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S.1913 Jan-13-14
STATUS: January 13, 2014.--Introduced. January 16, 2014.--Mr. Heller added as cosponsor. S.1913 To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1913 IS 113th CONGRESS2d SessionS. 1913 To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESJanuary 13, 2014 Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Mr. BENNET) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES. Section 6906 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking `of fiscal years 2008 through 2013' and inserting `fiscal year'.
S.1888 Dec-20-13
STATUS: December 20, 2013.--Introduced. S.1888 Inyo National Forest Land Exchange Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1888 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1888 To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System land in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 20, 2013 Mrs. FEINSTEIN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System land in the Inyo National Forest, 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 `Inyo National Forest Land Exchange Act'. SEC. 2. PURPOSE. The purpose of this Act is to modify the use of land exchange authorities available to the Secretary of Agriculture as of the date of enactment of this Act with respect to certain land in the Inyo National Forest, California. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this section: (1) FEDERAL LAND- The term `Federal land' means certain National Forest System land located within the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest, California, as depicted on the map entitled `Federal Parcel' and dated June 2011. (2) NON-FEDERAL LAND- The term `non-Federal land' means certain non-Federal land in California located outside the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest, California, as depicted on the maps entitled `DWP Parcel-Interagency Visitor Center Parcel' and `DWP Parcel-Town of Bishop Parcel' and dated June 2011. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture. SEC. 4. SPECIAL RULES FOR INYO NATIONAL FOREST LAND EXCHANGE. (a) Authority To Accept Land Outside Boundaries of Inyo National Forest- In any land exchange involving the conveyance of the Federal land, the Secretary may accept the conveyance of the non-Federal land in exchange for the conveyance of the Federal land, if the Secretary determines that acquisition of the non-Federal land is desirable for National Forest System purposes. (b) Cash Equalization Payment; Use- (1) IN GENERAL- In an exchange of land under subsection (a), the Secretary may accept a cash equalization payment in excess of 25 percent of the value of the Federal land. (2) DISPOSITION AND USE OF FUNDS- Any cash equalization payment received by the Secretary under this subsection shall be-- (A) deposited into the fund established under Public Law 90-171 (commonly known as the `Sisk Act') (16 U.S.C. 484a); and (B) available to the Secretary for the acquisition of land or interests in land for addition to the National Forest System. (c) No New Land Exchange Authority- Nothing in this section grants the Secretary new land exchange authority.
S.1866 Dec-19-13
STATUS: December 19, 2013.--Introduced. July 23, 2014.--Hearing by subcommittee. (56) S.1866 To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy. (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1866 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1866 To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 19, 2013 Mr. MARKEY (for himself and Ms. WARREN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY FOR MEMORIAL ESTABLISHMENT. Section 1(c) of Public Law 107-62, as amended by Public Law 111-169, is amended by striking `2013' and inserting `2020'.
H.Res.1846 Dec-09-13
STATUS: May 7, 2013.--Introduced. December 3, 2013.--Passed House on motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. December 9, 2013.--Referred to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. H.R.1846 Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Amendments Act (Referred in Senate - RFS) HR 1846 RFS 113th CONGRESS1st Session H. R. 1846IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 9, 2013 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To amend the Act establishing the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Amendments Act'. SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS. Public Law 105-378 is amended-- (1) in section 101(a)-- (A) in paragraph (4), by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street in New York City is an outstanding survivor' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements at 97 and 103 Orchard Street in New York City are outstanding survivors'; and (B) in paragraph (5), by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement is' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements are'; (2) in section 102-- (A) in paragraph (1), by striking `Lower East Side Tenement found at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `Lower East Side Tenements found at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'; and (B) in paragraph (2), by striking `which owns and operates the tenement building at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `which owns and operates the tenement buildings at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'; (3) in section 103(a), by striking `the Lower East Side Tenement at 97 Orchard Street, in the City of New York, State of New York, is designated' and inserting `the Lower East Side Tenements at 97 and 103 Orchard Street, in the City of New York, State of New York, are designated'; and (4) in section 104(d), by striking `the property at 97 Orchard Street' and inserting `the properties at 97 and 103 Orchard Street'. Passed the House of Representatives December 3, 2013. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.
S.1838 Dec-17-13
STATUS: December 17, 2013.--Introduced. S.1838 National Historic Preservation Act Amendment Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1838 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1838 To amend the National Historic Preservation Act to make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for technical and financial assistance for the establishment of preservation training and degree programs. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 17, 2013 Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself, Mr. RUBIO, Mr. MENENDEZ, and Mr. HEINRICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To amend the National Historic Preservation Act to make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for technical and financial assistance for the establishment of preservation training and degree programs. 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 Historic Preservation Act Amendment Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. ELIGIBILITY OF HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR PRESERVATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS. Section 101(j)(2)(C) of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470a(j)(2)(C)) is amended by inserting `to Hispanic-serving institutions (as defined in section 502(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a(a))),' after `universities,'.
