Markup on H.R. 306, H.R. 443, H.R. 588, H.R. 850, H.R. 991, H.R. 1162, H.R. 1461, H.R. 1466, H.R. 1505, H.R. 1556, H.R. 1740, H.R. 2060, H.R. 2351, H.R. 2352, H.R. 2360, H.R. 2578, H.R. 2752, H.R. 2803, H.R. 2842, H.R. 2915 and H.R. 3069
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
10:00 a.m.

FULL COMMITTEE MARKUP ON:

  • H.R. 306 (Jones), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge. "Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act"
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 306, H.R. 588, S. 266 and H.R. 285 (4/7/2011)
  • H.R. 443 (Young of AK), To provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Legislative Hearings on H.R. 443, H.R. 444, H.R. 1461, H.R. 1556 and H.R. 2444 (9/22/2011)
  • H.R. 588 (Harper), To redesignate the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 306, H.R. 588, S. 266 and H.R. 285 (4/7/2011)
  • H.R. 850 (Bachmann), To facilitate a proposed project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, and for other purposes.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Legislative Hearing on H.R. 241, H.R. 290, H.R. 320, H.R. 441, H.R. 643, H.R. 686, H.R. 765, H.R. 850, H.R. 944, H.R. 1022 and H.R. 1141 (5/4/2011)
  • H.R. 991 (Young of AK), To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 295, H.R. 670, H.R. 991, H.R. 1160 and H.R. 1670 (5/12/2011)
  • H.R. 1162 (Dicks), To provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection, and for other purposes.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1162, H.R. 2087, H.R. 2336, H.R. 2351, H.R. 2352. H.R. 2606 and H.R. 2687 (09/15/2011)
  • H.R. 1461 (Pearce), To authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease adjudicated water rights. "Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act"
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Legislative Hearings on H.R. 443, H.R. 444, H.R. 1461, H.R. 1556 and H.R. 2444 (9/22/2011)
  • H.R. 1466 (Sablan), To resolve the status of certain persons legally residing in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under the immigration laws of the United States.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Legislative Hearing on P.L. 110-229, H.R. 1466 and H.R. 44 (7/14/2011)
  • H.R. 1505 (Bishop of UT), To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes. "National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act"
    • Press Release - Groups Call for Passage of Republican Legislation to Enhance Border Security on Federal Lands (7/8/2011)
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1505 and H.R. 587 (7/8/2011)
  • H.R. 1556 (Lujan), To amend the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to allow certain land to be used to generate income to provide funding for academic programs, and for other purposes.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Legislative Hearings on H.R. 443, H.R. 444, H.R. 1461, H.R. 1556 and H.R. 2444 (9/22/2011)
  • H.R. 1740 (Larsen), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1904, H.R. 869, H.R. 1258, H.R. 1545, H.R. 473 and H.R. 1740 (7/14/2011)
  • H.R. 2060 (Walden), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon, and for other purposes. "Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act"
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Water and Power Legislative Hearing on H.R. 461, H.R. 795 and H.R. 2060 (7/23/2011)
  • H.R. 2351 (Hastings of WA), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. "North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act"
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1162, H.R. 2087, H.R. 2336, H.R. 2351, H.R. 2352. H.R. 2606 and H.R. 2687 (09/15/2011)
  • H.R. 2352 (Hastings of WA), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the boundary of the Stephen Mather Wilderness and the North Cascades National Park in order to allow the rebuilding of a road outside of the floodplain while ensuring that there is no net loss of acreage to the Park or the Wilderness, and for other purposes
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1162, H.R. 2087, H.R. 2336, H.R. 2351, H.R. 2352. H.R. 2606 and H.R. 2687 (09/15/2011)
  • H.R. 2360 (Landry), To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to extend the Constitution, laws, and jurisdiction of the United States to installations and devices attached to the seabed of the Outer Continental Shelf for the production and support of production of energy from sources other than oil and gas, and for other purposes. "Providing for Our Workforce and Energy Resources (POWER) Act"
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2360, H.R. 2752 and H.R. 2803 (9/13/2011)
  • H.R. 2578 (Denham), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2578 and H.R. 1581 (7/26/2011)
  • H.R. 2752 (Johnson of OH), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live lease sales, and for other purposes. "BLM Live Internet Auctions Act"
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2360, H.R. 2752 and H.R. 2803 (9/13/2011)
  • H.R. 2803 (Faleomavaega), To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, to conduct a technological capability assessment, survey, and economic feasibility study regarding recovery of minerals, other than oil and natural gas, from the shallow and deep seabed of the United States.
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2360, H.R. 2752 and H.R. 2803 (9/13/2011)
  • H.R. 2842 (Tipton), To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes. "Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011"
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Water and Power Legislative Hearing on H.R. 200 and H.R. 2842 (9/14/2011)
  • H.R. 2915 (McClintock), To repeal the Western Area Power Administration borrowing authority, and for other purposes. "American Taxpayer and Western Area Power Administration Customer Protection Act of 2011"
    • Press Release - Bill Introduced to Repeal Risky Stimulus Loans by WAPA (9/16/2011)
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Water and Power Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1719 and H.R. 2915 (9/22/2011)
  • H.R. 3069 (Hastings of WA), To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, and for other purposes. "Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act"
    • Press Release - Lethal Removal of Sea Lions Necessary to Ensure Survival of Endangered Salmon Populations in Pacific Northwest (6/14/2011)
    • Related Hearing - Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 946 (6/14/2011)

