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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

California Desert Protection Act of 1991

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1991

Short Titles as Introduced

California Desert Protection Act of 1991

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To designate certain lands in the California desert as wilderness, to establish the Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Mojave National Parks, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
11/26/1991Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 297 - 136 (Roll no. 435).
11/05/1991Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries discharged.
11/04/1991Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. H. Rept. 102-283, Part I. committee pursuant to clause 1(n), rule X.
07/17/1991Introduced in House

All Actions (73)

Date Chamber
08/05/1992SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources received executive comment from Department of the Interior. Unfavorable.
04/30/1992SenateSubcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks. Hearings concluded. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 102-624.
Action By: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests
04/29/1992SenateSubcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks. Hearings held.
Action By: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests
04/28/1992SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources requested executive comment from Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, and Office of Management and Budget.
04/04/1992SenateSubcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks. Hearings held at Palm Desert, Ca. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 102-624.
Action By: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests
11/28/1991SenateReferred to Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
11/27/1991SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
11/26/1991SenateReceived in the Senate.
11/26/1991-6:46pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2929.
11/26/1991-6:46pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/26/1991-6:46pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 297 - 136 (Roll no. 435).
11/26/1991-6:25pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11/26/1991-6:25pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11/26/1991-6:24pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2929.
11/26/1991-6:24pmHouseH.Amdt.429 On agreeing to the Miller (CA) amendments (A010) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
11/26/1991-6:03pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with twenty minutes of debate on the Miller of California amendments en bloc and as modified.
11/26/1991-6:03pmHouseH.Amdt.429 Miller (CA) amendment (A010) modified by unanimous consent. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Miller of California, has the authority to make modifications to an en bloc amendment which was made in order under the rule.
11/26/1991-6:03pmHouseH.Amdt.429 Amendments (A010) offered by Mr. Miller (CA).
11/26/1991-6:01pmHouseH.Amdt.428 On agreeing to the DeLay amendment (A009) Failed by recorded vote: 49 - 379 (Roll no. 434).
11/26/1991-5:31pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Delay amendment.
11/26/1991-5:30pmHouseH.Amdt.428 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. DeLay.
11/26/1991-5:30pmHouseH.Amdt.427 On agreeing to the Blaz amendment (A008) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
11/26/1991-5:15pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Blaz amendment as modified.
11/26/1991-5:15pmHouseH.Amdt.427 Blaz amendment (A008) modified by unanimous consent. Mr. Blaz, by unanimous consent, had earlier received permission in the House to offer a modified version of his amendment No. 10 made in order by the provisions of H. Res. 279. The modification consists of merging the original Blaz amendment with the provisions of the Vento amendment also made in order under the rule.
11/26/1991-5:15pmHouseH.Amdt.427 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Blaz.
11/26/1991-5:14pmHouseH.Amdt.426 On agreeing to the Nichols amendment (A007) Failed by recorded vote: 133 - 292 (Roll no. 433).
11/26/1991-4:39pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Nichols amendment.
11/26/1991-4:39pmHouseH.Amdt.426 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Nichols.
11/26/1991-4:39pmHouseH.Amdt.425 On agreeing to the Dannemeyer amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 110 - 316 (Roll no. 432).
11/26/1991-3:55pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dannemeyer amendment.
11/26/1991-3:55pmHouseH.Amdt.425 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Dannemeyer.
11/26/1991-3:54pmHouseH.Amdt.424 On agreeing to the Allard amendments (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 155 - 274 (Roll no. 431).
11/26/1991-3:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Allard amendment.
11/26/1991-3:13pmHouseH.Amdt.424 Amendments (A005) offered by Mr. Allard.
11/26/1991-3:12pmHouseH.Amdt.423 On agreeing to the DeLay amendments (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 143 - 289 (Roll no. 430).
11/26/1991-2:23pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes debate on the Delay amendment.
11/26/1991-2:23pmHouseH.Amdt.423 Amendments (A004) offered by Mr. DeLay.
11/26/1991-2:22pmHouseH.Amdt.422 On agreeing to the Marlenee amendments (A003) Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 193 (Roll No. 429).
11/26/1991-1:41pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Marlenee amendment.
11/26/1991-1:40pmHouseH.Amdt.422 Amendments (A003) offered by Mr. Marlenee.
11/26/1991-1:40pmHouseH.Amdt.421 On agreeing to the Dannemeyer amendments (A002) Failed by voice vote.
11/26/1991-1:27pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Dannemeyer amendment.
11/26/1991-1:26pmHouseH.Amdt.421 Amendments (A002) offered by Mr. Dannemeyer.
11/26/1991-1:21pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11/26/1991-1:21pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
11/26/1991-1:17pmHouseMr. Blaz asked unanimous consent that when H.R. 2929 is considered in the Committee of the Whole, that in lieu of the amendment No. 10, made in order under the rules, it be in order to offer a modified amendment. agreed to without objection.
11/22/1991-8:36pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2929 as unfinished business.
11/22/1991-8:36pmHouseH.Amdt.416 On agreeing to the Lewis (CA) amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 150 - 241 (Roll no. 420).
11/22/1991-7:02pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 279, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate on the Lewis amendment.
11/22/1991-7:02pmHouseH.Amdt.416 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Lewis (CA).
11/22/1991-5:51pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
11/22/1991-5:51pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Barnard Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
11/22/1991-5:51pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 279 and Rule XXIII.
11/22/1991-5:51pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2929 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs now printed in the bill as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule. All points of order against said substitute are waived. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment to said substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules. Said amendments shall be considered in the order and manner specified in the report and are considered read. It shall be in order at any time for the chairman of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs to offer amendments en b...
