Text of the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2008
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 10, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 11, 2008 (Referred to Senate Committee).
HR 3667 RFS
H. R. 3667
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 11, 2008
September 11, 2008
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers in the State of Vermont for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
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 ‘Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2008’.
SEC. 2. DESIGNATION FOR STUDY.
Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘(XX) Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont- The approximately 25-mile segment of the upper Missisquoi from its headwaters in Lowell to the Canadian border in North Troy; the approximately 25-mile segment from the Canadian border in East Richford to Enosburg Falls; and approximately 20 miles of the Trout River from its headwaters to its confluence with the Missisquoi River.’.
SEC. 3. STUDY AND REPORT.
Section 5(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘(19) Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont- Not later than 3 years after funds are made available to carry out this paragraph, the Secretary of the Interior shall--
‘(A) analyze any potential impacts on the possession or use of a weapon, trap, or net, including a concealed weapon, on the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont, described in subsection (a)(XX) or on lands adjacent to that area;
‘(B) include in the study completed under this paragraph an assessment of any effect a wild and scenic designation in the study area is likely to have on energy production, transmission, or conveyance;
‘(C) analyze the potential impact of the designation on private lands within the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont, described in subsection (a)(XX) or adjacent to that area;
‘(D) complete the study of the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers, Vermont, described in subsection (a)(XX); and
‘(E) submit a report describing the results of that study to the appropriate committees of Congress.’.
SEC. 4. FUNDING.
Nothing in this Act or the amendments made by this Act shall be construed as authorizing appropriations to
designate or otherwise create a new component of the national wild and scenic rivers system.
Passed the House of Representatives September 10, 2008.
LORRAINE C. MILLER,