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108th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     108-720

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  LINCOLN COUNTY CONSERVATION, RECREATION, AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2004

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October 4, 2004.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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  Mr. Pombo, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4593]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill 
(H.R. 4593) to establish wilderness areas, promote 
conservation, improve public land, and provide for the high 
quality development in Lincoln County, Nevada, and for other 
purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon 
with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do 
pass.

  The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Lincoln County Conservation, 
Recreation, and Development Act of 2004''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.

                         TITLE I--LAND DISPOSAL

Sec. 101. Definitions.
Sec. 102. Conveyance of Lincoln County land.
Sec. 103. Disposition of proceeds.

                       TITLE II--WILDERNESS AREAS

Sec. 201. Findings.
Sec. 202. Definitions.
Sec. 203. Additions to National Wilderness Preservation System.
Sec. 204. Administration.
Sec. 205. Adjacent management.
Sec. 206. Military overflights.
Sec. 207. Native American cultural and religious uses.
Sec. 208. Release of wilderness study areas.
Sec. 209. Wildlife management.
Sec. 210. Wildfire management.
Sec. 211. Climatological data collection.

                      TITLE III--UTILITY CORRIDORS

Sec. 301. Utility corridor and rights-of-way.
Sec. 302. Relocation of right-of-way and utility corridors located in 
Clark and Lincoln Counties in the State of Nevada.

            TITLE IV--SILVER STATE OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAIL

Sec. 401. Silver State off-highway vehicle trail.

                       TITLE V--OPEN SPACE PARKS

Sec. 501. Open space park conveyance to Lincoln County, Nevada.
Sec. 502. Open space park conveyance to the State of Nevada.

                    TITLE VI--JURISDICTION TRANSFER

Sec. 601. Transfer of administrative jurisdiction between the Fish and 
Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

                         TITLE I--LAND DISPOSAL

SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.

  In this title:
          (1) County.--The term ``County'' means Lincoln County, 
        Nevada.
          (2) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map entitled ``Lincoln 
        County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act Map'' and 
        dated June 14, 2004.
          (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.
          (4) Special account.--The term ``special account'' means the 
        special account established under section 103(b)(3).

SEC. 102. CONVEYANCE OF LINCOLN COUNTY LAND.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding sections 202 and 203 of the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1711, 1712), the 
Secretary, in cooperation with the County, in accordance with that Act, 
this title, and other applicable law and subject to valid existing 
rights, shall conduct sales of--
          (1) the land described in subsection (b)(1) to qualified 
        bidders not later than 75 days after the date of the enactment 
        of this Act; and
          (2) the land described in subsection (b)(2) to qualified 
        bidders as such land becomes avalable for disposal.
  (b) Description of Land.--The land referred to in subsection (a) 
consists of--
          (1) the land identified on the map as ``Tract A'' and ``Tract 
        B'' totaling approximately 13,328 acres; and
          (2) between 87,000 and 90,000 acres of Bureau of Land 
        Management-managed public land in Lincoln County identified for 
        disposal by the Bureau of Land Management either through--
                  (A) the Ely Resource Management Plan (intended to be 
                finalized in 2005); or
                  (B) a subsequent amendment to that land use plan 
                undertaken with full public involvement.
  (c) Availability.--Each map and legal description shall be on file 
and available for public inspection in (as appropriate)--
          (1) the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Land 
        Management;
          (2) the Office of the Nevada State Director of the Bureau of 
        Land Management;
          (3) the Ely Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management; 
        and
          (4) the Caliente Field Station of the Bureau of Land 
        Management.
  (d) Joint Selection Required.--The Secretary and the County shall 
jointly select which parcels of land described in subsection (b)(2) to 
offer for sale under subsection (a).
  (e) Compliance With Local Planning and Zoning Laws.--Before a sale of 
land under subsection (a), the County shall submit to the Secretary a 
certification that qualified bidders have agreed to comply with--
          (1) County and city zoning ordinances; and
          (2) any master plan for the area approved by the County.
  (f) Method of Sale; Consideration.--The sale of land under subsection 
(a) shall be--
          (1) through a competitive bidding process unless otherwise 
        determined by the Secretary; and
          (2) for not less than fair market value.
  (g) Withdrawal.--
          (1) In general.--Subject to valid existing rights and except 
        as provided in paragraph (2), the land described in subsection 
        (b) is withdrawn from--
                  (A) all forms of entry and appropriation under the 
                public land laws, including the mining laws; and
                  (B) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal 
                leasing laws.
          (2) Exception.--Paragraph (1)(A) shall not apply to a 
        competitive sale or an election by the County to obtain the 
        land described in subsection (b) for public purposes under the 
        Act of June 14, 1926 (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq; commonly known as 
        the ``Recreation and Public Purposes Act'').
  (h) Deadline for Sale.--
          (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
        Secretary shall--
                  (A) notwithstanding the Lincoln County Land Act of 
                2000 (114 Stat. 1046), not later than 75 days after the 
                date of the enactment of this title, offer by sale the 
                land described in subsection (b)(1) if there is a 
                qualified bidder for such land; and
                  (B) offer for sale annually lands identified for sale 
                in subsection (b)(2) until such lands are disposed of 
                or unless the county requests a postponement under 
                paragraph (2).
          (2) Postponement; exclusion from sale.--
                  (A) Request by county for postponement or 
                exclusion.--At the request of the County, the Secretary 
                shall postpone or exclude from the sale all or a 
                portion of the land described in subsection (b)(2).
                  (B) Indefinite postponement.--Unless specifically 
                requested by the County, a postponement under 
                subparagraph (A) shall not be indefinite.

