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S.776 Apr-22-13
STATUS: April 22, 2013.--Introduced. S.776 Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 776 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 776 To establish the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness in the State of New Mexico, to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land in the State, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 22, 2013 Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself and Mr. HEINRICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To establish the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness in the State of New Mexico, to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Columbine-Hondo Wilderness 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. TITLE I--ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM Sec. 101. Designation of the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness. Sec. 102. Wheeler Peak Wilderness boundary modification. Sec. 103. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE II--LAND CONVEYANCES AND SALES Sec. 201. Town of Red River land conveyance. Sec. 202. Village of Taos Ski Valley land conveyance. Sec. 203. Authorization of sale of certain National Forest System land. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) RED RIVER CONVEYANCE MAP- The term `Red River Conveyance Map' means the map entitled `Town of Red River Town Site Act Proposal' and dated April 19, 2012. (2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture. (3) STATE- The term `State' means the State of New Mexico. (4) TOWN- The term `Town' means the town of Red River, New Mexico. (5) VILLAGE- The term `Village' means the village of Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. (6) WILDERNESS- The term `Wilderness' means the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness designated by section 101(a). (7) WILDERNESS MAP- The term `Wilderness Map' means the map entitled `Columbine-Hondo, Wheeler Peak Wilderness' and dated April 25, 2012. TITLE I--ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM SEC. 101. DESIGNATION OF THE COLUMBINE-HONDO WILDERNESS. (a) In General- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the approximately 45,000 acres of land in the Carson National Forest in the State, as generally depicted on the Wilderness Map, is designated as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System, which shall be known as the `Columbine-Hondo Wilderness'. (b) Management- Subject to valid existing rights, the Wilderness shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with this Act and 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. (c) Incorporation of Acquired Land and Interests in Land- Any land or interest in land that is within the boundary of the Wilderness that is acquired by the United States shall-- (1) become part of the Wilderness; and (2) be managed in accordance with-- (A) the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.); (B) this section; and (C) any other applicable laws. (d) Grazing- Grazing of livestock in the Wilderness, where established before the date of enactment of this Act, shall be administered in accordance with-- (1) section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(4)); and (2) the guidelines set forth in the report of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives accompanying H.R. 5487 of the 96th Congress (H. Rept. 96-617). (e) Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area- (1) FINDING- Congress finds that, for purposes of section 103(a)(2) of Public Law 96-550 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; 94 Stat. 3223), any Federal land in the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area administered by the Forest Service that is not designated as wilderness by subsection (a) has been adequately reviewed for wilderness designation. (2) APPLICABILITY- The Federal land described in paragraph (1) is no longer subject to subsections (a)(2) and (b) of section 103 of Public Law 96-550 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; 94 Stat. 3223). (f) Maps and Legal Descriptions- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare maps and legal descriptions of the Wilderness. (2) FORCE OF LAW- The maps and legal descriptions prepared under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct errors in the maps and legal descriptions. (3) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- The maps and legal descriptions prepared under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Forest Service. (g) Fish and Wildlife- Nothing in this Act affects the jurisdiction of the State with respect to fish and wildlife located on public land in the State, except that the Secretary, after consultation with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, may designate zones in which, and establish periods during which, hunting or fishing shall not be allowed for reasons of public safety, administration, the protection for nongame species and associated habitats, or public use and enjoyment. (h) Withdrawals- Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal land described in subsections (a) and (e)(1) and any land or interest in land that is acquired by the United States in the Wilderness after the date of enactment of this Act is withdrawn from-- (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. SEC. 102. WHEELER PEAK WILDERNESS BOUNDARY MODIFICATION. (a) In General- The boundary of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness in the State is modified as generally depicted in the Wilderness Map. (b) Withdrawal- Subject to valid existing rights, any Federal land added to or excluded from the boundary of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness under subsection (a) is withdrawn from-- (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. SEC. 103. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this title. TITLE II--LAND CONVEYANCES AND SALES SEC. 201. TOWN OF RED RIVER LAND CONVEYANCE. (a) In General- Subject to the provisions of this section, the Secretary shall convey to the Town, without consideration and by quitclaim deed, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the one or more parcels of Federal land described in subsection (b) for which the Town submits a request to the Secretary by the date that is not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act. (b) Description of Land- The parcels of Federal land referred to in subsection (a) are the parcels of National Forest System land (including any improvements to the land) in Taos County, New Mexico, that are identified as `Parcel 1', `Parcel 2', `Parcel 3', and `Parcel 4' on the Red River Conveyance Map. (c) Conditions- The conveyance under subsection (a) shall be subject to-- (1) valid existing rights; (2) public rights-of-way through `Parcel 1', `Parcel 3', and `Parcel 4'; (3) an administrative right-of-way through `Parcel 2' reserved to the United States; and (4) such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary may require. (d) Use of Land- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the Town shall use-- (1) `Parcel 1' for a wastewater treatment plant; (2) `Parcel 2' for a cemetery; (3) `Parcel 3' for a public park; and (4) `Parcel 4' for a public road. (e) Reversion- In the quitclaim deed to the Town under subsection (a), the Secretary shall provide that any parcel of Federal land conveyed to the Town under subsection (a) shall revert to the Secretary, at the election of the Secretary, if the parcel of Federal land is used for a purpose other than the purpose for which the parcel was conveyed, as required under subsection (d). (f) Survey; Administrative Costs- (1) SURVEY- The exact acreage and legal description of the National Forest System land conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by a survey approved by the Secretary. (2) COSTS- The Town shall pay the reasonable survey and other administrative costs associated with the conveyance. SEC. 202. VILLAGE OF TAOS SKI VALLEY LAND CONVEYANCE. (a) In General- Subject to the provisions of this section, the Secretary shall convey to the Village, without consideration and by quitclaim deed, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcel of Federal land described in subsection (b) for which the Village submits a request to the Secretary by the date that is not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act. (b) Description of Land- The parcel of Federal land referred to in subsection (a) is the parcel comprising approximately 4.6 acres of National Forest System land (including any improvements to the land) in Taos County generally depicted as `Parcel 1' on the map entitled `Village of Taos Ski Valley Town Site Act Proposal' and dated April 19, 2012. (c) Conditions- The conveyance under subsection (a) shall be subject to-- (1) valid existing rights; (2) an administrative right-of-way through the parcel of Federal land described in subsection (b) reserved to the United States; and (3) such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary may require. (d) Use of Land- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the Village shall use the parcel of Federal land described in subsection (b) for a wastewater treatment plant. (e) Reversion- In the quitclaim deed to the Village, the Secretary shall provide that the parcel of Federal land conveyed to the Village under subsection (a) shall revert to the Secretary, at the election of the Secretary, if the parcel of Federal land is used for a purpose other than the purpose for which the parcel was conveyed, as described in subsection (d). (f) Survey; Administrative Costs- (1) SURVEY- The exact acreage and legal description of the National Forest System land conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by a survey approved by the Secretary. (2) COSTS- The Village shall pay the reasonable survey and other administrative costs associated with the conveyance. SEC. 203. AUTHORIZATION OF SALE OF CERTAIN NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LAND. (a) In General- Subject to the provisions of this section and in exchange for consideration in an amount that is equal to the fair market value of the applicable parcel of National Forest System land, the Secretary may convey-- (1) to the holder of the permit numbered `QUE302101' for use of the parcel, the parcel of National Forest System land comprising approximately 0.2 acres that is generally depicted as `Parcel 5' on the Red River Conveyance Map; and (2) to the owner of the private property adjacent to the parcel, the parcel of National Forest System land comprising approximately 0.1 acres that is generally depicted as `Parcel 6' on the Red River Conveyance Map. (b) Disposition of Proceeds- Any amounts received by the Secretary as consideration for a conveyance under subsection (a) shall be-- (1) deposited in the fund established under Public Law 90-171 (commonly known as the `Sisk Act') (16 U.S.C. 484a); and (2) available to the Secretary, without further appropriation and until expended, for the acquisition of land or interests in land in the Carson National Forest. (c) Conditions- The conveyance under subsection (a) shall be subject to-- (1) valid existing rights; and (2) such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary may require. (d) Survey; Administrative Costs- (1) SURVEY- The exact acreage and legal description of the National Forest System land conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by a survey approved by the Secretary. (2) COSTS- The reasonable survey and other administrative costs associated with the conveyance shall be paid by the holder of the permit or the owner of the private property, as applicable.