11/22/1991-5:51pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 279.
11/22/1991-5:45pmHouseRule H. Res. 279 passed House.
11/13/1991-9:15pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 279 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2929 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs now printed in the bill as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule. All points of order against said substitute are waived. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment to said substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules. Said amendments shall be considered in the order and manner specified in the report and are considered read. It shall be in order at any time for the chairman of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs to offer amendments en b...
11/05/1991HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 173.
11/05/1991HouseCommittee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries discharged.
11/05/1991HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
11/04/1991HouseReferred sequentially to the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries for a period ending not later than Nov. 5, 1991 for consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(n), rule X.
11/04/1991HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. H. Rept. 102-283, Part I. committee pursuant to clause 1(n), rule X.
10/16/1991HouseSubcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands Discharged.
10/16/1991HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/16/1991HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 16.
10/15/1991HouseUnfavorable Executive Comment Received from Interior.
10/11/1991HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
10/01/1991HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Interior and Insular Affairs Subcommittee on General Oversight and California Desert Lands
10/01/1991HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Interior and Insular Affairs Subcommittee on General Oversight and California Desert Lands
09/16/1991HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Interior and Insular Affairs Subcommittee on General Oversight and California Desert Lands
07/30/1991HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on General Oversight and California Desert Lands.
Action By: Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
07/17/1991HouseReferred to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
07/17/1991HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (87)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lehman, Richard H. [D-CA-18]* 07/17/1991
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]* 07/17/1991
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-13] 07/22/1991
Rep. Henry, Paul B. [R-MI-5] 07/22/1991
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-21] 08/02/1991
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-7] 08/02/1991
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-9] 08/02/1991
Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9] 08/02/1991
Rep. Jontz, Jim [D-IN-5] 08/02/1991
Rep. de Lugo, Ron [D-VI-At Large] 08/02/1991
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 08/02/1991
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-36] 08/02/1991
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] 08/02/1991
Rep. Owens, Wayne [D-UT-2] 08/02/1991
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 08/02/1991
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 08/02/1991
Rep. Beilenson, Anthony C. [D-CA-23] 08/02/1991
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 08/02/1991
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 08/02/1991
Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6] 08/02/1991
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-11] 08/02/1991
Rep. Ravenel, Arthur, Jr. [R-SC-1] 08/02/1991
Rep. Yates, Sidney R. [D-IL-9] 08/02/1991
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-4] 08/02/1991
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-8] 08/02/1991
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-30] 08/02/1991
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 08/02/1991
Rep. Lehman, William [D-FL-17] 08/02/1991
Rep. Scheuer, James H. [D-NY-8] 08/02/1991
Rep. Roybal, Edward R. [D-CA-25] 08/02/1991
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-28] 08/02/1991
Rep. Kostmayer, Peter H. [D-PA-8] 08/02/1991
Rep. Machtley, Ronald K. [R-RI-1] 08/02/1991
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 08/02/1991
Rep. Panetta, Leon [D-CA-16] 08/02/1991
Rep. Fuster, Jamie B. [D-PR-At Large] 08/02/1991
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-5] 08/02/1991
Rep. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY-10] 08/02/1991
Rep. Johnston, Harry [D-FL-14] 08/02/1991
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 09/25/1991
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-17] 09/25/1991
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-22] 09/25/1991
Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8] 09/25/1991
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 09/25/1991
Rep. Bruce, Terry L. [D-IL-19] 09/25/1991
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-3] 09/25/1991
Rep. Dymally, Mervyn M. [D-CA-31] 09/25/1991
Rep. Sikorski, Gerry E. [D-MN-6] 09/25/1991
Rep. Jones, Ben [D-GA-4] 09/25/1991
Rep. Hayes, Charles A. [D-IL-1] 09/25/1991
Rep. Neal, Stephen L. [D-NC-5] 09/25/1991
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 09/25/1991
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 09/25/1991
Rep. Bilbray, James H. [D-NV-1] 09/25/1991
Rep. Espy, Mike [D-MS-2] 09/25/1991
Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10] 09/25/1991
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11] 09/25/1991
Rep. Dwyer, Bernard J. [D-NJ-6] 09/25/1991
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-1] 09/25/1991
Rep. McMillen, Thomas [D-MD-4] 09/25/1991
Rep. Solarz, Stephen J. [D-NY-13] 10/15/1991
Rep. Bennett, Charles E. [D-FL-3] 10/15/1991
Rep. Guarini, Frank J. [D-NJ-14] 10/15/1991
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-12] 10/15/1991
Rep. Rinaldo, Matthew J. [R-NJ-7] 10/15/1991
Rep. Smith, Lawrence [D-FL-16] 10/15/1991
Rep. Downey, Thomas J. [D-NY-2] 10/15/1991
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 10/15/1991
Rep. Mrazek, Robert J. [D-NY-3] 10/15/1991
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-5] 10/15/1991
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1] 10/15/1991
Rep. Oakar, Mary Rose [D-OH-20] 10/15/1991
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 10/15/1991
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 10/15/1991
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-30] 10/15/1991
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-24] 11/01/1991
Rep. Weiss, Ted [D-NY-17] 11/01/1991
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 11/01/1991
Rep. Hoagland, Peter [D-NE-2] 11/01/1991
Rep. Andrews, Michael [D-TX-25] 11/01/1991
Rep. Feighan, Edward F. [D-OH-19] 11/01/1991
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 11/01/1991
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-20] 11/01/1991
Rep. Pease, Donald J. [D-OH-13] 11/01/1991
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 11/05/1991
Rep. Atkins, Chester G. [D-MA-5] 11/05/1991
Rep. Foglietta, Thomas M. [D-PA-1] 11/05/1991

