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H.R. 1026 - North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act

Introduced: 2018-06-05
Bill Status: Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 443.
 

North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act

This bill amends the National Trails System Act to revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail to extend it to the Appalachian Trail in Vermont and to modify the route in northeastern Minnesota.

The Departments of Agriculture and the Interior may not acquire for the trail land in Minnesota or Vermont that was obtained by a state or local government through condemnation.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 1026


AN ACT

    To revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act”.

SEC. 2. Route adjustment.

Section 5(a)(8) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a)(8)) is amended in the first sentence—

(1) by striking “thirty-two hundred miles, extending from eastern New York State” and inserting “4,600 miles, extending from the Appalachian Trail in Vermont”; and

(2) by striking “Proposed North Country Trail” and all that follows through “June 1975.” and inserting “ ‘North Country National Scenic Trail, Authorized Route’, dated February 2014, and numbered 649/116870.”.

SEC. 3. Land acquisition.

Neither the Secretary of Agriculture nor the Secretary of the Interior may acquire for the North Country National Scenic Trail land in Minnesota or Vermont that was obtained through condemnation by a State or local government.

SEC. 4. Energy.

Nothing in the amendments made by this Act that change the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in Minnesota or Vermont shall prohibit the development, production, conveyance, or transmission of energy in those States, with reasonable efforts made to preserve the nature and purpose of the North Country National Scenic Trail, and to mitigate any damage to that trail and its associated resources caused by such activities.

Passed the House of Representatives June 5, 2018.

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115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 1026

AN ACT
    To revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes.

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