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116th Congress      }                                          {   Report
                             HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session        }                                          {  116-226

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              COLORADO OUTDOOR RECREATION AND ECONOMY ACT

                                _______
                                

October 4, 2019.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Grijalva, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            DISSENTING VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 823]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 823) to provide for the designation of certain 
wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation 
areas in the State of Colorado, 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Colorado Outdoor 
Recreation and Economy Act''.
  (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Definition of state.

                      TITLE I--CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

Sec. 101. Definitions.
Sec. 102. Colorado Wilderness additions.
Sec. 103. Williams Fork Mountains Wilderness.
Sec. 104. Tenmile Recreation Management Area.
Sec. 105. Porcupine Gulch Wildlife Conservation Area.
Sec. 106. Williams Fork Mountains Wildlife Conservation Area.
Sec. 107. Camp Hale National Historic Landscape.
Sec. 108. White River National Forest Boundary modification.
Sec. 109. Rocky Mountain National Park Potential Wilderness Boundary 
adjustment.
Sec. 110. Administrative provisions.

                      TITLE II--SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS

Sec. 201. Definitions.
Sec. 202. Additions to National Wilderness Preservation System.
Sec. 203. Special management areas.
Sec. 204. Release of wilderness study areas.
Sec. 205. Administrative provisions.

                       TITLE III--THOMPSON DIVIDE

Sec. 301. Purposes.
Sec. 302. Definitions.
Sec. 303. Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Area.
Sec. 304. Thompson Divide lease exchange.
Sec. 305. Greater Thompson Divide Fugitive Coal Mine Methane Use Pilot 
Program.
Sec. 306. Effect.

              TITLE IV--CURECANTI NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

Sec. 401. Definitions.
Sec. 402. Curecanti National Recreation Area.
Sec. 403. Acquisition of land; boundary management.
Sec. 404. General management plan.
Sec. 405. Boundary survey.

SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF STATE.

  In this Act, the term ``State'' means the State of Colorado.

                      TITLE I--CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.

  In this title:
          (1) Covered area.--The term ``covered area'' means any area 
        designated as wilderness by the amendments to section 2(a) of 
        the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; 
        Public Law 103-77) made by section 102(a).
          (2) Historic landscape.--The term ``Historic Landscape'' 
        means the Camp Hale National Historic Landscape designated by 
        section 107(a).
          (3) Recreation management area.--The term ``Recreation 
        Management Area'' means the Tenmile Recreation Management Area 
        designated by section 104(a).
          (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        Agriculture.
          (5) Wildlife conservation area.--The term ``Wildlife 
        Conservation Area'' means, as applicable--
                  (A) the Porcupine Gulch Wildlife Conservation Area 
                designated by section 105(a); and
                  (B) the Williams Fork Mountains Wildlife Conservation 
                Area designated by section 106(a).

SEC. 102. COLORADO WILDERNESS ADDITIONS.

