Summary: H.R.3994 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3994. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/05/2014)

Federal Lands Invasive Species Control, Prevention, and Management Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior (respecting federal lands administered through the Bureau of Indian Affairs [BIA], Bureau of Land Management [BLM], Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) and the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) (respecting federal lands administered through the U.S. Forest Service) to plan and carry out activities on lands directly managed by the Secretary concerned to control and manage invasive species in order to inhibit or reduce their populations and to effectuate restoration or reclamation efforts.

Requires the Secretary concerned to develop a strategic plan for the implementation of an invasive species program that endeavors to achieve an annual 5% net reduction of invasive species populations on lands managed by that Secretary.

Requires the Secretary concerned to use: (1) no less than 75% of funds each fiscal year for on-the-ground control and management of invasive species; (2) no more than 15% of such funds for investigations, development activities, and outreach and public awareness efforts to address invasive species control and management needs; and (3) no more than 10% for administrative costs.

Requires the Secretaries, in selecting the method or methods to control or manage an invasive species as part of a specific control or management project, to require the use of the least costly options necessary to perform effectively, based on sound scientific data and other commonly used cost-effective benchmarks in the area.