Markup on H.R. 3, H.R. 85, H.R. 126, H.R. 251, H.R. 253, H.R. 330, H.R. 356, H.R. 462, H.R. 520, H.R. 573, H.R. 674, H.R. 723, H.R. 739, H.R. 767, H.R. 829, H.R. 862, H.R. 876, H.R. 885, H.R. 934, H.R. 993, H.R. 1156, H.R. 1157, H.R. 1158, H.R. 1206, H.R. 1208, H.R. 1241, and H.R. 1377
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Full Committee Markup on:

  • H.R. 3 (Terry), To approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes. “Northern Route Approval Act”
  • H.R. 85 (Christensen), To create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 126 (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”
  • H.R. 251 (Chaffetz), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District, and for other purposes. “South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act”
  • H.R. 253 (Chaffetz), To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University, and for other purposes. “Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act”
  • H.R. 330 (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. 356 (Bishop of UT), To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled "An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes. “Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act”
  • H.R. 462 (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. 520 (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. 573 (Sablan), To amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
  • H.R. 674 (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. 723 (Langevin), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes. “Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act”
  • H.R. 739 (Wittman), To require the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and implement an adaptive management plan, and for other purposes. “Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 767 (Cramer), To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.
  • H.R. 829 (DelBene), 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.
  • H.R. 862 (Kirkpatrick), To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960.
  • H.R. 876 (Simpson), To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes. “Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act”
  • H.R. 885 (Doggett), To expand the boundary of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions, and for other purposes. “San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 934 (McClintock), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 993 (Bishop of UT), To provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land to the city of Fruit Heights, Utah. “Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act”
  • H.R. 1156 (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.
  • H.R. 1157 (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”
  • H.R. 1158 (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”
  • H.R. 1206 (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 2013”
  • H.R. 1208 (Hastings of WA), To establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes. “Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act”
  • H.R. 1241 (Cook), To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 1377 (Pearce)To authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease adjudicated water rights. “Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act”

Committee Action:

The Committee on Natural Resources met in open session on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, to consider the following bills:

H.R. 3 (Terry), To approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes. “Northern Route Approval Act”

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by roll call vote of 24 yeas to 17 nays.

H.R. 85 (Christensen), To create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 85 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 126 (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. 126 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 251 (Chaffetz), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District, and for other purposes. “South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act”

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 251 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 253 (Chaffetz), To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University, and for other purposes. “Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 253 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 330 (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 Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 330 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 356 (Bishop of UT), To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled "An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes". “Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act”

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, and the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 356 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 462 (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”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 462 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 520 (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 Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 520 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 573 (Sablan), To amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 573 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 674 (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 Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 674 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 723 (Langevin), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes. “Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 723 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 739 (Wittman), To require the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and implement an adaptive management plan, and for other purposes. “Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2013”

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 739 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 767 (Cramer), To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 767 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 829 (DelBene), 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 Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 829 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 862 (Kirkpatrick), To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960.

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 862 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 876 (Simpson), To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes. “Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 876 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 885 (Doggett), To expand the boundary of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions, and for other purposes. “San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 885 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 934 (McClintock), 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 Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 934 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by roll call vote of 26 yeas and 15 nays.

H.R. 993 (Bishop of UT), To provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land to the city of Fruit Heights, Utah. “Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 993 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice vote.

H.R. 1156 (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 Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1156 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1157 (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”

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1157 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1158 (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 Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1158 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1206 (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 2013”

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1206 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1208 (Hastings of WA), To establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes. “Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1208 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1241 (Cook), To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1241 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1377 (Pearce), To authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease adjudicated water rights. “Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act”

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1377 by unanimous consent.

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

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