SEC. 103. DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS.

  (a) Initial Land Sale.--Section 5 of the Lincoln County Land Act of 
2000 (114 Stat. 1047) shall apply to the disposition of the gross 
proceeds from the sale of land described in section 102.
  (b) Subsequent Land Sales.--Of the gross proceeds of the sale of the 
land described in section 102(b)(2)--
          (1) 5 percent shall be paid directly to the State for use in 
        the general education program of the State;
          (2) 45 percent shall be paid to the County for use for 
        economic development in the County, including County parks, 
        trails, and natural areas; and
          (3) the remainder shall be deposited in a special account in 
        the Treasury of the United States and shall be available 
        without further appropriation to the Secretary until expended 
        for--
                  (A) the inventory, evaluation, protection, and 
                management of unique archaeological resources (as 
                defined in section 3 of the Archaeological Resources 
                Protection Act of 1979 (16 U.S.C. 470bb)) of the 
                County;
                  (B) the development and implementation of a 
                multispecies habitat conservation plan for the County; 
                and
                  (C) the reimbursement of costs incurred by the Nevada 
                State Office and the Ely Field Office of the Bureau of 
                Land Management for--
                          (i) preparing for the sale of land under 
                        section 103(a), including the costs of--
                                  (I) conducting any land boundary 
                                surveys;
                                  (II) complying with the National 
                                Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
                                U.S.C. 4321 et seq.);
                                  (III) conducting any appraisals;
                                  (IV) obtaining environmental and 
                                cultural clearances; and
                                  (V) providing public notice of the 
                                sale;
                          (ii) processing public land use 
                        authorizations and rights-of-way relating to 
                        the development of the land conveyed under 
                        section 102(b)(2);
                          (iii) processing the Silver State OHV trail 
                        and implementing the management plan required 
                        by section 401(c)(2) of this Act; and
                          (iv) processing wilderness designations, 
                        including but not limited to, the costs of 
                        appropriate fencing, signage, public education, 
                        and enforcement for the wilderness areas 
                        designated.
  (c) Investment of Special Account.--Any amounts deposited in the 
special account shall earn interest in an amount determined by the 
Secretary of the Treasury on the basis of the current average market 
yield on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States of 
comparable maturities and may be expended according to the provisions 
of this section.

                       TITLE II--WILDERNESS AREAS

SEC. 201. FINDINGS.

  Congress finds that--
          (1) public land in the County contains unique and spectacular 
        natural resources, including--
                  (A) priceless habitat for numerous species of plants 
                and wildlife; and
                  (B) thousands of acres of land that remain in a 
                natural state; and
          (2) continued preservation of those areas would benefit the 
        County and all of the United States by--
                  (A) ensuring the conservation of ecologically diverse 
                habitat;
                  (B) protecting prehistoric cultural resources;
                  (C) conserving primitive recreational resources; and
                  (D) protecting air and water quality.

SEC. 202. DEFINITIONS.

  In this title:
          (1) County.--The term ``County'' means Lincoln County, 
        Nevada.
          (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.
          (3) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of Nevada.

SEC. 203. ADDITIONS TO NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM.

  (a) Additions.--The following land in the State is designated as 
wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation 
System:
          (1) Mormon mountains wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 149,677 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and 
        Development Act Map'', dated September 20, 2004, which shall be 
        known as the ``Mormon Mountains Wilderness''.
          (2) Meadow valley range wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 124,833 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Southern Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 
        1, 2004, which shall be known as the ``Meadow Valley Range 
        Wilderness''.
          (3) Delamar mountains wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 111,389 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Southern Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 
        1, 2004, which shall be known as the ``Delamar Mountains 
        Wilderness''.
          (4) Clover mountains wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 85,757 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Southern Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 
        1, 2004, which shall be known as the ``Clover Mountains 
        Wilderness''.
          (5) South pahroc range wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 25,638 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Western Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 
        1, 2004, which shall be known as the ``South Pahroc Range 
        Wilderness''.
          (6) Worthington mountains wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 30,936 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Western Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 
        1, 2004, which shall be known as the ``Worthington Mountains 
        Wilderness''.
          (7) Weepah spring wilderness.--Certain Federal land managed 
        by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 
        51,117 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Western Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 1, 2004, 
        which shall be known as the ``Weepah Spring Wilderness''.
          (8) Parsnip peak wilderness.--Certain Federal land managed by 
        the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 45,837 
        acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Northern 
        Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 1, 2004, which 
        shall be known as the ``Parsnip Peak Wilderness''.
          (9) White rock range wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 24,413 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Northern Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 
        1, 2004, which shall be known as the ``White Rock Range 
        Wilderness''.
          (10) Fortification range wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 28,837 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Northern Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 
        1, 2004, which shall be known as the ``Fortification Range 
        Wilderness''.
          (11) Far south egans wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 36,384 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Northern Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 
        1, 2004, which shall be known as the ``Far South Egans 
        Wilderness''.
          (12) Tunnel spring wilderness.--Certain Federal land managed 
        by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 
        5,530 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Southern Lincoln County Wilderness Map'', dated June 1, 2004, 
        which shall be known as the ``Tunnel Spring Wilderness''.
  (b) Boundary.--The boundary of any portion of a wilderness area 
designated by subsection (a) that is bordered by a road shall be at 
least 100 feet from the edge of the road to allow public access.
  (c) Map and Legal Description.--
          (1) In general.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
        enactment of this title, the Secretary shall file a map and 
        legal description of each wilderness area designated by 
        subsection (a) with the Committee on Resources of the House of 
        Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural 
        Resources of the Senate.
          (2) Effect.--Each map and legal description shall have the 
        same force and effect as if included in this section, except 
        that the Secretary may correct clerical and typographical 
        errors in the map or legal description.
          (3) Availability.--Each map and legal description shall be on 
        file and available for public inspection in (as appropriate)--
                  (A) the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Land 
                Management;
                  (B) the Office of the Nevada State Director of the 
                Bureau of Land Management;
                  (C) the Ely Field Office of the Bureau of Land 
                Management; and
                  (D) the Caliente Field Station of the Bureau of Land 
                Management.
  (d) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness 
areas designated by subsection (a) are withdrawn from--
          (1) all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under the 
        public land laws;
          (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and
          (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and 
        geothermal leasing laws.

