Committee Legislation

Bill Introduced Description
H.Res.4508 Jul-23-14
STATUS April 29, 2014.--Introduced. July 17, 2014.--Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept 113-534. July 22, 2014.--Passed in House by voice vote. July 23, 2014.--Referred to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. H.R.4508 To amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services. (Engrossed in House [Passed House] - EH) HR 4508 EH 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 4508AN ACT To amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. EAST BENCH IRRIGATION DISTRICT CONTRACT EXTENSION. Section 2(1) of the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act (Public Law 112-139; 126 Stat. 390) is amended by striking `4 years' and inserting `10 years'. Passed the House of Representatives July 22, 2014. Attest: Clerk. 113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 4508AN ACT To amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services.
H.Res.4119 Sep-17-14
STATUS: February 29, 2014.--Introduced in House. September 15, 2014.--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-592. September 15, 2014.--Passed House; as amended Agreed to by voice vote. September 16, 2014.--Referred to theSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. H.R.4119 West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act (Reported in House - RH) HR 4119 RH Union Calendar No. 439113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 4119[Report No. 113-592] To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESFebruary 28, 2014 Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia (for himself, Mr. AUSTIN SCOTT of Georgia, Mr. DAVID SCOTT of Georgia, Mr. BARROW of Georgia, and Mr. BISHOP of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources September 15, 2014 Additional sponsors: Ms. NORTON, Ms. SEWELL of Alabama, Ms. JACKSON LEE, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. CUMMINGS, Ms. BROWN of Florida, Mr. HONDA, Ms. HAHN, Mr. ENYART, Mr. ELLISON, Mr. DANNY K. DAVIS of Illinois, Mr. CONYERS, Ms. EDWARDS, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Ms. LEE of California, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. COHEN, Mr. LOWENTHAL, Mr. THOMPSON of California, Ms. KELLY of Illinois, Mr. HOLT, Ms. MOORE, Ms. WATERS, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mrs. BEATTY, Mr. RUSH, Ms. WILSON of Florida, Mr. CARTWRIGHT, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. SMITH of Washington, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. CLAY, Mr. LEVIN, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. SCOTT of Virginia, Mr. SABLAN, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. BUTTERFIELD, Mr. NADLER, Mr. MEEKS, Mr. COSTA, Mr. NUNNELEE, Mr. MORAN, Mr. ISRAEL, Mr. CARSON of Indiana, Mr. GRAYSON, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. SCHIFF, Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Ms. CLARK of Massachusetts, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Ms. CHU, Mr. POCAN, Mr. CARDENAS, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. CLEAVER, Mr. RICHMOND, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. PIERLUISI, Mr. DEFAZIO, Ms. BORDALLO, Mr. VEASEY, Mr. PALLONE, Ms. SHEA-PORTER, Mr. GARCIA, Mr. TAKANO, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, Mr. DOGGETT, Mr. AL GREEN of Texas, Ms. TSONGAS, Mr. ENGEL, and Mr. WESTMORELAND September 15, 2014 Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic][For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 28, 2014]A BILL To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, 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 `West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act'. SEC. 2. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY. (a) Study- The Secretary of the Interior shall conduct a special resource study of the historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church, located at 775 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW., Atlanta, Georgia and the block on which the church is located. (b) Contents- In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (1) evaluate the national significance of the site; (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the area as a unit of the National Park System; (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the site by Federal, State, or local governmental entities, or private and nonprofit organizations; (4) consult with interested Federal, State, or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations or any other interested individuals; (5) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives; (6) consider the effect of the designation of the study area as a unit of the National Park System on-- (A) existing commercial and recreational activities, including but not limited to hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting, and on the authorization, construction, operation, maintenance, or improvement of energy production and transmission infrastructure; and (B) the authority of State and local governments to manage those activities. (7) identify any authorities, including condemnation, that will compel or permit the Secretary to influence or participate in local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on non-Federal lands if the study area is designated a unit of the National Park System. (c) Notification of Private Property Owners- Upon commencement of the study, owners of private property adjacent to the area will be notified of the study's commencement and scope. (d) Applicable Law- The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with the National Park System General Authorities Act (16 U.S.C. 1a-5(c)). (e) Report- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report containing the results of the study and any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary. Union Calendar No. 439 113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 4119[Report No. 113-592]A BILL To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes. September 15, 2014Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
H.Res.4092 Feb-26-14