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Interior and Insular Affairs07/17/1991 Referred to
10/16/1991 Markup by
11/04/1991 Reported by H.Rept 102-283 Part 1
House Interior and Insular Affairs Subcommittee on General Oversight and California Desert Lands07/30/1991 Referred to
09/16/1991 Hearings by
10/01/1991 Markup by
10/01/1991 Reported by
House Interior and Insular Affairs Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands10/11/1991 Referred to
10/16/1991 Discharged from
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries11/04/1991 Referred to
11/05/1991 Discharged from
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment11/05/1991 Referred to
Senate Energy and Natural Resources11/27/1991 Referred to
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests11/28/1991 Referred to
04/30/1992 Hearings by

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Passed House amended (11/26/1991)

California Desert Protection Act of 1991 - Title I: Wilderness Additions - Designates as additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System 73 wilderness areas within the California Desert Conservation Areas (CDCA), the Yuma District and the Bakersfield District of the Bureau of Land Management. Permits grazing in such areas. Prohibits the Secretaries of the Interior and of Agriculture from approving any plan of operation prior to determining the validity of unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites affected by plans in such areas. States that non-designated areas within the CDCA, with specified exceptions, have been adequately studied for inclusion in the System and releases them from otherwise applicable restrictions. Withdraws the Avawatz Mountains Wilderness, South Avawatz Wilderness, Soda Mountains Wilderness--Proposed 1 and 2 from further exploitation under the mining laws.

Designates certain lands within the CDCA as the White Mountains Wilderness Study Area.

Requires the Secretary to report to the Congress on current and planned exploration, development, or mining activities on, and suitability for future wilderness designation of, certain lands within the CDCA.

