All Information (Except Text) for S.561 - FLAME Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] (Introduced 03/10/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/21/2009 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to authorize a supplemental funding source for catastrophic emergency wildland fire suppression activities on Department of the Interior and National Forest System lands, to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a cohesive wildland fire management strategy, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|03/10/2009||Introduced in Senate|
03/10/2009 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|07/21/2009||Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.|
|03/10/2009||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.|
Action By: Senate
07/21/2009 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
03/10/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
|Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Johnson, Tim [D-SD]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Udall, Mark [D-CO]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]*||03/10/2009|
|Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]||03/12/2009|
|Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]||03/26/2009|
|Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]||04/28/2009|
|Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]||05/06/2009|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Energy and Natural Resources||03/10/2009||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Accounting and auditing
- Advisory bodies
- Congressional oversight
- Disaster relief and insurance
- Electric power generation and transmission
- Emergency planning and evacuation
- Forests, forestry, trees
- Government information and archives
- Government trust funds
- Parks, recreation areas, trails
- Water quality
- Water use and supply
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (03/10/2009)
Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act or FLAME Act - Establishes in the Treasury the Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement Fund (Flame Fund). Requires amounts in the Flame Fund to be made available to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretaries) to pay the costs of catastrophic emergency wildland fire suppression activities that are separate from amounts annually appropriated for the predicted annual workload for such activities.
Makes amounts in the Flame Fund available to the Secretaries only after such Secretaries issue a declaration that a wildland fire suppression activity is eligible for funding through the Fund.
Directs such Secretaries to establish an accounting and reporting system for the Flame Fund.
Requires such Secretaries to: (1) report annually to Congress on the use of the funds from the Flame Fund, together with recommendations to improve administrative control and oversight of the Fund; and (2) submit a report to Congress that contains a cohesive wildland fire management strategy, consistent with the recommendations of Comptroller General reports.
Requires the Secretaries to conduct a review of wildfires for which expenses exceeding $10 million were incurred.
Authorizes the Secretaries to make grants to fire-ready communities, as defined by this Act, to carry out activities to reduce risks from wildfires.