S.1829 Dec-16-13
STATUS: December 16, 2013:--Introduced. S.1829 To modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the national forest, and for other... (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1829 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1829 To modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the national forest, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 16, 2013 Mr. HEINRICH introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the national forest, 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. BOUNDARY MODIFICATION AND TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION, CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO. (a) Boundary Modification- (1) MODIFICATION- The boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, are modified to include the land depicted for such inclusion on the Forest Service map titled `Crest of Montezuma Proposed Land Transfer' and dated October 26, 2009. (2) AVAILABILITY AND CORRECTION OF MAP- The map referred to in paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Forest Service. The Chief of the Forest Service may make technical and clerical corrections to the map. (b) Transfer of Bureau of Land Management Land- (1) TRANSFER- The Secretary of the Interior shall transfer to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Agriculture, for inclusion in, and administration as part of, Cibola National Forest, the public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and identified as the `Crest of Montezuma' on the map referred to in subsection (a). (2) EFFECT OF TRANSFER ON EXISTING PERMITS- In the case of any permit or other land use authorization for public land transferred under paragraph (1) that is still in effect as of the transfer date, the Secretary of Agriculture shall administer the permit or other land use authorization according to the terms of the permit or other land use authorization. Upon expiration of such a permit or authorization, the Secretary of Agriculture may reauthorize the use covered by the permit or authorization under authorities available to the Secretary on such terms and conditions as the Secretary considers in the public interest. (c) Land Acquisition Authority- Subject to the appropriation of funds to carry out this subsection and the consent of the owner of private land included within the boundaries of Cibola National Forest by subsection (a), the Secretary of Agriculture may acquire the private land. (d) Management of Acquired Land- (1) MANAGEMENT- Any federally owned lands that have been or hereafter may be acquired for National Forest System purposes within the boundaries of Cibola National Forest, as modified by subsection (a), shall be managed as lands acquired under the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the Weeks Act; 16 U.S.C. 515 et seq.), and in accordance with the other laws and regulations pertaining to the National Forest System. (2) WITHDRAWAL FROM MINING AND CERTAIN OTHER USES- The land transferred under subsection (b) and the land acquired under subsection (c) are hereby withdrawn from-- (A) all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (B) location, entry, and patent under the public land mining laws; and (C) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws and the mineral materials laws. (e) Relation to Land and Water Conservation Fund Act- For purposes of section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-9), the boundaries of Cibola National Forest, as modified by subsection (a), shall be considered to be boundaries of the Cibola National Forest as of January 1, 1965.
S.1805 Dec-12-13
STATUS: December 12, 2013.--Introduced. S.1805 Organ Mountains--Desert Peaks Conservation Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1805 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1805 To designate the Organ Mountains and other public land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System in the State of New Mexico, to establish the Organ Mountains--Desert Peaks National Monument, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 12 (legislative day, December 11), 2013 Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself and Mr. HEINRICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To designate the Organ Mountains and other public land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System in the State of New Mexico, to establish the Organ Mountains--Desert Peaks National Monument, 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 `Organ Mountains--Desert Peaks Conservation Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The term `management plan' means the management plan for the Monument developed under section 4(d). (2) MONUMENT- The term `Monument' means the Organ Mountains--Desert Peaks National Monument established by section 4(a). (3) PUBLIC LAND ORDER- The term `Public Land Order' means the Public Land Order 833, dated May 21, 1952 (17 Fed. Reg. 4822). (4) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. (5) STATE- The term `State' means the State of New Mexico. SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS. (a) In General- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following areas in the State are designated as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) ADEN LAVA FLOW WILDERNESS- Certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Don.AE6a Ana County comprising approximately 27,673 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Potrillo Mountains Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, which shall be known as the `Aden Lava Flow Wilderness'. (2) BROAD CANYON WILDERNESS- Certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Don.AE6a Ana County comprising approximately 13,902 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Desert Peaks Wilderness' and dated December 10, 2013, which shall be known as the `Broad Canyon Wilderness'. (3) CINDER CONE WILDERNESS- Certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Don.AE6a Ana County comprising approximately 16,935 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Potrillo Mountains Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, which shall be known as the `Cinder Cone Wilderness'. (4) ORGAN MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS- Certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Don.AE6a Ana County comprising approximately 19,197 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Organ Mountains Area' and dated December 10, 2013, which shall be known as the `Organ Mountains Wilderness', the boundary of which shall be offset 400 feet from the centerline of Dripping Springs Road in T. 23 S., R. 04 E., sec. 7, New Mexico Principal Meridian. (5) POTRILLO MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS- Certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Don.AE6a Ana and Luna counties comprising approximately 125,854 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Potrillo Mountains Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, which shall be known as the `Potrillo Mountains Wilderness'. (6) ROBLEDO MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS- Certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Don.AE6a Ana County comprising approximately 16,776 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Desert Peaks Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, which shall be known as the `Robledo Mountains Wilderness'. (7) SIERRA DE LAS UVAS WILDERNESS- Certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Don.AE6a Ana County comprising approximately 11,114 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Desert Peaks Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, which shall be known as the `Sierra de las Uvas Wilderness'. (8) WHITETHORN WILDERNESS- Certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Don.AE6a Ana and Luna counties comprising approximately 9,616 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Potrillo Mountains Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, which shall be known as the `Whitethorn Wilderness'. (b) Management- Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness areas designated by subsection (a) shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with this Act and the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) except that-- (1) any reference in the Wilderness Act to