Text: H.R.5248 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H.R. 5248 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5248

To provide legal exemptions for certain activities of the National Park 
Service, United States Forest Service, United States Fish and Wildlife 
   Service, or the Bureau of Land Management undertaken in federally 
                        declared disaster areas.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 26, 2002

 Mr. Hayworth (for himself, Mr. Stump, and Mr. Shadegg) introduced the 
 following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources, and 
    in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration 
  of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
                               concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
To provide legal exemptions for certain activities of the National Park 
Service, United States Forest Service, United States Fish and Wildlife 
   Service, or the Bureau of Land Management undertaken in federally 
                        declared disaster areas.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN LAWS FOR LAND MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES 
              UNDERTAKEN IN FEDERALLY DECLARED DISASTER AREAS.

    Due to the extraordinary circumstances present in a federally 
declared disaster area, land management activities of the National Park 
Service, United States Forest Service, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, or the Bureau of Land Management undertaken in an area covered 
by a Presidential declaration of major disaster issued under section 
401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
Act (42 U.S.C. 5170) in response to the conditions that necessitated 
the Presidential declaration shall proceed immediately and to 
completion notwithstanding any other provision of law including, but 
not limited to, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the National Forest Management Act (16 U.S.C. 
1601 et seq.). In addition, such activities shall not be subject to the 
notice, comment, and appeal requirements of section 322 of Public Law 
102-381 (commonly known as the Appeals Reform Act; 16 U.S.C. 1612 note) 
or to judicial review by any court of the United States.
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