The President is authorized to provide assistance, including grants, equipment, supplies, and personnel, to any State or local government for the mitigation, management, and control of any fire on public or private forest land or grassland that threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.
(b) Coordination with State and tribal departments of forestry
In providing assistance under this section, the President shall coordinate with State and tribal departments of forestry.
(c) Essential assistance
In providing assistance under this section, the President may use the authority provided under section
5170b of this title.
(d) Rules and regulations
The President shall prescribe such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out this section.
2000—Pub. L. 106–390amended section catchline and text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The President is authorized to provide assistance, including grants, equipment, supplies, and personnel, to any State for the suppression of any fire on publicly or privately owned forest or grassland which threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.”
Effective Date of 2000 Amendment
Pub. L. 106–390, title III, § 303(b),Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1573, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] takes effect 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 30, 2000].”
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