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S.159 Jan-28-13
STATUS: January 28, 2013.--Introduced. April 25, 2013.--Hearing held by Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. June 18, 2013.--Full Committee Business Meeting ordered to be reported favorably with amendments. June 18, 2013.--Referred to House Committee on Natural Resources. September 10, 2013.--Reported to the Senate with amendments. S. Rept. 113-94. September 10, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. [Calendar No. 172]. S.159 Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 159 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 159 To designate the Wovoka Wilderness and provide for certain land conveyances in Lyon County, Nevada, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 28, 2013 Mr. HELLER (for himself and Mr. REID) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To designate the Wovoka Wilderness and provide for certain land conveyances in Lyon County, 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 `Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act'. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Land conveyance to Yerington, Nevada. Sec. 3. Addition to National Wilderness Preservation System. Sec. 4. Withdrawal. Sec. 5. Native American cultural and religious uses. SEC. 2. LAND CONVEYANCE TO YERINGTON, NEVADA. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) CITY- The term `City' means the city of Yerington, Nevada. (2) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means the land located in Lyon County and Mineral County, Nevada, that is identified on the map as `City of Yerington Sustainable Development Conveyance Lands'. (3) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Yerington Land Conveyance' and dated December 19, 2012. (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (b) Conveyances of Land to City of Yerington, Nevada- (1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 180 days 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 the City, subject to the agreement of the City, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land identified on the map. (2) APPRAISAL TO DETERMINE FAIR MARKET VALUE- The Secretary shall determine the fair market value of the Federal land to be conveyed-- (A) in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); and (B) based on an appraisal that is conducted in accordance with-- (i) the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition; and (ii) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. (3) AVAILABILITY OF MAP- The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. (4) APPLICABLE LAW- Beginning on the date on which the Federal land is conveyed to the City, the development of and conduct of activities on the Federal land shall be subject to all applicable Federal laws (including regulations). (5) COSTS- As a condition of the conveyance of the Federal land under paragraph (1), the City shall pay-- (A) an amount equal to the appraised value determined in accordance with paragraph (2); and (B) all costs related to the conveyance, including all surveys, appraisals, and other administrative costs associated with the conveyance of the Federal land to the City under paragraph (1). SEC. 3. ADDITION TO NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the area designated as the Wovoka Wilderness by this section contains unique and spectacular natural resources, including-- (A) priceless habitat for numerous species of plants and wildlife; (B) thousands of acres of land that remain in a natural state; and (C) habitat important to the continued survival of the population of the greater sage grouse of western Nevada and eastern California (referred to in this section as the `Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse'); (2) continued preservation of those areas would benefit the County and all of the United States by-- (A) ensuring the conservation of ecologically diverse habitat; (B) protecting prehistoric cultural resources; (C) conserving primitive recreational resources; (D) protecting air and water quality; and (E) protecting and strengthening the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse; and (3) the Secretary of Agriculture should collaborate with the Lyon County Commission and the local community on wildfire and forest management planning and implementation with the goal of preventing catastrophic wildfire and resource damage. (b) Definitions- In this section: (1) COUNTY- The term `County' means Lyon County, Nevada. (2) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Wovoka Wilderness Area' and dated December 18, 2012. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture. (4) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Nevada. (5) WILDERNESS- The term `Wilderness' means the Wovoka Wilderness designated by subsection (c)(1). (c) Additions to National Wilderness Preservation System- (1) DESIGNATION- In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the Federal land managed by the Forest Service, as generally depicted on the Map, is designated as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to be known as the `Wovoka Wilderness'. (2) BOUNDARY- The boundary of any portion of the Wilderness that is bordered by a road shall be 150 feet from the centerline of the road. (3) MAP AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION- (A) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare a map and legal description of the Wilderness. (B) 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 and typographical errors in the map or legal description. (C) AVAILABILITY- Each map and legal description prepared under subparagraph (A) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Forest Service. (4) WITHDRAWAL- Subject to valid existing rights, the Wilderness is withdrawn from-- (A) all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (B) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (C) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials. (d) Administration- (1) MANAGEMENT- Subject to valid existing rights, the Wilderness shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), except