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Showing the text of the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act.
This print includes text from H.R. 5118, H.R. 5631, H.R. 4274, H.R. 8086, H.R. 5341, H.R. 8162, H.R. 3534, H.R. 3670, H.R. 3442, H.R. 279, H.R. 6336, H.R. 4504, H.R. 8035, H.R. 4489, H.R. 4099, H.R. 3877, H.R. 6238, H.R. 7632, H.R. 5880, H.R. 7612, H.R. 2781, H.R. 5345, H.R. 5001, H.R. 8090, H.R. 7847, H.R. 3404, H.R. 4712, H.R. 1015, H.R. 4832, H.R. 7633, H.R. 7792, H.R. 7793, H.R. 7476, H.R. 7721, H.R. 1066, H.R. 6190, H.R. 8085, H.R. 4641, H.R. 5780, H.R. 5782, H.R. 7077, H.R. 5532, H.R. 5781, H.R. 8415, H.R. 8426, H.R. 8303, H.R. 8311, H.R. 8366, H.R. 8434, and H.R. 8435.
H. Rept. 117-419 PDF
Report from the Committee on Natural Resources to accompany H.R. 5118.
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Friday, July 22, 2022.
1. Structured rule for H.R. 3771.
2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or their designees.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 117-58 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Makes in order only the further amendment to H.R. 3771 printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. The amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part A of the report.
8. Provides one motion to recommit.
9. Structured rule for H.R. 5118.
10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources or their designees.
11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. bill.
12. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 117-57, as modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
14. Makes in order only the further amendments to H.R. 5118 printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.
16. Provides that at the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. The question of such further amendments' adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without division of the question.
17. Provides one motion to recommit.
18. Provides that during consideration of H.R. 5118, the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Natural Resources or his designee. The Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill.
19. Structured rule for H.R. 6929.
20. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means or their designees.
21. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
22. Provides that the amendment printed in part D of the Rules Committee Report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
23. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
24. Makes in order only the further amendment to H.R. 6929 printed in part E of the Rules Committee report. The amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
25. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part E of the report.
26. Provides one motion to recommit.
27. Provides that at any time through the legislative day of Friday, July 29, 2022, the Speaker may entertain motions offered by the Majority Leader or a designee that the House suspend the rules with respect to multiple measures that were the object of motions to suspend the rules on July 26, 2022, July 27, 2022, July 28, 2022, or July 29, 2022 on which the yeas and nays were ordered and further proceedings postponed. The Chair shall put the question on any such motion without debate or intervening motion, and the ordering of the yeas and nays on postponed motions to suspend the rules with respect to such measures is vacated.
|1||Version 1||McEachin (VA)||Democrat||Strengthens community protections under the National Environmental Policy Act.||Submitted|
|2||Version 1||McEachin (VA)||Democrat||Provides for the consideration of the cumulative exposure to public health or environmental risks on communities in certain permitting decisions.||Submitted|
|3||Version 1||Malliotakis (NY)||Republican||Adds the text H.R. 2477 Urban Forests Act to the legislation.||Submitted|
|4||Version 1||Newhouse (WA)||Republican||Inserts H.R.4573, the Stop CATASTROPHES Act, to improve or restore such lands or reduce the risk of wildfire on such lands. The area of the forest management activity may not exceed 10,000 acres.||Submitted|
|5||Version 1||Newhouse (WA)||Republican||Amends the Endangered Species Act (ESA, Section 4 regs) to require the economic impact of an ESA listing be considered.||Submitted|
|6||Version 1||Issa (CA), LaMalfa (CA)||Republican||Provides direct-hire authority to the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior for purposes of filling wildland and structural firefighting positions, including support positions, in the Forest Service and Interior agencies.||Submitted|
|7||Version 1||Tiffany, Thomas (WI)||Republican||Expands exemptions from environmental review requirements for projects of the Forest Service concerning wildfire resilience or insects and disease.||Submitted|
|8||Version 1||Greene (GA)||Republican||Abolishment of the DOJ Office of Environmental Justice.||Submitted|
|9||Version 1||McClintock (CA), McCarthy (CA)||Republican||Revises & expands compatible forest management practices across National Forest System land in a manner that attains multiple ecosystem benefits, including - reducing forest fuels: maintaining biological diversity; improving wetland and water quality; and increasing resilience to changing water temperature and precipitation.||Submitted|
|10||Version 1||McClintock (CA)||Republican||Establishes the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for the purposes of coordinating all reviews, analyses, opinions, statements, permits, licenses, or other decisions required under Federal law to construct qualified surface water storage projects.||Submitted|
