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S.331 Feb-14-13
STATUS: February 14, 2013: Introduced. S.331 Colonel Charles Young Home Study Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 331 IS 113th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 331 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Colonel Charles Young Home in Xenia, Ohio, as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES February 14, 2013 Mr. BROWN (for himself and Mr. PORTMAN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Colonel Charles Young Home in Xenia, Ohio, as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Colonel Charles Young Home Study Act'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) Colonel Charles Young was-- (A) a distinguished African-American officer in the United States Army; (B) the third African-American to graduate from West Point; (C) a commander of troops in combat in-- (i) the Spanish-American War; and (ii) the Mexican expedition against Pancho Villa; (D) 1 of the first military attaches in the United States; and (E) a pioneer of techniques in military intelligence; (2) the experience of Colonel Young in the Army between 1884 and 1922 illustrates the changing nature of race relations in the United States during a period spanning from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Civil Rights movement; (3) Colonel Young was a friend and associate of other distinguished African-Americans of the period, including poet Paul Laurence Dunbar from nearby Dayton, Ohio; (4) as the commander of an Army unit assigned to protect and develop Sequoia National Park and General Grant National Park in the State of California, Colonel Young is recognized as the first African-American to be the Superintendent of a National Park; and (5) the home of Colonel Young located near Xenia, Ohio, is-- (A) a National Historic Landmark; and (B) closely associated with-- (i) Wilberforce University, a historically Black university at which Colonel Young served as Professor of Military Science; and (ii) Central State University, which is-- (I) a historically Black university; and (II) the location of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. SEC. 3. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY. (a) Study- The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the `Secretary'), in consultation with the Secretary of the Army, shall conduct a special resource study of the Colonel Charles Young Home, a National Historic Landmark in Xenia, Ohio (referred to in this Act as the `Home'). (b) Contents- In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (1) evaluate any architectural and archeological resources of the Home; (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Home as a unit of the National Park System; (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the Home by Federal, State, or local governmental entities or private and nonprofit organizations, including the use of shared management agreements with the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park or specific units of that Park, such as the Paul Laurence Dunbar Home; (4) consult with the Ohio Historical Society, Central State University, Wilberforce University, and other interested Federal, State, or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or individuals; and (5) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives considered under the study. (c) Applicable Law- The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 8 of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-5). (d) Report- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report that contains-- (1) the results of the study under subsection (a); and (2) any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.
S.327 Feb-14-13
STATUS: February 14, 2013.--Introduced. April 25, 2013.--Hearing by subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. June 18, 2013: Full committee markup; Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably June 26, 2013.--Mr. Risch added as cosponsor. July 9, 2013.--Mr. Crapo added as cosponsor. September 10, 2013.--Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. S. Rept. 113-97. September 10, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. [Calendar No. 175]. S.327 Good Neighbor Forestry Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 327 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 327 To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with State foresters authorizing State foresters to provide certain forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration and protection services. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESFebruary 14, 2013 Mr. BARRASSO (for himself, Mr. ENZI, Mr. HATCH, Mr. LEE, Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota, Mr. THUNE, and Mr. UDALL of Colorado) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with State foresters authorizing State foresters to provide certain forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration and protection services. 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 `Good Neighbor Forestry Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) ELIGIBLE STATE- The term `eligible State' means a State that contains National Forest System land or Bureau of Land Management land located west of the 100th meridian. (2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means-- (A) the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to National Forest System land; or (B) the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to Bureau of Land Management land. (3) STATE FORESTER- The term `State forester' means the head of a State agency with jurisdiction over State forestry programs in an eligible State. SEC. 3. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS. (a) In General- The Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement or contract (including a sole source contract) with a State forester to authorize the State forester to provide the forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration and protection services described in subsection (b) on National Forest System land or Bureau of Land Management land, as applicable, in the eligible State. (b) Authorized Services- The forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration and protection services referred to in subsection (a) include the conduct of-- (1) activities to treat insect-infected trees; (2) activities to reduce hazardous fuels; and (3) any other activities to restore or improve forest, rangeland, and watershed health, including fish and wildlife habitat. (c) State as Agent- Except as provided in subsection (f), a cooperative agreement or contract entered into under subsection (a) may authorize the State forester to serve as the agent for the Secretary in providing the restoration and protection services authorized under subsection (a). (d) Subcontracts- In accordance with applicable contract procedures for the eligible State, a State forester may enter into subcontracts to provide the restoration and protection services authorized under a cooperative agreement or contract entered into under subsection (a). (e) Timber Sales- Subsections (d) and (g) of section 14 of the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 472a) shall not apply to services performed under a cooperative agreement or contract entered into under subsection (a). (f) Retention of NEPA Responsibilities- Any decision required to be made under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) with respect to any restoration and protection services to be provided under this Act by a State forester on National Forest System land or Bureau of Land Management land, as applicable, shall not be delegated to a State forester or any other officer or employee of the eligible State. (g) Applicable Law- The restoration and protection services to be provided under this Act shall be carried out on a project-to-project basis under existing authorities of the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management, as applicable.
