H.R.3706 - To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide a public right-to-know for landowners in implementing the Endangered Species Act.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11] (Introduced 02/07/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Resources|
|Latest Action:||02/14/2002 Executive Comment Requested from Interior.|
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Summary: H.R.3706 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (the Act) to authorize any owner of record of privately owned land, or the Governor of any State, to submit to the Secretary of the Interior a request for specified information regarding the application of the Act to that land, including: (1) a description of the location where the species is known to occur; (2) the presence or absence of species listed or proposed for listing; (3) any regulations or restrictions that may apply under the Act; (4) the impact that any pending proposal to list a species as endangered or threatened could have on the land's use and management; (5) the impact of a designation as critical habitat; (6) a response as to whether any action specified in the request constitutes a prohibited taking of a species and actions that must be taken to avoid such a taking; (7) a description of what other actions relating to the land will constitute a taking; and (8) any other information that could affect the land's use or management.
Introduced in House (02/07/2002)
Directs the Secretary to provide a response in writing to the owner or Governor within 90 days. Prohibits the Secretary from enforcing the Act with respect to actions occurring on the land that is the subject of the request unless the Secretary has provided that information.
Makes public hearings requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act applicable to hearings under the Act.