IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 9, 2017
Mr. Risch (for himself and Mr. Crapo) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other purposes.
Maintenance or replacement of facilities and structures at Smith Gulch
The authorization of the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace facilities or structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch under section 3(a)(24)(D) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)(24)(D))—
may include improvements or replacements that the Secretary of Agriculture determines—
are consistent with section 9(b) of the Central Idaho Wilderness Act of 1980 (16 U.S.C. 1281 note; Public Law 96–312); and
would reduce the impact of the commercial recreation facilities or services on wilderness or wild and scenic river resources and values; and
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to consider including, as appropriate—
hydroelectric generators and associated electrical transmission facilities;
water pumps for fire suppression;
transitions from propane to electrical lighting;
solar energy systems;
6-volt or 12-volt battery banks for power storage; and
other improvements or replacements which are consistent with this section that the Secretary of Agriculture determines appropriate.