SEC. 204. ADMINISTRATION.

  (a) Management.--Subject to valid existing rights, each area 
designated as wilderness by this title shall be administered by the 
Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et 
seq.), except that--
          (1) any reference in that Act to the effective date shall be 
        considered to be a reference to the date of the enactment of 
        this title; and
          (2) any reference in that Act to the Secretary of Agriculture 
        shall be considered to be a reference to the Secretary of the 
        Interior.
  (b) Livestock.--Within the wilderness areas designated under this 
title that are administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the 
grazing of livestock in areas in which grazing is established as of the 
date of enactment of this title shall be allowed to continue, subject 
to such reasonable regulations, policies, and practices that the 
Secretary considers necessary, consistent with section 4(d)(4) of the 
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(4)), including the guidelines set 
forth in Appendix A of House Report 101-405.
  (c) Incorporation of Acquired Land and Interests.--Any land or 
interest in land within the boundaries of an area designated as 
wilderness by this title that is acquired by the United States after 
the date of the enactment of this title shall be added to and 
administered as part of the wilderness area within which the acquired 
land or interest is located.
  (d) Water Rights.--
          (1) Findings.--Congress finds that--
                  (A) the land designated as Wilderness by this title 
                is within the Northern Mojave Desert, and Great Basin 
                Deserts, is arid in nature, and includes ephemeral 
                streams;
                  (B) the hydrology of the land designated as 
                wilderness by this title is predominantly characterized 
                by complex flow patterns and alluvial fans with 
                impermanent channels;
                  (C) the subsurface hydrogeology of the region is 
                characterized by ground water subject to local and 
                regional flow gradients and unconfined and artesian 
                conditions;
                  (D) the land designated as wilderness by this title 
                is generally not suitable for use or development of new 
                water resource facilities; and
                  (E) because of the unique nature and hydrology of the 
                desert land designated as wilderness by this title, it 
                is possible to provide for proper management and 
                protection of the wilderness and other values of lands 
                in ways different from those used in other legislation.
          (2) Statutory construction.--Nothing in this title--
                  (A) shall constitute or be construed to constitute 
                either an express or implied reservation by the United 
                States of any water or water rights with respect to the 
                land designated as wilderness by this title;
                  (B) shall affect any water rights in the State 
                existing on the date of the enactment of this title, 
                including any water rights held by the United States;
                  (C) shall be construed as establishing a precedent 
                with regard to any future wilderness designations;
                  (D) shall affect the interpretation of, or any 
                designation made pursuant to, any other Act; or
                  (E) shall be construed as limiting, altering, 
                modifying, or amending any of the interstate compacts 
                or equitable apportionment decrees that apportion water 
                among and between the State and other States.
          (3) Nevada water law.--The Secretary shall follow the 
        procedural and substantive requirements of the law of the State 
        in order to obtain and hold any water rights not in existence 
        on the date of enactment of this title with respect to the 
        wilderness areas designated by this title.
          (4) New projects.--
                  (A) Water resource facility.--As used in this 
                paragraph, the term ``water resource facility''--
                          (i) means irrigation and pumping facilities, 
                        reservoirs, water conservation works, 
                        aqueducts, canals, ditches, pipelines, wells, 
                        hydropower projects, and transmission and other 
                        ancillary facilities, and other water 
                        diversion, storage, and carriage structures; 
                        and
                          (ii) does not include wildlife guzzlers.
                  (B) Restriction on new water resource facilities.--
                Except as otherwise provided in this Act, on and after 
                the date of the enactment of this Act, neither the 
                President nor any other officer, employee, or agent of 
                the United States shall fund, assist, authorize, or 
                issue a license or permit for the development of any 
                new water resource facility within the wilderness areas 
                designated by this Act.

SEC. 205. ADJACENT MANAGEMENT.

  (a) In General.--Congress does not intend for the designation of 
wilderness in the State pursuant to this title to lead to the creation 
of protective perimeters or buffer zones around any such wilderness 
area.
  (b) Nonwilderness Activities.--The fact that nonwilderness activities 
or uses can be seen or heard from areas within a wilderness designated 
under this title shall not preclude the conduct of those activities or 
uses outside the boundary of the wilderness area.

