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S.995 May-21-13
STATUS: May 21, 2013.--Introduced. May 22, 2014.--Reported without amendment. S. Rept. 113-169. May 22, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 395]. S.995 National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 995 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 995 To authorize the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 21, 2013 Mr. BOOZMAN (for himself and Mr. DONNELLY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) ASSOCIATION- The term `Association' means the National Desert Storm Memorial Association, a corporation that is-- (A) organized under the laws of the State of Arkansas; and (B)(i) described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and (ii) exempt from taxation under 501(a) of that Code. (2) MEMORIAL- The term `memorial' means the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial authorized to be established under section 3. SEC. 3. NATIONAL DESERT STORM AND DESERT SHIELD MEMORIAL. (a) Authorization To Establish Commemorative Work- The Association may establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work, on Federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces that served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield. (b) Compliance With Standards for Commemorative Works Act- The establishment of the memorial under this section shall be in accordance with chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the `Commemorative Works Act'). (c) Use of Federal Funds Prohibited- (1) IN GENERAL- Federal funds may not be used to pay any expense of the establishment of the memorial under this section. (2) RESPONSIBILITY OF ASSOCIATION- The Association shall be solely responsible for acceptance of contributions for, and payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the memorial. (d) Deposit of Excess Funds- If, on payment of all expenses for the establishment of the memorial (including the maintenance and preservation amount required by section 8906(b)(1) of title 40, United States Code), or on expiration of the authority for the memorial under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the memorial, the Association shall transmit the amount of the balance to the Secretary of the Interior for deposit in the account provided for in section 8906(b)(3) of title 40, United States Code.
H.Res.993 Jun-12-13
STATUS: June 12, 2013.--Introduced. H.R.993 Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 993 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 993IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJune 12, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land to the city of Fruit Heights, Utah. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) CITY- The term `City' means the city of Fruit Heights, Utah. (2) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Proposed Fruit Heights City Conveyance' and dated September 13, 2012. (3) NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LAND- The term `National Forest System land' means the approximately 100 acres of National Forest System land, as depicted on the map. (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture. SEC. 3. CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN LAND TO THE CITY OF FRUIT HEIGHTS, UTAH. (a) In General- The Secretary shall convey to the City, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the National Forest System land. (b) Survey- (1) IN GENERAL- If determined by the Secretary to be necessary, the exact acreage and legal description of the National Forest System land shall be determined by a survey approved by the Secretary. (2) COSTS- The City shall pay the reasonable survey and other administrative costs associated with a survey conducted under paragraph (1). (c) Easement- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the Secretary shall reserve an easement to the National Forest System land for the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. (d) Use of National Forest System Land- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the City shall use the National Forest System land only for public purposes. (e) Reversionary Interest- In the quitclaim deed to the City for the National Forest System land, the Secretary shall provide that the National Forest System land shall revert to the Secretary, at the election of the Secretary, if the National Forest System land is used for other than a public purpose. Passed the House of Representatives June 11, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
S.974 May-16-13
STATUS: May 16, 2013:--Introduced. July 31, 2013.--Hearing by full committee; S.Hrg. 113-93. December 19, 2013.--Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. June 2, 2014.--Reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-178. June 2, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 405]. S.974 Las Vegas Valley Public Land and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 974 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 974 To provide for certain land conveyances in the State of Nevada, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 16, 2013 Mr. REID (for himself and Mr. HELLER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for certain land conveyances in the State of Nevada, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Las Vegas Valley Public Land and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Act of 2013'. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. Sec. 3. Addition of land to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Sec. 4. Conveyance of Bureau of Land Management land to North Las Vegas. Sec. 5. Conveyance of Bureau of Land Management land to Las Vegas. Sec. 6. Expansion of conveyance to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Sec. 7. Spring Mountains National Recreation Area withdrawal. Sec. 8. Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 amendments. Sec. 9. Conveyance of land to the Nevada System of Higher Education. Sec. 10. Land Conveyance for Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport. Sec. 11. Sunrise Mountain Instant Study Area release. Sec. 12. Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. Sec. 13. Conveyance of land for Nellis Air Force Base. Sec. 14. Military overflights. SEC. 2. TULE SPRINGS FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) since 1933, the Upper Las Vegas Wash has been valued by scientists because of the significant paleontological resources demonstrative of the Pleistocene Epoch that are located in the area; (2) in 2004, during the preparation of the Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary Final Environmental Impact Statement, the Bureau of Land Management identified sensitive biological, cultural, and paleontological resources determined to be worthy of more evaluation with respect to the protective status of the resources; (3) the Upper Las Vegas Wash contains thousands of paleontological resources from the Pleistocene Epoch that are preserved in a unique geological context that are of national importance, including Columbian mammoth, ground sloth, American lion, camels, and horse fossils; (4) in addition to Joshua trees and several species of cacti, the Las Vegas buckwheat, Merriam's bearpoppy, and the Las Vegas bearpoppy are 3 unique and imperiled plants that are supported in the harsh desert environment of Tule Springs; (5) the area provides important habitat for threatened desert tortoise, endemic poppy bees, kit foxes, burrowing owls, LeConte's thrasher, phainopepla, and a variety of reptiles; (6) in studies of the area conducted during the last decade, the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service determined that the area likely contains the longest continuous section of Pleistocene strata in the desert southwest, which span multiple important global climate cooling and warming episodes; (7) the Upper Las Vegas Wash is significant to the culture and history of the native and indigenous people of the area, including the Southern Paiute Tribe; (8) despite the findings of the studies and recommendations for further assessment of the resources for appropriate methods of protection-- (A) the area remains inadequately protected; and (B) many irreplaceable fossil specimens in the area have been lost to vandalism or theft; and (9) designation of the Upper Las Vegas Wash site as a National Monument would protect the unique fossil resources of the area and the geological context of those resources for present and future generations while allowing for public education and continued scientific research opportunities. (b) Definitions- In this section: (1) COUNCIL- The term `Council' means the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council established by subsection (g)(1). (2) COUNTY- The term `County' means Clark County, Nevada. (3) LOCAL GOVERNMENT- The term `local government' means the City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, or the County. (4) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The term `management plan' means the management plan for the Monument developed under subsection (d)(5). (5) MAP- The term `Map' means the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. (6) MONUMENT- The term `Monument' means the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument established by subsection (c)(1). (7) PUBLIC LAND- The term `public land' has the meaning given the term `public lands' in section 103 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1702). (8) PUBLIC WATER AGENCY- The term `public water agency' means a regional wholesale water provider that is engaged in the acquisition of water on behalf of, or the delivery of water to, water purveyors who are member agencies of the public water agency. (9) QUALIFIED ELECTRIC UTILITY- The term `qualified electric utility' means any public or private utility determined by the Secretary to be technically and financially capable of developing the transmission line. (10) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (11) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Nevada. (c) Establishment- (1) IN GENERAL- In order to conserve, protect, interpret, and enhance for the benefit of present and future generations the unique and nationally important paleontological, scientific, educational, and recreational resources and values of the land described in this subsection, there is established in the State, subject to valid existing rights, the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. (2) BOUNDARIES- The Monument shall consist of approximately 22,650 acres of public land in the County within the boundaries generally depicted on the Map. (3) MAP; LEGAL DESCRIPTION- (A) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare an official map and legal description of the boundaries of the Monument. (B) LEGAL EFFECT- The map and legal description prepared under subparagraph (A) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this section, except that the Secretary may correct any clerical or typographical errors in the legal description or the map. (C) AVAILABILITY OF MAP AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION- The map and legal description prepared under subparagraph (A) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. (4) ACQUISITION OF LAND- (A) IN GENERAL- Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary may acquire land or interests in land within or adjacent to the boundaries of the Monument by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, exchange, or transfer from another Federal agency. (B) LIMITATION- Land or interests in land that are owned by the State or a political subdivision of the State may be acquired under subparagraph (A) only by donation or exchange. (5) WITHDRAWALS- Subject to valid existing rights and subsections (e) and (f), any land within the Monument or any land or interest in land that is acquired by the United States for inclusion in the Monument after the date of enactment of this Act is withdrawn from-- (A) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (B) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (C) operation of the mineral leasing laws, geothermal leasing laws, and minerals materials laws. (6) RELATIONSHIP TO CLARK COUNTY MULTI-SPECIES HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN- (A) AMENDMENT TO PLAN- The Secretary shall credit, on an acre-for-acre basis, approximately 22,650 acres of