  (a) Designation.--Section 2(a) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 
(16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-77) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (18), by striking ``1993,'' and inserting 
        ``1993, and certain Federal land within the White River 
        National Forest that comprises approximately 6,896 acres, as 
        generally depicted as `Proposed Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness 
        Additions' on the map entitled `Proposed Ptarmigan Peak 
        Wilderness Additions' and dated June 24, 2019,''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(23) Holy cross wilderness addition.--Certain Federal land 
        within the White River National Forest that comprises 
        approximately 3,866 acres, as generally depicted as `Proposed 
        Megan Dickie Wilderness Addition' on the map entitled `Holy 
        Cross Wilderness Addition Proposal' and dated June 24, 2019, 
        which shall be incorporated into, and managed as part of, the 
        Holy Cross Wilderness designated by section 102(a)(5) of Public 
        Law 96-560 (94 Stat. 3266).
          ``(24) Hoosier ridge wilderness.--Certain Federal land within 
        the White River National Forest that comprises approximately 
        5,235 acres, as generally depicted as `Proposed Hoosier Ridge 
        Wilderness' on the map entitled `Tenmile Proposal' and dated 
        June 24, 2019, which shall be known as the `Hoosier Ridge 
        Wilderness'.
          ``(25) Tenmile wilderness.--Certain Federal land within the 
        White River National Forest that comprises approximately 7,624 
        acres, as generally depicted as `Proposed Tenmile Wilderness' 
        on the map entitled `Tenmile Proposal' and dated June 24, 2019, 
        which shall be known as the `Tenmile Wilderness'.
          ``(26) Eagles nest wilderness additions.--Certain Federal 
        land within the White River National Forest that comprises 
        approximately 9,670 acres, as generally depicted as `Proposed 
        Freeman Creek Wilderness Addition' and `Proposed Spraddle Creek 
        Wilderness Addition' on the map entitled `Eagles Nest 
        Wilderness Additions Proposal' and dated June 24, 2019, which 
        shall be incorporated into, and managed as part of, the Eagles 
        Nest Wilderness designated by Public Law 94-352 (90 Stat. 
        870).''.
  (b) Applicable Law.--Any reference in the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 
1131 et seq.) to the effective date of that Act shall be considered to 
be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act for purposes of 
administering a covered area.
  (c) Fire, Insects, and Diseases.--In accordance with section 4(d)(1) 
of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)), the Secretary may carry 
out any activity in a covered area that the Secretary determines to be 
necessary for the control of fire, insects, and diseases, subject to 
such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be 
appropriate.
  (d) Grazing.--The grazing of livestock on a covered area, if 
established before the date of enactment of this Act, shall be 
permitted to continue subject to such reasonable regulations as are 
considered to be necessary by the Secretary, in accordance with--
          (1) section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 
        1133(d)(4)); and
          (2) the guidelines set forth in Appendix A of the report of 
        the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of 
        Representatives accompanying H.R. 2570 of the 101st Congress 
        (H. Rept. 101-405).
  (e) Coordination.--For purposes of administering the Federal land 
designated as wilderness by paragraph (26) of section 2(a) of the 
Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-
77) (as added by subsection (a)(2)), the Secretary shall, as determined 
to be appropriate for the protection of watersheds, coordinate the 
activities of the Secretary in response to fires and flooding events 
with interested State and local agencies, including operations using 
