TRIBAL FORESTRY PARTICIPATION & PROTECTION
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    S. 3042 H.R. 2, sec. 8401, 8402, 8403
Analyses: No specific time limit on reviews. No changes. Land management agencies have 2 years to complete analyses/environmental reviews requested by Native American tribes.
Authority: Tribes could not request authority to conduct forest management activities. No changes. Indian tribes may request authority to conduct forest management activities on federal land where they have a Tribal interest. Usually, this will be land that presents a feature or involves circumstances relevant to that tribe such as land ceded by treaty, federal forest land within the boundaries of a current or former reservation, or federal forest land adjudicated to be tribal homelands.
Requirements: Tribes could not request authority to conduct forest management activities. No changes. a)The Indian tribe making the request must provide for continued public access to the federal forest land, b) continue sharing revenue generated by forest land with state and local governments on terms applicable to the  land prior to the agreement or at the option of the Indian tribe on terms agree upon by the Indian tribe and state and county governments participating in a revenue-sharing agreement for the federal forest land c) comply with applicable prohibitions on the export of unprocessed logs harvested from the federal forest land d) recognize right-of-way agreements in place on federal forest land prior to commencement of Tribal management activities e) ensure all commercial timber removed from federal forest land is sold on a competitive bid basis, f) cooperate with appropriate state fish and wildlife agencies to achieve mutual agreement on the management of fish and wildlife
Demonstration Projects: N/A No changes. Indian tribes may be contracted to carry out demonstration projects at the request of the Secretary.
SALE OR EXCHANGE OF SMALL PARCELS OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LAND
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    S. 3042, sec 8621 H.R. 2
Small Parcels: Small parcels are worth $150,000 or less Small parcels are worth $500,000 or less No changes.
Requirements: Parcels must be 40 acres or less interspersed with or adjacent to lands which have been transferred out of Federal ownership under mining laws and which are determined not to be subject to efficient administration, or parcels of 10 acres or less which are encroached upon by improvements occupied or used under claim or color of title by persons to whom no advance notice was given that the improvements encroached or would encroach upon such parcels, or road rights-of-way reserved or acquired which are substantially surrounded by lands not owned by the United States Parcels must be 40 acres or less than are physically isolated from other Federal land, inaccessible, have lost National Forest character, or be 10 acres or less than are not eligible for conveyance, or used as a cemetery, a landfill, or a sewage treatment plant under a special use authorization. No changes.
AUTHORIZATION FOR LEASE OF FOREST SERVICE SITES
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    S. 3042, sec 8621 H.R. 2
Authorization: Leases not allowed The Secretary may lease an administrative site that is under jurisdiction of the Secretary. No changes.
Separability: N/A Secretary may configure the administrative site to maximize the marketability of the site and to achieve management objectives. A facility or improvement on an administrative site to be leased under this section may be severed from the land and leased under a separate lease.  
Costs: N/A A person leasing this land shall make a payment not less than the market value of the site and can be paid in cash or in-kind payments including construction of new facilities or improvements, maintenance, repair, improvement, or restoration of existing facilities or improvements, and other services relating to activities that occur on the administrative site. The market-value of the site is determined by the Secretary by conducting an appraisal or by competitive lease. Likewise, the Secretary determines the value of any in-kind consideration. No changes.
Eligibility: N/A A regional forester may submit to the Secretary a recommendation for administrative sites in the region that the regional forester considers eligible for leasing. Before making a site available for lease, the Secretary must consult with governmental officials of the community and of the State in which the administrative site is located and provide public notice of the proposed lease. An administrative site or compound of administrative sites under a single lease may not exceed 40 acres. The Secretary can prevent any buildings using lead-based paint. No changes.
Congressional Notification: N/A The Secretary shall include a list of anticipated leases and revenue, a description of the intended use of any revenue including a list of projects that cost more than $500,000, and a description of accomplishments during previous years in an annual budget provided to the Appropriations Committees in Congress. Also, once a year the Secretary shall submit to the Ag committee, the Appropriations Committee, the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Committee on Ag, Nutrition, and Forestry a report describing each lease made by the Secretary. No changes.
Expiration: N/A 2023 No changes.
SPECIFIC AREA CHANGES
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    S. 3042, sec 8621 H.R. 2
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest In program Some isolated tracts in Georgia should be disposed. Funds from selling the land will be used to purchase new National Forest land in Georgia. Land cannot be sold for less than market value. No changes.
Tennessee Wilderness: N/A 9,038 acres from the Cherokee National Forest are designated as wilderness and added to the National Wilderness Preservation System and known as the Upper Bald River Wilderness. An additional 348 acres is added as the Big Frog Addition. An additional 336 acres is added as the Little Frog Mountain Addition NE. 2,922 acres is added as the Sampson Mountain Addition. 4,446 acres are added as the Big Laurel Branch Addition. 1,386 acres added as the "Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Addition"  
Rough Mountain and Rich Hole Wilderness: N/A 1,000 acres of George Washington National Forest is added as Rough Mountain Addition. No changes.
Riverside County, California: N/A The Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District is to purchase 8.75 acres of research land from the Department of Agriculture. No changes.
Congressional Notification: N/A The Secretary shall include a list of anticipated leases and revenue, a description of the intended use of any revenue including a list of projects that cost more than $500,000, and a description of accomplishments during previous years in an annual budget provided to the Appropriations Committees in Congress. Also, once a year the Secretary shall submit to the Ag committee, the Appropriations Committee, the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Committee on Ag, Nutrition, and Forestry a report describing each lease made by the Secretary. No changes.
Expiration: N/A 2023 No changes.