H.R.4234 - Grazing Improvement Act of 2012

To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

All Bill Titles

  • Official: To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Grazing Improvement Act of 2012 as introduced.
  • Short: Grazing Improvement Act of 2012 as reported to house.

This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it.

Bill’s Views

  • Today: 1
  • Past Seven Days: 3
  • All-Time: 1,212
 
Introduced
 
House
Passes
 
Senate
Passes
 
President
Signs
 

 
03/21/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Grazing Improvement Act of 2012 - Amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (the Act) to double from 10 to 20 years the period of a term for grazing permits and leases for domestic livestock grazing on public lands or lands within national forests in 16 contiguous western st

Official Summary

Grazing Improvement Act of 2012 - Amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (the Act) to double from 10 to 20 years the period of a term for grazing permits and leases for domestic livestock grazing on public lands or lands within national forests in 16 contiguous western states. Permits the issuance of permits and leases for a period shorter than 20 years (under current law, shorter than 10 years), including where the Secretary concerned determines that the initial environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) regarding a grazing allotment, permit, or lease has not been completed. Directs that grazing permits or leases issued by the Secretary of the Interior respecting lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior and grazing permits issued by the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) respecting National Forest System lands that expire, are transferred, or are waived after this Act's enactment be renewed or reissued, as appropriate, under the Act, the Granger-Thye Act, the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, or the California Desert Protection Act of 1994. Allows the exclusion of the renewal, reissuance, or transfer of a grazing permit or lease by the Secretary concerned from the NEPA requirement to prepare an environmental analysis if:
(1) such decision continues to renew, reissue, or transfer current grazing management of the allotment;
(2) monitoring indicates that such management meets objectives contained in the land use and resource management plan of the allotment; or
(3) the decision is consistent with the policy of the Department of the Interior or USDA regarding extraordinary circumstances. Gives the Secretary concerned the sole discretion to determine the priority and timing for completing each required environmental analysis regarding any grazing allotment, permit, or lease based on the environmental significance of such authorization and available funding. Makes NEPA inapplicable to domestic livestock crossing and trailing authorizations and transfers of grazing preference.

...Read the Rest

Organizations Supporting H.R.4234

  • Public Lands Council
  • American Sheep Industry Association
  • Association of National Grasslands
  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • National Association of Conservation Districts
  • ...and 1 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.4234

  • Wild Earth Guardians
  • Sierra Club
  • Western Watershed Project




Vote on This Bill

50% Users Support Bill

1 in favor / 1 opposed
 

Send Your Rep a Letter

about this bill Support Oppose Tracking
Track with MyOC