Text: H.R.5378 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/21/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5378


To require the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a proceeding to determine whether certain activities by licensees of the Commission are undertakings under division A of subtitle III of title 54, United States Code, or major Federal actions under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 21, 2018

Mr. Scalise introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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


A BILL

To require the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a proceeding to determine whether certain activities by licensees of the Commission are undertakings under division A of subtitle III of title 54, United States Code, or major Federal actions under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Reducing Antiquated Permitting for Infrastructure Deployments Act” or the “RAPID Act”.

SEC. 2. Determination of Federal Communications Commission regarding undertakings and major Federal actions.

(a) Proceeding required.—Notwithstanding section 300320 of title 54, United States Code, or section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332), not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall complete a proceeding to determine—

(1) the classes of activities of the entities to which the Commission issues radio station licenses that do not constitute an undertaking under such section 300320; and

(2) the classes of activities of the entities to which the Commission issues radio station licenses that do not constitute a major Federal action under paragraph (2)(C) of such section 102.

(b) Definitions.—In this section—

(1) the term “Commission” means the Federal Communications Commission; and

(2) the term “radio station license” has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153).