the effective date of that Act shall be considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act; and (2) any reference in the Wilderness Act to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be considered to be a reference to the Secretary of the Interior. (c) Incorporation of Acquired Land and Interests in Land- Any land or interest in land that is within the boundary of a wilderness area designated by subsection (a) that is acquired by the United States shall-- (1) become part of the wilderness area within the boundaries of which the land is located; and (2) be managed in accordance with-- (A) the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.); (B) this Act; and (C) any other applicable laws. (d) Grazing- Grazing of livestock in the wilderness areas designated by subsection (a), where established before the date of enactment of this Act, shall be administered in accordance with-- (1) section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(4)); and (2) the guidelines set forth in Appendix A of the Report of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs to accompany H.R. 2570 of the 101st Congress (H. Rept. 101-405). (e) Military Overflights- Nothing in this section restricts or precludes-- (1) low-level overflights of military aircraft over the wilderness areas designated by subsection (a), including military overflights that can be seen or heard within the wilderness areas; (2) the designation of new units of special airspace over the wilderness areas designated by this Act; or (3) the use or establishment of military flight training routes over wilderness areas designated by this Act. (f) Buffer Zones- (1) IN GENERAL- Nothing in this section creates a protective perimeter or buffer zone around any wilderness area designated by subsection (a). (2) ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE WILDERNESS AREAS- The fact that an activity or use on land outside any wilderness area designated by subsection (a) can be seen or heard within the wilderness area shall not preclude the activity or use outside the boundary of the wilderness area. (g) Paragliding- The use of paragliding within areas of the Potrillo Mountains Wilderness designated by subsection (a)(5) in which the use has been established before the date of enactment of this Act, shall be allowed to continue in accordance with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)), subject to any terms and conditions that the Secretary determines to be necessary. (h) Potential Wilderness Area- (1) ROBLEDO MOUNTAINS POTENTIAL WILDERNESS AREA- (A) IN GENERAL- Certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 100 acres as generally depicted as `Potential Wilderness' on the map entitled `Desert Peaks Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, is designated as a potential wilderness area. (B) USES- The Secretary shall permit only such uses on the land described in subparagraph (A) that were permitted on the date of enactment of this Act. (C) DESIGNATION AS WILDERNESS- (i) IN GENERAL- On the date on which the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register the notice described in clause (ii), the potential wilderness area designated under subparagraph (A) shall be-- (I) designated as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System; and (II) incorporated into the Robledo Mountains Wilderness designated by subsection (a)(6). (ii) NOTICE- The notice referred to in clause (i) is notice that-- (I) the communications site within the potential wilderness area designated under subparagraph (A) is no longer used; (II) the associated right-of-way is relinquished or not renewed; and (III) the conditions in the potential wilderness area designated by subparagraph (A) are compatible with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.). (i) Release of Wilderness Study Areas- Congress finds that, for purposes of section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)), the public land in Don.AE6a Ana County administered by the Bureau of Land Management not designated as wilderness by subsection (a)-- (1) has been adequately studied for wilderness designation; (2) is no longer subject to section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)); and (3) shall be managed in accordance with-- (A) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); (B) this Act; and (C) any other applicable laws. SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL MONUMENT. (a) Establishment- There is established as a National Monument in the State certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Don.AE6a Ana County comprising approximately 498,815 acres, as generally depicted on the maps entitled `Organ Mountains Area', `Potrillo Mountains Complex', and `Desert Peaks Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, to be known as the `Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument'. (b) Purpose- The purpose of the Monument is to conserve, protect, and enhance for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the cultural, archaeological, historical, natural, wildlife, geological, ecological, watershed, educational, scenic, and recreational resources and values of the Monument. (c) Management- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary (acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management) shall manage the Monument-- (A) in a manner that conserves, protects, and enhances the resources of the Monument; and (B) in accordance with-- (i) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); (ii) this Act; and (iii) any other applicable laws. (2) USES- (A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall allow only such uses of the Monument that the Secretary determines would further the purpose described in subsection (b). (B) USE OF MOTORIZED VEHICLES- (i) IN GENERAL- Except as needed for administrative purposes or to respond to an emergency, the use of motorized vehicles in the Monument shall be permitted only on roads designated for use by motorized vehicles in the management plan. (ii) NEW ROADS- No additional road shall be built within the Monument after the date of enactment of this Act unless the road is necessary for public safety or natural resource protection. (C) GRAZING- The Secretary shall permit grazing within the Monument, where established before the date of enactment of this Act-- (i) subject to all applicable laws (including regulations) and Executive orders; and (ii) consistent with the purpose described in subsection (b). (D) UTILITY RIGHT-OF-WAY UPGRADES- Nothing in this section precludes the Secretary from renewing or authorizing the upgrading (including widening) of a utility right-of-way in existence as of the date of enactment of this Act through the Monument in a manner that minimizes harm to the purpose of the Monument described in subsection (b)-- (i) in accordance with-- (I) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and (II) any other applicable law; and (ii) subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. (E) RIGHT-OF-WAY- Subject to applicable law, the Secretary may issue rights-of-way for watershed restoration projects and small-scale flood prevention projects within the boundary of the Monument if the right-of-way is consistent with the purpose of the Monument described in subsection (b). (d) Management Plan- (1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop a management plan for the Monument. (2) CONSULTATION- The management plan shall be developed in consultation with-- (A) interested Federal agencies; (B) State, tribal, and local governments; and (C) the public. (3) CONSIDERATIONS- In preparing and implementing the management plan, the Secretary shall-- (A) consider the recommendations of Indian tribes and pueblos on methods for providing access to, and protection for, traditional cultural and religious sites in the Monument; and (B) include a watershed health assessment to identify opportunities for watershed restoration. (e) Incorporation of Acquired Land and Interests in Land- (1) IN GENERAL- Any land or interest in land that is within the boundary of the Monument designated by subsection (a) or within the State trust land described in paragraph (2) that is acquired by the United States shall-- (A) become part of the Monument; and (B) be managed in accordance with-- (i) this Act; and (ii) any other applicable laws. (2) DESCRIPTION OF STATE TRUST LAND- The State trust land referred to in paragraph (1) is the State trust land in T. 22 S., R 01 W., New Mexico Principal Meridian and T. 22 S., R. 02 W., New Mexico Principal Meridian. (f) Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction- On the date of enactment of this Act, administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 2,050 acres of land generally depicted as `Parcel D' on the map entitled `Organ Mountains Area' and dated December 10, 2013, shall-- (1) be transferred from the Secretary of Defense to the Secretary; (2) become part of the Monument; and (3) be managed in accordance with-- (A) this Act; and (B) any other applicable laws. SEC. 