H.Res.316 Feb-13-13
STATUS: January 18, 2013.--Introduced in House February 13, 2013.--Received in Senate. April 16, 2013.--Subcommittee on Water and Power hearing held. May 16, 2013.--Full committee business meeting; Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. June 27, 2013.--Reported to Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. S. Rept 113-69. June 27, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 123]. June 25, 2014.--Bill presented to President June 30, 2014.--Signed by President. June 30, 2014.-- Became Public Law No: 113-122 H.R.316 Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 316 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 316IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESFebruary 13, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects. 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 `Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act'. SEC. 2. REINSTATEMENT OF EXPIRED LICENSES AND EXTENSION OF TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION OF PROJECTS. Subject to section 4 of this Act and notwithstanding the time period under section 13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806) that would otherwise apply to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission projects numbered 10822 and 10823, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (referred to in this Act as the `Commission') may-- (1) reinstate the license for either or each of those projects; and (2) extend for 2 years after the date on which either or each project is reinstated under paragraph (1) the time period during which the licensee is required to commence the construction of such projects. Prior to reaching any final decision under this section, the Commission shall provide an opportunity for submission of comments by interested persons, municipalities, and States and shall consider any such comment that is timely submitted. SEC. 3. TRANSFER OF LICENSES TO THE TOWN OF CANTON, CONNECTICUT. Notwithstanding section 8 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 801) or any other provision thereof, if the Commission reinstates the license for, and extends the time period during which the licensee is required to commence the construction of, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project under section 2, the Commission shall transfer such license to the town of Canton, Connecticut. SEC. 4. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT. (a) Definition- For purposes of this section, the term `environmental assessment' shall have the same meaning as is given such term in regulations prescribed by the Council on Environmental Quality that implement the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). (b) Environmental Assessment- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall complete an environmental assessment for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission projects numbered 10822 and 10823, updating, to the extent necessary, the environmental analysis performed during the process of licensing such projects. (c) Comment Period- Upon issuance of the environmental assessment required under subsection (b), the Commission shall-- (1) initiate a 30-day public comment period; and (2) before taking any action under section 2 or 3-- (A) consider any comments received during such 30-day period; and (B) incorporate in the license for the projects involved, such terms and conditions as the Commission determines to be necessary, based on the environmental assessment performed and comments received under this section. SEC. 5. DEADLINE. Not later than 270 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall-- (1) make a final decision pursuant to paragraph (1) of section 2; and (2) if the Commission decides to reinstate one or both of the licenses under such paragraph and extend the corresponding deadline for commencement of construction under paragraph (2) of such section, complete the action required under section 3. SEC. 6. PROTECTION OF EXISTING RIGHTS. Nothing in this Act shall affect any valid license issued by the Commission under section 4 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 797) on or before the date of enactment of this Act or diminish or extinguish any existing rights under any such license. Passed the House of Representatives February 12, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
S.312 Feb-13-13
STATUS: February 13, 2013: Introduced. April 25, 2013: Hearing by subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining. May 16, 2013: Reported to the Senate without amendment favorably. June 27, 2013.--Reported to Senate without an amendment. S. Rept. 113-58. June 27, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 112]. S.312 Carson National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 312 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 312 To adjust the boundary of the Carson National Forest, New Mexico. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESFebruary 13, 2013 Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself and Mr. HEINRICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To adjust the boundary of the Carson National Forest, New Mexico. 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 `Carson National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. CARSON NATIONAL FOREST BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT. (a) In General- The boundary of the Carson National Forest in the State of New Mexico is adjusted to incorporate the approximately 4,990 acres of land generally depicted as `Miranda Canyon Boundary' on the map entitled `Carson National Forest Boundary Adjustment' and dated September 21, 2010. (b) Land and Water Conservation Fund- For purposes of section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601-9), the boundaries of the Carson National Forest, as modified under subsection (a), shall be considered to be the boundaries of the Carson National Forest as in existence on January 1, 1965.
