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Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced

Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2017

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A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to develop a categorical exclusion for covered vegetative management activities carried out to establish or improve habitat for greater sage-grouse and mule deer, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
09/06/2018Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
09/06/2018Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent.
06/22/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (10)

Date Chamber
09/07/2018HouseReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
09/07/2018-4:49pmHouseReceived in the House.
09/07/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/06/2018SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
09/06/2018SenateS.Amdt.4012 Amendment SA 4012 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/06/2018SenateS.Amdt.4012 Amendment SA 4012 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Hatch. (consideration: CR S6102-6103; text: CR S6102-6103) In the nature of a substitute.
09/06/2018SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6102-6103)
09/06/2018SenateSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/27/2017SenateCommittee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-112.
Action By: Committee on Environment and Public Works
06/22/2017SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 06/22/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Environment and Public Works06/22/2017 Referred to
09/27/2017 Hearings by
09/06/2018 Discharged from
House Natural Resources09/07/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/22/2017)

Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2017

This bill directs the Department of Interior to categorically exclude vegetative management activities that establish or improve habitat for greater sage-grouse and mule deer from environmental review requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Examples of vegetative management activities include restoring native vegetation following a natural disturbance or preventing the expansion of nonnative or invasive vegetation into such habitat.

A categorical exclusion under NEPA is a category of actions which do not have a significant effect on the human environment and for which neither an Environmental Assessment nor an Environmental Impact Statement is required. The bill prohibits the categorical exclusion from including: (1) activity conducted in a wilderness area or wilderness study area, or (2) activity for the construction of a permanent road or trail.

Before commencing a vegetative management activity that is covered by a categorical exclusion, Interior must develop a long-term monitoring and maintenance plan, covering at least 20 years, to ensure that management of the treated area does not degrade the habitat gains secured by the vegetative management activity.

Vegetative material resulting from vegetative management activity may be: (1) used for fuel wood or other products; or (2) piled or burned, or both.

Native vegetative cover must be reestablished on a temporary road constructed in connection with a categorically excluded vegetative management activity in order to minimize soil erosion from areas disturbed by the temporary road.