Full Committee Markup of the following bills H. Res. 431, H.R. 1630, H.R. 2129, H.R. 2400, H.R. 2457, H.R. 2960, H.R. 3056, H.R. 3257, H.R. 3334, H.R. 3427, H.R. 3479, H.R. 3589, H.R. 3597, H.R. 3954, H.R. 4010, H.R. 4027, H.R. 4045, H.R. 4170, H.R. 4459, H.R. 4481, H.R. 4492, H.R. 4494, H.R. 4508, H.R. 4606, H.R. 4617, H.R. 4625, S. 943, S. 1003, S. 1537, S. 1576, S. 1721
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

washington, D.C.


Markup of the following bills:

H. Res. 431, Honoring the achievements of Siegfried and Roy
H.R. 1630, Petrified Forest National Park Expansion Act of 2003
H.R. 2129, Taunton, Massachusetts Special Resources Study Act
H.R. 2400, To amend the Organic Act of Guam for the purposes of clarifying the local judicial 
structure of Guam.
H.R. 2457, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Preservation and Education Act
H.R. 2960, to participate in the Brownsville Public Utility Board water recycling and desalinization 
project.
H.R. 3056, To clarify the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coast Barrier resources System 
Cedar Keys Unit P25 on Otherwise Protected Area P25P. 
H.R. 3257, Western Reserve Heritage Area Study Act
H.R. 3334, Riverside-Corona Feeder Authorization Act
H.R. 3427, Craig Recreation Land Purchase Act
H.R. 3479, Brown Tree Snake Control and Eradication Act of 2003
H.R. 3589, To create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands 
H.R. 3597, to conduct a feasibility study on the Alder Creek water storage and conservation
project in El Dorado County, California, and for other purposes. 
H.R. 3954, Rancho El Cajon Boundary Reconciliation Act
H.R. 4010, National Geologic Mapping Reauthorization Act of 2004
H.R. 4027, To authorize the Secretary of Commerce to make available to the University of Miami 
property under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration on Virginia Key, Florida, for use by the University for a Marine Life Science Center. 
H.R. 4045, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a feasibility study with respect to 
the Mokelumne River, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4170, Department of the Interior Volunteer Recruitment Act of 2004
H.R. 4459, Llagas Reclamation Groundwater Remediation Initiative
H.R. 4481, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Boundary Adjustment Act of 2004
H.R. 4492, To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to extend 
the authorization for certain national heritage areas
H.R. 4494, Grey Towers National Historic Site Act of 2004
H.R. 4508, To amend the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 to require the Secretary to 
permit continued use and occupancy of certain privately owned cabins in the Mineral King Valley 
in the Sequoia National Park. 
H.R. 4606, Southern California Groundwater Remediation Act
H.R. 4617, To amend the Small Tracts Act to facilitate the exchange of small tracts of land, and 
for other purposes. 
H.R. 4625, Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Act of 2004
S. 943, A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with the city of Cheyenne, 
Wyoming, for the storage of the city's water in the Kendrick Project, Wyoming.
S. 1003, A bill to clarify the intent of Congress with respect to the continued use of established 
commercial outfitter hunting camps on the Salmon River. 
S. 1537, A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to the New Hope Cemetery 
Association land in the State of Arkansas for use as a cemetery. 
S. 1576, A bill to revise the boundary of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
S. 1721, A bill to amend the Indian Land Consolidation Act to improve provisions relating to 
probate of trust and restricted land, and for other purposes.
 

COMMITTEE ACTION

July 14, 2004

The Committee on Resources met in open markup session on Wednesday, July 14, 2004, and considered the following bills:

H. Res. 431 (Berkley), Honoring the achievements of Siegfried and Roy, recognizing the impact of their efforts on the conservation of endangered species both domestically and worldwide, and wishing Roy Horn a full and speedy recovery.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1630 (Renzi), To revise the boundary of the Petrified Forest National Park in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes. (Petrified Forest National Park Expansion Act of 2003)

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment, offered by Mr. Renzi, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 2129 (Frank), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study regarding the suitability and feasibility of designating certain historic buildings and areas in Taunton, Massachusetts, as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. (Taunton, Massachusetts Special Resources Study Act)

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2129.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Pombo, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 2400 (Bordallo), To amend the Organic Act of Guam for the purposes of clarifying the local judicial structure of Guam.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

H.R. 2457 (Mica), To authorize funds for an educational center for the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, and for other purposes. (Castillo De San Marcos National Monument Preservation and Education Act)

