S. 157: Denali National Park Improvement Act

Introduced:
Jan 28, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Status:
Signed by the President
Prognosis
20% chance of being enacted
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 113-33.
Sponsor
Lisa Murkowski
Senior Senator from Alaska
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Sep 12, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 586 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 24, 2013

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 18, 2013.

Progress
Introduced Jan 28, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 28, 2013
Reported by Committee Mar 14, 2013
Passed Senate Jun 19, 2013
Passed House Sep 10, 2013
Signed by the President Sep 18, 2013
Prognosis

20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


9/18/2013--Public Law.
Denali National Park Improvement Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to issue permits for specified microhydro projects in the Kantishna Hills area within the Denali National Park and Preserve (the Park) in Alaska. Defines "microhydro project" as a hydroelectric power generating facility with a maximum power generation capability of 100 kilowatts and includes any distribution or transmission lines required to serve such area.
Requires the Secretary to complete, no later than 180 days after the submission of a permit application, any analysis required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 respecting any proposed or existing microhydro projects in such area.
Directs the Secretary to exchange Park land near or adjacent to land owned by Doyon Tourism, Inc., located at the mouth of Eureka Creek for approximately 18 acres of land owned by Doyon Tourism within the Galena patented mining claim.
Instructs the Secretary to seek to complete such exchange by February 2015.
Permits, if the values of the tracts proposed for exchange are determined not to be equal, an equalization of such values to be achieved by adjusting the quantity of the acreage owned by Doyon Tourism.
Requires the land acquired by the Secretary to be administered as part of the Park.
Authorizes the Secretary to issue right-of-way permits, subject to certain terms and conditions, for:
(1) a high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline (including appurtenances) in nonwilderness areas within the boundary of the Park within, along, or near the approximately seven-mile segment of the George Parks Highway that runs through the Park; and
(2) any distribution and transmission pipelines and appurtenances that the Secretary determines to be necessary to provide natural gas supply to the Park.
Designates the Talkeetna Ranger Station that is on B Street in Talkeetna, Alaska, and that is approximately 100 miles south of the entrance to the Park, as the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station.

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