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H.R. 6546 - Chetco River Protection Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-07-26
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6546


    To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to make technical corrections to the segment designations for the Chetco River, Oregon.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 26, 2018

    Mr. DeFazio (for himself, Mr. Huffman, Ms. Bonamici, and Mr. Blumenauer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

    To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to make technical corrections to the segment designations for the Chetco River, Oregon.

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 “Chetco River Protection Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Technical Corrections to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Section 3(a)(69) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)(69)) is amended—

(1) by inserting before “The 44.5-mile” the following:

“(A) DESIGNATIONS.—”;

(2) by redesignating subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) as clauses (i), (ii), and (iii), respectively;

(3) in clause (i), as redesignated—

(A) by striking “25.5-mile” and inserting “27.5-mile”; and

(B) by striking “Boulder Creek at the Kalmiopsis Wilderness boundary” and inserting “Mislatnah Creek”;

(4) in clause (ii), as redesignated—

(A) by striking “8” and inserting “7.5”;

(B) by striking “Boulder Creek” and inserting “Mislatnah Creek”; and

(C) by striking “Steel Bridge” and inserting “Eagle Creek”;

(5) in clause (iii), as redesignated—

(A) by striking “11” and inserting “9.5”; and

(B) by striking “Steel Bridge” and inserting “Eagle Creek”; and

(6) by adding at the end the following:

“(B) WITHDRAWAL.—Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal land within the boundaries of the river segments designated by subparagraph (A), is withdrawn from all forms of—

“(i) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws;

“(ii) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and

“(iii) disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral leasing, geothermal leasing, or mineral materials.”.


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