Markup on H.R. 295, H.R. 320, H.R. 441, H.R. 470, H.R. 489, H.R. 643, H.R. 670, H.R. 686, H.R. 765, H.R. 944, H.R. 1022, H.R. 1141, H.R. 1160 and S. 266
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
10:00 a.m.

FULL COMMITTEE MARKUP ON:

  • H.R. 295 (Young of AK), To amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to authorize funds to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services specific to the Arctic for safe navigation, delineating the United States extended continental shelf, and the monitoring and description of coastal changes.
  • H.R. 320 (Calvert), To designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. “Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act”
  • H.R. 441 (Young of AK), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue permits for a microhydro project in nonwilderness areas within the boundaries of Denali National Park and Preserve, to acquire land for Denali National Park and Preserve from Doyon Tourism, Inc., and for other purposes. “Kantishna Hills Renewable Energy Act of 2010”
  • H.R. 470 (Heck), To further allocate and expand the availability of hydroelectric power generated at Hoover Dam, and for other purposes. “Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 489 (Gosar), To clarify the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 643 (Polis), To provide for the exchange of certain land located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes. “Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act”
  • H.R. 670 (Sablan), To convey certain submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to give that territory the same benefits in its submerged lands as Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have in their submerged lands.
  • H.R. 686 (Bishop of UT), To require the conveyance of certain public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to support the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard. “Utah National Guard Readiness Act”
  • H.R. 765 (Bishop of UT), To amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that is subject to ski area permits, and for other purposes. “Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 944 (Campbell), To eliminate an unused lighthouse reservation, provide management consistency by incorporating the rocks and small islands along the coast of Orange County, California, into the California Coastal National Monument managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and meet the original Congressional intent of preserving Orange County's rocks and small islands, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 1022 (Speier), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks, and for other purposes. “Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act”
  • H.R. 1141 (Sablan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the National Park System. “Rota Cultural and Natural Resources Study Act”
  • H.R. 1160 (Kissel), To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey the McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery to the State of North Carolina, and for other purposes. “McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act”
  • S. 266 (Cochran), A bill to redesignate the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

COMMITTEE ACTION:

The Committee on Natural Resources met in an open markup session on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, and considered the following bills:

H.R. 295 (D. Young), To amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to authorize funds to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services specific to the Arctic for safe navigation, delineating the United States extended continental shelf, and the monitoring and description of coastal changes.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 295.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 320 (Calvert), To designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. “Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 320.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 441 (D. Young), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue permits for a microhydro project in nonwilderness areas within the boundaries of Denali National Park and Preserve, to acquire land for Denali National Park and Preserve from Doyon Tourism, Inc., and for other purposes. “Kantishna Hills Renewable Energy Act of 2010”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 441.

An en bloc amendment offered by Mr. Don Young was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

The long title was amended by unanimous consent.

H.R. 470 (Heck), To further allocate and expand the availability of hydroelectric power generated at Hoover Dam, and for other purposes. “Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 470.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 489 (Gosar), To clarify the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and Subcommittee on Water and Power were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 489.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 643 (Polis), To provide for the exchange of certain land located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes. “Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 643.

An amendment offered by Mr. Rob Bishop was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 670 (Sablan), To convey certain submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to give that territory the same benefits in its submerged lands as Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have in their submerged lands.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 670.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 686 (R. Bishop), To require the conveyance of certain public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to support the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard. “Utah National Guard Readiness Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 686.

An en bloc amendment offered by Mr. Rob Bishop was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, unanimous consent.

H.R. 765 (R. Bishop), To amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that is subject to ski area permits, and for other purposes. “Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 765.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 944 (Campbell), To eliminate an unused lighthouse reservation, provide management consistency by incorporating the rocks and small islands along the coast of Orange County, California, into the California Coastal National Monument managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and meet the original Congressional intent of preserving Orange County's rocks and small islands, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 944.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1022 (Speier), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks, and for other purposes. “Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1022.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1141 (Sablan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the National Park System. “Rota Cultural and Natural Resources Study Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1141.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1160 (Kissell), To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey the McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery to the State of North Carolina, and for other purposes. “McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act”

The Subcommittee Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1160.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

S. 266 (Cochran), A bill to redesignate the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

The Subcommittee Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 266.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

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