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H.R. 1373: Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2019 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1373


February 26, 2019

(for himself, Mr. O'Halleran, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Cox of California, Ms. Haaland, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Quigley, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Gallego, Mr. McEachin, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Casten of Illinois, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


To protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act.


Withdrawal of Federal land from mining laws


Definition of map

In this Act, the term Map means the Bureau of Land Management map entitled Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act and dated February 26, 2019.



Subject to valid existing rights, the approximately 1,006,545 acres of Federal lands in the State of Arizona within the area depicted on the Map, including any land or interest in land that is acquired by the United States after the date of enactment of this Act, are hereby withdrawn from—


all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws;


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


operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws and mineral materials laws.


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.