Markup on H.R. 200, H.R. 205, H.R. 1545, H.R. 2027, H.R. 2070, H.R. 2087, H.R. 2154, H.R. 2236, H.R. 2336, H.R. 2362, H.R. 2606, H.R. 2719, H.R. 2834, H.R. 2938, H.R. 3117, H.R. 3397, H.R. 3404 and S. 535
Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, November 17, 2011
10:00 a.m.

FULL COMMITTEE MARKUP ON:

  • H.R. 200 (Baca), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of water resources in the Rialto-Colton Basin in the State of California, and for other purposes. “Inland Empire Perchlorate Ground Water Plume Assessment Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 205 (Heinrich), To amend the Act titled "An Act to authorize the leasing of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, and other purposes requiring the grant of long-term leases", approved August 9, 1955, to provide for Indian tribes to enter into certain leases without prior express approval from the Secretary of the Interior. “HEARTH Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 1545 (Flores), To establish the Waco Mammoth National Monument in the State of Texas, and for other purposes. “Waco Mammoth National Monument Establishment Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 2027 (Cicilline), To revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in Rhode Island.
  • H.R. 2070 (Johnson), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the nation on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day. “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 2087 (Rigell), To remove restrictions from a parcel of land situated in the Atlantic District, Accomack County, Virginia.
  • H.R. 2154 (Mack), To correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Gasparilla Island Unit FL-70P.
  • H.R. 2236 (Sablan), To provide for the issuance of a Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp. “Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 2336 (Pingree), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. “York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 2362 (Cole), To facilitate economic development by Indian tribes and encourage investment by Turkish enterprises. “Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 2606 (Grimm), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area, and for other purposes. “New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act”
  • H.R. 2719 (Hastings of WA), To ensure public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach National Monument for educational, recreational, historical, scientific, cultural, and other purposes. “Rattlesnake Mountain Public Access Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 2834 (Benishek), To recognize the heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting on Federal public lands and ensure continued opportunities for these activities. “Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act”
  • H.R. 2938 (Franks), To prohibit certain gaming activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona. “Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act”
  • H.R. 3117 (Wittman), To grant the Secretary of the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps, and for other purposes. “Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 3397 (Hastings of WA), To modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes. “Cabin Fee Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 3404 (Hastings of WA), To establish in the Department of the Interior an Under Secretary for Energy, Lands, and Minerals and a Bureau of Ocean Energy, an Ocean Energy Safety Service, and an Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and for other purposes.
  • S. 535 (Sen. Isakson), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands within Fort Pulaski National Monument, and for other purposes. “Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act”

COMMITTEE ACTION:

The Committee on Natural Resources met in an open markup session on Thursday, November 17, 2011, and considered the following bills:

H.R. 200 (Baca), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of water resources in the Rialto-Colton Basin in the State of California, and for other purposes. “Inland Empire Perchlorate Ground Water Plume Assessment Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 200 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 205 (Heinrich), To amend the Act titled "An Act to authorize the leasing of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, and other purposes requiring the grant of long-term leases", approved August 9, 1955, to provide for Indian tribes to enter into certain leases without prior express approval from the Secretary of the Interior. “HEARTH Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 205 by unanimous consent.

Without objection, the long title was amended.

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

H.R. 1545 (Flores), To establish the Waco Mammoth National Monument in the State of Texas, and for other purposes. “Waco Mammoth National Monument Establishment Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1545 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 2027 (Cicilline), To revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in Rhode Island.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2027 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 2070 (Johnson), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the nation on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day. “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2070 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 2087 (Rigell), To remove restrictions from a parcel of land situated in the Atlantic District, Accomack County, Virginia.

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2087 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 32 yeas and 11 nays.

H.R. 2154 (Mack), To correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Gasparilla Island Unit FL-70P.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2154 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 2236 (Sablan), To provide for the issuance of a Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp. “Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2236 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 2336 (Pingree), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. “York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2336 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 2362 (Cole), To facilitate economic development by Indian tribes and encourage investment by Turkish enterprises. “Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2362 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 27 yeas and 15 nays.

H.R. 2606 (Grimm), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area, and for other purposes. “New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2606 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 2719 (Hastings of WA), To ensure public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach National Monument for educational, recreational, historical, scientific, cultural, and other purposes. “Rattlesnake Mountain Public Access Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2719 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 2834 (Benishek), To recognize the heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting on Federal public lands and ensure continued opportunities for these activities. “Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2834 by unanimous consent.

An en bloc amendment was offered by Mr. Bishop.045 of Utah.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 29 yeas and 14 nays.

H.R. 2938 (Franks), To prohibit certain gaming activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona. “Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act”

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2938 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 32 yeas and 11 nays.

H.R. 3117 (Wittman), To grant the Secretary of the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps, and for other purposes. “Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2011”

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3117 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 3397 (Hastings of WA), To modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes. “Cabin Fee Act of 2011”

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3404 (Hastings of WA), To establish in the Department of the Interior an Under Secretary for Energy, Lands, and Minerals and a Bureau of Ocean Energy, an Ocean Energy Safety Service, and an Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and for other purposes.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 28 yeas and 14 nays.

S. 535 (Sen. Isakson), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands within Fort Pulaski National Monument, and for other purposes. “Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act”

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of S. 535 by unanimous consent.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

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