In a business meeting, Senate Energy Committee today reported the nominations of Joseph Kelliher to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Lyle Laverty to be Assistant Secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior. In other action, the committee reported 26 public lands, forests, parks and water bills:
S. Con. Res. 6 -- Expressing the Sense of Congress that the National Museum of Wildlife Art, located in Jackson, Wyo., should be designated as the “National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States.”
S. 126 -- To modify the boundary of Mesa Verde National Park, with an amendment.
S. 175 -- To provide for a feasibility study of alternatives to augment the water supplies of the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District and cities served by the District, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
S. 324 -- To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of water resources in New Mexico.
S. 542 -- To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct feasibility studies to address certain water shortages within the Snake, Boise and Payette River systems in Idaho.
S. 553 -- To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Eightmile River in Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
S. 580 -- To amend the National Trails System Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to update the feasibility and suitability studies of four national historic trails.
S. 686 -- To amend the National Historic Trails System Act to designate the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.
S. 797 -- To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Star-Spangled Banner Trail in the States of Maryland and Virginia and the District of Columbia as a National Historic Trail, with amendments.
S. 890 -- To provide for certain administrative and support services for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, with amendments.
S. 1037 -- To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assist in the planning, design and construction of the Tumalo Irrigation Water District Water Conservation Project in Deschutes County, Ore.
S. 1110 -- To amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 to provide for the conjunctive use of surface and ground water in Juab County, Utah.
S. 1139 -- To establish the National Landscape Conservation System, and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
S. 1152 -- To promote wildland firefighter safety, with an amendment.
H.R. 161-- To adjust the boundary of the Minidoka Internment National Monument to include the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial in Bainbridge Island, Wash., with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title.
H.R. 235 -- To allow for the renegotiation of the payment schedule of contracts between the Secretary of the Interior and the Redwood Valley County Water District.
H.R. 276 -- To designate the Piedras Blancas Light Station and the surrounding public land as an Outstanding Natural Area to be administered as part of the National Landscape Conservation System.
H.R. 376 -- To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including the battlefields and related sites of the First and Second Battles of Newtonia, Mo., during the Civil War as part of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield or designating the battlefields and related sites as a separate unit of the National Park System.
H.R. 482 -- To direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer ownership of the American River Pump Station Project, and for other purposes.
H.R. 497 -- To authorize the Marion Park Project, a committee of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia, and its environs to honor Brigadier General Francis Marion.
H.R. 512 -- To establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of the National Museum of the American Latino to develop a plan of action for the establishment and maintenance of a National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C.
H.R. 658 -- To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements to protect natural resources of units of the National Park System through collaborative efforts on land inside and outside of units of the National Park System.
H.R. 839 -- To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibility of enlarging the Arthur V. Watkins Dam Weber Basin Project, Utah, to provide additional water for the Weber Basin Project to fulfill the purposes for which that project was authorized.
H.R. 886 -- To enhance ecosystem protection and the range of outdoor opportunities protected by statute in the Skykomish River Valley in Washington by designing certain lower-elevation Federal lands as wilderness.
H.R. 902 -- To facilitate the use for irrigation and other purposes of water produced in connection with development of energy resources, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
H.R. 1047 -- To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum located in St. Louis, Mo., as a unit of the National Park System.
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