Legislation

Mar 05 2014

H.R. 2197

Official Short: York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2013

Long Title: To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Sponsors: Ms. Pingree

STATUS:

  • May 23, 2013.--Introduced in House.
  • September 20, 2013.--Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-223.
  • March 4, 2014.--Passed/agreed to in House with voice vote.
  • March 5, 2014.--Introduced in Senate.

H.R.2197

York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2014 (Engrossed in House [Passed House] - EH)

HR 2197 EH

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 2197

AN ACT

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

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 `York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2014'.

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION FOR STUDY.

    Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
        `(

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      ) YORK RIVER, MAINE- (A) The York River that flows 11.25 miles from its headwaters at York Pond to the mouth of the river at York Harbor, and all associated tributaries.
      `(B) The study conducted under this paragraph shall--
        `(i) determine the effect of the designation on--
          `(I) existing commercial and recreational activities, such as hunting, fishing, trapping, recreational shooting, motor boat use, bridge construction;
          `(II) the authorization, construction, operation, maintenance, or improvement of energy production and transmission infrastructure; and
          `(III) the authority of State and local governments to manage those activities; and
        `(ii) identify--
          `(I) all authorities that will authorize or require the Secretary to influence local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on non-Federal land if designated under this Act;
          `(II) all authorities that the Secretary may use to condemn property; and
          `(III) all private property located in the area studied under this paragraph.'.

SEC. 3. STUDY AND REPORT.

    Section 5(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
        `(

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        ) YORK RIVER, MAINE- The study of the York River, Maine, named in paragraph (

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      ) of subsection (a) shall be completed by the Secretary of the Interior and the report thereon submitted to Congress not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this paragraph.'.

Passed the House of Representatives March 4, 2014.

Attest:

Clerk.

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 2197
AN ACT

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.