H.R. 1904 becomes law.
H.R. 1904 BECOMES LAW. The White House, Washington, D.C., USA,
announced that President George W. Bush signed into law H.R. 1904, the
"Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003" on December 3, 2003.
According the White House Press Secretary, the bill should improve the
capacity of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the
Interior to conduct hazardous fuels reduction projects on National
Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands. Its aim is to
protect against catastrophic wildfire, to enhance watershed protection,
and to address forest and rangeland health threats.