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S. 182: Pecos Watershed Protection Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 182

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

A BILL

To withdraw certain Federal land in the Pecos Watershed area of the State of New Mexico from mineral entry, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pecos Watershed Protection Act.

2.

Withdrawal of Federal land in Pecos Watershed area, New Mexico

(a)

Definition of Federal land

In this section, the term Federal land means the Federal land depicted as Pecos Withdrawal on the map entitled Pecos Watershed, upstream of I–25 Mineral Withdrawal and dated September 1, 2020.

(b)

Withdrawal

Subject to valid rights in existence on the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal land is withdrawn from all forms of—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 all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.