Committee Legislation

Bill Introduced Description
S.965 May-15-13
STATUS: May 15, 2013: Introduced. May 22, 2013: Mr. Cruz added as cosponsor. June 3, 2013: Mr. Roberts added as cosponsor. S.965 Iran Sanctions Implementation Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 965 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 965 To eliminate oil exports from Iran by expanding domestic production. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 15, 2013 Mr. INHOFE (for himself, Mr. MCCONNELL, Mr. CORNYN, Mr. WICKER, Mr. RISCH, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. BURR, Mr. HOEVEN, Mr. COATS, Mr. HATCH, and Mr. LEE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To eliminate oil exports from Iran by expanding domestic production. 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 `Iran Sanctions Implementation Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) despite recently enacted sanctions, Iran continues to export 1,250,000 barrels of oil per day; (2) 70 percent of the revenue of the Government of Iran comes from oil exports; (3) exports of oil from Iran enable the Government of Iran to finance its nuclear weapons program and support rogue actors such as the Assad regime of Syria; (4) the international community has reduced its reliance on oil from Iran, but has balked at a full embargo out of fear that the supply of oil on the world market would be insufficient to meet demand without massive price increases and disruptions to the world economy; (5) by expanding oil production in the United States by 1,250,000 barrels per day, the United States will displace all oil exports from Iran on the world market; and (6) displacing oil exports from Iran will enable the imposition of a full embargo against oil from Iran, further isolating the country and reducing its ability to threaten global stability. SEC. 3. IRANIAN OIL REPLACEMENT ZONES. (a) In General- The President shall designate any area of Federal land that the President determines appropriate as an `Iranian Oil Replacement Zone' (referred to in this Act as a `Zone'). (b) Transportation- Each Zone shall include any area of Federal land necessary for the transportation, including by truck, train, or pipeline, of the oil produced in that Zone to market. (c) Production- The President shall make designations under subsection (a) until the date on which the Department of the Interior determines that the total daily production of oil from the Zones will reach 1,250,000 barrels of oil per day. (d) Designation- The designation of Zones under this section shall terminate on the date that is 30 days after the date on which the President makes the certification described in section 401(a) of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (22 U.S.C. 8551(a)). SEC. 4. EXPEDITED PERMITTING. (a) In General- Each Zone shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the State in which the Zone is located. (b) Zones Located in More Than 1 State- If the Zone spans more than 1 State, each State shall have authority over the portion of the Zone located in that State. SEC. 5. JUDICIAL REVIEW. (a) Judicial Review- The designation of Federal land under this Act shall not be subject to judicial review. (b) Applicability of NEPA- The designation of Federal land under this Act shall not-- (1) constitute a major Federal action for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); or (2) be subject to review under that Act.
S.951 May-14-13
STATUS: May 14, 2013.--Introduced. May 22, 2013.--Mr. Lee added as cosponsor. December 9, 2013.--Mr. Udall (CO) Added as cosponsor. S.951 State Mineral Revenue Protection Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 951 To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to a State all right, title, and interest in and to a percentage of the amount of royalties and other amounts required to be paid to the State under that Act with respect to public land and deposits in the State, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 14, 2013 Mr. ENZI (for himself, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, Mr. BARRASSO, Ms. HEITKAMP, Mr. HATCH, Mr. HOEVEN, and Mr. RISCH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to a State all right, title, and interest in and to a percentage of the amount of royalties and other amounts required to be paid to the State under that Act with respect to public land and deposits in the State, 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 `State Mineral Revenue Protection Act'. SEC. 2. CONVEYANCE TO STATES OF PROPERTY INTEREST IN STATE SHARE OF ROYALTIES AND OTHER PAYMENTS. Section 35 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 191) is amended-- (1) in the first sentence of subsection (a), by striking `shall be paid into the Treasury' and inserting `shall, except as provided in subsection (d), be paid into the Treasury'; (2) in subsection (c)(1), by inserting `and except as provided in subsection (d)' before `, any rentals'; and (3) by adding at the end the following: `(d) Conveyance to States of Property Interest in State Share- `(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on request of a State (other than the State of Alaska) and in lieu of any payments to the State under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to the State all right, title, and interest in and to 50 percent of all amounts otherwise required to be paid into the Treasury under subsection (a) from sales, bonuses, royalties (including interest charges), and rentals for all public land or deposits located in the State. `(2) STATE OF ALASKA- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on request of the State of Alaska and in lieu of any payments to the State under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to the State all right, title, and interest in and to 90 percent of all amounts otherwise required to be paid into the Treasury under subsection (a) from sales, bonuses, royalties (including interest charges), and rentals for all public land or deposits located in the State. `(3) AMOUNT- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after a conveyance to a State under paragraph (1) or (2), any person shall pay directly to the State any amount owed by the person for which the right, title, and interest has been conveyed to the State under this subsection. `(4) NOTICE- The Secretary of the Interior shall promptly provide to each holder of a lease of public land to which subsection (a) applies that are located in a State to which right, title, and interest is conveyed under this subsection notice that-- `(A) the Secretary of the Interior has conveyed to the State all right, title, and interest in and to the amounts referred to in paragraph (1) or (2); and `(B) the leaseholder is required to pay the amounts directly to the State.'.
H.Res.930 Feb-28-13
STATUS: February 28, 2013.--Introduced. September 20, 2013.--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-219. April 28, 2014.--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. April 29, 2014.--Refered to Senate. H.R.930 New Philadelphia, Illinois, Study Act (Engrossed in House [Passed House] - EH) HR 930 EH 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 930AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the archeological site and surrounding land of the New Philadelphia town site in the State of Illinois, 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 `New Philadelphia, Illinois, Study Act'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) Frank McWorter, an enslaved man, bought his freedom and the freedom of 15 family members by mining for crude niter in Kentucky caves and processing the mined material into saltpeter; (2) New Philadelphia, founded in 1836 by Frank McWorter, was the first town planned and legally registered by a free African-American before the Civil War; (3) the first railroad constructed in the area of New Philadelphia bypassed New Philadelphia, which led to the decline of New Philadelphia; and (4) the New Philadelphia site-- (A) is a registered National Historic Landmark; (B) is covered by farmland; and (C) does not contain any original buildings of the town or the McWorter farm and home that are visible above ground. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) STUDY AREA- The term `Study Area' means the New Philadelphia archeological site and the surrounding land in the State of Illinois. SEC. 4. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY. (a) Study- The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the Study Area. (b) Contents- In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (1) evaluate the national significance of the Study Area; (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Study Area as a unit of the National Park System; (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the Study Area by-- (A) Federal, State, or local governmental entities; or (B) private and nonprofit organizations; (4) consult with-- (A) interested Federal, State, or local governmental entities; (B) private and nonprofit organizations; or (C) any other interested individuals; (5) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives considered under paragraph (3); (6) determine the effect of the designation of the Study Area as a unit of the National Park System on-- (A) existing commercial and recreational activities, including but not limited to hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and on the authorization, construction, operation, maintenance or improvement of energy production and transmission infrastructure; and (B) the effect of the authority of State and local governments to manage those activities; and (7) identify any authorities, including condemnation, that will compel or permit the Secretary to influence or participate in local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on nonfederal land if the Study Area is designated a unit of the National Park System. (c) Applicable Law- The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 8 of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-5). (d) Report- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report containing-- (1) the results of the study; and (2) any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary. Passed the House of Representatives April 28, 2014. Attest: Clerk. 113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 930AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the archeological site and surrounding land of the New Philadelphia town site in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes.
