H. R. 2197
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 5, 2014
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
This Act may be cited as the
York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2014.
Designation for study
Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
York River, Maine
The York River that flows 11.25 miles from its headwaters at York Pond to the mouth of the river at York Harbor, and all associated tributaries.
The study conducted under this paragraph shall—
determine the effect of the designation on—
existing commercial and recreational activities, such as hunting, fishing, trapping, recreational shooting, motor boat use, bridge construction;
the authorization, construction, operation, maintenance, or improvement of energy production and transmission infrastructure; and
the authority of State and local governments to manage those activities; and
all authorities that will authorize or require the Secretary to influence local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on non-Federal land if designated under this Act;
all authorities that the Secretary may use to condemn property; and
all private property located in the area studied under this paragraph.
Study and report
Section 5(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
York River, Maine
The study of the York River, Maine, named in paragraph (_) of subsection (a) shall be completed by the Secretary of the Interior and the report thereon submitted to Congress not later than 3 years after the date on
which funds are made available to carry out this paragraph.
Passed the House of Representatives March 4, 2014.
Karen L. Haas,