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S.1965 Jan-28-14
STATUS: January 28, 2014.--Introduced. February 27, 2014.--Subcommittee hearing held. June 3, 2014.--Mr. Walsh added as cosponsor. June 18, 2014.--Full committee business meeting. Ordered reported without amendment favorably. July 31, 2014.--Reported without amendment. S. Rept. 113-228. July 31, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 515] S.1965 To amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1965 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1965 To amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 28, 2014 Mr. BAUCUS (for himself and Mr. TESTER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. EAST BENCH IRRIGATION DISTRICT CONTRACT EXTENSION. Section 2(1) of the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act (Public Law 112-139; 126 Stat. 390) is amended by striking `4 years' and inserting `10 years'.
H.Res.1963 Dec-09-13
Status: May 14, 2013.--Introduced in House. October 22, 2013.--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-249. December 3, 2013.--Passed/agreed to in House. H. Rept. 113-249. December 9, 2013.--Referred to Senate. June 18, 2014.--Full Committee Business Meeting. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. July 31, 2014.--Reported with an amendment in nature of a substitute. S. Rept. 113-231. July 31, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 518] H.R.1963 Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 1963 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 1963IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 9, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To amend the Water Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development of non-Federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of the Water Conservation and Utilization 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 `Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act'. SEC. 2. AMENDMENT. Section 9 of the Act entitled `An Act authorizing construction of water conservation and utilization projects in the Great Plains and arid semiarid areas of the United States', approved August 11, 1939 (16 U.S.C. 590z-7; commonly known as the `Water Conservation and Utilization Act'), is amended-- (1) by striking `In connection with' and inserting `(a) In connection with'; and (2) by adding at the end the following: `(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Secretary is authorized to enter into leases of power privileges for electric power generation in connection with any project constructed under this Act, and shall have authority in addition to and alternative to any authority in existing laws relating to particular projects, including small conduit hydropower development. `(c) When entering into leases of power privileges under subsection (b), the Secretary shall use the processes applicable to such leases under section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)). `(d) Lease of power privilege contracts shall be at such rates as, in the Secretary's judgment, will produce revenues at least sufficient to cover the appropriate share of the annual operation and maintenance cost of the project and such fixed charges, including interest, as the Secretary deems proper. Lease of power privilege contracts shall be for periods not to exceed 40 years. `(e) No findings under section 3 shall be required for a lease under subsection (b). `(f) All right, title, and interest to installed power facilities constructed by non-Federal entities pursuant to a lease of power privilege, and direct revenues derived therefrom, shall remain with the lessee unless otherwise required under subsection (g). `(g) Notwithstanding section 8, lease revenues and fixed charges, if any, shall be covered into the Reclamation Fund to be credited to the project from which those revenues or charges were derived. `(h) When carrying out this section, the Secretary shall first offer the lease of power privilege to an irrigation district or water users association operating the applicable transferred conduit, or to the irrigation district or water users association receiving water from the applicable reserved conduit. The Secretary shall determine a reasonable timeframe for the irrigation district or water users association to accept or reject a lease of power privilege offer. If the irrigation district or water users association elects not to accept a lease of power privilege offer under subsection (b), the Secretary shall offer the lease of power privilege to other parties using the processes applicable to such leases under section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)). `(i) The Bureau of Reclamation shall apply its categorical exclusion process under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to small conduit hydropower development under this section, excluding siting of associated transmission facilities on Federal lands. `(j) Nothing in this section shall obligate the Western Area Power Administration or the Bonneville Power Administration to purchase or market any of the power produced by the facilities covered under this section and none of the costs associated with production or delivery of such power shall be assigned to project purposes for inclusion in project rates. `(k) Nothing in this section shall alter or impede the delivery and management of water by Bureau of Reclamation facilities, as water used for conduit hydropower generation shall be deemed incidental to use of water for the original project purposes. Lease of power privilege shall be made only when, in the judgment of the Secretary, the exercise of the lease will not be incompatible with the purposes of the project or division involved and shall not create any unmitigated financial or physical impacts to the project or division involved. The Secretary shall notify and consult with the irrigation district or legally organized water users association operating the transferred conduit in advance of offering the lease of power privilege and shall prescribe such terms and conditions necessary to adequately protect the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and other interests of the United States and the project or division involved. `(l) Nothing in this section shall alter or affect any agreements in effect on the date of the enactment of the Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act for the development of conduit hydropower projects or disposition of revenues. `(m) In this section: `(1) The term `conduit' means any Bureau of Reclamation tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. `(2) The term `irrigation district' means any irrigation, water conservation or conservancy, multi-county water conservation or conservancy district, or any separate public entity composed of two or more such districts and jointly exercising powers of its member districts. `(3) The term `reserved conduit' means any conduit that is included in project works the care, operation, and maintenance of which has been reserved by the Secretary, through the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. `(4) The term `transferred conduit' means any conduit that is included in project works the care, operation, and maintenance of which has been transferred to a legally organized water users association or irrigation district. `(5) The term `small conduit hydropower' means a facility capable of producing 5 megawatts or less of electric capacity.'. Passed the House of Representatives December 3, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
S.1962 Jan-27-14