SEC. 206. MILITARY OVERFLIGHTS.

  Nothing in this title restricts or precludes--
          (1) low-level overflights of military aircraft over the areas 
        designated as wilderness by this title, including military 
        overflights that can be seen or heard within the wilderness 
        areas;
          (2) flight testing and evaluation; or
          (3) the designation or creation of new units of special use 
        airspace, or the establishment of military flight training 
        routes, over the wilderness areas.

SEC. 207. NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS USES.

  Nothing in this title shall be construed to diminish the rights of 
any Indian tribe. Nothing in this title shall be construed to diminish 
tribal rights regarding access to Federal land for tribal activities, 
including spiritual, cultural, and traditional food-gathering 
activities.

SEC. 208. RELEASE OF WILDERNESS STUDY AREAS.

  (a) Finding.--Congress finds that, for the purposes of section 603 of 
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782), 
the public land in the County administered by the Bureau of Land 
Management in the following areas has been adequately studied for 
wilderness designation:
          (1) The Table Mountain Wilderness Study Area.
          (2) Evergreen A, B, and C Wilderness Study Areas.
          (3) Any portion of the wilderness study areas--
                  (A) not designated as wilderness by section 204(a); 
                and
                  (B) depicted as released on--
                          (i) the map entitled ``Northern Lincoln 
                        County Wilderness Map'' and dated June 1, 2004;
                          (ii) the map entitled ``Southern Lincoln 
                        County Wilderness Map'' and dated June 1, 2004; 
                        or
                          (iii) the map entitled ``Western Lincoln 
                        County Wilderness Map'' and dated June 1, 2004.
  (b) Release.--Any public land described in subsection (a) that is not 
designated as wilderness by this title--
          (1) is no longer subject to section 603(c) of the Federal 
        Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c));
          (2) shall be managed in accordance with--
                  (A) land management plans adopted under section 202 
                of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1712); and
                  (B) existing cooperative conservation agreements; and
          (3) shall be subject to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 
        (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

SEC. 209. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT.

  (a) In General.--In accordance with section 4(d)(7) of the Wilderness 
Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(7)), nothing in this title affects or diminishes 
the jurisdiction of the State with respect to fish and wildlife 
management, including the regulation of hunting, fishing, and trapping, 
in the wilderness areas designated by this title.
  (b) Management Activities.--In furtherance of the purposes and 
principles of the Wilderness Act, management activities to maintain or 
restore fish and wildlife populations and the habitats to support such 
populations may be carried out within wilderness areas designated by 
this title where consistent with relevant wilderness management plans, 
in accordance with appropriate policies such as those set forth in 
Appendix B of House Report 101-405, including the occasional and 
temporary use of motorized vehicles, if such use, as determined by the 
Secretary, would promote healthy, viable, and more naturally 
distributed wildlife populations that would enhance wilderness values 
and accomplish those purposes with the minimum impact necessary to 
reasonably accomplish the task.
  (c) Existing Activities.--Consistent with section 4(d)(1) of the 
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)) and in accordance with appropriate 
policies such as those set forth in Appendix B of House Report 101-405, 
the State may continue to use aircraft, including helicopters, to 
survey, capture, transplant, monitor, and provide water for wildlife 
populations, including bighorn sheep, and feral stock, horses, and 
burros.
  (d) Wildlife Water Development Projects.--Subject to subsection (f), 
the Secretary shall authorize structures and facilities, including 
existing structures and facilities, for wildlife water development 
projects, including guzzlers, in the wilderness areas designated by 
this Act if--
          (1) the structures and facilities will, as determined by the 
        Secretary, enhance wilderness values by promoting healthy, 
        viable, and more naturally distributed wildlife populations; 
        and
          (2) the visual impacts of the structures and facilities on 
        the wilderness areas can reasonably be minimized.
  (e) Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping.--In consultation with the 
appropriate State agency (except in emergencies), the Secretary may 
designate by regulation areas in which, and establish periods during 
which, for reasons of public safety, administration, or compliance with 
applicable laws, no hunting, fishing, or trapping will be permitted in 
the wilderness areas designated by this Act.
  (f) Cooperative Agreement.--The terms and conditions under which the 
State, including a designee of the State, may conduct wildlife 
management activities in the wilderness areas designated by this title 
are specified in the cooperative agreement between the Secretary and 
the State, entitled ``Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of 
Land Management and the Nevada Department of Wildlife Supplement No. 
9,'' and signed November and December 2003, including any amendments to 
that document agreed upon by the Secretary and the State and subject to 
all applicable laws and regulations. Any references to Clark County in 
that document shall also be deemed to be referred to and shall apply to 
Lincoln County, Nevada.

SEC. 210. WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT.

  Consistent with section 4 of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133), 
nothing in this title precludes a Federal, State, or local agency from 
conducting wildfire management operations (including operations using 
aircraft or mechanized equipment) to manage wildfires in the wilderness 
areas designated by this title.

SEC. 211. CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA COLLECTION.

  Subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, 
nothing in this title precludes the installation and maintenance of 
hydrologic, meteorologic, or climatological collection devices in the 
wilderness areas designated by this title if the facilities and access 
to the facilities are essential to flood warning, flood control, and 
water reservoir operation activities.

                      TITLE III--UTILITY CORRIDORS

SEC. 301. UTILITY CORRIDOR AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY.

