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                                                 Union Calendar No. 221
115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2374

                          [Report No. 115-311]

   To facilitate certain pinyon-juniper related projects in Lincoln 
County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in 
   the State of Nevada, and to fully implement the White Pine County 
             Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 4, 2017

    Mr. Kihuen (for himself, Mr. Amodei, Ms. Rosen, and Ms. Titus) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                           Natural Resources

                           September 14, 2017

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
   To facilitate certain pinyon-juniper related projects in Lincoln 
County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in 
   the State of Nevada, and to fully implement the White Pine County 
             Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act.


 


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Eastern Nevada Economic Development 
and Land Management Improvement Act''.

SEC. 2. FACILITATION OF PINYON-JUNIPER RELATED PROJECTS IN LINCOLN 
              COUNTY, NEVADA.

    (a) Facilitation of Pinyon-Juniper Related Projects.--
            (1) Availability of special account under lincoln county 
        land act of 2000.--Section 5(b) of the Lincoln County Land Act 
        of 2000 (Public Law 106-298; 114 Stat. 1048) is amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``and 
                        implementation'' after ``development''; and
                            (ii) in subparagraph (C)--
                                    (I) in clause (i), by striking ``; 
                                and'' at the end and inserting a 
                                semicolon; and
                                    (II) by adding at the end the 
                                following:
                            ``(iii) development and implementation of 
                        comprehensive, cost-effective, and 
                        multijurisdictional hazardous fuels reduction 
                        projects and wildfire prevention planning 
                        activities (particularly for pinyon-juniper 
                        dominated landscapes) and other rangeland and 
                        woodland restoration projects within the 
                        County, consistent with the Ely Resource 
                        Management Plan or any subsequent revisions or 
                        amendments to that plan; and''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Cooperative agreements.--The Director of the Bureau 
        of Land Management shall enter into cooperative agreements with 
        the County for County-provided law enforcement and planning 
        related activities approved by the Secretary regarding--
                    ``(A) wilderness in the County designated by the 
                Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and 
                Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 
                2403);
                    ``(B) cultural resources identified, protected, and 
                managed pursuant to that Act;
                    ``(C) planning, management, and law enforcement 
                associated with the Silver State OHV Trail designated 
                by that Act; and
                    ``(D) planning associated with land disposal and 
                related land use authorizations required for utility 
                corridors and rights-of-way to serve land that has 
                been, or is to be, disposed of pursuant to that Act 
                (other than rights-of-way granted pursuant to that Act) 
                and this Act.''.
            (2) Availability of special account under lincoln county 
        conservation, recreation, and development act of 2004.--Section 
        103 of the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and 
        Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 2405) is 
        amended--
                    (A) in subsection (b)(3)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``; 
                        and'' at the end and inserting a semicolon;
                            (ii) in subparagraph (F), by striking the 
                        period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                            (iii) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(G) development and implementation of 
                comprehensive, cost-effective, and multijurisdictional 
                hazardous fuels reduction and wildfire prevention 
                planning activities (particularly for pinyon-juniper 
                dominated landscapes) and other rangeland and woodland 
                restoration projects within the County, consistent with 
                the Ely Resource Management Plan or any subsequent 
                revisions or amendments to that plan.''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Cooperative Agreements.--The Director of the Bureau of Land 
Management shall enter into cooperative agreements with the County for 
County-provided law enforcement and planning related activities 
approved by the Secretary regarding--
            ``(1) wilderness in the County designated by this Act;
            ``(2) cultural resources identified, protected, and managed 
        pursuant to this Act;
            ``(3) planning, management, and law enforcement associated 
        with the Silver State OHV Trail designated by this Act; and
            ``(4) planning associated with land disposal and related 
        land use authorizations required for utility corridors and 
        rights-of-way to serve land that has been, or is to be, 
        disposed of pursuant to this Act (other than rights-of-way 
        granted pursuant to this Act) and the Lincoln County Land Act 
        of 2000 (Public Law 106-298; 114 Stat. 1046).''.
    (b) Disposition of Proceeds.--
            (1) Disposition of proceeds under lincoln county land act 
        of 2000.--Section 5(a)(2) of the Lincoln County Land Act of 
        2000 (Public Law 106-298; 114 Stat. 1047) is amended by 
        inserting ``and economic development'' after ``schools''.
            (2) Disposition of proceeds under lincoln county 
        conservation, recreation, and development act of 2004.--Section 
        103(b)(2) of the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and 
        Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 2405) is 
        amended by striking ``and transportation'' and inserting 
        ``transportation, and economic development''.
    (c) Modification of Utility Corridor.--The Secretary of the 
Interior shall realign the utility corridor established by section 
301(a) of the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development 
Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-424; 118 Stat. 2412) to be aligned as 
generally depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed LCCRDA Utility 
Corridor Realignment'' and dated March 14, 2017, by modifying the map 
entitled ``Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development 
Act'' (referred to in this subsection as the ``Map'') and dated October 
1, 2004, by--
            (1) removing the utility corridor from 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 
        11, 14, and 15, T. 7 N., R. 68 E., of the Map; and
            (2) redesignating the utility corridor so as to appear in--
                    (A) sections 31, 32, and 33, T. 8 N., R. 68 E., of 
                the Map;
                    (B) sections 4, 5, 6, and 7, T. 7 N., R. 68 E., of 
                the Map; and
                    (C) sections 1 and 12, T. 7 N., 67 E., of the Map.
    (d) Final Corrective Patent in Clark County, Nevada.--
            (1) Validation of patent.--Patent number 27-2005-0081 
        issued by the Bureau of Land Management on February 18, 2005, 
        is affirmed and validated as having been issued pursuant to, 
        and in compliance with, the Nevada-Florida Land Exchange 
        Authorization Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-275; 102 Stat. 52), 
        the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 
        et seq.), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
        1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) for the benefit of the desert 
        tortoise, other species, and the habitat of the desert tortoise 
        and other species to increase the likelihood of the recovery of 
        the desert tortoise and other species.
            (2) Ratification of reconfiguration.--The process used by 
        the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of 
        Land Management in reconfiguring the land described in 
        paragraph (1), as depicted on Exhibit 1-4 of the Final 
        Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Development 
        Project MSHCP, Lincoln County, NV (FWS-R8-ES-2008-N0136) and 
        the reconfiguration provided for in special condition 10 of the 
        Corps of Engineers Permit No. 000005042 are ratified.
    (e) Issuance of Corrective Patent in Lincoln County, Nevada.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Interior, acting 
        through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, may 
        issue a corrective patent for the 7,548 acres of land in 
        Lincoln County, Nevada, depicted on the map prepared by the 
        Bureau of Land Management entitled ``Proposed Lincoln County 
        Land Reconfiguration'' and dated January 28, 2016.
            (2) Applicable law.--A corrective patent issued under 
        paragraph (1) shall be considered to have been issued pursuant 
        to, and in compliance with, the Nevada-Florida Land Exchange 
        Authorization Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-275; 102 Stat. 52).