STATUS: January 27, 2014.--Introduced. S.1962 Pullman National Historical Park Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1962 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1962 To establish the Pullman National Historical Park in the State of Illinois as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 27, 2014 Mr. DURBIN (for himself and Mr. KIRK) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To establish the Pullman National Historical Park in the State of Illinois as a unit of the National Park System, 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 `Pullman National Historical Park Act'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) in 1970, the Secretary of the Interior designated the Pullman Historic District as a National Historic Landmark District in 1970 because of-- (A) the significance of the District to the labor history, social history, architecture, and urban planning of the United States; and (B) the pivotal role of events in the District in creating the first national Labor Day holiday in the world; (2) between 1880 and 1884 George M. Pullman, owner of the Pullman Palace Car Company, built the Pullman community, which was envisioned by Pullman as an industrial town that would provide employees with-- (A) a model community; and (B) suitable living conditions; (3) the town developed by George M. Pullman, which consisted of over 1,000 buildings and homes, was awarded `The World's Most Perfect Town' at the International Hygienic and Pharmaceutical Exposition in 1896; (4) the Pullman factory site is a true symbol of the historic struggle in the United States to achieve fair labor practices for the working class, with the original factory serving as the catalyst for the first industry-wide strike in the United States; (5) in the midst of economic depression in 1894, to protest unsafe conditions and reductions in pay, Pullman factory workers initiated a strike that-- (A) when taken up as a cause by the American Railway Union, crippled the entire rail industry; (B) continued even in the face of a Federal injunction and a showdown between laborers and Federal troops that turned violent and deadly; and (C) set a national example for the ability of working people in the United States to change the existing system in favor of more just practices for protecting workers rights and safety; (6) following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the United States military and United States Marshals during the 1894 strike, Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that created a national Labor Day holiday, which was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland 6 days after the end of the strike; (7) the Pullman Palace Car Company also played an important role in African-American and early civil rights history through the legacy of the Pullman porters, many of whom were ex-slaves were employed in a heavily discriminatory environment immediately following the Civil War; (8) the Pullman porters, who served diligently between the 1870s and the 1960s, have been commended for-- (A) the level of service and attention to detail of the Pullman porters; and (B) the contributions of the Pullman porters to the development of the African-American middle class; (9) the information, ideas, and commerce the Pullman porters carried across the country while traveling on trains helped to bring education and wealth to African-American communities throughout the United States; (10) the positive role of the Pullman porters in the historical image of the first-class service that was made available on Pullman cars is unmistakable; (11) the Pullman community was the seminal home to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which-- (A) was the first African-American labor union with a collective bargaining agreement; (B) was founded by civil rights pioneer A. Philip Randolph in 1925; (C) fought against discrimination and in support of just labor practices; and (D) helped lay the groundwork for what became the great Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century; (12) the Pullman community is-- (A) a paramount illustration of the work of architect Solon Spencer Beman; (B) a well-preserved example of 19th Century community planning, architecture, and landscape design; and (C) comprised of a number of historic structures, including the Administration Clock Tower Building, Hotel Florence, Greenstone Church, Market Square, and hundreds of units of rowhouses built for Pullman workers; (13) the preservation of the Pullman site has been threatened by-- (A) plans for demolition in 1960; and (B) a fire in 1998, which damaged the iconic clock tower and the rear erecting shops; (14) the diligent efforts of community organizations, foundations, nonprofits, residents, the State, and units of local government in the restoration and preservation of the District after the 1998 fire were vital to the protection of the Pullman site; (15) due to the historic and architectural significance of the District, the District is designated as-- (A) a registered National Historic Landmark District; (B) an Illinois State Landmark; and (C) a City of Chicago Landmark District; and (16) the preservation, enhancement, economic, and tourism potential and management of the important historic and architectural resources of the Park requires cooperation and partnerships from among local property owners, the Federal Government, the State, units of local government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the more than 100 civic organizations who have expressed support for community preservation through the establishment of the Pullman National Historical Park. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) PARK- The term `Park' means the Pullman National Historical Park established by section 4(a). (2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (3) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Illinois. SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PULLMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK. (a) Establishment and Purpose- There is established in the State a unit of the National Park System, to be known as the `Pullman National Historical Park'-- (1) to preserve and interpret for the benefit of future generations-- (A) the significant labor, industrial, civil rights, and social history of the Park; (B) the significant architectural structures in the Park; and (C) the role of the Pullman community in the creation of the first national Labor Day holiday in the world; (2) to coordinate preservation, protection, and interpretation efforts of the Park by the Federal Government, the State, units of local government, and private and nonprofit organizations; and (3) to coordinate appropriate management options necessary to ensure the protection, preservation, and interpretation of the many significant aspects of the Park. (b) Park Boundary- The boundary of the Park shall be established by the Secretary, but shall not exceed the boundary of the approximately 300-acre Pullman Historic District in Chicago, which is between 103rd Street on the north, 115th Street on the south, Cottage Grove Avenue on the west, and the Norfolk & Western Rail Line on the east. (c) Inclusion of Historic Sites- On conveyance by the State to the Secretary, the Park shall include-- (1) the Pullman Factory Complex, including the Clock Tower Building and rear erecting shops; and (2) the approximately 13 acres of land on which the structures described in paragraph (1) are located. SEC. 5. ADMINISTRATION. (a) In General- The Secretary shall administer land within the boundary of the Park in accordance with-- (1) this Act; and (2) the laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including-- (A) the National Park Service Organic Act (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.); and (B) the Act of August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.). (b) Cooperative Agreements- The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the State or other public and nonpublic entities, under which the Secretary may identify, interpret, and provide assistance for the preservation of non-Federal land within the boundaries of the Park and at sites in close proximity to the Park but located outside the boundaries of the Park, including providing for placement of directional and interpretive signage, exhibits, and technology-based interpretive devices. (c) Acquisition of Land- The Secretary may acquire for inclusion in the Park any land (including interests in land), buildings, or structures owned by the State or any other political, private, or nonprofit entity by donation, transfer, exchange, or purchase from a willing seller. (d) Management Plan- Not later than 3 fiscal years after the date on which funds are first made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the State, shall complete a general management plan for the Park in accordance with-- (1) section 12(b) of the National Park System General Authorities Act (16 U.S.C. 1a-7(b)); and (2) any other applicable laws. (e) Effect- Nothing in this Act modifies any authority of the Federal Government to carry out Federal laws on Federal land located in the Park. SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.
S.1949 Jan-16-14
STATUS: January 16, 2014.--Introduced. S.1949 Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1949 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1949 To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 16, 2014 Mrs. MURRAY introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) wilderness and wild and scenic river designations provide myriad benefits to the local community and beyond, including-- (A) recreation, as evidenced by the more than 12,000,000 visitors each year to wilderness areas who participate in recreation activities such as hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, skiing, climbing, camping, and floating and rafting; (B) wildlife habitat, by providing permanent and durable protection for habitat for varied wildlife species, including endangered species; (C) clean water for local communities that rely on the Olympic National Forest as the source for clean and safe drinking water; (D) municipal watersheds for cities such as Port Townsend, Washington; (E) the ancient forests, salmon streams, and unique scenery of the Olympic National Forest, which provide local businesses with a competitive edge over other regions in attracting and retaining the talented people required by local companies; (F) the popular National Parks, monuments, wilderness areas, and other public land of the West, which have provided a competitive advantage to the growing high technology and professional services industries of the West, such as health care, education, and business, enabling the West to outperform the rest of the United States economy in key measures of growth, including employment, population, and personal income during the 4 decades immediately preceding the date of enactment of this Act; and (G) protecting and enhancing local travel, tourism, hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation industries; (2) under the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.)-- (A) land designated as wilderness protects `ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, scenic, or historical value'; (B) Federal agencies retain the ability to use any means necessary to protect and control fire, insects, and diseases, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be appropriate; and (C) wilderness designations do not apply to private land; (3) this Act does not designate private land inholdings as wilderness; (4) under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.)-- (A) certain rivers are preserved to safeguard outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values for current and future generations; (B) designation as a wild and scenic river does not give the Federal Government control over private property and provides no additional authority for expanding designated river segments, except as provided in this Act and other Acts; (C) existing water rights are not impacted; (D) the jurisdiction of the States and the Federal Government over waters are not impacted, as determined by established principles of law; and (E) river segments classified as `scenic' or `recreational' allow construction of new access points, restoration thinning, and motorized access; (5) the areas protected under this Act unquestionably meet all requirements under Federal law (including regulations), as the areas contain-- (A) old growth stands, temperate rain forests, and large swaths of roadless forests, more than 99 percent of which could not be commercially harvested under existing Federal law (including regulations); (B) the wilderness areas established under this Act are areas that are prized by hikers, hunters, anglers, and others and will be preserved and protected for recreational enjoyment for generations to come; and (C) rivers and tributaries that-- (i) are a source of clean water for many communities on the Olympic Peninsula; and (ii) provide important habitat for salmon and other species of fish and supply the cold freshwater that feeds the Puget Sound and creates the necessary conditions for clams, oysters, and mussels, whose growers contribute more than $250,000,000 to the economy and support thousands of jobs in the State of Washington; (6) as a result of this Act-- (A) no roads would be closed; (B) management decisions by local Forest Service managers as to which roads should be closed, maintained, or remain open for public access will not be impacted and any ongoing travel management processes will continue to be the manner by which those decisions are made, along with public input; and (C) no private land would be subject to management under the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) or the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.); (7) private property rights are central to the United States and the economy of the United States, and it shall be the policy of the United States to encourage, support, and promote the private ownership of property to ensure that the constitutional and other legal rights of private property owners are not abridged by the Federal Government; (8) the Olympic Peninsula is home to 8 federally recognized Indian tribes; and (9) the United States acknowledges the trust obligations of the Federal Government to Indian tribes and recognizes that-- (A) the case styled United States v. Washington (384 F. Supp. 312) guaranteed certain Indian tribes in the State of Washington harvest rights to Pacific salmon, leading to employment opportunities for tribal members; (B) tribal governments provide a wide range of critical services to enrolled members, including education and cultural activities; (C) Indian tribes engage in ongoing efforts to restore and improve salmon populations and habitat across the Olympic Peninsula, frequently in conjunction with Federal, State, and local governments and private stakeholders; and (D) ongoing tribal efforts to protect and improve salmon habitat and the habitats of other threatened species populations are encouraged and supported in order to support the long-term health of the ecosystem and the economic benefit those resources provide. SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) In General- In furtherance of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following Federal land in the Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington comprising approximately 126,554 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Proposed Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act' and dated May 29, 2012 (referred to in this section as the `map'), is designated as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) LOST CREEK WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 7,159 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Lost Creek Wilderness'. (2) RUGGED RIDGE WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 5,956 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Rugged Ridge Wilderness'. (3) ALCKEE CREEK WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 1,787 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Alckee Creek Wilderness'. (4) GATES OF THE ELWHA WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 5,669 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Gates of the Elwha Wilderness'. (5) BUCKHORN WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 21,965 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `Buckhorn Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (6) GREEN MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 4,790 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Green Mountain Wilderness'. (7) THE BROTHERS WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 8,625 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `The Brothers Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (8) MOUNT SKOKOMISH WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 8,933 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `Mount Skokomish Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (9) WONDER MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 26,517 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `Wonder Mountain Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (10) MOONLIGHT DOME WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 9,117 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Moonlight Dome Wilderness'. (11) SOUTH QUINAULT RIDGE WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 10,887 