IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 22, 2012
Mr. Tester (for himself and Mr. Baucus) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for other purpose.
Permits for existing natural gas pipelines
The Secretary of the Interior may issue right-of-way permits for each natural gas pipeline (including all appurtenances used in the operation of the natural gas pipeline) that, as of March 1, 2012, is located within the boundary of Glacier National Park.
Terms and conditions
A permit issued under subsection (a) shall be—
issued as a right-of-way renewal, consistent with laws (including regulations) generally applicable to utility rights-of-way within units of the National Park System, including the Act of March 4, 1911 (16 U.S.C. 5);
for a width of not more than 50 feet on either side of the centerline of the natural gas pipeline; and
subject to any terms and conditions that the Secretary of the Interior determines to be necessary.