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS. (a) Maps and Legal Descriptions- (1) IN GENERAL- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file maps and legal descriptions of the Monument and the wilderness areas designated by this Act with-- (A) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate; and (B) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives. (2) FORCE OF LAW- The maps and legal descriptions filed under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct errors in the maps and legal descriptions. (3) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- The maps and legal descriptions filed under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management. (b) National Landscape Conservation System- The Monument and the wilderness areas designated by this Act shall be administered as components of the National Landscape Conservation System. (c) Fish and Wildlife- Nothing in this Act affects the jurisdiction of the State with respect to fish and wildlife located on public land in the State, except that the Secretary, after consultation with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, may designate zones where, and establish periods during which, no hunting or fishing shall be permitted for reasons of public safety, administration, or compliance with applicable law. (d) Withdrawals- (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal land within the Monument, the wilderness areas designated by this Act, and any land or interest in land that is acquired by the United States in the Monument or wilderness areas after the date of enactment of this Act is withdrawn from-- (A) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (B) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (C) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. (2) PARCEL A- The approximately 1,300 acres of land generally depicted as `Parcel A' on the map entitled `Organ Mountains Area' and dated December 10, 2013, is withdrawn in accordance with paragraph (1), except that the land is not withdrawn from disposal under the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the `Recreation and Public Purposes Act') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.). (3) PARCEL B- The approximately 6,500 acres of land generally depicted as `Parcel B' on the map entitled `Organ Mountains Area' and dated December 10, 2013, is withdrawn in accordance with paragraph (1), except that the land is not withdrawn for purposes of the issuance of oil and gas pipeline rights-of-way. (e) Climatologic Data Collection- Subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, nothing in this Act precludes the installation and maintenance of hydrologic, meteorologic, or climatologic collection devices in the Monument or wilderness areas designated by section 3(a) if the facilities and access to the facilities are essential to flood warning, flood control, or water reservoir operation activities. SEC. 6. BORDER SECURITY. (a) In General- Nothing in this Act-- (1) prevents the Secretary of Homeland Security from undertaking law enforcement and border security activities, in accordance with section 4(c) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(c)), within the areas designated as wilderness by this Act, including the ability to use motorized access within a wilderness area while in pursuit of a suspect; (2) affects the 2006 Memorandum of Understanding among the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Agriculture regarding cooperative national security and counterterrorism efforts on Federal land along the borders of the United States; or (3) prevents the Secretary of Homeland Security from conducting any low-level overflights over the wilderness areas designated by this Act that may be necessary for law enforcement and border security purposes. (b) Withdrawal and Administration of Certain Area- (1) WITHDRAWAL- The area identified as `Parcel E' on the map entitled `Potrillo Mountains Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, is withdrawn in accordance with section 5(d)(1). (2) ADMINISTRATION- Except as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4), the Secretary shall administer the area described in paragraph (1) in a manner that, to the maximum extent practicable, protects the wilderness character of the area. (3) USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES- The use of motor vehicles, motorized equipment, and mechanical transport shall be prohibited in the area described in paragraph (1) except as necessary for-- (A) the administration of the area (including the conduct of law enforcement and border security activities in the area); or (B) grazing uses by authorized permittees. (4) EFFECT OF SUBSECTION- Nothing in this subsection precludes the Secretary from allowing within the area described in paragraph (1) the installation and maintenance of communication or surveillance infrastructure necessary for law enforcement or border security activities. (c) Restricted Route- The route excluded from the Potrillo Mountains Wilderness identified as `Restricted--Administrative Access' on the map entitled `Potrillo Mountains Complex' and dated December 10, 2013, shall be-- (1) closed to public access; but (2) available for administrative and law enforcement uses, including border security activities. SEC. 7. PREHISTORIC TRACKWAYS NATIONAL MONUMENT BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT. Section 2103 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 431 note; Public Law 111-11; 123 Stat. 1097) is amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following: `(b) Description of Land- The Monument shall consist of approximately 5,750 acres of public land in Don.AE6a Ana County, New Mexico, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Desert Peaks Complex' and dated December 10, 2013.'. SEC. 8. RESERVATION OF LAND FOR MILITARY PURPOSES. (a) Reservation- The approximately 5,100 acres of land generally depicted as `Parcel C' on the map entitled `Organ Mountains Area' and dated December 10, 2013, is reserved for use by the Secretary of the Army for military purposes, in accordance with the Public Land Order. (b) Withdrawal- Subject to valid existing rights, the land described in subsection (a) is withdrawn from-- (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. (c) Modification of Public Land Order- The Public Land Order is modified to exclude the land described in section 4(f). (d) Publication in Federal Register- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register-- (1) a legal description of the land described in section 4(f); (2) a legal description of the land described in subsection (a); (3) a description of the withdrawal of land under subsection (b); and (4) a description of the modifications to the Public Land Order under subsection (c). (e) Reimbursement of Costs- The Secretary of the Army shall reimburse the Secretary for any costs incurred by the Secretary in carrying out this section. SEC. 9. LAND EXCHANGES. (a) In General- Subject to subsections (c) through (f), the Secretary shall attempt to enter into an agreement to initiate an exchange under section 2201.1 of title 43, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations), with the Commissioner of Public Lands of New Mexico, by the date that is 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, to provide for a conveyance to the State of all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to Bureau of Land Management land in the State identified under subsection (b) in exchange for the conveyance by the State to the Secretary of all right, title, and interest of the State in and to parcels of State trust land within the boundary of the Monument identified