S.255 - North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Baucus, Max [D-MT] (Introduced 02/07/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 113-95|
|Latest Action:||09/10/2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 173.|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.3979, which became Public Law 113-291 on 12/19/2014.|
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Summary: S.255 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate amended (09/10/2013)
North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2013 - Withdraws federally owned land or interest in land within the North Fork Lands Withdrawal Area in Montana from: (1) all forms of location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (2) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing.
Provides that nothing in this Act prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from taking any action necessary to complete any requirement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) or the Endangered Species Act of 1973 concerning surface-disturbing activity that occurs on any lease issued before this Act's enactment.