H. R. 3009
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 22, 2011
Mr. Fleming introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to require that any new national wildlife refuge may not be established except as expressly authorized by statute.
This Act may be cited as the
National Wildlife Refuge Review Act of
Prohibition on establishment of new national wildlife refuges
Section 4(a) of the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
The Secretary may not establish any national wildlife refuge except as expressly authorized by a law enacted after September 30, 2011.
Existing refuges not affected
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to any national wildlife refuge established on or before September 30, 2011.