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Pombo, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 2960 (Ortiz), To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Brownsville Public Utility Board water recycling and desalinization project.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3056 (Brown-Waite), To clarify the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coast Barrier Resources System Cedar Keys Unit P25 on Otherwise Protected Area P25P.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3056.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Pombo, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3257 (Tim Ryan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Western Reserve Heritage Area. (Western Reserve Heritage Area Study Act)

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3257.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Pombo, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3334 (Calvert), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design and construction of the Riverside-Corona Feeder in cooperation with the Western Municipal Water District of Riverside, California. (Riverside-Corona Feeder Authorization Act)

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended by the Subcommittee on Water and Power on June 16, 2004, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3427 (Don Young), To authorize a land conveyance between the United States and the City of Craig, Alaska, and for other purposes. (Craig Recreation Land Purchase Act)

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3427.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute by Mr. Young, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3479 (Bordallo), To provide for the control and eradication of the brown tree snake on the island of Guam and the prevention of the introduction of the brown tree snake to other areas of the United States, and for other purposes. (Brown Tree Snake Control and Eradication Act of 2003)

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Ms. Bordallo, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3589 (Christensen), To create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Ms. Christensen, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3597 (Doolittle), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, to conduct a feasibility study on the Alder Creek water storage and conservation project in El Dorado County, California, and for other purposes.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended by the Subcommittee on Water and Power on June 16, 2004, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3954 (Hunter) , To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to resolve boundary discrepancies in San Diego County, California, arising from an erroneous survey conducted by a Government contractor in 1881 that resulted in overlapping boundaries for certain lands, and for other purposes. (Rancho El Cajon Boundary Reconciliation Act)

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended by the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands on July 8, 2004, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4010 (Cubin), To reauthorize and amend the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992. (National Geologic Mapping Reauthorization Act of 2004)

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4010.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4027 (Ros-Lehtinen), To authorize the Secretary of Commerce to make available to the University of Miami property under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Virginia Key, Florida, for use by the University for a Marine Life Science Center.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended by the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans on June 3, 2004, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4045 (Pombo), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a feasibility study with respect to the Mokelumne River, and for other purposes.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment, offered by Mr. Pombo, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4170 (Pombo),To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to recruit volunteers to assist with, or facilitate, the activities of various agencies and offices of the Department of the Interior. (Department of the Interior Volunteer Recruitment Act of 2004)

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Pombo, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4459 (Pombo), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation and in coordination with other Federal, State, and local government agencies, to participate in the funding and implementation of a balanced, long-term groundwater remediation program in California, and for other purposes. (Llagas Reclamation Groundwater Remediation Initiative)

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4481 (Blunt), To amend Public Law 86-434 establishing Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in the State of Missouri to expand the boundaries of the park, and for other purposes. (Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Boundary Adjustment Act of 2004)

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4481.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Pombo, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4492 (Regula), To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to extend the authorization for certain national heritage areas, and for other purposes.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4492.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Pombo, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4494 (Sherwood), To designate the Grey Towers National Historic Site in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes. (Grey Towers National Historic Site Act of 2004)

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4494.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Walden, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4508 (Nunes), To amend the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 to require the Secretary to permit continued use and occupancy of certain privately owned cabins in the Mineral King Valley in the Sequoia National Park.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4508.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by voice vote.

H.R. 4606 (Baca), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation and in coordination with other Federal, State, and local government agencies, to participate in the funding and implementation of a balanced, long-term groundwater remediation program in California, and for other purposes. (Southern California Groundwater Remediation Act)

The following amendment was offered:

An En Bloc Amendment, offered by Ms. Napolitano, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4617 (Doolittle), To amend the Small Tracts Act to facilitate the exchange of small tracts of land, and for other purposes.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4617.

The following amendment was offered:

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, offered by Mr. Walden, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

Ordered favorably reported to the House, as amended, by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4625 (Cubin), To reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced on Federal lands, and for other purposes. (Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Act OF 2004)

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4625.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

S. 943 (Enzi), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with the city of Cheyenne, Wyoming, for the storage of the city's water in the Kendrick Project, Wyoming.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of S. 943.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

S. 1003 (Craig), A bill to clarify the intent of Congress with respect to the continued use of established commercial outfitter hunting camps on the Salmon River.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health was discharged from further consideration of S. 1003.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by voice vote.

S. 1537 (Lincoln), A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to the New Hope Cemetery Association certain land in the State of Arkansas for use as a cemetery.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health was discharged from further consideration of S. 1003.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

S. 1576 (Byrd), A bill to revise the boundary of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and for other purposes.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

S. 1721 (Campbell), A bill to amend the Indian Land Consolidation Act to improve provisions relating to probate of trust and restricted land, and for other purposes.

Ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

 

 

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