H.R. 240 (103rd): Bodie Protection Act of 1993

Jan 05, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Died (Passed House) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 11, 1993 but was never passed by the Senate.

Jan 05, 1993
Reported by Committee
May 05, 1993
Passed House
May 11, 1993
Richard Lehman
Representative for California's 19th congressional district
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Last Updated
May 13, 1993
10 pages
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Full Title

To provide for the protection of the Bodie Bowl area of the State of California, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

House Natural Resources

Energy and Mineral Resources

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

National Parks

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/11/1993--Passed House amended.
Bodie Protection Act of 1993 - Prohibits the Bodie Bowl (California) from being available for any mineral mining, leasing, or disposal activities, except under valid existing claims.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to undertake an expedited validity review of all unpatented mining claims located within the Bodie Bowl. Prescribes limitations for the issuance of patents for mining and mill site claims on such lands.
Directs the Secretary to require that mineral activities be conducted in the Bodie Bowl so as to:
(1) avoid adverse effects on the historic, cultural, recreational, and natural resource values of the Bowl; and
(2) minimize other adverse impacts to the environment.
Mandates reclamation of the effects of mining exploration by mining operators.
Exempts the holder of any unpatented mining or mill site claim within the Bodie Bowl from specified statutory expenditure and filing requirements.
Declares that, in lieu of filing a certain affidavit of assessment work, such holder shall only be required to file a specified notice of intention to hold certain mining claims.
Directs the Secretary to:
(1) review possible actions to preserve specified characteristics of the Bodie Bowl; and
(2) report to certain congressional committees recommendations to achieve such preservation.

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