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S.211 Feb-04-13
STATUS: February 4, 2013.-- Introduced. April 16, 2013.--Hearing held by Subcommittee on Water & Power. May 16, 2013.--Reported to the Senate without amendment favorably. June 27, 2013.--Reported to Senate without amendment. S. Rept. 113-52. June 27, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 106]. S.211 To amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and for other purposes. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 211 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 211 To amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESFebruary 4, 2013 Mr. HATCH (for himself and Mr. LEE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, 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. CLARIFYING CERTAIN PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS IN PROVO RIVER PROJECT TRANSFER ACT. (a) Pleasant Grove Property- Section 2(4)(A) of the Provo River Project Transfer Act (Public Law 108-382; 118 Stat. 2212) is amended by striking `of enactment of this Act' and inserting `on which the parcel is conveyed under section 3(a)(2)'. (b) Provo Reservoir Canal- Section 2(5) of the Provo River Project Transfer Act (Public Law 108-382; 118 Stat. 2212) is amended-- (1) by striking `canal, and any associated land, rights-of-way, and facilities' and inserting `water conveyance facility historically known as the Provo Reservoir Canal and all associated bridges, fixtures, structures, facilities, lands, interests in land, and rights-of-way held,'; (2) by inserting `and forebay' after `Diversion Dam'; (3) by inserting `near the Jordan Narrows to the point where water is discharged to the Welby-Jacob Canal and the Utah Lake Distributing Canal' after `Penstock'; and (4) by striking `of enactment of this Act' and inserting `on which the Provo Reservoir Canal is conveyed under section 3(a)(1)'.
S.199 Jan-31-13
STATUS: January 31, 2013: Introduced. S.199 Alaska Adjacent Zone Safe Oil Transport and Revenue Sharing Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 199 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 199 To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require that oil produced from Federal leases in certain Arctic waters be transported by pipeline to onshore facilities and to provide for the sharing of certain outer Continental Shelf revenues from areas in the Alaska Adjacent Zone. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 31, 2013 Mr. BEGICH introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require that oil produced from Federal leases in certain Arctic waters be transported by pipeline to onshore facilities and to provide for the sharing of certain outer Continental Shelf revenues from areas in the Alaska Adjacent Zone. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Alaska Adjacent Zone Safe Oil Transport and Revenue Sharing Act'. SEC. 2. PRODUCTION OF OIL FROM CERTAIN ARCTIC OFFSHORE LEASES. Section 5 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1334) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(k) Oil Transportation in Arctic Waters- The Secretary shall-- `(1) require that oil produced from Federal leases in Arctic waters in the Chukchi Sea planning area, Beaufort Sea planning area, or Hope Basin planning area be transported by pipeline to onshore facilities; and `(2) provide for, and issue appropriate permits for, the transportation of oil from Federal leases in Arctic waters in preproduction phases (including exploration) by means other than pipeline.'. SEC. 3. REVENUE SHARING FROM AREAS IN ALASKA ADJACENT ZONE. Section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(i) Revenue Sharing From Areas in Alaska Adjacent Zone- `(1) DEFINITIONS- In this subsection: `(A) COASTAL POLITICAL SUBDIVISION- The term `coastal political subdivision' means a county-equivalent subdivision of the State all or part of which-- `(i) lies within the coastal zone (as defined in section 304 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1453)); and `(ii) the closest point of which is not more than 300 statute miles from the geographical center of any leased tract. `(B) DISTANCE- The term `distance' means minimum great circle distance. `(C) INDIAN TRIBE- The term `Indian tribe' means an Alaska Native entity recognized and eligible to receive services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the headquarters of which is located within 300 miles of the geographical center of a leased tract. `(D) LEASED TRACT- The term `leased tract' means a tract leased under this Act for the purpose of drilling for, developing, and producing oil or natural gas resources. `(E) RENEWABLE ENERGY- The term `renewable energy' means solar, wind, ocean, current, wave, tidal, or geothermal energy. `(F) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Alaska. `(2) REVENUE SHARING- Subject to paragraphs (3), (4), and (5), effective beginning on the date of enactment of this subsection, the State shall, without further appropriation or action, receive 37.5 percent of all revenues derived from all rentals, royalties, bonus bids, and other sums due and payable to the United States from energy development in any area of the Alaska Adjacent Zone, including from all sources of renewable energy leased, developed, or produced in any area in the Alaska Adjacent Zone. `(3) ALLOCATION AMONG COASTAL POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall pay 25 percent of any allocable share of the State, as