The actual text of the legislation is:

SEC. 434. Section 401 of the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act, Public Law 105-277, division A, Sec. 101(e) [title IV], 112 Stat. 2681-305, is amended--

(1) In section (g) by striking `until' and all that follows and inserting `until September 30, 2012.'; What was struck?

(2) By deleting section (i) and inserting: `By June 1, 2008, the Forest Service shall initiate a collaborative process with the Plaintiffs in Sierra Nevada Forest Prot. Campaign (who's involved?) v. Rey, Case No. CIV-S-05-0205 MCE/GGH (E.D. Cal.), appeal docketed sub nom. Sierra Forest Legacy v. Rey, No. 07-16892 (9th Cir. Oct. 23, 2007) and the Quincy Library Group to determine whether modifications to the Pilot Project are appropriate for the remainder of the Pilot Project.'; What was struck? and

(3) By adding at the end the following:
`(m) Sections 104-106 of Public Law 108-148 shall apply to projects authorized by this Act.'  Sections 104-106

Extracted from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 H.R. 2764

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Supplemental Information

Item (1)

(g) Term of Pilot Project.--The Secretary shall conduct the pilot project until the earlier of: (1) the date on which the Secretary completes amendment or revision of the land and resource management plans directed under and in compliance with subsection (i) for the Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, and Tahoe National Forest; or (2) five years after the date of the commencement of the pilot project September 30, 2012.

This is the second extension of the act.  The original legislation provided for a 5 year pilot project that would end 5 years after passage, October 22, 2003.  Because initial implementation was impeded by the so-called mitigation measure included in the HFQLG EIS (more) and then by the ill-fated 2001 Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment the pilot project was then extended for another 5 years to 2009 by in the Omnibus Appropriations in January of 2003. (Close Window)

Item (2)

(i) Corresponding Forest Plan Amendments.--Within 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Regional Forester for Region 5 shall initiate the process to amend or revise the land and resource management plans for Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, and Tahoe National Forest. The process shall include preparation of at least one alternative that--
(1) incorporates the pilot project and area designations made by subsection (b), the resource management activities described in subsection (d), and other aspects of the Quincy Library Group-Community Stability Proposal; and
(2) makes other changes warranted by the analyses conducted in compliance with section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)), section 6 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1604), and other applicable laws.

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