S.925 May-09-13
STATUS: May 9, 2013.--Introduced. S.925 Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Improvement Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 925 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 925 To improve the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 9, 2013 Mrs. GILLIBRAND (for herself and Mr. SCHUMER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To improve the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Improvement Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the Lower East Side Tenement Museum (referred to in this section as the `Museum') was founded in 1988 and has, for the past 25 years, preserved and interpreted the history of immigration through the personal experiences of generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the iconic immigrant neighborhood of the United States; (2) the Director of the National Park Service found the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street to be nationally significant; (3) the Secretary of the Interior designated the Lower East Side Tenement a National Historic Landmark on April 19, 1994; (4) the Director of the National Park Service, through a special resource study, found the Lower East Side Tenement suitable and feasible for inclusion in the National Park System; (5) Congress designated the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street as a national historic site and as an affiliated site of the National Park System in title I of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3395); (6) the National Park Service prepared a General Management Plan (referred to in this section as the `Plan') for the site in 2006; (7) the Plan recognized the need for space for administrative functions, collections storage, and visitor services, including orientation and additional exhibits; (8) the Museum obtained a neighboring 1888 tenement, 103 Orchard Street, which was restored and renovated to serve as a visitor and education center; and (9) 103 Orchard was declared a contributing property in the Lower East Side National Historic District listed on both the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places. (b) Purposes- The purposes of this Act are-- (1) to include 103 Orchard Street in New York City as part of the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site; (2) to ensure the preservation, maintenance, and interpretation of the expanded site; (3) to interpret at the site the stories of Holocaust survivors, Puerto Rican migrants, and post-1965 Chinese immigrants; (4) to enhance appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping the evolving national identity of the United States; and (5) to ensure continued interpretation of the nationally significant immigrant phenomenon associated with the Lower East Side of New York City and the role of the Lower East Side in the history of immigration to the United States, and to enhance the interpretation of the Castle Clinton, Ellis Island, and Statue of Liberty National Monuments. SEC. 3. LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. (a) Findings- Section 101(a)(4) of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3395) is amended by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street in New York City is an outstanding survivor' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements at 97 and 103 Orchard Street in New York City are outstanding survivors'. (b) Definitions- Section 102 of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3396) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `Lower East Side Tenement found at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `Lower East Side Tenements found at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `which owns and operates the tenement building at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `which owns and operates the tenement buildings at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'. (c) Establishment- Section 103(a) of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3396) is amended by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street, in the City of New York, State of New York, is designated' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements at 97 and 103 Orchard Street, in the City of New York, State of New York, are designated'. (d) Management- Section 104(d) of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3397) is amended by striking `the property at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `the properties at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'.
S.916 May-09-13
STATUS: May 9, 2013.--Introduced. June 11, 2013.--Mr. Blunt added as cosponsor. June 17, 2013.--Mrs. Gillibrand added as cosponsor. June 19, 2013.--Mr. Boozman added as cosponsor. June 24, 2013.--Mr. Wicker added as cosponsor. June 26, 2013.--Mr. Sessions, Mr. Schumer and Mr. Warner added as cosponsors. July 15, 2013.--Mr. Cardin, Mr. King and Ms. Landrieu added as cosponsors. July 31, 2013.--Subcommittee Hearing held. September 19, 2013.--Mrs. Hagan added as cosponsor. November 18, 2013.--Mr. Alexander added as cosponsor. July 8, 2014.--Mr. Booker added as cosponsor. S.916 American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 916 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 916 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. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 9, 2013 Mr. KAINE (for himself, Mr. COCHRAN, and Mr. HEINRICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL 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 `acquiring'. (5) In paragraph (5), by striking `An' and inserting `An eligible site or an'. (6) By redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (9). (7) By inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraphs: `(6) WILLING SELLERS- Acquisition of land or interests in land under this subsection shall be from willing sellers only. `(7) REPORT- Not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the activities carried out under this subsection, including a description of-- `(A) preservation activities carried out at the battlefields and associated sites identified in the battlefield report during the period between publication of the battlefield report and the report required under this paragraph; `(B) changes in the condition of the battlefields and associated sites during that period; and `(C) any other relevant developments relating to the battlefields and associated sites during that period. `(8) PROHIBITION ON LOBBYING- `(A) IN GENERAL- None of the funds provided pursuant to this section may be used for purposes of lobbying any person or entity regarding the implementation of this section or be granted, awarded, contracted, or otherwise be made available to any person, organization, or entity that participates in such lobbying. `(B) LOBBYING DEFINED- For purposes of this paragraph, the term `lobbying' means to directly or indirectly pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone call, letter, printed or written matter, or other device intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, a jurisdiction, or an official of any government to favor, adopt, or oppose by vote or otherwise, any legislation, law, ratification, policy, land use plan (including zoning), or appropriation of funds before or after the introduction of any bill, resolution, or other measure proposing such legislation, law, ratification, policy, or appropriation.'. (8) In paragraph (9) (as redesignated by paragraph (6)), by striking `2013' and inserting `2018'.
S.913 May-09-13
STATUS: May 9, 2013.--Introduced. June 17, 2013.--Mr. Schumer added as cosponsor. June 18, 2013.--Mr. Burr added as cosponsor. July 9, 2013.--Mr. Franken added as cosponsor. December 20, 2013.--Mr. Heller added as cosponsor. January 28, 2014.--Mr. Leahy added as cosponsor. S.913 Oilheat Efficiency, Renewable Fuel Research and Jobs Training Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 913 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 913 To amend the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 to reauthorize and improve that Act, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 9, 2013 Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mr. REED, Mr. WHITEHOUSE, Mr. COWAN, Mr. COONS, Mr. MURPHY, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, and Mr. SANDERS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 to reauthorize and improve that Act, 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 `Oilheat Efficiency, Renewable Fuel Research and Jobs Training Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. Section 702 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (4), by striking `and' after the semicolon at the end; (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and (3) by adding at the end the following: `(6) consumers of oilheat fuel are provided service by thousands of small businesses that are unable to individually develop training programs to facilitate the entry of new and qualified workers into the oilheat fuel industry; `(7) small businesses and trained employees are in an ideal position-- `(A) to provide information to consumers about the benefits of improved efficiency; and `(B) to encourage consumers to value efficiency in energy choices and assist individuals in conserving energy; `(8) additional research is necessary-- `(A) to improve oilheat fuel equipment; and `(B) to develop domestic renewable resources that can be used to safely and affordably heat homes; `(9) since there are no Federal resources available to assist the oilheat fuel industry, it is necessary and appropriate to develop a self-funded program dedicated-- `(A) to improving efficiency in customer homes; `(B) to assist individuals to gain employment in the oilheat fuel industry; and `(C) to develop domestic renewable resources; `(10) both consumers of oilheat fuel and retailers would benefit from the self-funded program; and `(11) the oilheat fuel industry is committed to providing appropriate funding necessary to carry out the purposes of this title without passing additional costs on to residential consumers.'. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. (a) In General- Section 703 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (15) as paragraphs (4) through (16), respectively; (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following: `(3) COST-EFFECTIVE- The term `cost-effective', with respect to a program or activity carried out under section 707(f)(4), means that the program or activity meets a total resource cost test under which-- `(A) the net present value of economic benefits over the life of the program or activity, including avoided supply and delivery costs and deferred or avoided investments; is greater than `(B) the net present value of the economic costs over the life of the program or activity, including program costs and incremental costs borne by the energy consumer.'; and (3) by striking paragraph (8) (as redesignated in paragraph (1)) and inserting the following: `(8) OILHEAT FUEL- The term `oilheat fuel' means fuel that-- `(A) is-- `(i) No. 1 distillate; `(ii) No. 2 dyed distillate; `(iii) a liquid blended with No. 1 distillate or No. 2 dyed distillate; or `(iv) a biobased liquid; and `(B) is used as a fuel for nonindustrial commercial or residential space or hot water heating.'. (b) Conforming Amendments- (1) The National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by striking `oilheat' each place it appears and inserting `oilheat fuel'. (2) Section 704(d) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended in the subsection heading by striking `Oilheat' and inserting `Oilheat Fuel'. (3) Section 706(c)(2) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended in the paragraph heading by striking `OILHEAT' and inserting `OILHEAT FUEL'. (4) Section 707(c) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended in the subsection heading by striking `Oilheat' and inserting `Oilheat Fuel'. SEC. 4. MEMBERSHIP. (a) Selection- Section 705 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following: `(a) Selection- `(1) LIST- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall provide to the Secretary a list of qualified nominees for membership in the Alliance. `(B) REQUIREMENT- Except as provided in subsection (c)(1)(C), members of the Alliance shall be representatives of the oilheat fuel industry in a State, selected from a list of nominees submitted by the qualified State association in the State. `(2) VACANCIES- A vacancy in the Alliance shall be filled in the same manner as the original selection. `(3) SECRETARIAL ACTION- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall have 60 days to review nominees provided under paragraph (1). `(B) FAILURE TO ACT- If the Secretary takes no action during the 60-day period described in subparagraph (A), the nominees shall be considered to be members of the Alliance.'. (b) Representation- Section 705(b) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking `qualified industry organization' and inserting `Alliance'. (c) Number of Members- Section 705(c) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following: `(1) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall be composed of the following members: `(A) 1 member representing each State participating in the Alliance. `(B) 5 representatives of retail marketers, of whom 1 shall be selected by each of the qualified State associations of the 5 States with the highest volume of annual oilheat fuel sales. `(C) 5 additional representatives of retail marketers. `(D) 21 representatives of wholesale distributors. `(E) 6 public members, who shall be representatives of significant users of oilheat fuel, the oilheat fuel research community, State energy officials, or other groups with expertise in oilheat fuel, including consumer and low-income advocacy groups.'; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `the qualified industry organization or'. SEC. 5. FUNCTIONS. (a) Renewable Fuel Research- Section 706(a)(3)(B)(i)(I) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: `, including research to develop renewable fuels and to examine the compatibility of different renewable fuels with oilheat fuel utilization equipment, with priority given to research on the development and use of advanced biofuels'. (b) Biennial Budgets- Section 706(e) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following: `(1) PUBLICATION OF PROPOSED BUDGET- Not later than August 1, 2013, and every 2 years thereafter, the Alliance shall, in consultation with the Secretary, develop and publish for public review and comment a proposed biennial budget for the next 2 calendar years, including the probable operating and planning costs of all programs, projects, and contracts and other agreements.'; and (2) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following: `(4) IMPLEMENTATION- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall not implement a proposed budget until the expiration of 60 days after submitting the proposed budget to the Secretary. `(B) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES BY SECRETARY- `(i) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may recommend to the Alliance changes to the budget programs and activities of the Alliance that the Secretary considers appropriate. `(ii) RESPONSE BY ALLIANCE- Not later than 30 days after the receipt of any recommendations made under clause (i), the Alliance shall submit to the Secretary a final budget for the next 2 calendar years that incorporates or includes a description of the response of the Alliance to any changes recommended under clause (i).'. SEC. 6. ASSESSMENTS. (a) In General- Section 707 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following: `(a) Rate- `(1) IN GENERAL- The assessment rate for calendar years 2013 and 2014 shall be equal to 2/10 of 1 cent per gallon of oilheat fuel. `(2) SUBSEQUENT ASSESSMENTS- Subject to paragraph (3), effective beginning with calendar year 2015, the annual assessment rate shall be sufficient to cover the costs of the plans and programs developed by the Alliance. `(3) LIMITATIONS ON INCREASE- `(A) IN GENERAL- The annual assessment shall not exceed 1/2 of 1 cent per gallon of oilheat fuel. `(B) LIMITATION- The annual assessment may not change by more than 1/10 of 1 cent per gallon of oilheat fuel in any 12 month-period. `(C) APPROVAL- No increase in the assessment may occur unless-- `(i) the increase is approved by 3/4 of the members voting at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Alliance; and `(ii) at least 90 days before the date of the meeting of the Alliance, the Alliance provides notice of the proposed increase to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives.'; and (2) in subsection (b), by adding at the end the following: `(8) PROHIBITION ON PASS THROUGH- None of the assessments collected under this title may be passed through or otherwise required to be paid by residential consumers of oilheat fuel.'. (b) Funds Made Available to Qualified State Associations- Section 707(e)(2) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(B) SEPARATE ACCOUNTS- As a condition of receipt of funds made available to a qualified State association under this title, the qualified State association shall deposit the funds in an account that is separate from other funds of the qualified State association.'