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S. 177 (117th): Cerro de la Olla Wilderness Establishment Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 21, 2022 (Reported by Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Calendar No. 494

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 177

[Report No. 117–151]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 2, 2021

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

September 21, 2022

Reported by , with amendments

Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To amend the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act to establish the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument and to modify the boundary of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness Establishment Act.

2.

Designation of Cerro de la Olla Wilderness

(a)

In general

Section 1202 of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 116–9; 133 Stat. 651) is amended—

(1)

in the section heading, by striking Cerro del Yuta and Río San Antonio and inserting Río Grande del Norte National Monument;

(2)

in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:

(1)

Map

The term map means—

(A)

for purposes of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subsection (b)(1), the map entitled Río Grande del Norte National Monument Proposed Wilderness Areas and dated July 28, 2015; and

(B)

for purposes of subsection (b)(1)(C), the map entitled Proposed Cerro de la Olla Wilderness and Río Grande del Norte National Monument Boundary and dated January 28, 2021April 25, 2022.

; and

(3)

in subsection (b)—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by adding at the end the following:

(C)

Cerro de la Olla Wilderness

Certain Federal land administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Taos County, New Mexico, comprising approximately 13,10313,098 acres as generally depicted on the map, which shall be known as the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness.

;

(B)

in paragraph (4), in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking this Act and inserting this Act (including a reserve common grazing allotment);

(B)(C)

in paragraph (7)—

(i)

by striking map and each place it appears and inserting maps and; and

(ii)

in subparagraph (B), by striking the legal description and map and inserting the maps or legal descriptions; and

(C)(D)

by adding at the end the following:

(12)

Wildlife water development projects in Cerro de la Olla Wilderness

(A)

In general

Subject to subparagraph (B) and in accordance with section 4(c) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(c)), the Secretary may authorize the maintenance of any structure or facility in existence on the date of enactment of this paragraph for wildlife water development projects (including guzzlers) in the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness if, as determined by the Secretary—

(i)

the structure or facility would enhance wilderness values by promoting healthy, viable, and more naturally distributed wildlife populations; and

(ii)

the visual impacts of the structure or facility on the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness can reasonably be minimized.

(B)

Cooperative agreement

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the Secretary shall enter into a cooperative agreement with the State of New Mexico that specifies, subject to section 4(c) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(c)), the terms and conditions under which wildlife management activities in the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness may be carried out.

.

(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of contents for the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Public Law 116–9; 133 Stat. 581) is amended by striking the item relating to section 1202 and inserting the following:

Sec. 1202. Río Grande del Norte National Monument Wilderness Areas.

.

3.

Río grande del Norte National Monument boundary modification

The boundary of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument in the State of New Mexico is modified, as depicted on the map entitled Proposed Cerro de la Olla Wilderness and Río Grande del Norte National Monument Boundary and dated January 28, 2021April 25, 2022.

September 21, 2022

Reported with amendments