under that subsection or described in section 4(e)(2). (b) Identification of Land for Exchange- The Secretary and the Commissioner of Public Lands of New Mexico shall jointly identify the Bureau of Land Management land and State trust and eligible for exchange under this section, the exact acreage and legal description of which shall be determined by surveys approved by the Secretary and the New Mexico State Land Office. (c) Applicable Law- A land exchange under subsection (a) shall be carried out in accordance with section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716). (d) Conditions- A land exchange under subsection (a) shall be subject to-- (1) valid existing rights; and (2) such terms as the Secretary and the State shall establish. (e) Valuation, Appraisals, and Equalization- (1) IN GENERAL- The value of the Bureau of Land Management land and the State trust land to be conveyed in a land exchange under this subsection-- (A) shall be equal, as determined by appraisals conducted in accordance with paragraph (2); or (B) if not equal, shall be equalized in accordance with paragraph (3). (2) APPRAISALS- (A) IN GENERAL- The Bureau of Land Management land and State trust land to be exchanged under this section shall be appraised by an independent, qualified appraiser that is agreed to by the Secretary and the State. (B) REQUIREMENTS- An appraisal under subparagraph (A) shall be conducted in accordance with-- (i) the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions; and (ii) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. (3) EQUALIZATION- (A) IN GENERAL- If the value of the Bureau of Land Management land and the State trust land to be conveyed in a land exchange under this section is not equal, the value may be equalized by-- (i) making a cash equalization payment to the Secretary or to the State, as appropriate, in accordance with section 206(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716(b)); or (ii) reducing the acreage of the Bureau of Land Management land or State trust land to be exchanged, as appropriate. (B) CASH EQUALIZATION PAYMENTS- Any cash equalization payments received by the Secretary under subparagraph (A)(i) shall be-- (i) deposited in the Federal Land Disposal Account established by section 206(a) of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (43 U.S.C. 2305(a)); and (ii) used in accordance with that Act. (f) Limitation- No exchange of land shall be conducted under this section unless mutually agreed to by the Secretary and the State. SEC. 10. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.
S.1800 Jan-06-14
STATUS: December 11, 2013.--Introduced. February 27, 2014.--Hearing by Subcommittee. June 18, 2014.--Full committee business meeting ordered reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. July 31, 2014.--Reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. S. Rept. 113-226 July 31, 2014.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 512] S.1800 Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1800 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1800 To require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 11, 2013 Mr. BARRASSO (for himself and Mr. SCHATZ) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets. 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 `Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) the water resources infrastructure of the Bureau of Reclamation provides important benefits related to irrigated agriculture, hydropower, and recreation in the 17 Reclamation States; (2) as of 2013, the combined replacement value of the infrastructure assets of the Bureau of Reclamation was $94,500,000,000; (3) the majority of the water resources infrastructure facilities of the Bureau of Reclamation are at least 60 years old; (4) the Bureau of Reclamation has previously undertaken efforts to better manage the assets of the Bureau of Reclamation, including an annual review of asset maintenance activities of the Bureau of Reclamation known as the `Asset Management Plan'; and (5) actionable information on infrastructure conditions at the project level, including information on maintenance needs and potential public safety threats at individual projects due to aging infrastructure, is needed for Congress to conduct oversight of Reclamation facilities and meet the needs of the public. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) ASSET MANAGEMENT REPORT- The term `Asset Management Report' means-- (A) the annual plan prepared by the Bureau of Reclamation known as the `Asset Management Plan'; and (B) any publicly available information relating to the plan described in subparagraph (A) that summarizes the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to evaluate and manage infrastructure assets of the Bureau of Reclamation. (2) MAJOR REPAIR AND REHABILITATION NEED- The term `major repair and rehabilitation need' means a significant maintenance need at a Reclamation facility, including maintenance related to the safety of dams, extraordinary operations at and maintenance of dams, deferred maintenance, and all other significant repairs and extraordinary maintenance. (3) RECLAMATION FACILITY- The term `Reclamation facility' means each of the infrastructure assets that are owned by the Bureau of Reclamation at a Reclamation project. (4) RECLAMATION PROJECT- The term `Reclamation project' means a project that is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, including all reserved works and transferred works owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. (5) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 4. ASSET MANAGEMENT REPORT ENHANCEMENTS. (a) In General- Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that-- (1) describes the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation-- (A) to manage all Reclamation facilities; and (B) to standardize and streamline data reporting and processes across regions and areas for the purpose of managing Reclamation facilities; and (2) expands on the information otherwise provided in Asset Management Reports, in accordance with subsection (b). (b) Infrastructure Maintenance Needs Assessment- (1) IN GENERAL- The report submitted under subsection (a) shall include-- (A) a detailed assessment of major repair and rehabilitation needs at all Reclamation projects; and (B) to the extent practicable, an itemized list of major repair and rehabilitation needs of individual Reclamation facilities at each Reclamation project. (2) INCLUSIONS- To the extent practicable, the itemized list of major repair and rehabilitation needs under paragraph (1)(B) shall include-- (A) a cost estimate of the expenditures needed to complete each item; and (B) an assignment of a categorical rating of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 for each item, consistent with paragraph (3). (3) RATING REQUIREMENTS- (A) IN GENERAL- The system for assigning ratings under paragraph (2)(B) shall be-- (i) consistent with existing uniform categorization systems for the safety of dams projects; and (ii) subject to any regulations issued under subparagraph (B). (B) REGULATIONS- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue regulations that describe the applicability of the rating system applicable under paragraph (2)(B) to Reclamation facilities. (4) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- Except as provided in paragraph (5), the Secretary shall make publically available, including on the Internet, the report required under subsection (a). (5) CONFIDENTIALITY- Subject to the discretion of the Secretary, the Secretary may exclude from the public version of the report made available under paragraph (4) any information that the Secretary identifies as sensitive or classified, but shall make available to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives a version of the report containing the sensitive or classified information. (c) Updates- Not later than 2 years after the date on which the report is submitted under subsection (a) and biennially thereafter, the Secretary shall update the report, subject to the requirements of subsection (b). (d) Consultation- The Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of the Army (acting through the Chief of Engineers) to the extent that the consultation would assist the Secretary in preparing the report under subsection (a) and updates to the report under subsection (c).
