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S.1949 Jan-16-14
STATUS: January 16, 2014.--Introduced. S.1949 Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1949 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1949 To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 16, 2014 Mrs. MURRAY introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, 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 `Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) wilderness and wild and scenic river designations provide myriad benefits to the local community and beyond, including-- (A) recreation, as evidenced by the more than 12,000,000 visitors each year to wilderness areas who participate in recreation activities such as hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, skiing, climbing, camping, and floating and rafting; (B) wildlife habitat, by providing permanent and durable protection for habitat for varied wildlife species, including endangered species; (C) clean water for local communities that rely on the Olympic National Forest as the source for clean and safe drinking water; (D) municipal watersheds for cities such as Port Townsend, Washington; (E) the ancient forests, salmon streams, and unique scenery of the Olympic National Forest, which provide local businesses with a competitive edge over other regions in attracting and retaining the talented people required by local companies; (F) the popular National Parks, monuments, wilderness areas, and other public land of the West, which have provided a competitive advantage to the growing high technology and professional services industries of the West, such as health care, education, and business, enabling the West to outperform the rest of the United States economy in key measures of growth, including employment, population, and personal income during the 4 decades immediately preceding the date of enactment of this Act; and (G) protecting and enhancing local travel, tourism, hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation industries; (2) under the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.)-- (A) land designated as wilderness protects `ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, scenic, or historical value'; (B) Federal agencies retain the ability to use any means necessary to protect and control fire, insects, and diseases, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be appropriate; and (C) wilderness designations do not apply to private land; (3) this Act does not designate private land inholdings as wilderness; (4) under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.)-- (A) certain rivers are preserved to safeguard outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values for current and future generations; (B) designation as a wild and scenic river does not give the Federal Government control over private property and provides no additional authority for expanding designated river segments, except as provided in this Act and other Acts; (C) existing water rights are not impacted; (D) the jurisdiction of the States and the Federal Government over waters are not impacted, as determined by established principles of law; and (E) river segments classified as `scenic' or `recreational' allow construction of new access points, restoration thinning, and motorized access; (5) the areas protected under this Act unquestionably meet all requirements under Federal law (including regulations), as the areas contain-- (A) old growth stands, temperate rain forests, and large swaths of roadless forests, more than 99 percent of which could not be commercially harvested under existing Federal law (including regulations); (B) the wilderness areas established under this Act are areas that are prized by hikers, hunters, anglers, and others and will be preserved and protected for recreational enjoyment for generations to come; and (C) rivers and tributaries that-- (i) are a source of clean water for many communities on the Olympic Peninsula; and (ii) provide important habitat for salmon and other species of fish and supply the cold freshwater that feeds the Puget Sound and creates the necessary conditions for clams, oysters, and mussels, whose growers contribute more than $250,000,000 to the economy and support thousands of jobs in the State of Washington; (6) as a result of this Act-- (A) no roads would be closed; (B) management decisions by local Forest Service managers as to which roads should be closed, maintained, or remain open for public access will not be impacted and any ongoing travel management processes will continue to be the manner by which those decisions are made, along with public input; and (C) no private land would be subject to management under the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) or the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.); (7) private property rights are central to the United States and the economy of the United States, and it shall be the policy of the United States to encourage, support, and promote the private ownership of property to ensure that the constitutional and other legal rights of private property owners are not abridged by the Federal Government; (8) the Olympic Peninsula is home to 8 federally recognized Indian tribes; and (9) the United States acknowledges the trust obligations of the Federal Government to Indian tribes and recognizes that-- (A) the case styled United States v. Washington (384 F. Supp. 312) guaranteed certain Indian tribes in the State of Washington harvest rights to Pacific salmon, leading to employment opportunities for tribal members; (B) tribal governments provide a wide range of critical services to enrolled members, including education and cultural activities; (C) Indian tribes engage in ongoing efforts to restore and improve salmon populations and habitat across the Olympic Peninsula, frequently in conjunction with Federal, State, and local governments and private stakeholders; and (D) ongoing tribal efforts to protect and improve salmon habitat and the habitats of other threatened species populations are encouraged and supported in order to support the long-term health of the ecosystem and the economic benefit those resources provide. SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) In General- In furtherance of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following Federal land in the Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington comprising approximately 126,554 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Proposed Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act' and dated May 29, 2012 (referred to in this section as the `map'), is designated as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) LOST CREEK WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 7,159 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Lost Creek Wilderness'. (2) RUGGED RIDGE WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 5,956 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Rugged Ridge Wilderness'. (3) ALCKEE CREEK WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 1,787 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Alckee Creek Wilderness'. (4) GATES OF THE ELWHA WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 5,669 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Gates of the Elwha Wilderness'. (5) BUCKHORN WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 21,965 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `Buckhorn Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (6) GREEN MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 4,790 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Green Mountain Wilderness'. (7) THE BROTHERS WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 8,625 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `The Brothers Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (8) MOUNT SKOKOMISH WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 8,933 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `Mount Skokomish Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (9) WONDER MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 26,517 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `Wonder Mountain Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (10) MOONLIGHT DOME WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 9,117 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Moonlight Dome Wilderness'. (11) SOUTH QUINAULT RIDGE WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 10,887 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `South Quinault Ridge Wilderness'. (12) COLONEL BOB WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 353 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `Colonel Bob Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (13) Sam's RIVER WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 13,418 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Sam's River Wilderness'. (14) CANOE CREEK WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 1,378 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Canoe Creek Wilderness'. (b) Administration- (1) MANAGEMENT- Subject to valid existing rights, the land designated as wilderness by subsection (a) shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this section as the `Secretary'), in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), except that any reference in that Act to the effective date of that Act shall be considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act. (2) MAP AND DESCRIPTION- (A) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and a legal description of the land designated as wilderness by subsection (a) with-- (i) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives; and (ii) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. (B) EFFECT- Each map and legal description filed under subparagraph (A) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct minor errors in the map and legal description. (C) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- Each map and legal description filed under subparagraph (A) shall be filed and made available for public inspection in the appropriate office of the Forest Service. (c) Potential Wilderness- (1) IN GENERAL- In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 5,346 acres as identified as `Potential Wilderness' on the map, is designated as potential wilderness. (2) DESIGNATION AS WILDERNESS- On the date on which the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register notice that any nonconforming uses in the potential wilderness designated by paragraph (1) have terminated, the potential wilderness shall be-- (A) designated as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System; and (B) incorporated into the adjacent wilderness area. (d) Adjacent Management- (1) NO PROTECTIVE PERIMETERS OR BUFFER ZONES- The designations in this section shall not create a protective perimeter or buffer zone around any wilderness area. (2) NONCONFORMING USES PERMITTED OUTSIDE OF BOUNDARIES OF WILDERNESS AREAS- Any activity or use outside of the boundary of any wilderness area designated under this section shall be permitted even if the activity or use would be seen or heard within the boundary of the wilderness area. (e) Fire, Insects, and Diseases- The Secretary may take such measures as are necessary to control fire, insects, and diseases, in the wilderness areas designated by this section, in accordance with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)) and subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. SEC. 4. WILD AND SCENIC RIVER DESIGNATIONS. (a) In General- Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(208) ELWHA RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 29.0-mile segment of the Elwha River and tributaries from the source to Cat Creek, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a wild river. `(209) DUNGENESS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Dungeness River from the headwaters to the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources land in T. 29 N., R. 4 W., sec. 12, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except that portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, including the following segments of the mainstem and major tributary the Gray Wolf River, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 5.8-mile segment from the headwaters to the 2860 Bridge, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 2.1-mile segment from the 2860 Bridge to Silver Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 2.7-mile segment from Silver Creek to Sleepy Hollow Creek, as a wild river. `(D) The approximately 6.3-mile segment from Sleepy Hollow Creek to the Olympic National Forest boundary, as a scenic river. `(E) The approximately 1.9-mile segment from the National Forest boundary to the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources land in T. 29 N., R. 4 W., sec. 12, as a recreational river. `(F) The approximately 16.1-mile segment of the Gray Wolf River from the headwaters to the 2870 Bridge, as a wild river. `(G) The approximately 1.1-mile segment of the Gray Wolf River from the 2870 Bridge to the confluence with the Dungeness River, as a scenic river. `(210) BIG QUILCENE RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Big Quilcene River from the headwaters to the City of Port Townsend water intake facility, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 4.4-mile segment from the headwaters to the Buckhorn Wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 5.3-mile segment from the Buckhorn Wilderness boundary to the City of Port Townsend water intake facility, as a scenic river. `(C) Section 7(a), with respect to the licensing of dams, water conduits, reservoirs, powerhouses, transmission lines, or other project works, shall apply to the approximately 5-mile segment from the City of Port Townsend water intake facility to the Olympic National Forest boundary. `(211) DOSEWALLIPS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Dosewallips River from the headwaters to the private land in T. 26 N., R. 3 W., sec. 15, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except that portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall by administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 12.9-mile segment from the headwaters to Station Creek, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 6.8-mile segment from Station Creek to the private land in T. 26 N., R. 3 W., sec. 15, as a scenic river. `(212) DUCKABUSH RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Duckabush River from the headwaters to the private land in T. 25 N., R. 3 W., sec. 1, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except that portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall by administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 19.0-mile segment from the headwaters to the Brothers Wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 1.9-mile segment from the Brothers Wilderness boundary to the private land in T. 25 N., R. 3 W., sec. 1, as a scenic river. `(213) HAMMA HAMMA RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Hamma Hamma River from the headwaters to the eastern edge of the NW 1/4 sec. 21, T. 24 N., R. 3 W., to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 3.1-mile segment from the headwaters to the Mt. Skokomish Wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 5.8-mile segment from the Mt. Skokomish wilderness boundary to Lena Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 6.8-mile segment from Lena Creek to the eastern edge of the NW 1/4 sec. 21, T. 24 N., R. 3 W., as a recreational river. `(214) SOUTH FORK SKOKOMISH RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the South Fork Skokomish River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Forest boundary to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 6.7-mile segment from the headwaters to Rule Creek, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 8.3-mile segment from Rule Creek to LeBar Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 4.0-mile segment from LeBar Creek to upper end of gorge in the NW 1/4 sec. 21, T. 22 N., R. 5 W., as a recreational river. `(D) The approximately 6.0-mile segment from the upper end of the gorge to the Olympic National Forest boundary, as a scenic river. `(215) MIDDLE FORK SATSOP RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 7.9-mile segment of the Middle Fork Satsop River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Forest boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, as a scenic river. `(216) WEST FORK SATSOP RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 8.2-mile segment of the West Fork Satsop River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Forest boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, as a scenic river. `(217) WYNOOCHEE RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Wynoochee River from the headwaters to Clark Creek to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except that portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall by administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 1.7-mile segment from the headwaters to the boundary of the Wonder Mountain Wilderness, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 8.2-mile segment from the boundary of the Wonder Mountain Wilderness to the head of Wynoochee Reservoir, as a recreational river. `(218) EAST FORK HUMPTULIPS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the East Fork Humptulips River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Forest boundary to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 7.4-mile segment from the headwaters to the Moonlight Dome wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 10.3-mile segment from the Moonlight Dome wilderness boundary to the Olympic National Forest boundary, as a scenic river. `(219) WEST FORK HUMPTULIPS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 21.4-mile segment of the West Fork Humptulips River from the source to the Olympic National Forest Boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, as a scenic river. `(220) QUINAULT RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Quinault River from the headwaters to private land in T. 24 N., R. 8 W., sec. 33, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 16.5-mile segment from the headwaters to Graves Creek, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 6.7-mile segment from Graves Creek to Cannings Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 1.0-mile segment from Cannings Creek to private land in T. 24 N., R. 8 W., sec. 33, as a recreational river. `(221) QUEETS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Queets River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Park boundary to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, except that portions of the river outside the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, including the following segments of the mainstem and certain tributaries in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 28.6-mile segment of the Queets River from the headwaters to the confluence with Sams River, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 16.0-mile segment of the Queets River from the confluence with Sams River to the Olympic National Park boundary, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 15.7-mile segment of the Sams River from the headwaters to the confluence with the Queets River, as a scenic river. `(D) The approximately 17.7-mile segment of Matheny Creek from the headwaters to the confluence with the Queets River, as a scenic river. `(222) HOH RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Hoh River and the major tributary South Fork Hoh from the headwaters to Olympic National Park boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 20.7-mile segment of the Hoh River from the headwaters to Jackson Creek, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 6.0-mile segment of the Hoh River from Jackson Creek to the Olympic National Park boundary, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 13.8-mile segment of the South Fork Hoh River from the headwaters to the National Park boundary, as a wild river. `(D) The approximately 4.6-mile segment of the South Fork Hoh River from the National Park boundary to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources boundary in T. 27 N., R. 10 W., sec. 29, as a recreational river. `(223) BOGACHIEL RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 25.6-mile segment of the Bogachiel River from the source to the Olympic National Park boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, as a wild river. `(224) SOUTH FORK CALAWAH RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the South Fork Calawah River and the major tributary Sitkum River from the headwaters to Hyas Creek to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except those portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall by administered by the Secretary of the Interior, including the following segments in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 15.7-mile segment of the South Fork Calawah River from the headwaters to the Sitkum River, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 0.9-mile segment of the South Fork Calawah River from the Sitkum River to Hyas Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 1.6-mile segment of the Sitkum River from the source to the Rugged Ridge Wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(D) The approximately 11.9-mile segment of the Sitkum River from the Rugged Ridge Wilderness boundary to the confluence with the South Fork Calawah, as a scenic river. `(225) SOL DUC RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Sol Duc River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Park boundary, including the following segments of the mainstem and certain tributaries in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 7.0-mile segment of the Sol Duc River from the headwaters to the end of Sol Duc Hot Springs Road, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 10.8-mile segment of the Sol Duc River from the end of Sol Duc Hot Springs Road to the Olympic National Park boundary, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 13.8-mile segment of the North Fork Sol Duc River from the headwaters to the Olympic Hot Springs Road bridge, as a wild river. `(D) The approximately 0.2-mile segment of the North Fork Sol Duc River from the Olympic Hot Springs Road bridge to the confluence with the Sol Duc River, as a scenic river. `(E) The approximately 8.0-mile segment of the South Fork Sol Duc River from the headwaters to the confluence with the Sol Duc River, as a scenic river. `(226) LYRE RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 0.2-mile segment of the Lyre River from Crescent Lake to the Olympic National Park boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a scenic river.'. (b) Effect- The amendment made by subsection (a) does not affect valid existing water rights. SEC. 5. EXISTING RIGHTS AND WITHDRAWAL. (a) In General- In accordance with section 12(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1283(b)), nothing in this Act or the amendment made by section 4(a) affects or abrogates existing rights, privileges, or contracts held by private parties. (b) Withdrawal- Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal land within the boundaries of the river segments designated by this Act and the amendment made by section 4(a) is withdrawn from all forms of-- (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials. SEC. 6. TREATY RIGHTS. Nothing in this Act alters, modifies, diminishes, or extinguishes the reserved treaty rights of any Indian tribe with hunting, fishing, gathering, and cultural or religious rights in the Olympic National Forest as protected by a treaty.
S.1946 Jan-16-14
STATUS: January 16, 2014.--Introduced. February 24, 2014.--Mr. Merkley added as cosponsor. February 27, 2013.--Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. June 18, 2014.--Full committee business meeting ordered reported with amendment favorably. July 31, 2014.--Reported with an amendment. S. Rept. 113-227. July 31, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No,. 514] S.1946 To amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1946 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1946 To amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 16, 2014 Mr. WYDEN (for himself, Mr. SCHATZ, and Mrs. FEINSTEIN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. AMENDMENTS TO THE RECLAMATION SAFETY OF DAMS ACT OF 1978. (a) Authorization of Appropriations- Section 5 of the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 (43 U.S.C. 509) is amended in the first sentence by striking `necessary and, effective' and all that follows through `herein' and inserting `necessary'. (b) Conforming Amendment- Section 4(c) of the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 (43 U.S.C. 508(c)) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking `additional'.
S.1938 Jan-16-14
STATUS: January 16, 2014.--Introduced. S.1938 Quadrennial Energy Review Act of 2014 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1938 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1938 To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to replace the current requirement for a biennial energy policy plan with a Quadrennial Energy Review, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 16, 2014 Mr. PRYOR (for himself, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. BEGICH, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. COONS, Mr. HEINRICH, Mr. TESTER, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, and Mr. WYDEN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to replace the current requirement for a biennial energy policy plan with a Quadrennial Energy Review, 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 `Quadrennial Energy Review Act of 2014'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommends that the United States develop a Governmentwide Federal energy policy and update the policy regularly with strategic Quadrennial Energy Reviews similar to the reviews conducted by the Department of Defense; (2) as the lead agency in support of energy science and technology innovation, the Department of Energy has conducted a Quadrennial Technology Review of the energy technology policies and programs of the Department; (3) the Quadrennial Technology Review of the Department of Energy serves as the basis for coordination with other agencies and on other programs for which the Department has a key role; (4) a Quadrennial Energy Review would-- (A) establish integrated, Governmentwide national energy objectives in the context of economic, environmental, and security priorities; (B) coordinate actions across Federal agencies; (C) identify the resources needed for the invention, adoption, and diffusion of energy technologies; and (D) provide a strong analytical base for Federal energy policy decisions; (5) a Quadrennial Energy Review should be established taking into account estimated Federal budgetary resources; (6) the development of an energy policy resulting from a Quadrennial Energy Review would-- (A) enhance the energy security of the United States; (B) create jobs; and (C) mitigate environmental harm; and (7) while a Quadrennial Energy Review will be a product of the executive branch, the review will have substantial input from-- (A) Congress; (B) the energy industry; (C) academia; (D) nongovernmental organizations; and (E) the public. SEC. 3. QUADRENNIAL ENERGY REVIEW. (a) In General- Section 801 of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7321) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 801. QUADRENNIAL ENERGY REVIEW. `(a) Definitions- In this section: `(1) DIRECTOR- The term `Director' means the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. `(2) FEDERAL LABORATORY- `(A) IN GENERAL- The term `Federal Laboratory' has the meaning given the term `laboratory' in section 12(d) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710a(d)). `(B) INCLUSION- The term `Federal Laboratory' includes a federally funded research and development center sponsored by a Federal agency. `(3) INTERAGENCY ENERGY COORDINATION COUNCIL- The term `interagency energy coordination council' means a council established under subsection (b)(1). `(4) QUADRENNIAL ENERGY REVIEW- The term `Quadrennial Energy Review' means a comprehensive multiyear review, coordinated across Federal agencies, that-- `(A) focuses on energy programs and technologies; `(B) establishes energy objectives across the Federal Government; and `(C) covers each of the areas described in subsection (d)(2). `(b) Interagency Energy Coordination Council- `(1) ESTABLISHMENT- Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013, and every 4 years thereafter, the President shall establish an interagency energy coordination council to coordinate the Quadrennial Energy Review. `(2) CO-CHAIRPERSONS- The appropriate senior Federal Government official designated by the President and the Director shall be co-chairpersons of the interagency energy coordination council. `(3) MEMBERSHIP- The interagency energy coordination council shall be comprised of representatives at level I or II of the Executive Schedule of-- `(A) the Department of Energy; `(B) the Department of Commerce; `(C) the Department of Defense; `(D) the Department of State; `(E) the Department of the Interior; `(F) the Department of Agriculture; `(G) the Department of the Treasury; `(H) the Department of Transportation; `(I) the Office of Management and Budget; `(J) the National Science Foundation; `(K) the Environmental Protection Agency; and `(L) such other Federal organizations, departments, and agencies that the President considers to be appropriate. `(c) Conduct of Review- Each Quadrennial Energy Review shall be conducted to provide an integrated view of important national energy objectives and Federal energy policy, including the maximum practicable alignment of research programs, incentives, regulations, and partnerships. `(d) Submission of Quadrennial Energy Review to Congress- `(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than August 1, 2015, and every 4 years thereafter, the President shall publish and submit to Congress a report on the Quadrennial Energy Review. `(2) INCLUSIONS- The report described in paragraph (1) should include, as appropriate-- `(A) an integrated view of short-, intermediate-, and long-term objectives for Federal energy policy in the context of economic, environmental, and security priorities; `(B) anticipated Federal actions (including programmatic, regulatory, and fiscal actions) and resource requirements-- `(i) to achieve the objectives described in subparagraph (A); and `(ii) to be coordinated across multiple agencies; `(C) an analysis of the prospective roles of parties (including academia, industry, consumers, the public, and Federal agencies) in achieving the objectives described in subparagraph (A), including-- `(i) an analysis, by energy use sector, including-- `(I) commercial and residential buildings; `(II) the industrial sector; `(III) transportation; and `(IV) electric power; `(ii) requirements for invention, adoption, development, and diffusion of energy technologies that are mapped onto each of the energy use sectors; and `(iii) other research that inform strategies to incentivize desired actions; `(D) an assessment of policy options to increase domestic energy supplies and energy efficiency; `(E) an evaluation of energy storage, transmission, and distribution requirements, including requirements for renewable energy; `(F) an integrated plan for the involvement of the Federal Laboratories in energy programs; `(G) portfolio assessments that describe the optimal deployment of resources, including prioritizing financial resources for energy programs; `(H) a mapping of the linkages among basic research and applied programs, demonstration programs, and other innovation mechanisms across the Federal agencies; `(I) an identification of, and projections for, demonstration projects, including timeframes, milestones, sources of funding, and management; `(J) an identification of public and private funding needs for various energy technologies, systems, and infrastructure, including consideration of public-private partnerships, loans, and loan guarantees; `(K) an assessment of global competitors and an identification of programs that can be enhanced with international cooperation; `(L) an identification of policy gaps that need to be filled to accelerate the adoption and diffusion of energy technologies, including consideration of-- `(i) Federal tax policies; and `(ii) the role of Federal agencies as early adopters and purchasers of new energy technologies; `(M) a priority list for implementation of objectives and actions taking into account estimated Federal budgetary resources; `(N) an analysis of-- `(i) points of maximum leverage for policy intervention to achieve outcomes; and `(ii) areas of energy policy that can be most effective in meeting national goals for the energy sector; and `(O) recommendations for executive branch organization changes to facilitate the development and implementation of Federal energy policies. `(e) Interim Reports- The President may prepare and publish interim reports as part of the Quadrennial Energy Review. `(f) Executive Secretariat- `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of Energy shall provide the Quadrennial Energy Review with an Executive Secretariat who shall make available the necessary analytical, financial, and administrative support for the conduct of each Quadrennial Energy Review required under this section. `(2) COOPERATION- The heads of applicable Federal agencies shall cooperate with the Secretary and provide such assistance, information, and resources as the Secretary may require to assist in carrying out this section.'. (b) Administration- Nothing in this Act or an amendment made by this Act supersedes, modifies, amends, or repeals any provision of Federal law not expressly superseded, modified, amended, or repealed by this Act.
S.1929 Jan-15-14
STATUS: January 15, 2014.--Introduced. S.1929 King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1929 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1929 To require the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the State of Alaska certain land for the purpose of building a road between the community of King Cove and the all-weather airport in Cold Bay, Alaska. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 15, 2014 Mr. BEGICH introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To require the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the State of Alaska certain land for the purpose of building a road between the community of King Cove and the all-weather airport in Cold Bay, Alaska. 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 `King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act'. SEC. 2. IZEMBEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE LAND CONVEYANCE. Title VI of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11; 123 Stat. 1178) is amended by striking subtitle E and inserting the following: `Subtitle E--Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Land Conveyance `SEC. 6401. DEFINITIONS. `In this subtitle: `(1) CORPORATION- The term `Corporation' means the King Cove Corporation. `(2) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means-- `(A) the approximately 206 acres of Federal land located within the Refuge, as generally depicted on the map; and `(B) the approximately 1,600 acres of Federal land located on Sitkinak Island, as generally depicted on the map. `(3) GOVERNOR- The term `Governor' means the Governor of the State. `(4) MAP- The term `map' means each of-- `(A) the map entitled `Izembek and Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuges' and dated September 2, 2008; and `(B) the map entitled `Sitkinak Island-Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge' and dated September 2, 2008. `(5) NON-FEDERAL LAND- The term `non-Federal land' means-- `(A) the approximately 43,093 acres of land owned by the State, as generally depicted on the map; and `(B) the approximately 13,300 acres of land owned by the Corporation (including approximately 5,430 acres of land for which the Corporation shall relinquish the selection rights of the Corporation under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) as part of the land exchange under section 6402(a)), as generally depicted on the map. `(6) REFUGE- The term `Refuge' means the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. `(7) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. `(8) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Alaska. `(9) TRIBE- The term `Tribe' means the Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove, Alaska. `SEC. 6402. LAND CONVEYANCE. `(a) In General- On the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act, subject to the conditions and requirements described in this subtitle, the Secretary shall convey to the State all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land for the purpose of constructing a single-lane gravel road between the communities of King Cove and Cold Bay, Alaska. `(b) Land Exchange- `(1) IN GENERAL- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the State and the Corporation shall, not later than 15 days after the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act, notify the Secretary of the intent to convey the non-Federal land from the State and the Corporation to the United States. `(2) REVERSION- The land conveyance under section 6402(a) shall be null and void if the State and the Corporation have not conveyed the non-Federal land from the State and the Corporation to the United States not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act. `(c) Valuation- The land conveyed under subsection (a) shall not be subject to any requirement under any Federal law (including regulations) relating to the valuation, appraisal, or equalization of land. `(d) Considerations- In constructing the road described in subsection (a), the Governor shall-- `(1) minimize the adverse impact of the road corridor on the Refuge; `(2) minimize the acreage of Federal land that is required for the construction of the road corridor, consistent with national road construction safety practices; and `(3) to the maximum extent practicable, incorporate into the road corridor roads that are in existence as of the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act. `SEC. 6403. KING COVE ROAD. `(a) Requirements Relating to Use, Barrier Cables, and Dimensions- `(1) LIMITATIONS ON USE- `(A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (B), any portion of the road constructed on the land conveyed under section 6402(a) shall be used primarily for health and safety purposes (including access to and from the Cold Bay Airport) and only for noncommercial purposes. `(B) EXCEPTIONS- Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the use of taxis, commercial vans for public transportation, and shared rides (other than organized transportation of employees to a business or other commercial facility) shall be allowed on the road described in subparagraph (A). `(2) REQUIREMENT OF BARRIER CABLE- The road described in paragraph (1)(A) shall be constructed to include a cable barrier on each side of the road, as described in the record of decision entitled `Mitigation Measure MM-11, King Cove Access Project Final Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision' and dated January 22, 2004. `(3) REQUIRED DIMENSIONS AND DESIGN FEATURES- The road described in paragraph (1)(A) shall-- `(A) have a width of not greater than a single lane, in accordance with the applicable road standards of the State; `(B) be constructed with gravel; and `(C) if determined to be necessary, be constructed to include appropriate safety pullouts. `(b) Support Facilities- Support facilities for the road described in subsection (a)(1)(A) shall not be located within the Refuge. `(c) Federal Permits- It is the intent of Congress that any Federal permit required for construction of the road be issued or denied not later than 1 year after the date of application for the permit. `(d) Transfer of Land After Construction- On the date on which the road described in subsection (a)(1)(A) is completed, the Governor of the State shall transfer to the United States any land conveyed under section 6402(a) that the Governor determines is not necessary for the road corridor. `(e) Applicable Law- Nothing in this section amends, or modifies the application of, section 1110 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3170). `(f) Avoidance of Wildlife Impacts and Mitigation of Wetland Loss- `(1) AVOIDANCE OF WILDLIFE IMPACTS- `(A) IN GENERAL- Road construction shall comply with standard construction practices in the State, as determined by the Governor of the State, that-- `(i) identify critical periods during the calendar year when the Refuge is utilized by wildlife, especially migratory birds; `(ii) include specific mandatory strategies to alter, limit or halt construction activities during identified high risk periods to minimize impacts to wildlife; and `(iii) allow for the timely construction of the road. `(B) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- The Governor of the State shall make available to the public the practices described in subparagraph (A). `(2) MITIGATION OF WETLANDS LOSS- The land conveyed under section 6402(a) shall comply with section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) with regard to minimizing, to the greatest extent practicable, the filling, fragmentation or loss of wetlands, especially intertidal wetlands, and the Governor shall evaluate mitigating any effect on those wetlands transferred in Federal ownership under the provisions of this subtitle. `SEC. 6404. ADMINISTRATION OF CONVEYED LANDS. `(a) Federal Land- On completion of the land exchange under section 6402(a)-- `(1) the boundary of the land designated as wilderness within the Refuge shall be modified to exclude the Federal land conveyed to the State under the land exchange; and `(2) the Federal land located on Sitkinak Island that is withdrawn for use by the Coast Guard shall, at the request of the State, be transferred by the Secretary to the State upon the relinquishment or termination of the withdrawal. `(b) Non-Federal Land- Upon completion of the land exchange under section 6402(a), the non-Federal land conveyed to the United States under this subtitle shall be-- `(1) added to the Refuge or the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, as appropriate, as generally depicted on the map; and `(2) administered in accordance with the laws generally applicable to units of the National Wildlife Refuge System. `(c) Wilderness Additions- `(1) IN GENERAL- Upon completion of the land exchange under section 6402(a), approximately 43,093 acres of land as generally depicted on the map shall be added to-- `(A) the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness; or `(B) the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness. `(2) ADMINISTRATION- The land added as wilderness under paragraph (1) shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) and other applicable laws (including regulations). `(d) Permits for Dredged or Fill Materials- The land conveyed under section 6402(a) shall not be subject to section 404(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(c)). `SEC. 6405. FAILURE TO BEGIN ROAD CONSTRUCTION. `(a) Voided Land Conveyance- The land conveyance under section 6402(a) shall be null and void if construction of the road through the Refuge-- `(1) has not begun during the period beginning on the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act and ending on the date that is 7 years after the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act; and `(2) has not been completed during the period beginning on the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act and ending on the date that is 12 years after the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act. `(b) Return of Prior Ownership Status of Federal Land- If the land conveyance is voided under subsection (b)-- `(1) the ownership of the Federal land shall revert back to the United States; and `(2) the parcel of the Federal land that is located in the Refuge shall be managed as part of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness. `SEC. 6406. EXPIRATION OF LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY. `(a) In General- Any legislative authority for construction of a road shall expire at the end of the 7-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act unless a construction permit has been issued during that period. `(b) Extension of Authority- If a construction permit is issued within the allotted period, the 7-year authority shall be extended for a period of 5 additional years beginning on the date of issuance of the construction permit. `(c) Extension of Authority as Result of Legal Challenges- `(1) IN GENERAL- Prior to the issuance of a construction permit, if a lawsuit or administrative appeal is filed challenging the conveyance of the land under section 6402(a) or construction of the road, the 7-year deadline or the 5-year extension period, as appropriate, shall be extended for a time period equivalent to the time consumed by the full adjudication of the legal challenge or related administrative process. `(2) INJUNCTION- After a construction permit has been issued, if a court issues an injunction against construction of the road, the 7-year deadline or 5-year extension, as appropriate, shall be extended for a time period equivalent to the time period that the injunction is in effect. `(d) Applicability of Section 6405- On the expiration of the legislative authority under this section, if a road has not been constructed, the land exchange shall be null and void and the land ownership shall revert to the respective ownership status prior to the land exchange as provided in section 6405.'.
S.1913 Jan-13-14
STATUS: January 13, 2014.--Introduced. January 16, 2014.--Mr. Heller added as cosponsor. S.1913 To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1913 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1913 To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 13, 2014 Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Mr. BENNET) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES. Section 6906 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking `of fiscal years 2008 through 2013' and inserting `fiscal year'.
S.1888 Dec-20-13
STATUS: December 20, 2013.--Introduced. S.1888 Inyo National Forest Land Exchange Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1888 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1888 To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System land in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 20, 2013 Mrs. FEINSTEIN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System land in the Inyo National Forest, 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 `Inyo National Forest Land Exchange Act'. SEC. 2. PURPOSE. The purpose of this Act is to modify the use of land exchange authorities available to the Secretary of Agriculture as of the date of enactment of this Act with respect to certain land in the Inyo National Forest, California. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this section: (1) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means certain National Forest System land located within the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest, California, as depicted on the map entitled `Federal Parcel' and dated June 2011. (2) NON-FEDERAL LAND- The term `non-Federal land' means certain non-Federal land in California located outside the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest, California, as depicted on the maps entitled `DWP Parcel-Interagency Visitor Center Parcel' and `DWP Parcel-Town of Bishop Parcel' and dated June 2011. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture. SEC. 4. SPECIAL RULES FOR INYO NATIONAL FOREST LAND EXCHANGE. (a) Authority To Accept Land Outside Boundaries of Inyo National Forest- In any land exchange involving the conveyance of the Federal land, the Secretary may accept the conveyance of the non-Federal land in exchange for the conveyance of the Federal land, if the Secretary determines that acquisition of the non-Federal land is desirable for National Forest System purposes. (b) Cash Equalization Payment; Use- (1) IN GENERAL- In an exchange of land under subsection (a), the Secretary may accept a cash equalization payment in excess of 25 percent of the value of the Federal land. (2) DISPOSITION AND USE OF FUNDS- Any cash equalization payment received by the Secretary under this subsection shall be-- (A) deposited into the fund established under Public Law 90-171 (commonly known as the `Sisk Act') (16 U.S.C. 484a); and (B) available to the Secretary for the acquisition of land or interests in land for addition to the National Forest System. (c) No New Land Exchange Authority- Nothing in this section grants the Secretary new land exchange authority.