determined under paragraph (2), directly to coastal political subdivisions. `(B) ALLOCATION- `(i) IN GENERAL- For each leased tract used to calculate the allocation of the State, the Secretary shall pay the coastal political subdivisions within 300 miles of the geographical center of the leased tract based on the relative distance of the coastal political subdivisions from the leased tract in accordance with this subparagraph. `(ii) DISTANCES- For each coastal political subdivision, the Secretary shall determine the distance between the point on the coastal political subdivision coastline closest to the geographical center of the leased tract and the geographical center of the tract. `(iii) PAYMENTS- The Secretary shall divide and allocate the qualified outer Continental Shelf revenues derived from the leased tract among coastal political subdivisions in amounts that are inversely proportional to the applicable distances determined under clause (ii). `(4) ALLOCATION AMONG REGIONAL CORPORATIONS- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall pay 25 percent of any allocable share of the State, as determined under this subsection, directly to certain Regional Corporations established under section 7(a) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1606(a)). `(B) ALLOCATION- `(i) IN GENERAL- For each leased tract used to calculate the allocation of the State, the Secretary shall pay the Regional Corporations, after determining those Native villages within the region of the Regional Corporation which are within 300 miles of the geographical center of the leased tract based on the relative distance of such villages from the leased tract, in accordance with this paragraph. `(ii) DISTANCES- For each such village, the Secretary shall determine the distance between the point in the village closest to the geographical center of the leased tract and the geographical center of the tract. `(iii) PAYMENTS- The Secretary shall divide and allocate the qualified outer Continental Shelf revenues derived from the leased tract among the qualifying Regional Corporations in amounts that are inversely proportional to the distances of all of the Native villages within each qualifying region. `(iv) REVENUES- All revenues received by each Regional Corporation under clause (iii) shall be-- `(I) treated by the Regional Corporation as revenue subject to the distribution requirements of section 7(i)(1)(A) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1606(i)(1)(A)); and `(II) divided annually by the Regional Corporation among all 12 Regional Corporations in accordance with section 7(i) of that Act. `(v) FURTHER DISTRIBUTION TO VILLAGE CORPORATIONS- A Regional Corporation receiving revenues under clause (iii) or (iv)(II) shall further distribute 50 percent of the revenues received to the Village Corporations in the region and the class of stockholders who are not residents of those villages in accordance with section 7(j) of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1606(j)). `(5) ALLOCATION AMONG INDIAN TRIBES- `(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall pay 10 percent of any allocable share of the State, as determined under this subsection, directly to Indian tribes. `(B) ALLOCATION- `(i) IN GENERAL- For each leased tract used to calculate the allocation of the State, the Secretary shall pay Indian tribes based on the relative distance of the headquarters of the Indian tribes from the leased tract, in accordance with this subparagraph. `(ii) DISTANCES- For each Indian tribe, the Secretary shall determine the distance between the location of the headquarters of the Indian tribe and the geographical center of the tract. `(iii) PAYMENTS- The Secretary shall divide and allocate the qualified outer Continental Shelf revenues derived from the leased tract among the Indian tribes in amounts that are inversely proportional to the distances described in clause (ii). `(6) CONSERVATION ROYALTY- After making distributions under paragraph (2) and section 31, the Secretary shall, without further appropriation or action, distribute a conservation royalty equal to 15 percent of Federal royalty revenues derived from an area leased under this subsection from all areas leased under this subsection for any year, into the land and water conservation fund established under section 2 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460 l -5) to provide financial assistance to States under section 6 of that Act (16 U.S.C. 460 l -8). `(7) DEFICIT REDUCTION- After making distributions in accordance with paragraph (2) and in accordance with section 31, the Secretary shall, without further appropriation or action, distribute an amount equal to 7.5 percent of Federal royalty revenues derived from an area leased under this subsection from all areas leased under this subsection for any year, into direct Federal deficit reduction.'. SEC. 4. IMPOSITION OF EXCISE TAX ON BITUMEN TRANSPORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES. (a) In General- Subsection (a) of section 4612 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `and natural gasoline' and inserting `, natural gasoline, and bitumen', and (2) by inserting at the end the following new paragraph: `(10) BITUMEN- The term `bitumen' includes diluted bitumen, bituminous mixtures, or any oil manufactured from bitumen or a bituminous mixture.'. (b) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply to oil and petroleum products received or entered after December 31, 2013.