|11||Version 1||Herrell (NM)||Republican||Inserts the text of H.R. 2581, the Biochar Act.||Submitted|
|12||Version 1||Herrell (NM)||Republican||Inserts the text of H.R. 5733, a bill which codifies the Trump Administration's rule for designating critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.||Submitted|
|13||Version 1||Herrell (NM)||Republican||Inserts the text of H.R. 4518, the Wildfire Prevention and Drought Prevention Act.||Submitted|
|14||Version 1||Carbajal (CA)||Democrat||Inserts text of H.R. 8455 to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a coastal state climate change adaptation planning and response grant program.||Submitted|
|15||Version 1||Graves, Garret (LA)||Republican||Facilitates the use of unmanned aircraft systems in wildfire mitigation, detection, suppression, and firefighting.||Submitted|
|16||Version 1||Fulcher (ID)||Republican||Allows Counties and Tribes to retain revenue generated from Timber sales under good neighbor agreements for authorized restoration projects to better the health of forests in parity with States.||Submitted|
|17||Version 1||Fulcher (ID)||Republican||Directs the Department of Agriculture to make grants available to land grant colleges and other educational institutions to encourage students to pursue careers in forestry.||Submitted|
|18||Version 1||Carl, Jerry (AL)||Republican||Requires a minimum of two oil and gas lease sales a year in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Alaska Region of the Outer Continental Shelf and prohibits future moratoriums or delays on oil and gas leasing.||Submitted|
|19||Version 1||Velázquez (NY), Graves, Garret (LA)||Bi-Partisan||Revises the collateral requirements so borrowers can obtain a disaster loan for up to $25,000 from the Small Business Administration without pledging any collateral.||Made in Order|
|20||Version 1||Velázquez (NY)||Democrat||Requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to be in receipt of an applicant’s tax return or tax transcript before it disburses the disaster loan to the applicant. Requires the SBA to provide conditional approval of a disaster loan to an applicant who is a resident of a U.S. territory and does not pay federal income taxes.||Submitted|
|21||Version 1||Velázquez (NY)||Democrat||Provides disaster loan caps for real and personal property disaster loans. Allows the Administrator to increase the loan caps through rulemaking.||Submitted|
|22||Version 1||Costa (CA)||Democrat||Authorizes $100m for repairs to water conveyance facilities in need of emergency capacity restoration and experiencing exceptional drought, $100m for projects that cover conveyance facilities with solar panels to generate renewable energy and increase water efficiency.||Submitted|
|23||Version 1||Buck (CO)||Republican||Adds the codification of Final Rule entitled "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Prohibitions to Threatened Wildlife and Plants." This Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on August 27, 2019 and requires species specific protections for animals listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.||Submitted|
|24||Version 1||Garamendi (CA)||Democrat||Creates a pilot authority for water supply to be a temporary purpose of Corps projects in California during declared drought.||Submitted|
|25||Version 1||Garamendi (CA)||Democrat||Allows proceeds from the sale of surplus water from Reclamation projects to fund drought resiliency or dam safety infrastructure improvements at said Reclamation project and for other existing repayment obligations.||Submitted|
|26||Version 1||Garamendi (CA)||Democrat||Requires GAO to report to Congress on FEMA’s Section 428 "alternative procedures" for public assistance under the Stafford Act.||Submitted|
|27||Version 1||Calvert (CA), McCarthy (CA), McClintock (CA), Steel, Michelle (CA), Issa (CA)||Republican||Prohibits the California Coastal Commission from disapproving federally assisted desalination projects.||Submitted|
|28||Version 1||Calvert (CA), McCarthy (CA), McClintock (CA), Issa (CA)||Republican||Provides previously appropriated funding for the Shasta Dam and Reservoir Enlargement Project consistent with the requested level.||Submitted|
|29||Version 1||Calvert (CA), McCarthy (CA), McClintock (CA), Issa (CA)||Republican||Transfers Endangered Species Act enforcement authorities related to anadromous and catadromous species from the National Marine Fisheries Service and vests those authorities within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.||Submitted|
|30||Version 1||Calvert (CA), McClintock (CA)||Republican||Eliminates requirement for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to plan for modifications to critical water infrastructure related to temperature management for fish.||Submitted|
|31||Version 1||Calvert (CA)||Republican||Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from confiscating intentionally created surplus water or other water banked in Lake Mead.||Submitted|
|32||Version 1||Calvert (CA), McClintock (CA)||Republican||Authorizes federal agencies to delegate environmental reviews to states.||Submitted|
|33||Version 1||McCarthy (CA), Peters (CA), Westerman (AR), Panetta (CA), McClintock (CA), Costa (CA), Valadao (CA), Garamendi (CA), Obernolte, Jay (CA), Conway, Connie (CA), Calvert (CA), Steel, Michelle (CA), Kim, Young (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Issa (CA)||Bi-Partisan||Adds the bipartisan Save Our Sequoias Act as a new division at the end of Rules Committee Print 117-57.||Submitted|