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `South Quinault Ridge Wilderness'. (12) COLONEL BOB WILDERNESS ADDITIONS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 353 acres, as generally depicted on the map, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the `Colonel Bob Wilderness', as designated by section 3 of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 98-339). (13) Sam's RIVER WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 13,418 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Sam's River Wilderness'. (14) CANOE CREEK WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 1,378 acres, as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the `Canoe Creek Wilderness'. (b) Administration- (1) MANAGEMENT- Subject to valid existing rights, the land designated as wilderness by subsection (a) shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this section as the `Secretary'), in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), except that any reference in that Act to the effective date of that Act shall be considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act. (2) MAP AND DESCRIPTION- (A) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and a legal description of the land designated as wilderness by subsection (a) with-- (i) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives; and (ii) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. (B) EFFECT- Each map and legal description filed under subparagraph (A) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct minor errors in the map and legal description. (C) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- Each map and legal description filed under subparagraph (A) shall be filed and made available for public inspection in the appropriate office of the Forest Service. (c) Potential Wilderness- (1) IN GENERAL- In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), certain Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 5,346 acres as identified as `Potential Wilderness' on the map, is designated as potential wilderness. (2) DESIGNATION AS WILDERNESS- On the date on which the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register notice that any nonconforming uses in the potential wilderness designated by paragraph (1) have terminated, the potential wilderness shall be-- (A) designated as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System; and (B) incorporated into the adjacent wilderness area. (d) Adjacent Management- (1) NO PROTECTIVE PERIMETERS OR BUFFER ZONES- The designations in this section shall not create a protective perimeter or buffer zone around any wilderness area. (2) NONCONFORMING USES PERMITTED OUTSIDE OF BOUNDARIES OF WILDERNESS AREAS- Any activity or use outside of the boundary of any wilderness area designated under this section shall be permitted even if the activity or use would be seen or heard within the boundary of the wilderness area. (e) Fire, Insects, and Diseases- The Secretary may take such measures as are necessary to control fire, insects, and diseases, in the wilderness areas designated by this section, in accordance with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)) and subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. SEC. 4. WILD AND SCENIC RIVER DESIGNATIONS. (a) In General- Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(208) ELWHA RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 29.0-mile segment of the Elwha River and tributaries from the source to Cat Creek, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a wild river. `(209) DUNGENESS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Dungeness River from the headwaters to the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources land in T. 29 N., R. 4 W., sec. 12, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except that portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, including the following segments of the mainstem and major tributary the Gray Wolf River, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 5.8-mile segment from the headwaters to the 2860 Bridge, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 2.1-mile segment from the 2860 Bridge to Silver Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 2.7-mile segment from Silver Creek to Sleepy Hollow Creek, as a wild river. `(D) The approximately 6.3-mile segment from Sleepy Hollow Creek to the Olympic National Forest boundary, as a scenic river. `(E) The approximately 1.9-mile segment from the National Forest boundary to the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources land in T. 29 N., R. 4 W., sec. 12, as a recreational river. `(F) The approximately 16.1-mile segment of the Gray Wolf River from the headwaters to the 2870 Bridge, as a wild river. `(G) The approximately 1.1-mile segment of the Gray Wolf River from the 2870 Bridge to the confluence with the Dungeness River, as a scenic river. `(210) BIG QUILCENE RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Big Quilcene River from the headwaters to the City of Port Townsend water intake facility, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 4.4-mile segment from the headwaters to the Buckhorn Wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 5.3-mile segment from the Buckhorn Wilderness boundary to the City of Port Townsend water intake facility, as a scenic river. `(C) Section 7(a), with respect to the licensing of dams, water conduits, reservoirs, powerhouses, transmission lines, or other project works, shall apply to the approximately 5-mile segment from the City of Port Townsend water intake facility to the Olympic National Forest boundary. `(211) DOSEWALLIPS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Dosewallips River from the headwaters to the private land in T. 26 N., R. 3 W., sec. 15, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except that portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall by administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 12.9-mile segment from the headwaters to Station Creek, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 6.8-mile segment from Station Creek to the private land in T. 26 N., R. 3 W., sec. 15, as a scenic river. `(212) DUCKABUSH RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Duckabush River from the headwaters to the private land in T. 25 N., R. 3 W., sec. 1, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except that portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall by administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 19.0-mile segment from the headwaters to the Brothers Wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 1.9-mile segment from the Brothers Wilderness boundary to the private land in T. 25 N., R. 3 W., sec. 1, as a scenic river. `(213) HAMMA HAMMA RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Hamma Hamma River from the headwaters to the eastern edge of the NW 1/4 sec. 21, T. 24 N., R. 3 W., to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 3.1-mile segment from the headwaters to the Mt. Skokomish Wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 5.8-mile segment from the Mt. Skokomish wilderness boundary to Lena Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 6.8-mile segment from Lena Creek to the eastern edge of the NW 1/4 sec. 21, T. 24 N., R. 3 W., as a recreational river. `(214) SOUTH FORK SKOKOMISH RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the South Fork Skokomish River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Forest boundary to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 6.7-mile segment from the headwaters to Rule Creek, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 8.3-mile segment from Rule Creek to LeBar Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 4.0-mile segment from LeBar Creek to upper end of gorge in the NW 1/4 sec. 21, T. 22 N., R. 5 W., as a recreational river. `(D) The approximately 6.0-mile segment from the upper end of the gorge to the Olympic National Forest boundary, as a scenic river. `(215) MIDDLE FORK SATSOP RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 7.9-mile segment of the Middle Fork Satsop River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Forest boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, as a scenic river. `(216) WEST FORK SATSOP RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 8.2-mile segment