S.1794 Jan-06-14
STATUS: December 10, 2013.--Introduced. July 23, 2014.--Hearing by subcommittee. (56) S.1794 Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1794 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1794 To designate certain Federal land in Chaffee County, Colorado, as a national monument and as wilderness. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 10, 2013 Mr. UDALL of Colorado introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To designate certain Federal land in Chaffee County, Colorado, as a national monument and as wilderness. 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 `Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act of 2013'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS; PURPOSES. (a) Findings- Congress finds that-- (1) certain Federal land in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and certain Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Chaffee County, Colorado, known as `Browns Canyon' contain nationally significant biological, cultural, recreational, natural, wilderness, historic, scenic, riparian, geological, educational, and scientific values; (2) Browns Canyon provides world class opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, horseback riding, recreational gold-panning, picnicking, wildlife watching, and camping; (3) permanently protecting the values described in paragraph (1) while sustaining the local ranching economy would enhance the economic prosperity of local communities that depend on the area; and (4) designating the Browns Canyon National Monument and the Browns Canyon Wilderness would maintain and protect the world class recreational opportunities within the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. (b) Purposes- The purposes of this Act are-- (1) to preserve the nationally significant biological, cultural, recreational, natural, wilderness, historic, scenic, riparian, geological, educational, and scientific values found within the National Monument; (2) to sustain traditional uses in the Browns Canyon area, including hunting, angling, livestock grazing, commercial outfitting, and boating; (3) to provide visitors the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the biological, cultural, recreational, natural, wilderness, historic, scenic, riparian, geological, educational, and scientific values and traditional uses of the National Monument; (4) to designate certain land within the National Monument as wilderness; (5) to protect important big game wildlife habitat and the backcountry character of certain National Forest System land within the National Monument that is not designated as wilderness; (6) to provide for cooperative management of the National Monument by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service; and (7) to preserve the existing cooperative management of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) MANAGEMENT PLAN- The term `management plan' means the management plan developed under section 8. (2) MAP- The term `Map' means the map entitled `Browns Canyon National Monument' and dated November 7, 2013. (3) NATIONAL MONUMENT- The term `National Monument' means the Browns Canyon National Monument established by section 4(a). (4) SECRETARY CONCERNED- The term `Secretary concerned' means-- (A) the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to National Forest System land; and (B) the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to Bureau of Land Management land. (5) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Colorado. (6) WILDERNESS- The term `Wilderness' means the Browns Canyon Wilderness designated by section 2(a)(22) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-77; 107 Stat. 756) (as added by section 5(a)). SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF BROWNS CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT. (a) In General- Subject to valid existing rights, there is established in the State the Browns Canyon National Monument to preserve the nationally significant biological, cultural, recreational, natural, wilderness, historic, scenic, riparian, geological, educational, and scientific values found within the National Monument. (b) Boundaries- (1) IN GENERAL- The National Monument shall consist of approximately 22,000 acres of public land, as generally depicted on the Map. (2) ARKANSAS RIVER- (A) IN GENERAL- In areas in which the Arkansas River is used as a reference for defining the boundary of the National Monument, the boundary shall-- (i) be located at the edge of the Arkansas River; and (ii) change according to the level of the Arkansas River. (B) EXCLUSION FROM NATIONAL MONUMENT- Regardless of the level of the Arkansas River, no portion of the Arkansas River shall be included in the National Monument. (3) ROAD OFFSET- The boundary of any portion of the National Monument that is bordered by a road shall be set back 100 feet from the centerline of the road. SEC. 5. DESIGNATION OF BROWNS CANYON WILDERNESS. (a) Designation- Section 2(a) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-77; 107 Stat. 756; 116 Stat. 1055) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(22) BROWNS CANYON WILDERNESS- Certain Federal land in Chaffee County, Colorado, comprising approximately 7,900 acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and 2,500 acres in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, to be known as the `Browns Canyon Wilderness'.'. (b) Boundary- Section 3 of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-77; 107 Stat. 759) is amended by adding at the end the following: `(h) Boundary of Browns Canyon Wilderness- `(1) WESTERN BOUNDARY OFFSET- The western boundary of any portion of the wilderness designated by section 2(a)(22) that is formed by the Arkansas River or the railroad right-of-way shall be set back 150 feet inland on the East side and measured perpendicular to the Arkansas River or the eastern edge of the legal right-of-way of the railroad line, whichever is farthest East, but in no case shall the Browns Canyon Wilderness extend within 150 feet of either the railroad or the Arkansas River. `(2) ROAD OFFSET- The boundary of any portion of the wilderness designated by section 2(a)(22) that is bordered by a road shall be set back 100 feet from the centerline of the road.'