Description: H.Amdt.61 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Amendment sought to permanently allow the Forest Service to have authority to contract with States (good neighbor authority) to reduce wildfire risks across boundary lines.
Amendment numbered 13 printed in House Report 111-52 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with a State Forester to prepare and implement `good neighbor' projects on National Forest System land to complement any similar project being performed on bordering or adjacent non-Federal land. Would provide that the decision to proceed with a good neighbor project is in the Secretary's sole discretion. Defines good neighbor projects to include certain fuels reduction projects.
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