that any reference in that Act to the effective date shall be considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act. (2) LIVESTOCK- The grazing of livestock in the Wilderness, if established before the date of enactment of this Act, shall be allowed to continue, subject to such reasonable regulations, policies, and practices as the Secretary considers to be necessary, in accordance with-- (A) section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(4)); and (B) the guidelines set forth in Appendix A of the report of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives accompanying H.R. 2570 of the 101st Congress (House Report 101-405). (3) INCORPORATION OF ACQUIRED LAND AND INTERESTS- Any land or interest in land within the boundary of the Wilderness that is acquired by the United States after the date of enactment of this Act shall be added to and administered as part of the Wilderness. (4) ADJACENT MANAGEMENT- (A) IN GENERAL- Congress does not intend for the designation of the Wilderness to create a protective perimeter or buffer zone around the Wilderness. (B) NONWILDERNESS ACTIVITIES- The fact that nonwilderness activities or uses can be seen or heard from areas within the Wilderness shall not preclude the conduct of the activities or uses outside the boundary of the Wilderness. (5) OVERFLIGHTS- Nothing in this section restricts or precludes-- (A) low-level overflights of aircraft over the Wilderness, including military overflights that can be seen or heard within the Wilderness; (B) flight testing and evaluation; or (C) the designation or creation of new units of special use airspace, or the establishment of military flight training routes, over the Wilderness. (6) WILDFIRE, INSECT, AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT- In accordance with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)), the Secretary may take any measures in the Wilderness that the Secretary determines to be necessary for the control of fire, insects, and diseases, including, as the Secretary determines to be appropriate, the coordination of the activities with a State or local agency. (7) WATER RIGHTS- (A) FINDINGS- Congress finds that-- (i) the Wilderness is located-- (I) in the semiarid region of the Great Basin; and (II) at the headwaters of the streams and rivers on land with respect to which there are few-- (aa) actual or proposed water resource facilities located upstream; and (bb) opportunities for diversion, storage, or other uses of water occurring outside the land that would adversely affect the wilderness values of the land; (ii) the Wilderness is generally not suitable for use or development of new water resource facilities; and (iii) because of the unique nature of the Wilderness, it is possible to provide for proper management and protection of the wilderness and other values of land in ways different from those used in other laws. (B) PURPOSE- The purpose of this paragraph is to protect the wilderness values of the Wilderness by means other than a federally reserved water right. (C) STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION- Nothing in this paragraph-- (i) constitutes an express or implied reservation by the United States of any water or water rights with respect to the Wilderness; (ii) affects any water rights in the State (including any water rights held by the United States) in existence on the date of enactment of this Act; (iii) establishes a precedent with regard to any future wilderness designations; (iv) affects the interpretation of, or any designation made under, any other Act; or (v) limits, alters, modifies, or amends any interstate compact or equitable apportionment decree that apportions water among and between the State and other States. (D) NEVADA WATER LAW- The Secretary shall follow the procedural and substantive requirements of State law in order to obtain and hold any water rights not in existence on the date of enactment of this Act with respect to the Wilderness. (E) NEW PROJECTS- (i) DEFINITION OF WATER RESOURCE FACILITY- (I) IN GENERAL- In this subparagraph, the term `water resource facility' means irrigation and pumping facilities, reservoirs, water conservation works, aqueducts, canals, ditches, pipelines, wells, hydropower projects, transmission and other ancillary facilities, and other water diversion, storage, and carriage structures. (II) EXCLUSION- In this subparagraph, the term `water resource facility' does not include wildlife guzzlers. (ii) RESTRICTION ON NEW WATER RESOURCE FACILITIES- (I) IN GENERAL- Except as otherwise provided in this section, on or after the date of enactment of this Act, no officer, employee, or agent of the United States shall fund, assist, authorize, or issue a license or permit for the development of any new water resource facility within the Wilderness, any portion of which is located in the County. (II) EXCEPTION- If a permittee within the Bald Mountain grazing allotment submits an application for the development of water resources for the purpose of livestock watering by the date that is 10 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue a water development permit within the non-wilderness boundaries of the Bald Mountain grazing allotment for the purposes of carrying out activities under paragraph (2). (8) NONWILDERNESS ROADS- Nothing in this Act prevents the Secretary from implementing or amending a final travel management plan. (e) Wildlife Management- (1) IN GENERAL- In accordance with section 4(d)(7) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(7)), nothing in this section affects or diminishes the jurisdiction of the State with respect to fish and wildlife management, including the regulation of hunting, fishing, and trapping, in the Wilderness. (2) MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES- In furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the Secretary may conduct any management activities in the Wilderness that are necessary to maintain or restore fish and wildlife populations and the habitats to support the populations, if the activities are carried out-- (A) consistent with relevant wilderness management