S.771 Apr-18-13
STATUS: April 18, 2013.--Introduced. S.771 Soledad Canyon Settlement Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 771 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 771 To provide to the Secretary of the Interior a mechanism to cancel contracts for the sale of materials CA-20139 and CA-22901, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 18, 2013 Mrs. BOXER (for herself and Mrs. FEINSTEIN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide to the Secretary of the Interior a mechanism to cancel contracts for the sale of materials CA-20139 and CA-22901, 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 `Soledad Canyon Settlement Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) CITY OF SANTA CLARITA- The term `City of Santa Clarita' means the City of Santa Clarita, California. (2) CITY OF VICTORVILLE- The term `City of Victorville' means the City of Victorville, California. (3) CONTRACTS- The term `contracts' means the Bureau of Land Management mineral contracts numbered CA-20139 and CA-22901. (4) CONTRACT HOLDER- The term `contract holder' means the private party to the contracts, and any successors that hold legal interests in the contracts. (5) COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO- The term `County of San Bernardino' means the County of San Bernardino, California. (6) MAP- The term `Map' means the map entitled `Victorville disposal area, California' and dated March 2011. (7) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (8) VICTORVILLE DISPOSAL AREA- The term `Victorville disposal area' means the 10,224.32 acres of land identified for disposal in the West Mojave Land Management Plan (2006) of the Bureau of Land Management and depicted on the Map. SEC. 3. APPRAISAL; COMPENSATION TO CONTRACT HOLDER. (a) Contract Suspension- The Secretary shall suspend the contracts until the completion of the processes described in subsections (b) and (c), effective on the date of enactment of this Act. (b) Appraisals- (1) CONTRACT APPRAISAL- (A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall determine by mineral appraisal, using the discounted cash flow method of appraisal (in accordance with the appraisal guidelines for appraisals of large quantities of mineral materials contained in section IV(E) of BLM Mineral Material Appraisal Handbook H-3630)-- (i) the fair market value of the contracts; and (ii) the amount of royalties the Federal Government would receive under the contracts over the 10-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act. (B) CONSIDERATIONS- In making the determination under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall assume that-- (i) the contract holder has obtained all the permits and entitlements necessary to mine, produce, and sell sand and gravel under the contract; and (ii) mining operations under the contract have commenced at the time of the determination, with maximum annual production volumes that-- (I) are based on the projected supply and demand outlook at the time of determination; and (II) reflect depletion of the reserves that are subject to the contract within the effective periods of the contract. (C) DONATION- The Secretary may accept a donation of non-Federal funds to cover the costs of the appraisal under subparagraph (A). (2) LAND APPRAISAL- (A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall determine by appraisal standards under existing laws and regulations, the fair market value of the Victorville disposal area on a net present value basis. (B) DONATION- The Secretary may accept a donation of non-Federal funds to cover the costs of the appraisal under subparagraph (A). (c) Compensation- (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (2), not later than 30 days after completion of the appraisals under subsection (b), the Secretary shall offer the contract holder compensation for the cancellation of the contracts. (2) CONDITIONS ON OFFER- An offer made by the Secretary under paragraph (1) shall be subject to the following conditions: (A) The cancellation of the contracts and the provision of compensation shall be contingent on the availability of funds from the sale of the Victorville disposal area under section 4, and any additional compensation provided under subparagraph (D), as determined necessary by the Secretary. (B) The amount of compensation offered by the Secretary under this subsection shall be equal to or less than the fair market value of the contracts, as determined under subsection (b)(1)(A)(i). (C) The amount of compensation offered by the Secretary under this subsection shall be equal to or less than the projected revenues generated by the sale of the Victorville disposal area under section 4, less the projected lost royalties to the Federal Government over the 10-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, as determined under subsection (b)(1)(A)(ii). (D) If the amount of projected revenues described in subparagraph (C) is less than the fair market value determined under subsection (b)(1)(A)(i), the Secretary shall, not later than 60 days after the date on which the Director of the Bureau of Land Management determines the projected revenues under subparagraph (C), negotiate an agreement with the contract holder and the City of Santa Clarita to provide to the Secretary amounts equal to the difference, in the form of-- (i) compensation to be received by the contract holder; and (ii) compensation in a form acceptable to the Secretary to be provided by the City of Santa Clarita. (3) ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER- (A) IN GENERAL- The contract holder shall have 60 days from the later of the date on which the Secretary makes the offer under paragraph (1) or an agreement is negotiated under paragraph (2)(D) to accept the offer or agreement. (B) CLAIM- If the contract holder does not accept the offer or agreement under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall cancel the contracts under paragraph (4) and direct that the contract holder file a claim relating to the issue of compensation in the United States Court of Federal Claims. (4) CANCELLATION- If no agreement can be reached within the timeframe specified in paragraph 2(D), the Secretary shall-- (A) cancel the contracts; (B) withdraw those areas that were subject to the contracts from further mineral entry under all mineral leasing and sales authorities available to the Secretary; and (C) direct that the contract holder file a claim in the United States Court of Federal Claims for relief. SEC. 4. SALE OF LAND NEAR VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA. (a) In General- Notwithstanding sections 202 and 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712, 1713) and subject to subsections (b) through (f), the Secretary shall offer for sale by competitive bidding and in a manner designed to obtain the highest price possible, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Victorville disposal area. (b) Completion Date- The Secretary shall complete the sale under subsection (a) by not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act. (c) Availability of Map- The Secretary shall keep the Map on file and available for public inspection in-- (1) the office of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management; and (2) the district office of the Bureau of Land Management located in Barstow, California. (d) Right of Local Land Use Authority To Purchase Certain Land- (1) IN GENERAL- Before a sale of land under subsection (a), the Secretary shall provide to the applicable local land use authority an exclusive preemptive right, as determined under State law, to purchase any right, title, or interest of the United States in and to any portion of the parcels of land identified as `Area A' and `Area B' on the Map that is located within the jurisdiction of the local land use authority. (2) TIMING- A preemptive right under paragraph (1) shall be in effect for a period of 30 days before the land is sold under subsection (a). (3) AUTHORITY- During the period described in paragraph (2), the local land use authority may purchase some or all of the right, title, and interest of the United States, as provided in subsection (a), in and to the land to be offered for sale at fair market value, as determined by an appraisal conducted by the Secretary. (4) EXERCISING RIGHT- If the local land use authority exercises the preemptive right under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall convey the land to the local land use authority immediately on payment by the local land use authority of the entire purchase price of the applicable parcel of land. (5) FAILURE TO PAY- Failure by the local land use authority to purchase and pay for the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the land described in paragraph (1) within the time period described in paragraph (2) and to comply with any other terms and conditions as the Secretary may require shall terminate the preemptive right of the local land use authority with respect to the right, title, and interest offered for sale. (e) Withdrawal and Reservation- (1) WITHDRAWAL- Subject to valid existing rights, the land described in subsection (a) is withdrawn from-- (A) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (B) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (C) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. (2) RESERVATION- In any sale or other disposal of land under this section, there shall be reserved by the United States the right of the United States to prospect for, mine, and remove minerals from the conveyed land. (f) Consultation- In addition to any consultation otherwise required by law, before initiating efforts to dispose of land under this section, the Secretary shall consult with the City of Victorville, the County of San Bernardino, and surface owners in the jurisdiction in which the land is located regarding the potential impact of the disposal and other appropriate aspects of the disposal. (g) Account- The gross proceeds of a sale of land under subsection (a) shall be deposited in an account acceptable to the Secretary and available only for the purposes of carrying out this Act. SEC. 5. CANCELLATION OF CONTRACTS. (a) In General- As soon as practicable after the funds received from the sale under section 4 are available and not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall cancel the contracts and withdraw those areas that were subject to the contracts from further mineral entry under all mineral leasing and sales authorities available to the Secretary. (b) Compensation; Retention of Funds- On cancellation of the contracts under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (1) provide the compensation agreed to under section 3 to the contract holder by disbursement of amounts from the account; and (2) retain sufficient funds to cover the projected lost royalties determined under section 3(b)(1)(A)(ii).
S.770 Apr-18-13
STATUS: April 18, 2013.--Introduced. S.770 President Street Station Study Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 770 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 770 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 18, 2013 Mr. CARDIN (for himself and Ms. MIKULSKI) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 `President Street Station Study Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) STUDY AREA- The term `study area' means the President Street Station, a railroad terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, the history of which is tied to the growth of the railroad industry in the 19th century, the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, and the immigrant influx of the early 20th century. SEC. 3. 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 the Federal Government, State or local government entities, or private and nonprofit organizations; (4) consult with interested Federal agencies, State or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or any other interested individuals; (5) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives; and (6) identify any authorities that would compel or permit the Secretary to influence local land use decisions under the alternatives. (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 that describes-- (1) the results of the study; and (2) any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.
S.769 Apr-18-13