aircraft or mechanized equipment.

SEC. 103. WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS.

  (a) Designation.--In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness 
Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), certain Federal land in the White River 
National Forest in the State, comprising approximately 8,036 acres and 
generally depicted as ``Proposed Williams Fork Mountains Wilderness'' 
on the map entitled ``Williams Fork Mountains Proposal'' and dated June 
24, 2019, is designated as a potential wilderness area.
  (b) Management.--Subject to valid existing rights and except as 
provided in subsection (d), the potential wilderness area designated by 
subsection (a) shall be managed in accordance with--
          (1) the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.); and
          (2) this section.
  (c) Livestock Use of Vacant Allotments.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, in accordance with applicable laws 
        (including regulations), the Secretary shall publish a 
        determination regarding whether to authorize livestock grazing 
        or other use by livestock on the vacant allotments known as--
                  (A) the ``Big Hole Allotment''; and
                  (B) the ``Blue Ridge Allotment''.
          (2) Modification of allotments.--In publishing a 
        determination pursuant to paragraph (1), the Secretary may 
        modify or combine the vacant allotments referred to in that 
        paragraph.
          (3) Permit or other authorization.--Not later than 1 year 
        after the date on which a determination of the Secretary to 
        authorize livestock grazing or other use by livestock is 
        published under paragraph (1), if applicable, the Secretary 
        shall grant a permit or other authorization for that livestock 
        grazing or other use in accordance with applicable laws 
        (including regulations).
  (d) Range Improvements.--
          (1) In general.--If the Secretary permits livestock grazing 
        or other use by livestock on the potential wilderness area 
        under subsection (c), the Secretary, or a third party 
        authorized by the Secretary, may use any motorized or 
        mechanized transport or equipment for purposes of constructing 
        or rehabilitating such range improvements as are necessary to 
        obtain appropriate livestock management objectives (including 
        habitat and watershed restoration).
          (2) Termination of authority.--The authority provided by this 
        subsection terminates on the date that is 2 years after the 
        date on which the Secretary publishes a positive determination 
        under subsection (c)(3).
  (e) Designation as Wilderness.--
          (1) Designation.--The potential wilderness area designated by 
        subsection (a) shall be designated as wilderness, to be known 
        as the ``Williams Fork Mountains Wilderness''--
                  (A) effective not earlier than the date that is 180 
                days after the date of enactment this Act; and
                  (B) on the earliest of--
                          (i) the date on which the Secretary publishes 
                        in the Federal Register a notice that the 
                        construction or rehabilitation of range 
                        improvements under subsection (d) is complete;
                          (ii) the date described in subsection (d)(2); 
                        and
                          (iii) the effective date of a determination 
                        of the Secretary not to authorize livestock 
                        grazing or other use by livestock under 
                        subsection (c)(1).
          (2) Administration.--Subject to valid existing rights, the 
        Secretary shall manage the Williams Fork Mountains Wilderness 
        in accordance with--
                  (A) the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 
                1132 note; Public Law 103-77); and
                  (B) this title.