. (c) Administration- Section 707 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(f) Use of Assessments- `(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the Secretary and the Alliance shall ensure that assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are allocated and used in accordance with this subsection. `(2) RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall ensure that not less than 30 percent of the assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are used by qualified State associations or the Alliance to conduct research, development, and demonstration activities relating to oilheat fuel, including the development of energy-efficient heating and the transition and facilitation of the entry of energy-efficient heating systems into the marketplace. `(B) COORDINATION- The Alliance shall coordinate with the Secretary to develop priorities for the use of assessments under this paragraph. `(C) PLAN- The Alliance shall develop a coordinated research plan to carry out research programs and activities under this section. `(D) REPORT- `(i) IN GENERAL- No later than 1 year after date of enactment of this subsection, the Alliance shall prepare a report on the use of biofuels in oilheat fuel utilization equipment. `(ii) CONTENTS- The report required under clause (i) shall-- `(I) provide information on the environmental benefits, economic benefits, and any technical limitations on the use of biofuels in oilheat fuel utilization equipment; and `(II) describe market acceptance of the fuel, and information on State and local governments that are encouraging the use of biofuels in oilheat fuel utilization equipment. `(iii) COPIES- The Alliance shall submit a copy of the report required under clause (i) to-- `(I) Congress; `(II) the Governor of each State, and other appropriate State leaders, in which the Alliance is operating; and `(III) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. `(E) CONSUMER EDUCATION MATERIALS- The Alliance, in conjunction with an institution or organization engaged in biofuels research, shall develop consumer education materials describing the benefits of using biofuels as or in oilheat fuel based on the technical information developed in the report required under subparagraph (D) and other information generally available. `(3) COST SHARING- `(A) IN GENERAL- In carrying out a research, development, demonstration, or commercial application program or activity that is commenced after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Alliance shall require cost sharing in accordance with this section. `(B) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT- `(i) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in clauses (ii) and (iii), the Alliance shall require that not less than 20 percent of the cost of a research or development program or activity described in subparagraph (A) to be provided by a source other than the Alliance. `(ii) EXCLUSION- Clause (i) shall not apply to a research or development program or activity described in subparagraph (A) that is of a basic or fundamental nature, as determined by the Alliance. `(iii) REDUCTION- The Alliance may reduce or eliminate the requirement of clause (i) for a research and development program or activity of an applied nature if the Alliance determines that the reduction is necessary and appropriate. `(C) DEMONSTRATION AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATION- The Alliance shall require that not less than 50 percent of the cost of a demonstration or commercial application program or activity described in subparagraph (A) to be provided by a source other than the Alliance. `(4) HEATING OIL EFFICIENCY AND UPGRADE PROGRAM- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall ensure that not less than 15 percent of the assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are used by qualified State associations or the Alliance to carry out programs to assist consumers-- `(i) to make cost-effective upgrades to more fuel efficient heating oil systems or otherwise make cost-effective modifications to an existing heating system to improve the efficiency of the system; `(ii) to improve energy efficiency or reduce energy consumption through cost-effective energy efficiency programs for consumers; or `(iii) to improve the safe operation of a heating system. `(B) PLAN- The Alliance shall, to the maximum extent practicable, coordinate, develop, and implement the programs and activities of the Alliance in conjunction with existing State energy efficiency program administrators. `(C) ADMINISTRATION- `(i) IN GENERAL- In carrying out this paragraph, the Alliance shall, to the maximum extent practicable, ensure that heating system conversion assistance is coordinated with, and developed after consultation with, persons or organizations responsible for administering-- `(I) the low-income home energy assistance program established under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621 et seq.); `(II) the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons established under part A of title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6861 et seq.); or `(III) other energy efficiency programs administered by the State or other parties in the State. `(ii) DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS- The Alliance shall ensure that funds distributed to carry out this paragraph are-- `(I) distributed equitably to States based on the proportional contributions of the States through collected assessments; `(II) used to supplement (and not supplant) State or alternative sources of funding for energy efficiency programs; and `(III) used only to carry out this paragraph. `(5) CONSUMER EDUCATION, SAFETY, AND TRAINING- The Alliance shall ensure that not more than 35 percent of the assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are used-- `(A) to conduct consumer education activities relating to oilheat fuel, including providing information to consumers on-- `(i) energy conservation strategies; `(ii) safety; `(iii) new technologies that reduce consumption or improve safety and comfort; `(iv) the use of biofuels blends; and `(v) Federal, State, and local programs designed to assist oilheat fuel consumers; `(B) to conduct worker safety and training activities relating to oilheat fuel, including energy efficiency training (including classes to obtain Building Performance Institute or Residential Energy Services Network certification); `(C) to carry out other activities recommended by the Secretary; or `(D) to the maximum extent practicable, a data collection process established, in collaboration with the Secretary or other appropriate Federal agencies, to track equipment, service, and related safety issues and to develop measures to improve safety. `(6) ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall ensure that not more than 5 percent of the assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are used for-- `(i) administrative costs; or `(ii) indirect costs incurred in carrying out paragraphs (1) through (5). `(B) ADMINISTRATION- Activities under this section shall be documented pursuant to a transparent process and procedures developed in coordination with the Secretary. `(7) REPORTS- `(A) ANNUAL REPORTS- `(i) IN GENERAL- Each qualified State association or the Alliance shall prepare an annual report describing the development and administration of this section, and yearly expenditures under this section. `(ii) CONTENTS- Each report required under clause (i) shall include a description of the use of proceeds under this section, including a description of-- `(I) advancements made in energy-efficient heating systems and biofuel heating oil blends; and `(II) heating system upgrades and modifications and energy efficiency programs funded under this section. `(iii) VERIFICATION- `(I) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall ensure that an independent third-party reviews each report described in clause (i) and verifies the accuracy of the report. `(II) COUNCILS- If a State has a stakeholder efficiency oversight council, the council shall be the entity that reviews and verifies the report of the State association or Alliance for the State under clause (i). `(B) REPORTS ON HEATING OIL EFFICIENCY AND UPGRADE PROGRAM- At least once every 3 years, the Alliance shall prepare a detailed report describing the consumer savings, cost-effectiveness of, and the lifetime and annual energy savings achieved by heating system upgrades and modifications and energy efficiency programs funded under paragraph (4). `(C) AVAILABILITY- Each report, and any subsequent changes to the report, described in this paragraph shall be made publically available, with notice of availability provided to the Secretary, and posted on the website of the Alliance.'. SEC. 7. MARKET SURVEY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. Section 708 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is repealed. SEC. 8. LOBBYING RESTRICTIONS. Section 710 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by striking `No funds' and inserting the following: `(a) In General- No funds'; (2) by inserting `or to lobby' after `elections'; and (3) by adding at the end the following: `(b) Assessments- `(1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (2), no funds derived from assessments collected by the Alliance under section 707 shall be used, directly or indirectly, to influence Federal, State, or local legislation or elections, or the manner of administering of a law. `(2) INFORMATION- The Alliance may use funds described in paragraph (1) to provide information requested by a Member of Congress, or an official of any Federal, State, or local agency, in the course of the official business of the Member or official.'. SEC. 9. NONCOMPLIANCE. Section 712 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(g) Noncompliance- If the Alliance, a qualified State association, or any other entity or person violates this title, the Secretary shall-- `(1) notify Congress of the noncompliance; and `(2) provide notice of the noncompliance on the Alliance website.'. SEC. 10. SUNSET. Section 713 of the National Oilheat Research, Consumer Education, and Efficiency Act of 2011 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by striking `9 years' and inserting `19 years'.
