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EIS for Border Security?

Anyone who has dealt with the EPA, Army Corp, knows what a treat Environmental Impact Statements are.  Looks like on federal land we're going to need an EIS to protect the border.   And we're going to need to do education training for Border Patrol Agents to teach them not to be mean to critters. 

 

(b) SUPPORT FOR BORDER SECURITY NEEDS.—To achieve effective control of Federal lands— 

(1) the Secretary concerned, notwithstanding any other provision of law, shall authorize and provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel with immediate access to Federal lands for security activities, including— 

(A) routine motorized patrols; and 

(B) the deployment of communications, surveillance, and detection equipment; 

(2) the security activities described in paragraph (1) shall be conducted, to the maximum exttent practicable, in a manner that the Secretary determines will best protect the natural and cultural  resources on Federal lands; and 

(3) the Secretary concerned may provide education and training to U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel on the natural and cultural resources present on individual Federal land units. 

(c) PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.— 

(1) IN GENERAL.—After implementing subsection (b), the Secretary, in consultation with the  Secretaries concerned, shall prepare and publish in the Federal Register a notice of intent to prepare a  programmatic environmental impact statement in  accordance with the National Environmental Policy  Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to analyze the  impacts of the activities described in subsection (b).