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S. 1167 (114th): Owyhee Wilderness Areas Boundary Modifications Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 30, 2015 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1167

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 30, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Risch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To modify the boundaries of the Pole Creek Wilderness, the Owyhee River Wilderness, and the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness and to authorize the continued use of motorized vehicles for livestock monitoring, herding, and grazing in certain wilderness areas in the State of Idaho.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Owyhee Wilderness Areas Boundary Modifications Act .

2.

Owyhee wilderness areas boundary modifications

(a)

Boundary modifications

(1)

North Fork Owyhee Wilderness

The boundary of the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness established by section 1503(a)(1)(D) of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–11; 123 Stat. 1033) is modified to exclude certain land, as depicted on—

(A)

the Bureau of Land Management map entitled North Fork Owyhee and Pole Creek Wilderness Aerial and dated October 15, 2014; and

(B)

the Bureau of Land Management map entitled North Fork Owyhee Wilderness Big Springs Camp Zoom Aerial and dated October 15, 2014.

(2)

Owyhee River Wilderness

The boundary of the Owyhee River Wilderness established by section 1503(a)(1)(E) of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–11; 123 Stat. 1033) is modified to exclude certain land, as depicted on—

(A)

the Bureau of Land Management map entitled North Fork Owyhee Wilderness, Pole Creek Wilderness and Owyhee River Wilderness Aerial and dated November 10, 2014;

(B)

the Bureau of Land Management map entitled Owyhee River Wilderness Kincaid Reservoir Zoom Aerial and dated October 15, 2014; and

(C)

the Bureau of Land Management map entitled Owyhee River Wilderness Dickshooter Road Zoom Aerial and dated October 15, 2014.

(3)

Pole Creek Wilderness

The boundary of the Pole Creek Wilderness established by section 1503(a)(1)(F) of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–11; 123 Stat. 1033) is modified to exclude certain land, as depicted on—

(A)

the Bureau of Land Management map entitled North Fork Owyhee Wilderness, Pole Creek Wilderness and Owyhee River Wilderness Aerial and dated November 10, 2014; and

(B)

the Bureau of Land Management map entitled Pole Creek Wilderness Pullout Zoom Aerial and dated October 15, 2014.

(b)

Maps

(1)

Effect

The maps referred to in subsection (a) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary of the Interior may correct minor errors in the maps.

(2)

Availability

The maps referred to in subsection (a) shall be available in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management.

3.

Use of motorized vehicles for livestock monitoring, herding, and grazing

Section 1503(b)(3)(A) of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–11; 123 Stat. 1034) is amended by inserting (including the use of motor vehicles for livestock monitoring, herding, and gathering in those areas) before shall be allowed.

4.

Report on livestock grazing management activities

(a)

In general

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall submit to the appropriate Committees of Congress a report describing all livestock grazing management activities that were authorized in the areas designated as wilderness by section 1503 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–11; 123 Stat. 1032) on the day before the date on which those wilderness areas were designated.

(b)

Use

The Secretary shall use the report submitted under subsection (a) to assist in the management of livestock grazing in the wilderness areas referred to in subsection (a).