S.182 Jan-30-13
Status: January 30, 2013.--Introduced. December 10, 2014.--Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-289. December 10, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 629]. S.182 Anchorage Land Conveyance Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 182 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 182 To provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Anchorage, Alaska, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversion interest to the City. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 30, 2013 Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. BEGICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Anchorage, Alaska, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversion interest to the City. 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 `Anchorage Land Conveyance Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) CITY- The term `City' means the city of Anchorage, Alaska. (2) NON-FEDERAL LAND- The term `non-Federal land' means certain parcels of land located in the City and owned by the City, which are more particularly described as follows: (A) Block 42, Original Townsite of Anchorage, Anchorage Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, consisting of approximately 1.93 acres, commonly known as the Egan Center, Petrovich Park, and Old City Hall. (B) Lots 9, 10, and 11, Block 66, Original Townsite of Anchorage, Anchorage Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, consisting of approximately 0.48 acres, commonly known as the parking lot at 7th Avenue and I Street. (C) Lot 13, Block 15, Original Townsite of Anchorage, Anchorage Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, consisting of approximately 0.24 acres, an unimproved vacant lot located at H Street and Christensen Drive. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 3. CONVEYANCE OF REVERSIONARY INTERESTS, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. (a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall convey to the City, without consideration, the reversionary interests of the United States in and to the non-Federal land for the purpose of unencumbering the title to the non-Federal land to enable economic development of the non-Federal land. (b) Legal Descriptions- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the exact legal descriptions of the non-Federal land shall be determined in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary. (c) Additional Terms and Conditions- The Secretary may require such additional terms and conditions to the conveyance under subsection (a) as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United States. (d) Costs- The City shall pay all costs associated with the conveyance under subsection (a), including the costs of any surveys, recording costs, and other reasonable costs.
S.181 Jan-30-13
Status: January 30, 2013.--Introduced. S.181 Niblack and Bokan Mountain Mining Area Roads Authorization Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 181 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 181 To authorize the establishment of the Niblack and Bokan Mountain mining area road corridors in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 30, 2013 Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. BEGICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To authorize the establishment of the Niblack and Bokan Mountain mining area road corridors 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 `Niblack and Bokan Mountain Mining Area Roads Authorization Act'. SEC. 2. NIBLACK AND BOKAN MOUNTAIN MINING AREA ROAD CORRIDORS. (a) Establishment- Notwithstanding any prohibition against road construction in inventoried roadless areas under the Roadless Area Conservation Rule established under part 294 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (and successor regulations), not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, shall, for purposes of connecting the Prince of Wales Island road system in the State of Alaska to the area of the Niblack and Bokan Mountain patented mineral claims on the southeast side of Prince of Wales Island, establish-- (1) a road corridor that follows 1 of the 2 routes identified as `Niblack Route 1' or `Niblack Route 2' on the map entitled `Road to Niblack Mine and Bokan Mountain Route Extension', numbered 1, and dated June 21, 2012; and (2) a road corridor to the Bokan Mountain mine that branches off the Niblack Mine road corridor established under paragraph (1). (b) Requirements- A road corridor established under subsection (a) shall-- (1) minimize the economic costs of the road corridor by using, to the maximum extent practicable, the road network in existence on the date of the establishment; (2) minimize effects of the road corridor on surface resources; (3) prevent unnecessary or unreasonable surface disturbance; and (4) comply with all applicable laws (including regulations). (c) Cooperating Agencies- The State of Alaska and the Prince of Wales Community Advisory Council may participate as cooperating agencies during the preparation of any environmental impact statement prepared with respect to a road corridor under subsection (a). (d) Federal Permits- It is the intent of Congress that any Federal permit required for construction of a road corridor established under subsection (a) be issued or denied by the date that is not later than 1 year after the date of application for the permit.