plans; and (B) in accordance with-- (i) the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.); and (ii) appropriate policies, such as those set forth in Appendix B of the report of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives accompanying H.R. 2570 of the 101st Congress (House Report 101-405), including the occasional and temporary use of motorized vehicles and aircraft, if the use, as determined by the Secretary, would promote healthy, viable, and more naturally distributed wildlife populations that would enhance wilderness values with the minimal impact necessary to reasonably accomplish those tasks. (3) EXISTING ACTIVITIES- Consistent with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)) and in accordance with appropriate policies such as those set forth in Appendix B of House Report 101-405, the State may continue to use aircraft, including helicopters, to survey, capture, transplant, monitor, and provide water for wildlife populations in the Wilderness. (4) HUNTING, FISHING, AND TRAPPING- (A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may designate areas in which, and establish periods during which, for reasons of public safety, administration, or compliance with applicable laws, no hunting, fishing, or trapping will be permitted in the Wilderness. (B) CONSULTATION- Except in emergencies, the Secretary shall consult with the appropriate State agency and notify the public before making any designation under paragraph (1). (5) AGREEMENT- The State, including a designee of the State, may conduct wildlife management activities in the Wilderness-- (A) in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the cooperative agreement between the Secretary and the State entitled `Memorandum of Understanding: Intermountain Region USDA Forest Service and the Nevada Department of Wildlife State of Nevada' and signed by the designee of the State on February 6, 1984, and by the designee of the Secretary on January 24, 1984, including any amendments, appendices, or additions to the agreement agreed to by the Secretary and the State or a designee; and (B) subject to all applicable laws (including regulations). (f) Wildlife Water Development Projects- Subject to subsection (d), the Secretary shall authorize structures and facilities, including existing structures and facilities, for wildlife water development projects (including guzzlers) in the Wilderness if-- (1) the structures and facilities will, as determined by the Secretary, enhance wilderness values by promoting healthy, viable, and more naturally distributed wildlife populations; and (2) the visual impacts of the structures and facilities on the Wilderness can reasonably be minimized. SEC. 4. WITHDRAWAL. (a) Definition of Withdrawal Area- In this section, the term `Withdrawal Area' means the land administered by the Forest Service and identified as `Withdrawal Area' on the map described in section 3(b)(2). (b) Withdrawal- Subject to valid existing rights, all Federal land within the Withdrawal Area is withdrawn from all forms of-- (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral laws, geothermal leasing laws, and mineral materials laws. (c) Motorized and Mechanical Vehicles- (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (2), use of motorized and mechanical vehicles in the Withdrawal Area shall be permitted only on roads and trails designated for the use of those vehicles, unless the use of those vehicles is needed-- (A) for administrative purposes; or (B) to respond to an emergency. (2) EXCEPTION- Paragraph (1) does not apply to aircraft (including helicopters). SEC. 5. NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS USES. Nothing in this Act alters or diminishes the treaty rights of any Indian tribe.
S.157 Jan-28-13
STATUS: January 28, 2013.--Introduced. February 4, 2013.--Mr. Begich added as cosponsor. March 14, 2013.--Full committee business meeting; ordered reported without amendment. (voice vote) April 22, 2013.--Reported to the Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-19. April 22, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 50] June 19, 2013.--Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. June 20, 2013.--Received in the House. June 20, 2013.--Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. September 10, 2013.--Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-192. September 10, 2013.--Passed in House by voice vote. September 18, 2013.--Approved. Public Law No: 113-33. S.157 Denali National Park Improvement Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 157 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 157 To provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 28, 2013 Ms. MURKOWSKI introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska, 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 `Denali National Park Improvement Act'. SEC. 2. KANTISHNA HILLS MICROHYDRO PROJECT; LAND EXCHANGE. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) APPURTENANCE- The term `appurtenance' includes-- (A) transmission lines; (B) distribution lines; (C) signs; (D) buried communication lines; (E) necessary access routes for microhydro project construction, operation, and maintenance; and (F) electric cables. (2) KANTISHNA HILLS AREA- The term `Kantishna Hills area' means the area of the Park located within 2 miles of Moose Creek, as depicted on the map. (3) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Kantishna Hills Micro-Hydro Area', numbered 184/80,276, and dated August 27, 2010. (4) MICROHYDRO PROJECT- (A) IN GENERAL- The term `microhydro project' means a hydroelectric power generating facility with a maximum power generation capability of 100 kilowatts. (B) INCLUSIONS- The term `microhydro project' includes-- (i) intake pipelines, including the intake pipeline located on Eureka Creek, approximately 1/2 mile upstream from the Park Road, as depicted on the map; (ii) each system appurtenance of the microhydro projects; and (iii) any distribution or transmission lines required to serve the Kantishna Hills area. (5) PARK- The term `Park' means the Denali National Park and