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                                                 Union Calendar No. 421
115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 717

                          [Report No. 115-560]

 To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require review of the 
economic cost of adding a species to the list of endangered species or 
              threatened species, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 27, 2017

   Mr. Olson (for himself, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Gohmert, and Mr. Babin) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                           Natural Resources

                           February 15, 2018

    Additional sponsors: Mr. Gosar, Mr. Gianforte, and Mr. Sessions

                           February 15, 2018

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed


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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require review of the 
economic cost of adding a species to the list of endangered species or 
              threatened species, and for other purposes.


 


    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 ``Listing Reform Act''.

SEC. 2. CONSIDERATION OF ECONOMIC COST IN REVIEW OF LISTING PETITIONS 
              UNDER ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973.

    (a) Consideration Required.--Section 4(b)(3) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(b)(3)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A)--
                    (A) by striking ``To the maximum extent 
                practicable, within 90 days after'' and inserting ``(i) 
                After''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(ii) The Secretary may prioritize the consideration of petitions 
under this subparagraph other than in the order in which the petitions 
are received, except the Secretary may not give general priority to 
petitions to add species to such a list over petitions to remove a 
species from such a list.'';
            (2) in subparagraph (B)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking 
                ``Within 12 months'' and inserting ``As expeditiously 
                as practicable''.
    (b) Consideration of Significant, Cumulative Economic Effects.--
            (1) In general.--Section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Endangered 
        Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(b)(3)(B)) is amended by 
        adding at the end the following:
            ``(iv)(I) In the case of a petition to add a species to a 
        list of threatened species, the petitioned action may be 
        warranted but is precluded due to the likelihood of 
        significant, cumulative economic effects that would result from 
        listing or, to the extent it can be determined, from the likely 
        resulting designation of critical habitat of the species.
            ``(II) The Secretary may not reconsider such finding 
        unless--
                    ``(aa) the Secretary determines there is 
                endangerment of extinction of the species; or
                    ``(bb) the Secretary receives a new petition to add 
                such species to such list that includes a written 
                qualitative and quantitative analyses reexamining the 
                incremental and significant, cumulative economic 
                effects of likely actions to protect the petitioned 
                species and its potential habitat upon each State and 
                locality that is affected by the petitioned species 
                listing and that, in the opinion of the Secretary, 
                credibly concludes that alternative actions are 
                possible other than those resulting in significant, 
                cumulative economic effects.
            ``(III) In this clause the term `significant, cumulative 
        economic effects' includes economic effects on--
                    ``(aa) public land and, to the maximum extent 
                practicable, private land and property values;
                    ``(bb) the provision of water, power, or other 
                public services;
                    ``(cc) employment; and
                    ``(dd) revenues available for State and local 
                governments.''.
            (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 4(b)(1) of the 
        Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(b)(1)) is 
        amended by inserting ``(except as provided in clause (iv) of 
        paragraph (3)(B))'' after ``solely''.
                                                 Union Calendar No. 421

115th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 717

                          [Report No. 115-560]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

 To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require review of the 
economic cost of adding a species to the list of endangered species or 
              threatened species, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           February 15, 2018

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed

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