What is it?
This bill would require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a loan program that would allow cities and counties to apply for what is known as a "Habitat Conservation Plan," a permit normally afforded private entities in order to undertake development that may incidentally result in the destruction of an endangered species. Loan applications would be sent to the Secretary of the Interior for review, and preference for loans would given to areas "in which rapid growth and development threaten successful implementation of approved habitat conservation plans."
The bill impacts land use and what entities have say in the management of certain lands.
A CBO cost is currently unavailable.
Infrastructure Facilitation and Habitat Conservation Act of 2013
A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program to provide loans and loan guarantees to enable eligible public entities to acquire interests in real property that are in compliance with habitat conservation plans approved by the Secretary of the Interior under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.