Preserve. (6) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (b) Permits for Microhydro Projects- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may issue permits for microhydro projects in the Kantishna Hills area. (2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS- Each permit under paragraph (1) shall be-- (A) issued in accordance with such terms and conditions as are generally applicable to rights-of-way within units of the National Park System; and (B) subject to such other terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be necessary. (3) COMPLETION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS- Not later than 180 days after the date on which an applicant submits an application for the issuance of a permit under this subsection, the Secretary shall complete any analysis required by the National Environment Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) of any proposed or existing microhydro projects located in the Kantishna Hills area. (c) Land Exchange- (1) IN GENERAL- For the purpose of consolidating ownership of Park and Doyon Tourism, Inc. lands, including those lands affected solely by the Doyon Tourism microhydro project, and subject to paragraph (4), the Secretary may exchange Park land near or adjacent to land owned by Doyon Tourism, Inc., located at the mouth of Eureka Creek in sec. 13, T.16 S., R. 18 W., Fairbanks Meridian, for approximately 18 acres of land owned by Doyon Tourism, Inc., within the Galena patented mining claim. (2) MAP AVAILABILITY- The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service. (3) TIMING- The Secretary shall seek to complete the exchange under this subsection by not later than February 1, 2015. (4) APPLICABLE LAWS; TERMS AND CONDITIONS- The exchange under this subsection shall be subject to-- (A) the laws (including regulations) and policies applicable to exchanges of land administered by the National Park Service, including the laws and policies concerning land appraisals, equalization of values, and environmental compliance; and (B) such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be necessary. (5) EQUALIZATION OF VALUES- If the tracts proposed for exchange under this subsection are determined not to be equal in value, an equalization of values may be achieved by adjusting the quantity of acres described in paragraph (1). (6) ADMINISTRATION- The land acquired by the Secretary pursuant to the exchange under this subsection shall be administered as part of the Park. SEC. 3. DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE NATURAL GAS PIPELINE. (a) Definitions- In this section: (1) APPURTENANCE- (A) IN GENERAL- The term `appurtenance' includes cathodic protection or test stations, valves, signage, and buried communication and electric cables relating to the operation of high-pressure natural gas transmission. (B) EXCLUSIONS- The term `appurtenance' does not include compressor stations. (2) PARK- The term `Park' means the Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (b) Permit- The Secretary may issue right-of-way permits for-- (1) a high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline (including appurtenances) in nonwilderness areas within the boundary of Denali National Park within, along, or near the approximately 7-mile segment of the George Parks Highway that runs through the Park; and (2) any distribution and transmission pipelines and appurtenances that the Secretary determines to be necessary to provide natural gas supply to the Park. (c) Terms and Conditions- A permit authorized under subsection (b)-- (1) may be issued only-- (A) if the permit is consistent with the laws (including regulations) generally applicable to utility rights-of-way within units of the National Park System; (B) in accordance with section 1106(a) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3166(a)); and (C) if, following an appropriate analysis prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the route of the right-of-way is the route through the Park with the least adverse environmental effects for the Park; and (2) shall be subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be necessary. SEC. 4. DESIGNATION OF THE WALTER HARPER TALKEETNA RANGER STATION. (a) Designation- The Talkeetna Ranger Station located on B Street in Talkeetna, Alaska, approximately 100 miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park, shall be known and designated as the `Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station'. (b) References- Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the Talkeetna Ranger Station referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the `Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station'.
S.156 Jan-28-13
Status: January 28, 2013.--Introduced. January 30, 2013.--Mr. Begich added as cosponsor. April 23, 2013.--Hearing by Subcommittee on National Parks held. May 16, 2013.--Reported to the Senate with an amendment favorably. June 27, 2013.--Reported to Senate with an amendment. S. Rept. 113-51. June 27, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 105]. S.156 Huna Tlingit Traditional Gull Egg Use Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 156 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 156 To allow for the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 28, 2013 Ms. MURKOWSKI introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To allow for the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Huna Tlingit Traditional Gull Egg Use Act'. SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR COLLECTION OF GULL EGGS. (a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior may allow the collection of the eggs of glaucous-winged gulls ( Larus glaucescens ) not more frequently than twice each calendar year at up to 5 locations within Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska by members of the Hoonah Indian Association. (b) Conditions- The Secretary of the Interior shall establish harvest schedules and locations and any other terms and conditions the Secretary determines to be necessary, based on an annual harvest plan to be prepared jointly by the Secretary and the Hoonah Indian Association.