STATUS: February 26, 2014.--Introduced June 19, 2014.--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-479. June 23, 2014.--Pass House by voice vote. June 24, 2014.--Referred to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. H.R.4092 Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2014 (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 4092 RFS 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 4092IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJune 24, 2014 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as the lead Federal agency for coordinating Federal, State, and local assistance provided to promote the energy retrofitting of schools. 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 `Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2014'. SEC. 2. COORDINATION OF ENERGY RETROFITTING ASSISTANCE FOR SCHOOLS. Section 392 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6371a) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(e) Coordination of Energy Retrofitting Assistance for Schools- `(1) DEFINITION OF SCHOOL- Notwithstanding section 391(6), for the purposes of this subsection, the term `school' means-- `(A) an elementary school or secondary school (as defined in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801)); `(B) an institution of higher education (as defined in section 102(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002(a)); `(C) a school of the defense dependents' education system under the Defense Dependents' Education Act of 1978 (20 U.S.C. 921 et seq.) or established under section 2164 of title 10, United States Code; `(D) a school operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; `(E) a tribally controlled school (as defined in section 5212 of the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988 (25 U.S.C. 2511)); and `(F) a Tribal College or University (as defined in section 316(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1059c(b))). `(2) ESTABLISHMENT OF CLEARINGHOUSE- The Secretary, acting through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, shall establish a clearinghouse to disseminate information regarding available Federal programs and financing mechanisms that may be used to help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, distributed generation, and energy retrofitting projects for schools. `(3) REQUIREMENTS- In carrying out paragraph (2), the Secretary shall-- `(A) consult with appropriate Federal agencies to develop a list of Federal programs and financing mechanisms that are, or may be, used for the purposes described in paragraph (2); and `(B) coordinate with appropriate Federal agencies to develop a collaborative education and outreach effort to streamline communications and promote available Federal programs and financing mechanisms described in subparagraph (A), which may include the development and maintenance of a single online resource that includes contact information for relevant technical assistance in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy that States, local education agencies, and schools may use to effectively access and use such Federal programs and financing mechanisms.'. Passed the House of Representatives June 23, 2014. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
H.Res.3802 Jul-23-14
STATUS December 19, 2013.--Introduced in House. June 30, 2014.--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-504. July 22, 2014.--Passed House by voice vote July 23, 2014.--Referred to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. H.R.3802 To extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, and for other purposes. (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 3802 RFS 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 3802IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJuly 23, 2014 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, 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. EXTENSION OF LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY FOR MEMORIAL ESTABLISHMENT. Section 1 of Public Law 107-62 (40 U.S.C. 1003 note), as amended by Public Law 111-169, is amended-- (1) by striking `2013' and inserting `2020' in subsection (c); and (2) by amending subsection (e) to read as follows: `(e) Deposit of Excess Funds for Established Memorial- `(1) If upon payment of all expenses for the establishment of the memorial (including the maintenance and preservation amount required by section 8906(b)(1) of title 40, United States Code), there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the commemorative work, the Adams Memorial Foundation shall transmit the amount of the balance to the account provided for in section 8906(b)(3) of title 40, United States Code. `(2) If upon expiration of the authority for the commemorative work under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the commemorative work, the Adams Memorial Foundation shall transmit the amount of the balance to a separate account with the National Park Foundation for memorials, to be available to the Secretary of the Interior or the Administrator (as appropriate) following the process provided for in section 8906(b)(4) of title 40, United States Code, for accounts established under section 8906(b)(2) or (3) of title 40, United States Code.'. Passed the House of Representatives July 22, 2014. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
H.Res.3366 Oct-29-13
STATUS: October 29, 2013.--Introduced in House. April 4, 2014.-- Reported by the Committee H. Rept. 113-402. May 28, 2014.--Passed in House. June 2, 2014.--Introduced in Senate. H.R.3366 Hermiston Reversionary Lands Act (Engrossed in House [Passed House] - EH) HR 3366 EH 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 3366AN ACT To provide for the release of the property interests retained by the United States in certain land conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the State of Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center of Oregon State University in Hermiston, Oregon. 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 `Hermiston Reversionary Lands Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) MAP- The term `Map' means the map entitled `Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center' and dated April 7, 2014. (2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management. (3) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Oregon (acting through the Oregon State Board of Higher Education on behalf of Oregon State University). SEC. 3. RELEASE OF PROPERTY INTERESTS IN BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND CONVEYED TO THE STATE OF OREGON FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF HERMISTON AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION CENTER. (a) Release of Retained Interests- Any reservation or reversionary interest retained by the United States to the approximately 290 acres in Hermiston, Oregon, depicted as `Reversionary Interest Area' on the Map, is hereby released without consideration. (b) Instrument of Release- The Secretary shall execute and file in the appropriate office a deed of release, amended deed, or other appropriate instrument reflecting the release of retained interests under subsection (a). (c) Conveyance of Orphan Parcel- Notwithstanding the land use planning requirements of sections 202 and 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712, 1713), not later than 180 days after the date on which the Secretary receives a request from the State, the Secretary shall convey to the State, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States to and in the approximately 6 acres identified on the Map as `Bureau of Land Management Administered Land'. Passed the House of Representatives May 28, 2014. Attest: Clerk. 113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 3366AN ACT To provide for the release of the property interests retained by the United States in certain land conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the State of Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center of Oregon State University in Hermiston, Oregon.
