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      house Committees
      House Committee on Agriculture
      Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition
      House Committee on Natural Resources
      Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
    IntroducedDecember 8th, 2009

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Title

Healthy Forests Restoration Amendments Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to expand the areas of Federal land on which hazardous fuel reduction projects may be conducted under that Act, to add protection of infrastructure in rural communities as an additional purpose of that Act, and for other purposes.

Summary

Healthy Forests Restoration Amendments Act of 2009 - Amends the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to expand the purposes of the Act to include providing for the protection, restoration, and enhancement of forest ecosystem components to protect infrastructure in rural communities. Expands federal land areas eligible for hazardous fuel reduction projects. Repeals the total federal land acreage limitation on authorized hazardous fuel reduction projects. Revises requirements regarding the alternative analysis process for authorized hazardous fuel reduction projects in the wildland-urban interface. Bars the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior from being required to study, develop, or describe more than the proposed agency action and a no action alternative in an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement for specified proposed authorized hazardous fuel reduction projects.

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