of the West Fork Satsop River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Forest boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, as a scenic river. `(217) WYNOOCHEE RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Wynoochee River from the headwaters to Clark Creek to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except that portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall by administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 1.7-mile segment from the headwaters to the boundary of the Wonder Mountain Wilderness, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 8.2-mile segment from the boundary of the Wonder Mountain Wilderness to the head of Wynoochee Reservoir, as a recreational river. `(218) EAST FORK HUMPTULIPS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the East Fork Humptulips River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Forest boundary to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 7.4-mile segment from the headwaters to the Moonlight Dome wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 10.3-mile segment from the Moonlight Dome wilderness boundary to the Olympic National Forest boundary, as a scenic river. `(219) WEST FORK HUMPTULIPS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 21.4-mile segment of the West Fork Humptulips River from the source to the Olympic National Forest Boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, as a scenic river. `(220) QUINAULT RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Quinault River from the headwaters to private land in T. 24 N., R. 8 W., sec. 33, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 16.5-mile segment from the headwaters to Graves Creek, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 6.7-mile segment from Graves Creek to Cannings Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 1.0-mile segment from Cannings Creek to private land in T. 24 N., R. 8 W., sec. 33, as a recreational river. `(221) QUEETS RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Queets River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Park boundary to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, except that portions of the river outside the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, including the following segments of the mainstem and certain tributaries in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 28.6-mile segment of the Queets River from the headwaters to the confluence with Sams River, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 16.0-mile segment of the Queets River from the confluence with Sams River to the Olympic National Park boundary, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 15.7-mile segment of the Sams River from the headwaters to the confluence with the Queets River, as a scenic river. `(D) The approximately 17.7-mile segment of Matheny Creek from the headwaters to the confluence with the Queets River, as a scenic river. `(222) HOH RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Hoh River and the major tributary South Fork Hoh from the headwaters to Olympic National Park boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 20.7-mile segment of the Hoh River from the headwaters to Jackson Creek, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 6.0-mile segment of the Hoh River from Jackson Creek to the Olympic National Park boundary, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 13.8-mile segment of the South Fork Hoh River from the headwaters to the National Park boundary, as a wild river. `(D) The approximately 4.6-mile segment of the South Fork Hoh River from the National Park boundary to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources boundary in T. 27 N., R. 10 W., sec. 29, as a recreational river. `(223) BOGACHIEL RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 25.6-mile segment of the Bogachiel River from the source to the Olympic National Park boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, as a wild river. `(224) SOUTH FORK CALAWAH RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the South Fork Calawah River and the major tributary Sitkum River from the headwaters to Hyas Creek to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, except those portions of the river within the boundaries of Olympic National Park shall by administered by the Secretary of the Interior, including the following segments in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 15.7-mile segment of the South Fork Calawah River from the headwaters to the Sitkum River, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 0.9-mile segment of the South Fork Calawah River from the Sitkum River to Hyas Creek, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 1.6-mile segment of the Sitkum River from the source to the Rugged Ridge Wilderness boundary, as a wild river. `(D) The approximately 11.9-mile segment of the Sitkum River from the Rugged Ridge Wilderness boundary to the confluence with the South Fork Calawah, as a scenic river. `(225) SOL DUC RIVER, WASHINGTON- The segment of the Sol Duc River from the headwaters to the Olympic National Park boundary, including the following segments of the mainstem and certain tributaries in the following classes: `(A) The approximately 7.0-mile segment of the Sol Duc River from the headwaters to the end of Sol Duc Hot Springs Road, as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 10.8-mile segment of the Sol Duc River from the end of Sol Duc Hot Springs Road to the Olympic National Park boundary, as a scenic river. `(C) The approximately 13.8-mile segment of the North Fork Sol Duc River from the headwaters to the Olympic Hot Springs Road bridge, as a wild river. `(D) The approximately 0.2-mile segment of the North Fork Sol Duc River from the Olympic Hot Springs Road bridge to the confluence with the Sol Duc River, as a scenic river. `(E) The approximately 8.0-mile segment of the South Fork Sol Duc River from the headwaters to the confluence with the Sol Duc River, as a scenic river. `(226) LYRE RIVER, WASHINGTON- The approximately 0.2-mile segment of the Lyre River from Crescent Lake to the Olympic National Park boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a scenic river.'. (b) Effect- The amendment made by subsection (a) does not affect valid existing water rights. SEC. 5. EXISTING RIGHTS AND WITHDRAWAL. (a) In General- In accordance with section 12(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1283(b)), nothing in this Act or the amendment made by section 4(a) affects or abrogates existing rights, privileges, or contracts held by private parties. (b) Withdrawal- Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal land within the boundaries of the river segments designated by this Act and the amendment made by section 4(a) is withdrawn from all forms of-- (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials. SEC. 6. TREATY RIGHTS. Nothing in this Act alters, modifies, diminishes, or extinguishes the reserved treaty rights of any Indian tribe with hunting, fishing, gathering, and cultural or religious rights in the Olympic National Forest as protected by a treaty.
S.1946 Jan-16-14
STATUS: January 16, 2014.--Introduced. February 24, 2014.--Mr. Merkley added as cosponsor. February 27, 2013.--Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. June 18, 2014.--Full committee business meeting ordered reported with amendment favorably. July 31, 2014.--Reported with an amendment. S. Rept. 113-227. July 31, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No,. 514] S.1946 To amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1946 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1946 To amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 16, 2014 Mr. WYDEN (for himself, Mr. SCHATZ, and Mrs. FEINSTEIN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. AMENDMENTS TO THE RECLAMATION SAFETY OF DAMS ACT OF 1978. (a) Authorization of Appropriations- Section 5 of the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 (43 U.S.C. 509) is amended in the first sentence by striking `necessary and, effective' and all that follows through `herein' and inserting `necessary'. (b) Conforming Amendment- Section 4(c) of the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 (43 U.S.C. 508(c)) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking `additional'.