H.Res.3326 Oct-23-13
STATUS: October 23, 2013.--Introduced. H.R.3326 Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2014 (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 3326 RFS 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 3326IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESNovember 17, 2014 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To provide for an exchange of land between the United States and the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving a parcel of National Forest System land in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. 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 `Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2014'. SEC. 2. LAND EXCHANGE, TRINITY PUBLIC UTILITIES DISTRICT, TRINITY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, AND THE FOREST SERVICE. (a) Land Exchange Required- If not later than 3 years after enactment of this Act, the Utilities District conveys to the Secretary of the Interior all right, title, and interest of the Utilities District in and to Parcel A, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary of the Interior may require, the Secretary of Agriculture shall convey Parcel B to the Utilities District, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary of Agriculture may require, including the reservation of easements for all roads and trails considered to be necessary for administrative purposes and to ensure public access to National Forest System lands. (b) Availability of Maps and Legal Descriptions- Maps are entitled `Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2014 - Parcel A' and `Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2014 - Parcel B', both dated March 24, 2014. The maps shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service and the appropriate office of the Bureau of Land Management. With the agreement of the parties to the conveyances under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture may make technical corrections to the maps and legal descriptions. (c) Equal Value Exchange- (1) LAND EXCHANGE PROCESS- The land exchange under this section shall be an equal value exchange. Except as provided in paragraph (3), the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the land exchange in accordance with section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716). (2) APPRAISAL OF PARCELS- The values of Parcel A and Parcel B shall by determined by appraisals performed by a qualified appraiser mutually agreed to by the parties to the conveyances under subsection (a). The appraisals shall be approved by the Secretary of Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and conducted in conformity with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land. (3) CASH EQUALIZATION- If the values of Parcel A and Parcel B are not equal, the values may be equalized through the use of a cash equalization payment, however, if the final appraised value of Parcel A exceeds the value of Parcel B, the surplus value of Parcel A shall be considered to be a donation by the Utilities District. Notwithstanding section 206(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716(b)), a cash equalization payment may be made in excess of 25 percent of the appraised value of the Parcel B. (d) Disposition of Proceeds- (1) IN GENERAL- Any cash equalization payment received by the United States under subsection (c) shall be deposited in the fund established under Public Law 90-171 (16 U.S.C. 484a; commonly known as the Sisk Act). (2) USE OF PROCEEDS- Amounts deposited under paragraph (1) shall be available to the Secretary of Agriculture, without further appropriation and until expended, for the improvement, maintenance, reconstruction, or construction of a facility or improvement for the National Forest System. (e) Survey- The exact acreage and legal description of Parcel A and Parcel B shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture. (f) Costs- As a condition of the land exchange under subsection (a), the Utilities District shall pay the costs associated with-- (1) the surveys described in subsection (e); (2) the appraisals described in subsection (c)(2); and (3) any other reasonable administrative or remediation cost determined by the Secretary of Agriculture. (g) Management of Acquired Land- Upon the acquisition of Parcel A, the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Redding Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, shall administer Parcel A as public land in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and the laws and regulations applicable to public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, except that public recreation and public access to and for recreation shall be the highest and best use of Parcel A. (h) Completion of Land Exchange- Once the Utilities District offers to convey Parcel A to the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture shall complete the conveyance of Parcel B not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act. (i) Definitions- For the purposes of this section: (1) PARCEL A- The term `Parcel A' means the approximately 47 acres of land, known as the `Sky Ranch parcel', adjacent to public land administered by the Redding Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management as depicted on the map entitled `Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2014 - Parcel A', dated March 24, 2014, more particularly described as a portion of Mineral Survey 178, south Highway 299, generally located in the S1/2 of the S1/2 of Section 7 and the N1/2 of the N1/2 of Section 8, Township 33 North, Range 10 West, Mount Diablo Meridian. (2) PARCEL B- The term `Parcel B' means the approximately 100 acres land in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in the State of California near the Weaverville Airport in Trinity County as depicted on the map entitled `Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2014 - Parcel B' dated March 24, 2014, more particularly described as Lot 8, SW1/4 SE1/4, and S1/2 N1/2 SE, Section 31, Township 34 North, Range 9 West, Mount Diablo Meridian. (3) UTILITIES DISTRICT- The term `Utilities District' means the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California. Passed the House of Representatives November 13, 2014. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