S.311 Feb-13-13
STATUS: February 13, 2013: Introduced March 14, 2013: Full committee business meeting ordered reported with amendment. (voice vote) April 22, 2013: Reported to the Senate with an amendment. S. Rept. 113-26 April 22, 2013: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 57] July 9, 2014.--Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. S.AMDT. 3528 July 10, 2014.--Referred to House Committee on Natural Resources. July 29, 2014.--Subcommittee hearing held. July 30, 2014.--Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. July 30, 2014.--Ordered to be reported by Unanimous Consent. S.311 Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act (Reported in Senate - RS) S 311 RS Calendar No. 57113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 311[Report No. 113-26] To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESFebruary 13, 2013 Ms. LANDRIEU introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources April 22, 2013 Reported by Mr. WYDEN, with an amendment [Omit the part struck through]A BILL To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) STUDY AREA- The term `study area' includes Fort St. Philip, Fort Jackson, the Head of Passes, and any related and supporting historical, cultural, and recreational resources located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. SEC. 3. STUDY. (a) In General- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the State of Louisiana and other interested organizations, shall complete a special resource study that evaluates-- (1) the national significance of the study area; and (2) the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System. (b) Criteria- In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall use the criteria for the study of areas for potential inclusion in the National Park System in section 8(c) of National Park System General Authorities Act (16 U.S.C. 1a-5(c)). (c) Content- The study described in subsection (a) shall-- (1) include cost estimates for the potential acquisition, development, operation, and maintenance of the study area; and (2) identify alternatives for the management, administration, and protection of the study area. SEC. 4. DONATIONS. The Secretary may accept the donation of funds to carry out this Act. [Struck out->] SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act. [<-Struck out] Calendar No. 57 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 311[Report No. 113-26]A BILL To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. April 22, 2013Reported with an amendment
S.306 Feb-13-13
STATUS: February 13, 2013.--Introduced. April 16, 2013.--Senator Flake added as cosponsor. April 23, 2013.--Hearing by full committee business meeting. May 13, 201.--Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report. May 13, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 68] June 3, 2013.--Filed written report to Senate. S. Rept. 113-35. S.306 Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act (Reported in Senate - RS) S 306 RS Calendar No. 68113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 306 To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESFebruary 13, 2013 Mr. BARRASSO (for himself, Mr. RISCH, Mr. ENZI, Mr. CRAPO, and Mr. FLAKE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources May 13, 2013 Reported by Mr. WYDEN, with an amendment [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]A BILL To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, [Struck out->] SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] This Act may be cited as the `Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act'. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] Section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)) is amended-- [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] (1) by striking `The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts to furnish water' and inserting the following: [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(1) The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts to furnish water'; [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] (2) by striking `(1) shall' and inserting `(A) shall'; [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] (3) by striking `(2) shall' and inserting `(B) shall'; [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] (4) by striking `respecting the terms of sales of electric power and leases of power privileges shall be in addition and alternative to any authority in existing laws relating to particular projects' and inserting `respecting the sales of electric power and leases of power privileges shall be an authorization in addition to and alternative to any authority in existing laws related to particular projects, including small conduit hydropower development'; and [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] (5) by adding at the end the following: [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(2) When carrying out this subsection, the Secretary shall first offer the lease of power privilege to an irrigation district or water users association operating the applicable transferred work, or to the irrigation district or water users association receiving water from the applicable reserved work. The Secretary shall determine a reasonable time frame for the irrigation district or water users association to accept or reject a lease of power privilege offer. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(3) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) shall not apply to small conduit hydropower development, excluding siting of associated transmission on Federal lands, under this subsection. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(4) The Power Resources Office of the Bureau of Reclamation shall be the lead office of small conduit hydropower activities conducted under this subsection. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(5) Nothing in this subsection shall obligate the Western Area Power Administration, the Bonneville Power Administration, or the Southwestern Power Administration to purchase or market any of the power produced by the facilities covered under this subsection and none of the costs associated with production or delivery of such power shall be assigned to project purposes for inclusion in project rates. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(6) Nothing in this subsection shall alter or impede the delivery and management of water by Bureau of Reclamation facilities, as water used for conduit hydropower generation shall be deemed incidental to use of water for the original project purposes. Lease of power privilege shall be made only when, in the judgment of the Secretary, the exercise of the lease will not be incompatible with the purposes of the project or division involved, nor shall it create any unmitigated financial or physical impacts to the project or division involved, and shall be on such terms and conditions as in the judgment of the Secretary in consultation with the appropriate irrigation district or water users association, will adequately protect the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and other interests of the United States and the project or division involved. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(7) Nothing in this subsection shall alter or affect any existing agreements for the development of conduit hydropower projects or disposition of revenues. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(8) In this subsection: [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(A) CONDUIT- The term `conduit' means any Bureau of Reclamation tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(B) IRRIGATION DISTRICT- The term `irrigation district' means any irrigation, water conservation, multicounty water conservation district, or any separate public entity composed of two or more such districts and jointly exercising powers of its member districts. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(C) RESERVED WORK- The term `reserved work' means any conduit that is included in project works the care, operation, and maintenance of which has been reserved by the Secretary, through the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(D) TRANSFERRED WORK- The term `transferred work' means any conduit that is included in project works the care, operation, and maintenance of which has been transferred to a legally organized water users association or irrigation district. [<-Struck out] [Struck out->] `(E) SMALL CONDUIT HYDROPOWER- The term `small conduit hydropower' means a facility capable of producing 5 megawatts or less of electric capacity.'. [<-Struck out] SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act'. SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION. Section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)) is amended-- (1) by striking `The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts to furnish water' and inserting the following: `(1) The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts to furnish water'; (2) by striking `(1) shall' and inserting `(A) shall'; (3) by striking `(2) shall' and inserting `(B) shall'; (4) by striking `respecting the terms of sales of electric power and leases of power privileges shall be in addition and alternative to any authority in existing laws relating to particular projects' and inserting `respecting the sales of electric power and leases of power privileges shall be an authorization in addition to and alternative to any authority in existing laws related to particular projects, including small conduit hydropower development'; and (5) by adding at the end the following: `(2)(A) When carrying out this subsection, the Secretary shall first offer the lease of power privilege to an irrigation district or water users association operating the applicable transferred conduit, or to the irrigation district or water users association receiving water from the applicable reserved conduit. The Secretary shall determine a reasonable time frame for the irrigation district or water users association to accept or reject a lease of power privilege offer for a small conduit hydropower project. `(B) If the irrigation district or water users association elects not accept a lease of power privilege offer under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall offer the lease of power privilege to other parties in accordance with this subsection. `(3) The Bureau of Reclamation shall apply its categorical exclusion process under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to small conduit hydropower development under this subsection, excluding siting of associated transmission facilities on Federal lands. `(4) The Power Resources Office of the Bureau of Reclamation shall