Summary: H.R.6546 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/17/2020)

Wildfire and Community Health Response Act of 2020

This bill requires the Department of Agriculture, for National Forest System lands, and the Department of the Interior, for public lands, by May 31, 2020, to jointly submit to Congress a report on their activities to

  • mitigate wildfire risk during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, including activities to minimize the impact of wildfires on the respiratory health of communities;
  • identify methods of fuels reduction used during the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize the threat of wildfire on such lands; and
  • slow the spread of COVID-19 between firefighters and emergency response teams.

Such report shall also include the recommendations of the departments with respect to the federal support necessary to carry out these activities.

Not later than December 31, 2020, such departments shall jointly submit to Congress a report on (1) the activities and recommendations, and (2) the outcomes of forest and wildfire management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations of the departments with respect to such outcomes.