|34||Version 1||Bentz (OR)||Republican||Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a loan program for nurseries to increase seedling production to meet demand for reforestation.||Submitted|
|35||Version 1||Bentz (OR)||Republican||Codifies the regulatory definition of habitat outlined in the final rule titled "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat" published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2020.||Submitted|
|36||Version 1||Bentz (OR)||Republican||Codifies the final rule titled "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl" and published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2021.||Submitted|
|37||Version 1||Bentz (OR)||Republican||Creates a categorical exclusion from NEPA and the National Historic Preservation Act for post-disaster recovery work.||Submitted|
|38||Version 3||Grijalva (AZ)||Democrat||MANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revised Makes technical and other changes. Adds additional provisions to address wildfire, drought, and disaster assistance related issues.||Considered as Adopted|
|39||Version 1||McCarthy (CA), Conway, Connie (CA)||Republican||Authorizes a grant program to improve water supply reliability for rural communities experiencing drinking water shortages.||Made in Order|
|40||Version 1||Moore, Blake (UT)||Republican||Adds the text of H.R. 4664, the FIRESHEDS Act, to the bill, which utilizes cutting edge Forest Service fireshed research and mapping to triage the top 10% highest risk firesheds with landscape-scale treatments to address 85% of overall wildfire threats. Codifies shared stewardship and permanently reauthorizes the Good Neighbor Authority to promote collaboration and state partnerships and expedites analysis and review of forest management projects to increase the pace and scale of treatments that protect public health and safety, restore watershed health, improve critical habitat, and safeguard critical infrastructure.||Submitted|
|41||Version 1||Moore, Blake (UT)||Republican||Adds the text of H.R. 2500, the Forest TECH Improvement Act, to create a five-year pilot program to study and accelerate the deployment and integration of advanced technologies, such as drones, for reforestation activities.||Submitted|
|42||Version 1||Westerman (AR), Schrader (OR), Thompson, Glenn (PA)||Bi-Partisan||Adds the text of the Resilient Federal Forests Act to the end of the bill.||Submitted|
|43||Version 1||Westerman (AR), Thompson, Glenn (PA)||Republican||Adds the text of the No Timber From Tyrants Act to the end of the bill.||Submitted|
|44||Version 1||Schrier (WA)||Democrat||Adds language to expand pre- and post-fire weather assessments to include identification of data collection gaps, accuracy and efficiency of fire weather forecasting, and post-incident assessments.||Made in Order|
|45||Version 1||Valadao (CA), McCarthy (CA), McClintock (CA), Calvert (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Issa (CA), Conway, Connie (CA), Kim, Young (CA)||Republican||Extends the WIIN Act storage provision for one year.||Submitted|
|46||Version 1||Valadao (CA), McCarthy (CA), Calvert (CA), Issa (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Conway, Connie (CA)||Republican||Establishes program to repair canal conveyance due to land subsidence.||Submitted|
|47||Version 1||Valadao (CA), McCarthy (CA), McClintock (CA), Issa (CA), Calvert (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Conway, Connie (CA)||Republican||Codifies the 2019 Biological Opinions.||Submitted|
|48||Version 1||Valadao (CA), McCarthy (CA), McClintock (CA), Issa (CA), Calvert (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Conway, Connie (CA), Kim, Young (CA)||Republican||Prohibits the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce from reinitiating consultation on the Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project and revising the 2019 Biological Opinions.||Submitted|
|49||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA)||Republican||Creates a streamlined process for landscape scale vegetation management projects to be undertaken by the Forest Service at the request of a state governor.||Submitted|
|50||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA), Kim, Young (CA)||Republican||Creates a streamlined process for clearing trees and other hazardous vegetation at risk of falling on powerlines to create a larger buffer zone around these possible fire ignition sources.||Submitted|
|51||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA)||Republican||Creates a streamlined process for vegetation management within 300 feet of a road on federal lands to decrease the risk of a fire that starts from a vehicle spreading further onto federal lands.||Submitted|
|52||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA)||Republican||Makes certain re-consultation requirements related to endangered species inapplicable to land and resource management plans.||Submitted|
|53||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA)||Republican||Strikes Section 208 to prevent increased risk of catastrophic fire in roadless areas.||Submitted|
