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H.R. 1026: North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 10, 2018 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 512

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1026

[Report No. 115–667]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Welch, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Peterson, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Walz, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Tonko, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Faso, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Sensenbrenner, and Mr. Paulsen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

May 10, 2018

Additional sponsors: Mr. Katko, Ms. Tenney, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Bergman, Ms. Slaughter, Ms. Stefanik, Ms. Moore, Mr. Moolenaar, Mr. Kind, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Huizenga, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Lewis of Minnesota, and Mr. Emmer

May 10, 2018

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 13, 2017


A BILL

To revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act.

2.

Route adjustment

Section 5(a)(8) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a)(8)) is amended in the first sentence—

(1)

by striking thirty-two hundred miles, extending from eastern New York State and inserting 4,600 miles, extending from the Appalachian Trail in Vermont; and

(2)

by striking Proposed North Country Trail and all that follows through June 1975. and inserting North Country National Scenic Trail, Authorized Route, dated February 2014, and numbered 649/116870..

3.

Land acquisition

Neither the Secretary of Agriculture nor the Secretary of the Interior may acquire for the North Country National Scenic Trail land in Minnesota or Vermont that was obtained through condemnation by a State or local government.

4.

Energy

Nothing in the amendments made by this Act that change the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in Minnesota or Vermont shall prohibit the development, production, conveyance, or transmission of energy in those States, with reasonable efforts made to preserve the nature and purpose of the North Country National Scenic Trail, and to mitigate any damage to that trail and its associated resources caused by such activities.

May 10, 2018

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed