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This bill passed in the House on July 22, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
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Last updated Jul 23, 2013.
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To provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the environmental remediation and reclamation of the Three Kids Mine Project Site, and for other purposes.
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H.R. 697--113th Congress: Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act. (2013). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 10, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr697
“H.R. 697--113th Congress: Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. March 10, 2014 <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr697>
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr697.
The Three Kids Mine (TKM), located in Clark County, Nevada, operated from 1916 until 1961. The United States, through the Defense Plant Corporation (DPC), owned 446 acres of the TKM Project site from 1942 to 1955. DPC leased the site to U.S. Metals Reserve Company (MRC) who then contracted with the Manganese Ore Company to construct and operate a mill from 1942 through 1944 in order to produce manganese for national defense purposes. From 1950 to 1959, the U.S. contracted with Manganese, Inc. to process federally owned ore, and leased private lands to stockpile manganese nodules associated with the site as late as 2003.
The TKM project site is approximately 1,262 acres and includes 948 acres of federal lands east of the City of Henderson, Nevada. The land is currently managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). The remaining 314 acres, where the mill site and processing plant is located, are privately owned. The site is contaminated with arsenic, lead and other heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbons. Cost estimates for cleanup and reclamation of the site range from $300 million to $1.2 billion. The City of Henderson, the Henderson Redevelopment Agency, the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP), Lakemoor Development, LLC, and BLM negotiated a plan to clean up and redevelop the TKM Project site that includes the purchase of 948 acres of federal lands and relieves the federal government of the environmental liability associated with mining, milling and oreâ€storage activities at the site at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer.
Similar legislation passed the House in 112th Congress by voice vote.
H.R. 697 directs the Secretary of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to convey the Three Kids Mine Federal Land, approximately 948 acres, to the Henderson Redevelopment Agency of the city of Henderson, Nevada. The land would be conveyed for the purpose of environmental remediation and reclamation efforts of the Three Kids Mine Project Site. It further directs the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the fair market value based upon the assessment, remediation, and reclamation costs of the Project Area, and requires the Henderson Redevelopment Agency to pay fair market value for the land. In addition, the bill releases the federal government of any liabilities or claims that arise from the potential release of hazardous substance or mining-related materials at the Project Site.
According to the CBO, the bill would have no effect on direct spending or revenues. The CBO expects the bill to have no significant impact on the federal budget.
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