H.R.3297 - To suspend the continued development of a roadless area policy on public domain units and other units of the National Forest System pending adequate public participation and determinations that a roadless area policy will not adversely affect forest health.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5] (Introduced 02/26/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Resources|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 105-816|
|Latest Action:||10/12/1998 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 105-816, Part I.|
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Summary: H.R.3297 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to House amended, Part I (10/12/1998)
Prohibits issuance of an interim or final rule to suspend road construction in roadless areas on public domain units and other units of the National Forest System pending public hearings in each unit and submission of a report to the Congress detailing the moratorium's effect on: (1) forest health; (2) multiple use activities; and (3) States and local communities.
States that if an interim or final rule is issued before enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall suspend its implementation until the hearings and report are completed.