H. R. 5583
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 11, 2008
Mr. Grijalva introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To withdraw the Tusayan Ranger District and Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the vicinity of Kanab Creek and in House Rock Valley from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act of 2008’’.
Withdrawal of Federal land from mining laws
Subject to subsection (b), the approximately 1,068,908 acres of Federal land generally depicted on the map titled ________, numbered ____, and dated ______ are hereby withdrawn from—
all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws;
location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and
operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws and mineral materials laws.
Treatment of existing rights
The withdrawal under subsection (a) is subject to valid, existing rights. If such rights are relinquished or otherwise acquired by the United States after the date of the enactment of this Act, the land that was subject to the rights shall be immediately withdrawn in accordance with subsection (a).