Legislation

Sep 18 2013

S. 1520

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: Mr. King

STATUS:

  • September 18, 2013.--Introduced.
  • July 23, 2014.--HEaring by subcommittee.  (56)

S.1520

York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 1520 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1520

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.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 18, 2013

Mr. KING introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

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 2013'.

SEC. 2. YORK RIVER STUDY.

    (a) 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:
      `(141) YORK RIVER, MAINE- The segment of the York River that flows 11.25 miles from the headwaters of the York River at York Pond to the mouth of the river at York Harbor, and any associated tributaries.'.
    (b) 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:
      `(20) YORK RIVER, MAINE-
        `(A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this paragraph, the Secretary of the Interior shall--
          `(i) complete the study of York River, Maine, described in subsection (a)(141); and
          `(ii) submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report that describes the results of the study.
        `(B) REQUIREMENTS- In conducting the study referred to in subparagraph (A)(i), the Secretary of the Interior 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, and 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 the activities described in subclause (I); and
          `(ii) identify--
            `(I) any authorities that would authorize or require the Secretary of the Interior--

`(aa) to influence local land use decisions, such as zoning; or

`(bb) to place restrictions on non-Federal land if designated under this Act;

            `(II) any authorities that the Secretary of the Interior may use to condemn property; and
              `(III) any private property located in the area studied under subsection (a)(141).'.