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Text of the Southern Arizona Public Lands Protection Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on May 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 25, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1989

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 25, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To withdraw certain Federal lands and interests located in Pima and Santa Cruz counties, Arizona, from the mining and mineral leasing laws of the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Southern Arizona Public Lands Protection Act of 2011.

2.

Withdrawal of Federal lands and interests located in Pima and Santa Cruz counties, Arizona

Subject to valid existing rights, after the date of enactment of this Act—

(1)

all federally owned interests in National Forest lands in Santa Cruz County and Pima County, Arizona, are withdrawn from—

(A)

all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws;

(B)

location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and

(C)

operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, and the mineral materials laws;

(2)

all federally owned subsurface interests under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in lands in Pima County, Arizona, with respect to which the surface interests are owned by such county, including in such lands located in Davidson Canyon, are withdrawn from—

(A)

all forms of entry, appropriation and disposal under the public land laws;

(B)

location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and

(C)

operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, and the mineral materials laws; and

(3)

all federally owned interests in Bureau of Land Management lands in Pima County, Arizona, are withdrawn from entry, location, or patent under the general mining laws.