3 edition of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-determination Act found in the catalog.
2000 by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English
|Series||S. hrg. ;, 106-376|
|LC Classifications||KF26 .E5583 1999g|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 97 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||97|
|LC Control Number||00327000|
Funds allocated by counties for title III county projects may be used only to: 1 carry out activities under the Firewise Communities program to provide homeowners in fire sensitive ecosystems education on, and assistance with implementing, techniques in home siting, home construction, and home landscaping that can increase the protection of people and property from wildfires; 2 reimburse the participating county for search and rescue and other emergency services, including firefighting, that are performed on a national forest after the date on which the use was approved, and paid for by the participating county; and 3 develop community wildfire protection plans in coordination with the Forest Service acting on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture. Such a withdrawal shall be deemed to be a rejection of the project for purposes of section c. Project funds may be used by the Secretary concerned for the purpose of entering into and implementing cooperative agreements with willing Federal agencies, State and local governments, private and nonprofit entities, and landowners for protection, restoration and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, and other resource objectives consistent with the purposes of this title on Federal land and on non-Federal land where projects would benefit these resources on Federal land. The returned funds shall be available for the county to expend in the same manner as the funds reserved by the county under section d 1 B i or c 1 B iwhichever applies to the funds involved. Who do I contact about this opportunity? Funds unobligated in one fiscal year remain available in the following fiscal year until September 30, by which time title II funds must be obligated or be returned to the U.
The current RAC charters filed in January provide for days of membership continuity, so if members are not appointed by August 15, current members will continue to serve on the RACs until December 15,or until new members are appointed. The resulting steep decline in timber sales decreased the revenues that rural counties and school districts received from forest management activities. Funds allocated by counties for title II special projects are reserved in a special account in the General Treasury and may be used by the Secretary of Agriculture for projects that improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure, enhance forest ecosystems, and restore and improve land health and water quality on national forests. The purposes of this title are-- 1 to promote healthy watersheds and reduce the threat of large, high intensity wildfires, insect infestation, and disease in the forests in New Mexico; 2 to improve the functioning of forest ecosystems and enhance plant and wildlife biodiversity by reducing the unnaturally high number and density of small diameter trees on Federal, Tribal, State, County, and Municipal forest lands; 3 to improve communication and joint problem solving among individuals and groups who are interested in restoring the diversity and productivity of forested watersheds in New Mexico; 4 to improve the use of, or add value to, small diameter trees; 5 to encourage sustainable communities and sustainable forests through collaborative partnerships, whose objectives are forest restoration; and 6 to develop, demonstrate, and evaluate ecologically sound forest restoration techniques. The expiration of SRS will create dramatic budgetary shortfalls if Congress fails to renew this long-standing federal obligation to county governments.
B The ecological objectives of the project and the sensitivity of the resources being treated. Each RAC has 15 members representing three interest areas equally: commodity interests, non-commodity interests, and local area interests. The panel shall be composed of 12 to 15 members, to be appointed by the Secretary as follows: 1 A State Natural Resource official from the State of New Mexico. The Act also provided for protecting watersheds, regulating stream flow, contributing to the economic stability of local communities and industries, and providing recreational facilities. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
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When such a payment is requested and the resource advisory committee agrees to the expenditure of funds for this purpose, the Secretary concerned shall conduct environmental review, consultation, or other compliance responsibilities in accordance with Federal law and regulations.
The percent payments to states, is an amount equal to the annual average of percent of amounts received for the applicable fiscal year and each of the preceding 6 fiscal years from each national forest. The lands were classified as timberlands to be managed for permanent forest production, and the timber was to be sold, cut, and removed in conformity with the principle of sustained yield for the purpose of providing a permanent source of timber supply.
When a county elects to receive the full payment amount, such election shall be effective for all the subsequent fiscal years through fiscal year The BLM is currently working to fill the expected vacancies.
For more than years the Forest Service has worked with rural counties and shared 25 percent of timber revenues to compensate for federally-owned lands, which cannot be taxed at the local level.
C The past experience by the contractor with the type of work being done, using the type of equipment proposed for the project, and meeting or exceeding desired ecological conditions.
Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Forest Service. Here is information on funding amounts by State. If Congress fails to reauthorize the SRS program and the distribution of payments continues to lapse, rural communities across the country will face increasing hardship and be unable to provide their residents with basic services.
Payment Charts. The percent payments to states are to be used for the benefit of public schools and public roads in the counties in which national forests are situated. The Administration supported a 5-year reauthorization of the program to transition payments to counties in the fiscal year FY President's Budget.
The term includes a county established after the date of the enactment of this Act so long as the county includes all or a portion of a county described in the preceding sentence.
RACs are chartered for two-year terms; members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and provide this community service without compensation. The returned funds shall be available for the county to expend in the same manner as the funds reserved by the county under section d 1 B i or c 1 B iwhichever applies to the funds involved.
C five persons who-- i hold State elected office or their designee; ii hold county or local elected office; iii represent American Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the committee is organized; iv are school officials or teachers; or v represent the affected public at large.
Once the election is made, it shall be effective for the fiscal year in which the election is made and all subsequent fiscal years through fiscal year During the s, national policies substantially diminished the revenue-generating activity permitted in these forests.
Further, Congress should reform forest management practices to improve forest health, increase production and ensure robust revenue sharing to all forest counties.Schools and Roads - Grants to States. Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act ofDivision C, Section (a), U.S.C.
; 16 U.S.C. The Secure Rural Schools Act allows counties in which national forests are situated to elect to share in the State payment (based on a formula in the Act) or to share.
Get this from a library! Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-determination Act: hearings before the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, on S.to provide annual payments to the states and counties from National Forest System lands managed by the.
THE SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SELF-DETERMINATION ACT OF (PUBLIC LAW NO. ) Resource Advisory Committees (RACs): Q: Does section (d)(4), Geographic Distribution, of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of (“Act”) mean that the Ouachita National Forest would be required to have two separate.
section (a)(1) of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of (Public Law –; 16 U.S.C. note), for the purpose of making the fiscal year pay- ments under section of such Act to eligible States and eligible counties, the full payment.
Talk:Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of Jump to navigation Jump to search. WikiProject United States (Rated Stub-class, Low-importance) This act was apparently reauthorized in the recent 'doc fix' bill according to the following sources.
Aug 21, · (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the ‘Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of ’. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Findings and purposes.
Sec. 3. Definitions. Sec. 4. Conforming amendment.