S.1938 Jan-16-14
STATUS: January 16, 2014.--Introduced. S.1938 Quadrennial Energy Review Act of 2014 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1938 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1938 To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to replace the current requirement for a biennial energy policy plan with a Quadrennial Energy Review, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 16, 2014 Mr. PRYOR (for himself, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. BEGICH, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. COONS, Mr. HEINRICH, Mr. TESTER, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, and Mr. WYDEN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to replace the current requirement for a biennial energy policy plan with a Quadrennial Energy Review, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Quadrennial Energy Review Act of 2014'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommends that the United States develop a Governmentwide Federal energy policy and update the policy regularly with strategic Quadrennial Energy Reviews similar to the reviews conducted by the Department of Defense; (2) as the lead agency in support of energy science and technology innovation, the Department of Energy has conducted a Quadrennial Technology Review of the energy technology policies and programs of the Department; (3) the Quadrennial Technology Review of the Department of Energy serves as the basis for coordination with other agencies and on other programs for which the Department has a key role; (4) a Quadrennial Energy Review would-- (A) establish integrated, Governmentwide national energy objectives in the context of economic, environmental, and security priorities; (B) coordinate actions across Federal agencies; (C) identify the resources needed for the invention, adoption, and diffusion of energy technologies; and (D) provide a strong analytical base for Federal energy policy decisions; (5) a Quadrennial Energy Review should be established taking into account estimated Federal budgetary resources; (6) the development of an energy policy resulting from a Quadrennial Energy Review would-- (A) enhance the energy security of the United States; (B) create jobs; and (C) mitigate environmental harm; and (7) while a Quadrennial Energy Review will be a product of the executive branch, the review will have substantial input from-- (A) Congress; (B) the energy industry; (C) academia; (D) nongovernmental organizations; and (E) the public. SEC. 3. QUADRENNIAL ENERGY REVIEW. (a) In General- Section 801 of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7321) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 801. QUADRENNIAL ENERGY REVIEW. `(a) Definitions- In this section: `(1) DIRECTOR- The term `Director' means the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. `(2) FEDERAL LABORATORY- `(A) IN GENERAL- The term `Federal Laboratory' has the meaning given the term `laboratory' in section 12(d) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710a(d)). `(B) INCLUSION- The term `Federal Laboratory' includes a federally funded research and development center sponsored by a Federal agency. `(3) INTERAGENCY ENERGY COORDINATION COUNCIL- The term `interagency energy coordination council' means a council established under subsection (b)(1). `(4) QUADRENNIAL ENERGY REVIEW- The term `Quadrennial Energy Review' means a comprehensive multiyear review, coordinated across Federal agencies, that-- `(A) focuses on energy programs and technologies; `(B) establishes energy objectives across the Federal Government; and `(C) covers each of the areas described in subsection (d)(2). `(b) Interagency Energy Coordination Council- `(1) ESTABLISHMENT- Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013, and every 4 years thereafter, the President shall establish an interagency energy coordination council to coordinate the Quadrennial Energy Review. `(2) CO-CHAIRPERSONS- The appropriate senior Federal Government official designated by the President and the Director shall be co-chairpersons of the interagency energy coordination council. `(3) MEMBERSHIP- The interagency energy coordination council shall be comprised of representatives at level I or II of the Executive Schedule of-- `(A) the Department of Energy; `(B) the Department of Commerce; `(C) the Department of Defense; `(D) the Department of State; `(E) the Department of the Interior; `(F) the Department of Agriculture; `(G) the Department of the Treasury; `(H) the Department of Transportation; `(I) the Office of Management and Budget; `(J) the National Science Foundation; `(K) the Environmental Protection Agency; and `(L) such other Federal organizations, departments, and agencies that the President considers to be appropriate. `(c) Conduct of Review- Each Quadrennial Energy Review shall be conducted to provide an integrated view of important national energy objectives and Federal energy policy, including the maximum practicable alignment of research programs, incentives, regulations, and partnerships. `(d) Submission of Quadrennial Energy Review to Congress- `(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than August 1, 2015, and every 4 years thereafter, the President shall publish and submit to Congress a report on the Quadrennial Energy Review. `(2) INCLUSIONS- The report described in paragraph (1) should include, as appropriate-- `(A) an integrated view of short-, intermediate-, and long-term objectives for Federal energy policy in the context of economic, environmental, and security priorities; `(B) anticipated Federal actions (including programmatic, regulatory, and fiscal actions) and resource requirements-- `(i) to achieve the objectives described in subparagraph (A); and `(ii) to be coordinated across multiple agencies; `(C) an analysis of the prospective roles of parties (including academia, industry, consumers, the public, and Federal agencies) in achieving the objectives described in subparagraph (A), including-- `(i) an analysis, by energy use sector, including-- `(I) commercial and residential buildings; `(II) the industrial sector; `(III) transportation; and `(IV) electric power; `(ii) requirements for invention, adoption, development, and diffusion of energy technologies that are mapped onto each of the energy use sectors; and `(iii) other research that inform strategies to incentivize desired actions; `(D) an assessment of policy options to increase domestic energy supplies and energy efficiency; `(E) an evaluation of energy storage, transmission, and distribution requirements, including requirements for renewable energy; `(F) an integrated plan for the involvement of the Federal Laboratories in energy programs; `(G) portfolio assessments that describe the optimal deployment of resources, including prioritizing financial resources for energy programs; `(H) a mapping of the linkages among basic research and applied programs, demonstration programs, and other innovation mechanisms across the Federal agencies; `(I) an identification of, and projections for, demonstration projects, including timeframes, milestones, sources of funding, and management; `(J) an identification of public and private funding needs for various energy technologies, systems, and infrastructure, including consideration of public-private partnerships, loans, and loan guarantees; `(K) an assessment of global competitors and an identification of programs that can be enhanced with international cooperation; `(L) an identification of policy gaps that need to be filled to accelerate the adoption and diffusion of energy technologies, including consideration of-- `(i) Federal tax policies; and `(ii) the role of Federal agencies as early adopters and purchasers of new energy technologies; `(M) a priority list for implementation of objectives and actions taking into account estimated Federal budgetary resources; `(N) an analysis of-- `(i) points of maximum leverage for policy intervention to achieve outcomes; and `(ii) areas of energy policy that can be most effective in meeting national goals for the energy sector; and `(O) recommendations for executive branch organization changes to facilitate the development and implementation of Federal energy policies. `(e) Interim Reports- The President may prepare and publish interim reports as part of the Quadrennial Energy Review. `(f) Executive Secretariat- `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of Energy shall provide the Quadrennial Energy Review with an Executive Secretariat who shall make available the necessary analytical, financial, and administrative support for the conduct of each Quadrennial Energy Review required under this section. `(2) COOPERATION- The heads of applicable Federal agencies shall cooperate with the Secretary and provide such assistance, information, and resources as the Secretary may require to assist in carrying out this section.'. (b) Administration- Nothing in this Act or an amendment made by this Act supersedes, modifies, amends, or repeals any provision of Federal law not expressly superseded, modified, amended, or repealed by this Act.
