Full Committee Markup on H.R. 452, H.R. 1071, H.R. 1090, H.R. 1190, H.R. 1595, H.R. 1728, H.R. 2720, H.R. 3124, H.R. 3153, H.R. 3626, H.R. 3897, H.R. 3929, H.R. 4192, H.R. 4195, H.R. 4292 and S.362
Thursday, November 16, 2006 12:00 PM



COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, November 16, 2006
12:00 p.m.

MARKUP ON:

  • H.R. 452 (Clay), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum located in St. Louis, Missouri, as a unit of the National Park System.
  • H.R. 1071 (Davis), To direct the Secretary of Energy to make incentive payments to the owners or operators of qualified desalination facilities to partially offset the cost of electrical energy required to operate such facilities, and for other purposes. “Desalination Drought Protection Act of 2005"
  • H.R. 1090 (DeFazio), To designate a Forest Service trail at Waldo Lake in the Willamette National Forest in the State ofOregon as a national recreation trail in honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the House of Representatives.
  • H.R. 1190 (Hunter), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study to design and construct a fourreservoir intertie system for the purposes of improving the water storage opportunities, water supply reliability,and water yield of San Vicente, El Capitan, Murray, and Loveland Reservoirs in San Diego County, California in consultation and cooperation with the City of San Diego and the Sweetwater Authority, and for other purposes. “San Diego Water Storage and Efficiency Act of 2005"
  • H.R. 1595 (Bordallo), To implement the recommendations of the Guam War Claims Review Commission. “Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act”
  • H.R. 1728 (Carnahan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the French Colonial Heritage Area in the State of Missouri as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. “French Colonial Heritage National Historic Site Study Act of 2005"
  • H.R. 2720 (Pearce), To further the purposes of the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 by directing the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to carry out an assessment and demonstration program to control salt cedar and Russian olive, and for other purposes. “Salt Cedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act”
  • H.R. 3124 (Sherwood), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation to increase the diameter of a natural gas pipeline located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. “ Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Natural Gas Pipeline Enlargement Act”
  • H.R. 3153 (Cubin), To reauthorize the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basin endangered fish recovery implementation programs. “Upper Colorado and San Juan Basin Endangered Fish Recovery Implementation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2005"
  • H.R. 3626 (Bishop) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibility of enlarging the Arthur V. Watkins Dam Weber Basin Project, Utah, to provide additional water for the Weber Basin Project to fulfill the purposes for which that project was authorized. “Arthur V. Watkins Dam Enlargement Act of 2005"
  • H.R. 3897 (Radanovich), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Madera Irrigation District for purposes of supporting the Madera Water Supply and Groundwater Enhancement Project. “Madera Water Supply and Groundwater Enhancement Project Act”
  • H.R. 3929 (Calvert), To amend the Water Desalination Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assist in research and development, environmental and feasibility studies, and preliminary engineering for the Municipal Water District of Orange County, California, Dana Point Desalination Project located at Dana Point, California. “Dana Point Desalination Project Authorization Act”
  • H.R. 4192 (Ross), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home in Hope, Arkansas, as a National Historic Site and unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4195 (Walden), To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within Rogue River Valley Irrigation District or within Medford Irrigation District. “Southern Oregon Bureau of Reclamation Repayment Act of 2005"
  • H.R. 4292 (Pombo), To amend Public Law 107-153 to further encourage the negotiated settlement of tribal claims.
  • S.362 (Inouye), A bill to establish a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Coast Guard to help identify, determine sources of, assess, reduce, and prevent marine debris and its adverse impacts on the marine environment and navigation safety, in coordination with non-Federal entities, and for other purposes. “Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act”

COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ACTION:

The Committee on Resources met in open markup session on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, and considered the following bills:

H.R. 452 (Clay), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum located in St. Louis, Missouri, as a unit of the National Park System.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 452.

Ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent

H.R. 1071 (Davis), To direct the Secretary of Energy to make incentive payments to the owners or operators of qualified desalination facilities to partially offset the cost of electrical energy required to operate such facilities, and for other purposes. “Desalination Drought Protection Act of 2005"

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1071.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Radanovich was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 1090 (DeFazio), To designate a Forest Service trail at Waldo Lake in the Willamette National Forest in the State ofOregon as a national recreation trail in honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the House of Representatives.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1090.

An amendment offered by Mr. DeFazio was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 1190 (Hunter), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study to design and construct a fourreservoir intertie system for the purposes of improving the water storage opportunities, water supply reliability,and water yield of San Vicente, El Capitan, Murray, and Loveland Reservoirs in San Diego County, California in consultation and cooperation with the City of San Diego and the Sweetwater Authority, and for other purposes. “San Diego Water Storage and Efficiency Act of 2005"

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1190.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Radanovich was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 1595 (Bordallo), To implement the recommendations of the Guam War Claims Review Commission. “Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act”

An amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. Bordallo was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 1728 (Carnahan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the French Colonial Heritage Area in the State of Missouri as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. “French Colonial Heritage National Historic Site Study Act of 2005"

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1728.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pearce was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 2720 (Pearce), To further the purposes of the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 by directing the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to carry out an assessment and demonstration program to control salt cedar and Russian olive, and for other purposes. “Salt Cedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act”

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Water and Power and the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2720.

Ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent 

H.R. 3124 (Sherwood), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation to increase the diameter of a natural gas pipeline located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. “ Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Natural Gas Pipeline Enlargement Act”

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3124.

An amendment offered by Mr. Pearce was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 3153 (Cubin), To reauthorize the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basin endangered fish recovery implementation programs. “Upper Colorado and San Juan Basin Endangered Fish Recovery Implementation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2005"

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3153.

Ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent

H.R. 3626 (Bishop) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibility of enlarging the Arthur V. Watkins Dam Weber Basin Project, Utah, to provide additional water for the Weber Basin Project to fulfill the purposes for which that project was authorized. “Arthur V. Watkins Dam Enlargement Act of 2005"

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3626.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Radanovich was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 3897 (Radanovich), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Madera Irrigation District for purposes of supporting the Madera Water Supply and Groundwater Enhancement Project. “Madera Water Supply and Groundwater Enhancement Project Act”

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3897.

An amendment offered by Mr. Radanovich was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 3929 (Calvert), To amend the Water Desalination Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assist in research and development, environmental and feasibility studies, and preliminary engineering for the Municipal Water District of Orange County, California, Dana Point Desalination Project located at Dana Point, California. “Dana Point Desalination Project Authorization Act”

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3929.

An amendment offered by Mr. Radanovich was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 4192 (Ross), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home in Hope, Arkansas, as a National Historic Site and unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4192.

Ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent

H.R. 4195 (Walden), To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within Rogue River Valley Irrigation District or within Medford Irrigation District. “Southern Oregon Bureau of Reclamation Repayment Act of 2005"

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4195.

Ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent

H.R. 4292 (Pombo), To amend Public Law 107-153 to further encourage the negotiated settlement of tribal claims.

Ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent

S. 362, A bill to establish a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Coast Guard to help identify, determine sources of, assess, reduce, and prevent marine debris and its adverse impacts on the marine environment and navigation safety, in coordination with non-Federal entities, and for other purposes. “Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act”

By unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans was discharged from further consideration of S. 362.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pombo was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

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