the land conserved for the Monument under this Act toward the development of additional non-Federal land within the County through an amendment to the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan. (B) EFFECT ON PLAN- Nothing in this Act otherwise limits, alters, modifies, or amends the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan. (d) Administration- (1) TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION- Administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 22,650 acres of public land depicted on the Map as `Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument' is transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to the National Park Service. (2) MANAGEMENT- The Secretary shall-- (A) allow only such uses of the Monument that-- (i) are consistent with this section; (ii) the Secretary determines would further the purposes of the Monument; and (iii) are consistent with existing rights of previously authorized water facility and high voltage transmission facility rights-of-way and any rights-of-way issued under this Act, including the operation, maintenance, replacement, and repair and repair of the facility; and (B) manage the Monument-- (i) in a manner that conserves, protects, interprets, and enhances the resources and values of the Monument; and (ii) in accordance with-- (I) this section; (II) the provisions of laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System (including the National Park Service Organic Act (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.)); and (III) any other applicable laws. (3) BUFFER ZONES- The establishment of the Monument shall not-- (A) lead to the creation of express or implied protective perimeters or buffer zones around or over the Monument; (B) preclude disposal or development of public land adjacent to the boundaries of the Monument, if the disposal or development is consistent with other applicable law; (C) preclude an activity on, or use of, private land adjacent to the boundaries of the Monument, if the activity or use is consistent with other applicable law; or (D) directly or indirectly subject an activity on, or use of, private land, to additional regulation, if the activity or use is consistent with other applicable law. (4) AIR AND WATER QUALITY- Nothing in this Act alters the standards governing air or water quality outside the boundary of the Monument. (5) MANAGEMENT PLAN- (A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop a management plan that provides for the long-term protection and management of the Monument. (B) COMPONENTS- The management plan-- (i) shall, consistent with this section and the purposes of the Monument-- (I) describe the resources at the Monument that are to be protected; (II) describe the appropriate uses and management of the Monument; (III) allow for continued scientific research at the Monument; and (IV) include a travel management plan that may include existing public transit; and (ii) may-- (I) incorporate any appropriate decisions contained in an existing management or activity plan for the land designated as the Monument under subsection (c)(1); and (II) use information developed in any study of land within, or adjacent to, the boundary of the Monument that was conducted before the date of enactment of this Act. (C) PUBLIC PROCESS- In preparing the management plan, the Secretary shall-- (i) consult with, and take into account the comments and recommendations of, the Council; (ii) provide an opportunity for public involvement in the preparation and review of the management plan, including holding public meetings; (iii) consider public comments received as part of the public review and comment process of the management plan; and (iv) consult with governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders involved in establishing and improving the regional trail system to incorporate, where appropriate, trails in the Monument that link to the regional trail system. (6) INTERPRETATION, EDUCATION, AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH- (A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall provide for public interpretation of, and education and scientific research on, the paleontological resources of the Monument, with priority given to exhibiting and curating the resources. (B) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS- The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the State, political subdivisions of the State, nonprofit organizations, and appropriate public and private entities to carry out subparagraph (A). (e) Renewable Energy Transmission Facilities- (1) IN GENERAL- On receipt of a complete application from a qualified electric utility, the Secretary, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), shall issue to the qualified electric utility a 400-foot right-of-way for the construction and maintenance of high-voltage transmission facilities depicted on the Map as `Renewable Energy Transmission Corridor' if the high-voltage transmission facilities do not conflict with other previously authorized rights-of-way within the corridor. (2) REQUIREMENTS- (A) IN GENERAL- The high-voltage transmission facilities shall-- (i) be used-- (I) primarily, to the maximum extent practicable, for renewable energy resources; and (II) to meet reliability standards set by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, or the public utilities regulator of the State; and (ii) employ best management practices identified as part of the compliance of the Secretary with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to limit impacts on the Monument, including impacts to the viewshed. (B) CAPACITY- The Secretary shall consult with the qualified electric utility that is issued the right-of-way under paragraph (1) and the public utilities regulator of the State to seek to maximize the capacity of the high-voltage transmission facilities. (3) TERMS AND CONDITIONS- The issuance of a notice to proceed on the construction of the high-voltage transmission facilities within the right-of-way under paragraph (1) shall be subject to terms and conditions that the Secretary (in consultation with the qualified electric utility), as part of the compliance of the Secretary with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), determines appropriate to protect and conserve the resources for which the Monument is managed. (4) EXPIRATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY- The right-of-way issued under paragraph (1) shall expire on the date that is 15 years after the date of enactment of this Act if construction of the high-voltage transmission facilities described in paragraph (1) has not been initiated by that date, unless the Secretary determines that it is in the public interest to continue the right-of-way. (f) Water Conveyance Facilities- (1) WATER CONVEYANCE FACILITIES CORRIDOR- (A) IN GENERAL- On receipt of 1 or more complete applications from a public water agency and except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), shall issue to the public water agency a 100-foot right-of-way for the construction, maintenance, repair, and replacement of a buried water conveyance pipeline and associated facilities within the `Water Conveyance Facilities Corridor' and the `Renewable Energy Transmission Corridor' depicted on the Map. (B) LIMITATION- A public water agency right-of-way shall not be granted under subparagraph (A) within the portion of the Renewable Energy Transmission Corridor that is located along the Moccasin Drive alignment, which is generally between T. 18 S. and T. 19 S., Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian. (2) BURIED WATER CONVEYANCE PIPELINE- On receipt of 1 or more complete applications from a unit of local government or public water agency, the Secretary, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), shall issue to the unit of local government or public water agency a 100-foot right-of-way for the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of a buried water conveyance pipeline to access the existing buried water pipeline turnout facility and surge tank located in the NE 1/4 sec. 16 of T. 19 S. and R. 61 E. (3) REQUIREMENTS- (A) BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES- The water conveyance facilities shall employ best management practices identified as part of the compliance of the Secretary with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to limit the impacts of the water conveyance facilities on the Monument. (B) CONSULTATIONS- The water conveyance facilities within the `Renewable Energy Transmission Corridor' shall be sited in consultation with the qualified electric utility to limit the impacts of the water conveyance facilities on the high-voltage transmission facilities. (4) TERMS AND CONDITIONS- The issuance of a notice to proceed on the construction of the water conveyance facilities within the right-of-way under paragraph (1) shall be subject to any terms and conditions that the Secretary, in consultation with the public water agency, as part of the compliance of the Secretary with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), determines appropriate to protect and conserve the resources for which the Monument is managed. (g) Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council- (1) ESTABLISHMENT- To provide guidance for the management of the Monument, there is established the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council. (2) MEMBERSHIP- (A) COMPOSITION- The Council shall consist of 13 members, to be appointed by the Secretary, of whom-- (i) 1 member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the County Commission; (ii) 1 member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the city council of Las Vegas, Nevada; (iii) 1 member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the city council of North Las Vegas, Nevada; (iv) 1 member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the tribal council of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe; (v) 1 member shall be a representative of the conservation community in southern Nevada; (vi) 1 member shall be a representative of, or be nominated by, the Director of the Bureau of Land Management; (vii) 1 member shall be a representative of, or be nominated by, the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; (viii) 1 member shall be a representative of, or be nominated by, the Director of the National Park Service; (ix) 1 member shall be a representative of Nellis Air Force Base; (x) 1 member shall be nominated by the State; (xi) 1 member shall reside in the County and have a background that reflects the purposes for which the Monument was established; and (xii) 2 members shall reside in the County or adjacent counties, both of whom shall have experience in the field of paleontology, obtained through higher education, experience, or both. (B) INITIAL APPOINTMENT- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall appoint the initial members of the Council in accordance with subparagraph (A). (3) DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL- The Council shall advise the Secretary with respect to-- (A) the preparation and implementation of the management plan; and (B) other issues related to the management of the Monument (including budgetary matters). (4) COMPENSATION- Members of the Council shall receive no compensation for serving on the Council. (5) CHAIRPERSON- (A) IN GENERAL- Subject to subparagraph (B), the Council shall elect a Chairperson from among the members of the Council. (B) LIMITATION- The Chairperson shall not be a member of a Federal or State agency. (C) TERM- The term of the Chairperson shall be 3 years. (6) TERM OF MEMBERS- (A) IN GENERAL- The term of a member of the Council shall be 3 years. (B) SUCCESSORS- Notwithstanding the expiration of a 3-year term of a member of the Council, a member may continue to serve on the Council until-- (i) the member is reappointed by the Secretary; or (ii) a successor is appointed. (7) VACANCIES- (A) IN GENERAL- A vacancy on the Council shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. (B) APPOINTMENT FOR REMAINDER OF TERM- A member appointed to fill a vacancy on the Council-- (i) shall serve for the remainder of the term for which the predecessor was appointed; and (ii) may be nominated for a subsequent term. (8) TERMINATION- Unless an extension is jointly recommended by the Director of the National Park Service and the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, the Council shall terminate on the date that is 6 years after the date of enactment of this Act. (h) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section. SEC. 3. ADDITION OF LAND TO RED ROCK CANYON NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) CONSERVATION AREA- The term `Conservation Area' means the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area established by the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Establishment Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 460ccc et seq.). (2) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management. (b) Addition of Land to Conservation Area- (1) IN GENERAL- The Conservation Area is expanded to include the land depicted on the map as `Additions to Red Rock NCA'. (2) MANAGEMENT PLAN- Not later than 2 years after the date on which the land is acquired, the Secretary shall update the management plan for the Conservation Area to reflect the management requirements of the acquired land. (3) MAP AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION- (A) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall finalize the legal description of the parcel to be conveyed under this section. (B) MINOR ERRORS- The Secretary may correct any minor error in-- (i) the map; or (ii) the legal description. (C) AVAILABILITY- The map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. SEC. 4. CONVEYANCE OF BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND TO NORTH LAS VEGAS. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. (2) NORTH LAS VEGAS- The term `North Las Vegas' means the city of North Las Vegas, Nevada. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management. (b) Conveyance- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act and subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary shall convey to North Las Vegas, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the land described in subsection (c). (c) Description of Land- The land referred to in subsection (b) consists of the land managed by the Bureau of Land Management described on the map as the `North Las Vegas Job Creation Zone' (including the interests in the land). (d) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall finalize the legal description of the parcel to be conveyed under this section. (2) MINOR ERRORS- The Secretary may correct any minor error in-- (A) the map; or (B) the legal description. (3) AVAILABILITY- The map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. (e) Use of Land for Nonresidential Development- (1) IN GENERAL- North Las Vegas may sell, lease, or otherwise convey any portion of the land described in subsection (c) for nonresidential development. (2) METHOD OF SALE- The sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be carried out-- (A) through a competitive bidding process; and (B) for not less than fair market value. (3) FAIR MARKET VALUE- The Secretary shall determine the fair market value of the land under paragraph (2)(B) based on an appraisal that is performed in accordance with-- (A) the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions; (B) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices; and (C) any other applicable law (including regulations). (4) DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS- The gross proceeds from the sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be distributed in accordance with section 4(e) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-263; 112 Stat. 2345; 116 Stat. 2007; 117 Stat. 1317; 118 Stat. 2414; 120 Stat. 3045). (f) Use of Land for Recreation or Other Public Purposes- (1) IN GENERAL- North Las Vegas may retain a portion of the land described in subsection (c) for public recreation or other public purposes consistent with the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) by providing written notice of the election to the Secretary. (2) REVOCATION- If North Las Vegas retains land for public recreation or other public purposes under paragraph (1), North Las Vegas may-- (A) revoke that election; and (B) sell, lease, or convey the land in accordance with subsection (e). (g) Administrative Costs- North Las Vegas shall pay all appraisal costs, survey costs, and other administrative costs necessary for the preparation and completion of any patents for, and transfers of title to, the land described in subsection (c). (h) Reversion- (1) IN GENERAL- If any parcel of land described in subsection (c) is not conveyed for nonresidential development under this section or reserved for recreation or other public purposes under subparagraph (f) by the date that is 30 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the parcel of land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (2) INCONSISTENT USE- If North Las Vegas uses any parcel of land described in subsection (c) in a manner that is inconsistent with this section-- (A) at the discretion of the Secretary, the parcel shall revert to the United States; or (B) if the Secretary does not make an election under subparagraph (A), North Las Vegas shall sell the parcel of land in accordance with this section. SEC. 5. CONVEYANCE OF BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND TO LAS VEGAS. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) LAS VEGAS- The term `Las Vegas' means the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. (2) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management. (b) In General- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, subject to valid existing rights, and notwithstanding the land use planning requirements of sections 202 and 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712, 1713), the Secretary shall convey to Las Vegas, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the land described in subsection (c). (c) Description of Land- The land referred to in subsection (b) consists of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management described on the map as `Las Vegas Job Creation Zone' (including interests in the land). (d) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall finalize the legal description of the parcel to be conveyed under this section. (2) MINOR ERRORS- The Secretary may correct any minor error in-- (A) the map; or (B) the legal description. (3) AVAILABILITY- The map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. (e) Use of Land- (1) IN GENERAL- Las Vegas may sell, lease, or otherwise convey any portion of the land described in subsection (c) for nonresidential development. (2) METHOD OF SALE- The sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be carried out, after consultation with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe-- (A) through a competitive bidding process; and (B) for not less than fair market value. (3) FAIR MARKET VALUE- The Secretary shall determine the fair market value of the land under paragraph (2)(B) based on an appraisal that is performed in accordance with-- (A) the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions; (B) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices; and (C) any other applicable law (including regulations). (4) DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS- The gross proceeds from the sale, lease, or conveyance of land under paragraph (1) shall be distributed in accordance with section 4(e) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-263; 112 Stat. 2345; 116 Stat. 2007; 117 Stat. 1317; 118 Stat. 2414; 120 Stat. 3045). (f) Use of Land for Recreation or Other Public Purposes- (1) IN GENERAL- Las Vegas may retain a portion of the land described in subsection (c) for public recreation or other public purposes consistent with the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) by providing written notice of the election to the Secretary. (2) REVOCATION- If Las Vegas retains land for public recreation or other public purposes under paragraph (1), Las Vegas may-- (A) revoke that election; and (B) sell, lease, or convey the land in accordance with subsection (e). (g) Administrative Costs- Las Vegas shall pay all appraisal costs, survey costs, and other administrative costs necessary for the preparation and completion of any patents for, and transfers of title to, the land described in subsection (c). (h) Reversion- (1) IN GENERAL- If any parcel of land described in subsection (c) is not conveyed for nonresidential development under this section or reserved for recreation or other public purposes under subsection (f) by the date that is 30 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the parcel of land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (2) INCONSISTENT USE- If Las Vegas uses any parcel of land described in subsection (c) in a manner that is inconsistent with this section-- (A) at the discretion of the Secretary, the parcel shall revert to the United States; or (B) if the Secretary does not make an election under subparagraph (A), Las Vegas shall sell the parcel of land in accordance with this section. SEC. 6. EXPANSION OF CONVEYANCE TO LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT. Section 703 of the Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-282; 116 Stat. 2013) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: `and the parcel of land identified as `Conveyance to Las Vegas for Police Shooting Range Access' on the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview', and dated April 30, 2013'. SEC. 7. SPRING MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA WITHDRAWAL. Section 8 of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Act (16 U.S.C. 460hhh-6) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a), by striking `for lands described' and inserting `as provided'; and (2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following: `(b) Exceptions- `(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding subsection (a), W 1/2 E 1/2 and W 1/2 sec. 27, T. 23 S., R. 58 E., Mt. Diablo Meridian is not subject to withdrawal under that subsection. `(2) EFFECT OF ENTRY UNDER PUBLIC LAND LAWS- Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of subsection (a), the following are not subject to withdrawal under that paragraph: `(A) Any Federal land in the Recreation Area that qualifies for conveyance under Public Law 97-465 (commonly known as the `Small Tracts Act') (16 U.S.C. 521c et seq.), which, notwithstanding section 7 of that Act (16 U.S.C. 521i), may be conveyed under that Act. `(B) Any Federal land in the Recreation Area that the Secretary determines to be appropriate for conveyance by exchange for non-Federal land within the Recreation Area under authorities generally providing for the exchange of National Forest System land.'. SEC. 8. SOUTHERN NEVADA PUBLIC LAND MANAGEMENT ACT OF 1998 AMENDMENTS. Section 4 of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-263; 112 Stat. 2344; 116 Stat. 2007) is amended-- (1) in the first sentence of subsection (a), by striking `dated October 1, 2002' and inserting `dated April 30, 2013'; and (2) in subsection (g), by adding at the end the following: `(5) Notwithstanding paragraph (4), subject to paragraphs (1) through (3), Clark County may convey to a unit of local government or regional governmental entity, without consideration, land located within the Airport Environs Overlay District (as of the date of enactment of this paragraph) if the land is used for a water or wastewater treatment facility or any other public purpose consistent with uses allowed under the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), provided that if the conveyed land is used for a purpose other than a public purpose, paragraph (4) would apply to the conveyance.'