S.1369 - Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act

A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to exempt the conduct of silvicultural activities from national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting requirements. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to exempt the conduct of silvicultural activities from national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting requirements. as introduced.
  • Short: Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act as introduced.

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07/14/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Michael Crapo

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Official Summary

Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from requiring a permit under national pollutant discharge elimination system permittin

Official Summary

Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from requiring a permit under national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting requirements for a discharge resulting from the conduct of any silvicultural activity, such as nursery operations, site preparation, reforestation, thinning, prescribed burning, pest and fire control, harvesting operations, surface drainage, or road use, construction, and maintenance, from which there is runoff. Specifies that nothing in this Act exempts silvicultural activity from permit requirements for the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters.

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Organizations Supporting S.1369

  • Association of Equipment Manufactures
  • Forest Landowners Association
  • Florida Forestry Association
  • National Association of State Foresters

Organizations Opposing S.1369

  • Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center




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