Summary: H.R.1595 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1595. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/03/2003)

Healthy Public Lands, Healthy Communities Act - Permits the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to cooperate with and provide technical assistance to any designated gateway community where the results of such interaction are likely to benefit both the protection of resources managed by the Secretary and the gateway community. Defines a gateway community as a community meeting certain criteria, including that it is significantly affected economically, socially, or environmentally by planning and management decisions regarding Federal lands administered by the relevant Secretary.

Allows the Secretaries to offer training sessions for officials of gateway communities to give such officials a better understanding of the methods by which they can most meaningfully participate in the development of agency plans, decisions, and policies.

Permits the Secretaries to enter into agreements with gateway communities to provide for coordination of land use between the relevant Secretary and a gateway community.

Authorizes both Secretaries to make grants to gateway communities for the purposes described in this Act.