H.Res.885 Jun-04-13
STATUS: June 4, 2013.--Introduced. H.R.885 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013 (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 885 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 885IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJune 4, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To expand the boundary of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, 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 `San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. BOUNDARY EXPANSION. Section 201(a) of Public Law 95-629 (16 U.S.C. 410ee(a)) is amended-- (1) by striking `In order' and inserting `(1) In order'; (2) by striking `The park shall also' and inserting the following: `(2) The park shall also'; (3) by striking `After advising the' and inserting the following: `(5) After advising the'. (4) by inserting after paragraph (2) (as so designated by paragraph (2)) the following: `(3) The boundary of the park is further modified to include approximately 137 acres, as depicted on the map titled `San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Proposed Boundary Addition', numbered 472/113,006A, and dated June 2012. The map shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. `(4) The Secretary may not acquire by condemnation any land or interest in land within the boundaries of the park. The Secretary is authorized to acquire land and interests in land that are within the boundaries of the park pursuant to paragraph (3) by donation or exchange only (and in the case of an exchange, no payment may be made by the Secretary to any landowner). No private property or non-Federal public property shall be included within the boundaries of the park without the written consent of the owner of such property. Nothing in this Act, the establishment of the park, or the management plan of the park shall be construed to create buffer zones outside of the park. That an activity or use can be seen or heard from within the park shall not preclude the conduct of that activity or use outside the park.'. Passed the House of Representatives June 3, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
H.Res.876 Jun-18-13
STATUS: February 27, 2013.--Introduced in House. May 17, 2013.--Reported out of House; H. Rept. 113-76. June 17, 2013.--Passed in House. April 10, 2014.--Reported to the Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-150. April 10, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 361]. July 9, 2014.--Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. July 10, 2014.--Message on Senate action sent to House. July 15, 2014.--Presented to President. H.R. 876 Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 876 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 876IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJune 18, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, 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 `Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act'. SEC. 2. TREATMENT OF EXISTING WATER DIVERSIONS IN FRANK CHURCH-RIVER OF NO RETURN WILDERNESS AND SELWAY-BITTERROOT WILDERNESS, IDAHO. (a) Authorization for Continued Use- The Secretary of Agriculture shall issue a special use authorization to the owners of a water storage, transport, or diversion facility (in this section referred to as a `facility') located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness for the continued operation, maintenance, and reconstruction of the facility if the Secretary determines that-- (1) the facility was in existence on the date on which the land upon which the facility is located was designated as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System (in this section referred to as `the date of designation'); (2) the facility has been in substantially continuous use to deliver water for the beneficial use on the owner's non-Federal land since the date of designation; (3) the owner of the facility holds a valid water right for use of the water on the owner's non-Federal land under Idaho State law, with a priority date that predates the date of designation; and (4) it is not practicable or feasible to relocate the facility to land outside of the wilderness and continue the beneficial use of water on the non-Federal land recognized under State law. (b) Terms and Conditions- (1) REQUIRED TERMS AND CONDITIONS- In a special use authorization issued under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (A) allow use of motorized equipment and mechanized transport for operation, maintenance, or reconstruction of a facility, if the Secretary determines that-- (i) the use is necessary to allow the facility to continue delivery of water to the non-Federal land for the beneficial uses recognized by the water right held under Idaho State law; and (ii) the use of nonmotorized equipment and nonmechanized transport is impracticable or infeasible; and (B) preclude use of the facility for the storage, diversion, or transport of water in excess of the water right recognized by the State of Idaho on the date of designation. (2) DISCRETIONARY TERMS AND CONDITIONS- In a special use authorization issued under subsection (a), the Secretary may-- (A) require or allow modification or relocation of the facility in the wilderness, as the Secretary determines necessary, to reduce impacts to wilderness values set forth in section 2 of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131) if the beneficial use of water on the non-Federal land is not diminished; and (B) require that the owner provide a reciprocal right of access across the non-Federal property, in which case, the owner shall receive market value for any right-of-way or other interest in real property conveyed to the United States, and market value may be paid by the Secretary, in whole or in part, by the grant of a reciprocal right-of-way, or by reduction of fees or other costs that may accrue to the owner to obtain the authorization for water facilities. Passed the House of Representatives June 17, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
S.876 Jun-18-13
STATUS: February 27, 2013.--Introduced in House. May 17, 2013.--Reported out of House; H. Rept. 113-76. June 17, 2013.--Passed in House. April 10, 2014.--Reported to the Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-150. April 10, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 361]. July 9, 2014.--Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. July 10, 2014.--Message on Senate action sent to House. July 15, 2014.--Presented to President. H.R. 876 Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 876 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 876IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJune 18, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, 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 `Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act'. SEC. 2. TREATMENT OF EXISTING WATER DIVERSIONS IN FRANK CHURCH-RIVER OF NO RETURN WILDERNESS AND SELWAY-BITTERROOT WILDERNESS, IDAHO. (a) Authorization for Continued Use- The Secretary of Agriculture shall issue a special use authorization to the owners of a water storage, transport, or diversion facility (in this section referred to as a `facility') located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness for the continued operation, maintenance, and reconstruction of the facility if the Secretary determines that-- (1) the facility was in existence on the date on which the land upon which the facility is located was designated as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System (in this section referred to as `the date of designation'); (2) the facility has been in substantially continuous use to deliver water for the beneficial use on the owner's non-Federal land since the date of designation; (3) the owner of the facility holds a valid water right for use of the water on the owner's non-Federal land under Idaho State law, with a priority date that predates the date of designation; and (4) it is not practicable or feasible to relocate the facility to land outside of the wilderness and continue the beneficial use of water on the non-Federal land recognized under State law. (b) Terms and Conditions- (1) REQUIRED TERMS AND CONDITIONS- In a special use authorization issued under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (A) allow use of motorized equipment and mechanized transport for operation, maintenance, or reconstruction of a facility, if the Secretary determines that-- (i) the use is necessary to allow the facility to continue delivery of water to the non-Federal land for the beneficial uses recognized by the water right held under Idaho State law; and (ii) the use of nonmotorized equipment and nonmechanized transport is impracticable or infeasible; and (B) preclude use of the facility for the storage, diversion, or transport of water in excess of the water right recognized by the State of Idaho on the date of designation. (2) DISCRETIONARY TERMS AND CONDITIONS- In a special use authorization issued under subsection (a), the Secretary may-- (A) require or allow modification or relocation of the facility in the wilderness, as the Secretary determines necessary, to reduce impacts to wilderness values set forth in section 2 of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131) if the beneficial use of water on the non-Federal land is not diminished; and (B) require that the owner provide a reciprocal right of access across the non-Federal property, in which case, the owner shall receive market value for any right-of-way or other interest in real property conveyed to the United States, and market value may be paid by the Secretary, in whole or in part, by the grant of a reciprocal right-of-way, or by reduction of fees or other costs that may accrue to the owner to obtain the authorization for water facilities. Passed the House of Representatives June 17, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
H.Res.876 Feb-27-13
STATUS: February 27, 2013.--Introduced in House. May 17, 2013.--Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-76. June 17, 2013.--Passed/agreed to in House April 10, 2014.--Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu without amendment. S. Rpt. No. 113-150. July 9, 2014.-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent July 15, 2014.--Presented to President. July 25, 2014.--Signed by President. July 25, 2014.--Became Public Law 113-136. H.R.876 Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act (Enrolled Bill [Final as Passed Both House and Senate] - ENR) --H.R.876-- H.R.876 One Hundred Thirteenth Congress of the United States of America AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January, two thousand and fourteen An Act To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, 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 `Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act'. SEC. 2. TREATMENT OF EXISTING WATER DIVERSIONS IN FRANK CHURCH-RIVER OF NO RETURN WILDERNESS AND SELWAY-BITTERROOT WILDERNESS, IDAHO. (a) Authorization for Continued Use- The Secretary of Agriculture shall issue a special use authorization to the owners of a water storage, transport, or diversion facility (in this section referred to as a `facility') located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness for the continued operation, maintenance, and reconstruction of the facility if the Secretary determines that-- (1) the facility was in existence on the date on which the land upon which the facility is located was designated as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System (in this section referred to as `the date of designation'); (2) the facility has been in substantially continuous use to deliver water for the beneficial use on the owner's non-Federal land since the date of designation; (3) the owner of the facility holds a valid water right for use of the water on the owner's non-Federal land under Idaho State law, with a priority date that predates the date of designation; and (4) it is not practicable or feasible to relocate the facility to land outside of the wilderness and continue the beneficial use of water on the non-Federal land recognized under State law. (b) Terms and Conditions- (1) REQUIRED TERMS AND CONDITIONS- In a special use authorization issued under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (A) allow use of motorized equipment and mechanized transport for operation, maintenance, or reconstruction of a facility, if the Secretary determines that-- (i) the use is necessary to allow the facility to continue delivery of water to the non-Federal land for the beneficial uses recognized by the water right held under Idaho State law; and (ii) the use of nonmotorized equipment and nonmechanized transport is impracticable or infeasible; and (B) preclude use of the facility for the storage, diversion, or transport of water in excess of the water right recognized by the State of Idaho on the date of designation. (2) DISCRETIONARY TERMS AND CONDITIONS- In a special use authorization issued under subsection (a), the Secretary may-- (A) require or allow modification or relocation of the facility in the wilderness, as the Secretary determines necessary, to reduce impacts to wilderness values set forth in section 2 of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131) if the beneficial use of water on the non-Federal land is not diminished; and (B) require that the owner provide a reciprocal right of access across the non-Federal property, in which case, the owner shall receive market value for any right-of-way or other interest in real property conveyed to the United States, and market value may be paid by the Secretary, in whole or in part, by the grant of a reciprocal right-of-way, or by reduction of fees or other costs that may accrue to the owner to obtain the authorization for water facilities. Speaker of the House of Representatives. Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.