SEC. 3. MT. MORIAH WILDERNESS, HIGH SCHELLS WILDERNESS, AND ARC DOME 
              WILDERNESS BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS.

    (a) Amendments to the Pam White Wilderness Act.--Section 323 of the 
Pam White Wilderness Act of 2006 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 109-
432; 120 Stat. 3031) is amended by striking subsection (e) and 
inserting the following:
    ``(e) Mt. Moriah Wilderness Adjustment.--The boundary of the Mt. 
Moriah Wilderness established under section 2(13) of the Nevada 
Wilderness Protection Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 101-
195) is adjusted to include--
            ``(1) the land identified as the `Mount Moriah Wilderness 
        Area' and `Mount Moriah Additions' on the map entitled `Eastern 
        White Pine County' and dated November 29, 2006; and
            ``(2) the land identified as `NFS Lands' on the map 
        entitled `Proposed Wilderness Boundary Adjustment Mt. Moriah 
        Wilderness Area' and dated January 17, 2017.
    ``(f) High Schells Wilderness Adjustment.--The boundary of the High 
Schells Wilderness established under subsection (a)(11) is adjusted to 
include the land identified as `Include as Wilderness' on the map 
entitled `McCoy Creek Adjustment' and dated November 3, 2014, and to 
exclude the land identified as `NFS Lands' on the map entitled 
`Proposed Wilderness Boundary Adjustment High Schells Wilderness Area' 
and dated January 19, 2017.''.
    (b) Amendments to the Nevada Wilderness Protection Act of 1989.--
The Nevada Wilderness Protection Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; 
Public Law 101-195; 103 Stat. 1784) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:

``SEC. 12. ARC DOME BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.

    ``The boundary of the Arc Dome Wilderness established under section 
2(2) is adjusted to exclude the land identified as `Exclude from 
Wilderness' on the map entitled `Arc Dome Adjustment' and dated 
November 3, 2014.''.

SEC. 4. IMPLEMENTATION OF WHITE PINE COUNTY CONSERVATION, RECREATION, 
              AND DEVELOPMENT ACT.

    (a) Disposition of Proceeds.--Section 312 of the White Pine County 
Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-
432; 120 Stat. 3030) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and planning'' and 
        inserting ``municipal water and sewer infrastructure, public 
        electric transmission facilities, public broadband 
        infrastructure, and planning''; and
            (2) in paragraph (3)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (G), by striking ``; and'' and 
                inserting a semicolon;
                    (B) in subparagraph (H), by striking the period at 
                the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(I) processing by a government entity of public 
                land use authorizations and rights-of-way relating to 
                the development of land conveyed to the County under 
                this Act, with an emphasis on authorizations and 
                rights-of-way relating to any infrastructure needed for 
                the expansion of the White Pine County Industrial Park 
                under section 352(c)(2).''.
    (b) Conveyance to White Pine County, Nevada.--Section 352 of the 
White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006 
(Public Law 109-432; 120 Stat. 3039) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``the Secretary'' and 
        inserting ``not later than December 31, 2018, the Secretary'';
            (2) in subsection (c)(3)(B)(i), by striking ``through a 
        competitive bidding process'' and inserting ``consistent with 
        section 244 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (as in effect on the 
        date of enactment of the Eastern Nevada Economic Development 
        and Land Management Improvement Act)''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(e) Deadline.--If the Secretary has not conveyed to the County 
the parcels of land described in subsection (b) by December 31, 2018, 
the Secretary shall immediately convey to the County, without 
consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in 
and to the parcels of land.''.
                                                 Union Calendar No. 221

115th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 2374

                          [Report No. 115-311]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

   To facilitate certain pinyon-juniper related projects in Lincoln 
County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in 
   the State of Nevada, and to fully implement the White Pine County 
             Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 14, 2017

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed

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