1996)

Wildfire Suppression Aircraft Transfer Act of 1996 - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to sell excess Department of Defense aircraft and aircraft parts, which are acceptable for commercial sale, to persons or entities that contract with the Government for the delivery of fire retardant by air in order to suppress wildfire, as long as the aircraft and parts are used only for airtanker services for wildfire suppression.

Authorizes the Secretary to sell such equipment only if the Secretary of Agriculture certifies that the purchasing person or entity is capable of meeting the terms and conditions of a contract to deliver fire retardant by air.