H.R.6519 - Defend Your Home Against Wildfire Act

To provide an expedited permit process to authorize private landowners to conduct limited vegetation removal activities on National Forest System land or Bureau of Land Management land adjacent to their private property to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire that would threaten residential structures on the private property, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To provide an expedited permit process to authorize private landowners to conduct limited vegetation removal activities on National Forest System land or Bureau of Land Management land adjacent to their private property to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire that would threaten residential structures on the private property, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Defend Your Home Against Wildfire Act as introduced.

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Defend Your Home Against Wildfire Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) and the Secretary of the Interior to establish a process for the expedited consideration of a permit application submitted by the owner of eligible private property to remove vegetation on federal land adjac

Official Summary

Defend Your Home Against Wildfire Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) and the Secretary of the Interior to establish a process for the expedited consideration of a permit application submitted by the owner of eligible private property to remove vegetation on federal land adjacent to the property to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire that would threaten a residential structure on such property. Requires the final decision on an application for a vegetation removal permit to be made no later than 14 days after the application is received. Prohibits a vegetation removal permit from authorizing vegetation removal activities by a private landowner on federal land more than 100 feet beyond the boundary or boundaries shared by such land and the eligible private property. Authorizes the Secretary concerned to make a grant to a recipient of a vegetation removal permit to help cover up to 25% of the vegetation removal costs.

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