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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.


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                    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

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                                 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).
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