SEC. 104. TENMILE RECREATION MANAGEMENT AREA.

  (a) Designation.--Subject to valid existing rights, the approximately 
17,122 acres of Federal land in the White River National Forest in the 
State, as generally depicted as ``Proposed Tenmile Recreation 
Management Area'' on the map entitled ``Tenmile Proposal'' and dated 
June 24, 2019, are designated as the ``Tenmile Recreation Management 
Area''.
  (b) Purposes.--The purposes of the Recreation Management Area are to 
conserve, protect, and enhance for the benefit and enjoyment of present 
and future generations the recreational, scenic, watershed, habitat, 
and ecological resources of the Recreation Management Area.
  (c) Management.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall manage the Recreation 
        Management Area--
                  (A) in a manner that conserves, protects, and 
                enhances--
                          (i) the purposes of the Recreation Management 
                        Area described in subsection (b); and
                          (ii) recreation opportunities, including 
                        mountain biking, hiking, fishing, horseback 
                        riding, snowshoeing, climbing, skiing, camping, 
                        and hunting; and
                  (B) in accordance with--
                          (i) the Forest and Rangeland Renewable 
                        Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 
                        et seq.);
                          (ii) any other applicable laws (including 
                        regulations); and
                          (iii) this section.
          (2) Uses.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary shall only allow such 
                uses of the Recreation Management Area as the Secretary 
                determines would further the purposes described in 
                subsection (b).
                  (B) Vehicles.--
                          (i) In general.--Except as provided in clause 
                        (iii), the use of motorized vehicles in the 
                        Recreation Management Area shall be limited to 
                        the roads, vehicle classes, and periods 
                        authorized for motorized vehicle use on the 
                        date of enactment of this Act.
                          (ii) New or temporary roads.--Except as 
                        provided in clause (iii), no new or temporary 
                        road shall be constructed in the Recreation 
                        Management Area.
                          (iii) Exceptions.--Nothing in clause (i) or 
                        (ii) prevents the Secretary from--
                                  (I) rerouting or closing an existing 
                                road or trail to protect natural 
                                resources from degradation, as the 
                                Secretary determines to be appropriate;
                                  (II) authorizing the use of motorized 
                                vehicles for administrative purposes or 
                                roadside camping;
                                  (III) constructing temporary roads or 
                                permitting the use of motorized 
                                vehicles to carry out pre- or post-fire 
                                watershed protection projects;
                                  (IV) authorizing the use of motorized 
                                vehicles to carry out any activity 
                                described in subsection (d), (e)(1), or 
                                (f); or
                                  (V) responding to an emergency.
                  (C) Commercial timber.--
                          (i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), no 
                        project shall be carried out in the Recreation 
                        Management Area for the purpose of harvesting 
                        commercial timber.
                          (ii) Limitation.--Nothing in clause (i) 
                        prevents the Secretary from harvesting or 
                        selling a merchantable product that is a 
                        byproduct of an activity authorized under this 
                        section.
  (d) Fire, Insects, and Diseases.--The Secretary may carry out any 
activity, in accordance with applicable laws (including regulations), 
that the Secretary determines to be necessary to prevent, control, or 
mitigate fire, insects, or disease in the Recreation Management Area, 
subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be 
appropriate.
  (e) Water.--
          (1) Effect on water management infrastructure.--Nothing in 
        this section affects the construction, repair, reconstruction, 
        replacement, operation, maintenance, or renovation within the 
        Recreation Management Area of--
                  (A) water management infrastructure in existence on 
                the date of enactment of this Act; or
                  (B) any future infrastructure necessary for the 
                development or exercise of water rights decreed before 
                the date of enactment of this Act.
          (2) Applicable law.--Section 3(e) of the James Peak 
        Wilderness and Protection Area Act (Public Law 107-216; 116 
        Stat. 1058) shall apply to the Recreation Management Area.
  (f) Regional Transportation Projects.--Nothing in this section 
precludes the Secretary from authorizing, in accordance with applicable 
laws (including regulations), the use or leasing of Federal land within 
the Recreation Management Area for--
          (1) a regional transportation project, including--
                  (A) highway widening or realignment; and
                  (B) construction of multimodal transportation 
                systems; or
          (2) any infrastructure, activity, or safety measure 
        associated with the implementation or use of a facility 
        constructed under paragraph (1).
  (g) Applicable Law.--Nothing in this section affects the designation 
of the Federal land within the Recreation Management Area for purposes 
of--
          (1) section 138 of title 23, United States Code; or
          (2) section 303 of title 49, United States Code.
  (h) Permits.--Nothing in this section alters or limits--
          (1) any permit held by a ski area or other entity; or
          (2) the acceptance, review, or implementation of associated 
        activities or facilities proposed or authorized by law or 
        permit outside the boundaries of the Recreation Management 
        Area.

