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Markup on H.R. 69, H.R. 706, H.R. 712, H.R. 1363, H.R. 1839, H.R. 3226, H.R. 3227, H.R. 3326, H.R. 3608, H.R. 3980, H.R. 3981, H.R. 4166, H.R. 4534, H.R. 4846, H.R. 5003, H.R. 5040, H.R. 5049, H.R. 5050, H.R. 5139, H.R. 5162, H.R. 5167, H.R. 5412, H.R. 5476, S. 363, S. 609
Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Full Committee Markup on:

  • H.R. 69 (Bordallo), To strengthen enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes. (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 706 (Cicilline), To establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes. (Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act)

     Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 706

  • H.R. 712 (Frelinghuysen), To extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024.
  • H.R. 1363 (Labrador), To promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for other purposes. (Exploring for Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Act) 
  • H.R. 1839 (Tipton), To designate certain Federal land in the San Juan National Forest in the State of Colorado as wilderness, and for other purposes. (Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 3226 (Rice), To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties in South Carolina.
  • H.R. 3227 (Rice), To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties in South Carolina.
  • HR 3326 (Huffman), To provide for an exchange of land between the United States and the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving a parcel of National Forest System land in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. (Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 3608 (Nolan), To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. (Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act)
  • H.R. 3980 (McClintock), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes. (Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act)
  • H.R. 3981 (Hastings of Washington), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States and water users, to provide surface water storage enhancement, and for other purposes. (Accelerated Revenue, Repayment, and Surface Water Storage Enhancement Act)
  • HR 4166 (Thompson of California), To transfer recreational management authority for Lake Berryessa in the State of California from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Bureau of Land Management, and for other purposes. (Lake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 4534 (Cramer), To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes. (Native American Children's Safety Act)
  • H.R. 4846 (Polis), To adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes. (Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 5003 (Gingrey), To adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes. (Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 5040 (Labrador), To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Idaho County in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes. (Idaho County Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act)
  • H.R. 5049 (Simpson), To exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes. (Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 5050 (Simpson), To repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, and for other purposes. (May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act)
  • H.R. 5139  (Clawson), To correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System areas included in Florida System Unit P-16. 
  • H.R. 5162 (Goodlatte), To amend the Act entitled "An Act to allow a certain parcel of land in Rockingham County, Virginia, to be used for a child care center" to remove the use restriction, and for other purposes. 
  • H.R. 5167 (Young of Alaska), To direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, to convey certain Federal property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. 
  • H.R. 5412 (Hastings of Washington), To facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation process for creating or expanding surface water storage under Reclamation law. (Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act)
  • H.R. 5476 (Hastings of Washington), To modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes. (Cabin Fee Act of 2014) 
  • S. 363 (Wyden), A bill to expand geothermal production, and for other purposes. (Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2013) 
  • S. 609 (Udall of New Mexico), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, and for other purposes. (San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act)

Committee Action Summary:

The Committee on Natural Resources met in open session on September 18, 2014, to consider the following bills:

H.R. 69 (Bordallo), To strengthen enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes.  (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2013) 

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 69 by unanimous consent.

• An amendment offered by Ms. Bordallo.002 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 706 (Cicilline), To establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes.  (Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act)  

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 706 by unanimous consent.

• An amendment offered by Mr. Hastings of Washington Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 712 (Frelinghuysen), To extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024.

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 712 by unanimous consent.

• An Amendment offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 1363 (Labrador), To promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for other purposes.   (Exploring for Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Act)

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1363 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 1839 (Tipton), To designate certain Federal land in the San Juan National Forest in the State of Colorado as wilderness, and for other purposes.  (Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2013) 

The Subcommittees on Energy and Mineral Resources, and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1839 by unanimous consent.

• An Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by voice vote.

• An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, as amended, offered by Mr. Tipton.048 was AGREED TO by voice vote. 

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 22 yeas and 18 nays. 

H.R. 3226 (Rice), To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties in South Carolina.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3226 by unanimous consent. 

• An Amendment offered by Mr. Fleming.001 was AGREED TO by voice vote. 

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

H.R. 3227 (Rice), To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties in South Carolina.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3227 by unanimous consent.

• An Amendment offered by Mr. Fleming.001 was AGREED TO by voice vote. 

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

H.R. 3326 (Huffman), To provide for an exchange of land between the United States and the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving a parcel of National Forest System land in Shasta-Trinity National Forest.  (Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2013)

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3326 by unanimous consent.

• An amendment offered by Mr. LaMalfa.038 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 3608 (Nolan), To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.  (Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act)  

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3608 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 3980 (McClintock), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.   (Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act)

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3980 by unanimous consent. 

• An amendment offered by Mr. McClintock Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by voice vote.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 22 yeas and 16 nays.

H.R. 3981 (Hastings of Washington), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States and water users, to provide surface water storage enhancement, and for other purposes.  (Accelerated Revenue, Repayment, and Surface Water Storage Enhancement Act)

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3981 by unanimous consent.

• An amendment offered by Mr. Hastings of Washington Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by voice vote.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 25 yeas and 16 nays.

H.R. 4166 (Thompson of California), To transfer recreational management authority for Lake Berryessa in the State of California from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Bureau of Land Management, and for other purposes.  (Lake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act of 2014)

The Subcommittees on Water and Power and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4166 by unanimous consent. 

• An amendment offered by Mr. McClintock Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 4534 (Cramer), To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes.  (Native American Children's Safety Act)

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4534 by unanimous consent. 

• An amendment offered by Mr. Cramer.018 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 4846 (Polis), To adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes.  (Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014)

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4846 by unanimous consent. 

• An amendment offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 5003 (Gingrey), To adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes.  (Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014)

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5003 by unanimous consent.

• An amendment offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 5040 (Labrador), To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Idaho County in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.  (Idaho County Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act)

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5040 by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 5049 (Simpson), To exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes.  (Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014)

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5049 by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 5050 (Simpson), To repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, and for other purposes.  (May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act)

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5050 by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 5139 (Clawson), To correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit P16.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5139 by unanimous consent. 

• An amendment offered by Mr. Fleming.001 was AGREED TO by voice vote. 

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

H.R. 5162 (Goodlatte), To amend the Act entitled "An Act to allow a certain parcel of land in Rockingham County, Virginia, to be used for a child care center" to remove the use restriction, and for other purposes.  

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5162 by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 5167 (Young of Alaska), To direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, to convey certain Federal property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

The Subcommittees on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5167 by unanimous consent.

• An amendment offered by Mr. Young of Alaska.109 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

H.R. 5412 (Hastings of Washington), To facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation process for creating or expanding surface water storage under Reclamation law.  (Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act)

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5412 by unanimous consent.  

• An amendment offered by Mr. Hastings of Washington Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by voice vote.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 23 yeas and 18 nays.

H.R. 5476 (Hastings of Washington), To modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes.  (Cabin Fee Act of 2014)

• An amendment offered by Mr. Hastings of Washington.045 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

S. 363 (Wyden), A bill to expand geothermal production, and for other purposes.  (Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2013) 

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of S. 363 by unanimous consent. 

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

S. 609 (Udall of New Mexico), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, and for other purposes.  (San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act)

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of S. 609 by unanimous consent. 

• An amendment offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

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

 

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