S.869 May-07-13
STATUS: 05/07/2013: Introduced. S.869 Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 869 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 869 To establish the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 7, 2013 Mr. SHELBY (for himself and Mr. SESSIONS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To establish the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Alabama Black Belt National Heritage 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. Definitions. Sec. 3. Designation of Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area. Sec. 4. Local coordinating entity. Sec. 5. Management plan. Sec. 6. Evaluation; report. Sec. 7. Relationship to other Federal agencies. Sec. 8. Private property and regulatory protections. Sec. 9. Use of Federal funds from other sources. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY- The term `local coordinating entity' means the Center for the Study of the Black Belt at the University of West Alabama. (2) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The term `management plan' means the plan prepared by the local coordinating entity for the National Heritage Area in accordance with this Act. (3) NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA- The term `National Heritage Area' means the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area established by this Act. (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF ALABAMA BLACK BELT NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA. (a) Establishment- There is hereby established the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area in the State of Alabama. (b) Boundaries- The National Heritage Area shall consist of sites as designated by the management plan within a core area located in Alabama, consisting of Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Washington, and Wilcox counties. SEC. 4. LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY. (a) Designation- The Center for the Study of the Black Belt at the University of West Alabama shall be the local coordinating entity for the National Heritage Area. (b) Duties- To further the purposes of the National Heritage Area, the local coordinating entity shall-- (1) submit a management plan to the Secretary in accordance with this Act; (2) submit an annual report to the Secretary specifying-- (A) the specific performance goals and accomplishments of the local coordinating entity; (B) the expenses and income of the local coordinating entity; (C) the amounts and sources of matching funds; (D) the amounts of non-Federal funds leveraged with Federal funds and sources of the leveraging; and (E) grants made to any other entities during the fiscal year; (3) make available for audit, for each fiscal year for which the local coordinating entity receives Federal funds, all information pertaining to the expenditure of the funds and any matching funds; and (4) encourage economic viability and sustainability that is consistent with the purposes of the National Heritage Area. (c) Authorities- For the purposes of preparing and implementing the approved management plan, the local coordinating entity may-- (1) make grants to political jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, and other parties within the National Heritage Area; (2) enter into cooperative agreements with or provide technical assistance to political jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, Federal agencies, and other interested parties; (3) hire and compensate staff, including individuals with expertise in-- (A) natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resource conservation; (B) economic and community development; and (C) heritage planning; (4) obtain funds or services from any source, including other Federal programs; (5) contract for goods or services; and (6) support activities of partners and any other activities that further the purposes of the National Heritage Area and are consistent with the approved management plan. SEC. 5. MANAGEMENT PLAN. (a) Requirements- The management plan shall-- (1) describe comprehensive policies, goals, strategies, and recommendations for telling the story of the heritage of the area covered by the National Heritage Area and encouraging long-term resource protection, enhancement, interpretation, funding, management, and development of the National Heritage Area; (2) include a description of actions and commitments that Federal, State, and local governments, private organizations, and citizens plan to take to protect, enhance, interpret, fund, manage, and develop the natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area; (3) specify existing and potential sources of funding or economic development strategies to protect, enhance, interpret, fund, manage, and develop the National Heritage Area; (4) include an inventory of the natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area related to the national importance and themes of the National Heritage Area that should be protected, enhanced, interpreted, funded, managed, and developed; (5) include recommendations for resource management policies and strategies, including the development of intergovernmental and interagency agreements to protect, enhance, interpret, fund, manage, and develop the natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area; (6) describe a program for implementation of the management plan, including-- (A) performance goals; (B) plans for resource protection, enhancement, interpretation, funding, management, and development; and (C) specific commitments for implementation that have been made by the local coordinating entity or any Federal, State, or local government agency, organization, business, or individual; (7) include an analysis of, and recommendations for, means by which Federal, State, and local programs may best be coordinated (including the role of the National Park Service and other Federal agencies associated with the National Heritage Area) to further the purposes of this Act; and (8) include a business plan that-- (A) describes the role, operation, financing, and functions of the local coordinating entity and of each of the major activities described in the management plan; and (B) provides adequate assurances that the local coordinating entity has the partnerships and financial and other resources necessary to implement the management plan. (b) Deadline- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the local coordinating entity shall submit the management plan to the Secretary for approval. (c) Approval of Management Plan- (1) REVIEW- Not later than 180 days after receiving the management plan, the Secretary shall review and approve or disapprove the management plan on the basis of the criteria listed in paragraph (3). (2) CONSULTATION- The Secretary shall consult with the Governor of Alabama before approving a management plan. (3) CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL- In determining whether to approve a management plan, the Secretary shall consider whether-- (A) the local coordinating entity-- (i) represents the diverse interests of the National Heritage Area, including Federal, State, and local governments, natural, and historical resource protection organizations, educational institutions, businesses, recreational organizations, community residents, and private property owners; (ii) has afforded adequate opportunity for public and Federal, State, and local governmental involvement (including through workshops and public meetings) in the preparation of the management plan; (iii) provides for at least semiannual public meetings to ensure adequate implementation of the management plan; and (iv) has demonstrated the financial capability, in partnership with others, to carry out the management plan; (B) the management plan-- (i) describes resource protection, enhancement, interpretation, funding, management, and development strategies which, if implemented, would adequately protect, enhance, interpret, fund, manage, and develop the natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area; (ii) would not adversely affect any activities authorized on Federal land under public applicable laws or land use plans; (iii) demonstrates partnerships among the local coordinating entity, Federal, State, and local governments, regional planning organizations, nonprofit organizations, and private sector parties for implementation of the management plan; and (iv) complies with the requirements of this section; and (C) the Secretary has received adequate assurances from the appropriate State and local officials whose support is needed that the State and local aspects of the management plan will be effectively implemented. (4) DISAPPROVAL- (A) IN GENERAL- If the Secretary disapproves the management plan, the Secretary-- (i) shall advise the local coordinating entity in writing of the reasons for the disapproval; and (ii) may make recommendations to the local coordinating entity for revisions to the management plan. (B) DEADLINE- Not later than 180 days after receiving a revised management plan, the Secretary shall approve or disapprove the revised management plan. (5) AMENDMENTS- (A) IN GENERAL- An amendment to the approved management plan that substantially alters such plan shall be reviewed by the Secretary and approved or disapproved in the same manner as the original management plan. (B) IMPLEMENTATION- The local coordinating entity shall not implement a substantial amendment to the management plan until the Secretary approves the amendment. (6) AUTHORITIES- The Secretary may-- (A) provide technical assistance under the authority of this Act for the development and implementation of the management plan; and (B) enter into cooperative agreements with interested parties to carry out this Act. SEC. 6. EVALUATION; REPORT. (a) Evaluation- The Secretary shall conduct an evaluation of the accomplishments of the National Heritage Area. An evaluation conducted under this subsection shall-- (1) assess the progress of the local coordinating entity with respect to-- (A) accomplishing the purposes of this Act for the National Heritage Area; and (B) achieving the goals and objectives of the approved management plan; (2) analyze the Federal, State, and local government, and private investments in the National Heritage Area to determine the impact of the investments; and (3) review the management structure, partnership relationships, and funding of the National Heritage Area for purposes of identifying the critical components for sustainability of the National Heritage Area. (b) Report- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, based on the evaluation conducted under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit a report to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. The report shall include recommendations for the future role of the National Park Service, if any, with respect to the National Heritage Area. SEC. 7. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES. (a) In General- Nothing in this Act affects the authority of a Federal agency to provide technical or financial assistance under any other law. (b) Consultation and Coordination- The head of any Federal agency planning to conduct activities that may have an impact on the National Heritage Area is encouraged to consult and coordinate the activities with the Secretary and the local coordinating entity to the maximum extent practicable. (c) Other Federal Agencies- Nothing in this Act-- (1) modifies, alters, or amends any law or regulation authorizing a Federal agency to manage Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Federal agency; (2) limits the discretion of a Federal land manager to implement an approved land use plan within the boundaries of the National Heritage Area; or (3) modifies, alters, or amends any authorized use of Federal land under the jurisdiction of a Federal agency. SEC. 8. PRIVATE PROPERTY AND REGULATORY PROTECTIONS. Nothing in this Act-- (1) abridges the rights of any owner of public or private property, including the right to refrain from participating in any plan, project, program, or activity conducted within the National Heritage Area; (2) requires any property owner to permit public access (including access by Federal, State, tribal, or local agencies) to the property of the property owner, or to modify public access or use of property of the property owner under any other Federal, State, tribal, or local law; (3) alters any duly adopted land use regulation, approved land use plan, or other regulatory authority of any Federal, State, tribal, or local agency, or conveys any land use or other regulatory authority to any local coordinating entity, including development and management of energy, water, or water-related infrastructure; (4) authorizes or implies the reservation or appropriation of water or water rights; (5) diminishes the authority of the State to manage fish and wildlife, including the regulation of fishing and hunting within the National Heritage Area; or (6) creates any liability, or affects any liability under any other law, of any private property owner with respect to any person injured on the private property. SEC. 9. USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS FROM OTHER SOURCES. Nothing in this Act shall preclude the local coordinating entity from using Federal funds available under other laws for the purposes for which those funds were authorized.
S.869 May-07-13
STATUS: 05/07/2013: Introduced. S.869 Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 869 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 869 To establish the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 7, 2013 Mr. SHELBY (for himself and Mr. SESSIONS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To establish the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Alabama Black Belt National Heritage 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. Definitions. Sec. 3. Designation of Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area. Sec. 4. Local coordinating entity. Sec. 5. Management plan. Sec. 6. Evaluation; report. Sec. 7. Relationship to other Federal agencies. Sec. 8. Private property and regulatory protections. Sec. 9. Use of Federal funds from other sources. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY- The term `local coordinating entity' means the Center for the Study of the Black Belt at the University of West Alabama. (2) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The term `management plan' means the plan prepared by the local coordinating entity for the National Heritage Area in accordance with this Act. (3) NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA- The term `National Heritage Area' means the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area established by this Act. (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF ALABAMA BLACK BELT NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA. (a) Establishment- There is hereby established the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area in the State of Alabama. (b) Boundaries- The National Heritage Area shall consist of sites as designated by the management plan within a core area located in Alabama, consisting of Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Washington, and Wilcox counties. SEC. 4. LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY. (a) Designation- The Center for the Study of the Black Belt at the University of West Alabama shall be the local coordinating entity for the National Heritage Area. (b) Duties- To further the purposes of the National Heritage Area, the local coordinating entity shall-- (1) submit a management plan to the Secretary in accordance with this Act; (2) submit an annual report to the Secretary specifying-- (A) the specific performance goals and accomplishments of the local coordinating entity; (B) the expenses and income of the local coordinating entity; (C) the amounts and sources of matching funds; (D) the amounts of non-Federal funds leveraged with Federal funds and sources of the leveraging; and (E) grants made to any other entities during the fiscal year; (3) make available for audit, for each fiscal year for which the local coordinating entity receives Federal funds, all information pertaining to the expenditure of the funds and any matching funds; and (4) encourage economic viability and sustainability that is consistent with the purposes of the National Heritage Area. (c) Authorities- For the purposes of preparing and implementing the approved management plan, the local coordinating entity may-- (1) make grants to political jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, and other parties within the National Heritage Area; (2) enter into cooperative agreements with or provide technical assistance to political jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, Federal agencies, and other interested parties; (3) hire and compensate staff, including individuals with expertise in-- (A) natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resource conservation; (B) economic and community development; and (C) heritage planning; (4) obtain funds or services from any source, including other Federal programs; (5) contract for goods or services; and (6) support activities of partners and any other activities that further the purposes of the National Heritage Area and are consistent with the approved management plan. SEC. 5. MANAGEMENT PLAN. (a) Requirements- The management plan shall-- (1) describe comprehensive policies, goals, strategies, and recommendations for telling the story of the heritage of the area covered by the National Heritage Area and encouraging long-term resource protection, enhancement, interpretation, funding, management, and development of the National Heritage Area; (2) include a description of actions and commitments that Federal, State, and local governments, private organizations, and citizens plan to take to protect, enhance, interpret, fund, manage, and develop the natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area; (3) specify existing and potential sources of funding or economic development strategies to protect, enhance, interpret, fund, manage, and develop the National Heritage Area; (4) include an inventory of the natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area related to the national importance and themes of the National Heritage Area that should be protected, enhanced, interpreted, funded, managed, and developed; (5) include recommendations for resource management policies and strategies, including the development of intergovernmental and interagency agreements to protect, enhance, interpret, fund, manage, and develop the natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area; (6) describe a program for implementation of the management plan, including-- (A) performance goals; (B) plans for resource protection, enhancement, interpretation, funding, management, and development; and (C) specific commitments for implementation that have been made by the local coordinating entity or any Federal, State, or local government agency, organization, business, or individual; (7) include an analysis of, and recommendations for, means by which Federal, State, and local programs may best be coordinated (including the role of the National Park Service and other Federal agencies associated with the National Heritage Area) to further the purposes of this Act; and (8) include a business plan that-- (A) describes the role, operation, financing, and functions of the local coordinating entity and of each of the major activities described in the management plan; and (B) provides adequate assurances that the local coordinating entity has the partnerships and financial and other resources necessary to implement the management plan. (b) Deadline- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the local coordinating entity shall submit the management plan to the Secretary for approval. (c) Approval of Management Plan- (1) REVIEW- Not later than 180 days after receiving the management plan, the Secretary shall review and approve or disapprove the management plan on the basis of the criteria listed in paragraph (3). (2) CONSULTATION- The Secretary shall consult with the Governor of Alabama before approving a management