S.155 Jan-28-13
Status: January 28, 2013.--Introduced. April 23, 2013.--Hearing by Subcommittee on National Parks. June 18, 2013.--Full committee business meeting. Ordered reported without amendment. September 10, 2013.--Reported to the Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-93. September 10, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 171]. S.155 To designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Denali. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 155 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 155 To designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Denali. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 28, 2013 Ms. MURKOWSKI introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Denali. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF DENALI IN THE STATE OF ALASKA. (a) In General- The mountain located at 63« 04 031' 12" N, by 151« 00 031' 18" W, in the State of Alaska shall be known and designated as `Denali'. (b) References- Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the mountain described in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to `Denali'.
S.130 Jan-24-13
STATUS: January 24, 2013.--Introduced. March 14, 2013.--Full committee business meeting; ordered reported without amendment. (voice vote) March 22, 2013.--Reported to the Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-18 April 22, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 49] June 20, 2013.--Referred to House Committee on Natural Resources. July 19, 2013.--House Subcommittee Hearing held. July 24, 2013.--Hearing held by Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environment; Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held; ordered reported by unanimous consent. September 10, 2013.--Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-190. Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 137. September 10, 2013.--On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 1 (Roll no. 452). September 18, 2013.--Approved. Public Law No: 113-32. S.130 Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act (Reported in Senate - RS) S 130 RS Calendar No. 49113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 130[Report No. 113-18] To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 24 (legislative day, January 3), 2013 Mr. ENZI (for himself and Mr. BARRASSO) 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 require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming. 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 `Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) DISTRICT- The term `District' means the Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming. (2) MAP- The term `map' means the map entitled `Powell, Wyoming Land Conveyance Act' and dated May 12, 2011. SEC. 3. CONVEYANCE OF LAND TO THE POWELL RECREATION DISTRICT. (a) In General- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary shall convey to the District, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the land described in subsection (b). (b) Description of Land- The land referred to in subsection (a) consists of approximately 322 acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Wind River District, Wyoming, as generally depicted on the map as `Powell Gun Club'. (c) 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. (d) Use of Conveyed Land- The land conveyed under this section shall be used only-- (1) as a shooting range; or (2) for 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.). (e) Administrative Costs- The Secretary shall require the District to pay all 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 (b). (f) Reversion- If the land conveyed under this section ceases to be used for a public purpose in accordance with subsection (d), the land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States. (g) Conditions- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the District shall agree in writing-- (1) to pay any administrative costs associated with the conveyance including the costs of any environmental, wildlife, cultural, or historical resources studies; and (2) to release and indemnify the United States from any claims or liabilities that may arise from uses carried out on the land described in subsection (b) on or before the date of enactment of this Act by the United States or any person. Calendar No. 49 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 130[Report No. 113-18]A BILL To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming. April 22, 2013Reported without amendment
S.112 Jan-03-13
STATUS: January 23, 2013.--Introduced. April 22, 2013.--Reported to the Senate without amendment. S.Rept. 113-17 April 22, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 48] June 19, 2103.--Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. June 20, 2013.--Referred to House Committee on Natural Resources. S.112 Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act (Reported in Senate - RS) S 112 RS Calendar No. 48113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 112[Report No. 113-17] To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 23 (legislative day, January 3), 2013 Mrs. MURRAY (for herself and Ms. CANTWELL) 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 expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act'. SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF ALPINE LAKES WILDERNESS. (a) In General- There is designated as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System certain Federal land in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the State of Washington comprising approximately 22,173 acres that is within the Proposed Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions Boundary, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Proposed Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions' and dated December 3, 2009, which is incorporated in and shall be considered to be a part of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. (b) Administration- (1) MANAGEMENT- Subject to valid existing rights, the land designated as wilderness by subsection (a) shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this