STATUS: April 18, 2013.--Introduced. May 6, 2013.--Mr. Menendez added as cosponsor. May 16, 2013.--Mr. Merkley added as cosponsor. June 13, 2013.--Mr. Leahy added as cosponsor. June 17, 2013.:--Mr. Blumenthal added as cosponsor. June 19, 2013.--Mrs. Gillibrand added as cosponsor. July 8, 2013.--Mr. Schatz added as cosponsor. July 25, 20213.--Mr. Murphy added as cosponsor. September 17, 2013.--Mr. Brown added as cosponsor. October 28, 2013.--Mr. Markey added as cosponsor. November 4, 2013.--Ms. Cantwell added as cosponsor. February 4, 2014.--Mr. Franken added as cosponsor. S.769 America's Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 769 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 769 To designate as wilderness certain Federal portions of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin Deserts in the State of Utah for the benefit of present and future generations of people in the United States. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 18, 2013 Mr. DURBIN (for himself, Ms. STABENOW, Mr. UDALL of Colorado, Ms. WARREN, Mr. BENNET, Mr. REED, Mr. WHITEHOUSE, Mr. SANDERS, Mr. HARKIN, Mrs. BOXER, Mrs. MURRAY, and Mr. CARDIN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To designate as wilderness certain Federal portions of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin Deserts in the State of Utah for the benefit of present and future generations of people in the United States. 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 `America's Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2013'. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Definitions. TITLE I--DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS Sec. 101. Great Basin Wilderness Areas. Sec. 102. Grand Staircase-Escalante Wilderness Areas. Sec. 103. Moab-La Sal Canyons Wilderness Areas. Sec. 104. Henry Mountains Wilderness Areas. Sec. 105. Glen Canyon Wilderness Areas. Sec. 106. San Juan-Anasazi Wilderness Areas. Sec. 107. Canyonlands Basin Wilderness Areas. Sec. 108. San Rafael Swell Wilderness Areas. Sec. 109. Book Cliffs and Uinta Basin Wilderness Areas. TITLE II--ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Sec. 201. General provisions. Sec. 202. Administration. Sec. 203. State school trust land within wilderness areas. Sec. 204. Water. Sec. 205. Roads. Sec. 206. Livestock. Sec. 207. Fish and wildlife. Sec. 208. Management of newly acquired land. Sec. 209. Withdrawal. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management. (2) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Utah. TITLE I--DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS SEC. 101. GREAT BASIN WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the Great Basin region of western Utah is comprised of starkly beautiful mountain ranges that rise as islands from the desert floor; (2) the Wah Wah Mountains in the Great Basin region are arid and austere, with massive cliff faces and leathery slopes speckled with pin.AE6on and juniper; (3) the Pilot Range and Stansbury Mountains in the Great Basin region are high enough to draw moisture from passing clouds and support ecosystems found nowhere else on earth; (4) from bristlecone pine, the world's oldest living organism, to newly flowered mountain meadows, mountains of the Great Basin region are islands of nature that-- (A) support remarkable biological diversity; and (B) provide opportunities to experience the colossal silence of the Great Basin; and (5) the Great Basin region of western Utah should be protected and managed to ensure the preservation of the natural conditions of the region. (b) Designation- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Antelope Range (approximately 17,000 acres). (2) Barn Hills (approximately 20,000 acres). (3) Black Hills (approximately 9,000 acres). (4) Bullgrass Knoll (approximately 15,000 acres). (5) Burbank Hills/Tunnel Spring (approximately 92,000 acres). (6) Conger Mountains (approximately 21,000 acres). (7) Crater Bench (approximately 35,000 acres). (8) Crater and Silver Island Mountains (approximately 121,000 acres). (9) Cricket Mountains Cluster (approximately 62,000 acres). (10) Deep Creek Mountains (approximately 126,000 acres). (11) Drum Mountains (approximately 39,000 acres). (12) Dugway Mountains (approximately 24,000 acres). (13) Essex Canyon (approximately 1,300 acres). (14) Fish Springs Range (approximately 64,000 acres). (15) Granite Peak (approximately 19,000 acres). (16) Grassy Mountains (approximately 23,000 acres). (17) Grouse Creek Mountains (approximately 15,000 acres). (18) House Range (approximately 201,000 acres). (19) Keg Mountains (approximately 38,000 acres). (20) Kern Mountains (approximately 15,000 acres). (21) King Top (approximately 110,000 acres). (22) Ledger Canyon (approximately 9,000 acres). (23) Little Goose Creek (approximately 1,200 acres). (24) Middle/Granite Mountains (approximately 80,000 acres). (25) Mount Escalante (approximately 18,000 acres). (26) Mountain Home Range (approximately 90,000 acres). (27) Newfoundland Mountains (approximately 22,000 acres). (28) Ochre Mountain (approximately 13,000 acres). (29) Oquirrh Mountains (approximately 9,000 acres). (30) Painted Rock Mountain (approximately 26,000 acres). (31) Paradise/Steamboat Mountains (approximately 144,000 acres). (32) Pilot Range (approximately 45,000 acres). (33) Red Tops (approximately 28,000 acres). (34) Rockwell-Little Sahara (approximately 21,000 acres). (35) San Francisco Mountains (approximately 39,000 acres). (36) Sand Ridge (approximately 73,000 acres). (37) Simpson Mountains (approximately 42,000 acres). (38) Snake Valley (approximately 100,000 acres). (39) Spring Creek Canyon (approximately 4,000 acres). (40) Stansbury Island (approximately 10,000 acres). (41) Stansbury Mountains (approximately 24,000 acres). (42) Thomas Range (approximately 36,000 acres). (43) Tule Valley (approximately 159,000 acres). (44) Wah Wah Mountains (approximately 167,000 acres). (45) Wasatch/Sevier Plateaus (approximately 29,000 acres). (46) White Rock Range (approximately 5,200 acres). SEC. 102. GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) Grand Staircase Area- (1) FINDINGS- Congress finds that-- (A) the area known as the Grand Staircase rises more than 6,000 feet in a series of great cliffs and plateaus from the depths of the Grand Canyon to the forested rim of Bryce Canyon; (B) the Grand Staircase-- (i) spans 6 major life zones, from the lower Sonoran Desert to the alpine forest; and (ii) encompasses geologic formations that display 3,000,000,000 years of Earth's history; (C) land managed by the Secretary lines the intricate canyon system of the Paria River and forms a vital natural corridor connection to the deserts and forests of those national parks; (D) land described in paragraph (2) (other than East of Bryce, Upper Kanab Creek, Moquith Mountain, Bunting Point, and Vermillion Cliffs) is located within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; and (E) the Grand Staircase in Utah should be protected and managed as a wilderness area. (2) DESIGNATION- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (A) Bryce View (approximately 4,500 acres). (B) Bunting Point (approximately 11,000 acres). (C) Canaan Mountain (approximately 16,000 acres in Kane County). (D) Canaan Peak Slopes (approximately 2,300 acres). (E) East of Bryce (approximately 750 acres). (F) Glass Eye Canyon (approximately 24,000 acres). (G) Ladder Canyon (approximately 14,000 acres). (H) Moquith Mountain (approximately 16,000 acres). (I) Nephi Point (approximately 14,000 acres). (J) Orderville Canyon (approximately 9,200 acres). (K) Paria-Hackberry (approximately 188,000 acres). (L) Paria Wilderness Expansion (approximately 3,300 acres). (M) Parunuweap Canyon (approximately 43,000 acres). (N) Pine Hollow (approximately 11,000 acres). (O) Slopes of Bryce (approximately 2,600 acres). (P) Timber Mountain (approximately 51,000 acres). (Q) Upper Kanab Creek (approximately 49,000 acres). (R) Vermillion Cliffs (approximately 26,000 acres). (S) Willis Creek (approximately 21,000 acres). (b) Kaiparowits Plateau- (1) FINDINGS- Congress finds that-- (A) the Kaiparowits Plateau east of the Paria River is one of the most rugged and isolated wilderness regions in the United States; (B) the Kaiparowits Plateau, a windswept land of harsh beauty, contains distant vistas and a remarkable variety of plant and animal species; (C) ancient forests, an abundance of big game animals, and 22 species of raptors thrive undisturbed on the grassland mesa tops of the Kaiparowits Plateau; (D) each of the areas described in paragraph (2) (other than Heaps Canyon, Little Valley, and Wide Hollow) is located within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; and (E) the Kaiparowits Plateau should be protected and managed as a wilderness area. (2) DESIGNATION- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (A) Andalex Not (approximately 18,000 acres). (B) The Blues (approximately 21,000 acres). (C) Box Canyon (approximately 2,800 acres). (D) Burning Hills (approximately 80,000 acres). (E) Carcass Canyon (approximately 83,000 acres). (F) The Cockscomb (approximately 11,000 acres). (G) Fiftymile Bench (approximately 12,000 acres). (H) Fiftymile Mountain (approximately 203,000 acres). (I) Heaps Canyon (approximately 4,000 acres). (J) Horse Spring Canyon (approximately 31,000 acres). (K) Kodachrome Headlands (approximately 10,000 acres). (L) Little Valley Canyon (approximately 4,000 acres). (M) Mud Spring Canyon (approximately 65,000 acres). (N) Nipple Bench (approximately 32,000 acres). (O) Paradise Canyon-Wahweap (approximately 262,000 acres). (P) Rock Cove (approximately 16,000 acres). (Q) Warm Creek (approximately 23,000 acres). (R) Wide Hollow (approximately 6,800 acres). (c) Escalante Canyons- (1) FINDINGS- Congress finds that-- (A) glens and coves carved in massive sandstone cliffs, spring-watered hanging gardens, and the silence of ancient Anasazi ruins are examples of the unique features that entice hikers, campers, and sightseers from around the world to Escalante Canyon; (B) Escalante Canyon links the spruce fir forests of the 11,000-foot Aquarius Plateau with winding slickrock canyons that flow into Glen Canyon; (C) Escalante Canyon, one of Utah's most popular natural areas, contains critical habitat for deer, elk, and wild bighorn sheep that also enhances the scenic integrity of the area; (D) each of the areas described in paragraph (2) is located within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; and (E) Escalante Canyon should be protected and managed as a wilderness area. (2) DESIGNATION- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (A) Brinkerhof Flats (approximately 3,000 acres). (B) Colt Mesa (approximately 28,000 acres). (C) Death Hollow (approximately 49,000 acres). (D) Forty Mile Gulch (approximately 6,600 acres). (E) Hurricane Wash (approximately 9,000 acres). (F) Lampstand (approximately 7,900 acres). (G) Muley Twist Flank (approximately 3,600 acres). (H) North Escalante Canyons (approximately 176,000 acres). (I) Pioneer Mesa (approximately 11,000 acres). (J) Scorpion (approximately 53,000 acres). (K) Sooner Bench (approximately 390 acres). (L) Steep Creek (approximately 35,000 acres). (M) Studhorse Peaks (approximately 24,000 acres). SEC. 103. MOAB-LA SAL CANYONS WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the canyons surrounding the La Sal Mountains and the town of Moab offer a variety of extraordinary landscapes; (2) outstanding examples of natural formations and landscapes in the Moab-La Sal area include the huge sandstone fins of Behind the Rocks, the mysterious Fisher Towers, and the whitewater rapids of Westwater Canyon; and (3) the Moab-La Sal area should be protected and managed as a wilderness area. (b) Designation- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Arches Adjacent (approximately 12,000 acres). (2) Beaver Creek (approximately 41,000 acres). (3) Behind the Rocks and Hunters Canyon (approximately 22,000 acres). (4) Big Triangle (approximately 20,000 acres). (5) Coyote Wash (approximately 28,000 acres). (6) Dome Plateau-Professor Valley (approximately 35,000 acres). (7) Fisher Towers (approximately 18,000 acres). (8) Goldbar Canyon (approximately 9,000 acres). (9) Granite Creek (approximately 5,000 acres). (10) Mary Jane Canyon (approximately 25,000 acres). (11) Mill Creek (approximately 14,000 acres). (12) Porcupine Rim and Morning Glory (approximately 20,000 acres). (13) Renegade Point (approximately 6,600 acres). (14) Westwater Canyon (approximately 37,000 acres). (15) Yellow Bird (approximately 4,200 acres). SEC. 104. HENRY MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the Henry Mountain Range, the last mountain range to be discovered and named by early explorers in the contiguous United States, still retains a wild and undiscovered quality; (2) fluted badlands that surround the flanks of 11,000-foot Mounts Ellen and Pennell contain areas of critical habitat for mule deer and for the largest herd of free-roaming buffalo in the United States; (3) despite their relative accessibility, the Henry Mountain Range remains one of the wildest, least-known ranges in the United States; and (4) the Henry Mountain range should be protected and managed to ensure the preservation of the range as a wilderness area. (b) Designation- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Bull Mountain (approximately 16,000 acres). (2) Bullfrog Creek (approximately 35,000 acres). (3) Dogwater Creek (approximately 3,400 acres). (4) Fremont Gorge (approximately 20,000 acres). (5) Long Canyon (approximately 16,000 acres). (6) Mount Ellen-Blue Hills (approximately 140,000 acres). (7) Mount Hillers (approximately 21,000 acres). (8) Mount Pennell (approximately 147,000 acres). (9) Notom Bench (approximately 6,200 acres). (10) Oak Creek (approximately 1,700 acres). (11) Ragged Mountain (approximately 28,000 acres). SEC. 105. GLEN CANYON WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the side canyons of Glen Canyon, including the Dirty Devil River and the Red, White and Blue Canyons, contain some of the most remote and outstanding landscapes in southern Utah; (2) the Dirty Devil River, once the fortress hideout of outlaw Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, has sculpted a maze of slickrock canyons through an imposing landscape of monoliths and inaccessible mesas; (3) the Red and Blue Canyons contain colorful Chinle/Moenkopi badlands found nowhere else in the region; and (4) the canyons of Glen Canyon in the State should be protected and managed as wilderness areas. (b) Designation- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Cane Spring Desert (approximately 18,000 acres). (2) Dark Canyon (approximately 134,000 acres). (3) Dirty Devil (approximately 242,000 acres). (4) Fiddler Butte (approximately 92,000 acres). (5) Flat Tops (approximately 30,000 acres). (6) Little Rockies (approximately 64,000 acres). (7) The Needle (approximately 11,000 acres). (8) Red Rock Plateau (approximately 213,000 acres). (9) White Canyon (approximately 98,000 acres). SEC. 106. SAN JUAN-ANASAZI WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) more than 1,000 years ago, the Anasazi Indian culture flourished in the slickrock canyons and on the pin.AE6on-covered mesas of southeastern Utah; (2) evidence of the ancient presence of the Anasazi pervades the Cedar Mesa area of the San Juan-Anasazi area where cliff dwellings, rock art, and ceremonial kivas embellish sandstone overhangs and isolated benchlands; (3) the Cedar Mesa area is in need of protection from the vandalism and theft of its unique cultural resources; (4) the Cedar Mesa wilderness areas should be created to protect both the archaeological heritage and the extraordinary wilderness, scenic, and ecological values of the United States; and (5) the San Juan-Anasazi area should be protected and managed as a wilderness