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Short Titles as Introduced

Catastrophic Wildfire Community Protection Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To address the public health and safety threat presented by the risk of catastrophic wildfire on Federal forestlands by requiring the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to expedite forest management projects relating to hazardous fuels reduction, forest restoration, forest health, and watershed restoration.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/12/2011Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
05/11/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
04/18/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
04/12/2011Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/12/2011Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/12/2011Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture04/12/2011 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry05/11/2011 Referred to
House Natural Resources04/12/2011 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands04/18/2011 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/12/2011)

Catastrophic Wildfire Community Protection Act - Directs the Secretaries of Agriculture (USDA) and the Interior to carry out eligible projects on National Forest System lands and public lands, respectively, which are within or adjacent to at-risk communities or watersheds if the project is consistent with the applicable community wildfire protection plan.

Requires eligible projects on such lands to be carried out in a cost-effective manner that focuses on surface, ladder, and canopy fuels reduction activities or implements forest restoration activities in response to extreme weather events or natural disasters.

Requires the Secretaries to prepare an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for each proposed eligible project and evaluate and consider an alternative recommendation if a project is or may be inconsistent with its community wildfire protection plan.

Requires administrative and judicial review of eligible projects in accordance with the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003.