Summary: H.R.1523 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House amended, Part I (05/03/2000)

Forest Roads-Community Right-to-Know Act - Defines specified terms.

Directs the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior, prior to making permanent road closings on National Forest System or Bureau of Land Management lands, respectively, to: (1) provide affected State and local officials with advance notice showing affected roads and traffic patterns; and (2) provide for public notice and comment.

Requires: (1) the Secretaries to meet annually with State and local officials to describe agency proposals that will or may result in permanent road closures within the coming two fiscal years; and (2) information to be provided at the first meeting respecting the previous five years' road closings.