Text: H.R.243 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/04/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 243


To exempt certain wildfire mitigation activities from certain environmental requirements, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2019

Mr. LaMalfa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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 exempt certain wildfire mitigation activities from certain environmental requirements, 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 “Combustion Avoidance along Rural Roads Act” or the “CARR Act”.

SEC. 2. Exemption of certain wildfire mitigation activities from certain environmental requirements.

(a) In general.—Wildfire mitigation activities of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture may be carried out without regard to the provisions of law specified in subsection (b).

(b) Provisions of law specified.—The provisions of law specified in this section are all Federal, State, or other laws, regulations, and legal requirements of, deriving from, or related to the subject of, the following laws:

(1) Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)).

(2) The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

(c) Wildfire mitigation activity.—For purposes of this section, the term “wildfire mitigation activity”—

(1) is an activity conducted on Federal land that is—

(A) under the administration of the Director of the National Park System, the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, or the Chief of the Forest Service; and

(B) within 300 feet of any permanent or temporary road, as measured from the center of such road; and

(2) includes forest thinning, hazardous fuel reduction, prescribed burning, and vegetation management.