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Text of the National Monuments Act of 2009

This bill was introduced on February 25, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 25, 2009 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 472

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 25, 2009

(for himself, Mr. Shelby, and Mrs. Hutchison) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Monuments Act of 2009.

2.

Designation of national monuments

The Act of June 8, 1906 (16 U.S.C. 431 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 2 (16 U.S.C. 431), by striking Sec. 2. That the and inserting the following:

2.

Designation of national monuments

After obtaining congressional approval of the proposed national monument and certifying compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) with respect to the proposed national monument, the

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

5.

Restrictions on public use

The Secretary of the Interior shall not implement any restrictions on the public use of a national monument until the expiration of an appropriate review period (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) providing for public input and congressional approval.

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