|54||Version 1||Garamendi (CA), Costa (CA)||Democrat||Makes biomass (hazardous fuels for wildfires) removed from federal forestlands an eligible feedstock for renewable transportation fuels (including electricity) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Current law only allows for biomass collected from non-federal lands, including privately owned land, state or locally owned public lands, and tribal land held in trust by the federal government.||Submitted|
|55||Version 1||Stauber (MN)||Republican||Adds the ESA Flexibility Act which allows Secretary of the Interior to make conservation plans for threatened species that still allow for wildfire fuel management, especially when the species is threatened through no human fault.||Submitted|
|56||Version 1||Stauber (MN)||Republican||Adds the Healthy Forests for Hunters Act which allows for wildfire fuel management and facilitating habitat conservation for outdoor recreation.||Submitted|
|57||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA), Calvert (CA), Costa (CA)||Bi-Partisan||Requires the Bureau of Reclamation to expand the use of Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations to any reservoirs in Reclamation States it believes likely to experience increased water supply reliability or enhanced flood protection as a result.||Submitted|
|58||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA), Calvert (CA)||Republican||Creates a pilot program for the Secretary of the Interior to allow States to substitute their own environmental laws for NEPA, thus preventing duplicative environmental reviews.||Submitted|
|59||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA)||Republican||Reduces the lower threshold for projects seeking to apply to the Small Surface Water and Ground Water Storage Projects program, from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to 200 acre feet, which will allow smaller storage projects, like regulating reservoirs, to apply.||Submitted|
|60||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA)||Republican||Deems the fish, wildlife, and habitat mitigation and restoration actions mandated under Section 3406 of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act to be complete.||Submitted|
|61||Version 1||Biggs (AZ)||Republican||Requires the Department of Interior, in coordination with the Department of the Army, to submit a report on the amount of water that is made unavailable for consumptive and beneficial use in Western states as a result of compliance with the Endangered Species Act.||Submitted|
|62||Version 1||Biggs (AZ)||Republican||Strikes Division D.||Submitted|
|63||Version 1||Boebert, Lauren (CO)||Republican||Precludes this Act from taking effect until the Secretary of the Interior certifies that nothing in this Act will result in farmland fallowing or higher food prices.||Submitted|
|64||Version 1||Garcia, Mike (CA)||Republican||Strikes the text of of Title III of Division C and inserts the text of H.R. 5010, the FIRE Act, in its place.||Submitted|
|65||Version 1||Boebert, Lauren (CO)||Republican||Provides that none of the data collected under Title III of Division B can be used or published unless a State, county, irrigation district, and individual land and water rights owner offers approval in writing.||Submitted|
|66||Version 1||Garcia, Mike (CA)||Republican||Inserts the text of H.R. 4516, the PROTECT Act at the end of Title III of Division A.||Submitted|
|67||Version 1||Boebert, Lauren (CO)||Republican||Prohibits harmful spills at Bureau of Reclamation and other federal dams.||Submitted|
|68||Version 1||Boebert, Lauren (CO)||Republican||Strikes Section 207, the National Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Grant Program.||Submitted|
|69||Version 1||Boebert, Lauren (CO)||Republican||Includes reporting requirements for Administrators of certain power administrations.||Submitted|
|70||Version 1||Boebert, Lauren (CO)||Republican||Strikes Section 106, pertaining to transitional sheltering assistance.||Submitted|
|71||Version 1||Boebert, Lauren (CO)||Republican||Strikes Subtitle A of Title II, pertaining to a 10-Year National Wildfire Plan.||Submitted|
|72||Version 1||Conway, Connie (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Costa (CA)||Bi-Partisan||Directs the U.S. Forest Service, the National Interagency Aviation Committee, and the International Airtanker Board to conduct an evaluation of the Container Aerial Fire Fighting System (CAFFS) and lay out specific actions the agency plans to take to update its procedures and deployment protocols to include innovative wildfire technologies.||Submitted|
|73||Version 1||Conway, Connie (CA)||Republican||Provides funding to the Bureau of Reclamation for conveyance repairs and canal subsidence mitigation projects in the Central Valley.||Submitted|
|74||Version 1||Biggs (AZ)||Republican||Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to de-list species from the endangered species list when there is an objective, measurable, and scientific study demonstrating a species has recovered. It also penalizes those who intentionally submit false or fraudulent data in order to cause a species listing.||Submitted|
|75||Version 1||Biggs (AZ)||Republican||Exempts desalination from permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act.||Submitted|
|76||Version 1||LaMalfa (CA)||Republican||Amends Sec. 101 of Division B, Title I to increase funding for WIIN Act water storage by $700,000,000.||Submitted|
|77||Version 1||Rosendale (MT)||Republican||Inserts the text of H.R. 1174, the Forest Information Reform Act at the end of Division A.||Submitted|
Motion by Mr. Cole to report an open rule for H.R. 5118. Defeated: 4–9
Motion by Mr. Perlmutter to report the rule. Adopted: 9–4