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Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Water Bills


WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2018 -

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 10 bills, H.R. 5171 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 5347 (Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.), H.R. 5556 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5923 (Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.), H.R. 5979 (Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6038 (Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.), H.R. 6039 (Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.), H.R. 6146 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 6040 (Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif.), and H.R. 5532 (Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.).

“These bills improve how the federal government stewards its resources and empowers local communities to play an active role in their management. I’m thankful for the hard work put forth on these pieces of legislation and will continue to help shepherd them through the legislative process,” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said.

H.R. 5171, the Ski Area Fee Retention Act, amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to provide for the establishment of a Ski Area Fee Retention Account. 

H.R. 5347, the Lyon County Economic Development and Environmental Remediation Act, facilitates resolution of environmental remediation and reclamation, resolves potential liability of the United States, and promotes economic development in Lyon County, Nevada.

H.R. 5556, the Environmental Compliance Cost Transparency Act of 2018, provides for transparency and reporting related to direct and indirect costs incurred by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Western Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration related to compliance with any Federal environmental laws impacting the conservation of fish and wildlife. 

H.R. 5923, the Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act, directs the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest. 

H.R. 5979, the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument Act, establishes the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System. 

H.R. 6038 establishes a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota.

H.R. 6039 establishes a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota.

H.R. 6146, the Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2018, authorizes, directs, expedites, and facilitates a land exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona.

H.R. 6040, the Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project. 

H.R. 5532, the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act, redesignates the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park. 

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