H.R.5241 - Colorado Forest Insect Emergency Response Act of 2008

To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to take expedited action to reduce the increased risk of severe wildfires to Colorado communities, water supplies, and infrastructure in or near forested areas most severely affected by infestations of bark beetles and other insects, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Colorado Forest Insect Emergency Response Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to take expedited action to reduce the increased risk of severe wildfires to Colorado communities, water supplies, and infrastructure in or near forested areas most severely affected by infestations of bark beetles and other insects, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Colorado Forest Insect Emergency Response Act of 2008 - Amends the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior to designate an area of federal land in Colorado as an insect-emergency area if the area is: (1) subject to a

Official Summary

Colorado Forest Insect Emergency Response Act of 2008 - Amends the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior to designate an area of federal land in Colorado as an insect-emergency area if the area is:
(1) subject to a widespread infestation of bark beetles or other insects;
(2) characterized by insect-induced tree mortality that has, or within one year of the determination will have, produced a condition such that an immediate reduction in hazardous fuels is required in order to reduce the risks to human life and property or to a municipal water supply from a severe wildfire; and
(3) identified for hazardous fuel reduction treatment in a community wildfire protection plan.

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