S.176 Jan-29-13
STATUS: January 29, 2013.--Introduced. S.176 To reject the final 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for fiscal years 2013 through 2018 of the Administration and replace the plan with a 5-year plan that... (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 176 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 176 To reject the final 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for fiscal years 2013 through 2018 of the Administration and replace the plan with a 5-year plan that is more in line with the energy and economic needs of the United States. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 29, 2013 Mr. VITTER (for himself, Mr. CORNYN, and Mr. SESSIONS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To reject the final 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for fiscal years 2013 through 2018 of the Administration and replace the plan with a 5-year plan that is more in line with the energy and economic needs of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF LEASING PROGRAM. (a) In General- Subject to subsection (c), the Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2010-2015 issued by the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the `Secretary') under section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) shall be considered to be the final oil and gas leasing program under that section for the period of fiscal years 2013 through 2018. (b) Final Environmental Impact Statement- The Secretary is considered to have issued a final environmental impact statement for the program applicable to the period described in subsection (a) in accordance with all requirements under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)). (c) Exceptions- Lease Sales 214, 232, and 239 shall not be included in the final oil and gas leasing program for the period of fiscal years 2013 through 2018. (d) Eastern Gulf of Mexico Not Included- Nothing in this section affects restrictions on oil and gas leasing under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. 1331 note; Public Law 109-432).
S.170 Jan-29-13
Status: January 29, 2013.--Introduced. January 29, 2013.--Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. January 30, 2013.--Mr. Barrasso added as cosponsor. February 25, 2013.--Mr. Porman and Mr. Enzi added as cosponsors. February 27, 2013.--Mr. Risch added as cosponsor. March 12, 2013.--Mr. Crapo added as cosponsor. April 22, 2013.--Mr. Thune added as cosponsor. May 15, 2013.--Mr. Vitter added as cosponsor. May 20, 2013.--Mr. Hoeven and Mr. Heller added as cosponsors. June 17, 2013.--Mr. Flake added as cosponsor. March 24, 2014.--Mrs. Collins added as cosponsor. July 9, 2014.--Mr. Inhofe added as cosponsor. July 16, 2014.--Mr. Moran added as cosponsor. S.170 Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 170 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 170 To recognize the heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and recreational shooting on Federal public land and ensure continued opportunities for those activities. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 29, 2013 Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. MANCHIN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To recognize the heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and recreational shooting on Federal public land and ensure continued opportunities for those activities. 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 `Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND- (A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the term `Federal public land' means any land or water that is-- (i) owned by the United States; and (ii) managed by a Federal agency (including the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service) for purposes that include the conservation of natural resources. (B) EXCLUSIONS- The term `Federal public land' does not include-- (i) land or water held or managed in trust for the benefit of Indians or other Native Americans; (ii) land or water managed by the Director of the National Park Service or the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; (iii) fish hatcheries; or (iv) conservation easements on private land. (2) HUNTING- (A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the term `hunting' means use of a firearm, bow, or other authorized means in the lawful-- (i) pursuit, shooting, capture, collection, trapping, or killing of wildlife; or (ii) attempt to pursue, shoot, capture, collect, trap, or kill wildlife. (B) EXCLUSION- The term `hunting' does not include the use of skilled volunteers to cull excess animals (as defined by other Federal law). (3) RECREATIONAL FISHING- The term `recreational fishing' means-- (A) an activity for sport or for pleasure that involves-- (i) the lawful catching, taking, or harvesting of fish; or (ii) the lawful attempted catching, taking, or harvesting of fish; or (B) any other activity for sport or pleasure that can reasonably be expected to result in the lawful catching, taking, or harvesting of fish. (4) RECREATIONAL SHOOTING- The term `recreational shooting' means any form of sport, training, competition, or pastime, whether formal or informal, that involves the discharge of a rifle, handgun, or shotgun, or the use of a bow and arrow. SEC. 3. RECREATIONAL FISHING, HUNTING, AND RECREATIONAL SHOOTING. (a) In General- Subject to valid existing rights, and in cooperation with the respective State and fish and wildlife agency, a Federal public land management official shall exercise the authority of the official under existing law (including provisions regarding land use planning) to