be the lead office of small conduit hydropower policy and procedure-setting activities conducted under this subsection. `(5) Nothing in this subsection shall obligate the Western Area Power Administration, the Bonneville Power Administration, or the Southwestern Power Administration to purchase or market any of the power produced by the facilities covered under this subsection and none of the costs associated with production or delivery of such power shall be assigned to project purposes for inclusion in project rates. `(6) Nothing in this subsection shall alter or impede the delivery and management of water by Bureau of Reclamation facilities, as water used for conduit hydropower generation shall be deemed incidental to use of water for the original project purposes. Lease of power privilege shall be made only when, in the judgment of the Secretary, the exercise of the lease will not be incompatible with the purposes of the project or division involved, nor shall it create any unmitigated financial or physical impacts to the project or division involved. The Secretary shall notify and consult with the irrigation district or water users association operating the transferred conduit before offering the lease of power privilege and shall prescribe terms and conditions that will adequately protect the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and other interests of the United States and the project or division involved. `(7) Nothing in this subsection shall alter or affect any existing agreements for the development of conduit hydropower projects or disposition of revenues. `(8) Nothing in this subsection shall alter or affect any existing preliminary permit, license, or exemption issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under Part I of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 792 et seq.) or any project for which an application has been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as of the date of the enactment of the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act. `(9) In this subsection: `(A) CONDUIT- The term `conduit' means any Bureau of Reclamation tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. `(B) IRRIGATION DISTRICT- The term `irrigation district' means any irrigation, water conservation or conservancy, multicounty water conservation or conservancy district, or any separate public entity composed of two or more such districts and jointly exercising powers of its member districts. `(C) RESERVED CONDUIT- The term `reserved conduit' means any conduit that is included in project works the care, operation, and maintenance of which has been reserved by the Secretary, through the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. `(D) TRANSFERRED CONDUIT- The term `transferred conduit' means any conduit that is included in project works the care, operation, and maintenance of which has been transferred to a legally organized water users association or irrigation district. `(E) SMALL CONDUIT HYDROPOWER- The term `small conduit hydropower' means a facility capable of producing 5 megawatts or less of electric capacity.'. Calendar No. 68 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 306A BILL To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes. May 13, 2013Reported with an amendment
S.305 Feb-13-13
STATUS: February 13, 2013.--Introduced. April 23, 2013.--Hearing by subcommittee on National Parks. May 16, 2013.--Full committee business meeting; ordered reported with amendments favorably. June 27, 2013.--Reported to Senate with amendments. S. Rept. 113-57. June 27, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 111]. S.305 Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 305 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 305 To authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESFebruary 13, 2013 Mr. COCHRAN (for himself and Mr. WICKER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park. 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 `Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act'. SEC. 2. VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK. (a) Acquisition of Land- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the `Secretary') may acquire the land or any interests in land within the area identified as `Modified Core Battlefield' for the Port Gibson Unit, the Champion Hill Unit, and the Raymond Unit as generally depicted on the map entitled `Vicksburg National Military Park--Proposed Battlefield Additions', numbered 306/100986, and dated October 2010. (2) METHODS OF ACQUISITION- Land may be acquired under paragraph (1) by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, except that land owned by the State of Mississippi or any political subdivisions of the State may be acquired only by donation. (b) Availability of Map- The map described in subsection (a)(1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service. (c) Boundary Adjustment- On the acquisition of land by the Secretary under this Act-- (1) the acquired land shall be added to Vicksburg National Military Park; (2) the boundary of the Vicksburg National Military Park shall be adjusted to reflect the acquisition of the land; and (3) the acquired land shall be administered as part of the Vicksburg National Military Park in accordance with applicable laws (including regulations). (d) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.