area to ensure the preservation of the unique and valuable resources of that area. (b) Designation- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Allen Canyon (approximately 5,900 acres). (2) Arch Canyon (approximately 30,000 acres). (3) Comb Ridge (approximately 15,000 acres). (4) East Montezuma (approximately 45,000 acres). (5) Fish and Owl Creek Canyons (approximately 73,000 acres). (6) Grand Gulch (approximately 159,000 acres). (7) Hammond Canyon (approximately 4,400 acres). (8) Nokai Dome (approximately 93,000 acres). (9) Road Canyon (approximately 63,000 acres). (10) San Juan River (Sugarloaf) (approximately 15,000 acres). (11) The Tabernacle (approximately 7,000 acres). (12) Valley of the Gods (approximately 21,000 acres). SEC. 107. CANYONLANDS BASIN WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) Canyonlands National Park safeguards only a small portion of the extraordinary red-hued, cliff-walled canyonland region of the Colorado Plateau; (2) areas near Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park contain canyons with rushing perennial streams, natural arches, bridges, and towers; (3) the gorges of the Green and Colorado Rivers lie on adjacent land managed by the Secretary; (4) popular overlooks in Canyonlands Nations Park and Dead Horse Point State Park have views directly into adjacent areas, including Lockhart Basin and Indian Creek; and (5) designation of those areas as wilderness would ensure the protection of this erosional masterpiece of nature and of the rich pockets of wildlife found within its expanded boundaries. (b) Designation- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Bridger Jack Mesa (approximately 33,000 acres). (2) Butler Wash (approximately 27,000 acres). (3) Dead Horse Cliffs (approximately 5,300 acres). (4) Demon's Playground (approximately 3,700 acres). (5) Duma Point (approximately 14,000 acres). (6) Gooseneck (approximately 9,000 acres). (7) Hatch Point Canyons/Lockhart Basin (approximately 149,000 acres). (8) Horsethief Point (approximately 15,000 acres). (9) Indian Creek (approximately 28,000 acres). (10) Labyrinth Canyon (approximately 150,000 acres). (11) San Rafael River (approximately 101,000 acres). (12) Shay Mountain (approximately 14,000 acres). (13) Sweetwater Reef (approximately 69,000 acres). (14) Upper Horseshoe Canyon (approximately 60,000 acres). SEC. 108. SAN RAFAEL SWELL WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the San Rafael Swell towers above the desert like a castle, ringed by 1,000-foot ramparts of Navajo Sandstone; (2) the highlands of the San Rafael Swell have been fractured by uplift and rendered hollow by erosion over countless millennia, leaving a tremendous basin punctuated by mesas, buttes, and canyons and traversed by sediment-laden desert streams; (3) among other places, the San Rafael wilderness offers exceptional back country opportunities in the colorful Wild Horse Badlands, the monoliths of North Caineville Mesa, the rock towers of Cliff Wash, and colorful cliffs of Humbug Canyon; (4) the mountains within these areas are among Utah's most valuable habitat for desert bighorn sheep; and (5) the San Rafael Swell area should be protected and managed to ensure its preservation as a wilderness area. (b) Designation- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Cedar Mountain (approximately 15,000 acres). (2) Devils Canyon (approximately 23,000 acres). (3) Eagle Canyon (approximately 38,000 acres). (4) Factory Butte (approximately 22,000 acres). (5) Hondu Country (approximately 20,000 acres). (6) Jones Bench (approximately 2,800 acres). (7) Limestone Cliffs (approximately 25,000 acres). (8) Lost Spring Wash (approximately 37,000 acres). (9) Mexican Mountain (approximately 100,000 acres). (10) Molen Reef (approximately 33,000 acres). (11) Muddy Creek (approximately 240,000 acres). (12) Mussentuchit Badlands (approximately 25,000 acres). (13) Pleasant Creek Bench (approximately 1,100 acres). (14) Price River-Humbug (approximately 120,000 acres). (15) Red Desert (approximately 40,000 acres). (16) Rock Canyon (approximately 18,000 acres). (17) San Rafael Knob (approximately 15,000 acres). (18) San Rafael Reef (approximately 114,000 acres). (19) Sids Mountain (approximately 107,000 acres). (20) Upper Muddy Creek (approximately 19,000 acres). (21) Wild Horse Mesa (approximately 92,000 acres). SEC. 109. BOOK CLIFFS AND UINTA BASIN WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the Book Cliffs and Uinta Basin wilderness areas offer-- (A) unique big game hunting opportunities in verdant high-plateau forests; (B) the opportunity for float trips of several days duration down the Green River in Desolation Canyon; and (C) the opportunity for calm water canoe weekends on the White River; (2) the long rampart of the Book Cliffs bounds the area on the south, while seldom-visited uplands, dissected by the rivers and streams, slope away to the north into the Uinta Basin; (3) bears, Bighorn sheep, cougars, elk, and mule deer flourish in the back country of the Book Cliffs; and (4) the Book Cliffs and Uinta Basin areas should be protected and managed to ensure the protection of the areas as wilderness. (b) Designation- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. (1) Bourdette Draw (approximately 15,000 acres). (2) Bull Canyon (approximately 2,800 acres). (3) Chipeta (approximately 95,000 acres). (4) Dead Horse Pass (approximately 8,000 acres). (5) Desbrough Canyon (approximately 13,000 acres). (6) Desolation Canyon (approximately 555,000 acres). (7) Diamond Breaks (approximately 9,000 acres). (8) Diamond Canyon (approximately 166,000 acres). (9) Diamond Mountain (also known as `Wild Mountain') (approximately 27,000 acres). (10) Dinosaur Adjacent (approximately 10,000 acres). (11) Goslin Mountain (approximately 4,900 acres). (12) Hideout Canyon (approximately 12,000 acres). (13) Lower Bitter Creek (approximately 14,000 acres). (14) Lower Flaming Gorge (approximately 21,000 acres). (15) Mexico Point (approximately 15,000 acres). (16) Moonshine Draw (also known as `Daniels Canyon') (approximately 10,000 acres). (17) Mountain Home (approximately 9,000 acres). (18) O-Wi-Yu-Kuts (approximately 13,000 acres). (19) Red Creek Badlands (approximately 3,600 acres). (20) Seep Canyon (approximately 21,000 acres). (21) Sunday School Canyon (approximately 18,000 acres). (22) Survey Point (approximately 8,000 acres). (23) Turtle Canyon (approximately 39,000 acres). (24) White River (approximately 23,000 acres). (25) Winter Ridge (approximately 38,000 acres). (26) Wolf Point (approximately 15,000 acres). TITLE II--ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS SEC. 201. GENERAL PROVISIONS. (a) Names of Wilderness Areas- Each wilderness area named in title I shall-- (1) consist of the quantity of land referenced with respect to that named area, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Utah BLM Wilderness'; and (2) be known by the name given to it in title I. (b) Map and Description- (1) 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 each wilderness area designated by this Act with-- (A) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives; and (B) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. (2) FORCE OF LAW- A map and legal description filed under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct clerical and typographical errors in the map and legal description. (3) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- Each map and legal description filed under paragraph (1) shall be filed and made available for public inspection in the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management. SEC. 202. ADMINISTRATION. Subject to valid rights in existence on the date of enactment of this Act, each wilderness area designated under this Act shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with-- (1) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); and (2) the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.). SEC. 203. STATE SCHOOL TRUST LAND WITHIN WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) In General- Subject to subsection (b), if State-owned land is included in an area designated by this Act as a wilderness area, the Secretary shall offer to exchange land owned by the United States in the State of approximately equal value in accordance with section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)) and section 5(a) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1134(a)). (b) Mineral Interests- The Secretary shall not transfer any mineral interests under subsection (a) unless the State transfers to the Secretary any mineral interests in land designated by this Act as a wilderness area. SEC. 204. WATER. (a) Reservation- (1) WATER FOR WILDERNESS AREAS- (A) IN GENERAL- With respect to each wilderness area designated by this Act, Congress reserves a quantity of water determined by the Secretary to be sufficient for the wilderness area. (B) PRIORITY DATE- The priority date of a right reserved under subparagraph (A) shall be the date of enactment of this Act. (2) PROTECTION OF RIGHTS- The Secretary and other officers and employees of the United States shall take any steps necessary to protect the rights reserved by paragraph (1)(A), including the filing of a claim for the quantification of the rights in any present or future appropriate stream adjudication in the courts of the State-- (A) in which the United States is or may be joined; and (B) that is conducted in accordance with section 208 of the Department of Justice Appropriation Act, 1953 (66 Stat. 560, chapter 651). (b) Prior Rights Not Affected- Nothing in this Act relinquishes or reduces any water rights reserved or appropriated by the United States in the State on or before the date of enactment of this Act. (c) Administration- (1) SPECIFICATION OF RIGHTS- The Federal water rights reserved by this Act are specific to the wilderness areas designated by this Act. (2) NO PRECEDENT ESTABLISHED- Nothing in this Act related to reserved Federal water rights-- (A) shall establish a precedent with regard to any future designation of water rights; or (B) shall affect the interpretation of any other Act or any designation made under any other Act. SEC. 205. ROADS. (a) Setbacks- (1) MEASUREMENT IN GENERAL- A setback under this section shall be measured from the center line of the road. (2) WILDERNESS ON 1 SIDE OF ROADS- Except as provided in subsection (b), a setback for a road with wilderness on only 1 side shall be set at-- (A) 300 feet from a paved Federal or State highway; (B) 100 feet from any other paved road or high standard dirt or gravel road; and (C) 30 feet from any other road. (3) WILDERNESS ON BOTH SIDES OF ROADS- Except as provided in subsection (b), a setback for a road with wilderness on both sides (including cherry-stems or roads separating 2 wilderness units) shall be set at-- (A) 200 feet from a paved Federal or State highway; (B) 40 feet from any other paved road or high standard dirt or gravel road; and (C) 10 feet from any other roads. (b) Setback Exceptions- (1) WELL-DEFINED TOPOGRAPHICAL BARRIERS- If, between the road and the boundary of a setback area described in paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (a), there is a well-defined cliff edge, stream bank, or other topographical barrier, the Secretary shall use the barrier as the wilderness boundary. (2) FENCES- If, between the road and the boundary of a setback area specified in paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (a), there is a fence running parallel to a road, the Secretary shall use the fence as the wilderness boundary if, in the opinion of the Secretary, doing so would result in a more manageable boundary. (3) DEVIATIONS FROM SETBACK AREAS- (A) EXCLUSION OF DISTURBANCES FROM WILDERNESS BOUNDARIES- In cases where there is an existing livestock development, dispersed camping area, borrow pit, or similar disturbance within 100 feet of a road that forms part of a wilderness boundary, the Secretary may delineate the boundary so as to exclude the disturbance from the wilderness area. (B) LIMITATION ON EXCLUSION OF DISTURBANCES- The Secretary shall make a boundary adjustment under subparagraph (A) only if the Secretary determines that doing so is consistent with wilderness management goals. (C) DEVIATIONS RESTRICTED TO MINIMUM NECESSARY- Any deviation under this paragraph from the setbacks required under in paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (a) shall be the minimum necessary to exclude the disturbance. (c) Delineation Within Setback Area- The Secretary may delineate a wilderness boundary at a location within a setback under paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (a) if, as determined by the Secretary, the delineation would enhance wilderness management goals. SEC. 206. LIVESTOCK. Within the wilderness areas designated under title I, the grazing of livestock authorized on the date of enactment of this Act shall be permitted to continue subject to such reasonable regulations and procedures as the Secretary considers necessary, as long as the regulations and procedures are consistent with-- (1) the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.); and (2) section 101(f) of the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-628; 104 Stat. 4469). SEC. 207. FISH AND WILDLIFE. Nothing in this Act affects the jurisdiction of the State with respect to wildlife and fish on the public land located in the State. SEC. 208. MANAGEMENT OF NEWLY ACQUIRED LAND. Any land within the boundaries of a wilderness area designated under this Act that is acquired by the Federal Government shall-- (1) become part of the wilderness area in which the land is located; and (2) be managed in accordance with this Act and other laws applicable to wilderness areas. SEC. 209. WITHDRAWAL. Subject to valid rights existing on the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal land referred to in title I is withdrawn from all forms of-- (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under public law; (2) location, entry, and patent under mining law; and (3) disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.
H.Res.767 May-16-13
STATUS: May 14, 2013.--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-55. May 15, 2013.--Passed in House (Roll no. 147). May 16, 2013:--Introduced. December 20, 2013.-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. December 26, 2013.--Signed by President December 26, 2013.--Became Public Law No: 113-69 H.R.767 To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project. (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 767 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 767IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 16, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. PILOT PROJECT OFFICES OF FEDERAL PERMIT STREAMLINING PILOT PROJECT. Section 365 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15924) is amended by striking subsection (d) and inserting the following: `(d) Pilot Project Offices- The following Bureau of Land Management Offices shall serve as the Pilot Project offices: `(1) Rawlins Field Office, Wyoming. `(2) High Plains District Office, Wyoming. `(3) Montana/Dakotas State Office, Montana. `(4) Farmington Field Office, New Mexico. `(5) Carlsbad Field Office, New Mexico. `(6) Grand Junction/Glenwood Springs Field Office, Colorado. `(7) Vernal Field Office, Utah.'. Passed the House of Representatives May 15, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
S.761 Apr-18-13
STATUS: April 18, 2013.--Introduced. April 18, 2013.--Mr. Portman added as cosponsor. May 8, 2013.--Ms. Collins added as cosponsor. May 8, 2013.--Mr. Coons added as cosponsor. May 15, 2013.--Mrs. Ayotte added as cosponsor. May 15, 2013.--Mr. Warner added as cosponsor. June 3, 2013.--Filed written report with Senate. S. Rept. 113-37 S.761 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 761 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 761 To promote energy savings in residential and commercial buildings and industry, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 18, 2013 Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself and Mr. PORTMAN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To promote energy savings in residential and commercial buildings and industry, 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 `Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013'. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Definition of Secretary. TITLE I--BUILDINGS Subtitle A--Building Energy Codes Sec. 101. Greater energy efficiency in building codes. Subtitle B--Worker Training and Capacity Building Sec. 111. Building training and assessment centers. TITLE II--PRIVATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING EFFICIENCY FINANCING Sec. 201. Private commercial building efficiency financing. TITLE III--INDUSTRIAL EFFICIENCY AND COMPETITIVENESS Subtitle A--Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Sec. 301. Purposes. Sec. 302. Future of Industry program. Sec. 303. Sustainable manufacturing initiative. Sec. 304. Conforming amendments. Subtitle B--Supply Star Sec. 311. Supply Star. Subtitle C--Electric Motor Rebate Program Sec. 321. Energy saving motor control rebate program. Subtitle D--Transformer Rebate Program Sec. 331. Energy efficient transformer rebate program. TITLE IV--FEDERAL AGENCY ENERGY EFFICIENCY Sec. 401. Adoption of information and communications technology power savings techniques by Federal agencies. Sec. 402. Availability of funds for design updates. Sec. 403. Natural gas and electric vehicle infrastructure. Sec. 404. Federal data center consolidation. TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS Sec. 501. Budgetary effects. Sec. 502. Advance appropriations required. SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF SECRETARY. In this Act, the term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Energy. TITLE I--BUILDINGSSubtitle A--Building Energy Codes SEC. 101. GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDING CODES. (a) Definitions- Section 303 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6832) is amended-- (1) by striking paragraph (14) and inserting the following: `(14) MODEL BUILDING ENERGY CODE- The term `model building energy code' means a voluntary building energy code and standards developed and updated through a consensus process among interested persons, such as the IECC or the code used by-- `(A) the Council of American Building Officials; `(B) the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; or `(C) other appropriate organizations.'; and (2) by adding at the end the following: `(17) IECC- The term `IECC' means the International Energy Conservation Code. `(18) INDIAN TRIBE- The term `Indian tribe' has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103).'. (b) State Building Energy Efficiency Codes- Section 304 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6833) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 304. UPDATING STATE BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY CODES. `(a) In General- The Secretary shall-- `(1) encourage and support the adoption of building energy codes by States, Indian tribes, and, as appropriate, by local governments that meet or exceed the model building energy codes, or achieve equivalent or greater energy savings; and `(2) support full compliance with the State and local codes. `(b) State and Indian Tribe Certification of Building Energy Code Updates- `(1) REVIEW AND UPDATING OF CODES BY EACH STATE AND INDIAN TRIBE- `(A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 2 years after the date on which a model building energy code is updated, each State or Indian tribe shall certify whether or not the State or Indian tribe, respectively, has reviewed and updated the energy provisions of the building code of the State or Indian tribe, respectively. `(B) DEMONSTRATION- The certification shall include a demonstration of whether or not the energy savings for the code provisions that are in effect throughout the State or Indian tribal territory meet or exceed-- `(i) the energy savings of the updated model building energy code; or `(ii) the targets established under section 307(b)(2). `(C) NO MODEL BUILDING ENERGY CODE UPDATE- If a model building energy code is not updated by a target date established under section 307(b)(2)(D), each State or Indian tribe shall, not later than 2 years after the specified date, certify whether or not the State or Indian tribe, respectively, has reviewed and updated the energy provisions of the building code of the State or Indian tribe, respectively, to meet or exceed the target in section 307(b)(2). `(2) VALIDATION BY SECRETARY- Not later than 90 days after a State or Indian tribe certification under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall-- `(A) determine whether the code provisions of the State or Indian tribe, respectively, meet the criteria specified in paragraph (1); and `(B) if the determination is positive, validate the certification. `(c) Improvements in Compliance With Building Energy Codes- `(1) REQUIREMENT- `(A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 3 years after the date of a certification under subsection (b), each State and Indian tribe shall certify whether or not the State and Indian tribe, respectively, has-- `(i) achieved full compliance under paragraph (3) with the applicable certified State and Indian tribe building energy code or with the associated model building energy code; or `(ii) made significant progress under paragraph (4) toward achieving compliance with the applicable certified State and Indian tribe building energy code or with the associated model building energy code. `(B) REPEAT CERTIFICATIONS- If the State or Indian tribe certifies progress toward achieving compliance, the State or Indian tribe shall repeat the certification until the State or Indian tribe certifies that the State or Indian tribe has achieved full compliance, respectively. `(2) MEASUREMENT OF COMPLIANCE- A certification under paragraph (1) shall include documentation of the rate of compliance based on-- `(A) independent inspections of a random sample of the buildings covered by the code in the preceding year; or `(B) an alternative method that yields an accurate measure of compliance. `(3) ACHIEVEMENT OF COMPLIANCE- A State or Indian tribe shall be considered to achieve full compliance under paragraph (1) if-- `(A) at least 90 percent of building space covered by the code in the preceding year substantially meets all the requirements of the applicable code specified in paragraph (1), or achieves equivalent or greater energy savings level; or `(B) the estimated excess energy use of buildings that did not meet the applicable code specified in paragraph (1) in the preceding year, compared to a baseline of comparable buildings that meet this code, is not more than 5 percent of the estimated energy use of all buildings covered by this code during the preceding year. `(4) SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS TOWARD ACHIEVEMENT OF COMPLIANCE- A State or Indian tribe shall be considered to have made significant progress toward achieving compliance for purposes of paragraph (1) if the State or Indian tribe-- `(A) has developed and is implementing a plan for achieving compliance during the 8-year-period beginning on the date of enactment of this paragraph, including annual targets for compliance and active training and enforcement programs; and `(B) has met the most recent target under subparagraph (A). `(5) VALIDATION BY SECRETARY- Not later than 90 days after a State or Indian tribe certification under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall-- `(A) determine whether the State or Indian tribe has demonstrated meeting the criteria of this subsection, including accurate measurement of compliance; and `(B) if the determination is positive, validate the certification. `(d) States or Indian Tribes That Do Not Achieve Compliance- `(1) REPORTING- A State or Indian tribe that has not made a certification required under subsection (b) or (c) by the applicable deadline shall submit to the Secretary a report on-- `(A) the status of the State or Indian tribe with respect to meeting the requirements and submitting the certification; and `(B) a plan for meeting the requirements and submitting the certification. `(2) FEDERAL SUPPORT- For any State or Indian tribe for which the Secretary has not validated a certification by a deadline under subsection (b) or (c), the lack of the certification may be a consideration for Federal support authorized under this section for code adoption and compliance activities. `(3) LOCAL GOVERNMENT- In any State or Indian tribe for which the Secretary has not validated a certification under subsection (b) or (c), a local government may be eligible for Federal support by meeting the certification requirements of subsections (b) and (c). `(4) ANNUAL REPORTS BY SECRETARY- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall annually submit to Congress, and publish in the Federal Register, a report on-- `(i) the status of model building energy codes; `(ii) the status of code adoption and compliance in the States and Indian tribes; `(iii) implementation of this section; and `(iv) improvements in energy savings over time as result of the targets established under section 307(b)(2). `(B) IMPACTS- The report shall include estimates of impacts of past action under this section, and potential impacts of further action, on-- `(i) upfront financial and construction costs, cost benefits and returns (using investment analysis), and lifetime energy use for buildings; `(ii) resulting energy costs to individuals and businesses; and `(iii) resulting overall annual building ownership and operating costs. `(e) Technical Assistance to States and Indian Tribes- The Secretary shall provide technical assistance to States and Indian tribes to implement the goals and requirements of this section, including procedures and technical analysis for States and Indian tribes-- `(1) to improve and implement State residential and commercial building energy codes; `(2) to demonstrate that the code provisions of the States and Indian tribes achieve equivalent or greater energy savings than the model building energy codes and targets; `(3) to document the rate of compliance with a building energy code; and `(4) to otherwise promote the design and construction of energy efficient buildings. `(f) Availability of Incentive Funding- `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall provide incentive funding to States and Indian tribes-- `(A) to implement the requirements of this section; `(B) to improve and implement residential and commercial building energy codes, including increasing and verifying compliance with the codes and training of State, tribal, and local building code officials to implement and enforce the codes; and `(C) to promote building energy efficiency through the use of the codes. `(2) ADDITIONAL FUNDING- Additional funding shall be provided under this subsection for implementation of a plan to achieve and document full compliance with residential and commercial building energy codes under subsection (c)-- `(A) to a State or Indian tribe for which the Secretary has validated a certification under subsection (b) or (c); and `(B) in a State or Indian tribe that is not eligible under subparagraph (A), to a local government that is eligible under this section. `(3) TRAINING- Of the amounts made available under this subsection, the State may use amounts required, but not to exceed $750,000 for a State, to train State and local building code officials to implement and enforce codes described in paragraph (2). `(4) LOCAL GOVERNMENTS- States may share grants under this subsection with local governments that implement and enforce the codes. `(g) Stretch Codes and Advanced Standards- `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall provide technical and financial support for the development of stretch codes and advanced standards for residential and commercial buildings for use as-- `(A) an option for adoption as a building energy code by local, tribal, or State governments; and `(B) guidelines for energy-efficient building design. `(2) TARGETS- The stretch codes and advanced standards shall be designed-- `(A) to achieve substantial energy savings compared to the model building energy codes; and `(B) to meet targets under section 307(b), if available, at least 3 to 6 years in advance of the target years. `(h) Studies- The Secretary, in consultation with building science experts from the National Laboratories and institutions of higher education, designers and builders of energy-efficient residential and commercial buildings, code officials, and other stakeholders, shall undertake a study of the feasibility, impact, economics, and merit of-- `(1) code improvements that would require that buildings be designed, sited, and constructed in a manner that makes the buildings more adaptable in the future to become zero-net-energy after initial construction, as advances are achieved in energy-saving technologies; `(2) code procedures to incorporate measured lifetimes, not just first-year energy use, in trade-offs and performance calculations; and `(3) legislative options for increasing energy savings from building energy codes, including additional incentives for effective State and local action, and verification of compliance with and enforcement of a code other than by a State or local government. `(i) Effect on Other Laws- Nothing in this section or section 307 supersedes or modifies the application of sections 321 through 346 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq.). `(j) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section and section 307 $200,000,000, to remain available until expended.'