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H.R. 1350 (113th): Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 21, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1350


March 21, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Polis, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Farr, Ms. Chu, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, and Mr. Pastor of Arizona) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


To withdraw the Tusayan Ranger District and Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the vicinity of Kanab Creek and in House Rock Valley from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act of 2013 .


Withdrawal of Federal land from mining laws



Subject to subsection (b), the approximately 982,550 acres of Federal land generally depicted on the map titled Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act and dated February 22, 2013, are hereby withdrawn from—


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


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


operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws and mineral materials laws.


Treatment of Existing Rights

The withdrawal under subsection (a) is subject to valid, existing rights. If such rights are relinquished or otherwise acquired by the United States after the date of the enactment of this Act, the land that was subject to the rights shall be immediately withdrawn in accordance with subsection (a).