section as the `Secretary'), in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), except that any reference in that Act to the effective date of that Act shall be considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act. (2) MAP AND DESCRIPTION- (A) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and a legal description of the land designated as wilderness by subsection (a) with-- (i) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives; and (ii) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. (B) FORCE OF LAW- A map and legal description filed under subparagraph (A) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct minor errors in the map and legal description. (C) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- The map and legal description filed under subparagraph (A) shall be filed and made available for public inspection in the appropriate office of the Forest Service. (c) Incorporation of Acquired Land and Interests in Land- Any land or interests in land within the Proposed Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions Boundary, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Proposed Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions' and dated December 3, 2009, that is acquired by the United States shall-- (1) become part of the wilderness area; and (2) be managed in accordance with subsection (b)(1). SEC. 3. WILD AND SCENIC RIVER DESIGNATIONS. Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(208) MIDDLE FORK SNOQUALMIE, WASHINGTON- The 27.4-mile segment from the headwaters of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River near La Bohn Gap in NE 1/4 sec. 20, T. 24 N., R. 13 E., to the northern boundary of sec. 11, T. 23 N., R. 9 E., to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in the following classifications: `(A) The approximately 6.4-mile segment from the headwaters of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River near La Bohn Gap in NE 1/4 sec. 20, T. 24 N., R. 13 E., to the west section line of sec. 3, T. 23 N., R. 12 E., as a wild river. `(B) The approximately 21-mile segment from the west section line of sec. 3, T. 23 N., R. 12 E., to the northern boundary of sec. 11, T. 23 N., R. 9 E., as a scenic river. `(209) PRATT RIVER, WASHINGTON- The entirety of the Pratt River in the State of Washington, located in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture as a wild river.'. Calendar No. 48 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 112[Report No. 113-17]A BILL To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. April 22, 2013Reported without amendment
S.104 Jan-03-13
STATUS: January 23, 2013.--Introduced. June 4, 2013.--Mr. Crapo added as cosponsor. June 13, 2013.--Mr. Risch added as cosponsor. S.104 National Monuments Act of 2011 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 104 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 104 To provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 23 (legislative day, January 3), 2013 Mr. VITTER introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments. 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 Monuments Act of 2011'. SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS. The Act of June 8, 1906 (16 U.S.C. 431 et seq.), is amended-- (1) in section 2 (16 U.S.C. 431), by striking `sec. 2. That the' and inserting the following: `SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS. `After obtaining congressional approval of the proposed national monument and certifying compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) with respect to the proposed national monument, the'; and (2) by adding at the end the following: `SEC. 5. RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC USE. `The Secretary of the Interior shall not implement any restrictions on the public use of a national monument until the expiration of an appropriate review period (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) providing for public input and congressional approval.'.
S.103 Jan-03-13
STATUS: January 23, 2013.--Introduced. January 23, 2013.--Ms. Mikulski added as cosponsor. S.103 Thurgood Marshall's Elementary School Study Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 103 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 103 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of P.S. 103 in West Baltimore, Maryland and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 23 (legislative day, January 3), 2013 Mr. CARDIN (for himself and Ms. MIKULSKI) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of P.S. 103 in West Baltimore, Maryland and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Thurgood Marshall's Elementary School Study Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) STUDY AREA- The term `study area' means P.S. 103, the public school located in West Baltimore, Maryland, which Thurgood Marshall attended as a youth. SEC. 3. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY. (a) Study- The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the study area. (b) Contents- In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall-- (1) evaluate the national significance of the study area; (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System; (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the study area by the Federal Government, State or local government entities, or private and nonprofit organizations; (4) consult with interested Federal agencies, State or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or any other interested individuals; (5) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives; and (6) identify any authorities that would compel or permit the Secretary to influence local land use decisions under the alternatives. (c) Applicable Law- The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 8 of the National Park System General Authorities Act (16 U.S.C. 1a-5). (d) Report- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available to carry out the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report that describes-- (1) the results of the study; and (2) any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.