COMMITTEE ACTION:

The Committee on Natural Resources met in an open markup session on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, and considered the following bills:

H.R. 306 (Jones), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge. “Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act”

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 306 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 443 (Young of AK), To provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska.

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 443 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 588 (Harper), To redesignate the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 588 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 850 (Bachmann), To facilitate a proposed project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 850 by unanimous consent.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute was offered by Mr. Bishop.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 30 yeas and 14 nays.

H.R. 991 (Young of AK), To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 991 by unanimous consent.

An amendment was offered by Mr. Young.001.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 1162 (Dicks), To provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs and the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1162 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 1461 (Pearce), To authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease adjudicated water rights. “Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act”

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1461 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1466 (Sablan), To resolve the status of certain persons legally residing in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under the immigration laws of the United States.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1466 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1505 (Bishop of UT),To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes. “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1505 by unanimous consent.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute was offered by Mr. Bishop.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 26 yeas and 17 nays.

H.R. 1556 (Lujan), To amend the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to allow certain land to be used to generate income to provide funding for academic programs, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1556 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1740 (Larsen), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1740 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 2060 (Walden), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon, and for other purposes. “Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and the Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2060 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 2351 (Hastings of WA), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. “North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2351 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 2352 (Hastings of WA), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the boundary of the Stephen Mather Wilderness and the North Cascades National Park in order to allow the rebuilding of a road outside of the floodplain while ensuring that there is no net loss of acreage to the Park or the Wilderness, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2352 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice vote.

H.R. 2360 (Landry), To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to extend the Constitution, laws, and jurisdiction of the United States to installations and devices attached to the seabed of the Outer Continental Shelf for the production and support of production of energy from sources other than oil and gas, and for other purposes. “Providing for Our Workforce and Energy Resources (POWER) Act”

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2360 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice vote.

H.R. 2578 (Denham), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2578 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice vote.

H.R. 2752 (Johnson of OH), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live lease sales, and for other purposes. “BLM Live Internet Auctions Act

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2752 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 2803 (Faleomavaega), To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, to conduct a technological capability assessment, survey, and economic feasibility study regarding recovery of minerals, other than oil and natural gas, from the shallow and deep seabed of the United States.

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2803 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 2842 (Tipton), To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes. “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2842 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 30 yeas and 12 nays.

H.R. 2915 (McClintock), To repeal the Western Area Power Administration borrowing authority, and for other purposes. “American Taxpayer and Western Area Power Administration Customer Protection Act of 2011

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2915 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 26 yeas and 17 nays.

H.R. 3069 (Hastings of WA), To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, and for other purposes. Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act”

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 29 yeas and 13 nays.

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