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H.R. 752 (112th): Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 31, 2012 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 537

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 752

[Report No. 112–735]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 17, 2011

(for himself, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Blumenauer, and Mr. Wu) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

December 31, 2012

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 17, 2011


A BILL

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Molalla River in the State of Oregon, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

2.

Designation of wild and scenic river segments, Molalla River, Oregon

Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(___)

Molalla river, Oregon

(A)

The following segments in the State of Oregon, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a recreational river:

(i)

The approximately 15.1-mile segment from the southern boundary line of T. 7 S., R. 4 E., sec. 19, downstream to the edge of the Bureau of Land Management boundary in T. 6 S., R. 3 E., sec. 7.

(ii)

The approximately 6.2-mile segment from the easternmost Bureau of Land Management boundary line in the NE1/4 sec. 4, T. 7 S., R. 4 E., downstream to the confluence with the Molalla River.

(B)

The Secretary of the Interior may not acquire by condemnation any land or interest in land within the boundaries of the river segments designated by subparagraph (A).

(C)

Nothing in this paragraph—

(i)

establishes or authorizes the establishment of a protective perimeter or buffer zone around the boundaries of the river segments designated by subparagraph (A); or

(ii)

prohibits an activity from being conducted outside such boundaries, including an activity that can be seen or heard from within such boundaries.

(D)

Private or non-Federal public property shall not be included within the boundaries of the river segments designated by subparagraph (A), unless the owner of that property has consented in writing to having that property included in such boundaries.

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3.

Technical corrections

Section 3(a)(102) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)(102)) is amended—

(1)

in the heading, by striking Squaw Creek and inserting Whychus Creek;

(2)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking McAllister Ditch, including the Soap Fork Squaw Creek, the North Fork, the South Fork, the East and West Forks of Park Creek, and Park Creek Fork and inserting Plainview Ditch, including the Soap Creek, the North and South Forks of Whychus Creek, the East and West Forks of Park Creek, and Park Creek; and

(3)

in subparagraph (B), by striking McAllister Ditch and inserting Plainview Ditch.

December 31, 2012

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed