Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act or FLAME Act

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The Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act or FLAME Act (H.R. 5541) was a bill in the 110th Congress "to provide a supplemental funding source for catastrophic emergency wildland fire suppression activities on Department of the Interior and National Forest System lands, to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a cohesive wildland fire management strategy, and for other purposes." (Official title.)[1]


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Bill summary

  • Establishes in the Treasury the Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement Fund (the Flame Fund).

Requires amounts in the Flame Fund to be made available to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretaries) to pay the costs of catastrophic emergency wildland fire suppression activities that are separate from amounts annually appropriated for the predicted annual workload for such activities.[2]

  • Provides for amounts in the Flame Fund to be made available to the Secretaries only after such Secretaries issue a declaration that a wildland fire suppression activity is eligible for funding through the Fund.[2]
  • Directs such Secretaries to establish an accounting and reporting system for the Flame Fund.[2]
  • Requires such Secretaries to: (1) annually report on the use of the funds from the Flame Fund, together with recommendations that the Secretaries may have to improve administrative control and oversight of the Fund; and (2) submit a report that contains a cohesive wildland fire management strategy, consistent with the recommendations of the Comptroller General reports regarding such issue.[2]

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  1. OpenCongress’ info page on Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act or FLAME Act (H.R.5541).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Govtrack.us’ info page on Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act or FLAME Act (H.R.5541).
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