H.Res.3222 Sep-17-14
STATUS: September 30, 2013.--Introduced in House. September 15, 2014.--Passed in House as amended Agreed to by voice vote. September 16, 2014.--Referred to Senate. H.R.3222 Flushing Remonstrance Study Act (Engrossed in House [Passed House] - EH) HR 3222 EH 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 3222AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of sites associated with the 1657 signing of the Flushing Remonstrance in Queens, New York, 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 `Flushing Remonstrance Study Act'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds the following: (1) Dutch involvement in North America started with Henry Hudson's 1609 voyage on the ship, Half Moon, employed by the Dutch East India Company. (2) After 1640, New Netherland gradually began to transform from a chain of trading posts into a settlement colony. (3) As Dutch and English settlers moved closer to one another, they began to assimilate in what would later become Queens County. (4) The Dutch and English settlements had not been without conflict. Although the Dutch Republic was well known for its toleration of other faiths, Director General Peter Stuyvesant and his council thought that liberty of worship should not be granted to Quakers. (5) When Quakers began to arrive in Flushing, the colonial government issued an ordinance that formally banned the practice of all religions outside of the Dutch Reformed Church. (6) On December 27, 1657, 30 Flushing residents signed what was later called the Flushing Remonstrance, objecting to this order. None of the remonstrance's authors were Quakers. (7) Dutch colonial authorities proceeded to arrest the signers of the Flushing Remonstrance. In 1662, John Bowne defied the ban and allowed Quakers to hold services in his house. Bowne was fined and banished to the Dutch Republic for showing contempt for secular authority. (8) Bowne was later exonerated after appealing to the guarantees of religious liberty before the Dutch West India Company and returned to Flushing in 1664. The colony later fell to British control on September 24, 1664. (9) The Flushing Remonstrance is now considered by many to be instrumental in the development of religious liberty in the United States and a precursor to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. (10) In 1957, the United States Postal Service released a 3-cent postage stamp commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the signing of the Flushing Remonstrance which read, `Religious Freedom in America'. (11) Queens remained rural and agricultural through the 18th and 19th Centuries. Although its Dutch identity diminished, the tolerance of diversity that has harbored Quakers and other religious sects in the Dutch Colonial period continues to this day. Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world, with a population of over 2,200,000 representing over 100 different nations and speaking over 138 different languages. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Act: (1) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) STUDY AREA- The term `study area' means the John Bowne House located at 3701 Bowne Street, Queens, New York, the Friends Meeting House located at 137-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, New York, and other resources in the vicinity of Flushing related to the history of religious freedom during the era of the signing of the Flushing Remonstrance. SEC. 4. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY. (a) Study- The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the study area. (b) Contents- In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (1) evaluate the national significance of the study area's resources based on their relationship to the history of religious freedom associated with the signing of the Flushing Remonstrance; (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating resources within the study area as a unit of the National Park System; (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the study area by Federal, State, or local governmental entities, or private and nonprofit organizations; (4) identify properties related to the John Bowne House that could potentially meet criteria for designation as a National Historic Landmark; (5) consult with interested Federal, State, or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or any other interested individuals; (6) evaluate the impact of the proposed action on the flow of commerce and commercial activity, job opportunities, and any adverse economic effects that could not be avoided if the proposal is implemented; (7) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives; (8) analyze the effect of the designation of the study area as a unit of the National Park System on-- (A) existing recreational activities, and on the authorization, construction, operation, maintenance, or improvement of energy production and transmission infrastructure; and (B) the authority of State and local governments to manage those activities; and (9) identify any authorities, including condemnation, that will compel or permit the Secretary to influence or participate in local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on non-Federal lands if the study area is designated a unit of the National Park System. (c) Notification of Private Property Owners- Upon the commencement of the study, owners of private property in or adjacent to the study area shall be notified of the study's commencement and scope. (d) Applicable Law- The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 8(c)) of the National Park System General Authorities Act (16 U.S.C. 1a-5(c)). (e) Report- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report containing the results of the study and any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary. Passed the House of Representatives September 15, 2014. Attest: Clerk. 113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 3222AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of sites associated with the 1657 signing of the Flushing Remonstrance in Queens, New York, and for other purposes.