facilitate use of and access to Federal public land for recreational fishing, hunting, and recreational shooting except as limited by-- (1) any law that authorizes action or withholding action for reasons of national security, public safety, or resource conservation; (2) any other Federal law that precludes recreational fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting on specific Federal public land or water or units of Federal public land; and (3) discretionary limitations on recreational fishing, hunting, and recreational shooting determined to be necessary and reasonable as supported by the best scientific evidence and advanced through a transparent public process. (b) Management- Consistent with subsection (a), the head of each Federal public land management agency shall exercise the land management discretion of the head-- (1) in a manner that supports and facilitates recreational fishing, hunting, and recreational shooting opportunities; (2) to the extent authorized under applicable State law; and (3) in accordance with applicable Federal law. (c) Planning- (1) EFFECTS OF PLANS AND ACTIVITIES- (A) EVALUATION OF EFFECTS ON OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN RECREATIONAL FISHING, HUNTING, OR RECREATIONAL SHOOTING- Federal public land planning documents (including land resources management plans, resource management plans, travel management plans, and energy development plans) shall include a specific evaluation of the effects of the plans on opportunities to engage in recreational fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting. (B) OTHER ACTIVITY NOT CONSIDERED- (i) IN GENERAL- Federal public land management officials shall not be required to consider the existence or availability of recreational fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting opportunities on private or public land that is located adjacent to, or in the vicinity of, Federal public land for purposes of-- (I) planning for or determining which units of Federal public land are open for recreational fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting; or (II) setting the levels of use for recreational fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting on Federal public land. (ii) ENHANCED OPPORTUNITIES- Federal public land management officials may consider the opportunities described in clause (i) if the combination of those opportunities would enhance the recreational fishing, hunting, or shooting opportunities available to the public. (2) USE OF VOLUNTEERS- If hunting is prohibited by law, all Federal public land planning document described in paragraph (1)(A) of an agency shall, after appropriate coordination with State fish and wildlife agencies, allow the participation of skilled volunteers in the culling and other management of wildlife populations on Federal public land unless the head of the agency demonstrates, based on the best scientific data available or applicable Federal law, why skilled volunteers should not be used to control overpopulation of wildlife on the land that is the subject of the planning document. (d) Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service Land- (1) LAND OPEN- (A) IN GENERAL- Land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management or the Forest Service (including a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System, land designated as a wilderness study area or administratively classified as wilderness eligible or suitable, and primitive or semiprimitive areas, but excluding land on the outer Continental Shelf) shall be open to recreational fishing, hunting, and recreational shooting unless the managing Federal public land agency acts to close the land to such activity. (B) MOTORIZED ACCESS- Nothing in this paragraph authorizes or requires motorized access or the use of motorized vehicles for recreational fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting purposes within land designated as a wilderness study area or administratively classified as wilderness eligible or suitable. (2) CLOSURE OR RESTRICTION- Land described in paragraph (1) may be subject to closures or restrictions if determined by the head of the agency to be necessary and reasonable and supported by facts and evidence for purposes including resource conservation, public safety, energy or mineral production, energy generation or transmission infrastructure, water supply facilities, protection of other permittees, protection of private property rights or interests, national security, or compliance with other law, as determined appropriate by the Director of the Bureau of Land Management or the Chief of the Forest Service, as applicable. (3) SHOOTING RANGES- (A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (C), the head of each Federal public land agency may use the authorities of the head, in a manner consistent with this Act and other applicable law-- (i) to lease or permit use of land under the jurisdiction of the head for shooting ranges; and (ii) to designate specific land under the jurisdiction of the head for recreational shooting activities. (B) LIMITATION ON LIABILITY- Any designation under subparagraph (A)(ii) shall not subject the United States to any civil action or claim for monetary damages for injury or loss of property or personal injury or death caused by any recreational shooting activity occurring at or on the designated land. (C) EXCEPTION- The head of each Federal public land agency shall not lease or permit use of Federal public land for shooting ranges or designate land for recreational shooting activities within including a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System, land designated as