plan. (3) CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL- In determining whether to approve a management plan, the Secretary shall consider whether-- (A) the local coordinating entity-- (i) represents the diverse interests of the National Heritage Area, including Federal, State, and local governments, natural, and historical resource protection organizations, educational institutions, businesses, recreational organizations, community residents, and private property owners; (ii) has afforded adequate opportunity for public and Federal, State, and local governmental involvement (including through workshops and public meetings) in the preparation of the management plan; (iii) provides for at least semiannual public meetings to ensure adequate implementation of the management plan; and (iv) has demonstrated the financial capability, in partnership with others, to carry out the management plan; (B) the management plan-- (i) describes resource protection, enhancement, interpretation, funding, management, and development strategies which, if implemented, would adequately protect, enhance, interpret, fund, manage, and develop the natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area; (ii) would not adversely affect any activities authorized on Federal land under public applicable laws or land use plans; (iii) demonstrates partnerships among the local coordinating entity, Federal, State, and local governments, regional planning organizations, nonprofit organizations, and private sector parties for implementation of the management plan; and (iv) complies with the requirements of this section; and (C) the Secretary has received adequate assurances from the appropriate State and local officials whose support is needed that the State and local aspects of the management plan will be effectively implemented. (4) DISAPPROVAL- (A) IN GENERAL- If the Secretary disapproves the management plan, the Secretary-- (i) shall advise the local coordinating entity in writing of the reasons for the disapproval; and (ii) may make recommendations to the local coordinating entity for revisions to the management plan. (B) DEADLINE- Not later than 180 days after receiving a revised management plan, the Secretary shall approve or disapprove the revised management plan. (5) AMENDMENTS- (A) IN GENERAL- An amendment to the approved management plan that substantially alters such plan shall be reviewed by the Secretary and approved or disapproved in the same manner as the original management plan. (B) IMPLEMENTATION- The local coordinating entity shall not implement a substantial amendment to the management plan until the Secretary approves the amendment. (6) AUTHORITIES- The Secretary may-- (A) provide technical assistance under the authority of this Act for the development and implementation of the management plan; and (B) enter into cooperative agreements with interested parties to carry out this Act. SEC. 6. EVALUATION; REPORT. (a) Evaluation- The Secretary shall conduct an evaluation of the accomplishments of the National Heritage Area. An evaluation conducted under this subsection shall-- (1) assess the progress of the local coordinating entity with respect to-- (A) accomplishing the purposes of this Act for the National Heritage Area; and (B) achieving the goals and objectives of the approved management plan; (2) analyze the Federal, State, and local government, and private investments in the National Heritage Area to determine the impact of the investments; and (3) review the management structure, partnership relationships, and funding of the National Heritage Area for purposes of identifying the critical components for sustainability of the National Heritage Area. (b) Report- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, based on the evaluation conducted under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit a report to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. The report shall include recommendations for the future role of the National Park Service, if any, with respect to the National Heritage Area. SEC. 7. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES. (a) In General- Nothing in this Act affects the authority of a Federal agency to provide technical or financial assistance under any other law. (b) Consultation and Coordination- The head of any Federal agency planning to conduct activities that may have an impact on the National Heritage Area is encouraged to consult and coordinate the activities with the Secretary and the local coordinating entity to the maximum extent practicable. (c) Other Federal Agencies- Nothing in this Act-- (1) modifies, alters, or amends any law or regulation authorizing a Federal agency to manage Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Federal agency; (2) limits the discretion of a Federal land manager to implement an approved land use plan within the boundaries of the National Heritage Area; or (3) modifies, alters, or amends any authorized use of Federal land under the jurisdiction of a Federal agency. SEC. 8. PRIVATE PROPERTY AND REGULATORY PROTECTIONS. Nothing in this Act-- (1) abridges the rights of any owner of public or private property, including the right to refrain from participating in any plan, project, program, or activity conducted within the National Heritage Area; (2) requires any property owner to permit public access (including access by Federal, State, tribal, or local agencies) to the property of the property owner, or to modify public access or use of property of the property owner under any other Federal, State, tribal, or local law; (3) alters any duly adopted land use regulation, approved land use plan, or other regulatory authority of any Federal, State, tribal, or local agency, or conveys any land use or other regulatory authority to any local coordinating entity, including development and management of energy, water, or water-related infrastructure; (4) authorizes or implies the reservation or appropriation of water or water rights; (5) diminishes the authority of the State to manage fish and wildlife, including the regulation of fishing and hunting within the National Heritage Area; or (6) creates any liability, or affects any liability under any other law, of any private property owner with respect to any person injured on the private property. SEC. 9. USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS FROM OTHER SOURCES. Nothing in this Act shall preclude the local coordinating entity from using Federal funds available under other laws for the purposes for which those funds were authorized.
H.Res.862 Jun-18-13
STATUS: February 27, 2013.--Introduced in House. May 17, 2013.--Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-75. June 17, 2013.--Passed in House. June 17, 2013.--Introduced in Senate. April 10, 2014.--Reportedto Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-149. April 10, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 360]. May 22, 2014.--Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. May 23, 2014.--Presented to President. May 24, 2014.--Signed by President. May 24, 2014.--Became Public Law No: 113-107 H.R.862 To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance... (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 862 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 862IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJune 18, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF LAND TO CORRECT ERRONEOUS SURVEY, COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZONA. (a) Conveyance Authorized- The Secretary of Agriculture may convey by quitclaim deed all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the two parcels of land described in subsection (b) to a person or legal entity that represents (by power of attorney) the majority of landowners with private property adjacent to the two parcels. These parcels are within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest and contain private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960. (b) Description of Land- The two parcels of land authorized for conveyance under subsection (a) consist of approximately 2.67 acres described in the Bureau of Land Management's Survey Plat titled Subdivision and Metes and Bounds Surveys in secs. 28 and 29, T. 20 N., R. 7 E., Gila and Salt River Meridian, approved February 2, 2010, as follows: (1) Lot 2, sec. 28, T. 20 N., R. 7 E., Gila and Salt River Meridian, Coconino County, Arizona. (2) Lot 1, sec. 29, T. 20 N., R. 7 E., Gila and Salt River Meridian, Coconino County, Arizona. (c) Consideration- (1) AMOUNT OF CONSIDERATION- As consideration for the conveyance of the two parcels under subsection (a), the person or legal entity that represents (by power of attorney) the majority of landowners with private property adjacent to the parcels shall pay to the Secretary consideration in the amount of $20,000. (2) DEPOSIT- The Secretary shall deposit the consideration received under this subsection in a special account in the fund established under Public Law 90-171 (commonly known as the Sisk Act; 16 U.S.C. 484a). (3) USE- The deposited funds shall be available to the Secretary, without further appropriation and until expended, for acquisition of land in the National Forest System. (d) Revocation of Orders- Any public orders withdrawing any of the Federal land from appropriation or disposal under the public land laws are revoked to the extent necessary to permit conveyance of the Federal land under subsection (a). (e) Withdrawal of Federal Land- Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal land authorized for conveyance under subsection (a) is withdrawn from all forms of entry and appropriation under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws until the date which the conveyance is completed. (f) Other Terms and Conditions- The conveyance authorized by subsection (a) shall be subject only to those surveys and clearances as needed to protect the interests of the United States. (g) Duration of Authority- The authority provided under this section shall terminate three years after the date of the enactment of this Act. Passed the House of Representatives June 17, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.