SEC. 105. PORCUPINE GULCH WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AREA.

  (a) Designation.--Subject to valid existing rights, the approximately 
8,287 acres of Federal land located in the White River National Forest, 
as generally depicted as ``Proposed Porcupine Gulch Wildlife 
Conservation Area'' on the map entitled ``Porcupine Gulch Wildlife 
Conservation Area Proposal'' and dated June 24, 2019, are designated as 
the ``Porcupine Gulch Wildlife Conservation Area'' (referred to in this 
section as the ``Wildlife Conservation Area'').
  (b) Purposes.--The purposes of the Wildlife Conservation Area are--
          (1) to conserve and protect a wildlife migration corridor 
        over Interstate 70; and
          (2) to conserve, protect, and enhance for the benefit and 
        enjoyment of present and future generations the wildlife, 
        scenic, roadless, watershed, and ecological resources of the 
        Wildlife Conservation Area.
  (c) Management.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall manage the Wildlife 
        Conservation Area--
                  (A) in a manner that conserves, protects, and 
                enhances the purposes described in subsection (b); and
                  (B) in accordance with--
                          (i) the Forest and Rangeland Renewable 
                        Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 
                        et seq.);
                          (ii) any other applicable laws (including 
                        regulations); and
                          (iii) this section.
          (2) Uses.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary shall only allow such 
                uses of the Wildlife Conservation Area as the Secretary 
                determines would further the purposes described in 
                subsection (b).
                  (B) Recreation.--The Secretary may permit such 
                recreational activities in the Wildlife Conservation 
                Area that the Secretary determines are consistent with 
                the purposes described in subsection (b).
                  (C) Motorized vehicles and mechanized transport; new 
                or temporary roads.--
                          (i) Motorized vehicles and mechanized 
                        transport.--Except as provided in clause (iii), 
                        the use of motorized vehicles and mechanized 
                        transport in the Wildlife Conservation Area 
                        shall be prohibited.
                          (ii) New or temporary roads.--Except as 
                        provided in clause (iii) and subsection (e), no 
                        new or temporary road shall be constructed 
                        within the Wildlife Conservation Area.
                          (iii) Exceptions.--Nothing in clause (i) or 
                        (ii) prevents the Secretary from--
                                  (I) authorizing the use of motorized 
                                vehicles or mechanized transport for 
                                administrative purposes;
                                  (II) constructing temporary roads or 
                                permitting the use of motorized 
                                vehicles or mechanized transport to 
                                carry out pre- or post-fire watershed 
                                protection projects;
                                  (III) authorizing the use of 
                                motorized vehicles or mechanized 
                                transport to carry out activities 
                                described in subsection (d) or (e); or
                                  (IV) responding to an emergency.
                  (D) Commercial timber.--
                          (i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), no 
                        project shall be carried out in the Wildlife 
                        Conservation Area for the purpose of harvesting 
                        commercial timber.
                          (ii) Limitation.--Nothing in clause (i) 
                        prevents the Secretary from harvesting or 
                        selling a merchantable product that is a 
                        byproduct of an activity authorized under this 
                        section.
  (d) Fire, Insects, and Diseases.--The Secretary may carry out any 
activity, in accordance with applicable laws (including regulations), 
that the Secretary determines to be necessary to prevent, control, or 
mitigate fire, insects, or disease in the Wildlife Conservation Area, 
subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be 
appropriate.
  (e) Regional Transportation Projects.--Nothing in this section or 
section 110(e) precludes the Secretary from authorizing, in accordance 
with applicable laws (including regulations), the use or leasing of 
Federal land within the Wildlife Conservation Area for--
          (1) a regional transportation project, including--
                  (A) highway widening or realignment; and
                  (B) construction of multimodal transportation 
                systems; or
          (2) any infrastructure, activity, or safety measure 
        associated with the implementation or use of a facility 
        constructed under paragraph (1).
  (f) Applicable Law.--Nothing in this section affects the designation 
of the Federal land within the Wildlife Conservation Area for purposes 
of--
          (1) section 138 of title 23, United States Code; or
          (2) section 303 of title 49, United States Code.
  (g) Water.--Section 3(e) of the James Peak Wilderness and Protection 
Area Act (Public Law 107-216; 116 Stat. 1058) shall apply to the 
Wildlife Conservation Area.

SEC. 106. WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AREA.