S.96 Jan-03-13
STATUS: January 23, 2013.--Introduced. S.96 Rigs to Reefs Habitat Protection Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 96 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 96 To authorize the use of certain offshore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico for artificial reefs, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 23 (legislative day, January 3), 2013 Mr. VITTER introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the use of certain offshore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico for artificial reefs, 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 `Rigs to Reefs Habitat Protection Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) DECOMMISSIONING- The term `decommissioning' includes the flushing, plugging, and cementing of a platform. (2) FUND- The term `Fund' means the Reef Maintenance Fund established by section 3(h)(1). (3) NOTICE- The term `Notice' means the notice to lessees numbered 2010-G05, entitled `Notice to Lessees and Operators of Federal Oil and Gas Leases and Pipeline Right-of-Way Holders in the Outer Continental Shelf, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region', and issued September 15, 2010. (4) PLATFORM- The term `platform' means an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico that, as determined by the Secretary-- (A) is no longer useful for operations, as defined in the Notice; and (B) has become critical for marine fisheries habitat. (5) PROGRAM- The term `Program' means the artificial reef program authorized under the National Fishing Enhancement Act of 1984 (33 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.). (6) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 3. USE OF CERTAIN OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PLATFORMS FOR ARTIFICIAL REEFS. (a) Assessment- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall conduct an assessment of each of the platforms-- (1) to determine whether there are coral populations or other protected species in the vicinity of the platform; and (2) to identify any species in the vicinity of the platform that have recreational or commercial value. (b) Prohibition of Removal- (1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding the Notice, no platforms shall be removed in accordance with the Notice until the date on which the Secretary has completed assessments of each of the platforms under subsection (a). (2) SUSPENSION OF DECOMMISSIONING- If, during an assessment conducted under subsection (a), the Secretary determines that there is a substantial reef ecosystem in the vicinity of the platform, the decommissioning of the platform under the Notice shall be placed on hold until such time as the Secretary determines that decommissioning the platform would not harm the reef ecosystem. (c) Exemption From Certain Requirements- The requirement in the Notice that a lessee remove a platform as soon as possible, but not later than 5 years after the effective date of the Notice or within 5 years of the platform, meeting the definition of no longer useful for operations, whichever is later, shall not apply to a lessee that-- (1) commits to entering the platform in the Program; and (2) demonstrates the commitment described in paragraph (1) by initiating discussions with applicable States regarding potential sites for the artificial reef. (d) Reefing in Place- A lessee may, as appropriate, provide for reefing in place under the Program. (e) State Programs- (1) IN GENERAL- A State that has a State rig-to-reef program may enter into an agreement with any appropriate entities to assume liability in Federal water for a structure covered by the State program. (2) MAINTENANCE- Notwithstanding an agreement entered into under paragraph (1), the operator of the covered structure shall remain responsible for maintaining the covered structure. (f) Removal of Top Decks- Under the Program, top decks of a rig may be removed, down to water surface level, if appropriate identifying markers are used to protect navigation. (g) Maintenance and Financial Requirements- As a condition of inclusion in the Program, the owner of a rig enrolled in the Program shall be required to-- (1) maintain an anode system for the rig; and (2) pay into the Fund an amount equal to 50 percent of the estimated costs associated with the removal of the platform that the owner would have been responsible for if the owner had not participated in the Program, as determined by the Secretary. (h) Reef Maintenance Fund- (1) ESTABLISHMENT- There is established in the Treasury of the United States a fund to be known as the `Reef Maintenance Fund', to be administered by the Secretary, to be available without fiscal year limitation and not subject to appropriation, for the maintenance of artificial reefs established under the Program. (2) TRANSFERS TO FUND- The Fund shall consist of such amounts deposited in the Fund under subsection (g)(2). (3) PROHIBITION- Amounts in the Fund may not be made available for any purpose other than a purpose described in paragraph (1). (4) ANNUAL REPORTS- (A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 60 days after the end of each fiscal year beginning with fiscal year 2013, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives a report on the operation of the Fund during the fiscal year. (B) CONTENTS- Each report shall include, for the fiscal year covered by the report, the following: (i) A statement of the amounts deposited into the Fund. (ii) A description of the expenditures made from the Fund for the fiscal year, including the purpose of the expenditures. (iii) Recommendations for additional authorities to fulfill the purpose of the Fund. (iv) A statement of the balance remaining in the Fund at the end of the fiscal year.