S.3189 Sep-26-13
STATUS: September 26, 2013.--Introduced. March 4, 2014.--Reported to Committee. H. Rept. 113-372, Part I. March 13, 2014.--Passed in House by recorded vote: 238 - 174 (Roll no. 132). March 24, 2014.--Received in the Senate referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. H.R.3189 Water Rights Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 3189 RFS 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 3189IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMarch 24, 2014 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer of any water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture. 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 `Water Rights Protection Act'. SEC. 2. TREATMENT OF WATER RIGHTS. The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture-- (1) shall not condition the issuance, renewal, amendment, or extension of any permit, approval, license, lease, allotment, easement, right-of-way, or other land use or occupancy agreement on the transfer of any water right (including joint and sole ownership) directly to the United States, or any impairment of title, in whole or in part, granted or otherwise recognized under State law, by Federal or State adjudication, decree, or other judgment, or pursuant to any interstate water compact; and (2) shall not require any water user (including any federally recognized Indian tribe) to apply for or acquire a water right in the name of the United States under State law as a condition of the issuance, renewal, amendment, or extension of any permit, approval, license, lease, allotment, easement, right-of-way, or other land use or occupancy agreement. SEC. 3. DEFINITION. For purposes of this Act, the term `water right' means any surface, groundwater, or storage use filed, permitted, certificated, confirmed, decreed, adjudicated, or otherwise recognized by a judicial proceeding or by the State in which the user acquires possession of the water or puts it to beneficial use. Such term shall include water rights for federally recognized Indian tribes. SEC. 4. IMPACT ON EXISTING AUTHORITY. Nothing in this Act limits or expands any existing legally recognized authority of the Secretaries to issue, grant, or condition any permit, approval, license, lease, allotment, easement, right-of-way, or other land use or occupancy agreement on Federal lands subject to their respective jurisdictions. SEC. 5. EFFECT ON RECLAMATION CONTRACTS. Nothing in this Act shall in any way interfere with existing or future Bureau of Reclamation contracts entered into pursuant to Federal reclamation law (the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388, chapter 1093), and Acts supplemental to and amendatory of that Act). SEC. 6. EFFECT ON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. Nothing in this Act shall affect the implementation of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). SEC. 7. EFFECT ON FEDERAL RESERVED WATER RIGHTS. Nothing in this Act limits or expands any existing reserved water rights of the Federal Government on lands administered by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture. SEC. 8. EFFECT ON FEDERAL POWER ACT. Nothing in this Act limits or expands authorities pursuant to sections 4(e), 10(j), or 18 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 797(e), 803(j), and 811). SEC. 9. EFFECT ON INDIAN WATER RIGHTS. Nothing in this Act limits or expands any existing reserved water right or treaty right of any federally recognized Indian tribe. Passed the House of Representatives March 13, 2014. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
H.Res.3008 Jan-28-14
STATUS: January 28, 2014.--Introduced in Senate. July 30, 2014.--Hearing by subcommittee. (59) H.R.3008 To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California, and for other purposes. (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 3008 RFS 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 3008IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 28, 2014 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California, 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. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means the approximately 5 acres of National Forest System land in Santa Barbara County, California, as generally depicted on the map. (2) FOUNDATION- The term `Foundation' means the White Lotus Foundation, a nonprofit foundation located in Santa Barbara, California. (3) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `San Marcos Pass Encroachment for Consideration of Legislative Remedy' and dated June 1, 2009. (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture. SEC. 2. LAND CONVEYANCE. (a) Land Exchange- Subject to the provisions of this section, if the Foundation offers to convey to the Secretary all right, title, and interest of the Foundation in and to a parcel of non-Federal land that is acceptable to the Secretary-- (1) the Secretary shall accept the offer; and (2) on receipt of acceptable title to the non-Federal land, the Secretary shall convey to the Foundation all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land. (b) Applicable Law- The land exchange authorized under subsection (a) shall be subject to section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716). (c) Time for Completion of Land Exchange- It is the intent of Congress that the land exchange under subsection (a) shall be completed not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act. (d) Alternative Sale of Federal Land- If the land exchange under subsection (a) is not completed by the date that is 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall offer to sell to the Foundation the