a wilderness study area or administratively classified as wilderness eligible or suitable, and primitive or semiprimitive areas. (e) Report- Not later than October 1 of every other year, beginning with the second October 1 after the date of enactment of this Act, the head of each Federal public land agency who has authority to manage Federal public land on which recreational fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting occurs 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) any Federal public land administered by the agency head that was closed to recreational fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting at any time during the preceding year; and (2) the reason for the closure. (f) Closures or Significant Restrictions of 1,280 or More Acres- (1) IN GENERAL- Other than closures established or prescribed by land planning actions referred to in subsection (d)(2) or emergency closures described in paragraph (3), a permanent or temporary withdrawal, change of classification, or change of management status of Federal public land or water that effectively closes or significantly restricts 1,280 or more contiguous acres of Federal public land or water to access or use for recreational fishing or hunting or activities relating to fishing or hunting shall take effect only if, before the date of withdrawal or change, the head of the Federal public land agency that has jurisdiction over the Federal public land or water-- (A) publishes appropriate notice of the withdrawal or change, respectively; (B) demonstrates that coordination has occurred with a State fish and wildlife agency; and (C) submits to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate written notice of the withdrawal or change, respectively. (2) AGGREGATE OR CUMULATIVE EFFECTS- If the aggregate or cumulative effect of separate withdrawals or changes effectively closes or significant restrictions affects 1,280 or more acres of land or water, the withdrawals and changes shall be treated as a single withdrawal or change for purposes of paragraph (1). (3) EMERGENCY CLOSURES- (A) IN GENERAL- Nothing in this Act prohibits a Federal public land management agency from establishing or implementing emergency closures or restrictions of the smallest practicable area of Federal public land to provide for public safety, resource conservation, national security, or other purposes authorized by law. (B) TERMINATION- An emergency closure under subparagraph (A) shall terminate after a reasonable period of time unless the temporary closure is converted to a permanent closure consistent with this Act. (g) No Priority- Nothing in this Act requires a Federal agency to give preference to recreational fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting over other uses of Federal public land or over land or water management priorities established by other Federal law. (h) Consultation With Councils- In carrying out this Act, the heads of Federal public land agencies shall consult with the appropriate advisory councils established under Executive Order 12962 (16 U.S.C. 1801 note; relating to recreational fisheries) and Executive Order 13443 (16 U.S.C. 661 note; relating to facilitation of hunting heritage and wildlife conservation). (i) Authority of States- (1) IN GENERAL- Nothing in this Act interferes with, diminishes, or conflicts with the authority, jurisdiction, or responsibility of any State to manage, control, or regulate fish and wildlife under State law (including regulations) on land or water within the State, including on Federal public land. (2) FEDERAL LICENSES- (A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (B), nothing in this section authorizes the head of a Federal public land agency head to require a license, fee, or permit to fish, hunt, or trap on land or water in a State, including on Federal public land in the State. (B) MIGRATORY BIRD STAMPS- This paragraph shall not affect any migratory bird stamp requirement of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act (16 U.S.C. 718a et seq.).
S.167 Jan-29-13
STATUS: January 29. 2013.--Introduced. S.167 Strategic Petroleum Supplies Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 167 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 167 To suspend sales of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until certain conditions are met. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 29, 2013 Mr. VITTER (for himself, Mr. HOEVEN, Mr. CRAPO, and Mr. THUNE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To suspend sales of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until certain conditions are met. 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 `Strategic Petroleum Supplies Act'. SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON SALES FROM THE STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE. (a) In General- Except as provided in subsection (b), the Administration shall not authorize a sale of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve established under part B of title I of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6231 et seq.) until the date on which all permits necessary under Executive Order 13337 (3 U.S.C. 301 note; relating to issuance of permits with respect to certain energy-related facilities and land transportation crossings on the international boundaries of the United States) for the Keystone XL pipeline project application filed on September 19, 2008 (including amendments) have been issued. (b) Exception- Subsection (a) shall not affect any obligations of the United States under the international energy program.
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.