Committee Legislation

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S.1084 Jun-03-13
STATUS: June 3, 2013.--Introduced. June 25, 2013.--Subcommittee on Energy hearing held. S.Hrg. 113-70. July 8, 2013.--Mr. Schatz added as cosponsor. S.1084 Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1084 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1084 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. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJune 3, 2013 Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Ms. COLLINS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL 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 2013'. 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- In 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) DESIGNATION OF LEAD AGENCY- The Secretary, acting through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, shall act as the lead Federal agency for coordinating and disseminating information on existing Federal programs and assistance that may be used to help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofitting projects for schools. `(3) REQUIREMENTS- In carrying out coordination and outreach under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall-- `(A) in consultation and coordination with the appropriate Federal agencies, carry out a review of existing programs and financing mechanisms (including revolving loan funds and loan guarantees) available in or from the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, the Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other appropriate Federal agencies with jurisdiction over energy financing and facilitation that are currently used or may be used to help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofitting projects for schools; `(B) establish a Federal cross-departmental collaborative coordination, education, and outreach effort to streamline communication and promote available Federal opportunities and assistance described in subparagraph (A), for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofitting projects that enables States, local educational agencies, and schools-- `(i) to use existing Federal opportunities more effectively; and `(ii) to form partnerships with Governors, State energy programs, local educational, financial, and energy officials, State and local government officials, nonprofit organizations, and other appropriate entities, to support the initiation of the projects; `(C) provide technical assistance for States, local educational agencies, and schools to help develop and finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofitting projects-- `(i) to increase the energy efficiency of buildings or facilities; `(ii) to install systems that individually generate energy from renewable energy resources; `(iii) to establish partnerships to leverage economies of scale and additional financing mechanisms available to larger clean energy initiatives; or `(iv) to promote-- `(I) the maintenance of health, environmental quality, and safety in schools, including the ambient air quality, through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofit projects; and `(II) the achievement of expected energy savings and renewable energy production through proper operations and maintenance practices; `(D) develop and maintain a single online resource Web site with contact information for relevant technical assistance and support staff in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for States, local educational agencies, and schools to effectively access and use Federal opportunities and assistance described in subparagraph (A) to develop energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofitting projects; and `(E) establish a process for recognition of schools that-- `(i) have successfully implemented energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofitting projects; and `(ii) are willing to serve as resources for other local educational agencies and schools to assist initiation of similar efforts. `(4) REPORT- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report describing the implementation of this subsection. `(5) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection such sums as are necessary for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.'.
S.1073 May-23-13
STATUS: May 23, 2013.--Introduced. July 17, 2013.--Mr. Durbin added as cosponsor. S.1073 Gas Price and Refinery Capacity Relief Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1073 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1073 To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to improve the coordination of refinery outages, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 23, 2013 Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself, Mr. FRANKEN, and Mr. HOEVEN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to improve the coordination of refinery outages, 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 `Gas Price and Refinery Capacity Relief Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. COORDINATION OF REFINERY OUTAGES. Section 804 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17283) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 804. COORDINATION OF REFINERY OUTAGES. `(a) Definitions- In this section: `(1) ADMINISTRATOR- The term `Administrator' means the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration. `(2) PLANNED REFINERY OUTAGE- The term `planned refinery outage' means a removal, scheduled before the date on which the removal occurs, of a refinery, or any unit of a refinery, from service for maintenance, repair, or modification. `(3) REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCT- The term `refined petroleum product' means any gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, lubricating oil, liquid petroleum gas, or other petroleum distillate that is produced through the refining or processing of crude oil or an oil derived from tar sands, shale, or coal. `(4) REFINERY- The term `refinery' means a facility used in the production of a refined petroleum product through distillation, cracking, or any other process. `(5) UNPLANNED REFINERY OUTAGE- The `unplanned refinery outage' means the removal of a refinery, or any unit of a refinery, from service that is not scheduled in advance. `(b) Reporting Requirement- The owner or operator of a refinery shall submit to the Administrator information describing-- `(1) the schedule of the refinery for any planned refinery outage, including-- `(A) the dates for the planned refinery outage at least 1 year in advance of the date of the expected outage or the date the outage is scheduled; and `(B) the estimated inventories and production of refined petroleum products during the period described in subparagraph (A); and `(2) any unplanned refinery outages as soon as practicable `(c) Review and Analysis of Available Information- The Administrator shall, on an ongoing basis-- `(1) review information on planned refinery outages and unplanned refinery outages-- `(A) reported by refineries under subsection (b); and `(B) that is available from commercial reporting services; `(2) analyze that information to determine whether the scheduling of a planned refinery outage or an unplanned refinery outage may nationally or regionally substantially affect the price or supply of any refined petroleum product by-- `(A) decreasing the production of the refined petroleum product; and `(B) causing or contributing to a retail or wholesale supply shortage or disruption; and `(3) alert the Secretary of any refinery outage that the Administrator determines may nationally or regionally substantially affect the price or supply of a refined petroleum product. `(d) Action by Secretary- On a determination by the Secretary that a refinery outage may affect the price or supply of a refined petroleum product, the Secretary shall make available to refinery operators information on planned refinery outages or unplanned refinery outages to prevent significant market disruptions. `(e) Limitation- Nothing in this section-- `(1) alters any existing legal obligation or responsibility of a refinery operator; `(2) creates any legal right of action; or `(3) authorizes the Secretary-- `(A) to prohibit a refinery operator from conducting a planned refinery outage; or `(B) to require a refinery operator to continue to operate a refinery. `(f) Study on National Strategic Refined Petroleum Products Reserve- `(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall study and submit to Congress a report on the costs and benefits of creating a national strategic refined petroleum products reserve for refined petroleum products. `(2) INFORMATION- The report required under paragraph (1) shall include information on-- `(A) the days of existing storage capabilities within the different petroleum administration defense districts based on normal usage of refined petroleum products; `(B) the feasibility of increasing storage capacity for refined petroleum products on a regional basis; and `(C) the impact additional storage capacity would have on the retail price of refined petroleum products for consumers in the event of a supply shortage or market disruption from a natural disaster or refinery outage.'.
S.1054 May-23-13
STATUS: May 23, 2013: Introduced. S.1054 Gold Butte National Conservation Area Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1054 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1054 To establish the Gold Butte National Conservation Area in Clark County, Nevada in order to conserve, protect, and enhance the cultural, archaeological, natural, wilderness, scientific, geological, historical, biological, wildlife, educational, and scenic resources of the area, to designate wilderness areas, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 23, 2013 Mr. REID introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To establish the Gold Butte National Conservation Area in Clark County, Nevada in order to conserve, protect, and enhance the cultural, archaeological, natural, wilderness, scientific, geological, historical, biological, wildlife, educational, and scenic resources of the area, to designate wilderness areas, 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Gold Butte National Conservation Area Act'. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Findings. Sec. 3. Definitions. TITLE I--GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA Sec. 101. Establishment of Gold Butte National Conservation Area. Sec. 102. Management of Conservation Area. Sec. 103. General provisions. Sec. 104. Gold Butte National Conservation Area Advisory Council. TITLE II--DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS IN CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA Sec. 201. Findings. Sec. 202. Additions to National Wilderness Preservation System. Sec. 203. Administration. Sec. 204. Adjacent management. Sec. 205. Military, law enforcement, and emergency overflights. Sec. 206. Release of wilderness study areas. Sec. 207. Native American cultural and religious uses. Sec. 208. Wildlife management. Sec. 209. Wildfire, insect, and disease management. Sec. 210. Climatological data collection. Sec. 211. National Park System land. TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 301. Relationship to Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan. Sec. 302. Visitor center, research, and interpretation. Sec. 303. Termination of withdrawal of Bureau of Land Management land. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) the public land in southeastern Nevada generally known as `Gold Butte' is recognized for outstanding-- (A) scenic values; (B) natural resources, including critical habitat, sensitive species, wildlife, desert tortoise habitat, and geology; (C) historic resources, including historic mining, ranching and other western cultures, and pioneer activities; and (D) cultural resources, including evidence of prehistoric habitation and rock art; (2) Gold Butte has become a destination for diverse recreation opportunities, including camping, hiking, hunting, motorized recreation, and sightseeing; (3) Gold Butte draws visitors from throughout the United States; (4) Gold Butte provides important economic benefits to Mesquite and other nearby communities; (5) inclusion of the Gold Butte National Conservation Area in the National Landscape Conservation System would provide increased opportunities for-- (A) interpretation of the diverse values of the area for the visiting public; and (B) education and community outreach in the region; and (6) designation of Gold Butte as a National Conservation Area will permanently protect the scenic, biological, natural, historical, scientific, paleontological, recreational, ecological, wilderness, and cultural resources within the area. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) ADVISORY COUNCIL- The term `Advisory Council' means the Gold Butte National Conservation Area Advisory Council established under section 104(a). (2) CONSERVATION AREA- The term `Conservation Area' means the Gold Butte National Conservation Area established by section 101(a). (3) COUNTY- The term `County' means Clark County, Nevada. (4) DESIGNATED ROUTE- The term `designated route' means a road that is designated as open by the Route Designations for Selected Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Located in the Northeast Portion of the Las Vegas BLM District Environmental Assessment, NV-052-2006-0433. (5) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The term `management plan' means the management plan for the Conservation Area developed under section 102(b). (6) MAP- The term `Map' means the map entitled `Gold Butte National Conservation Area' and dated May 23, 2013. (7) PUBLIC LAND- The term `public land' has the meaning given the term `public lands' in section 103 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1702). (8) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (9) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Nevada. (10) WILDERNESS AREA- The term `wilderness area' means a wilderness areas designated by section 202(a). TITLE I--GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA SEC. 101. ESTABLISHMENT OF GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA. (a) Establishment- There is established the Gold Butte National Conservation Area in the State. (b) Area Included- The Conservation Area shall consist of approximately 348,515 acres of public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the County, as generally depicted on the Map. (c) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and legal description of the Conservation Area with the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. (2) EFFECT- The map and legal description prepared under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this title, except that the Secretary may correct minor errors in the map or legal description. (3) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- A copy of the map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. SEC. 102. MANAGEMENT OF CONSERVATION AREA. (a) Purposes- In accordance with this title, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), and other applicable laws, the Secretary shall manage the Conservation Area in a manner that conserves, protects, and enhances the scenic, biological, natural, historical, scientific, paleontological, recreational, ecological, wilderness, and cultural resources of the Conservation Area. (b) Management Plan- (1) PLAN REQUIRED- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop a management plan for the long-term protection and management of the Conservation Area. (2) CONSULTATION- The Secretary shall prepare the management plan in consultation with the State, local and tribal government entities, the Advisory Council, and the public. (3) REQUIREMENTS- The management plan shall-- (A) describe the appropriate uses and management of the Conservation Area; and (B) include a recommendation on interpretive and educational materials regarding the cultural and biological resources of the region within which the Conservation Area is located. (4) INCORPORATION OF ROUTE DESIGNATIONS- The management plan shall incorporate the decisions in the Route Designations for Selected Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Located in the Northeast Portion of the Las Vegas BLM District Environmental Assessment, NV-052-2006-0433. (c) Uses- The Secretary shall allow only such uses of the Conservation Area that the Secretary determines would further the purpose of the Conservation Area described in subsection (a). (d) Incorporation of Acquired Land and Interests- Any land or interests in land located within the boundary of the Conservation Area that is acquired by the United States after the date of enactment of this Act shall become part of the Conservation Area and be managed as provided in subsection (a). (e) Motorized Vehicles- (1) IN GENERAL- Except in cases in which motorized vehicles are needed for administrative purposes or to respond to an emergency, the use of motorized vehicles shall be permitted only on designated routes. (2) MONITORING AND EVALUATION- The Secretary shall annually-- (A) assess the effects of the use of motorized vehicles on designated routes; and (B) in consultation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, assess the effects of designated routes on wildlife and wildlife habitat to minimize environmental impacts and prevent damage to cultural and historical resources from the use of designated routes. (3) MANAGEMENT- (A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall manage designated routes in a manner that-- (i) is consistent with motorized and mechanized use of the designated routes that is authorized on the date of the enactment of this Act; (ii) ensures the safety of the people that use the designated routes; (iii) does not damage sensitive habitat or cultural or historical resources; and (iv) provides for adaptive management of resources and restoration of damaged habitat or resources. (B) REROUTING- (i) IN GENERAL- A designated route may be temporarily closed or rerouted if the Secretary, in consultation with the State, the County, and the Advisory Council, subject to subparagraph (C), determines that-- (I) the designated route is having an adverse impact on-- (aa) sensitive habitat; (bb) natural resources; (cc) cultural resources; or (dd) historical resources; (II) the designated route threatens public safety; (III) temporary closure of the designated route is necessary to repair-- (aa) the designated route; or (bb) resource damage; or (IV) modification of the designated route would not significantly affect access within the Conservation Area. (ii) PRIORITY- If the Secretary determines that the rerouting of a designated route is necessary under clause (i), the Secretary may give priority to existing roads designated as closed. (iii) DURATION- A designated route that is temporarily closed under clause (i) shall remain closed only until the date on which the resource or public safety issue that led to the temporary closure has been resolved. (C) NOTICE- The Secretary shall provide information to the public regarding any designated routes that are open, have been rerouted, or are temporarily closed through-- (i) use of appropriate signage within the Conservation Area; and (ii) the distribution of maps, safety education materials, law enforcement, and other information considered to be appropriate by the Secretary. (4) NO EFFECT ON NON-FEDERAL LAND OR INTERESTS IN NON-FEDERAL LAND- Nothing in this section affects ownership, management, or other rights relating to non-Federal land or interests in non-Federal land. (5) MAP ON FILE- The Secretary shall keep a current map on file at the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. (6) ROAD CONSTRUCTION- Except as necessary for administrative purposes or to respond to an emergency, the Secretary shall not construct any permanent or temporary road within the Conservation Area after the date of enactment of this Act. (f) National Landscape Conservation System- The Conservation Area shall be administered as a component of the National Landscape Conservation System. (g) Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping- Nothing in this title affects the jurisdiction of the State with respect to fish and wildlife, including hunting, fishing, and trapping in the Conservation Area. SEC. 103. GENERAL PROVISIONS. (a) No Buffer Zones- (1) IN GENERAL- The establishment of the Conservation Area shall not create an express or implied protective perimeter or buffer zone around the Conservation Area. (2) PRIVATE LAND- If the use of, or conduct of an activity on, private land that shares a boundary with the Conservation Area is consistent with applicable law, nothing in this title concerning the establishment of the Conservation Area prohibits or limits the use or conduct of the activity. (b) Withdrawals- Subject to valid existing rights, all public land within the Conservation Area, including any land or interest in land that is acquired by the United States within the Conservation Area after the date of enactment of this Act, is withdrawn from-- (1) entry, appropriation or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. (c) Special Management Areas- (1) IN GENERAL- The establishment of the Conservation Area shall not affect the management status of any area within the boundary of the Conservation Area that is protected under the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan. (2) CONFLICT OF LAWS- If there is a conflict between the laws applicable to an area described in paragraph (1) and this title, the more restrictive provision shall control. SEC. 104. GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA ADVISORY COUNCIL. (a) Establishment- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish an advisory council, to be known as the `Gold Butte National Conservation Area Advisory Council'. (b) Duties- The Advisory Council shall advise the Secretary with respect to the preparation and implementation of the management plan. (c) Applicable Law- The Advisory Council shall be subject to-- (1) the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.); and (2) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). (d) Members- (1) IN GENERAL- The Advisory Council shall include 13 members to be appointed by the Secretary, of whom, to the extent practicable-- (A) 4 members shall be appointed after considering the recommendations of the Mesquite, Nevada, City Council; (B) 1 member shall be appointed after considering the recommendations of the Bunkerville, Nevada, Town Advisory Board; (C) 1 member shall be appointed after considering the recommendations of the Moapa Valley, Nevada, Town Advisory Board; (D) 1 member shall be appointed after considering the recommendations of the Moapa, Nevada, Town Advisory Board; (E) 1 member shall be appointed after considering the recommendations of the Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribal Council; and (F) 5 at-large members from the County shall be appointed after considering the recommendations of the County Commission. (2) SPECIAL APPOINTMENT CONSIDERATIONS- The at-large members appointed under paragraph (1)(F) shall have backgrounds that reflect-- (A) the purposes for which the Conservation Area was established; and (B) the interests of persons affected by the planning and management of the Conservation Area. (3) REPRESENTATION- The Secretary shall ensure that the membership of the Advisory Council is fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed by the Advisory Council. (4) INITIAL APPOINTMENT- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall appoint the initial members of the Advisory Council in accordance with paragraph (1). (e) Duties of the Advisory Council- The Advisory Council shall advise the Secretary with respect to the preparation and implementation of the management plan, including budgetary matters relating to the Conservation Area. (f) Compensation- Members of the Advisory Council shall receive no compensation for serving on the Advisory Council. (g) Chairperson- (1) IN GENERAL- The Advisory Council shall elect a Chairperson from among the members of the Advisory Council. (2) TERM- The term of the Chairperson shall be 3 years. (h) Term of Members- (1) IN GENERAL- The term of a member of the Advisory Council shall be 3 years. (2) SUCCESSORS- Notwithstanding the expiration of a 3-year term of a member of the Advisory Council, a member may continue to serve on the Advisory Council until a successor is appointed. (i) Vacancies- (1) IN GENERAL- A vacancy on the Advisory Council shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. (2) APPOINTMENT FOR REMAINDER OF TERM- A member appointed to fill a vacancy on the Advisory Council shall serve for the remainder of the term for which the predecessor was appointed. (j) Termination- The Advisory Council shall terminate not later than 3 years after the date on which the final version of the management plan is published. TITLE II--DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS IN CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA SEC. 201. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and National Park Service in the County contains unique and spectacular natural, cultural, and historical resources, including-- (A) priceless habitat for numerous species of plants and wildlife; (B) thousands of acres of land that remain in a natural state; and (C) numerous sites containing significant cultural and historical artifacts; and (2) continued preservation of the public land would benefit the County and all of the United States by-- (A) ensuring the conservation of ecologically diverse habitat; (B) protecting prehistoric cultural resources; (C) conserving primitive recreational resources; and (D) protecting air and water quality. SEC. 202. ADDITIONS TO NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM. (a) Additions- In furtherance of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following public land administered by the National Park Service or the Bureau of Land Management in the County is designated as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) VIRGIN PEAK WILDERNESS- Certain public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 18,296 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Virgin Peak Wilderness'. (2) BLACK RIDGE WILDERNESS- Certain public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 18,192 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Black Ridge Wilderness'. (3) BITTER RIDGE NORTH WILDERNESS- Certain public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management comprising approximately 15,114 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Bitter Ridge North Wilderness'. (4) BITTER RIDGE SOUTH WILDERNESS- Certain public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 12,646 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Bitter Ridge Wilderness'. (5) BILLY GOAT PEAK WILDERNESS- Certain public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 30,460 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Billy Goat Peak Wilderness'. (6) MILLION HILLS WILDERNESS- Certain public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 24,818 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Million Hills Wilderness'. (7) OVERTON WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising approximately 23,227 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Overton Wilderness'. (8) TWIN SPRINGS WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising approximately 9,684 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Twin Springs Wilderness'. (9) SCANLON WASH WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising approximately 22,826 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Scanlon Wash Wilderness'. (10) HILLER MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising approximately 14,832 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Hiller Mountains Wilderness'. (11) Hell'S KITCHEN WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising approximately 12,439 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Hell's Kitchen Wilderness'. (12) INDIAN HILLS WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising approximately 8,955 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which shall be known as the `Indian Hills Wilderness'. (13) LIME CANYON WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 10,069 acres, as generally depicted on the Map, which is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `Lime Canyon Wilderness' designated by section 202(a)(9) of the Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 107-282). (b) National Landscape Conservation System- The wilderness areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management shall be administered as components of the National Landscape Conservation System. (c) Road Offset- The boundary of any portion of a wilderness area that is bordered by a road shall be at least 100 feet away from the centerline of the road so as not to interfere with public access. (d) Lake Offset- The boundary of any portion of a wilderness area that is bordered by Lake Mead or the Colorado River shall be 300 feet inland from the high water line. (e) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and legal description of each wilderness area with the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. (2) EFFECT- Each map and legal description under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this title, except that the Secretary may correct clerical and typographical errors in the map or legal description. (3) AVAILABILITY- Each map and legal description under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. SEC. 203. ADMINISTRATION. (a) Management- Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness areas shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), except that-- (1) 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; and (2) any reference in that Act to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be considered to be a reference to the Secretary. (b) Incorporation of Acquired Land and Interests- Any land or interest in land within the boundaries of a wilderness area that is acquired by the United States after the date of enactment of this Act shall be added to, and administered as part of, the wilderness area within which the acquired land or interest is located. (c) Water Rights- (1) FINDINGS- Congress finds that-- (A) the land designated as a wilderness area-- (i) is within the Mojave Desert; (ii) is arid in nature; and (iii) includes ephemeral streams; (B) the hydrology of the land designated as a wilderness area is locally characterized by complex flow patterns and alluvial fans with impermanent channels; (C) the subsurface hydrogeology of the region within which the land designated as a wilderness area is located is characterized by ground water subject to local and regional flow gradients and artesian aquifers; (D) the land designated as a wilderness area is generally not suitable for use or development of new water resource facilities; (E) there are no actual or proposed water resource facilities and no opportunities for diversion, storage, or other uses of water occurring outside the land designated as a wilderness area that would adversely affect the wilderness or other values of the land; and (F) because of the unique nature and hydrology of the desert land designated as a wilderness area and the existence of the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan, it is possible to provide for proper management and protection of the wilderness, perennial springs, and other values of the land in ways different than the methods used in other laws. (2) STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION- (A) NO RESERVATION- Nothing in this title constitutes an express or implied reservation by the United States of any water or water rights with respect to the land designated as a wilderness area. (B) STATE RIGHTS- Nothing in this title affects any water rights in the State existing on the date of enactment of this Act, including any water rights held by the United States. (C) NO PRECEDENT- Nothing in this subsection establishes a precedent with regard to any future wilderness designations. (D) NO EFFECT ON COMPACTS- Nothing in this title limits, alters, modifies, or amends any of the interstate compacts or equitable apportionment decrees that apportion water among and between the State and other States. (E) CLARK COUNTY MULTI-SPECIES HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN- Nothing in this title limits, alters, modifies, or amends the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan with respect to the land designated as a wilderness area, including specific management actions for the conservation of perennial springs. (3) NEVADA WATER LAW- The Secretary shall follow the procedural and substantive requirements of State law in order to obtain and hold any water rights not in existence on the date of enactment of this Act with respect to the land designated as a wilderness area. (4) NEW PROJECTS- (A) DEFINITION- (i) IN GENERAL- In this paragraph, the term `water resource facility' means irrigation and pumping facilities, reservoirs, water conservation works, aqueducts, canals, ditches, pipelines, wells, hydropower projects, and transmission and other ancillary facilities, and other water diversion, storage, and carriage structures. (ii) EXCLUSION- In this paragraph, the term `water resource facility' does not include wildlife guzzlers. (B) NO LICENSES OR PERMITS- Except as otherwise provided in this title, on and after the date of enactment of this Act, neither the President nor any other officer, employee, or agent of the United States shall fund, assist, authorize, or issue a license or permit for the development of any new water resource facility within the land designated as a wilderness area. (d) Withdrawal- Subject to valid existing rights, any Federal land within the wilderness areas, including any land or interest in land that is acquired by the United States within the Conservation Area after the date of enactment of this Act, is withdrawn from-- (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. SEC. 204. ADJACENT MANAGEMENT. (a) No Buffer Zones- Congress does not intend for the designation of land as wilderness areas to lead to the creation of protective perimeters or buffer zones around the wilderness areas. (b) Nonwilderness Activities- The fact that nonwilderness activities or uses can be seen or heard from areas within a wilderness area shall not preclude the conduct of those activities or uses outside the boundary of the wilderness area. SEC. 205. MILITARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND EMERGENCY OVERFLIGHTS. Nothing in this Act restricts or precludes-- (1) low-level overflights of military, law enforcement, or emergency medical services aircraft over the area designated as wilderness by this Act, including military, law enforcement, or emergency medical services overflights that can be seen or heard within the wilderness area; (2) flight testing and evaluation; or (3) the designation or creation of new units of special use airspace, or the establishment of military, law enforcement, or emergency medical services flight training routes, over the wilderness area. SEC. 206. RELEASE OF WILDERNESS STUDY AREAS. (a) Finding- Congress finds that, for the purposes of section 603 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782), the Bureau of Land Management land in any portion of the wilderness study areas located within the Conservation Area not designated as a wilderness area has been adequately studied for wilderness designation. (b) Release- Any Bureau of Land Management land described in subsection (a) that is not designated as a wilderness area-- (1) is no longer subject to section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)); (2) shall be managed in accordance with-- (A) the land management plans adopted under section 202 of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1712); and (B) cooperative conservation agreements in existence on the date of enactment of this Act; and (3) shall be subject to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). SEC. 207. NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS USES. Nothing in this title diminishes-- (1) the rights of any Indian tribe; or (2) tribal rights regarding access to Federal land for tribal activities, including spiritual, cultural, and traditional food-gathering activities. SEC. 208. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT. (a) In General- In accordance with section 4(d)(7) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(7)), nothing in this title affects or diminishes the jurisdiction of the State with respect to fish and wildlife management, including the regulation of hunting, fishing, and trapping, in the wilderness areas. (b) Management Activities- (1) IN GENERAL- In furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), management activities to maintain or restore fish and wildlife populations and the habitats to support the populations may be carried out within the wilderness areas, if the activities-- (A) are consistent with relevant wilderness management plans; and (B) are carried out in accordance with appropriate policies, such as those set forth in Appendix B of House Report 101-405. (2) USE OF MOTORIZED VEHICLES- The management activities under paragraph (1) may include the occasional and temporary use of motorized vehicles, if the use, as determined by the Secretary, would-- (A) promote healthy, viable, and more naturally distributed wildlife populations that would enhance wilderness values; and (B) accomplish the purposes described in subparagraph (A) with the minimum impact necessary to reasonably accomplish the task. (c) Existing Activities- Consistent with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)) and in accordance with appropriate policies such as those set forth in Appendix B of House Report 101-405, the State may continue to use aircraft (including helicopters) to survey, capture, transplant, monitor, and provide water for wildlife populations, including bighorn sheep, and feral stock, horses, and burros. (d) Wildlife Water Development Projects- Subject to subsection (f), the Secretary shall authorize structures and facilities, including existing structures and facilities, for wildlife water development projects, including guzzlers, in the wilderness areas if-- (1) the structures and facilities will, as determined by the Secretary, enhance wilderness values by promoting healthy, viable and more naturally distributed wildlife populations; and (2) the visual impacts of the structures and facilities on the wilderness areas can reasonably be minimized. (e) Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may designate, by regulation, areas in which, and establish periods during which, for reasons of public safety, administration, or compliance with applicable laws, no hunting, fishing, or trapping will be permitted in the wilderness areas. (2) CONSULTATION- Except in emergencies, the Secretary shall consult with the appropriate State agency before promulgating regulations under paragraph (1). (f) Cooperative Agreement- The State, including a designee of the State, may conduct wildlife management activities in the wilderness areas-- (1) in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the cooperative agreement between the Secretary and the State entitled `Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Wildlife Supplement No. 9' and signed November and December 2003, including any amendments to the cooperative agreement agreed to by the Secretary and the State; and (2) subject to all applicable laws (including regulations). SEC. 209. WILDFIRE, INSECT, AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT. (a) In General- In accordance with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)), the Secretary may take such measures in each wilderness area as the Secretary determines to be necessary for the control of fire, insects, and diseases (including, as the Secretary determines to be appropriate, the coordination of the activities with a State or local agency). (b) Effect- Nothing in this Act precludes a Federal, State, or local agency from conducting wildfire management operations (including operations using aircraft or mechanized equipment) in accordance with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)). SEC. 210. CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA COLLECTION. Subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary may require, nothing in this title precludes the installation and maintenance of hydrologic, meteorologic, or climatological collection devices in the wilderness areas if the facilities and access to the facilities are essential to flood warning, flood control, and water reservoir operation activities. SEC. 211. NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM LAND. To the extent any of the provisions of this title are in conflict with laws (including regulations) or management policies applicable to Federal land within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area designated as a wilderness area, the laws (including regulations) or policies shall control. TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS SEC. 301. RELATIONSHIP TO CLARK COUNTY MULTI-SPECIES HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN. (a) In General- Nothing in this Act limits, alters, modifies, or amends the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan with respect to the Conservation Area and the wilderness areas, including the specific management actions contained in the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan for the conservation of perennial springs. (b) Conservation Management Areas- The Secretary shall credit the Conservation Area and the wilderness areas as Conservation Management Areas, as may be required by the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (including amendments to the plan). (c) Management Plan- In developing the management plan, to the extent consistent with this section, the Secretary may incorporate any provision of the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan. SEC. 302. VISITOR CENTER, RESEARCH, AND INTERPRETATION. (a) In General- The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, may establish, in cooperation with any other public or private entities that the Secretary may determine to be appropriate, a visitor center and field office in Mesquite, Nevada-- (1) to serve visitors; and (2) to assist in fulfilling the purposes of-- (A) the Lake Mead National Recreation Area; (B) the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument; and (C) the Conservation Area. (b) Requirements- The Secretary shall ensure that the visitor center authorized under subsection (a) is designed-- (1) to interpret the scenic, biological, natural, historical, scientific, paleontological, recreational, ecological, wilderness, and cultural resources of each of the areas described in that subsection; and (2) to serve as an interagency field office for each of the areas described in that subsection. (c) Cooperative Agreements- The Secretary may, in a manner consistent with this Act, enter into cooperative agreements with the State, the State of Arizona, and any other appropriate institutions and organizations to carry out the purposes of this section. SEC. 303. TERMINATION OF WITHDRAWAL OF BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND. (a) Termination of Withdrawal- The withdrawal of the parcels of Bureau of Land Management land described in subsection (b) for use by the Bureau of Reclamation is terminated. (b) Description of Land- The parcels of land referred to in subsection (a) consist of the Bureau of Land Management land identified on the Map as `Transfer from BOR to BLM'. (c) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall finalize the legal description of the land reverting to the Bureau of Land Management under subsection (a). (2) MINOR ERRORS- The Secretary may correct any minor error in-- (A) the Map; or (B) the legal description. (3) AVAILABILITY- The Map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Reclamation.
S.1049 May-23-13
STATUS: May 23, 2013: Introduced. March 25, 2014.--Mr. Warner added as cosponsor. June 24, 2014.--Mr. Tester added as cosponsor. July 30, 2014.--Subcommittee hearing held. S.1049 To direct the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good Samaritan... (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1049 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1049 To direct the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 23, 2013 Mr. HELLER introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To direct the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, 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. EXPEDITED ACCESS TO CERTAIN FEDERAL LANDS. (a) In General- The Secretary shall develop and implement a process to expedite access to Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary for eligible organizations and eligible individuals to request access to Federal lands to conduct good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions. The process developed and implemented pursuant to this subsection shall include provisions that clarify that-- (1) an eligible organization or eligible individual granted access under this section shall be acting for private purposes and shall not be considered a Federal volunteer; (2) an eligible organization or eligible individual conducting a good Samaritan search-and-recovery mission under this section shall not be considered a volunteer under section 3 of the Volunteers in the Parks Act of 1969 (16 U.S.C. 18i); (3) the Federal Torts Claim Act shall not apply to an eligible organization or eligible individual carrying out a privately requested good Samaritan search-and-recovery mission under this section; and (4) the Federal Employee Compensation Act shall not apply to an eligible organization or eligible individual conducting good Samaritan search-and-recovery mission under this section and such activities shall not constitute civilian employment. (b) Release of the Federal Government From Liability- The Secretary shall not require an eligible organization or an eligible individual to have liability insurance as a condition of accessing Federal lands under this section if the eligible organization or eligible individual-- (1) acknowledges and consents, in writing, to the provisions listed in paragraphs (1) through (4) of subsection (a); and (2) signs a waiver releasing the Federal Government from all liability related to the access granted under this section. (c) Approval and Denial of Requests- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall notify an eligible organization and eligible individual of the approval or denial of a request by that eligible organization and eligible individual to carry out a good Samaritan search-and-recovery mission under this section not more than 48 hours after the request is made. (2) DENIALS- If the Secretary denies a request from an eligible organization or eligible individual to carry out a good Samaritan search-and-recovery mission under this section, the Secretary shall notify the eligible organization or eligible individual of-- (A) the reason for the denial request; and (B) any actions that eligible organization or eligible individual can take to meet the requirements for the request to be approved. (d) Partnerships- The Secretary shall develop search-and-recovery focused partnerships with search-and-recovery organizations to-- (1) coordinate good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions on Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary; and (2) expedite and accelerate good Samaritan search-and-recovery mission efforts for missing individuals on Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary. (e) Report- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a joint report to Congress describing-- (1) plans to develop partnerships described in subsection (c)(1); and (2) efforts being taken to expedite and accelerate good Samaritan search-and-recovery mission efforts for missing individuals on Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary pursuant to subsection (b)(2). (f) Definitions- For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply: (1) ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATION AND ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUAL- The terms `eligible organization' and `eligible individual' means an organization or individual, respectively, that-- (A) is acting in a not-for-profit capacity; and (B) is certificated in training that meets or exceeds standards established by the American Society for Testing and Materials. (2) GOOD SAMARITAN SEARCH-AND-RECOVERY MISSION- The term `good Samaritan search-and-recovery mission' means a search for one or more missing individuals believed to be deceased at the time that the search is initiated. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture, as appropriate.
S.1044 May-23-13
STATUS: May 23, 2013: Introduced. July 23, 2013.--Mrs. Landrieu added as cosponsor. July 31, 2013.--Subcommittee on National Parks.hearing held. S.Hrg. 113-93. November 21, 2013.--Full committee hearing; Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. March 10, 2014.--Mr. Blunt added as cosponsor. March 31, 2014.--Reported to Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-1141. March 31, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 339]. June 5, 2014,--Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. June 5, 2014.--Message on Senate action sent to the House. June 9, 2014.--Bill held at desk. June 25, 2014.--Presented to President. June 30, 2014.--Signed by President. June 30, 2014.--Became Public Law No. 113-123. S.1044 World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1044 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1044 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on D-Day, June 6, 1944. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 23, 2013 Mr. PORTMAN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on D-Day, June 6, 1944. 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 `World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. PLACEMENT OF PLAQUE OR INSCRIPTION AT WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL. The Secretary of the Interior-- (1) shall install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day; (2) shall design, procure, prepare, and install the plaque or inscription referred to in paragraph (1); and (3) may not use Federal funds to prepare or install the plaque or inscription referred to in paragraph (1), but may accept and expend private contributions for this purpose. SEC. 3. COMMEMORATIVE WORKS ACT. Chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the `Commemorative Works Act'), shall apply to the design and placement of the plaque within the area of the World War II Memorial.
H.Res.1033 Apr-10-13
STATUS: April 9, 2013.--Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-29. 04/10/2013: Received. 04/10/2013: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Passed/agreed to in House, 283 - 122. May 22, 2014.--Reported in Senate with an amendment. S. Rept No. 113-172. May 22, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar .[Calendar No. 398]. H.R.1033 American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013 (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 1033 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 1033IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 10, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program. 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 `American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND WAR OF 1812 AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION. Section 7301(c) of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) is amended as follows: (1) In paragraph (1)-- (A) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following: `(A) BATTLEFIELD REPORT- The term `battlefield report' means, collectively-- `(i) the report entitled `Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields', prepared by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, and dated July 1993; and `(ii) the report entitled `Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States', prepared by the National Park Service, and dated September 2007.'; and (B) in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking `Battlefield Report' and inserting `battlefield report'. (2) In paragraph (2), by inserting `eligible sites or' after `acquiring'. (3) In paragraph (3), by inserting `an eligible site or' after `acquire'. (4) In paragraph (4), by inserting `an eligible site or' after
S.1024 May-22-13
STATUS: May 22, 2013: Introduced. S.1024 Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1024 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1024 To provide for the inclusion of Lease Sale 220 in the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012-2017, to revise the map for the Mid-Atlantic planning area, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 22, 2013 Mr. WARNER (for himself and Mr. KAINE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for the inclusion of Lease Sale 220 in the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012-2017, to revise the map for the Mid-Atlantic planning area, 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 `Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) LEASE SALE 220- The term `Lease Sale 220' means the sale of Federal oil, gas, wind, or alternative and renewable energy exploration leases in the outer Continental Shelf planning area located off the coast of the State. (2) QUALIFIED REVENUES- The term `qualified revenues' means all rentals, royalties, bonus bids, and other sums due and payable to the United States under a lease sale conducted under section 3(a)(1). (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (4) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Virginia. SEC. 3. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ENERGY LEASES OFF THE COAST OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. (a) Authorization of Lease Sales- In carrying out the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012-2017 prepared under section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344), the Secretary shall-- (1) include in the schedule of proposed lease sales-- (A) Lease Sale 220; and (B) any areas off the coast of the State that are included in the Mid-Atlantic planning area as a result of the revision to the map under section 4(b); and (2) provide that the Secretary shall not make any tract available for lease under paragraph (1) if the President, in consultation with the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives, determines that the lease of that tract would conflict with military operations relating to national security. (b) Disposition of Revenues- (1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding section 9 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1338) and subject to the provisions of this section, for each applicable fiscal year, the Secretary of the Treasury shall deposit-- (A) 50 percent of any qualified revenues in the general fund of the Treasury; and (B) 50 percent of any qualified revenues in a special account in the Treasury to be used for the purposes described in paragraph (2). (2) DISPOSITION OF REVENUES TO STATE- Of the qualified revenues described in paragraph (1)(B)-- (A) 75 percent shall be disbursed to the State; and (B) 25 percent shall be used, at the discretion of the President-- (i) to enhance State land and water conservation efforts; (ii) to improve State public transportation projects; and (iii) to establish State alternative and renewable energy systems. SEC. 4. REVISED MAP OF THE MID-ATLANTIC PLANNING AREA. (a) Definition of Mid-Atlantic State- In this section, the term `Mid-Atlantic State' means each of the States of Delaware, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. (b) Revision of Map- Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary shall revise the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement map entitled `Atlantic NAD 83 Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Administrative Boundaries' and dated January 2010 to ensure that the square footage of the leasable area in the Mid-Atlantic planning area is directly proportional to the length of the tidal shoreline of the Mid-Atlantic States, as determined using the information on tidal shorelines provided in the document published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration entitled `The Coastline of the United States' and numbered NOAA/PA 71046 (1975). (c) Limitation- Nothing in this section affects the boundary of Lease Sale 220.
S.995 May-21-13
STATUS: May 21, 2013.--Introduced. May 22, 2014.--Reported without amendment. S. Rept. 113-169. May 22, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 395]. S.995 National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 995 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 995 To authorize the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 21, 2013 Mr. BOOZMAN (for himself and Mr. DONNELLY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, 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 `National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) ASSOCIATION- The term `Association' means the National Desert Storm Memorial Association, a corporation that is-- (A) organized under the laws of the State of Arkansas; and (B)(i) described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and (ii) exempt from taxation under 501(a) of that Code. (2) MEMORIAL- The term `memorial' means the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial authorized to be established under section 3. SEC. 3. NATIONAL DESERT STORM AND DESERT SHIELD MEMORIAL. (a) Authorization To Establish Commemorative Work- The Association may establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work, on Federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces that served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield. (b) Compliance With Standards for Commemorative Works Act- The establishment of the memorial under this section shall be in accordance with chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the `Commemorative Works Act'). (c) Use of Federal Funds Prohibited- (1) IN GENERAL- Federal funds may not be used to pay any expense of the establishment of the memorial under this section. (2) RESPONSIBILITY OF ASSOCIATION- The Association shall be solely responsible for acceptance of contributions for, and payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the memorial. (d) Deposit of Excess Funds- If, on 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), or on expiration of the authority for the memorial under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the memorial, the Association shall transmit the amount of the balance to the Secretary of the Interior for deposit in the account provided for in section 8906(b)(3) of title 40, United States Code.
H.Res.993 Jun-12-13
STATUS: June 12, 2013.--Introduced. H.R.993 Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 993 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 993IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJune 12, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land to the city of Fruit Heights, Utah. 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 `Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) CITY- The term `City' means the city of Fruit Heights, Utah. (2) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Proposed Fruit Heights City Conveyance' and dated September 13, 2012. (3) NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LAND- The term `National Forest System land' means the approximately 100 acres of National Forest System land, as depicted on the map. (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture. SEC. 3. CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN LAND TO THE CITY OF FRUIT HEIGHTS, UTAH. (a) In General- The Secretary shall convey to the City, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the National Forest System land. (b) Survey- (1) IN GENERAL- If determined by the Secretary to be necessary, the exact acreage and legal description of the National Forest System land shall be determined by a survey approved by the Secretary. (2) COSTS- The City shall pay the reasonable survey and other administrative costs associated with a survey conducted under paragraph (1). (c) Easement- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the Secretary shall reserve an easement to the National Forest System land for the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. (d) Use of National Forest System Land- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the City shall use the National Forest System land only for public purposes. (e) Reversionary Interest- In the quitclaim deed to the City for the National Forest System land, the Secretary shall provide that the National Forest System land shall revert to the Secretary, at the election of the Secretary, if the National Forest System land is used for other than a public purpose. Passed the House of Representatives June 11, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
S.974 May-16-13
STATUS: May 16, 2013:--Introduced. July 31, 2013.--Hearing by full committee; S.Hrg. 113-93. December 19, 2013.--Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. June 2, 2014.--Reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-178. June 2, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 405]. S.974 Las Vegas Valley Public Land and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 974 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 974 To provide for certain land conveyances in the State of Nevada, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 16, 2013 Mr. REID (for himself and Mr. HELLER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for certain land conveyances in the State of Nevada, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Las Vegas Valley Public Land and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Act of 2013'. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. Sec. 3. Addition of land to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Sec. 4. Conveyance of Bureau of Land Management land to North Las Vegas. Sec. 5. Conveyance of Bureau of Land Management land to Las Vegas. Sec. 6. Expansion of conveyance to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Sec. 7. Spring Mountains National Recreation Area withdrawal. Sec. 8. Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 amendments. Sec. 9. Conveyance of land to the Nevada System of Higher Education. Sec. 10. Land Conveyance for Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport. Sec. 11. Sunrise Mountain Instant Study Area release. Sec. 12. Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. Sec. 13. Conveyance of land for Nellis Air Force Base. Sec. 14. Military overflights. SEC. 2. TULE SPRINGS FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) since 1933, the Upper Las Vegas Wash has been valued by scientists because of the significant paleontological resources demonstrative of the Pleistocene Epoch that are located in the area; (2) in 2004, during the preparation of the Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary Final Environmental Impact Statement, the Bureau of Land Management identified sensitive biological, cultural, and paleontological resources determined to be worthy of more evaluation with respect to the protective status of the resources; (3) the Upper Las Vegas Wash contains thousands of paleontological resources from the Pleistocene Epoch that are preserved in a unique geological context that are of national importance, including Columbian mammoth, ground sloth, American lion, camels, and horse fossils; (4) in addition to Joshua trees and several species of cacti, the Las Vegas buckwheat, Merriam's bearpoppy, and the Las Vegas bearpoppy are 3 unique and imperiled plants that are supported in the harsh desert environment of Tule Springs; (5) the area provides important habitat for threatened desert tortoise, endemic poppy bees, kit foxes, burrowing owls, LeConte's thrasher, phainopepla, and a variety of reptiles; (6) in studies of the area conducted during the last decade, the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service determined that the area likely contains the longest continuous section of Pleistocene strata in the desert southwest, which span multiple important global climate cooling and warming episodes; (7) the Upper Las Vegas Wash is significant to the culture and history of the native and indigenous people of the area, including the Southern Paiute Tribe; (8) despite the findings of the studies and recommendations for further assessment of the resources for appropriate methods of protection-- (A) the area remains inadequately protected; and (B) many irreplaceable fossil specimens in the area have been lost to vandalism or theft; and (9) designation of the Upper Las Vegas Wash site as a National Monument would protect the unique fossil resources of the area and the geological context of those resources for present and future generations while allowing for public education and continued scientific research opportunities. (b) Definitions- In this section: (1) COUNCIL- The term `Council' means the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council established by subsection (g)(1). (2) COUNTY- The term `County' means Clark County, Nevada. (3) LOCAL GOVERNMENT- The term `local government' means the City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, or the County. (4) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The term `management plan' means the management plan for the Monument developed under subsection (d)(5). (5) MAP- The term `Map' means the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. (6) MONUMENT- The term `Monument' means the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument established by subsection (c)(1). (7) PUBLIC LAND- The term `public land' has the meaning given the term `public lands' in section 103 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1702). (8) PUBLIC WATER AGENCY- The term `public water agency' means a regional wholesale water provider that is engaged in the acquisition of water on behalf of, or the delivery of water to, water purveyors who are member agencies of the public water agency. (9) QUALIFIED ELECTRIC UTILITY- The term `qualified electric utility' means any public or private utility determined by the Secretary to be technically and financially capable of developing the transmission line. (10) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (11) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Nevada. (c) Establishment- (1) IN GENERAL- In order to conserve, protect, interpret, and enhance for the benefit of present and future generations the unique and nationally important paleontological, scientific, educational, and recreational resources and values of the land described in this subsection, there is established in the State, subject to valid existing rights, the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. (2) BOUNDARIES- The Monument shall consist of approximately 22,650 acres of public land in the County within the boundaries generally depicted on the Map. (3) MAP; LEGAL DESCRIPTION- (A) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare an official map and legal description of the boundaries of the Monument. (B) LEGAL EFFECT- The map and legal description prepared under subparagraph (A) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this section, except that the Secretary may correct any clerical or typographical errors in the legal description or the map. (C) AVAILABILITY OF MAP AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION- The map and legal description prepared under subparagraph (A) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. (4) ACQUISITION OF LAND- (A) IN GENERAL- Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary may acquire land or interests in land within or adjacent to the boundaries of the Monument by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, exchange, or transfer from another Federal agency. (B) LIMITATION- Land or interests in land that are owned by the State or a political subdivision of the State may be acquired under subparagraph (A) only by donation or exchange. (5) WITHDRAWALS- Subject to valid existing rights and subsections (e) and (f), any land within the Monument or any land or interest in land that is acquired by the United States for inclusion in the Monument after the date of enactment of this Act is withdrawn from-- (A) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (B) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (C) operation of the mineral leasing laws, geothermal leasing laws, and minerals materials laws. (6) RELATIONSHIP TO CLARK COUNTY MULTI-SPECIES HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN- (A) AMENDMENT TO PLAN- The Secretary shall credit, on an acre-for-acre basis, approximately 22,650 acres of the land conserved for the Monument under this Act toward the development of additional non-Federal land within the County through an amendment to the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan. (B) EFFECT ON PLAN- Nothing in this Act otherwise limits, alters, modifies, or amends the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan. (d) Administration- (1) TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION- Administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 22,650 acres of public land depicted on the Map as `Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument' is transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to the National Park Service. (2) MANAGEMENT- The Secretary shall-- (A) allow only such uses of the Monument that-- (i) are consistent with this section; (ii) the Secretary determines would further the purposes of the Monument; and (iii) are consistent with existing rights of previously authorized water facility and high voltage transmission facility rights-of-way and any rights-of-way issued under this Act, including the operation, maintenance, replacement, and repair and repair of the facility; and (B) manage the Monument-- (i) in a manner that conserves, protects, interprets, and enhances the resources and values of the Monument; and (ii) in accordance with-- (I) this section; (II) the provisions of laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System (including the National Park Service Organic Act (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.)); and (III) any other applicable laws. (3) BUFFER ZONES- The establishment of the Monument shall not-- (A) lead to the creation of express or implied protective perimeters or buffer zones around or over the Monument; (B) preclude disposal or development of public land adjacent to the boundaries of the Monument, if the disposal or development is consistent with other applicable law; (C) preclude an activity on, or use of, private land adjacent to the boundaries of the Monument, if the activity or use is consistent with other applicable law; or (D) directly or indirectly subject an activity on, or use of, private land, to additional regulation, if the activity or use is consistent with other applicable law. (4) AIR AND WATER QUALITY- Nothing in this Act alters the standards governing air or water quality outside the boundary of the Monument. (5) MANAGEMENT PLAN- (A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop a management plan that provides for the long-term protection and management of the Monument. (B) COMPONENTS- The management plan-- (i) shall, consistent with this section and the purposes of the Monument-- (I) describe the resources at the Monument that are to be protected; (II) describe the appropriate uses and management of the Monument; (III) allow for continued scientific research at the Monument; and (IV) include a travel management plan that may include existing public transit; and (ii) may-- (I) incorporate any appropriate decisions contained in an existing management or activity plan for the land designated as the Monument under subsection (c)(1); and (II) use information developed in any study of land within, or adjacent to, the boundary of the Monument that was conducted before the date of enactment of this Act. (C) PUBLIC PROCESS- In preparing the management plan, the Secretary shall-- (i) consult with, and take into account the comments and recommendations of, the Council; (ii) provide an opportunity for public involvement in the preparation and review of the management plan, including holding public meetings; (iii) consider public comments received as part of the public review and comment process of the management plan; and (iv) consult with governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders involved in establishing and improving the regional trail system to incorporate, where appropriate, trails in the Monument that link to the regional trail system. (6) INTERPRETATION, EDUCATION, AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH- (A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall provide for public interpretation of, and education and scientific research on, the paleontological resources of the Monument, with priority given to exhibiting and curating the resources. (B) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS- The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the State, political subdivisions of the State, nonprofit organizations, and appropriate public and private entities to carry out subparagraph (A). (e) Renewable Energy Transmission Facilities- (1) IN GENERAL- On receipt of a complete application from a qualified electric utility, the Secretary, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), shall issue to the qualified electric utility a 400-foot right-of-way for the construction and maintenance of high-voltage transmission facilities depicted on the Map as `Renewable Energy Transmission Corridor' if the high-voltage transmission facilities do not conflict with other previously authorized rights-of-way within the corridor. (2) REQUIREMENTS- (A) IN GENERAL- The high-voltage transmission facilities shall-- (i) be used-- (I) primarily, to the maximum extent practicable, for renewable energy resources; and (II) to meet reliability standards set by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, or the public utilities regulator of the State; and (ii) employ best management practices identified as part of the compliance of the Secretary with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to limit impacts on the Monument, including impacts to the viewshed. (B) CAPACITY- The Secretary shall consult with the qualified electric utility that is issued the right-of-way under paragraph (1) and the public utilities regulator of the State to seek to maximize the capacity of the high-voltage transmission facilities. (3) TERMS AND CONDITIONS- The issuance of a notice to proceed on the construction of the high-voltage transmission facilities within the right-of-way under paragraph (1) shall be subject to terms and conditions that the Secretary (in consultation with the qualified electric utility), as part of the compliance of the Secretary with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), determines appropriate to protect and conserve the resources for which the Monument is managed. (4) EXPIRATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY- The right-of-way issued under paragraph (1) shall expire on the date that is 15 years after the date of enactment of this Act if construction of the high-voltage transmission facilities described in paragraph (1) has not been initiated by that date, unless the Secretary determines that it is in the public interest to continue the right-of-way. (f) Water Conveyance Facilities- (1) WATER CONVEYANCE FACILITIES CORRIDOR- (A) IN GENERAL- On receipt of 1 or more complete applications from a public water agency and except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), shall issue to the public water agency a 100-foot right-of-way for the construction, maintenance, repair, and replacement of a buried water conveyance pipeline and associated facilities within the `Water Conveyance Facilities Corridor' and the `Renewable Energy Transmission Corridor' depicted on the Map. (B) LIMITATION- A public water agency right-of-way shall not be granted under subparagraph (A) within the portion of the Renewable Energy Transmission Corridor that is located along the Moccasin Drive alignment, which is generally between T. 18 S. and T. 19 S., Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian. (2) BURIED WATER CONVEYANCE PIPELINE- On receipt of 1 or more complete applications from a unit of local government or public water agency, the Secretary, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), shall issue to the unit of local government or public water agency a 100-foot right-of-way for the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of a buried water conveyance pipeline to access the existing buried water pipeline turnout facility and surge tank located in the NE 1/4 sec. 16 of T. 19 S. and R. 61 E. (3) REQUIREMENTS- (A) BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES- The water conveyance facilities shall employ best management practices identified as part of the compliance of the Secretary with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to limit the impacts of the water conveyance facilities on the Monument. (B) CONSULTATIONS- The water conveyance facilities within the `Renewable Energy Transmission Corridor' shall be sited in consultation with the qualified electric utility to limit the impacts of the water conveyance facilities on the high-voltage transmission facilities. (4) TERMS AND CONDITIONS- The issuance of a notice to proceed on the construction of the water conveyance facilities within the right-of-way under paragraph (1) shall be subject to any terms and conditions that the Secretary, in consultation with the public water agency, as part of the compliance of the Secretary with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), determines appropriate to protect and conserve the resources for which the Monument is managed. (g) Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council- (1) ESTABLISHMENT- To provide guidance for the management of the Monument, there is established the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council. (2) MEMBERSHIP- (A) COMPOSITION- The Council shall consist of 13 members, to be appointed by the Secretary, of whom-- (i) 1 member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the County Commission; (ii) 1 member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the city council of Las Vegas, Nevada; (iii) 1 member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the city council of North Las Vegas, Nevada; (iv) 1 member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the tribal council of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe; (v) 1 member shall be a representative of the conservation community in southern Nevada; (vi) 1 member shall be a representative of, or be nominated by, the Director of the Bureau of Land Management; (vii) 1 member shall be a representative of, or be nominated by, the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; (viii) 1 member shall be a representative of, or be nominated by, the Director of the National Park Service; (ix) 1 member shall be a representative of Nellis Air Force Base; (x) 1 member shall be nominated by the State; (xi) 1 member shall reside in the County and have a background that reflects the purposes for which the Monument was established; and (xii) 2 members shall reside in the County or adjacent counties, both of whom shall have experience in the field of paleontology, obtained through higher education, experience, or both. (B) INITIAL APPOINTMENT- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall appoint the initial members of the Council in accordance with subparagraph (A). (3) DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL- The Council shall advise the Secretary with respect to-- (A) the preparation and implementation of the management plan; and (B) other issues related to the management of the Monument (including budgetary matters). (4) COMPENSATION- Members of the Council shall receive no compensation for serving on the Council. (5) CHAIRPERSON- (A) IN GENERAL- Subject to subparagraph (B), the Council shall elect a Chairperson from among the members of the Council. (B) LIMITATION- The Chairperson shall not be a member of a Federal or State agency. (C) TERM- The term of the Chairperson shall be 3 years. (6) TERM OF MEMBERS- (A) IN GENERAL- The term of a member of the Council shall be 3 years. (B) SUCCESSORS- Notwithstanding the expiration of a 3-year term of a member of the Council, a member may continue to serve on the Council until-- (i) the member is reappointed by the Secretary; or (ii) a successor is appointed. (7) VACANCIES- (A) IN GENERAL- A vacancy on the Council shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. (B) APPOINTMENT FOR REMAINDER OF TERM- A member appointed to fill a vacancy on the Council-- (i) shall serve for the remainder of the term for which the predecessor was appointed; and (ii) may be nominated for a subsequent term. (8) TERMINATION- Unless an extension is jointly recommended by the Director of the National Park Service and the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, the Council shall terminate on the date that is 6 years after the date of enactment of this Act. (h) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section. SEC. 3. ADDITION OF LAND TO RED ROCK CANYON NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) CONSERVATION AREA- The term `Conservation Area' means the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area established by the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Establishment Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 460ccc et seq.). (2) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management. (b) Addition of Land to Conservation Area- (1) IN GENERAL- The Conservation Area is expanded to include the land depicted on the map as `Additions to Red Rock NCA'. (2) MANAGEMENT PLAN- Not later than 2 years after the date on which the land is acquired, the Secretary shall update the management plan for the Conservation Area to reflect the management requirements of the acquired land. (3) MAP AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION- (A) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall finalize the legal description of the parcel to be conveyed under this section. (B) MINOR ERRORS- The Secretary may correct any minor error in-- (i) the map; or (ii) the legal description. (C) AVAILABILITY- The map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. SEC. 4. CONVEYANCE OF BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND TO NORTH LAS VEGAS. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. (2) NORTH LAS VEGAS- The term `North Las Vegas' means the city of North Las Vegas, Nevada. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management. (b) Conveyance- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act and subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary shall convey to North Las Vegas, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the land described in subsection (c). (c) Description of Land- The land referred to in subsection (b) consists of the land managed by the Bureau of Land Management described on the map as the `North Las Vegas Job Creation Zone' (including the interests in the land). (d) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall finalize the legal description of the parcel to be conveyed under this section. (2) MINOR ERRORS- The Secretary may correct any minor error in-- (A) the map; or (B) the legal description. (3) AVAILABILITY- The map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. (e) Use of Land for Nonresidential Development- (1) IN GENERAL- North Las Vegas may sell, lease, or otherwise convey any portion of the land described in subsection (c) for nonresidential development. (2) METHOD OF SALE- The sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be carried out-- (A) through a competitive bidding process; and (B) for not less than fair market value. (3) FAIR MARKET VALUE- The Secretary shall determine the fair market value of the land under paragraph (2)(B) based on an appraisal that is performed in accordance with-- (A) the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions; (B) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices; and (C) any other applicable law (including regulations). (4) DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS- The gross proceeds from the sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be distributed in accordance with section 4(e) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-263; 112 Stat. 2345; 116 Stat. 2007; 117 Stat. 1317; 118 Stat. 2414; 120 Stat. 3045). (f) Use of Land for Recreation or Other Public Purposes- (1) IN GENERAL- North Las Vegas may retain a portion of the land described in subsection (c) for public recreation or other public purposes consistent with the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) by providing written notice of the election to the Secretary. (2) REVOCATION- If North Las Vegas retains land for public recreation or other public purposes under paragraph (1), North Las Vegas may-- (A) revoke that election; and (B) sell, lease, or convey the land in accordance with subsection (e). (g) Administrative Costs- North Las Vegas shall pay all appraisal costs, survey costs, and other administrative costs necessary for the preparation and completion of any patents for, and transfers of title to, the land described in subsection (c). (h) Reversion- (1) IN GENERAL- If any parcel of land described in subsection (c) is not conveyed for nonresidential development under this section or reserved for recreation or other public purposes under subparagraph (f) by the date that is 30 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the parcel of land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (2) INCONSISTENT USE- If North Las Vegas uses any parcel of land described in subsection (c) in a manner that is inconsistent with this section-- (A) at the discretion of the Secretary, the parcel shall revert to the United States; or (B) if the Secretary does not make an election under subparagraph (A), North Las Vegas shall sell the parcel of land in accordance with this section. SEC. 5. CONVEYANCE OF BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND TO LAS VEGAS. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) LAS VEGAS- The term `Las Vegas' means the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. (2) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management. (b) In General- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, subject to valid existing rights, and 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), the Secretary shall convey to Las Vegas, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the land described in subsection (c). (c) Description of Land- The land referred to in subsection (b) consists of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management described on the map as `Las Vegas Job Creation Zone' (including interests in the land). (d) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall finalize the legal description of the parcel to be conveyed under this section. (2) MINOR ERRORS- The Secretary may correct any minor error in-- (A) the map; or (B) the legal description. (3) AVAILABILITY- The map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. (e) Use of Land- (1) IN GENERAL- Las Vegas may sell, lease, or otherwise convey any portion of the land described in subsection (c) for nonresidential development. (2) METHOD OF SALE- The sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be carried out, after consultation with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe-- (A) through a competitive bidding process; and (B) for not less than fair market value. (3) FAIR MARKET VALUE- The Secretary shall determine the fair market value of the land under paragraph (2)(B) based on an appraisal that is performed in accordance with-- (A) the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions; (B) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices; and (C) any other applicable law (including regulations). (4) DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS- The gross proceeds from the sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be distributed in accordance with section 4(e) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-263; 112 Stat. 2345; 116 Stat. 2007; 117 Stat. 1317; 118 Stat. 2414; 120 Stat. 3045). (f) Use of Land for Recreation or Other Public Purposes- (1) IN GENERAL- Las Vegas may retain a portion of the land described in subsection (c) for public recreation or other public purposes consistent with the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) by providing written notice of the election to the Secretary. (2) REVOCATION- If Las Vegas retains land for public recreation or other public purposes under paragraph (1), Las Vegas may-- (A) revoke that election; and (B) sell, lease, or convey the land in accordance with subsection (e). (g) Administrative Costs- Las Vegas shall pay all appraisal costs, survey costs, and other administrative costs necessary for the preparation and completion of any patents for, and transfers of title to, the land described in subsection (c). (h) Reversion- (1) IN GENERAL- If any parcel of land described in subsection (c) is not conveyed for nonresidential development under this section or reserved for recreation or other public purposes under subsection (f) by the date that is 30 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the parcel of land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (2) INCONSISTENT USE- If Las Vegas uses any parcel of land described in subsection (c) in a manner that is inconsistent with this section-- (A) at the discretion of the Secretary, the parcel shall revert to the United States; or (B) if the Secretary does not make an election under subparagraph (A), Las Vegas shall sell the parcel of land in accordance with this section. SEC. 6. EXPANSION OF CONVEYANCE TO LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT. Section 703 of the Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-282; 116 Stat. 2013) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: `and the parcel of land identified as `Conveyance to Las Vegas for Police Shooting Range Access' on the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview', and dated April 30, 2013'. SEC. 7. SPRING MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA WITHDRAWAL. Section 8 of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Act (16 U.S.C. 460hhh-6) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a), by striking `for lands described' and inserting `as provided'; and (2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following: `(b) Exceptions- `(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding subsection (a), W 1/2 E 1/2 and W 1/2 sec. 27, T. 23 S., R. 58 E., Mt. Diablo Meridian is not subject to withdrawal under that subsection. `(2) EFFECT OF ENTRY UNDER PUBLIC LAND LAWS- Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of subsection (a), the following are not subject to withdrawal under that paragraph: `(A) Any Federal land in the Recreation Area that qualifies for conveyance under Public Law 97-465 (commonly known as the `Small Tracts Act') (16 U.S.C. 521c et seq.), which, notwithstanding section 7 of that Act (16 U.S.C. 521i), may be conveyed under that Act. `(B) Any Federal land in the Recreation Area that the Secretary determines to be appropriate for conveyance by exchange for non-Federal land within the Recreation Area under authorities generally providing for the exchange of National Forest System land.'. SEC. 8. SOUTHERN NEVADA PUBLIC LAND MANAGEMENT ACT OF 1998 AMENDMENTS. Section 4 of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-263; 112 Stat. 2344; 116 Stat. 2007) is amended-- (1) in the first sentence of subsection (a), by striking `dated October 1, 2002' and inserting `dated April 30, 2013'; and (2) in subsection (g), by adding at the end the following: `(5) Notwithstanding paragraph (4), subject to paragraphs (1) through (3), Clark County may convey to a unit of local government or regional governmental entity, without consideration, land located within the Airport Environs Overlay District (as of the date of enactment of this paragraph) if the land is used for a water or wastewater treatment facility or any other public purpose consistent with uses allowed under the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), provided that if the conveyed land is used for a purpose other than a public purpose, paragraph (4) would apply to the conveyance.'. SEC. 9. CONVEYANCE OF LAND TO THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) BOARD OF REGENTS- The term `Board of Regents' means the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education. (2) CAMPUSES- The term `Campuses' means the Great Basin College, College of Southern Nevada, and University of Las Vegas, Nevada, campuses. (3) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means each of the 3 parcels of Bureau of Land Management land identified on the maps as `Parcel to be Conveyed', of which-- (A) approximately 40 acres is to be conveyed for the College of Southern Nevada; (B) approximately 2,085 acres is to be conveyed for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and (C) approximately 285 acres is to be conveyed for the Great Basin College. (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (5) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Nevada. (6) SYSTEM- The term `System' means the Nevada System of Higher Education. (b) Conveyances of Federal Land to the System- (1) CONVEYANCES- Notwithstanding section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712) and section 1(c) of the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869(c)) and subject to all valid existing rights, the Secretary shall-- (A) not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, convey to the System, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to-- (i) the Federal land identified on the map entitled `Great Basin College Land Conveyance' and dated June 26, 2012, for the Great Basin College; and (ii) the Federal land identified on the map entitled `College of Southern Nevada Land Conveyance' and dated June 26, 2012, for the College of Southern Nevada, subject to the requirement that, as a precondition of the conveyance, the Board of Regents shall, by mutual assent, enter into a binding development agreement with the City of Las Vegas that-- (I) provides for the orderly development of the Federal land to be conveyed under this subclause; and (II) complies with State law; and (B) convey to the System, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land identified on the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013, for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, if the area identified as `Potential Utility Schedule' on the map is reserved for use for a potential 400-foot utility corridor of certain rights-of-way for transportation and public utilities. (2) CONDITIONS- (A) IN GENERAL- As a condition of the conveyance under paragraph (1), the Board of Regents shall agree in writing-- (i) to pay any administrative costs associated with the conveyance, including the costs of any environmental, wildlife, cultural, or historical resources studies; (ii) to use the Federal land conveyed for educational and recreational purposes; (iii) to release and indemnify the United States from any claims or liabilities that may arise from uses carried out on the Federal land on or before the date of enactment of this Act by the United States or any person; and (iv) to assist the Bureau of Land Management in providing information to the students of the System and the citizens of the State on-- (I) public land (including the management of public land) in the Nation; and (II) the role of the Bureau of Land Management in managing, preserving, and protecting the public land in the State. (B) AGREEMENT WITH NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE- (i) IN GENERAL- The Federal land conveyed to the System under paragraph (1)(B) shall be used in accordance with the agreement entitled the `Cooperative Interlocal Agreement between the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada' and dated June 19, 2009. (ii) MODIFICATIONS- Any modifications to the agreement described in clause (i) or any related master plan shall require the mutual assent of the parties to the agreement. (iii) LIMITATION- In no case shall the use of the Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1)(B) compromise the national security mission or avigation rights of Nellis Air Force Base. (3) USE OF FEDERAL LAND- The System may use the Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1) for any public purposes consistent with uses allowed under the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.). (4) REVERSION- (A) IN GENERAL- If the Federal land or any portion of the Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1) ceases to be used for the System, the Federal land, or any portion of the Federal land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (B) UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS- If the System fails to complete the first building or show progression toward development of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on the applicable parcels of Federal land by the date that is 50 years after the date of receipt of certification of acceptable remediation of environmental conditions, the parcels of the Federal land described in subsection (a)(3)(B) shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (C) COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA- If the System fails to complete the first building or show progression toward development of the College of Southern Nevada campus on the applicable parcels of Federal land by the date that is 12 years after the date of conveyance of the applicable parcels of Federal land to the College of Southern Nevada, the parcels of the Federal land described in subsection (a)(3)(A) shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (c) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section. SEC. 10. LAND CONVEYANCE FOR SOUTHERN NEVADA SUPPLEMENTAL AIRPORT. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) COUNTY- The term `County' means Clark County, Nevada. (2) MAP- The term `Map' means the map entitled `Land Conveyance for Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport' and dated June 26, 2012. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (b) Land Conveyance- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date described in paragraph (2), subject to valid existing rights and paragraph (3), and 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), the Secretary shall convey to the County, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the land described in subsection (c). (2) DATE ON WHICH CONVEYANCE MAY BE MADE- The Secretary shall not make the conveyance described in paragraph (1) until the later of the date on which the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration has-- (A) approved an airport layout plan for an airport to be located in the Ivanpah Valley; and (B) with respect to the construction and operation of an airport on the site conveyed to the County pursuant to section 2(a) of the Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act (Public Law 106-362; 114 Stat. 1404), issued a record of decision after the preparation of an environmental impact statement or similar analysis required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). (3) RESERVATION OF MINERAL RIGHTS- In conveying the public land under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall reserve the mineral estate, except for purposes related to flood mitigation (including removal from aggregate flood events). (4) WITHDRAWAL- Subject to valid existing rights, the public land to be conveyed under paragraph (1) is withdrawn from-- (A) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (B) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws. (5) USE- The public land conveyed under paragraph (1) shall be used for the development of flood mitigation infrastructure for the Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport. (6) REVERSION AND REENTRY- (A) IN GENERAL- If the land conveyed to the County under the Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act (Public Law 106-362; 114 Stat. 1404) reverts to the United States, the land conveyed to the County under this section shall revert, at the option of the Secretary, to the United States. (B) USE OF LAND- If the Secretary determines that the County is not using the land conveyed under this section for a purpose described in paragraph (4), all right, title, and interest of the County in and to the land shall revert, at the option of the Secretary, to the United States. (c) Description of Land- The land referred to in subsection (b) consists of the approximately 2,320 acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and described on the map as the `Conveyance Area'. (d) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare an official legal description and map of the parcel to be conveyed under this section. (2) MINOR ERRORS- The Secretary may correct any minor error in-- (A) the map; or (B) the legal description. (3) AVAILABILITY- The map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. SEC. 11. SUNRISE MOUNTAIN INSTANT STUDY AREA RELEASE. (a) Finding- Congress finds that for the purposes of section 603 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782), the public land in Clark County, Nevada, administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the Sunrise Mountain Instant Study Area has been adequately studied for wilderness designation. (b) Release- Any public land described in subsection (a) that is not designated as wilderness-- (1) is no longer subject to section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)); and (2) shall be managed in accordance with land management plans adopted under section 202 of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1712). (c) Post Release Land Use Approvals- Recognizing that the area released under subsection (b) presents unique opportunities for the granting of additional rights-of-way, including for high voltage transmission facilities, the Secretary of the Interior may accommodate multiple applicants within a particular right-of-way. SEC. 12. NELLIS DUNES OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RECREATION AREA. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) CITY- The term `City' means the city of North Las Vegas, Nevada. (2) COUNTY- The term `County' means Clark County, Nevada. (3) ECONOMIC SUPPORT AREA- The term `Economic Support Area' means the land identified on the map as the `Economic Support Area'. (4) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means the approximately 1,211 acres of Federal land in the County, as depicted on the map. (5) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area' and dated April 30, 2013. (6) NELLIS DUNES RECREATION AREA- The term `Nellis Dunes Recreation Area' means the Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area identified on the map as `Nellis Dunes OHV Recreation Area'. (7) NET PROCEEDS- The term `net proceeds' means the amount that is equal to the difference between-- (A) the amount of gross revenues received by the County from any activities at the Economic Support Area; and (B) the total amount expended by the County (or a designee of the County) for capital improvements to each of the Economic Support Area and the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area, provided that the capital improvements shall not exceed 80 percent of the total gross proceeds. (8) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (9) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Nevada. (b) Conveyance of Federal Land to Clark County, Nevada- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall convey to the County, subject to valid existing rights and paragraph (2), without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcels of Federal land. (2) RESERVATION OF MINERAL ESTATE- In conveying the parcels of Federal land under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall reserve the mineral estate, except for purposes related to flood mitigation (including removal from aggregate flood events). (3) USE OF FEDERAL LAND- (A) IN GENERAL- The parcels of Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1)-- (i) shall be used by the County-- (I) to provide a suitable location for the establishment of a centralized off-road vehicle recreation park in the County; (II) to provide the public with opportunities for off-road vehicle recreation, including a location for races, competitive events, training and other commercial services that directly support a centralized off-road vehicle recreation area and County park; and (III) to provide a designated area and facilities that would discourage unauthorized use of off-highway vehicles in areas that have been identified by the Federal Government, State government, or County government as containing environmentally sensitive land; and (ii) shall not be disposed of by the County. (B) REVERSION- If the County ceases to use any parcel of the Federal land for the purposes described in subparagraph (A)(i) or subparagraph (D)-- (i) title to the parcel shall revert to the United States, at the option of the United States; and (ii) the County shall be responsible for any reclamation necessary to revert the parcel to the United States. (C) RENEWABLE AND SOLAR ENERGY- (i) IN GENERAL- Subject to clauses (ii) and (iii), the parcels of Federal land conveyed to the County under paragraph (1) and the land conveyed to the County under section 1(c) of Public Law 107-350 (116 Stat. 2975), may be used for the incidental purpose of generating renewable energy and solar energy for use by the Clark County Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Park, the shooting park authorized under that Act, and the County. (ii) LIMITATION- Any project authorized under clause (i) shall not interfere with the national security mission of Nellis Air Force Base or any other military operation. (iii) REQUIRED CONSULTATION- Before the construction of any proposed project under clause (i), the project proponent shall consult with the Secretary of Defense or a designee of the Secretary of Defense. (D) FUTURE CONVEYANCES- Any future conveyance of Federal land for addition to the Clark County Off Highway Vehicle Park or the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area shall be subject to-- (i) the binding interlocal agreement under paragraph (4)(B); and (ii) the aviation easement requirements under paragraph (7). (E) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The Secretary of the Air Force and the County, may develop a special management plan for the Federal land-- (i) to enhance public safety and safe off-highway vehicle recreation use in the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area; (ii) to ensure compatible development with the mission requirements of the Nellis Air Force Base; and (iii) to avoid and mitigate known public health risks associated with off-highway vehicle use in the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area. (4) ECONOMIC SUPPORT AREA- (A) DESIGNATION- There is designated the Economic Support Area. (B) INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT- (i) IN GENERAL- Before the Economic Support Area may be developed, the City and County shall enter into an interlocal agreement regarding the development of the Economic Support Area. (ii) LIMITATION OF AGREEMENT- In no case shall the interlocal agreement under this subparagraph compromise or interfere with the aviation rights provided under paragraph (7) and subsection (c)(3). (C) USE OF PROCEEDS- Of the net proceeds from the development of the Economic Support Area, the County shall-- (i) annually deposit 50 percent in a special account in the Treasury, to be used by the Secretary for the development, maintenance, operations, and environmental restoration and mitigation of the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area; and (ii) retain 50 percent, to be used by the County-- (I) to pay for capital improvements that are not covered by subsection (a)(7)(B); and (II) to maintain and operate the park established under paragraph (3)(A)(i)(I). (5) AGREEMENT WITH NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE- (A) IN GENERAL- Before the Federal land may be conveyed to the County under paragraph (1), the Clark County Board of Commissioners and Nellis Air Force Base shall enter into an interlocal agreement for the Federal land and the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area-- (i) to enhance safe off-highway recreation use; and (ii) to ensure that development of the Federal land is consistent with the long-term mission requirements of Nellis Air Force Base. (B) LIMITATION- The use of the Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1) shall not compromise the national security mission or aviation rights of Nellis Air Force Base. (6) ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS- With respect to the conveyance of Federal land under paragraph (1), the Secretary may require such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary considers to be appropriate to protect the interests of the United States. (7) AVIATION EASEMENT- (A) IN GENERAL- Each deed entered into for the conveyance of the Federal land shall contain a perpetual aviation easement reserving to the United States all rights necessary to preserve free and unobstructed overflight in and through the airspace above, over, and across the surface of the Federal land conveyed under subsection (b)(1) for the passage of aircraft owned or operated by any Federal agency or other Federal entity. (B) REQUIREMENTS- Each easement described in subparagraph (A) shall include such terms and conditions as the Secretary of the Air Force determines to be necessary to comply with subparagraph (A). (c) Designation of the Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area- (1) IN GENERAL- The approximately 10,000 acres of land identified as `Nellis Dunes' in the Bureau of Land Management Resource Management Plan shall be known and designated as the `Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area'. (2) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The Director of the Bureau of Land Management may develop a special management plan for the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area to enhance the safe use of off-highway vehicles for recreational purposes. (3) AVIATION RIGHTS- The aviation rights described in subsection (b)(7) shall apply to the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area. (d) Withdrawal and Reservation of Land for Nellis Air Force Base- (1) WITHDRAWAL- Subject to valid existing rights and except as otherwise provided in this subsection-- (A) the Federal land and interests in the Federal land identified on the map as `Land to be withdrawn for Nellis Air Force Base' are withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the general land laws, including the mining, mineral leasing, and geothermal leasing laws; and (B) jurisdiction over the land and interest in land withdrawn and reserved by this subsection is transferred to the Secretary of the Air Force. (2) RESERVATION- The land withdrawn under paragraph (1) is reserved for use by the Secretary of the Air Force for-- (A) the enlargement and protection of Nellis Air Force Base; or (B) other defense-related purposes consistent with the purposes of this subsection. (3) CHANGES IN USE- The Secretary of the Air Force shall consult with the Secretary before using the land withdrawn and reserved by this subsection for any purpose other than the purposes described in subsection (b)(3)(A)(i). (4) EASEMENT- The United States reserves-- (A) a right of flight for the passage of aircraft in the airspace above the surface of the Federal land conveyed to the County; and (B) the right to cause in the airspace any noise, vibration, smoke, or other effects that may be inherent in the operation of aircraft landing at, or taking off from, Nellis Air Force Base. SEC. 13. CONVEYANCE OF LAND FOR NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE. (a) In General- Administrative jurisdiction over the parcel of Federal land described in subsection (b) is transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to the Air Force for inclusion in Nellis Air Force Base. (b) Description of Land- The parcel of Federal land referred to in subsection (a) is the approximately 410 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and identified as `Addition to Nellis Air Force Base' on the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. SEC. 14. MILITARY OVERFLIGHTS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) military aircraft testing and training activities in the State of Nevada-- (A) are an important part of the national defense system of the United States; and (B) are essential in order to secure an enduring and viable national defense system for the current and future generations of people of the United States; (2) the units of the National Park System and the additions to the Conservation Area established under this Act are located within a region critical to providing training, research, and development for the Armed Forces of the United States and allies of the Armed Forces; (3) there is a lack of alternative sites available for the military training, testing, and research activities being conducted in the State of Nevada; (4) continued use of the airspace in the State of Nevada is essential for military purposes; and (5) continuation of the military activities in the State of Nevada, under appropriate terms and conditions, is not incompatible with the protection and proper management of the natural, environmental, cultural, and other resources and values of Federal land in the State of Nevada. (b) Overflights- Nothing in this Act or any other land management law applicable to a new unit of the National Park System or an addition to the Conservation Area designated by this Act shall restrict or preclude overflights, including-- (1) low-level overflights of military aircraft over the Federal land; and (2) military overflights that can be seen or heard within the unit or Conservation Area. (c) Special Airspace- Nothing in this Act or any other land management law applicable to a new unit of the National Park or an addition to the Conservation Area designated by this Act shall restrict or preclude the designation of new units of special airspace or the use or establishment of military flight training routes over the unit or Conservation Area.