Federal land for fair market value. (e) Additional Terms and Conditions- The land exchange under subsection (a) and any sale under subsection (d) shall be subject to-- (1) valid existing rights; (2) the Secretary finding that the public interest would be well served by making the exchange or sale; (3) any terms and conditions that the Secretary may require; and (4) the Foundation paying the reasonable costs of any surveys, appraisals, and any other administrative costs associated with the land exchange or sale. (f) Appraisals- (1) IN GENERAL- The land conveyed under subsection (a) or (d) shall be appraised by an independent appraiser selected by the Secretary. (2) REQUIREMENTS- An appraisal under paragraph (1) shall be conducted in accordance with nationally recognized appraisal standards, including-- (A) the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions; and (B) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. (g) Management and Status of Acquired Land- Any non-Federal land acquired by the Secretary under this Act shall be managed by the Secretary in accordance with-- (1) the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the `Weeks Law') (16 U.S.C. 480 et seq.); and (2) any laws (including regulations) applicable to the National Forest System. Passed the House of Representatives January 27, 2014. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
H.Res.3006 Sep-17-14
Status: August 8, 2013. Introduced in House. September 15, 2014.--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-591. September 15, 2014.--Passed House. September 16, 2014.--Referred to Senate. H.R.3006 To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain... (Reported in House - RH) HR 3006 RH Union Calendar No. 438113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 3006[Report No. 113-591] To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESAugust 2, 2013 Mr. CALVERT (for himself, Mr. RUIZ, Mr. GOSAR, and Mr. GRIJALVA) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources September 15, 2014 Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic][For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on August 2, 2013]A BILL To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, 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. DEFINITIONS. In this Act-- (1) MAP 1- The term `Map 1' means the map entitled `Specified Parcel of Public Land in California' and dated July 18, 2014. (2) MAP 2- The term `Map 2' means the map entitled `River Bottom Farm Lands' and dated July 18, 2014. SEC. 2. LAND EXCHANGE, CIBOLA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ARIZONA, AND BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. (a) Conveyance of Bureau of Land Management Land- In exchange for the land described in subsection (b), the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to River Bottom Farms of La Paz County, Arizona, all right, title and interest of the United States in and to certain Federal land administered by the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management consisting of a total of approximately 80 acres in Riverside County, California, identified as `Parcel A' on Map 1. The conveyed land shall be subject to valid existing rights, including easements, rights-of-way, utility lines, and any other valid encumbrances on the land as of the date of the conveyance under this section. (b) Consideration- As consideration for the conveyance of the Federal land under subsection (a), River Bottom Farms shall convey to the United States all right, title, and interest of River Bottom Farms in and to two parcels of land contiguous to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in La Paz County, Arizona, consisting of a total of approximately 40 acres in La Paz County, Arizona, identified as `Parcel 301-05-005B-9' and `Parcel 301-05-008-0' on Map 2. (c) Equal Value Exchange- The values of the Federal land and non-Federal land to be exchanged under this section shall be equal or equalized by the payment of cash to the Secretary by River Bottom Farms, if appropriate, pursuant to section 206(b) of the Federal Land Policy Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1716(b)). The value of the land shall be determined by the Secretary through an appraisal performed by a qualified appraiser mutually agreed to by the Secretary and River Bottom Farms and performed in conformance with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (U.S. Department of Justice, December 2000). If the final appraised value of the non-Federal land (`Parcel 301-05-005B-9' and `Parcel 301-05-008-0' on Map 2) exceeds the value of the Federal land (`Parcel A' on Map 1), the surplus value of the non-Federal land shall be considered to be a donation by River Bottom Farms to the United States. (d) Exchange Timetable- The Secretary shall complete the land exchange under this section not later than one year after the date of the expiration of any existing Bureau of Land Management lease agreement or agreements affecting the Federal land (`Parcel A' on Map 1) to be exchanged under this section, unless the Secretary and River Bottom Farms mutually agree to extend such deadline. (e) Administration of Acquired Land- The land acquired by the Secretary under subsection (b) shall become part of the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge and be administered in accordance with the laws and regulations generally applicable to the National Wildlife Refuge System. Union Calendar No. 438 113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 3006[Report No. 113-591]A BILL To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes. September 15, 2014Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed