Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 1873 - Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act

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June 20, 2017 11:25 AM

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Beyer (VA)


Prohibits any loss of funds for wild-fire suppression.

Carbajal (CA)


REVISED Ensures that owners and operators of electric transmission and distribution facilities submit management plans to the Secretary.

McEachin (VA)


Requires that the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture provide direction to ensure that management, inspection, operation, and maintenance activities for rights-of-way for electrical transmission and distribution facilities on lands under their jurisdiction account for the impacts of climate change on forests and utility infrastructure.

Schneider (IL)


LATE WITHDRAWN Requires a GAO report on the impact of the act to limit wildfires on public lands and based on this report require the Secretary of Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, to determine whether the new processes under this act should continue.

Sinema (AZ), Tipton (CO)


Ensures personnel of the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service involved in vegetation management decisions on transmission and distribution rights-of-way receive training on how unmanned technologies can be used to identify vegetation management needs, lower energy costs, and reduce the risk of wildfires.