H.R.3188 - Rim Fire Emergency Salvage Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
Text: H.R.3188 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in House (09/26/2013)
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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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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. <all>