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Text of the White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic River Expansion Act of 2009

This bill was introduced on December 16, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 2, 2010 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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Calendar No. 284

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 853

[Report No. 111–134]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 22, 2009

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

March 2, 2010

Reported by , with amendments

Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To designate additional segments and tributaries of White Clay Creek, in the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic River Expansion Act of 2009.

2.

Findings

Congress finds that—

(1)

the White Clay Creek watershed is 1 of only a few relatively intact and unspoiled functioning river systems remaining in the highly congested and developed corridor between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Newark, Delaware;

(2)

Public Law 102–215 (16 U.S.C. 1271 note; 105 Stat. 1664) directed the Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation and consultation with appropriate State and local governments and affected landowners, to conduct a study of the eligibility and suitability of White Clay Creek, in the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania, and the tributaries of the creek for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;

(3)

as a part of the study described in paragraph (2), all segments listed in the amendments made by section 3 were found eligible for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;

(4)

local communities and governments along the proposed river segments have passed resolutions in support of the designation of the segments listed in the amendments made by section 3 as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; and

(5)

Public Law 106–357 (16 U.S.C. 1271 note; 114 Stat. 1393) designated 190 miles of river segments of White Clay Creek (including tributaries of White Clay Creek and all second order tributaries of the designated segments) in the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior.

3.

Designation of segments of White Clay Creek, as scenic and recreational rivers

2.

Designation of segments of White Clay Creek, as scenic and recreational rivers

Section 3(a)(163) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S. C. 1274(a)(163)) is amended—

(1)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)—

(A)

by striking 190 miles and inserting 199 miles; and

(B)

by striking (dated June 2000) and inserting (dated February 2009);

(B)

by striking the recommended designation and classification maps (dated June 2000) and inserting the map entitled ‘White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic River Designated Area Map’ and dated July 2008, the map entitled ‘White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic River Classification Map’ and dated July 2008, and the map entitled ‘White Clay Creek National Wild and Scenic River Proposed Additional Designated Segments-July 2008’;

(2)

by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

(B)

22.4 miles of the east branch beginning at the southern boundary line of the Borough of Avondale, including Walnut Run, Broad Run, and Egypt Run, outside the boundaries of the White Clay Creek Preserve, as a recreational river.

; and

(3)

by striking subparagraph (H) and inserting the following:

(H)

14.3 miles of the main stem, including Lamborn Run, that flow through the boundaries of the White Clay Creek Preserve, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and White Clay Creek State Park, Delaware beginning at the confluence of the east and middle branches in London Britain Township, Pennsylvania, downstream to the northern boundary line of the City of Newark, Delaware, as a scenic river.

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3.

Administration of White Clay Creek

4.

Administration of White Clay Creek

Sections 4 through 8 of Public Law 106–357 (16 U.S.C. 1274 note; 114 Stat. 1393), shall be applicable to the additional segments of the White Clay Creek designated by the amendments made by section 3 section 2.

March 2, 2010

Reported with amendments