S.304 Feb-13-13
STATUS: February 13, 2013.--Introduced March 14, 2013.--Full committee business meeting; ordered reported without amendment. (voice vote) April 22, 2013.--Reported to the Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-25 April 22, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 56] June 19, 2013.--Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. June 20, 2013.--Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. July 17, 2013.--House Subcommittee hearing held. September 10, 2013.--Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-191. September 10, 2013.--Passed in House. September 18, 2013.--Approved. Public Law No: 113-35 S.304 Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013 (Reported in Senate - RS) S 304 RS Calendar No. 56113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 304[Report No. 113-25] To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESFebruary 13, 2013 Mr. COCHRAN (for himself and Mr. WICKER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources April 22, 2013 Reported by Mr. WYDEN, without amendment A BILL To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, 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 `Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Natchez Trace Parkway, Proposed Boundary Change', numbered 604/105392, and dated November 2010. (2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (3) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Mississippi. SEC. 3. LAND CONVEYANCE. (a) Conveyance Authority- (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary shall convey to the State, by quitclaim deed and without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcels of land described in subsection (b). (2) COMPATIBLE USE- The deed of conveyance to the parcel of land that is located southeast of U.S. Route 61/84 and which is commonly known as the `bean field property' shall reserve an easement to the United States restricting the use of the parcel to only those uses which are compatible with the Natchez Trace Parkway. (b) Description of Land- The parcels of land referred to in subsection (a) are the 2 parcels totaling approximately 67 acres generally depicted as `Proposed Conveyance' on the map. (c) Availability of Map- The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service. SEC. 4. BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS. (a) Exclusion of Conveyed Land- On completion of the conveyance to the State of the land described in section 3(b), the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway shall be adjusted to exclude the conveyed land. (b) Inclusion of Additional Land- (1) IN GENERAL- Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway is adjusted to include the approximately 10 acres of land that is generally depicted as `Proposed Addition' on the map. (2) ADMINISTRATION- The land added under paragraph (1) shall be administered by the Secretary as part of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Calendar No. 56 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 304[Report No. 113-25]A BILL To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other purposes. April 22, 2013Reported without amendment
H.Res.298 Jan-15-13
STATUS: January 15, 2013.--Introduced in House. December 12, 2013.--Reported (Amended) by Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-280. April 28, 2014.--Pass in House. On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. April 29, 2014.--Referred to Senate. H.R.298 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield located in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky,... (Engrossed in House [Passed House] - EH) HR 298 EH 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 298AN ACT To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield located in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. BATTLE OF MILL SPRINGS STUDY. (a) Findings- Congress finds as follows: (1) In 1994, the Mills Springs Battlefield in Pulaski and Wayne Counties in Kentucky was designated as a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior. (2) The Battle of Mill Springs was the first significant Union victory in the western theater of the Civil War. (3) The outcome of the Battle of Mill Springs, along with Union victories at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson paved the way for a major battle at Shiloh, Tennessee. (4) In 1991, the National Park Service placed the Mill Springs Battlefield on a list of endangered battlefields, noting the impact of this battle to the course of the Civil War. (5) In 1992, the Mill Springs Battlefield Association formed, and utilizing Federal, State, and local support has managed to preserve important tracts of the battlefield, construct an interactive visitor center, and educate the public about this historic event. (6) There is strong community interest in incorporating the Mill Springs Battlefield into the National Park Service. (7) The Mill Springs Battlefield Association has expressed its desire to give the preserved battlefield as a gift to the United States. (b) Definitions- For purposes of this Act: (1) MILL SPRINGS BATTLEFIELD- The term `Mill Springs Battlefield' means the area encompassed by the National Historic Landmark designations relating to the 1862 Battle of Mill Springs located in the counties of Pulaski and Wayne in Kentucky. (2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (c) Study- Not later than 3 years from the date funds are made available, the Secretary shall conduct a special resource study to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky, and the feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System. (d) Criteria for Study- The Secretary shall conduct the study authorized by this Act in accordance with 8(b) of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-5(b)). (e) Content of Study- The study shall include an analysis of the following: (1) The significance of the Battle of Mill Springs to the outcome of the Civil War. (2) Opportunities for public education about the Civil War in Kentucky. (3) Operational issues that should be considered if the National Park System were to incorporate the Mill Springs Battlefield. (4) The feasibility of administering the Mill Springs Battlefield considering its size, configuration, and other factors, to include an annual cost estimate. (5) The economic, educational, and other impacts the inclusion of Mill Springs Battlefield into the National Park System would have on the surrounding communities in Pulaski and Wayne Counties. (6) The effect of the designation of the Mill Springs Battlefield as a unit of the National Park System on-- (A) existing commercial and recreational activities, including by not limited to hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting, and on the authorization, construction, operation, maintenance, or improvement of energy production and transmission infrastructure; and (B) the authority of State and local governments to manage those activities. (7) The identification of 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 non-Federal lands if the Mill Springs Battlefield is designated a unit of the National Park System. (f) Notification of Private Property Owners- Upon commencement of the study, owners of private property adjacent to the battlefield will be notified of the study's commencement and scope. (g) Submission of Report- Upon completion of the study, the Secretary shall submit a report on the findings of the study to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. Passed the House of Representatives April 28, 2014. Attest: Clerk. 113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 298AN ACT To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield located in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System, and for other purposes.