Designates certain lands in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, and the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, both in California, as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Title II: Death Valley National Park - Establishes the Death Valley National Historic Park which subsumes the Death Valley National Monument. Withdraws the additional lands from further exploitation under the mining laws. Requires the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) to determine the validity of any unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites within such additional lands and whether the United States should acquire any mineral rights in such lands. Preserves grazing privileges on such lands for persons holding permits as of July 1, 1991. Terminates all grazing on July 1, 2016.

Directs the Secretary to make acquisition of such base property a priority as compared with the acquisition of other lands in such park if a permitee desires to convey property to the United States and specified conditions are met.

Title III: Joshua Tree National Park - Establishes the Joshua Tree National Park which subsumes the Joshua Tree National Monument. Withdraws the additional lands from further exploitation under the mining laws. Requires the Secretary to determine the validity of any unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites within such additional lands and whether the United States should acquire any mineral rights in such lands. Continues the validity of certain rights-of-way of the Metropolitan Water District (MWD).

Requires the Secretary to prepare plans for emergency access by the MWD to its lands and rights-of-way.

Title IV: Mojave National Park - Establishes the Mojave National Monument which subsumes the East Mojave National Scenic Area. Directs the Secretary to permit hunting on all lands within the Monument, except in certain zones, and during certain periods, as the Secretary may designate for specified reasons.

Withdraws Federal lands within the Monument from further exploitation under the mining laws. Requires the Secretary to determine the validity of any unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites within the Monument and whether the United States should acquire any mineral rights in such lands. Authorizes the Secretary to regulate mining in such Monument. Preserves grazing privileges on such lands for persons holding permits as of July 1, 1991. Terminates all grazing on July 1, 2016.

Continues, under specified conditions and for certain activities, the validity of the existing rights-of-way to the Southern California Edison Company (SCEC) and its potential adjacent right-of-way on lands included in the Monument, but outside lands designated as wilderness by this Act. Directs the Secretary to prepare plans for emergency access by SCEC to its rights-of-way.

Continues the validity of certain rights-of-way to the Southern California Gas company.

Directs the Secretary to submit a management plan for the Monument to specified congressional committees.

Designates the Granite Mountains Natural Reserve within the Monument.

Authorizes the Secretary to construct a visitors' center and acquire lands.

Title V: National Park Wilderness - Designates as wilderness the Death Valley National Park Wilderness, the Joshua Tree National Park Wilderness Additions, and the Mojave National Monument Wilderness.

Title VI: Miscellaneous Provisions - Directs the Secretary to transfer Red Rock Canyon State Park Additions in the CDCA to California.

Establishes the Desert Lily Sanctuary within the CDCA. Withdraws Federal lands within the Sanctuary from further exploitation under the mining laws.

Prohibits the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture from: (1) disposing of lands within the boundaries of any wilderness, park, or monument designated by this Act; (2) granting rights-of-way in lands within designated wilderness; and (3) making lands within such boundaries available for use by the MWD.

Directs the Secretary to insure access to the wilderness areas, parks, and monument designated by this Act for traditional Indian cultural and religious purposes.

Reserves Federal water rights for wilderness areas designated by this Act.

Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary, upon request of the California State Lands Commission (Commission), to enter into negotiations for an agreement to exchange certain Federal lands for California State School Lands located within the boundaries of one or more of the wilderness areas or park units designated by this Act. Sets forth procedures and guidelines for making such land exchange.

Requires the Secretary: (1) to adjust the appraised value of any remaining inholdings if all State School Lands exchanges are not completed by October 1, 1996; and (2) to establish an account in the name of the Commission in the amount of such appraised value.

Authorizes the Commission to use the credit in its account to bid for excess or surplus Federal property to be sold in California.

Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary for payment to the Commission for funds equivalent to the balance remaining in such account as of October 1, 2000, if such balance has not been reduced to zero.

Directs the Secretary, upon request of the Catellus Development Corporation in California, to enter into negotiations for an agreement or agreements to exchange certain Federal lands or interests for Catellus' lands or interest located within the boundaries of one or more of the wilderness areas or park units designated by this Act. Sets forth procedures and establishes guidelines for making such land exchanges.

Requires the Secretary to establish an exchange account in the name of Catellus, if all eligible Catellus lands have not been exchanged by October 1, 1996. Provides that after the transfer of title by Catellus to all or a portion of such remaining lands to the United States, the Secretary shall credit the exchange account in the amount of the appraised value of the transferred remaining lands at the time of such transfer.

Authorizes Catellus to use the credit in the exchange account to bid for certain federally-owned or controlled property.