. SEC. 9. CONVEYANCE OF LAND TO THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) BOARD OF REGENTS- The term `Board of Regents' means the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education. (2) CAMPUSES- The term `Campuses' means the Great Basin College, College of Southern Nevada, and University of Las Vegas, Nevada, campuses. (3) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means each of the 3 parcels of Bureau of Land Management land identified on the maps as `Parcel to be Conveyed', of which-- (A) approximately 40 acres is to be conveyed for the College of Southern Nevada; (B) approximately 2,085 acres is to be conveyed for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and (C) approximately 285 acres is to be conveyed for the Great Basin College. (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (5) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Nevada. (6) SYSTEM- The term `System' means the Nevada System of Higher Education. (b) Conveyances of Federal Land to the System- (1) CONVEYANCES- Notwithstanding section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712) and section 1(c) of the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869(c)) and subject to all valid existing rights, the Secretary shall-- (A) not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, convey to the System, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to-- (i) the Federal land identified on the map entitled `Great Basin College Land Conveyance' and dated June 26, 2012, for the Great Basin College; and (ii) the Federal land identified on the map entitled `College of Southern Nevada Land Conveyance' and dated June 26, 2012, for the College of Southern Nevada, subject to the requirement that, as a precondition of the conveyance, the Board of Regents shall, by mutual assent, enter into a binding development agreement with the City of Las Vegas that-- (I) provides for the orderly development of the Federal land to be conveyed under this subclause; and (II) complies with State law; and (B) convey to the System, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land identified on the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013, for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, if the area identified as `Potential Utility Schedule' on the map is reserved for use for a potential 400-foot utility corridor of certain rights-of-way for transportation and public utilities. (2) CONDITIONS- (A) IN GENERAL- As a condition of the conveyance under paragraph (1), the Board of Regents shall agree in writing-- (i) to pay any administrative costs associated with the conveyance, including the costs of any environmental, wildlife, cultural, or historical resources studies; (ii) to use the Federal land conveyed for educational and recreational purposes; (iii) to release and indemnify the United States from any claims or liabilities that may arise from uses carried out on the Federal land on or before the date of enactment of this Act by the United States or any person; and (iv) to assist the Bureau of Land Management in providing information to the students of the System and the citizens of the State on-- (I) public land (including the management of public land) in the Nation; and (II) the role of the Bureau of Land Management in managing, preserving, and protecting the public land in the State. (B) AGREEMENT WITH NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE- (i) IN GENERAL- The Federal land conveyed to the System under paragraph (1)(B) shall be used in accordance with the agreement entitled the `Cooperative Interlocal Agreement between the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada' and dated June 19, 2009. (ii) MODIFICATIONS- Any modifications to the agreement described in clause (i) or any related master plan shall require the mutual assent of the parties to the agreement. (iii) LIMITATION- In no case shall the use of the Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1)(B) compromise the national security mission or avigation rights of Nellis Air Force Base. (3) USE OF FEDERAL LAND- The System may use the Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1) for any public purposes consistent with uses allowed under the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.). (4) REVERSION- (A) IN GENERAL- If the Federal land or any portion of the Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1) ceases to be used for the System, the Federal land, or any portion of the Federal land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (B) UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS- If the System fails to complete the first building or show progression toward development of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on the applicable parcels of Federal land by the date that is 50 years after the date of receipt of certification of acceptable remediation of environmental conditions, the parcels of the Federal land described in subsection (a)(3)(B) shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (C) COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA- If the System fails to complete the first building or show progression toward development of the College of Southern Nevada campus on the applicable parcels of Federal land by the date that is 12 years after the date of conveyance of the applicable parcels of Federal land to the College of Southern Nevada, the parcels of the Federal land described in subsection (a)(3)(A) shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (c) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section. SEC. 10. LAND CONVEYANCE FOR SOUTHERN NEVADA SUPPLEMENTAL AIRPORT. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) COUNTY- The term `County' means Clark County, Nevada. (2) MAP- The term `Map' means the map entitled `Land Conveyance for Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport' and dated June 26, 2012. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (b) Land Conveyance- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date described in paragraph (2), subject to valid existing rights and paragraph (3), and notwithstanding the land use planning requirements of sections 202 and 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712, 1713), the Secretary shall convey to the County, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the land described in subsection (c). (2) DATE ON WHICH CONVEYANCE MAY BE MADE- The Secretary shall not make the conveyance described in paragraph (1) until the later of the date on which the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration has-- (A) approved an airport layout plan for an airport to be located in the Ivanpah Valley; and (B) with respect to the construction and operation of an airport on the site conveyed to the County pursuant to section 2(a) of the Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act (Public Law 106-362; 114 Stat. 1404), issued a record of decision after the preparation of an environmental impact statement or similar analysis required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). (3) RESERVATION OF MINERAL RIGHTS- In conveying the public land under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall reserve the mineral estate, except for purposes related to flood mitigation (including removal from aggregate flood events). (4) WITHDRAWAL- Subject to valid existing rights, the public land to be conveyed under paragraph (1) is withdrawn from-- (A) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (B) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws. (5) USE- The public land conveyed under paragraph (1) shall be used for the development of flood mitigation infrastructure for the Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport. (6) REVERSION AND REENTRY- (A) IN GENERAL- If the land conveyed to the County under the Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act (Public Law 106-362; 114 Stat. 1404) reverts to the United States, the land conveyed to the County under this section shall revert, at the option of the Secretary, to the United States. (B) USE OF LAND- If the Secretary determines that the County is not using the land conveyed under this section for a purpose described in paragraph (4), all right, title, and interest of the County in and to the land shall revert, at the option of the Secretary, to the United States. (c) Description of Land- The land referred to in subsection (b) consists of the approximately 2,320 acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and described on the map as the `Conveyance Area'. (d) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare an official legal description and map of the parcel to be conveyed under this section. (2) MINOR ERRORS- The Secretary may correct any minor error in-- (A) the map; or (B) the legal description. (3) AVAILABILITY- The map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. SEC. 11. SUNRISE MOUNTAIN INSTANT STUDY AREA RELEASE. (a) Finding- Congress finds that for the purposes of section 603 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782), the public land in Clark County, Nevada, administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the Sunrise Mountain Instant Study Area has been adequately studied for wilderness designation. (b) Release- Any public land described in subsection (a) that is not designated as wilderness-- (1) is no longer subject to section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)); and (2) shall be managed in accordance with land management plans adopted under section 202 of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1712). (c) Post Release Land Use Approvals- Recognizing that the area released under subsection (b) presents unique opportunities for the granting of additional rights-of-way, including for high voltage transmission facilities, the Secretary of the Interior may accommodate multiple applicants within a particular right-of-way. SEC. 12. NELLIS DUNES OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RECREATION AREA. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) CITY- The term `City' means the city of North Las Vegas, Nevada. (2) COUNTY- The term `County' means Clark County, Nevada. (3) ECONOMIC SUPPORT AREA- The term `Economic Support Area' means the land identified on the map as the `Economic Support Area'. (4) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means the approximately 1,211 acres of Federal land in the County, as depicted on the map. (5) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area' and dated April 30, 2013. (6) NELLIS DUNES RECREATION AREA- The term `Nellis Dunes Recreation Area' means the Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area identified on the map as `Nellis Dunes OHV Recreation Area'. (7) NET PROCEEDS- The term `net proceeds' means the amount that is equal to the difference between-- (A) the amount of gross revenues received by the County from any activities at the Economic Support Area; and (B) the total amount expended by the County (or a designee of the County) for capital improvements to each of the Economic Support Area and the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area, provided that the capital improvements shall not exceed 80 percent of the total gross proceeds. (8) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (9) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Nevada. (b) Conveyance of Federal Land to Clark County, Nevada- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall convey to the County, subject to valid existing rights and paragraph (2), without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcels of Federal land. (2) RESERVATION OF MINERAL ESTATE- In conveying the parcels of Federal land under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall reserve the mineral estate, except for purposes related to flood mitigation (including removal from aggregate flood events). (3) USE OF FEDERAL LAND- (A) IN GENERAL- The parcels of Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1)-- (i) shall be used by the County-- (I) to provide a suitable location for the establishment of a centralized off-road vehicle recreation park in the County; (II) to provide the public with opportunities for off-road vehicle recreation, including a location for races, competitive events, training and other commercial services that directly support a centralized off-road vehicle recreation area and County park; and (III) to provide a designated area and facilities that would discourage unauthorized use of off-highway vehicles in areas that have been identified by the Federal Government, State government, or County government as containing environmentally sensitive land; and (ii) shall not be disposed of by the County. (B) REVERSION- If the County ceases to use any parcel of the Federal land for the purposes described in subparagraph (A)(i) or subparagraph (D)-- (i) title to the parcel shall revert to the United States, at the option of the United States; and (ii) the County shall be responsible for any reclamation necessary to revert the parcel to the United States. (C) RENEWABLE AND SOLAR ENERGY- (i) IN GENERAL- Subject to clauses (ii) and (iii), the parcels of Federal land conveyed to the County under paragraph (1) and the land conveyed to the County under section 1(c) of Public Law 107-350 (116 Stat. 2975), may be used for the incidental purpose of generating renewable energy and solar energy for use by the Clark County Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Park, the shooting park authorized under that Act, and the County. (ii) LIMITATION- Any project authorized under clause (i) shall not interfere with the national security mission of Nellis Air Force Base or any other military operation. (iii) REQUIRED CONSULTATION- Before the construction of any proposed project under clause (i), the project proponent shall consult with the Secretary of Defense or a designee of the Secretary of Defense. (D) FUTURE CONVEYANCES- Any future conveyance of Federal land for addition to the Clark County Off Highway Vehicle Park or the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area shall be subject to-- (i) the binding interlocal agreement under paragraph (4)(B); and (ii) the aviation easement requirements under paragraph (7). (E) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The Secretary of the Air Force and the County, may develop a special management plan for the Federal land-- (i) to enhance public safety and safe off-highway vehicle recreation use in the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area; (ii) to ensure compatible development with the mission requirements of the Nellis Air Force Base; and (iii) to avoid and mitigate known public health risks associated with off-highway vehicle use in the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area. (4) ECONOMIC SUPPORT AREA- (A) DESIGNATION- There is designated the Economic Support Area. (B) INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT- (i) IN GENERAL- Before the Economic Support Area may be developed, the City and County shall enter into an interlocal agreement regarding the development of the Economic Support Area. (ii) LIMITATION OF AGREEMENT- In no case shall the interlocal agreement under this subparagraph compromise or interfere with the aviation rights provided under paragraph (7) and subsection (c)(3). (C) USE OF PROCEEDS- Of the net proceeds from the development of the Economic Support Area, the County shall-- (i) annually deposit 50 percent in a special account in the Treasury, to be used by the Secretary for the development, maintenance, operations, and environmental restoration and mitigation of the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area; and (ii) retain 50 percent, to be used by the County-- (I) to pay for capital improvements that are not covered by subsection (a)(7)(B); and (II) to maintain and operate the park established under paragraph (3)(A)(i)(I). (5) AGREEMENT WITH NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE- (A) IN GENERAL- Before the Federal land may be conveyed to the County under paragraph (1), the Clark County Board of Commissioners and Nellis Air Force Base shall enter into an interlocal agreement for the Federal land and the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area-- (i) to enhance safe off-highway recreation use; and (ii) to ensure that development of the Federal land is consistent with the long-term mission requirements of Nellis Air Force Base. (B) LIMITATION- The use of the Federal land conveyed under paragraph (1) shall not compromise the national security mission or aviation rights of Nellis Air Force Base. (6) ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS- With respect to the conveyance of Federal land under paragraph (1), the Secretary may require such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary considers to be appropriate to protect the interests of the United States. (7) AVIATION EASEMENT- (A) IN GENERAL- Each deed entered into for the conveyance of the Federal land shall contain a perpetual aviation easement reserving to the United States all rights necessary to preserve free and unobstructed overflight in and through the airspace above, over, and across the surface of the Federal land conveyed under subsection (b)(1) for the passage of aircraft owned or operated by any Federal agency or other Federal entity. (B) REQUIREMENTS- Each easement described in subparagraph (A) shall include such terms and conditions as the Secretary of the Air Force determines to be necessary to comply with subparagraph (A). (c) Designation of the Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area- (1) IN GENERAL- The approximately 10,000 acres of land identified as `Nellis Dunes' in the Bureau of Land Management Resource Management Plan shall be known and designated as the `Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area'. (2) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The Director of the Bureau of Land Management may develop a special management plan for the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area to enhance the safe use of off-highway vehicles for recreational purposes. (3) AVIATION RIGHTS- The aviation rights described in subsection (b)(7) shall apply to the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area. (d) Withdrawal and Reservation of Land for Nellis Air Force Base- (1) WITHDRAWAL- Subject to valid existing rights and except as otherwise provided in this subsection-- (A) the Federal land and interests in the Federal land identified on the map as `Land to be withdrawn for Nellis Air Force Base' are withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the general land laws, including the mining, mineral leasing, and geothermal leasing laws; and (B) jurisdiction over the land and interest in land withdrawn and reserved by this subsection is transferred to the Secretary of the Air Force. (2) RESERVATION- The land withdrawn under paragraph (1) is reserved for use by the Secretary of the Air Force for-- (A) the enlargement and protection of Nellis Air Force Base; or (B) other defense-related purposes consistent with the purposes of this subsection. (3) CHANGES IN USE- The Secretary of the Air Force shall consult with the Secretary before using the land withdrawn and reserved by this subsection for any purpose other than the purposes described in subsection (b)(3)(A)(i). (4) EASEMENT- The United States reserves-- (A) a right of flight for the passage of aircraft in the airspace above the surface of the Federal land conveyed to the County; and (B) the right to cause in the airspace any noise, vibration, smoke, or other effects that may be inherent in the operation of aircraft landing at, or taking off from, Nellis Air Force Base. SEC. 13. CONVEYANCE OF LAND FOR NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE. (a) In General- Administrative jurisdiction over the parcel of Federal land described in subsection (b) is transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to the Air Force for inclusion in Nellis Air Force Base. (b) Description of Land- The parcel of Federal land referred to in subsection (a) is the approximately 410 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and identified as `Addition to Nellis Air Force Base' on the map entitled `North Las Vegas Valley Overview' and dated April 30, 2013. SEC. 14. MILITARY OVERFLIGHTS. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) military aircraft testing and training activities in the State of Nevada-- (A) are an important part of the national defense system of the United States; and (B) are essential in order to secure an enduring and viable national defense system for the current and future generations of people of the United States; (2) the units of the National Park System and the additions to the Conservation Area established under this Act are located within a region critical to providing training, research, and development for the Armed Forces of the United States and allies of the Armed Forces; (3) there is a lack of alternative sites available for the military training, testing, and research activities being conducted in the State of Nevada; (4) continued use of the airspace in the State of Nevada is essential for military purposes; and (5) continuation of the military activities in the State of Nevada, under appropriate terms and conditions, is not incompatible with the protection and proper management of the natural, environmental, cultural, and other resources and values of Federal land in the State of Nevada. (b) Overflights- Nothing in this Act or any other land management law applicable to a new unit of the National Park System or an addition to the Conservation Area designated by this Act shall restrict or preclude overflights, including-- (1) low-level overflights of military aircraft over the Federal land; and (2) military overflights that can be seen or heard within the unit or Conservation Area. (c) Special Airspace- Nothing in this Act or any other land management law applicable to a new unit of the National Park or an addition to the Conservation Area designated by this Act shall restrict or preclude the designation of new units of special airspace or the use or establishment of military flight training routes over the unit or Conservation Area.
S.965 May-15-13
STATUS: May 15, 2013: Introduced. May 22, 2013: Mr. Cruz added as cosponsor. June 3, 2013: Mr. Roberts added as cosponsor. S.965 Iran Sanctions Implementation Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 965 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 965 To eliminate oil exports from Iran by expanding domestic production. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 15, 2013 Mr. INHOFE (for himself, Mr. MCCONNELL, Mr. CORNYN, Mr. WICKER, Mr. RISCH, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. BURR, Mr. HOEVEN, Mr. COATS, Mr. HATCH, and Mr. LEE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To eliminate oil exports from Iran by expanding domestic production. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Iran Sanctions Implementation Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) despite recently enacted sanctions, Iran continues to export 1,250,000 barrels of oil per day; (2) 70 percent of the revenue of the Government of Iran comes from oil exports; (3) exports of oil from Iran enable the Government of Iran to finance its nuclear weapons program and support rogue actors such as the Assad regime of Syria; (4) the international community has reduced its reliance on oil from Iran, but has balked at a full embargo out of fear that the supply of oil on the world market would be insufficient to meet demand without massive price increases and disruptions to the world economy; (5) by expanding oil production in the United States by 1,250,000 barrels per day, the United States will displace all oil exports from Iran on the world market; and (6) displacing oil exports from Iran will enable the imposition of a full embargo against oil from Iran, further isolating the country and reducing its ability to threaten global stability. SEC. 3. IRANIAN OIL REPLACEMENT ZONES. (a) In General- The President shall designate any area of Federal land that the President determines appropriate as an `Iranian Oil Replacement Zone' (referred to in this Act as a `Zone'). (b) Transportation- Each Zone shall include any area of Federal land necessary for the transportation, including by truck, train, or pipeline, of the oil produced in that Zone to market. (c) Production- The President shall make designations under subsection (a) until the date on which the Department of the Interior determines that the total daily production of oil from the Zones will reach 1,250,000 barrels of oil per day. (d) Designation- The designation of Zones under this section shall terminate on the date that is 30 days after the date on which the President makes the certification described in section 401(a) of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (22 U.S.C. 8551(a)). SEC. 4. EXPEDITED PERMITTING. (a) In General- Each Zone shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the State in which the Zone is located. (b) Zones Located in More Than 1 State- If the Zone spans more than 1 State, each State shall have authority over the portion of the Zone located in that State. SEC. 5. JUDICIAL REVIEW. (a) Judicial Review- The designation of Federal land under this Act shall not be subject to judicial review. (b) Applicability of NEPA- The designation of Federal land under this Act shall not-- (1) constitute a major Federal action for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); or (2) be subject to review under that Act.