. (c) Effective Date- Any reference in the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) to the effective date of that Act shall be considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act for purposes of administering the wilderness area designated by section 2(a)(22) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-77; 107 Stat. 756, 114 Stat. 1955, 116 Stat. 1055) (as added by subsection (a)). SEC. 6. MAPS AND LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS. (a) In General- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretaries concerned shall file a map and a legal description of the National Monument and the Wilderness with-- (1) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate; and (2) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives. (b) Force and Effect- The map and legal descriptions filed under subsection (a) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary concerned may correct clerical and typographical errors in the map and legal descriptions. (c) Public Availability- The map and legal descriptions filed under subsection (a) shall be available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. SEC. 7. MANAGEMENT OF THE NATIONAL MONUMENT AND WILDERNESS. (a) Management of National Monument- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretaries concerned shall cooperatively manage the National Monument-- (A) in a manner that conserves, protects, and enhances the purposes for which the National Monument was established; and (B) in accordance with-- (i) this Act; and (ii) any other applicable laws (including regulations). (2) USES- (A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary concerned shall allow only such uses of the National Monument as the Secretary concerned determines would further the purposes for which the National Monument is established. (B) ARKANSAS HEADWATERS RECREATION AREA- Nothing in this Act affects the arrangements for cooperative administration of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area within the National Monument by the Director of the Bureau of Land Management and the State. (C) MOTORIZED VEHICLES AND MECHANICAL TRANSPORT- The establishment of permanent or temporary roads, and the use of motorized vehicles or mechanical transport, shall be prohibited in the portion of the National Monument east of the Arkansas River, except-- (i) as provided in subparagraphs (D) and (E); (ii) on roads and trails open to such uses on the date of enactment of this Act; (iii) as necessary to meet the minimum requirements for the administration of the Federal land; and (iv) as necessary to protect public health and safety. (D) FOREST ROAD 184- (i) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of Agriculture shall maintain Forest Road 184 within the National Monument as a Forest Service Level II Road, as depicted on the map. (ii) MANAGEMENT- The Secretary of Agriculture shall manage the road described in clause (i) in accordance with applicable laws-- (I) to provide motorized and mechanized access into the National Monument; (II) to minimize any adverse impacts to the values described in section 4(a); and (III) subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary may require. (iii) CLOSURE- The Secretary of Agriculture may temporarily close the road to any or all uses-- (I) to protect public safety; (II) for maintenance or other administrative uses. (E) GRAZING- (i) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (iv), the laws (including regulations) and policies followed by the Secretary concerned in issuing and administering grazing permits or leases for the National Monument shall continue to apply in the same manner as on the day before the date of enactment of this Act. (ii) EFFECT OF DESIGNATION- There shall be no curtailment of grazing in the National Monument or Wilderness simply because of a designation under this Act. (iii) ADJUSTMENTS- Any adjustments in the numbers of livestock permitted to graze in the National Monument or Wilderness shall be based on revisions in the normal grazing and land management planning and policy setting process, giving consideration to legal mandates, range condition, and the protection of range resources from deterioration. (iv) CONTINUATION OF GRAZING- The grazing of livestock in the Wilderness, if established before the date of enactment of this Act, shall be permitted to continue in accordance with-- (I) section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(4)); and (II) 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 (H. Rept. 101-405) and H.R. 5487 of the 96th Congress (H. Rept. 96-617). (b) Withdrawals- (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to valid existing rights, all Federal land described in paragraph (2) within the National Monument and all land and interests in land acquired by the United States within the National Monument 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) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. (2) DESCRIPTION OF WITHDRAWAL AREAS- The Federal land referred to in paragraph (1) is-- (A) all Federal land within the National Monument and all land and interests in land acquired by the United States within the National Monument; and (B) all Federal land that is-- (i) between the eastern and western boundaries of the National Monument along the Arkansas River corridor, as described in section 4(b)(2); and (ii) between lines paralleling the northern and southern boundaries of the National Monument. (c) Acquisition of Land- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary concerned may acquire non-Federal land within and adjacent to the boundaries of the National Monument or Wilderness through exchange, donation, bequest, or purchase from a willing seller. (2) MANAGEMENT- Land acquired under paragraph (1) shall-- (A) become part of the National Monument and, if applicable, the Wilderness; and (B) be managed in accordance with-- (i) this Act; and (ii) any other applicable laws. (3) ADMINISTRATION OF SUBSEQUENTLY ACQUIRED LAND- (A) SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR- The Secretary of the Interior shall manage any land or interest in land within the boundaries of the National Monument that is acquired by the Bureau of Land Management after the date of enactment of this Act. (B) SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE- The Secretary of Agriculture shall manage any land or interest in land within the boundaries of the National Monument that is acquired by the Forest Service after the date of enactment of this Act. (d) Fire, Insects, and Disease- Subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary concerned determines to be appropriate, the Secretary concerned may undertake such measures as are necessary to control fire, insects, and disease-- (1) in the Wilderness, in accordance with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)); and (2) in the National Monument, in accordance with-- (A) this Act; and (B) any other applicable laws. (e) Invasive Species and Noxious Weeds- In accordance with any applicable laws and subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary concerned determines to be appropriate, the Secretary concerned may prescribe measures to control nonnative invasive plants and noxious weeds within the National Monument and Wilderness. (f) Water Rights- (1) EFFECT- Nothing in this Act-- (A) affects the use or allocation, in existence on the date of enactment of this Act, of any water, water right, or interest in water; (B) affects any vested absolute or decreed conditional water right in existence on the date of enactment of this Act, including any water right held by the United States; (C) affects any interstate water compact in existence on the