H.R.5040 - AIR Safety Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 11/12/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources; Agriculture|
|Committee Meetings:||07/29/20 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-606|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/11/2020 Received in the Senate. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Text: H.R.5040 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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Received in Senate (12/11/2020)
To direct the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to study the effects of drone incursions on wildfire suppression, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Aerial Incursion Repercussion Safety Act of 2020” or the “AIR Safety Act of 2020”.
(a) Study required.—The Director of the Bureau of Land Management, in consultation with the Chief of the Forest Service, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Association of State Foresters, shall conduct a study on the effects of drone incursions on the suppression of wildfires with respect to lands managed by the Department of the Interior or the Department of Agriculture.
(1) determine, for each of the five most recently completed calendar years, the number of occurrences in which a drone incursion interfered with wildfire suppression and the effect of each such occurrence on—
(A) the length of time required to achieve complete suppression;
(B) the effectiveness of aerial firefighting responses; and
(C) the amounts expended by the Federal Government; and
(A) temporary flight restrictions of the Federal Aviation Administration; and
(B) the dissemination of education materials relating to the effects of drone incursions on wildfire suppression.
(c) Report.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a report on the findings of the study required under subsection (a) and any recommendations of the Director relating to such findings.
(1) DRONE.—The term “drone” means an unmanned aircraft system, as defined in section 44801 of title 49, United States Code, owned by a private individual or entity.
(2) DRONE INCURSION.—The term “drone incursion” means the operation of a drone within any airspace for which the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a temporary flight restriction because of a wildfire.
(3) WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION.—The term “wildfire suppression” has the meaning given such term in section 46320(d) of title 49, United States Code.
Passed the House of Representatives December 10, 2020.
|Attest:||cheryl l. johnson,|