S.1866 Dec-19-13
STATUS: December 19, 2013.--Introduced. July 23, 2014.--Hearing by subcommittee. (56) S.1866 To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1866 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1866 To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 19, 2013 Mr. MARKEY (for himself and Ms. WARREN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy. 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(c) of Public Law 107-62, as amended by Public Law 111-169, is amended by striking `2013' and inserting `2020'.
H.Res.1846 Dec-09-13
STATUS: May 7, 2013.--Introduced. December 3, 2013.--Passed House on motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. December 9, 2013.--Referred to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. H.R.1846 Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Amendments Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 1846 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 1846IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 9, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To amend the Act establishing the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, 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 `Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Amendments Act'. SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS. Public Law 105-378 is amended-- (1) in section 101(a)-- (A) in paragraph (4), by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street in New York City is an outstanding survivor' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements at 97 and 103 Orchard Street in New York City are outstanding survivors'; and (B) in paragraph (5), by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement is' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements are'; (2) in section 102-- (A) in paragraph (1), by striking `Lower East Side Tenement found at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `Lower East Side Tenements found at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'; and (B) in paragraph (2), by striking `which owns and operates the tenement building at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `which owns and operates the tenement buildings at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'; (3) in section 103(a), by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street, in the City of New York, State of New York, is designated' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements at 97 and 103 Orchard Street, in the City of New York, State of New York, are designated'; and (4) in section 104(d), by striking `the property at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `the properties at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'. Passed the House of Representatives December 3, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
S.1838 Dec-17-13
STATUS: December 17, 2013.--Introduced. S.1838 National Historic Preservation Act Amendment Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1838 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1838 To amend the National Historic Preservation Act to make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for technical and financial assistance for the establishment of preservation training and degree programs. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 17, 2013 Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself, Mr. RUBIO, Mr. MENENDEZ, and Mr. HEINRICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the National Historic Preservation Act to make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for technical and financial assistance for the establishment of preservation training and degree programs. 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 `National Historic Preservation Act Amendment Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. ELIGIBILITY OF HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR PRESERVATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS. Section 101(j)(2)(C) of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470a(j)(2)(C)) is amended by inserting `to Hispanic-serving institutions (as defined in section 502(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a(a))),' after `universities,'.
S.1829 Dec-16-13
STATUS: December 16, 2013:--Introduced. S.1829 To modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the national forest, and for other... (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1829 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1829 To modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the national forest, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 16, 2013 Mr. HEINRICH introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the national forest, 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. BOUNDARY MODIFICATION AND TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION, CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO. (a) Boundary Modification- (1) MODIFICATION- The boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, are modified to include the land depicted for such inclusion on the Forest Service map titled `Crest of Montezuma Proposed Land Transfer' and dated October 26, 2009. (2) AVAILABILITY AND CORRECTION OF MAP- The map referred to in paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Forest Service. The Chief of the Forest Service may make technical and clerical corrections to the map. (b) Transfer of Bureau of Land Management Land- (1) TRANSFER- The Secretary of the Interior shall transfer to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Agriculture, for inclusion in, and administration as part of, Cibola National Forest, the public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and identified as the `Crest of Montezuma' on the map referred to in subsection (a). (2) EFFECT OF TRANSFER ON EXISTING PERMITS- In the case of any permit or other land use authorization for public land transferred under paragraph (1) that is still in effect as of the transfer date, the Secretary of Agriculture shall administer the permit or other land use authorization according to the terms of the permit or other land use authorization. Upon expiration of such a permit or authorization, the Secretary of Agriculture may reauthorize the use covered by the permit or authorization under authorities available to the Secretary on such terms and conditions as the Secretary considers in the public interest. (c) Land Acquisition Authority- Subject to the appropriation of funds to carry out this subsection and the consent of the owner of private land included within the boundaries of Cibola National Forest by subsection (a), the Secretary of Agriculture may acquire the private land. (d) Management of Acquired Land- (1) MANAGEMENT- Any federally owned lands that have been or hereafter may be acquired for National Forest System purposes within the boundaries of Cibola National Forest, as modified by subsection (a), shall be managed as lands acquired under the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the Weeks Act; 16 U.S.C. 515 et seq.), and in accordance with the other laws and regulations pertaining to the National Forest System. (2) WITHDRAWAL FROM MINING AND CERTAIN OTHER USES- The land transferred under subsection (b) and the land acquired under subsection (c) are hereby withdrawn from-- (A) all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (B) location, entry, and patent under the public land mining laws; and (C) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws and the mineral materials laws. (e) Relation to Land and Water Conservation Fund Act- For purposes of section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-9), the boundaries of Cibola National Forest, as modified by subsection (a), shall be considered to be boundaries of the Cibola National Forest as of January 1, 1965.