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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 18, 2013.
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Companion bill H.R. 586: The bill was referred to House Natural Resources. ▲
The bill was introduced in the first year of the Congress. ▼
The sponsor is a member of the minority party. ▼
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Last updated Sep 12, 2013.
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A bill to provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.
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S. 157--113th Congress: Denali National Park Improvement Act. (2013). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 10, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s157
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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/s157.
Denali National Park and Preserve is a national park located in Interior Alaska, centered around Denali (Mt. McKinley). The national park consists of approximately 4.7 million acres, and the national preserve consists of 1.3 million acres. The Kantishna Hills are located in the northern part of the park.
S. 157 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to issue permits for microhydroelectric projects in the Kantishna Hills area within the Denali National Park and Preserve. Microhydro projects are defined as hydroelectric facilities that have a maximum power generation capability of 100 kilowatts, including distribution or transmission lines required to serve the area. In addition, this legislation 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 (NEPA) of 1969 with respect to proposed or existing microhydro projects in the area.
S. 157 directs the Secretary to conduct a land exchange with Doyon Tourism, Inc. The National Park Service will exchange land near land owned by Doyon Tourism, Inc. for approximately 18 acres owned by the company. It directs the exchange to be made by February 2015. The land would be administered as part of the Park.
Finally, it authorizes the Secretary to issue right-of-way permits for a high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline in non-wilderness areas within the National Park, subject to meeting environmental standards. Finally, it redesignates the Talkeetna Ranger Station as the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station.
The CBO estimates that this legislation could increase offsetting receipts from permit fees and associated direct spending. CBO estimates that the total collections under the legislation would be insignificant over the 2014-2023 period, and the net effect on direct spending would be negligible.
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