Prohibits the Secretary from accepting title to any lands under this Act unless it includes all right, title, and interest in and to the fee estate.

Prohibits the Secretary from accepting title under this Act to lands which contain any hazardous waste, toxic waste, or radioactive waste which requires removal or remedial action under Federal or State law, unless such remedial action has been completed before the transfer.

Title VII: Definitions - Sets forth specified definitions.

Title VIII: Military Lands and Overflights - California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1991 - Withdraws from appropriation under public land laws, and reserves for military training, research, and development activities by the Secretary of the Navy, specified lands in California known as the China Lake Naval Weapons Center in Inyo, Kern, and San Bernardino Counties and Chocolate Mountain in Imperial County. Withdraws the China Lake lands from the mining and mineral leasing laws and withdraws the Chocolate Mountain lands from the mining, mineral, and geothermal leasing laws. Requires maps and legal descriptions of such lands to be published in the Federal Register, filed with specified congressional committees, and made available for public inspection.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior, during the period of withdrawal, to manage such lands pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, permitting the continuation of grazing, the protection of wildlife and their habitats, the control of animals, recreation (for China Lake only), the prevention of brush and range fires, and geothermal leasing (for China Lake only). Subjects all nonmilitary uses of such lands to conditions and restrictions required for its military use. Allows parts of such lands to be closed to public use when determined necessary by the Secretary of the Navy for military reasons.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior, after consultation with the Secretary of the Navy, to develop a plan for the management of each area so withdrawn.

Directs the Secretary of the Navy to take necessary precautions to prevent and suppress brush and range fires occurring on such lands as a result of military activities, with assistance from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Directs the Secretaries of the Interior and the Navy to enter into a memorandum of understanding to implement the management plan.

Authorizes lands so withdrawn to be used for defense-related purposes other than those previously specified, after notification from the Secretary of Defense to the Secretary of the Navy.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to assign the management responsibility for the China Lake area to the Secretary of the Navy, who shall manage such lands in accordance with this Act and other cooperative arrangements entered into between the two Secretaries. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to be responsible for the issuance of any lease, easement, right-of-way, and other authorization with respect to any activity on the withdrawn lands.

Directs the Secretary of the Navy to: (1) prepare and submit to the Secretary of the Interior annual reports on the status of the natural and cultural resources and values of such lands; and (2) be responsible for, and take appropriate action with respect to, the management of wild horses and burros located on such lands.

Terminates land withdrawals under this Act 15 years after this Act's enactment. Requires the Secretary of the Navy to publish a draft environmental impact statement on the continued or renewed withdrawal of lands under this Act. Requires the Secretary to hold a public hearing in California before the withdrawal's termination.

Requires the Secretary of the Navy to maintain a decontamination program for such lands during their withdrawal. Requires the Secretary to report annually to the appropriate congressional committees on such decontamination efforts.

Requires the Secretary of the Navy to notify the Secretary of the Interior, at least three years before the termination of the withdrawal, whether an extension is going to be requested and, if not, to what extent such lands are contaminated with hazardous materials. Requires the Secretary of the Navy to decontaminate relinquished lands, but if such decontamination is not practicable or economically feasible, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to refuse to accept such lands. Requires the Secretary of the Navy to then: (1) warn the public of risks of entry; (2) conduct only decontamination activities on such lands after the expiration of the withdrawal; and (3) report to the Secretary of the Interior and the Congress on the status of such lands. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to publish the acceptance of withdrawn lands, indicating when such lands will be open and under what conditions.

Exempts the United States from liability for injuries or damages resulting from nonmilitary activity on withdrawn lands.

Authorizes an extension of the Navy's use of the El Centro Ranges in Imperial County, California, through 1993, subject to resource protection requirements. Terminates all military uses of such lands on January 1, 1994, unless authorized otherwise by Act of Congress.

States that nothing in this Act shall preclude, limit, or otherwise affect low-level overflights by military aircraft, designation of new units of special airspace, or the use or establishment of military flight training routes over the new units of the National Park or National Wilderness Preservation Systems (Systems) (or any additions to existing units of such Systems) designated by this Act.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) monitor the effects of aircraft overflights on the resources and values of the Systems designated or expanded by this Act and on visitor enjoyment of them; and (2) seek the assistance of the Secretary of Defense to resolve concerns related to such overflights and to prevent, eliminate, or minimize the derogation of resources, values, and of visitor enjoyment associated with them.