. (c) Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards- Section 305 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6834) is amended by striking `voluntary building energy code' each place it appears in subsections (a)(2)(B) and (b) and inserting `model building energy code'. (d) Model Building Energy Codes- Section 307 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6836) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 307. SUPPORT FOR MODEL BUILDING ENERGY CODES. `(a) In General- The Secretary shall support the updating of model building energy codes. `(b) Targets- `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall support the updating of the model building energy codes to enable the achievement of aggregate energy savings targets established under paragraph (2). `(2) TARGETS- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall work with State, Indian tribes, local governments, nationally recognized code and standards developers, and other interested parties to support the updating of model building energy codes by establishing one or more aggregate energy savings targets to achieve the purposes of this section. `(B) SEPARATE TARGETS- The Secretary may establish separate targets for commercial and residential buildings. `(C) BASELINES- The baseline for updating model building energy codes shall be the 2009 IECC for residential buildings and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 for commercial buildings. `(D) SPECIFIC YEARS- `(i) IN GENERAL- Targets for specific years shall be established and revised by the Secretary through rulemaking and coordinated with nationally recognized code and standards developers at a level that-- `(I) is at the maximum level of energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and life-cycle cost effective, while accounting for the economic considerations under paragraph (4); `(II) is higher than the preceding target; and `(III) promotes the achievement of commercial and residential high-performance buildings through high performance energy efficiency (within the meaning of section 401 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17061)). `(ii) INITIAL TARGETS- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this clause, the Secretary shall establish initial targets under this subparagraph. `(iii) DIFFERENT TARGET YEARS- Subject to clause (i), prior to the applicable year, the Secretary may set a later target year for any of the model building energy codes described in subparagraph (A) if the Secretary determines that a target cannot be met. `(iv) SMALL BUSINESS- When establishing targets under this paragraph through rulemaking, the Secretary shall ensure compliance with the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (5 U.S.C. 601 note; Public Law 104-121). `(3) APPLIANCE STANDARDS AND OTHER FACTORS AFFECTING BUILDING ENERGY USE- In establishing building code targets under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall develop and adjust the targets in recognition of potential savings and costs relating to-- `(A) efficiency gains made in appliances, lighting, windows, insulation, and building envelope sealing; `(B) advancement of distributed generation and on-site renewable power generation technologies; `(C) equipment improvements for heating, cooling, and ventilation systems; `(D) building management systems and SmartGrid technologies to reduce energy use; and `(E) other technologies, practices, and building systems that the Secretary considers appropriate regarding building plug load and other energy uses. `(4) ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS- In establishing and revising building code targets under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall consider the economic feasibility of achieving the proposed targets established under this section and the potential costs and savings for consumers and building owners, including a return on investment analysis. `(c) Technical Assistance to Model Building Energy Code-Setting and Standard Development Organizations- `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall, on a timely basis, provide technical assistance to model building energy code-setting and standard development organizations consistent with the goals of this section. `(2) ASSISTANCE- The assistance shall include, as requested by the organizations, technical assistance in-- `(A) evaluating code or standards proposals or revisions; `(B) building energy analysis and design tools; `(C) building demonstrations; `(D) developing definitions of energy use intensity and building types for use in model building energy codes to evaluate the efficiency impacts of the model building energy codes; `(E) performance-based standards; `(F) evaluating economic considerations under subsection (b)(4); and `(G) developing model building energy codes by Indian tribes in accordance with tribal law. `(3) AMENDMENT PROPOSALS- The Secretary may submit timely model building energy code amendment proposals to the model building energy code-setting and standard development organizations, with supporting evidence, sufficient to enable the model building energy codes to meet the targets established under subsection (b)(2). `(4) ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY- The Secretary shall make publicly available the entire calculation methodology (including input assumptions and data) used by the Secretary to estimate the energy savings of code or standard proposals and revisions. `(d) Determination- `(1) REVISION OF MODEL BUILDING ENERGY CODES- If the provisions of the IECC or ASHRAE Standard 90.1 regarding building energy use are revised, the Secretary shall make a preliminary determination not later than 90 days after the date of the revision, and a final determination not later than 15 months after the date of the revision, on whether or not the revision will-- `(A) improve energy efficiency in buildings compared to the existing model building energy code; and `(B) meet the applicable targets under subsection (b)(2). `(2) CODES OR STANDARDS NOT MEETING TARGETS- `(A) IN GENERAL- If the Secretary makes a preliminary determination under paragraph (1)(B) that a code or standard does not meet the targets established under subsection (b)(2), the Secretary may at the same time provide the model building energy code or standard developer with proposed changes that would result in a model building energy code that meets the targets and with supporting evidence, taking into consideration-- `(i) whether the modified code is technically feasible and life-cycle cost effective; `(ii) available appliances, technologies, materials, and construction practices; and `(iii) the economic considerations under subsection (b)(4). `(B) INCORPORATION OF CHANGES- `(i) IN GENERAL- On receipt of the proposed changes, the model building energy code or standard developer shall have an additional 270 days to accept or reject the proposed changes of the Secretary to the model building energy code or standard for the Secretary to make a final determination. `(ii) FINAL DETERMINATION- A final determination under paragraph (1) shall be on the modified model building energy code or standard. `(e) Administration- In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall-- `(1) publish notice of targets and supporting analysis and determinations under this section in the Federal Register to provide an explanation of and the basis for such actions, including any supporting modeling, data, assumptions, protocols, and cost-benefit analysis, including return on investment; and `(2) provide an opportunity for public comment on targets and supporting analysis and determinations under this section. `(f) Voluntary Codes and Standards- Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any model building code or standard established under this section shall not be binding on a State, local government, or Indian tribe as a matter of Federal law.'. Subtitle B--Worker Training and Capacity Building SEC. 111. BUILDING TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTERS. (a) In General- The Secretary shall provide grants to institutions of higher education (as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001)) and Tribal Colleges or Universities (as defined in section 316(b) of that Act (20 U.S.C. 1059c(b))) to establish building training and assessment centers-- (1) to identify opportunities for optimizing energy efficiency and environmental performance in buildings; (2) to promote the application of emerging concepts and technologies in commercial and institutional buildings; (3) to train engineers, architects, building scientists, building energy permitting and enforcement officials, and building technicians in energy-efficient design and operation; (4) to assist institutions of higher education and Tribal Colleges or Universities in training building technicians; (5) to promote research and development for the use of alternative energy sources and distributed generation to supply heat and power for buildings, particularly energy-intensive buildings; and (6) to coordinate with and assist State-accredited technical training centers, community colleges, Tribal Colleges or Universities, and local offices of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and ensure appropriate services are provided under this section to each region of the United States. (b) Coordination and Nonduplication- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall coordinate the program with the industrial research and assessment centers program and with other Federal programs to avoid duplication of effort. (2) COLLOCATION- To the maximum extent practicable, building, training, and assessment centers established under this section shall be collocated with Industrial Assessment Centers. TITLE II--PRIVATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING EFFICIENCY FINANCING SEC. 201. PRIVATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING EFFICIENCY FINANCING. (a) In General- The Secretary shall establish a program to be known as the `Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Financing Initiative' under which the Secretary shall provide grants to States (as defined in section 3 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6202)) to establish or expand programs to promote the financing of energy efficiency retrofit projects for private sector and commercial buildings. (b) Applications- A State may apply to the Secretary for a grant under this section to establish or expand a program described in subsection (a), including-- (1) a commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program; (2) a credit enhancement structure that is designed to mitigate the effects of default, including a loan guarantee program, loan loss reserve program, collateral or subordinated capital program, or other program; (3) a revolving loan fund; (4) a program to promote the use of energy savings performance contracts or utility energy service contracts, or both; (5) a utility on-bill financing or repayment program; (6) an interest buy-down program; (7) a secondary market financing program; (8) a leasing structure that recognizes energy costs and addresses split-incentives; (9) an educational program involving commercial lenders, energy service companies, commercial building owners, and other stakeholders established-- (A) to provide information to the community regarding program and project options and outcomes; and (B) to build consensus on approaches to greater energy efficiency investments; and (10) any other activity that will significantly increase the total investment in, and energy savings from, building retrofit projects and programs. (c) Administration- (1) IN GENERAL- A State receiving a grant under this section shall give a higher priority to programs and projects that-- (A) leverage private sources of funding; and (B) aim explicitly to expand the use of energy efficiency project financing using private sources of funding, including philanthropic and other institutional investment. (2) OTHER ACTIONS- A State receiving a grant under this section is encouraged to consider establishing such other appropriate policies, incentives, or actions that will advance the purposes of this section. (d) Evaluation of Programs- The Secretary shall evaluate applications from States under this section on the basis of-- (1) the likelihood that a proposed program or activity will-- (A) be established or expanded; (B) increase the total investment and energy savings of the retrofit projects to be supported; and (C) increase the total investment and energy savings in a State or region in which investments and energy savings have the greatest potential for growth as compared to other States or regions; and (2) other factors that will advance the purposes of this section, as determined by the Secretary. (e) Reports- (1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 2 years after the date of the receipt of a grant under this section, a State shall submit to the Secretary, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives a report on the performance of programs and activities carried out with the grant. (2) DATA- (A) IN GENERAL- A State receiving a grant under this section and the Secretary shall cooperate to collect and share data resulting from programs and activities carried out under this section. (B) DEPARTMENT DATABASES- The Secretary shall incorporate data described in subparagraph (A) into appropriate databases of the Department of Energy, with provisions for the protection of confidential business data. (f) Funding- (1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $250,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2015 through 2020, to remain available until expended. (2) ALLOCATION- Of the amount made available for a fiscal year under paragraph (1)-- (A) 75 percent of the amount shall be allocated on a formula-basis that is consistent with the formula used to allocate funds for State energy conservation programs established under part D of title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6321 et seq.), as determined by the Secretary; and (B) 25 percent of the amount shall be distributed by the Secretary consistent with the evaluation criteria established under subsection (d). (3) STATE ENERGY OFFICES- Funds provided to a State under this section shall be provided to the office within the State that is responsible for developing the State energy plan for the State under part D of title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6321 et seq.). TITLE III--INDUSTRIAL EFFICIENCY AND COMPETITIVENESSSubtitle A--Manufacturing Energy Efficiency SEC. 301. PURPOSES. The purposes of this subtitle are-- (1) to reform and reorient the industrial efficiency programs of the Department of Energy; (2) to establish a clear and consistent authority for industrial efficiency programs of the Department; (3) to accelerate the deployment of technologies and practices that will increase industrial energy efficiency and improve productivity; (4) to accelerate the development and demonstration of technologies that will assist the deployment goals of the industrial efficiency programs of the Department and increase manufacturing efficiency; (5) to stimulate domestic economic growth and improve industrial productivity and competitiveness; and (6) to strengthen partnerships between Federal and State governmental agencies and the private and academic sectors. SEC. 302. FUTURE OF INDUSTRY PROGRAM. (a) In General- Section 452 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17111) is amended by striking the section heading and inserting the following: `future of industry program'. (b) Definition of Energy Service Provider- Section 452(a) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17111(a)) is amended-- (1) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (5) as paragraphs (4) through (6), respectively; and (2) by inserting after paragraph (2): `(3) ENERGY SERVICE PROVIDER- The term `energy service provider' means any business providing technology or services to improve the energy efficiency, power factor, or load management of a manufacturing site or other industrial process in an energy-intensive industry, or any utility operating under a utility energy service project.'