date of enactment of this Act; (D) authorizes or imposes any new reserved Federal water rights; or (E) shall be considered to be a relinquishment or reduction of any water rights reserved or appropriated by the United States in the State on or before the date of enactment of this Act. (2) NATIONAL MONUMENT WATER RIGHTS- With respect to water within the National Monument, nothing in this Act-- (A) authorizes any Federal agency to appropriate or otherwise acquire any water right on the mainstem of the Arkansas River; or (B) prevents the State from appropriating or acquiring, or requires the State to appropriate or acquire, an instream flow water right on the mainstem of the Arkansas River. (g) Fish and Wildlife- Nothing in this Act diminishes the jurisdiction of the State with respect to fish and wildlife in the State. (h) Commercial Activities- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary concerned may permit commercial activities (including outfitting and guide activities) within the National Monument and Wilderness, in accordance with-- (A) this Act; (B) the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.); and (C) any other applicable laws (including regulations). (2) OUTFITTING AND GUIDE ACTIVITIES- In accordance with section 4(d)(5) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(5)), commercial services (including authorized outfitting and guide activities) are authorized in the Wilderness to the extent necessary for activities that fulfill the recreational or other wilderness purposes of the Wilderness. SEC. 8. DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGEMENT PLAN. (a) In General- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with the Secretary of Agriculture and in consultation with the State, shall complete a comprehensive management plan for the conservation and protection of the National Monument and Wilderness. (b) Contents- The management plan shall-- (1) describe the appropriate uses and management of the National Monument and Wilderness in accordance with-- (A) this Act; and (B) the purposes for which the National Monument and Wilderness are established; (2) be developed with opportunities for public input; (3) be prepared in close consultation with appropriate Federal, State, county, and local agencies; and (4) concentrate visitorship within the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and the public land west of the Arkansas River. (c) Incorporation of Existing Plans- In developing the management plan under subsection (a), to the extent consistent with this Act, the Secretary concerned may incorporate any provision of any other applicable land management plan, including the Arkansas River Recreation Management Plan or a successor plan. SEC. 9. RELEASE OF WILDERNESS STUDY AREA. (a) In General- Congress finds that, for purposes of section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)), the portions of the Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area not designated as wilderness by section 2(a)(22) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-77; 107 Stat. 756) (as added by section 5(a)) have been adequately studied for wilderness designation. (b) Release- Any public land described in subsection (a) that is not designated as wilderness by section 2(a)(22) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-77; 107 Stat. 756) (as added by section 5(a))-- (1) is no longer subject to section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)); and (2) shall be managed in accordance with-- (A) this Act; and (B) the management plan developed under section 8.
S.1785 Dec-10-13
STATUS: December 10, 2013.--Introduced. July 23, 2014.--Hearing by subcommittee. (56) S.1785 Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 1785 IS 113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1785 To modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the States of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESDecember 10, 2013 Mr. ALEXANDER introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the States of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act'. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) AFFILIATED AREA- The term `affiliated area' means the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield established as an affiliated area of the National Park System by section 4(a). (2) PARK- The term `Park' means Shiloh National Military Park, a unit of the National Park System. (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 3. AREAS TO BE ADDED TO SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK. (a) Additional Areas- The boundary of the Park is modified to include the areas that are generally depicted on the map entitled `Shiloh National Military Park, Proposed Boundary Adjustment', numbered 304/80,011, and dated April 2012, and which are comprised of the following: (1) Fallen Timbers Battlefield. (2) Russell House Battlefield. (3) Davis Bridge Battlefield. (b) Acquisition Authority- The Secretary may acquire the land described in subsection (a) by donation, purchase from willing sellers with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange. (c) Administration- Any land acquired under this section shall be administered as part of the Park. SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF AFFILIATED AREA. (a) In General- Parker's Crossroads Battlefield in the State of Tennessee is established as an affiliated area of the National Park System. (b) Description of Affiliated Area- The affiliated area shall consist of the area generally depicted within the `Proposed Boundary' on the map entitled `Parker's Crossroads Battlefield, Proposed Boundary', numbered 903/80,073, and dated April 2012. (c) Administration- The affiliated area shall be managed in accordance with-- (1) this Act; and (2) any law generally applicable to units of the National Park System. (d) Management Entity- The City of Parkers Crossroads and the Tennessee Historical Commission shall jointly be the management entity for the affiliated area. (e) Cooperative Agreements- The Secretary may provide technical assistance and enter into cooperative agreements with the management entity for the purpose of providing financial assistance for the marketing, marking, interpretation, and preservation of the affiliated area. (f) Limited Role of the Secretary- Nothing in this Act authorizes the Secretary to acquire property at the affiliated area or to assume overall financial responsibility for the operation, maintenance, or management of the affiliated area. (g) General Management Plan- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary, in consultation with the management entity, shall develop a general management plan for the affiliated area in accordance with section 12(b) of the National Park System General Authorities Act (16 U.S.C. 1a-7(b)). (2) TRANSMITTAL- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this Act, 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 the general management plan developed under paragraph (1).