H.Res.291 May-07-13
STATUS: January 15, 2013.--Introduced in House. April 9, 2013.--Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-26. May 6, 2013.-- Passed in House. May 7, 2013.--Referred to Senate Committee on Eergy and Natural Resources. July 9, 2014.--Discharged by Committee by Unanimous Consent. July 9, 2014.--Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. Jully 10, 2014.--Message on Senate action sent to House. July 15, 2014.--Presented to President. July 25, 2014.--Signed by President. Public Law 113-131. H.R.291 Black Hills Cemetery Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 291 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 291IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMay 7, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To provide for the conveyance of certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. 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 `Black Hills Cemetery Act'. SEC. 2. LAND CONVEYANCES, CERTAIN CEMETERIES LOCATED IN BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST, SOUTH DAKOTA. (a) Cemetery Conveyances Required- The Secretary of Agriculture shall convey, without consideration, to the local communities in South Dakota that are currently managing and maintaining certain community cemeteries (as specified in subsection (b)) all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to-- (1) the parcels of National Forest System land containing such cemeteries; and (2) up to an additional two acres adjoining each cemetery in order to ensure the conveyances include unmarked gravesites and allow for expansion of the cemeteries. (b) Property and Recipients- The properties to be conveyed under subsection (a), and the recipients of each property, are as follows: (1) The Silver City Cemetery to the Silver City Volunteer Fire Department. (2) The Hayward Cemetery to the Hayward Volunteer Fire Department. (3) The encumbered land adjacent to the Englewood Cemetery (encompassing the cemetery entrance portal, access road, fences, 2,500 gallon reservoir and building housing such reservoir, and piping to provide sprinkling system to the cemetery) to the City of Lead. (4) The land adjacent to the Mountain Meadow Cemetery to the Mountain Meadow Cemetery Association. (5) The Roubaix Cemetery to the Roubaix Cemetery Association. (6) The Nemo Cemetery to the Nemo Cemetery Association. (7) The Galena Cemetery to the Galena Historical Society. (8) The Rockerville Cemetery to the Rockerville Community Club. (9) The Cold Springs Cemetery (including adjacent school yard and log building) to the Cold Springs Historical Society. (c) Condition of Conveyance- Each conveyance under subsection (a) shall be subject to the condition that the recipient accept the conveyed real property in its condition at the time of the conveyance. (d) Use of Land Conveyed- The lands conveyed under subsection (a) shall continue to be used in the same manner and for the same purposes as they were immediately prior to their conveyance under this Act. (e) Description of Property- The exact acreage and legal description of each parcel of real property to be conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by surveys satisfactory to the Secretary. The cost of the survey for a particular parcel shall be borne by the recipient of such parcel. (f) Additional Terms and Conditions- The Secretary may require such additional terms and conditions in connection with the conveyances under subsection (a) as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United States. Passed the House of Representatives May 6, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.