. (c) Industrial Research and Assessment Centers- (1) IN GENERAL- Section 452(e) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17111(e)) is amended-- (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (5) as subparagraphs (A) through (E), respectively, and indenting appropriately; (B) by striking `The Secretary' and inserting the following: `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary'; (C) in subparagraph (A) (as redesignated by subparagraph (A)), by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: `, including assessments of sustainable manufacturing goals and the implementation of information technology advancements for supply chain analysis, logistics, system monitoring, industrial and manufacturing processes, and other purposes'; and (D) by adding at the end the following: `(2) COORDINATION- `(A) IN GENERAL- To increase the value and capabilities of the industrial research and assessment centers, the centers shall-- `(i) coordinate with Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; `(ii) coordinate with the Building Technologies Program of the Department of Energy to provide building assessment services to manufacturers; `(iii) increase partnerships with the National Laboratories of the Department of Energy to leverage the expertise and technologies of the National Laboratories for national industrial and manufacturing needs; `(iv) increase partnerships with energy service providers and technology providers to leverage private sector expertise and accelerate deployment of new and existing technologies and processes for energy efficiency, power factor, and load management; `(v) identify opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and `(vi) promote sustainable manufacturing practices for small- and medium-sized manufacturers. `(3) OUTREACH- The Secretary shall provide funding for-- `(A) outreach activities by the industrial research and assessment centers to inform small- and medium-sized manufacturers of the information, technologies, and services available; and `(B) coordination activities by each industrial research and assessment center to leverage efforts with-- `(i) Federal and State efforts; `(ii) the efforts of utilities and energy service providers; `(iii) the efforts of regional energy efficiency organizations; and `(iv) the efforts of other industrial research and assessment centers. `(4) WORKFORCE TRAINING- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall pay the Federal share of associated internship programs under which students work with or for industries, manufacturers, and energy service providers to implement the recommendations of industrial research and assessment centers. `(B) FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share of the cost of carrying out internship programs described in subparagraph (A) shall be 50 percent. `(5) SMALL BUSINESS LOANS- The Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall, to the maximum extent practicable, expedite consideration of applications from eligible small business concerns for loans under the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 et seq.) to implement recommendations of industrial research and assessment centers established under paragraph (1). `(6) ADVANCED MANUFACTURING STEERING COMMITTEE- The Secretary shall establish an advisory steering committee to provide recommendations to the Secretary on planning and implementation of the Advanced Manufacturing Office of the Department of Energy.'. SEC. 303. SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE. (a) In General- Part E of title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6341) is amended by adding at the end the following: `SEC. 376. SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE. `(a) In General- As part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Secretary, on the request of a manufacturer, shall conduct onsite technical assessments to identify opportunities for-- `(1) maximizing the energy efficiency of industrial processes and cross-cutting systems; `(2) preventing pollution and minimizing waste; `(3) improving efficient use of water in manufacturing processes; `(4) conserving natural resources; and `(5) achieving such other goals as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. `(b) Coordination- The Secretary shall carry out the initiative in coordination with the private sector and appropriate agencies, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to accelerate adoption of new and existing technologies and processes that improve energy efficiency. `(c) Research and Development Program for Sustainable Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies and Processes- As part of the industrial efficiency programs of the Department of Energy, the Secretary shall carry out a joint industry-government partnership program to research, develop, and demonstrate new sustainable manufacturing and industrial technologies and processes that maximize the energy efficiency of industrial plants, reduce pollution, and conserve natural resources.'. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. prec. 6201) is amended by adding at the end of the items relating to part E of title III the following: `Sec. 376. Sustainable manufacturing initiative.'. SEC. 304. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. (a) Section 106 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15811) is repealed. (b) Sections 131, 132, 133, 2103, and 2107 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 6348, 6349, 6350, 13453, 13456) are repealed. (c) Section 2101(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 13451(a)) is amended in the third sentence by striking `sections 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2106, 2107, and 2108' and inserting `sections 2102, 2104, 2105, 2106, and 2108, section 376 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act,'. Subtitle B--Supply Star SEC. 311. SUPPLY STAR. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act is amended by inserting after section 324A (42 U.S.C. 6294a) the following: `SEC. 324B. SUPPLY STAR PROGRAM. `(a) In General- There is established within the Department of Energy a Supply Star program to identify and promote practices, recognize companies, and, as appropriate, recognize products that use highly efficient supply chains in a manner that conserves energy, water, and other resources. `(b) Coordination- In carrying out the program described in subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- `(1) consult with other appropriate agencies; and `(2) coordinate efforts with the Energy Star program established under section 324A. `(c) Duties- In carrying out the Supply Star program described in subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- `(1) promote practices, recognize companies, and, as appropriate, recognize products that comply with the Supply Star program as the preferred practices, companies, and products in the marketplace for maximizing supply chain efficiency; `(2) work to enhance industry and public awareness of the Supply Star program; `(3) collect and disseminate data on supply chain energy resource consumption; `(4) develop and disseminate metrics, processes, and analytical tools (including software) for evaluating supply chain energy resource use; `(5) develop guidance at the sector level for improving supply chain efficiency; `(6) work with domestic and international organizations to harmonize approaches to analyzing supply chain efficiency, including the development of a consistent set of tools, templates, calculators, and databases; and `(7) work with industry, including small businesses, to improve supply chain efficiency through activities that include-- `(A) developing and sharing best practices; and `(B) providing opportunities to benchmark supply chain efficiency. `(d) Evaluation- In any evaluation of supply chain efficiency carried out by the Secretary with respect to a specific product, the Secretary shall consider energy consumption and resource use throughout the entire lifecycle of a product, including production, transport, packaging, use, and disposal. `(e) Grants and Incentives- `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may award grants or other forms of incentives on a competitive basis to eligible entities, as determined by the Secretary, for the purposes of-- `(A) studying supply chain energy resource efficiency; and `(B) demonstrating and achieving reductions in the energy resource consumption of commercial products through changes and improvements to the production supply and distribution chain of the products. `(2) USE OF INFORMATION- Any information or data generated as a result of the grants or incentives described in paragraph (1) shall be used to inform the development of the Supply Star Program. `(f) Training- The Secretary shall use funds to support professional training programs to develop and communicate methods, practices, and tools for improving supply chain efficiency. `(g) Effect of Impact on Climate Change- For purposes of this section, the impact on climate change shall not be a factor in determining supply chain efficiency. `(h) Effect of Outsourcing of American Jobs- For purposes of this section, the outsourcing of American jobs in the production of a product shall not count as a positive factor in determining supply chain efficiency. `(i) Authorization of Appropriations- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2014 through 2023.'. Subtitle C--Electric Motor Rebate Program SEC. 321. ENERGY SAVING MOTOR CONTROL REBATE PROGRAM. (a) Establishment- Not later than January 1, 2014, the Secretary shall establish a program to provide rebates for expenditures made by entities for the purchase and installation of a new constant speed electric motor control that reduces motor energy use by not less than 5 percent. (b) Requirements- (1) APPLICATION- To be eligible to receive a rebate under this section, an entity shall submit to the Secretary an application in such form, at such time, and containing such information as the Secretary may require, including-- (A) demonstrated evidence that the entity purchased a constant speed electric motor control that reduces motor energy use by not less than 5 percent; and (B) the physical nameplate of the installed motor of the entity to which the energy saving motor control is attached. (2) AUTHORIZED AMOUNT OF REBATE- The Secretary may provide to an entity that meets the requirements of paragraph (1) a rebate the amount of which shall be equal to the product obtained by multiplying-- (A) the nameplate horsepower of the electric motor to which the energy saving motor control is attached; and (B) $25. (c) Authorization of Appropriations- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 and 2015, to remain available until expended. Subtitle D--Transformer Rebate Program SEC. 331. ENERGY EFFICIENT TRANSFORMER REBATE PROGRAM. (a) Definition of Qualified Transformer- In this section, the term `qualified transformer' means a transformer that meets or exceeds the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Premium Efficiency designation, calculated to 2 decimal points, as having 30 percent fewer losses than the NEMA TP-1-2002 efficiency standard for a transformer of the same number of phases and capacity, as measured in kilovolt-amperes. (b) Establishment- Not later than January 1, 2014, the Secretary shall establish a program under which rebates are provided for expenditures made by owners of industrial or manufacturing facilities, commercial buildings, and multifamily residential buildings for the purchase and installation of a new energy efficient transformers. (c) Requirements- (1) APPLICATION- To be eligible to receive a rebate under this section, an owner shall submit to the Secretary an application in such form, at such time, and containing such information as the Secretary may require, including demonstrated evidence that the owner purchased a qualified transformer. (2) AUTHORIZED AMOUNT OF REBATE- For qualified transformers, rebates, in dollars per kilovolt-ampere (referred to in this paragraph as `kVA') shall be-- (A) for 3-phase transformers-- (i) with a capacity of not greater than 10 kVA, 15; (ii) with a capacity of not less than 10 kVA and not greater than 100 kVA, the difference between 15 and the quotient obtained by dividing-- (I) the difference between-- (aa) the capacity of the transformer in kVA; and (bb) 10; by (II) 9; and (iii) with a capacity greater than or equal to 100 kVA, 5; and (B) for single-phase transformers, 75 percent of the rebate for a 3-phase transformer of the same capacity. (d) Authorization of Appropriations- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 and 2015, to remain available until expended. TITLE IV--FEDERAL AGENCY ENERGY EFFICIENCY SEC. 401. ADOPTION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY POWER SAVINGS TECHNIQUES BY FEDERAL AGENCIES. (a) In General- Not later than 360 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and the Administrator of General Services, shall issue guidance for Federal agencies to employ advanced tools promoting energy efficiency and energy savings through the use of information and communications technologies, including computer hardware, energy efficiency software, and power management tools. (b) Reports on Plans and Savings- Not later than 180 days after the date of the issuance of the guidance under subsection (a), each Federal agency shall submit to the Secretary a report that describes-- (1) the plan of the agency for implementing the guidance within the agency; and (2) estimated energy and financial savings from employing the tools and processes described in subsection (a). SEC. 402. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR DESIGN UPDATES. Section 3307 of title 40, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by redesignating subsections (d) through (h) as subsections (e) through (i), respectively; and (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following: `(d) Availability of Funds for Design Updates- `(1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (2), for any project for which congressional approval is received under subsection (a) and for which the design has been substantially completed but construction has not begun, the Administrator of General Services may use appropriated funds to update the project design to meet applicable Federal building energy efficiency standards established under section 305 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6834) and other requirements established under section 3312. `(2) LIMITATION- The use of funds under paragraph (1) shall not exceed 125 percent of the estimated energy or other cost savings associated with the updates as determined by a life cycle cost analysis under section 544 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8254).'. SEC. 403. NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE. Section 804(4) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8287c(4)) is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking `or' after the semicolon; (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting `; or'; and (3) by adding at the end the following: `(C) a measure to support the use of natural gas vehicles and electric vehicles or the fueling or charging infrastructure necessary for natural gas vehicles and electric vehicles, including the use of utility energy service contracts to support those vehicles or infrastructure.'. SEC. 404. FEDERAL DATA CENTER CONSOLIDATION. Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator for the Office of E-Government and Information Technology within the Office of Management and Budget shall develop and publish a goal for the total amount of planned energy and cost savings and increased productivity by the Federal Government through the consolidation of Federal data centers during the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, which shall include a breakdown on a year-by-year basis of the projected savings and productivity gains. TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS SEC. 501. BUDGETARY EFFECTS. The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled `Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage. SEC. 502. ADVANCE APPROPRIATIONS REQUIRED. The authorization of amounts under this Act and the amendments made by this Act shall be effective for any fiscal year only to the extent and in the amount provided in advance in appropriations Acts.