S.1929 Jan-15-14
STATUS: January 15, 2014.--Introduced. S.1929 King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1929 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1929 To require the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the State of Alaska certain land for the purpose of building a road between the community of King Cove and the all-weather airport in Cold Bay, Alaska. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 15, 2014 Mr. BEGICH introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To require the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the State of Alaska certain land for the purpose of building a road between the community of King Cove and the all-weather airport in Cold Bay, Alaska. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act'. SEC. 2. IZEMBEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE LAND CONVEYANCE. Title VI of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11; 123 Stat. 1178) is amended by striking subtitle E and inserting the following: `Subtitle E--Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Land Conveyance `SEC. 6401. DEFINITIONS. `In this subtitle: `(1) CORPORATION- The term `Corporation' means the King Cove Corporation. `(2) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means-- `(A) the approximately 206 acres of Federal land located within the Refuge, as generally depicted on the map; and `(B) the approximately 1,600 acres of Federal land located on Sitkinak Island, as generally depicted on the map. `(3) GOVERNOR- The term `Governor' means the Governor of the State. `(4) MAP- The term `map' means each of-- `(A) the map entitled `Izembek and Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuges' and dated September 2, 2008; and `(B) the map entitled `Sitkinak Island-Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge' and dated September 2, 2008. `(5) NON-FEDERAL LAND- The term `non-Federal land' means-- `(A) the approximately 43,093 acres of land owned by the State, as generally depicted on the map; and `(B) the approximately 13,300 acres of land owned by the Corporation (including approximately 5,430 acres of land for which the Corporation shall relinquish the selection rights of the Corporation under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) as part of the land exchange under section 6402(a)), as generally depicted on the map. `(6) REFUGE- The term `Refuge' means the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. `(7) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. `(8) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Alaska. `(9) TRIBE- The term `Tribe' means the Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove, Alaska. `SEC. 6402. LAND CONVEYANCE. `(a) In General- On the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act, subject to the conditions and requirements described in this subtitle, the Secretary shall convey to the State all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land for the purpose of constructing a single-lane gravel road between the communities of King Cove and Cold Bay, Alaska. `(b) Land Exchange- `(1) IN GENERAL- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the State and the Corporation shall, not later than 15 days after the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act, notify the Secretary of the intent to convey the non-Federal land from the State and the Corporation to the United States. `(2) REVERSION- The land conveyance under section 6402(a) shall be null and void if the State and the Corporation have not conveyed the non-Federal land from the State and the Corporation to the United States not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act. `(c) Valuation- The land conveyed under subsection (a) shall not be subject to any requirement under any Federal law (including regulations) relating to the valuation, appraisal, or equalization of land. `(d) Considerations- In constructing the road described in subsection (a), the Governor shall-- `(1) minimize the adverse impact of the road corridor on the Refuge; `(2) minimize the acreage of Federal land that is required for the construction of the road corridor, consistent with national road construction safety practices; and `(3) to the maximum extent practicable, incorporate into the road corridor roads that are in existence as of the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act. `SEC. 6403. KING COVE ROAD. `(a) Requirements Relating to Use, Barrier Cables, and Dimensions- `(1) LIMITATIONS ON USE- `(A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (B), any portion of the road constructed on the land conveyed under section 6402(a) shall be used primarily for health and safety purposes (including access to and from the Cold Bay Airport) and only for noncommercial purposes. `(B) EXCEPTIONS- Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the use of taxis, commercial vans for public transportation, and shared rides (other than organized transportation of employees to a business or other commercial facility) shall be allowed on the road described in subparagraph (A). `(2) REQUIREMENT OF BARRIER CABLE- The road described in paragraph (1)(A) shall be constructed to include a cable barrier on each side of the road, as described in the record of decision entitled `Mitigation Measure MM-11, King Cove Access Project Final Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision' and dated January 22, 2004. `(3) REQUIRED DIMENSIONS AND DESIGN FEATURES- The road described in paragraph (1)(A) shall-- `(A) have a width of not greater than a single lane, in accordance with the applicable road standards of the State; `(B) be constructed with gravel; and `(C) if determined to be necessary, be constructed to include appropriate safety pullouts. `(b) Support Facilities- Support facilities for the road described in subsection (a)(1)(A) shall not be located within the Refuge. `(c) Federal Permits- It is the intent of Congress that any Federal permit required for construction of the road be issued or denied not later than 1 year after the date of application for the permit. `(d) Transfer of Land After Construction- On the date on which the road described in subsection (a)(1)(A) is completed, the Governor of the State shall transfer to the United States any land conveyed under section 6402(a) that the Governor determines is not necessary for the road corridor. `(e) Applicable Law- Nothing in this section amends, or modifies the application of, section 1110 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3170). `(f) Avoidance of Wildlife Impacts and Mitigation of Wetland Loss- `(1) AVOIDANCE OF WILDLIFE IMPACTS- `(A) IN GENERAL- Road construction shall comply with standard construction practices in the State, as determined by the Governor of the State, that-- `(i) identify critical periods during the calendar year when the Refuge is utilized by wildlife, especially migratory birds; `(ii) include specific mandatory strategies to alter, limit or halt construction activities during identified high risk periods to minimize impacts to wildlife; and `(iii) allow for the timely construction of the road. `(B) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- The Governor of the State shall make available to the public the practices described in subparagraph (A). `(2) MITIGATION OF WETLANDS LOSS- The land conveyed under section 6402(a) shall comply with section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) with regard to minimizing, to the greatest extent practicable, the filling, fragmentation or loss of wetlands, especially intertidal wetlands, and the Governor shall evaluate mitigating any effect on those wetlands transferred in Federal ownership under the provisions of this subtitle. `SEC. 6404. ADMINISTRATION OF CONVEYED LANDS. `(a) Federal Land- On completion