16 U.S. Code § 7142 - Use

(a) Authorized usesA participating county, including any applicable agencies of the participating county, shall use county funds, in accordance with this subchapter, only—
to carry out activities under the Firewise Communities program to provide to homeowners in fire-sensitive ecosystems education on, and assistance with implementing, techniques in home siting, home construction, and home landscaping that can increase the protection of people and property from wildfires;
(2) to reimburse the participating county for search and rescue and other emergency services, including firefighting and law enforcement patrols, that are—
performed on Federal land after the date on which the use was approved under subsection (b); and
paid for by the participating county;
to cover training costs and equipment purchases directly related to the emergency services described in paragraph (2); and
to develop and carry out community wildfire protection plans in coordination with the appropriate Secretary concerned.
(b) ProposalsA participating county shall use county funds for a use described in subsection (a) only after a 45-day public comment period, at the beginning of which the participating county shall—
publish in any publications of local record a proposal that describes the proposed use of the county funds; and
submit the proposal to any resource advisory committee established under section 7125 of this title for the participating county.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 302 of Pub. L. 106–393 was set out in a note under section 500 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 110–343, div. C, title VI, § 601(a), Oct. 3, 2008, 122 Stat. 3893.


2018—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 115–141, § 402(1), inserted “and law enforcement patrols” after “including firefighting” in introductory provisions and struck out “and” at end of subpar. (B).

Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 115–141, § 402(4), added par. (3). Former par. (3) redesignated (4).

Pub. L. 115–141, § 402(2), inserted “and carry out” after “develop”.

Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 115–141, § 402(3), redesignated par. (3) as (4).

2012—Subsec. (a)(2)(A). Pub. L. 112–141 inserted “and” at end.