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Text of the Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

This bill was introduced on March 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 15, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1230

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 15, 2013

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

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)

In general

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

(i)

Molalla river

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)

Table Rock Fork Molalla River

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)

Withdrawal

Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal land within the boundaries of the river segments designated by subparagraph (A) is withdrawn from all forms of—

(i)

entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws;

(ii)

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

(iii)

disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.

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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.