S.951 May-14-13
STATUS: May 14, 2013.--Introduced. May 22, 2013.--Mr. Lee added as cosponsor. December 9, 2013.--Mr. Udall (CO) Added as cosponsor. S.951 State Mineral Revenue Protection Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 951 To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to a State all right, title, and interest in and to a percentage of the amount of royalties and other amounts required to be paid to the State under that Act with respect to public land and deposits in the State, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 14, 2013 Mr. ENZI (for himself, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, Mr. BARRASSO, Ms. HEITKAMP, Mr. HATCH, Mr. HOEVEN, and Mr. RISCH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to a State all right, title, and interest in and to a percentage of the amount of royalties and other amounts required to be paid to the State under that Act with respect to public land and deposits in the State, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `State Mineral Revenue Protection Act'. SEC. 2. CONVEYANCE TO STATES OF PROPERTY INTEREST IN STATE SHARE OF ROYALTIES AND OTHER PAYMENTS. Section 35 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 191) is amended-- (1) in the first sentence of subsection (a), by striking `shall be paid into the Treasury' and inserting `shall, except as provided in subsection (d), be paid into the Treasury'; (2) in subsection (c)(1), by inserting `and except as provided in subsection (d)' before `, any rentals'; and (3) by adding at the end the following: `(d) Conveyance to States of Property Interest in State Share- `(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on request of a State (other than the State of Alaska) and in lieu of any payments to the State under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to the State all right, title, and interest in and to 50 percent of all amounts otherwise required to be paid into the Treasury under subsection (a) from sales, bonuses, royalties (including interest charges), and rentals for all public land or deposits located in the State. `(2) STATE OF ALASKA- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on request of the State of Alaska and in lieu of any payments to the State under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to the State all right, title, and interest in and to 90 percent of all amounts otherwise required to be paid into the Treasury under subsection (a) from sales, bonuses, royalties (including interest charges), and rentals for all public land or deposits located in the State. `(3) AMOUNT- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after a conveyance to a State under paragraph (1) or (2), any person shall pay directly to the State any amount owed by the person for which the right, title, and interest has been conveyed to the State under this subsection. `(4) NOTICE- The Secretary of the Interior shall promptly provide to each holder of a lease of public land to which subsection (a) applies that are located in a State to which right, title, and interest is conveyed under this subsection notice that-- `(A) the Secretary of the Interior has conveyed to the State all right, title, and interest in and to the amounts referred to in paragraph (1) or (2); and `(B) the leaseholder is required to pay the amounts directly to the State.'.
H.Res.930 Feb-28-13
STATUS: February 28, 2013.--Introduced. September 20, 2013.--Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-219. April 28, 2014.--Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. April 29, 2014.--Refered to Senate. H.R.930 New Philadelphia, Illinois, Study Act (Engrossed in House [Passed House] - EH) HR 930 EH 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 930AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the archeological site and surrounding land of the New Philadelphia town site in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `New Philadelphia, Illinois, Study Act'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) Frank McWorter, an enslaved man, bought his freedom and the freedom of 15 family members by mining for crude niter in Kentucky caves and processing the mined material into saltpeter; (2) New Philadelphia, founded in 1836 by Frank McWorter, was the first town planned and legally registered by a free African-American before the Civil War; (3) the first railroad constructed in the area of New Philadelphia bypassed New Philadelphia, which led to the decline of New Philadelphia; and (4) the New Philadelphia site-- (A) is a registered National Historic Landmark; (B) is covered by farmland; and (C) does not contain any original buildings of the town or the McWorter farm and home that are visible above ground. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) STUDY AREA- The term `Study Area' means the New Philadelphia archeological site and the surrounding land in the State of Illinois. SEC. 4. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY. (a) Study- The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the Study Area. (b) Contents- In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (1) evaluate the national significance of the Study Area; (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Study Area as a unit of the National Park System; (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the Study Area by-- (A) Federal, State, or local governmental entities; or (B) private and nonprofit organizations; (4) consult with-- (A) interested Federal, State, or local governmental entities; (B) private and nonprofit organizations; or (C) any other interested individuals; (5) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives considered under paragraph (3); (6) determine the effect of the designation of the Study Area as a unit of the National Park System on-- (A) existing commercial and recreational activities, including but not limited to hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and on the authorization, construction, operation, maintenance or improvement of energy production and transmission infrastructure; and (B) the effect of the authority of State and local governments to manage those activities; and (7) identify any authorities, including condemnation, that will compel or permit the Secretary to influence or participate in local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on nonfederal land if the Study Area is designated a unit of the National Park System. (c) Applicable Law- The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 8 of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-5). (d) Report- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report containing-- (1) the results of the study; and (2) any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary. Passed the House of Representatives April 28, 2014. Attest: Clerk. 113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 930AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the archeological site and surrounding land of the New Philadelphia town site in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes.
S.925 May-09-13
STATUS: May 9, 2013.--Introduced. S.925 Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Improvement Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 925 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 925 To improve the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 9, 2013 Mrs. GILLIBRAND (for herself and Mr. SCHUMER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To improve the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Improvement Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the Lower East Side Tenement Museum (referred to in this section as the `Museum') was founded in 1988 and has, for the past 25 years, preserved and interpreted the history of immigration through the personal experiences of generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the iconic immigrant neighborhood of the United States; (2) the Director of the National Park Service found the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street to be nationally significant; (3) the Secretary of the Interior designated the Lower East Side Tenement a National Historic Landmark on April 19, 1994; (4) the Director of the National Park Service, through a special resource study, found the Lower East Side Tenement suitable and feasible for inclusion in the National Park System; (5) Congress designated the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street as a national historic site and as an affiliated site of the National Park System in title I of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3395); (6) the National Park Service prepared a General Management Plan (referred to in this section as the `Plan') for the site in 2006; (7) the Plan recognized the need for space for administrative functions, collections storage, and visitor services, including orientation and additional exhibits; (8) the Museum obtained a neighboring 1888 tenement, 103 Orchard Street, which was restored and renovated to serve as a visitor and education center; and (9) 103 Orchard was declared a contributing property in the Lower East Side National Historic District listed on both the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places. (b) Purposes- The purposes of this Act are-- (1) to include 103 Orchard Street in New York City as part of the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site; (2) to ensure the preservation, maintenance, and interpretation of the expanded site; (3) to interpret at the site the stories of Holocaust survivors, Puerto Rican migrants, and post-1965 Chinese immigrants; (4) to enhance appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping the evolving national identity of the United States; and (5) to ensure continued interpretation of the nationally significant immigrant phenomenon associated with the Lower East Side of New York City and the role of the Lower East Side in the history of immigration to the United States, and to enhance the interpretation of the Castle Clinton, Ellis Island, and Statue of Liberty National Monuments. SEC. 3. LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. (a) Findings- Section 101(a)(4) of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3395) is amended by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street in New York City is an outstanding survivor' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements at 97 and 103 Orchard Street in New York City are outstanding survivors'. (b) Definitions- Section 102 of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3396) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `Lower East Side Tenement found at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `Lower East Side Tenements found at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `which owns and operates the tenement building at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `which owns and operates the tenement buildings at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'. (c) Establishment- Section 103(a) of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3396) is amended by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street, in the City of New York, State of New York, is designated' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements at 97 and 103 Orchard Street, in the City of New York, State of New York, are designated'. (d) Management- Section 104(d) of Public Law 105-378 (112 Stat. 3397) is amended by striking `the property at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `the properties at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'.
S.916 May-09-13
STATUS: May 9, 2013.--Introduced. June 11, 2013.--Mr. Blunt added as cosponsor. June 17, 2013.--Mrs. Gillibrand added as cosponsor. June 19, 2013.--Mr. Boozman added as cosponsor. June 24, 2013.--Mr. Wicker added as cosponsor. June 26, 2013.--Mr. Sessions, Mr. Schumer and Mr. Warner added as cosponsors. July 15, 2013.--Mr. Cardin, Mr. King and Ms. Landrieu added as cosponsors. July 31, 2013.--Subcommittee Hearing held. September 19, 2013.--Mrs. Hagan added as cosponsor. November 18, 2013.--Mr. Alexander added as cosponsor. July 8, 2014.--Mr. Booker added as cosponsor. S.916 American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 916 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 916 To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 9, 2013 Mr. KAINE (for himself, Mr. COCHRAN, and Mr. HEINRICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND WAR OF 1812 AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION. Section 7301(c) of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) is amended as follows: (1) In paragraph (1)-- (A) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following: `(A) BATTLEFIELD REPORT- The term `battlefield report' means, collectively-- `(i) the report entitled `Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields', prepared by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, and dated July 1993; and `(ii) the report entitled `Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States', prepared by the National Park Service, and dated September 2007.'; and (B) in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking `Battlefield Report' and inserting `battlefield report'. (2) In paragraph (2), by inserting `eligible sites or' after `acquiring'. (3) In paragraph (3), by inserting `an eligible site or' after `acquire'. (4) In paragraph (4), by inserting `an eligible site or' after `acquiring'. (5) In paragraph (5), by striking `An' and inserting `An eligible site or an'. (6) By redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (9). (7) By inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraphs: `(6) WILLING SELLERS- Acquisition of land or interests in land under this subsection shall be from willing sellers only. `(7) REPORT- Not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the activities carried out under this subsection, including a description of-- `(A) preservation activities carried out at the battlefields and associated sites identified in the battlefield report during the period between publication of the battlefield report and the report required under this paragraph; `(B) changes in the condition of the battlefields and associated sites during that period; and `(C) any other relevant developments relating to the battlefields and associated sites during that period. `(8) PROHIBITION ON LOBBYING- `(A) IN GENERAL- None of the funds provided pursuant to this section may be used for purposes of lobbying any person or entity regarding the implementation of this section or be granted, awarded, contracted, or otherwise be made available to any person, organization, or entity that participates in such lobbying. `(B) LOBBYING DEFINED- For purposes of this paragraph, the term `lobbying' means to directly or indirectly pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone call, letter, printed or written matter, or other device intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, a jurisdiction, or an official of any government to favor, adopt, or oppose by vote or otherwise, any legislation, law, ratification, policy, land use plan (including zoning), or appropriation of funds before or after the introduction of any bill, resolution, or other measure proposing such legislation, law, ratification, policy, or appropriation.'. (8) In paragraph (9) (as redesignated by paragraph (6)), by striking `2013' and inserting `2018'.
