H. R. 3492
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 14, 2013
Mrs. Lummis (for herself and Mr. Bishop of Utah) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
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.
This Act may be cited as the
River Paddling Protection Act
The following regulations shall have no force or effect with regard to hand-propelled vessels and the Secretary of the Interior may not issue substantially similar regulations that apply to hand-propelled vessels:
Section 7.13(d)(4)(ii) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, regarding vessels on streams and rivers in Yellowstone National Park.
Section 7.22(e)(3) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, regarding vessels on lakes and rivers in Grand Teton National Park.
Wildlife-Dependent recreational use
Notwithstanding section 25.21(a) of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, regarding National Elk Refuge, the use of hand-propelled vessels on rivers and streams in the National Elk Refuge shall be considered a
wildlife-dependent recreational use as that term is defined in
section 5(2) of Public Law 89–669
16 U.S.C. 668ee(2)