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S. 2991 (114th): Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of May 25, 2016 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2991

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 25, 2016

(for herself and Ms. Cantwell) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To withdraw certain land in Okanogan County, Washington, to protect the land, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2016.

2.

Methow Valley, Washington, Federal land withdrawal

(a)

Definition of Map

In this Act, the term Map means the Forest Service map entitled Methow Headwaters Withdrawal Proposal Legislative Map and dated May 24, 2016.

(b)

Withdrawal

Subject to valid existing rights, the approximately 340,079 acres of Federal land and interests in the land located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest within the area depicted on the Map as Proposed Withdrawal is withdrawn from all forms of—

(1)

entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws;

(2)

location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and

(3)

disposition under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.

(c)

Acquired land

Any land or interest in land within the area depicted on the Map as Proposed Withdrawal that is acquired by the United States after the date of enactment of this Act shall, on acquisition, be immediately withdrawn in accordance with this section.

(d)

Availability of map

The Map shall be kept on file and made available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.