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Union Calendar No. 315 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4021 [Report No. 106-570] To authorize a study to determine the best scientific method for the long-term protection of California's giant sequoia groves. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 16, 2000 Mr. Radanovich (for himself, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Dooley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources April 11, 2000 Additional sponsor: Mr. Herger April 11, 2000 Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To authorize a study to determine the best scientific method for the long-term protection of California's giant sequoia groves. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Giant Sequoia Groves Protection and Management Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. STUDY. (a) Study of Giant Sequoia Groves.--Within 30 days of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall enter into an agreement with and provide funding, to the National Academy of Sciences (``NAS''), the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, (``Board''), to conduct a detailed, comprehensive study of the ecology, management and protection of sequoia groves within the Sequoia National Forest and to provide science-based recommendations for future management. (1) Contents.--The study shall identify and consider-- (A) the best management practices necessary to protect, restore and maintain the long-term health, and to ensure adequate regeneration and expansion of the giant sequoia groves, including methods of reducing the potential for catastrophic fire and loss to insects and disease; (B) the adequacy of existing federal and state forest management regulations, programs and practices in the Sequoia National Forest with regard to the objectives in subparagraph (1)(A); (C) the adequacy of existing federal and state forest management regulations, programs and practices on the forests outside of the sequoia groves in terms of how they affect the health of the sequoia groves; (D) recommendations and conclusions regarding how federal and state forest management could be coordinated and improved to achieve the goals in subparagraph (1)(A). (2) Consultation.--In preparation of the study, the Board shall consult with the relevant state and federal regulatory authorities to identify and evaluate relevant regulations, programs and practices. (3) Existing literature.--The Board shall review and synthesize published literature pertaining to giant sequoia, including the 1996 Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project Report to Congress and its analysis of giant sequoia health. (b) Report.--No later than 18 months after the date on which the agreement is entered under subsection (a), the Board shall submit a final report to the appropriate federal agencies, the Congress and the Governor of California. (c) Funds.--From the funds made available for roads and trails within the U.S. Forest Service, the Secretary shall provide to the NAS such funds as it requests, not to exceed $800,000 for the purpose of conducting this analysis. (d) National Monuments.--On or after the date of enactment, no lands within the boundaries of the Sequoia National Forest shall be available for proclamation as a national monument by the President of the United States, under the authority granted by the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225, 16 U.S.C. 431; popularly known as the Antiquities Act of 1906) until at least 90 days after publication of the final report authorized in subsection (b). Union Calendar No. 315 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4021 [Report No. 106-570] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To authorize a study to determine the best scientific method for the long-term protection of California's giant sequoia groves. _______________________________________________________________________ April 11, 2000 Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed
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