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.

Purpose:

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.

House Amendment Code:

(A012)

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