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Amendments to H.R. 348 - RAPID Act

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Washington, September 24, 2015 | comments
Goodlatte (R-VA) – Amendment No. 1 – Manager’s amendment; includes revisions to clarify that the bill is not intended to allow for (a) duplicative agency review proceedings, (b) duplicative project-notification and initiation-of-agency-review procedures, or (c) challenges to a permitting decision brought in court by parties who did not first present their arguments during the administrative proceedings that produced the challenged decision. (10 minutes)
Adopted Voice Y    ✓ N


Lowenthal (D-CA) – Amendment No. 2 – Prevents further evaluation or adoption of an alternative that is found upon initial review not to address adequately risks associated with flooding, wildfire, and climate change. (10 minutes)

  Y    170 N   228


Grijalva (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 3 – Requires environmental impact statements and environmental assessments to identify potential effects of project alternatives on low-income communities and communities of color. (10 minutes)

  Y   320 N    88


Gallego (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 4 – Grants deadline extensions if requested by a state or local elected official or a local tribal official.

  Y   179 N   230
 

Jackson Lee (D-TX)
– Amendment No. 5 – Strikes the bill’s provision that deems approved any project for which the reviewing agency does not issue a final permitting decision within the bill’s prescribed deadlines. (10 minutes)

  Y   173 N   237
 

Dingell (D-MI) – Amendment No. 6 – Prevents a project from being approved under the timeline set forth in the bill if the project would limit access to or opportunities for hunting or fishing, or impact an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.(10 minutes)

  Y    187 N   223


Peters, Scott (D-CA), Polis (D-CO), Lowenthal (D-CA), Lieu (D-CA) – Amendment No. 7 – Strikes section k that prohibits agencies from using the social cost of carbon in an environmental review or environmental decision making process. (10 minutes)

  Y    179 N   229
 

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 8 –Prohibits federal agencies from following the draft guidance entitled "the Revised Draft Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate change in NEPA Reviews", issued by the Council on Environmental Quality, 79 Fed. Reg. 77801 (Dec. 24 2014). (10 minutes)

  Y   223 N   186


Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 9 – Preserves current law relating to the permitting of projects that could be potential targets for terrorist attacks or that involve chemical facilities or other critical infrastructure. (10 minutes)

  Y   176 N    232
 

Johnson, Hank (D-GA) – Amendment No. 10 – Adds rule of construction clarifying that nothing in the bill would have the effect of changing or limiting any law or regulation requiring agencies to allow public comment or public participation in their decision-making process. (10 minutes)

  Y   176 N   232
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