H.R.412 - Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] (Introduced 01/23/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources | Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 113-166|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/23/2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.412 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (06/24/2014)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of the Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Act”.
Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(___) NASHUA RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS.— (A) The approximately 19-mile segment of the mainstem of the Nashua River from the confluence of the North and South Nashua Rivers in Lancaster, Massachusetts, north to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire State line, except the approximately 4.8-mile segment of the mainstem of the Nashua River from the Route 119 bridge in Groton, Massachusetts, downstream to its confluence with the Nissitissit River in Pepperell, Massachusetts.
“(B) The 10-mile segment of the Squannacook River from its headwaters at Ash Swamp downstream to its confluence with the Nashua River in Shirley/Ayer, Massachusetts.
“(C) The 3.5-mile segment of the Nissitissit River from the Massachusetts/New Hampshire State line downstream to its confluence with the Nashua River in Pepperell, Massachusetts.”.
Section 5(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(__) STUDY AND REPORT.—Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this paragraph, the Secretary of the Interior shall complete the study of the Nashua River in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as described in subsection (a)(___), and submit a report describing the results of that study to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate.”.
The report required under section 3 of this Act shall—
(A) existing commercial and recreational activities, such as hunting, fishing, trapping, recreational shooting, motor boat use, or bridge construction;
(B) the authorization, construction, operation, maintenance, or improvement of energy production and transmission infrastructure; and
(C) the authority of State and local governments to manage those activities encompassed in subparagraphs (A) and (B); and
(A) all authorities that will authorize or require the Secretary of the Interior to influence local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on non-Federal land if the area studied under this Act is designated under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act;
(B) all authorities that the Secretary of the Interior may use to condemn property if the area studied under this Act is designated under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act; and
(C) all private property located in the area to be studied under this Act.
Passed the House of Representatives June 23, 2014.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|