Text: H.R.3188 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 3188 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3188

To expedite the planning and implementation of salvage timber sales as 
 part of Forest Service and Department of the Interior restoration and 
  rehabilitation activities for lands within the Stanislaus National 
 Forest and Yosemite National Park and Bureau of Land Management lands 
         adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in California.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 26, 2013

   Mr. McClintock (for himself, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. 
 LaMalfa, Mr. Walden, Mr. McCarthy of California, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Cook, 
Mr. Denham, Mr. Hastings of Washington, and Mr. Valadao) introduced the 
following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and 
 in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration 
  of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
                               concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
To expedite the planning and implementation of salvage timber sales as 
 part of Forest Service and Department of the Interior restoration and 
  rehabilitation activities for lands within the Stanislaus National 
 Forest and Yosemite National Park and Bureau of Land Management lands 
         adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in California.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Yosemite Rim Fire Emergency Salvage 
Act''.

SEC. 2. EXPEDITED SALVAGE TIMBER SALES IN RESPONSE TO THE CALIFORNIA 
              RIM FIRE.

    (a) Salvage Timber Sales Required.--As part of the restoration and 
rehabilitation activities undertaken on the lands within the Stanislaus 
National Forest and Yosemite National Park and the Bureau of Land 
Management lands adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in California, 
the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to affected Stanislaus 
National Forest lands, and the Secretary of the Interior, with respect 
to affected Yosemite National Park and Bureau of Land Management lands, 
shall promptly plan and implement salvage timber sales of dead, 
damaged, or downed timber resulting from that wildfire.
    (b) Expedited Implementation.--
            (1) Legal sufficiency.--Due to the extraordinary severity 
        of the Rim Fire occurring on the Federal lands described in 
        subsection (a), salvage timber sales conducted under such 
        subsection shall proceed immediately and to completion 
        notwithstanding any other provision of law, including the 
        National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
        seq.), section 14 of the National Forest Management Act of 1976 
        (16 U.S.C. 472a), the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources 
        Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.), the Federal Land 
        Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), and 
        laws related to the management of timber within Yosemite 
        National Park (16 U.S.C. 53 et seq.).
            (2) Administrative and judicial review.--Salvage timber 
        sales conducted under subsection (a) shall not be subject to--
                    (A) administrative review, including, in the case 
                of the Forest Service, the notice, comment, and appeal 
                requirements of section 322 of the Department of the 
                Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 
                (Public Law 102-381; 16 U.S.C. 1612 note); or
                    (B) judicial review in any court of the United 
                States.
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