  (a) Utility Corridor.--
          (1) In general.--Consistent with title II of the Act and 
        notwithstanding sections 202 and 503 of the Federal Land Policy 
        and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1711, 1763), the 
        Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the 
        ``Secretary'') shall establish on public land a 2,640-foot wide 
        corridor for utilities in Lincoln County and Clark County, 
        Nevada, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Lincoln 
        County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act'', and 
        dated June 14, 2004.
          (2) Availability.--Each map and legal description shall be on 
        file and available for public inspection in (as appropriate)--
                  (A) the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Land 
                Management;
                  (B) the Office of the Nevada State Director of the 
                Bureau of Land Management;
                  (C) the Ely Field Office of the Bureau of Land 
                Management; and
                  (D) the Caliente Field Station of the Bureau of Land 
                Management.
  (b) Rights-of-way.--
          (1) In general.--Notwithstanding sections 202 and 503 of the 
        Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1711, 
        1763) and subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary shall 
        grant to the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Lincoln 
        County Water District nonexclusive rights-of-way to Federal 
        land in Lincoln County and Clark County, Nevada, for any roads, 
        wells, well fields, pipes, pipelines, pump stations, storage 
        facilities, or other facilities and systems that are necessary 
        for the construction and operation of a water conveyance 
        system, as depicted on the map.
          (2) Applicable law.--A right-of-way granted under paragraph 
        (1) shall be granted in perpetuity and shall not require rental 
        payment.
          (3) Compliance with nepa.--Before granting a right-of-way 
        under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall comply with the 
        National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
        seq.), including the identification and consideration of 
        potential impacts to fish and wildlife resources and habitat.
  (c) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, the utility 
corridors designated by subsection (a) are withdrawn from--
          (1) all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under the 
        public land laws;
          (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and
          (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and 
        geothermal leasing laws.
  (d) State Water Law.--Nothing in this title shall--
          (1) prejudice the decisions or abrogate the jurisdiction of 
        the Nevada State Engineer with respect to the appropriation, 
        permitting, certification, or adjudication of water rights;
          (2) preempt Nevada State water law; or
          (3) limit or supersede existing water rights or interest in 
        water rights under Nevada State law.
  (e) Water Resources Study.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through the United 
        States Geological Survey and the Desert Research Institute, 
        shall conduct a study to investigate ground water quantity, 
        quality, and flow characteristics in the deep carbonate and 
        alluvial aquifers of White Pine County, Nevada. The study 
        shall--
                  (A) include new and review of existing data;
                  (B) determine the volume of water stored in aquifers 
                in those areas;
                  (C) determine the discharge and recharge 
                characteristics of each aquifer system;
                  (D) determine the hydrogeologic and other controls 
                that govern the discharge and recharge of each aquifer 
                system; and
                  (E) develop maps at a consistent scale depicting 
                aquifer systems and the recharge and discharge areas of 
                such systems.
          (2) Timing; availability.--The Secretary shall complete a 
        draft of the water resources report required under paragraph 
        (1) not later than 30 months after the date of the enactment of 
        this Act. The Secretary shall then make the draft report 
        available for public comment for a period of not less than 60 
        days. The final report shall be submitted to the Committee on 
        Resources in the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
        Energy and Natural Resources in the Senate and made available 
        to the public not later than 36 months after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act.

SEC. 302. RELOCATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY AND UTILITY CORRIDORS LOCATED IN 
                    CLARK AND LINCOLN COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF NEVADA.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Agreement.--The term ``Agreement'' means the land 
        exchange agreement between Aerojet-General Corporation and the 
        United States, dated July 14, 1988.
          (2) Corridor.--The term ``corridor'' means--
                  (A) the right-of-way corridor that is--
                          (i) identified in section 5(b)(1) of the 
                        Nevada-Florida Land Exchange Authorization Act 
                        of 1988 (102 Stat. 55); and
                          (ii) described in section 14(a) of the 
                        Agreement;
                  (B) such portion of the utility corridor identified 
                in the 1988 Las Vegas Resource Management Plan located 
                south of the boundary of the corridor described in 
                subparagraph (A) as is necessary to relocate the right-
                of-way corridor to the area described in subsection 
                (c)(2); and
                  (C) such portion of the utility corridor identified 
                in the 2000 Caliente Management Framework Plan 
                Amendment located north of the boundary of the corridor 
                described in subparagraph (A) as is necessary to 
                relocate the right-of-way corridor to the area 
                described in subsection (c)(2).
          (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.
  (b) Relinquishment and Fair Market Value.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall, in accordance with this 
        section, relinquish all right, title, and interest of the 
        United States in and to the portion of the corridor described 
        in section 302(a)(2)(A) not later than 30 days after receipt of 
        a payment in an amount equal to the fair market value of the 
        corridor (plus any costs relating to the right-of-way 
        relocation described in this title).
          (2) Fair market value.--
                  (A) In general.--The fair market value of the 
                corridor shall be equal to the amount by which the 
                value of the discount described in the 1988 appraisal 
                of the corridor that was applied to the land underlying 
                the corridor has increased, as determined by the 
                Secretary using the multiplier determined under 
                subparagraph (B).
                  (B) Multiplier.--Not later than 60 days after the 
                date of enactment of this Act, the Appraisal Services 
                Directorate of the Department of the Interior shall 
                determine an appropriate multiplier to reflect the 
                change in the value of the land underlying the corridor 
                between--
                          (i) the date on which the corridor was 
                        transferred in accordance with the Agreement; 
                        and
                          (ii) the date of enactment of this Act.
          (3) Proceeds.--Proceeds under this subsection shall be 
        deposited in the account established under section 103.
  (c) Relocation.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall relocate to the area 
        described in paragraph (2), the portion of IDI-26446 and UTU-
        73363 identified as NVN-49781 that is located in the corridor 
        relinquished under subsection (b)(1).
          (2) Description of area.--The area referred to in paragraph 
        (1) is the area located on public land west of United States 
        Route 93.
          (3) Requirements.--The relocation under paragraph (1) shall 
        be conducted in a manner that--
                  (A) minimizes engineering design changes; and
                  (B) maintains a gradual and smooth interconnection of 
                the corridor with the area described in paragraph (2).
          (4) Authorized uses.--The Secretary may authorize the 
        location of any above ground or underground utility facility, 
        transmission lines, gas pipelines, natural gas pipelines, fiber 
        optics, telecommunications, water lines, wells (including 
        monitoring wells), cable television, and any related 
        appurtenances in the area described in paragraph (1).
  (d) Effect.--The relocation of the corridor under this section shall 
not require the Secretary to update the 1998 Las Vegas Valley Resource 
Management Plan or the 2000 Caliente Management Framework Plan 
Amendment.
  (e) Waiver of Certain Requirements.--The Secretary shall waive the 
requirements of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 
U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) that would otherwise be applicable to the holders 
of the right-of-way corridor described in subsection (a)(2)(A) with 
respect to an amendment to the legal description of the right-of-way 
corridor.

