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Virginia Ridge and Valley Act of 2007

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Virginia Ridge and Valley Act of 2007

Short Titles as Introduced

Virginia Ridge and Valley Act of 2007

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Official Title as Introduced

To designate additional National Forest System lands in the State of Virginia as wilderness or a wilderness study area, to designate the Kimberling Creek Potential Wilderness Area for eventual incorporation in the Kimberling Creek Wilderness, to establish the Seng Mountain and Bear Creek Scenic Areas, to provide for the development of trail plans for the wilderness areas and scenic areas, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
10/23/2007Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by voice vote.
10/05/2007Committee on Agriculture discharged.
09/04/2007Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 110-315, Part I.
02/13/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (32)

Date Chamber
04/15/2008SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests. Hearings held.
Action By: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests
10/24/2007SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
10/23/2007-6:09pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/23/2007-6:08pmHouseOn passage Passed by voice vote.
10/23/2007-6:07pmHouseH.Amdt.861 On agreeing to the Rahall amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2007-6:07pmHouseH.Amdt.861 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Rahall. (consideration: CR H11908; text: CR H11908)
10/23/2007-6:06pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 178 (Roll no. 994).
10/23/2007-5:39pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H11907)
10/23/2007-5:33pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment inserting a new subsection to motorize access in emergencies.
10/23/2007-5:32pmHouseMr. Lamborn moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H11907-11908; text: CR H11907)
10/23/2007-5:32pmHouseH.Amdt.860 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/23/2007-5:22pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment.
10/23/2007-5:22pmHouseH.Amdt.860 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Goodlatte. (consideration: CR H11905-11907; text: CR H11905)
10/23/2007-5:07pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1011.
10/23/2007-5:07pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 1011 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
10/23/2007-5:07pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 763. (consideration: CR H11900-11908; text of measure as introduced: CR H11900-11902; text of measure as reported in House: CR H11902-11903)
10/23/2007-4:40pmHouseRule H. Res. 763 passed House.
10/22/2007-6:59pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 763 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1011 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
10/05/2007HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 224.
10/05/2007HouseCommittee on Agriculture discharged.
09/04/2007HouseHouse Committee on Agriculture Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Oct. 5, 2007.
09/04/2007HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 110-315, Part I.
06/28/2007HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/28/2007HouseSubcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
06/28/2007HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/10/2007HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
03/02/2007HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
02/21/2007HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/13/2007HouseReferred to House Agriculture
02/13/2007HouseReferred to House Natural Resources
02/13/2007HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/13/2007HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources02/13/2007 Referred to
06/28/2007 Markup by
09/04/2007 Reported by H. Rept. 110-315
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands02/21/2007 Referred to
05/10/2007 Hearings by
06/28/2007 Discharged from
House Agriculture02/13/2007 Referred to
10/05/2007 Discharged from
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry03/02/2007 Referred to
Senate Energy and Natural Resources10/24/2007 Referred to
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests04/15/2008 Hearings by

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (10/23/2007)

Virginia Ridge and Valley Act of 2007 - Designates certain lands in the Jefferson National Forest, Virginia (Brush Mountain and Brush Mountain East, Seng Mountain and Raccoon Branch, Stone Mountain, Hunting Camp Creek and Garden Mountain, Mountain Lake Additions, Lewis Fork Addition and Little Wilson Creek Additions, Shawvers Run Additions, Peters Mountain Addition, and Kimberling Creek Additions) as wilderness.

Designates certain lands in the Jefferson National Forest as: (1) the "Lynn Camp Creek Wilderness Study Area"; and (2) the "Kimberling Creek Potential Wilderness Area" for eventual incorporation in the Kimberling Creek Wilderness. Sets forth requirements regarding ecological restoration. Specifies that the Potential Wilderness Area be designated as wilderness and included in Kimberling Creek Wilderness on the earlier of: (1) the date on which the Secretary of Agriculture publishes in the Federal Register notice that the conditions in such Area that are incompatible with the Wilderness Act have been removed; or (2) five years after enactment of this Act.

Designates Seng Mountain and Raccoon Branch, and Bear Creek, as National Scenic Areas (Scenic Areas). Establishes such Areas for purposes of: (1) ensuring the protection and preservation of scenic quality, water quality, natural characteristics, and water resources; (2) protecting wildlife and fish habitat; (3) protecting areas that may develop characteristics of old-growth forests; and (4) providing a variety of recreation opportunities. Authorizes the Secretary to only allow such uses of the Scenic Areas as will further the purposes for which they are established.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) develop a management plan for such Scenic Areas; and (2) establish a trail plan for National Forest System (NFS) lands in order to develop hiking and equestrian trails on the lands in Jefferson National Forest designated as wilderness by this Act and non-motorized recreation trails within the Seng Mountain and Bear Creek Scenic Areas. Instructs the Secretary to establish the trail plan in consultation with interested parties. Requires the Secretary to report on the implementation of such plan, including the identification of priority trails for development.

Directs the Secretary to develop a specified sustainable trail along the southern boundary of the Raccoon Branch Wilderness connecting to forest development road 49352 in Smyth County.

Sets forth provisions regarding roads, vegetation management, motorized travel, fire, insects and disease, water, mining, mineral and geothermal leasing.

Permits motorized access to lands designated as wilderness or a wilderness study area by this Act when required in connection with an emergency involving the health and safety of persons, including search and rescue efforts or a response to an Amber Alert.