H. R. 4283
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 21, 2014
Mr. Simpson introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other purposes.
Maintenance or replacement of facilities and structures at Smith Gulch
Section 3(a)(24)(D) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act ( 16 U.S.C. 1274(a)(24)(D) ) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Notwithstanding any provision of the Central Idaho Wilderness Act of 1980 ( 16 U.S.C. 1132 note), the Secretary shall also authorize or continue to authorize maintenance or replacement of facilities and structures listed in this subparagraph for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch. The Secretary shall bear the cost of any environmental, archaeological, or cultural analysis required by Federal law or regulation that must be completed prior to the Secretary’s issuance of new or continued authorization of these facilities or structures. Regulation by the Secretary of these maintenance activities or replaced facilities and structures shall not inhibit or otherwise interfere with the commercial services offered at Smith Gulch. The facilities and structures referred to in this subparagraph are—
motorized landscaping equipment, such as lawnmowers and weed trimmers;
gasoline-powered electrical generators and associated electrical transmission facilities;
hydroelectric generators and associated electrical transmission facilities;
gasoline-powered water pumps for fire suppression;
transition from propane to electrical lighting;
solar energy systems; and
6-volt or 12-volt battery banks for power storage.