H.R.4245 - Saving American Lives and Investing in Protecting Land And Nature Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
Summary: H.R.4245 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Introduced in House (11/15/2007)
Saving American Lives and Investing in Protecting Land and Nature Act - Amends the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to allow the categorical exclusion of authorized hazardous fuel reduction projects and other forest projects that are proposed to be conducted on adjacent federal land or that are recommended in community wildfire protection plans from documentation in an environmental impact statement or environmental assessment when: (1) the project is consistent with the resource management plan; and (2) the decision to categorically exclude the project is made according to extraordinary circumstances procedures.
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into contracts and agreements with non-federal entities to conduct authorized hazardous fuel reduction projects and other projects that are proposed to be conducted on federal land that is within not more than 1 1/2 miles of non-federal land owned by the non-federal entity or that is covered by community wildfire protection plans that also cover such non-federal land when: (1) the conditions on the federal land, such as the risk of wildfire, an insect or disease epidemic, or the presence of invasive species, pose a risk to the adjacent federal land; (2) the contract or agreement is in the government's and landowner's interest and will promote the goals of this Act; and (3) the project is consistent with the resource management plan.