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H.R. 3492 (113th): River Paddling Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 28, 2014 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 275

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3492

[Report No. 113–369]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 14, 2013

(for herself and Mr. Bishop of Utah) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

February 28, 2014

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 November 14, 2013


A BILL

To provide for the use of hand-propelled vessels in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and the National Elk Refuge, and for other purposes.


1.

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the River Paddling Protection Act .

2.

Regulations Superseded

(a)

In general

The rivers and streams of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park shall be open to hand-propelled vessels as determined by the director of the National Park Service within 3 years of the date of enactment of this Act. Beginning on the date that is 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the following regulations shall have no the force or effect regarding closing rivers and streams of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park to hand-propelled vessels:

(1)

Section 7.13(d)(4)(ii) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, regarding vessels on streams and rivers in Yellowstone National Park.

(2)

Section 7.22(e)(3) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, regarding vessels on lakes and rivers in Grand Teton National Park.

(b)

Coordination of recreational use

The Fish and Wildlife Service shall coordinate any recreational use of hand-propelled vessels on the Gros Ventre River within the National Elk Refuge with Grand Teton National Park to ensure such use is consistent with the requirements of the National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act.

February 28, 2014

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