Text: H.R.3747 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3747

   To require the Federal Government to acquire mineral rights, and 
prohibit disturbance, of the subsurface of federally owned sites listed 
  on the National Priorities List to the extent necessary to protect 
               cleanup remedies, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 12, 2019

  Mr. Neguse introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
 Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on 
   Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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

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                                 A BILL


 
   To require the Federal Government to acquire mineral rights, and 
prohibit disturbance, of the subsurface of federally owned sites listed 
  on the National Priorities List to the extent necessary to protect 
               cleanup remedies, and for other purposes.

    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 ``On or Under Act''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON DISTURBANCE OF THE SUBSURFACE OF NPL SITES.

    (a) Acquisition of Mineral Rights.--Upon the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Federal Government shall acquire all the current existing 
mineral rights, including lease interests, that exist in the subsurface 
of federally owned sites listed on the National Priorities List under 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 
Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.).
    (b) Prohibition.--Upon acquiring such subsurface mineral rights, 
unless for the purposes of site clean-up, the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency shall prohibit, through restrictive 
covenant or other appropriate mechanism, any drilling, excavation, or 
other disturbance of the federally owned subsurface beneath a site 
listed on the National Priorities List under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 
U.S.C. 9601 et seq.).
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