S.913 May-09-13
STATUS: May 9, 2013.--Introduced. June 17, 2013.--Mr. Schumer added as cosponsor. June 18, 2013.--Mr. Burr added as cosponsor. July 9, 2013.--Mr. Franken added as cosponsor. December 20, 2013.--Mr. Heller added as cosponsor. January 28, 2014.--Mr. Leahy added as cosponsor. S.913 Oilheat Efficiency, Renewable Fuel Research and Jobs Training Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 913 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 913 To amend the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 to reauthorize and improve that Act, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 9, 2013 Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mr. REED, Mr. WHITEHOUSE, Mr. COWAN, Mr. COONS, Mr. MURPHY, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, and Mr. SANDERS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 to reauthorize and improve that Act, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Oilheat Efficiency, Renewable Fuel Research and Jobs Training Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. Section 702 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (4), by striking `and' after the semicolon at the end; (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and (3) by adding at the end the following: `(6) consumers of oilheat fuel are provided service by thousands of small businesses that are unable to individually develop training programs to facilitate the entry of new and qualified workers into the oilheat fuel industry; `(7) small businesses and trained employees are in an ideal position-- `(A) to provide information to consumers about the benefits of improved efficiency; and `(B) to encourage consumers to value efficiency in energy choices and assist individuals in conserving energy; `(8) additional research is necessary-- `(A) to improve oilheat fuel equipment; and `(B) to develop domestic renewable resources that can be used to safely and affordably heat homes; `(9) since there are no Federal resources available to assist the oilheat fuel industry, it is necessary and appropriate to develop a self-funded program dedicated-- `(A) to improving efficiency in customer homes; `(B) to assist individuals to gain employment in the oilheat fuel industry; and `(C) to develop domestic renewable resources; `(10) both consumers of oilheat fuel and retailers would benefit from the self-funded program; and `(11) the oilheat fuel industry is committed to providing appropriate funding necessary to carry out the purposes of this title without passing additional costs on to residential consumers.'. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. (a) In General- Section 703 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (15) as paragraphs (4) through (16), respectively; (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following: `(3) COST-EFFECTIVE- The term `cost-effective', with respect to a program or activity carried out under section 707(f)(4), means that the program or activity meets a total resource cost test under which-- `(A) the net present value of economic benefits over the life of the program or activity, including avoided supply and delivery costs and deferred or avoided investments; is greater than `(B) the net present value of the economic costs over the life of the program or activity, including program costs and incremental costs borne by the energy consumer.'; and (3) by striking paragraph (8) (as redesignated in paragraph (1)) and inserting the following: `(8) OILHEAT FUEL- The term `oilheat fuel' means fuel that-- `(A) is-- `(i) No. 1 distillate; `(ii) No. 2 dyed distillate; `(iii) a liquid blended with No. 1 distillate or No. 2 dyed distillate; or `(iv) a biobased liquid; and `(B) is used as a fuel for nonindustrial commercial or residential space or hot water heating.'. (b) Conforming Amendments- (1) The National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by striking `oilheat' each place it appears and inserting `oilheat fuel'. (2) Section 704(d) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended in the subsection heading by striking `Oilheat' and inserting `Oilheat Fuel'. (3) Section 706(c)(2) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended in the paragraph heading by striking `OILHEAT' and inserting `OILHEAT FUEL'. (4) Section 707(c) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended in the subsection heading by striking `Oilheat' and inserting `Oilheat Fuel'. SEC. 4. MEMBERSHIP. (a) Selection- Section 705 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following: `(a) Selection- `(1) LIST- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall provide to the Secretary a list of qualified nominees for membership in the Alliance. `(B) REQUIREMENT- Except as provided in subsection (c)(1)(C), members of the Alliance shall be representatives of the oilheat fuel industry in a State, selected from a list of nominees submitted by the qualified State association in the State. `(2) VACANCIES- A vacancy in the Alliance shall be filled in the same manner as the original selection. `(3) SECRETARIAL ACTION- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall have 60 days to review nominees provided under paragraph (1). `(B) FAILURE TO ACT- If the Secretary takes no action during the 60-day period described in subparagraph (A), the nominees shall be considered to be members of the Alliance.'. (b) Representation- Section 705(b) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking `qualified industry organization' and inserting `Alliance'. (c) Number of Members- Section 705(c) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following: `(1) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall be composed of the following members: `(A) 1 member representing each State participating in the Alliance. `(B) 5 representatives of retail marketers, of whom 1 shall be selected by each of the qualified State associations of the 5 States with the highest volume of annual oilheat fuel sales. `(C) 5 additional representatives of retail marketers. `(D) 21 representatives of wholesale distributors. `(E) 6 public members, who shall be representatives of significant users of oilheat fuel, the oilheat fuel research community, State energy officials, or other groups with expertise in oilheat fuel, including consumer and low-income advocacy groups.'; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `the qualified industry organization or'. SEC. 5. FUNCTIONS. (a) Renewable Fuel Research- Section 706(a)(3)(B)(i)(I) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: `, including research to develop renewable fuels and to examine the compatibility of different renewable fuels with oilheat fuel utilization equipment, with priority given to research on the development and use of advanced biofuels'. (b) Biennial Budgets- Section 706(e) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following: `(1) PUBLICATION OF PROPOSED BUDGET- Not later than August 1, 2013, and every 2 years thereafter, the Alliance shall, in consultation with the Secretary, develop and publish for public review and comment a proposed biennial budget for the next 2 calendar years, including the probable operating and planning costs of all programs, projects, and contracts and other agreements.'; and (2) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following: `(4) IMPLEMENTATION- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall not implement a proposed budget until the expiration of 60 days after submitting the proposed budget to the Secretary. `(B) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES BY SECRETARY- `(i) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may recommend to the Alliance changes to the budget programs and activities of the Alliance that the Secretary considers appropriate. `(ii) RESPONSE BY ALLIANCE- Not later than 30 days after the receipt of any recommendations made under clause (i), the Alliance shall submit to the Secretary a final budget for the next 2 calendar years that incorporates or includes a description of the response of the Alliance to any changes recommended under clause (i).'. SEC. 6. ASSESSMENTS. (a) In General- Section 707 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following: `(a) Rate- `(1) IN GENERAL- The assessment rate for calendar years 2013 and 2014 shall be equal to 2/10 of 1 cent per gallon of oilheat fuel. `(2) SUBSEQUENT ASSESSMENTS- Subject to paragraph (3), effective beginning with calendar year 2015, the annual assessment rate shall be sufficient to cover the costs of the plans and programs developed by the Alliance. `(3) LIMITATIONS ON INCREASE- `(A) IN GENERAL- The annual assessment shall not exceed 1/2 of 1 cent per gallon of oilheat fuel. `(B) LIMITATION- The annual assessment may not change by more than 1/10 of 1 cent per gallon of oilheat fuel in any 12 month-period. `(C) APPROVAL- No increase in the assessment may occur unless-- `(i) the increase is approved by 3/4 of the members voting at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Alliance; and `(ii) at least 90 days before the date of the meeting of the Alliance, the Alliance provides notice of the proposed increase to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives.'; and (2) in subsection (b), by adding at the end the following: `(8) PROHIBITION ON PASS THROUGH- None of the assessments collected under this title may be passed through or otherwise required to be paid by residential consumers of oilheat fuel.'. (b) Funds Made Available to Qualified State Associations- Section 707(e)(2) of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(B) SEPARATE ACCOUNTS- As a condition of receipt of funds made available to a qualified State association under this title, the qualified State association shall deposit the funds in an account that is separate from other funds of the qualified State association.'. (c) Administration- Section 707 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(f) Use of Assessments- `(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the Secretary and the Alliance shall ensure that assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are allocated and used in accordance with this subsection. `(2) RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall ensure that not less than 30 percent of the assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are used by qualified State associations or the Alliance to conduct research, development, and demonstration activities relating to oilheat fuel, including the development of energy-efficient heating and the transition and facilitation of the entry of energy-efficient heating systems into the marketplace. `(B) COORDINATION- The Alliance shall coordinate with the Secretary to develop priorities for the use of assessments under this paragraph. `(C) PLAN- The Alliance shall develop a coordinated research plan to carry out research programs and activities under this section. `(D) REPORT- `(i) IN GENERAL- No later than 1 year after date of enactment of this subsection, the Alliance shall prepare a report on the use of biofuels in oilheat fuel utilization equipment. `(ii) CONTENTS- The report required under clause (i) shall-- `(I) provide information on the environmental benefits, economic benefits, and any technical limitations on the use of biofuels in oilheat fuel utilization equipment; and `(II) describe market acceptance of the fuel, and information on State and local governments that are encouraging the use of biofuels in oilheat fuel utilization equipment. `(iii) COPIES- The Alliance shall submit a copy of the report required under clause (i) to-- `(I) Congress; `(II) the Governor of each State, and other appropriate State leaders, in which the Alliance is operating; and `(III) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. `(E) CONSUMER EDUCATION MATERIALS- The Alliance, in conjunction with an institution or organization engaged in biofuels research, shall develop consumer education materials describing the benefits of using biofuels as or in oilheat fuel based on the technical information developed in the report required under subparagraph (D) and other information generally available. `(3) COST SHARING- `(A) IN GENERAL- In carrying out a research, development, demonstration, or commercial application program or activity that is commenced after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Alliance shall require cost sharing in accordance with this section. `(B) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT- `(i) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in clauses (ii) and (iii), the Alliance shall require that not less than 20 percent of the cost of a research or development program or activity described in subparagraph (A) to be provided by a source other than the Alliance. `(ii) EXCLUSION- Clause (i) shall not apply to a research or development program or activity described in subparagraph (A) that is of a basic or fundamental nature, as determined by the Alliance. `(iii) REDUCTION- The Alliance may reduce or eliminate the requirement of clause (i) for a research and development program or activity of an applied nature if the Alliance determines that the reduction is necessary and appropriate. `(C) DEMONSTRATION AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATION- The Alliance shall require that not less than 50 percent of the cost of a demonstration or commercial application program or activity described in subparagraph (A) to be provided by a source other than the Alliance. `(4) HEATING OIL EFFICIENCY AND UPGRADE PROGRAM- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall ensure that not less than 15 percent of the assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are used by qualified State associations or the Alliance to carry out programs to assist consumers-- `(i) to make cost-effective upgrades to more fuel efficient heating oil systems or otherwise make cost-effective modifications to an existing heating system to improve the efficiency of the system; `(ii) to improve energy efficiency or reduce energy consumption through cost-effective energy efficiency programs for consumers; or `(iii) to improve the safe operation of a heating system. `(B) PLAN- The Alliance shall, to the maximum extent practicable, coordinate, develop, and implement the programs and activities of the Alliance in conjunction with existing State energy efficiency program administrators. `(C) ADMINISTRATION- `(i) IN GENERAL- In carrying out this paragraph, the Alliance shall, to the maximum extent practicable, ensure that heating system conversion assistance is coordinated with, and developed after consultation with, persons or organizations responsible for administering-- `(I) the low-income home energy assistance program established under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621 et seq.); `(II) the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons established under part A of title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6861 et seq.); or `(III) other energy efficiency programs administered by the State or other parties in the State. `(ii) DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS- The Alliance shall ensure that funds distributed to carry out this paragraph are-- `(I) distributed equitably to States based on the proportional contributions of the States through collected assessments; `(II) used to supplement (and not supplant) State or alternative sources of funding for energy efficiency programs; and `(III) used only to carry out this paragraph. `(5) CONSUMER EDUCATION, SAFETY, AND TRAINING- The Alliance shall ensure that not more than 35 percent of the assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are used-- `(A) to conduct consumer education activities relating to oilheat fuel, including providing information to consumers on-- `(i) energy conservation strategies; `(ii) safety; `(iii) new technologies that reduce consumption or improve safety and comfort; `(iv) the use of biofuels blends; and `(v) Federal, State, and local programs designed to assist oilheat fuel consumers; `(B) to conduct worker safety and training activities relating to oilheat fuel, including energy efficiency training (including classes to obtain Building Performance Institute or Residential Energy Services Network certification); `(C) to carry out other activities recommended by the Secretary; or `(D) to the maximum extent practicable, a data collection process established, in collaboration with the Secretary or other appropriate Federal agencies, to track equipment, service, and related safety issues and to develop measures to improve safety. `(6) ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall ensure that not more than 5 percent of the assessments collected for each calendar year under this title are used for-- `(i) administrative costs; or `(ii) indirect costs incurred in carrying out paragraphs (1) through (5). `(B) ADMINISTRATION- Activities under this section shall be documented pursuant to a transparent process and procedures developed in coordination with the Secretary. `(7) REPORTS- `(A) ANNUAL REPORTS- `(i) IN GENERAL- Each qualified State association or the Alliance shall prepare an annual report describing the development and administration of this section, and yearly expenditures under this section. `(ii) CONTENTS- Each report required under clause (i) shall include a description of the use of proceeds under this section, including a description of-- `(I) advancements made in energy-efficient heating systems and biofuel heating oil blends; and `(II) heating system upgrades and modifications and energy efficiency programs funded under this section. `(iii) VERIFICATION- `(I) IN GENERAL- The Alliance shall ensure that an independent third-party reviews each report described in clause (i) and verifies the accuracy of the report. `(II) COUNCILS- If a State has a stakeholder efficiency oversight council, the council shall be the entity that reviews and verifies the report of the State association or Alliance for the State under clause (i). `(B) REPORTS ON HEATING OIL EFFICIENCY AND UPGRADE PROGRAM- At least once every 3 years, the Alliance shall prepare a detailed report describing the consumer savings, cost-effectiveness of, and the lifetime and annual energy savings achieved by heating system upgrades and modifications and energy efficiency programs funded under paragraph (4). `(C) AVAILABILITY- Each report, and any subsequent changes to the report, described in this paragraph shall be made publically available, with notice of availability provided to the Secretary, and posted on the website of the Alliance.'. SEC. 7. MARKET SURVEY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. Section 708 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is repealed. SEC. 8. LOBBYING RESTRICTIONS. Section 710 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended-- (1) by striking `No funds' and inserting the following: `(a) In General- No funds'; (2) by inserting `or to lobby' after `elections'; and (3) by adding at the end the following: `(b) Assessments- `(1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (2), no funds derived from assessments collected by the Alliance under section 707 shall be used, directly or indirectly, to influence Federal, State, or local legislation or elections, or the manner of administering of a law. `(2) INFORMATION- The Alliance may use funds described in paragraph (1) to provide information requested by a Member of Congress, or an official of any Federal, State, or local agency, in the course of the official business of the Member or official.'. SEC. 9. NONCOMPLIANCE. Section 712 of the National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(g) Noncompliance- If the Alliance, a qualified State association, or any other entity or person violates this title, the Secretary shall-- `(1) notify Congress of the noncompliance; and `(2) provide notice of the noncompliance on the Alliance website.'. SEC. 10. SUNSET. Section 713 of the National Oilheat Research, Consumer Education, and Efficiency Act of 2011 (42 U.S.C. 6201 note; Public Law 106-469) is amended by striking `9 years' and inserting `19 years'.
H.Res.885 Jun-04-13
STATUS: June 4, 2013.--Introduced. H.R.885 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013 (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 885 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 885IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJune 4, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To expand the boundary of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. BOUNDARY EXPANSION. Section 201(a) of Public Law 95-629 (16 U.S.C. 410ee(a)) is amended-- (1) by striking `In order' and inserting `(1) In order'; (2) by striking `The park shall also' and inserting the following: `(2) The park shall also'; (3) by striking `After advising the' and inserting the following: `(5) After advising the'. (4) by inserting after paragraph (2) (as so designated by paragraph (2)) the following: `(3) The boundary of the park is further modified to include approximately 137 acres, as depicted on the map titled `San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Proposed Boundary Addition', numbered 472/113,006A, and dated June 2012. The map shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. `(4) The Secretary may not acquire by condemnation any land or interest in land within the boundaries of the park. The Secretary is authorized to acquire land and interests in land that are within the boundaries of the park pursuant to paragraph (3) by donation or exchange only (and in the case of an exchange, no payment may be made by the Secretary to any landowner). No private property or non-Federal public property shall be included within the boundaries of the park without the written consent of the owner of such property. Nothing in this Act, the establishment of the park, or the management plan of the park shall be construed to create buffer zones outside of the park. That an activity or use can be seen or heard from within the park shall not preclude the conduct of that activity or use outside the park.'. Passed the House of Representatives June 3, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.