To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Grazing Improvement Act''.
SEC. 2. TERMS OF GRAZING PERMITS AND LEASES.
Section 402 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1752) is amended-- (1) by striking ``ten years'' each place it appears and inserting ``20 years''; and (2) in subsection (b)-- (A) by striking ``or'' at the end of each of paragraphs (1) and (2); (B) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; or''; and (C) by adding at the end the following: ``(4) the initial environmental analysis under National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) regarding a grazing allotment, permit, or lease has not been completed.''.
SEC. 3. RENEWAL, TRANSFER, AND REISSUANCE OF GRAZING PERMITS AND LEASES.
(a) Amendment.--Title IV of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 405. RENEWAL, TRANSFER, AND REISSUANCE OF GRAZING PERMITS AND LEASES.
``(a) Definitions.--In this section: ``(1) Current grazing management.--The term `current grazing management' means grazing in accordance with the terms and conditions of an existing permit or lease and includes any modifications that are consistent with an...