Legislation

Nov 04 2013

S. 1640

Official Short: Pinyon-Juniper Related Projects Implementation Act

Long Title: To facilitate planning, permitting, administration, implementation, and monitoring of pinyon-juniper dominated landscape restoration projects within Lincoln County, Nevada, and for other purposes.

Sponsors: Mr. Heller

STATUS:

  • November 4, 2013.--Introduced.

S.1640

Pinyon-Juniper Related Projects Implementation Act (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 1640 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1640

To facilitate planning, permitting, administration, implementation, and monitoring of pinyon-juniper dominated landscape restoration projects within Lincoln County, Nevada, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 4, 2013

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


A BILL

To facilitate planning, permitting, administration, implementation, and monitoring of pinyon-juniper dominated landscape restoration projects within Lincoln County, Nevada, and for other purposes.

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 `Pinyon-Juniper Related Projects Implementation Act'.

SEC. 2. FACILITATION OF PINYON-JUNIPER RELATED PROJECTS.

    (a) Availability of Special Account Under Lincoln County Land Act of 2000- Section 5(b) of the Lincoln County Land Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-298; 114 Stat. 1048), is amended--
      (1) in paragraph (1)--
        (A) in subparagraph (B), by inserting `and implementation' after `development'; and
        (B) in subparagraph (C)--
          (i) in clause (i), by striking `; and' at the end and inserting a semicolon;
          (ii) in clause (ii), by striking `; and' at the end and inserting a semicolon; and
          (iii) by adding at the end the following:
        `(iii) planning, permitting, administration, implementation, and monitoring of pinyon-juniper dominated landscape restoration projects within Lincoln County, consistent with the Ely Resource Management Plan; and
        `(iv) completing compliance activities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), related mitigation plans, and archeological research and resource inventory in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.), and Public Law 95-341 (commonly known as the `American Indian Religious Freedom Act') (42 U.S.C. 1996) for areas of proposed land use authorizations and rights-of-way required for development of land conveyed pursuant to this Act and the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 2403) and as required for authorization of leases, rights-of-way, and development within the Bureau of Land Management-designated Dry Lake Valley North Solar Energy Zone; and'; and
      (2) by adding at the end the following:
      `(3) WAIVER OF FEES- Processing of applications for rights-of-way submitted by a local government or regional government to serve land conveyed pursuant to this Act shall not require payment of cost recovery fees or payment of contributed funds.
      `(4) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS- Establishment and funding of cooperative agreements between the Bureau of Land Management and Lincoln County, Nevada, shall be required for County-provided law enforcement and planning related activities regarding--
        `(A) wilderness in Lincoln County, Nevada, designated by the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 2403);
        `(B) cultural resources identified, protected, and managed pursuant to that Act;
        `(C) planning, management, and law enforcement associated with the Silver State OHV Trail designated by that Act; and
        `(D) planning associated with land disposal and related land use authorizations required for utility corridors and rights of way to serve land that has been, or is to be, disposed of pursuant to that Act and this Act.'.
    (b) Availability of Special Account Under Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004- Section 103 of the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 2406) is amended--
      (1) in subsection (b)(3)--
        (A) in subparagraph (E), by striking `; and' at the end and inserting a semicolon;
        (B) in subparagraph (F), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and
        (C) by adding at the end the following:
        `(G) planning, permitting, administration, implementation, and monitoring of pinyon-juniper dominated landscape restoration projects within Lincoln County, consistent with the Ely Resource Management Plan; and
        `(H) completing compliance activities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), related mitigation plans, and archeological research and resource inventory in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.), and Public Law 95-341 (commonly known as the `American Indian Religious Freedom Act') (42 U.S.C. 1996) for areas of proposed land use authorizations and rights-of-way required for development of land conveyed pursuant to this Act and the Lincoln County Land Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-298; 114 Stat. 1046) and as required for authorization of leases, rights-of-way, and development within the Bureau of Land Management-designated Dry Lake Valley North Solar Energy Zone.'; and
      (2) by adding at the end the following:
    `(d) Waiver of Fees- Processing of applications for rights-of-way submitted by a local government or regional government to serve lands conveyed pursuant to this Act shall not require payment of cost recovery fees or payment of contributed funds.
    `(e) Cooperative Agreements- Establishment and funding of cooperative agreements between the Bureau of Land Management and Lincoln County, Nevada, shall be required for County-provided law enforcement and planning related activities regarding--
      `(1) wilderness in Lincoln County, Nevada, designated by this Act;
      `(2) cultural resources identified, protected, and managed pursuant to this Act;
      `(3) planning, management, and law enforcement associated with the Silver State OHV Trail designated by this Act; and
      `(4) planning associated with land disposal and related land use authorizations required for utility corridors and rights of way to serve land that has been, or is to be, disposed of pursuant to this Act and the Lincoln County Land Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-298; 114 Stat. 1046).'.

SEC. 3. DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS.

    (a) Disposition of Proceeds Under Lincoln County Land Act of 2000- Section 5(a)(2) of the Lincoln County Land Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-298; 114 Stat. 1047) is amended by inserting `and economic development' after `schools'.
    (b) Disposition of Proceeds Under Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004- Section 103(b)(2) of the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 2405) is amended by striking `and transportation' and inserting `transportation, and economic development'.

SEC. 4. CERTAIN LAND IN UTILITY CORRIDOR NOT WITHDRAWN.

      Section 301(c) of the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 2413) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by inserting `(other than land in the corridor located in sections 7, 8, 9, 10, and 15, T. 7 N., R. 68 E.)' after `subsection (a)'.