            TITLE IV--SILVER STATE OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAIL

SEC. 401. SILVER STATE OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAIL.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.
          (2) Map.--The term ``Map'' means the map entitled ``Lincoln 
        County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act Map'' and 
        dated June 14, 2004.
          (3) Trail.--The term ``Trail'' means the system of trails 
        designated in subsection (b) as the Silver State Off-Highway 
        Vehicle Trail.
  (b) Designation.--The trails that are generally depicted on the Map 
are hereby designated as the ``Silver State Off-Highway Vehicle 
Trail''.
  (c) Management.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall manage the Trail in a 
        manner that--
                  (A) is consistent with motorized and mechanized use 
                of the Trail that is authorized on the date of the 
                enactment of this title pursuant to applicable Federal 
                and State laws and regulations;
                  (B) ensures the safety of the people who use the 
                Trail; and
                  (C) does not damage sensitive habitat or cultural 
                resources.
          (2) Management plan.--
                  (A) In general.--Not later than 3 years after the 
                date of the enactment of this title, the Secretary, in 
                consultation with the State, the County, and any other 
                interested persons, shall complete a management plan 
                for the Trail.
                  (B) Components.--The management plan shall--
                          (i) describe the appropriate uses and 
                        management of the Trail;
                          (ii) authorize the use of motorized and 
                        mechanized vehicles on the Trail; and
                          (iii) describe actions carried out to 
                        periodically evaluate and manage the 
                        appropriate levels of use and location of the 
                        Trail.
          (3) Monitoring and evaluation.--
                  (A) Annual assessment.--The Secretary shall annually 
                assess the effects of the use of off-highway vehicles 
                on the Trail and, in consultation with the Nevada 
                Division of Wildlife, assess the effects of the Trail 
                on wildlife and wildlife habitat to minimize 
                environmental impacts and prevent damage to cultural 
                resources from the use of the Trail.
                  (B) Closure.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
                State and the County, may temporarily close or 
                permanently reroute, subject to subparagraph (C), a 
                portion of the Trail if the Secretary determines that--
                          (i) the Trail is having an adverse impact 
                        on--
                                  (I) natural resources; or
                                  (II) cultural resources;
                          (ii) the Trail threatens public safety;
                          (iii) closure of the Trail is necessary to 
                        repair damage to the Trail; or
                          (iv) closure of the Trail is necessary to 
                        repair resource damage.
                  (C) Rerouting.--Portions of the Trail that are 
                temporarily closed may be permanently rerouted along 
                existing roads and trails on public lands currently 
                open to motorized use if the Secretary determines that 
                such rerouting will not significantly increase or 
                decrease the length of the Trail.
                  (D) Notice.--The Secretary shall provide information 
                to the public regarding any routes on the Trail that 
                are closed under subparagraph (B), including by 
                providing appropriate signage along the Trail.
          (4) Notice of open routes.--The Secretary shall ensure that 
        visitors to the Trail have access to adequate notice regarding 
        the routes on the Trail that are open through use of 
        appropriate signage along the Trail and through the 
        distribution of maps, safety education materials, and other 
        information considered appropriate by the Secretary.
  (d) No Effect on Non-Federal Land and Interests in Land.--Nothing in 
this section shall be construed to affect ownership, management, or 
other rights related to non-Federal land or interests in land.
  (e) Map on File.--The Map shall be kept on file at the appropriate 
offices of the Secretary.
  (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.

                       TITLE V--OPEN SPACE PARKS

SEC. 501. OPEN SPACE PARK CONVEYANCE TO LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA.

  (a) Conveyance.--Notwithstanding section 202 and 203 of the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1171, 1712), the 
Secretary may convey to the County, subject to valid existing rights, 
for no consideration, all right title, and interest of the United 
States in and to the parcels of land described in subsection (b).
  (b) Description of Land.--The parcels of land referred to in 
subsection (a) are the parcels of land depicted as ``Lincoln County 
Parks Proposal'' on the map entitled ``Lincoln County Conservation, 
Recreation, and Development Act Map'' and dated June 14, 2004.
  (c) Costs.--Any costs relating to any conveyance under subsection 
(a), including costs for surveys and other administrative costs, shall 
be paid by the County, or in accordance with section 104(b)(2) of this 
Act.
  (d) Use of Land.--
          (1) In general.--Any parcel of land conveyed to the County 
        under subsection (a) shall be used only for--
                  (A) the conservation of natural resources; or
                  (B) public parks.
          (2) Facilities.--Any facility on a parcel of land conveyed 
        under subsection (a) shall be constructed and managed in a 
        manner consistent with the uses described in paragraph (1).
  (e) Reversion.--If a parcel of land conveyed under subsection (a) is 
used in a manner that is inconsistent with the uses specified in 
subsection (d), the parcel of land shall, at the discretion of the 
Secretary, revert to the United States.

SEC. 502. OPEN SPACE PARK CONVEYANCE TO THE STATE OF NEVADA.

  (a) Conveyance.--Notwithstanding section 202 of the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712), the Secretary shall 
convey to the State of Nevada, subject to valid existing rights, for no 
consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in 
and to the parcels of land described in subsection (b), if there is a 
written agreement between the State and Lincoln County, Nevada, 
supporting such a conveyance.
  (b) Description of Land.--The parcels of land referred to in 
subsection (a) are the parcels of land depicted as ``NV St. Park 
Expansion Proposal'' on the map entitled ``Lincoln County Conservation, 
Recreation, and Development Act Map'' and dated June 14, 2004.
  (c) Costs.--Any costs relating to any conveyance under subsection 
(a), including costs for surveys and other administrative costs, shall 
be paid by the State.
  (d) Use of Land.--
          (1) In general.--Any parcel of land conveyed to the State 
        under subsection (a) shall be used only for--
                  (A) the conservation of natural resources; or
                  (B) public parks.
          (2) Facilities.--Any facility on a parcel of land conveyed 
        under subsection (a) shall be constructed and managed in a 
        manner consistent with the uses described in paragraph (1).
  (e) Reversion.--If a parcel of land conveyed under subsection (a) is 
used in a manner that is inconsistent with the uses specified in 
subsection (d), the parcel of land shall, at the discretion of the 
Secretary, revert to the United States.

                    TITLE VI--JURISDICTION TRANSFER

SEC. 601. TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION BETWEEN THE FISH AND 
                    WILDLIFE SERVICE AND THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.

  (a) In General.--Administrative jurisdiction over the land described 
in subsection (b) is transferred from the United States Bureau of Land 
Management to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for inclusion 
in the Desert National Wildlife Range and the administrative 
jurisdiction over the land described in subsection (c) is transferred 
from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to the United States 
Bureau of Land Management.
  (b) Description of Land.--The parcel of land referred to in 
subsection (a) is the approximately 8,503 acres of land administered by 
the United States Bureau of Land Management as generally depicted on 
the map entitled ``Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and 
Development Act Map'' and identified as ``Lands to be transferred to 
the Fish and Wildlife Service'' and dated June 14, 2004.
  (c) Description of Land.--The parcel of land referred to in 
subsection (a) is the approximately 8,382 acres of land administered by 
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as generally depicted on 
the map entitled ``Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and 
Development Act Map'' and identified as ``Lands to be transferred to 
the Bureau of Land Management'' and dated June 14, 2004.
  (d) Availability.--Each map and legal description shall be on file 
and available for public inspection in (as appropriate)--
          (1) the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Land 
        Management;
          (2) the Office of the Nevada State Director of the Bureau of 
        Land Management;
          (3) the Ely Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management; 
        and
          (4) the Caliente Field Station of the Bureau of Land 
        Management.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 4593 to establish wilderness areas, 
promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for the 
high quality development in Lincoln County, Nevada, and for 
other purposes.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 4593 would: (1) Designate roughly 770,000 acres of 
wilderness and release 245,000 acres of land currently being 
managed as wilderness study areas in the State of Nevada; (2) 
create a 260 mile off-highway vehicle trail; (3) establish 
roughly 450 miles of utility corridors within the Lincoln 
County, Nevada, for the purposes of designating rights of ways 
for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Lincoln County 
Water District; (4) privatize nearly 87,000 acres of Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) and in the County; and (5) convey almost 
19,000 acres to the State and Lincoln County for use as parks 
and open space.
    More specifically, H.R. 4593 would direct the Secretary of 
the Interior, in cooperation with the Lincoln County to conduct 
sales of certain lands currently being managed by BLM. The 
lands include two parcels totaling almost 14,000 acres and land 
previously identified for disposal comprising about 87,000 
acres. Proceeds from the sale would be split 5/45/50. Five 
percent would go to the State of Nevada general education 
program. Forty-five percent of the proceeds would be re-
invested in Lincoln County in the form of economic development 
and environmental projects. The remaining fifty percent of the 
proceeds would be deposited into a special account in the U.S. 
Treasury and earmarked for environmental projects and 
administrative costs incurred by the Secretary relating to the 
mandates contained in this bill.
    H.R. 4593 would also direct the Secretary to establish a 
2,640 foot-wide corridor for utilities in Lincoln and Clark 
County, Nevada, and in conjunction conduct a study of ground-
water in the deep carbonate and alluvial aquifers of White Pine 
County, Nevada. Authority over the corridor shall be shared 
between the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Lincoln 
County Water District. Also directed is the construction of the 
Silver State Off-Highway Vehicle Trail. The Secretary must 
ensure that the trail is consistent with motorized and 
mechanized use, ensure safety of the people who use the trail 
and that the trail is sensitive to the habitat and cultural 
resources. The fifth title of the bill allows for the 
conveyance of land from the Secretary to Lincoln County and the 
State of Nevada depicted in the ``Lincoln County Parks 
Proposal'' and ``NV St. Park Expansion Proposal,'' 
respectively. Land conveyed pursuant to these proposals shall 
only be used for public parks or open space.
    Finally, the bill would transfer jurisdiction of an 8,500 
acre parcel from the BLM to the United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service to be included in the Desert National Wildlife Range. 
Concurrently, a parcel of land approximately 8,300 acres would 
be transferred from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service 
to BLM.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 4593 was introduced by Congressman Jim Gibbons (R-NV) 
on June 16, 2004. The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee on 
National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands. On July 20, 2004, 
the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. On September 22, 
2004, the Full Resource Committee met to consider the bill. By 
unanimous consent, the Subcommittee on National Parks, 
Recreation and Public Lands was discharged from further 
consideration of the bill. Chairman Pombo offered an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute. The Pombo amendment made a 
series of technical changes to the bill, and in addition made 
two substantive changes of note. First, the amendment removed 
three areas from the wilderness title of the bill. These three 
areas are depicted in the bill as Mount Irish, Big Rocks and a 
segment of the Mormon Mountains known loosely as the East 
Mormons. All three areas were removed due to the lack of strong 
suitability criteria coupled with a lack of opportunity of 
public comment and input on their proposed designation. It is 
the Committee's understanding that the Nevada delegation will 
pursue public hearings on these areas to address local concerns 
with their designation prior to floor action on the bill. The 
second substantive change made by the amendment was to require 
that rights-of-way issued under the utility corridor title of 
the bill must first undergo the full analysis required under 
the National Environmental Policy Act. In addition, under the 
same title, the amendment gives the Secretary greater 
flexibility to determine the final placement of the proposed 
utility corridor. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote. No 
further amendments were offered. The bill was then ordered 
favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice 
vote.

            COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Resources' oversight findings and recommendations 
are reflected in the body of this report.

                   CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT

    Article I, section 8 and Article IV, section 3 of the 
Constitution of the United States grant Congress the authority 
to enact this bill.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(2) of rule XIII of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and 
a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be 
incurred in carrying out this bill. However, clause 3(d)(3)(B) 
of that rule provides that this requirement does not apply when 
the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted 
cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
    2. Congressional Budget Act. As required by clause 3(c)(2) 
of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, this 
bill does not contain any new budget authority, credit 
authority, or an increase or decrease in revenues or tax 
expenditures. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 
enactment of this bill would increase both offsetting receipts 
and direct spending, but it concluded that ``the net impact on 
direct spending would be negligible in each year.''
    3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to establish wilderness areas, 
promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for the 
high quality development in Lincoln County, Nevada, and for 
other purposes.
    4. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate. Under clause 
3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974, the Committee has received the following cost estimate 
for this bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office:

H.R. 4593--Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development act 
        of 2004

    CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4593 would cost $1 
million annually starting in 2005, assuming the availability of 
appropriated funds. The bill would increase both offsetting 
receipts and direct spending, but we estimate that the net 
impact on direct spending would be negligible in each year. 
Enacting H.R. 4593 would not affect revenues.
    H.R. 4593 would make several changes to programs to manage 
federal land in Nevada. The bill would authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to sell about 100,000 acres of land in Lincoln 
County and spend the proceeds, without further appropriation, 
for resource management and administrative expenses. H.R. 4593 
would designate roughly 720,000 acres of land as wilderness and 
release about 245,000 acres of other land from wilderness study 
status. The bill would direct the Secretary to grant certain 
rights-of-way for utilities, designate a 260-mile trail for 
off-highway vehicles, and authorize the Secretary to convey 
certain federal properties to Nevada and Lincoln County for use 
as parks. Finally, under H.R. 4593, the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would 
exchange jurisdiction over two parcels of federal land.
    Based on information from BLM, CBO estimates that the 
proposed program to sell federal land in Lincoln County would 
increase offsetting receipts (a credit against direct spending) 
by a total $9 million over the 2005-2014 period. Because we 
expect those receipts would be largely spent in the year they 
are collected, we estimate that the new program would have no 
significant net impact on direct spending in any year. We also 
estimate that the various changes in land use proposed under 
H.R. 4593 would increase federal spending for land management 
by $1 million annually starting in 2005, assuming the 
availability of appropriated funds.
    H.R. 4593 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments. 
Enacting this bill would benefit the state of Nevada and 
Lincoln County because they would receive a portion of the 
proceeds from the sale of federal land. They also would receive 
federal land at very little cost.
    The CBO staff contacts for this estimate are Megan Carroll 
(for federal costs) and Marjorie Miller (for the state and 
local impact). This estimate was approved by Peter H. Fontaine, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                PREEMPTION OF STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL LAW

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no change in existing law.