of the land exchange under section 6402(a)-- `(1) the boundary of the land designated as wilderness within the Refuge shall be modified to exclude the Federal land conveyed to the State under the land exchange; and `(2) the Federal land located on Sitkinak Island that is withdrawn for use by the Coast Guard shall, at the request of the State, be transferred by the Secretary to the State upon the relinquishment or termination of the withdrawal. `(b) Non-Federal Land- Upon completion of the land exchange under section 6402(a), the non-Federal land conveyed to the United States under this subtitle shall be-- `(1) added to the Refuge or the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, as appropriate, as generally depicted on the map; and `(2) administered in accordance with the laws generally applicable to units of the National Wildlife Refuge System. `(c) Wilderness Additions- `(1) IN GENERAL- Upon completion of the land exchange under section 6402(a), approximately 43,093 acres of land as generally depicted on the map shall be added to-- `(A) the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness; or `(B) the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness. `(2) ADMINISTRATION- The land added as wilderness under paragraph (1) shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) and other applicable laws (including regulations). `(d) Permits for Dredged or Fill Materials- The land conveyed under section 6402(a) shall not be subject to section 404(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(c)). `SEC. 6405. FAILURE TO BEGIN ROAD CONSTRUCTION. `(a) Voided Land Conveyance- The land conveyance under section 6402(a) shall be null and void if construction of the road through the Refuge-- `(1) has not begun during the period beginning on the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act and ending on the date that is 7 years after the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act; and `(2) has not been completed during the period beginning on the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act and ending on the date that is 12 years after the date of enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act. `(b) Return of Prior Ownership Status of Federal Land- If the land conveyance is voided under subsection (b)-- `(1) the ownership of the Federal land shall revert back to the United States; and `(2) the parcel of the Federal land that is located in the Refuge shall be managed as part of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness. `SEC. 6406. EXPIRATION OF LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY. `(a) In General- Any legislative authority for construction of a road shall expire at the end of the 7-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of the King Cove All-Weather Road Corridor Act unless a construction permit has been issued during that period. `(b) Extension of Authority- If a construction permit is issued within the allotted period, the 7-year authority shall be extended for a period of 5 additional years beginning on the date of issuance of the construction permit. `(c) Extension of Authority as Result of Legal Challenges- `(1) IN GENERAL- Prior to the issuance of a construction permit, if a lawsuit or administrative appeal is filed challenging the conveyance of the land under section 6402(a) or construction of the road, the 7-year deadline or the 5-year extension period, as appropriate, shall be extended for a time period equivalent to the time consumed by the full adjudication of the legal challenge or related administrative process. `(2) INJUNCTION- After a construction permit has been issued, if a court issues an injunction against construction of the road, the 7-year deadline or 5-year extension, as appropriate, shall be extended for a time period equivalent to the time period that the injunction is in effect. `(d) Applicability of Section 6405- On the expiration of the legislative authority under this section, if a road has not been constructed, the land exchange shall be null and void and the land ownership shall revert to the respective ownership status prior to the land exchange as provided in section 6405.'.
S.1913 Jan-13-14
STATUS: January 13, 2014.--Introduced. January 16, 2014.--Mr. Heller added as cosponsor. S.1913 To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1913 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1913 To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 13, 2014 Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Mr. BENNET) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES. Section 6906 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking `of fiscal years 2008 through 2013' and inserting `fiscal year'.
S.1888 Dec-20-13
STATUS: December 20, 2013.--Introduced. S.1888 Inyo National Forest Land Exchange Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1888 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1888 To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System land in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 20, 2013 Mrs. FEINSTEIN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System land in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Inyo National Forest Land Exchange Act'. SEC. 2. PURPOSE. The purpose of this Act is to modify the use of land exchange authorities available to the Secretary of Agriculture as of the date of enactment of this Act with respect to certain land in the Inyo National Forest, California. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this section: (1) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means certain National Forest System land located within the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest, California, as depicted on the map entitled `Federal Parcel' and dated June 2011. (2) NON-FEDERAL LAND- The term `non-Federal land' means certain non-Federal land in California located outside the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest, California, as depicted on the maps entitled `DWP Parcel-Interagency Visitor Center Parcel' and `DWP Parcel-Town of Bishop Parcel' and dated June 2011. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture. SEC. 4. SPECIAL RULES FOR INYO NATIONAL FOREST LAND EXCHANGE. (a) Authority To Accept Land Outside Boundaries of Inyo National Forest- In any land exchange involving the conveyance of the Federal land, the Secretary may accept the conveyance of the non-Federal land in exchange for the conveyance of the Federal land, if the Secretary determines that acquisition of the non-Federal land is desirable for National Forest System purposes. (b) Cash Equalization Payment; Use- (1) IN GENERAL- In an exchange of land under subsection (a), the Secretary may accept a cash equalization payment in excess of 25 percent of the value of the Federal land. (2) DISPOSITION AND USE OF FUNDS- Any cash equalization payment received by the Secretary under this subsection shall be-- (A) deposited into the fund established under Public Law 90-171 (commonly known as the `Sisk Act') (16 U.S.C. 484a); and (B) available to the Secretary for the acquisition of land or interests in land for addition to the National Forest System. (c) No New Land Exchange Authority- Nothing in this section grants the Secretary new land exchange authority.
S.1866 Dec-19-13
STATUS: December 19, 2013.--Introduced. July 23, 2014.--Hearing by subcommittee. (56) S.1866 To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1866 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1866 To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 19, 2013 Mr. MARKEY (for himself and Ms. WARREN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY FOR MEMORIAL ESTABLISHMENT. Section 1(c) of Public Law 107-62, as amended by Public Law 111-169, is amended by striking `2013' and inserting `2020'.