Bill Sponsor
House Bill 3389
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Emergency Wildfire Fighting Technology Act of 2023
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Passed House on Sep 12, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 16, 2023
Latest Action
Sep 13, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
3389
Congress
118
Policy Area
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Primary focus of measure is natural areas (including wilderness); lands under government jurisdiction; land use practices and policies; parks, monuments, and historic sites; fisheries and marine resources; mining and minerals. Measures concerning energy supplies and production may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Republican
California
Republican
California
Democrat
California
Democrat
California
Republican
California
Republican
California
Republican
Colorado
Republican
Washington
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on September 12, 2023
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H4253)
Summary

Emergency Wildfire Fighting Technology Act of 2023

This bill requires the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to jointly evaluate the container aerial firefighting system to assess its use to mitigate and suppress wildfires. Based on the evaluation, the Forest Service, Interior, the National Interagency Aviation Committee, and the Interagency Airtanker Board must each update their deployment protocols.

The system allows for the use of airdrop-capable disposable containers of water or fire retardant, which increases the number of airlift assets available for wildfire emergencies.

Text (4)
September 13, 2023
September 12, 2023
September 8, 2023
Actions (18)
09/13/2023
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
09/12/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/12/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4253)
09/12/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H4253)
09/12/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3389.
09/12/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4253-4255)
09/12/2023
Mr. Westerman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/08/2023
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 150.
09/08/2023
Committee on Agriculture discharged.
09/08/2023
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 118-187, Part I.
06/23/2023
Referred to the Subcommittee on Forestry.
06/13/2023
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
06/13/2023
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/13/2023
Subcommittee on Federal Lands Discharged.
05/23/2023
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
05/22/2023
Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
05/16/2023
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/16/2023
Introduced in House
Bill Intelligence
Key Points
  • The Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior, in consultation with relevant committees, will conduct an evaluation of the container aerial firefighting system (CAFFS) to assess its effectiveness in mitigating and suppressing wildfires.

  • Based on the evaluation results, the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior, along with the National Interagency Aviation Committee and the Interagency Airtanker Board, will update their respective deployment protocols for the appropriate use of CAFFS.

  • Multiple reports will be submitted to the appropriate committees, including the results of the evaluation and a summary of any updates made to deployment protocols.

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H.R.3389 118 Emergency Wildfire Fighting Technology Act of 2023
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