S.61 Jan-22-13
STATUS: January 22, 2013.--Introduced. S.61 California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 61 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 61 To include the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 22 (legislative day, January 3), 2013 Mrs. BOXER (for herself and Mrs. FEINSTEIN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To include the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a part of the National Landscape Conservation 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; DEFINITIONS. (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2013'. (b) Definitions- In this Act: (1) MAP- The term `map' means the map created by the Bureau of Land Management, entitled `California Coastal National Monument Addition' and dated September 15, 2012. (2) MONUMENT- The term `Monument' means the California Coastal National Monument established by Presidential Proclamation 7264. (3) POINT ARENA-STORNETTA PUBLIC LANDS- The term `Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands' means the Federal land comprising approximately 1,255 acres in Mendocino County, California, as generally depicted on the map. (4) PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION 7264- The term `Presidential Proclamation 7264' means Presidential Proclamation Number 7264, dated January 11, 2000 (65 Fed. Reg. 2821). (5) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 2. FINDINGS; PURPOSE. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands contain significant natural resources, including important wildlife habitat, several riparian corridors, extensive wetlands, ponds and other water sources, cypress groves, meadows, and sand dunes that should be preserved for present and future generations; (2) the ocean and coastal ecosystems adjacent to the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands are internationally recognized as significant centers of coastal upwelling that support the diverse, abundant, and productive marine ecosystems and wildlife underlying the local economy and identity of coastal communities; (3) the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands tell an important story about the coastal prehistory and history of California in the context of the surrounding region and communities; (4) the coastal area surrounding the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands was traditionally used by Indian people, including the Pomo Indian tribes; (5) the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands are historically associated with adjacent land managed for the enjoyment of current and future generations, including the Arena Rock Marine Natural Preserve, and Manchester Beach State Park; (6) the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands represent a model partnership where future management can be successfully accomplished among the Federal Government, State of California, Mendocino County, local communities, and private groups; (7) permanent protection of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands will provide important economic benefits to surrounding communities, and has broad public support; (8) the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands would make a significant addition to the California Coastal National Monument and National Landscape Conservation System administered by the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior; and (9) statutory protection is necessary to ensure that the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands remain a part of the historical, cultural, and natural heritage of the United States and a source of inspiration for the people of the United States. (b) Purpose- The purpose of this Act is to protect, conserve, and enhance for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the unique and nationally important historical, natural, cultural, scientific, educational, scenic, and recreational values of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, while allowing certain recreational and research activities to continue. SEC. 3. EXPANSION OF CALIFORNIA COASTAL NATIONAL MONUMENT. (a) In General- The boundary of the Monument established by Presidential Proclamation 7264 is expanded to include the Federal land shown on the map. (b) Map and Legal Description- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives a map and boundary description of land added to the Monument by this Act. (2) FORCE AND EFFECT- The map and boundary description filed under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct any minor errors in the map and boundary descriptions. (3) AVAILABILITY OF MAP AND BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION- The map and boundary description filed under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. SEC. 4. ADMINISTRATION. (a) In General- The Secretary shall manage the land added to the Monument by this Act-- (1) as a part of the Monument; and (2) in accordance with Presidential Proclamation 7264. (b) Management Plan- (1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall finalize an amendment to the Monument management plan for the long-term protection and management of the land added to the Monument by this Act. (2) REQUIREMENTS- The plan amendment shall-- (A) be developed with an opportunity for full public participation; and (B) describe the appropriate uses and management of the land consistent with this Act. (c) Motorized and Mechanized Transport- Except as needed for emergency or authorized administrative purposes, the use of motorized and mechanized vehicles in the Monument shall be permitted only on roads and trails designated for that use. (d) Incorporation of Land and Interests- (1) AUTHORITY- The Secretary may acquire non-Federal land or interests in land within or adjacent to the land added to the Monument by this Act only through exchange, donation, or purchase from a willing seller. (2) MANAGEMENT- Any land or interests in land within or adjacent to the land added to the Monument by this Act acquired by the United States after the date of enactment of this Act shall be added to and administered as part of the Monument. (e) Overflights- Nothing in this Act-- (1) restricts or precludes overflights, including low-level overflights or military, commercial, and general aviation overflights that can be seen or heard within the land added to the Monument by this Act; (2) restricts or precludes the designation or creation of new units of special use airspace or the establishment of military flight training routes over the land added to the Monument by this Act; or (3) modifies regulations governing low-level overflights above the adjacent Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. (f) Law Enforcement- Nothing in this Act effects the law enforcement authorities of the Department of Homeland Security. (g) Native American Uses- Nothing in this Act enlarges, diminishes, or modifies the rights of any Indian tribe or Indian religious community. (h) Buffer Zones- (1) IN GENERAL- The expansion of the Monument is not intended to lead to the establishment of protective perimeters or buffer zones around the land included in the Monument by this Act. (2) ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE MONUMENT- The fact that activities outside the Monument can be seen or heard within the land added to the Monument by this Act shall not, of itself, preclude those activities or uses up to the boundary of the Monument. (i) Grazing- Nothing in this Act affects the grazing of livestock within the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. (j) National Landscape Conservation System- The Secretary shall manage the Monument as part of the National Landscape Conservation System.