S.757 Apr-17-13
STATUS: April 17, 2013.--Introduced. April 25, 2013.--Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining hearings held. May 16, 2013.--Full committee markup; Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. June 27, 2013.--Reported to Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-68. June 27, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 122]. S.757 Multispecies Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 757 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 757 To provide for the implementation of the multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, and Lincoln County, Nevada, to extend the authority to purchase certain parcels of public land, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 17, 2013 Mr. HELLER introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for the implementation of the multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, and Lincoln County, Nevada, to extend the authority to purchase certain parcels of public land, 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 `Multispecies Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Act'. SEC. 2. IMPLEMENTATION OF MULTISPECIES HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANS. (a) Virgin River, Nevada- Section 3(d)(3)(B) of Public Law 99-548 (100 Stat. 3061, 116 Stat. 2018) is amended by inserting `and implementation' after `development'. (b) Lincoln County, Nevada- Section 5(b)(1)(B) of the Lincoln County Land Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-298; 114 Stat. 1048), is amended by inserting `and implementation' after `development'. SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF PURCHASE AUTHORITY AND WITHDRAWALS. Section 3 of Public Law 99-548 (100 Stat. 3061, 113 Stat. 1501A-166) is amended-- (1) in subsection (e)-- (A) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking `For a period of 12 years after the date of the enactment of this Act' and inserting `Until November 29, 2021'; (B) in paragraph (3), by striking `Not later than 10 years after the date of the enactment of this subsection' and inserting `Not later than November 29, 2021'; and (C) in paragraph (5), by striking `the date that is 12 years after the date of the enactment of this subsection' and inserting `November 29, 2021'; and (2) in subsection (f)(3), by striking `the date that is 12 years after the date of the enactment of this subsection' and inserting `November 29, 2021'.
S.753 Apr-17-13
STATUS: April 17, 2013.--Introduced. May 14, 2014.--Reported with an amendment. S. Rept. No. 113-159. May 14, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 376]. S.753 To provide for national security benefits for White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 753 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 753 To provide for national security benefits for White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 17, 2013 Mr. HEINRICH (for himself, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, and Mr. CORNYN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for national security benefits for White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE AND FORT BLISS. (a) Withdrawal- (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to valid existing rights and paragraph (3), the Federal land described in paragraph (2) is withdrawn from-- (A) entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws; (B) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (C) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. (2) DESCRIPTION OF FEDERAL LAND- The Federal land referred to in paragraph (1) consists of-- (A) the approximately 5,100 acres of land depicted as `Parcel 1' on the map entitled `White Sands Missile Range/Fort Bliss/BLM Land Transfer and Withdrawal' and dated April 3, 2012 (referred to in this section as the `map'); (B) the approximately 37,600 acres of land depicted as `Parcel 2', `Parcel 3', and `Parcel 4' on the map; and (C) any land or interest in land that is acquired by the United States within the boundaries of the parcels described in subparagraph (B). (3) LIMITATION- Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the land depicted as `Parcel 4' on the map is not withdrawn for purposes of the issuance of oil and gas pipeline rights-of-way. (b) Reservation- The Federal land described in subsection (a)(2)(A) is reserved for use by the Secretary of the Army for military purposes in accordance with Public Land Order 833, dated May 21, 1952 (17 Fed. Reg. 4822). (c) Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction- Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 2,050 acres of land generally depicted as `Parcel 2' on the map-- (1) is transferred from the Secretary of the Army to the Secretary of the Interior (acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management); and (2) shall be managed in accordance with-- (A) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); and (B) any other applicable laws. (d) Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register a legal description of the Federal land withdrawn by subsection (a). (2) FORCE OF LAW- The legal description published under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary of the Interior may correct errors in the legal description. (3) REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS- The Secretary of the Army shall reimburse the Secretary of the Interior for any costs incurred by the Secretary of the Interior in implementing this subsection with regard to the Federal land described in subsection (a)(2)(A).
S.736 Apr-16-13
STATUS: April 16, 2013.--Introduced. April 25, 2013.--Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining hearing held. May 16, 2013.--Full committee markup; Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably. June 27, 2013.--Reported to Senate with amendments and an amendment to the title. S. Rept. 113-67. June 27, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 121]. S.736 Alaska Subsistence Structure Protection Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 736 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 736 To establish a maximum amount for special use permit fees applicable to certain cabins on National Forest System land in the State of Alaska. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 16, 2013 Ms. MURKOWSKI introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To establish a maximum amount for special use permit fees applicable to certain cabins on National Forest System land in the State of 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 `Alaska Subsistence Structure Protection Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) COVERED CABIN- The term `covered cabin' means a cabin (including related structures) on National Forest System land in the State of Alaska-- (A) that is used for subsistence uses; (B) that is subject to section 1303(d) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3193(d)); (C) that is subject to section 1316(a) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3204(a)); or (D) that is used for commercial fishing by a permittee that does not generate more than $15,000 in gross annual income from the fishery. (2) SUBSISTENCE USES- The term `subsistence uses' has the meaning given the term in section 803 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3113). SEC. 3. ALASKA SUBSISTENCE USE CABIN PERMIT FEES. The maximum amount of the fee for the issuance of a special use permit by the Secretary of Agriculture for the use and occupancy of National Forest System land for a covered cabin shall be not more than $250.
S.717 Apr-11-13
STATUS: April 11, 2013.--Introduced. April 11, 2013.--Mr. Hoeven added as cosponsor. May 7, 2013.--Mr. Schatz added as cosponsor. June 12, 2013.--Mr. Blunt added as cosponsor. June 18, 2013.--Mr. Pryor and Ms. Stabenow added as cosponsors. June 25, 2013.--Subcommittee on Energy hearing held. June 25, 2013.--Mr. Risch added as cosponsor. S.717 Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 717 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 717 To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a pilot program to award grants to nonprofit organizations for the purpose of retrofitting nonprofit buildings with energy-efficiency improvements. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 11, 2013 Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself and Mr. HOEVEN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a pilot program to award grants to nonprofit organizations for the purpose of retrofitting nonprofit buildings with energy-efficiency improvements. 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 `Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act'. SEC. 2. ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFIT PILOT PROGRAM. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) APPLICANT- The term `applicant' means a nonprofit organization that applies for a grant under this section. (2) ENERGY-EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT- (A) IN GENERAL- The term `energy-efficiency improvement' means an installed measure (including a product, equipment, system, service, or practice) that results in a reduction in demand by a nonprofit organization for energy or fuel supplied from outside the nonprofit building. (B) INCLUSIONS- The term `energy-efficiency improvement' includes an installed measure described in subparagraph (A) involving-- (i) repairing, replacing, or installing-- (I) a roof, electrical wiring, plumbing, sewage, or lighting system, or component of a roof, electrical wiring, or system; (II) a window; (III) a door, including a security door; or (IV) a heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system or component of the system (including insulation); (ii) a renewable energy generation or heating system, including a solar, photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, or biomass (including wood pellet) system or component of the system; and (iii) any other measure taken to modernize, renovate, or repair a nonprofit building to make the nonprofit building more energy efficient. (3) NONPROFIT BUILDING- (A) IN GENERAL- The term `nonprofit building' means a building operated and owned by a nonprofit organization. (B) INCLUSIONS- The term `nonprofit building' includes a building described in subparagraph (A) that is-- (i) a hospital; (ii) a youth center; (iii) a school; (iv) a social-welfare program facility; (v) a house of worship; and (vi) any other nonresidential and noncommercial structure. (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Energy. (b) Establishment- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall establish a pilot program to award grants for the purpose of retrofitting nonprofit buildings with energy-efficiency improvements. (c) Grants- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may award grants under the program established under subsection (b). (2) APPLICATION- The Secretary may award a grant under this section if an applicant submits to the Secretary an application at such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Secretary may prescribe. (3) CRITERIA FOR GRANT- In determining whether to award a grant under this section, the Secretary shall apply performance-based criteria, which shall give priority to applications based on-- (A) the cost-effectiveness of the energy-efficiency improvement; and (B) an effective plan for evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy savings. (4) LIMITATION ON INDIVIDUAL GRANT AMOUNT- Each grant awarded under this section shall not exceed-- (A) an amount equal to 50 percent of the energy-efficiency improvement; and (B) $200,000. (5) COST SHARING- (A) IN GENERAL- A grant awarded under this section shall be subject to a minimum non-Federal cost-sharing requirement of 50 percent. (B) IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS- The non-Federal share may be provided in the form of in-kind contributions of materials or services. (d) Authorization of Appropriations- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2017, to remain available until expended. SEC. 3. OFFSET. The Secretary of Energy shall use to carry out the pilot program established under section 2 amounts otherwise made available to carry out the Building Technologies Program.