  (a) Designation.--Subject to valid existing rights, the approximately 
3,528 acres of Federal land in the White River National Forest in the 
State, as generally depicted as ``Proposed Williams Fork Mountains 
Wildlife Conservation Area'' on the map entitled ``Williams Fork 
Mountains Proposal'' and dated June 24, 2019, are designated as the 
``Williams Fork Mountains Wildlife Conservation Area'' (referred to in 
this section as the ``Wildlife Conservation Area'').
  (b) Purposes.--The purposes of the Wildlife Conservation Area are to 
conserve, protect, and enhance for the benefit and enjoyment of present 
and future generations the wildlife, scenic, roadless, watershed, 
recreational, and ecological resources of the Wildlife Conservation 
Area.
  (c) Management.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall manage the Wildlife 
        Conservation Area--
                  (A) in a manner that conserves, protects, and 
                enhances the purposes described in subsection (b); and
                  (B) in accordance with--
                          (i) the Forest and Rangeland Renewable 
                        Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 
                        et seq.);
                          (ii) any other applicable laws (including 
                        regulations); and
                          (iii) this section.
          (2) Uses.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary shall only allow such 
                uses of the Wildlife Conservation Area as the Secretary 
                determines would further the purposes described in 
                subsection (b).
                  (B) Motorized vehicles.--
                          (i) In general.--Except as provided in clause 
                        (iii), the use of motorized vehicles in the 
                        Wildlife Conservation Area shall be limited to 
                        designated roads and trails.
                          (ii) New or temporary roads.--Except as 
                        provided in clause (iii), no new or temporary 
                        road shall be constructed in the Wildlife 
                        Conservation Area.
                          (iii) Exceptions.--Nothing in clause (i) or 
                        (ii) prevents the Secretary from--
                                  (I) authorizing the use of motorized 
                                vehicles for administrative purposes;
                                  (II) authorizing the use of motorized 
                                vehicles to carry out activities 
                                described in subsection (d); or
                                  (III) responding to an emergency.
                  (C) Bicycles.--The use of bicycles in the Wildlife 
                Conservation Area shall be limited to designated roads 
                and trails.
                  (D) Commercial timber.--
                          (i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), no 
                        project shall be carried out in the Wildlife 
                        Conservation Area for the purpose of harvesting 
                        commercial timber.
                          (ii) Limitation.--Nothing in clause (i) 
                        prevents the Secretary from harvesting or 
                        selling a merchantable product that is a 
                        byproduct of an activity authorized under this 
                        section.
                  (E) Grazing.--The laws (including regulations) and 
                policies followed by the Secretary in issuing and 
                administering grazing permits or leases on land under 
                the jurisdiction of the Secretary shall continue to 
                apply with regard to the land in the Wildlife 
                Conservation Area, consistent with the purposes 
                described in subsection (b).
  (d) Fire, Insects, and Diseases.--The Secretary may carry out any 
activity, in accordance with applicable laws (including regulations), 
that the Secretary determines to be necessary to prevent, control, or 
mitigate fire, insects, or disease in the Wildlife Conservation Area, 
subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be 
appropriate.
  (e) Regional Transportation Projects.--Nothing in this section or 
section 110(e) precludes the Secretary from authorizing, in accordance 
with applicable laws (including regulations), the use or leasing of 
Federal land within the Wildlife Conservation Area for--
          (1) a regional transportation project, including--
                  (A) highway widening or realignment; and
                  (B) construction of multimodal transportation 
                systems; or
          (2) any infrastructure, activity, or safety measure 
        associated with the implementation or use of a facility 
        constructed under paragraph (1).
  (f) Water.--Section 3(e) of the James Peak Wilderness and Protection 
Area Act (Public Law 107-216; 116 Stat. 1058) shall apply to the 
Wildlife Conservation Area.

SEC. 107. CAMP HALE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDSCAPE.

  (a) Designation.--Subject to valid existing rights, the approximately 
28,676 acres of Federal land in the White River National Forest in the 
State, as generally depicted as ``Proposed Camp Hale National Historic 
Landscape'' on the map entitled ``Camp Hale National Historic Landscape 
Proposal'' and dated June 24, 2019, are designated the ``Camp Hale 
National Historic Landscape''.
  (b) Purposes.--The purposes of the Historic Landscape are--
          (1) to provide for--
                  (A) the interpretation of historic events, 
                activities, structures, and artifacts of the Historic 
                Landscape, including with respect to the role of the 
                Historic Landscape in local, national, and world 
                history;
                  (B) the historic preservation of the Historic 
                Landscape, consistent with--
                          (i) the designation of the Historic Landscape 
                        as a national historic site; and
                          (ii) the other purposes of the Historic 
                        Landscape;
                  (C) recreational opportunities, with an emphasis on 
                the activities related to the historic use of the 
                Historic Landscape, including skiing, snowshoeing, 
                snowmobiling, hiking, horseback riding, climbing, other 
                road- and trail-based activities, and other outdoor 
                activities; and
                  (D) the continued environmental remediation and 
                removal of unexploded ordnance at the Camp Hale 
                Formerly Used Defense Site and the Camp Hale historic 
                cantonment area; and
          (2) to conserve, protect, restore, and enhance for the 
        benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the 
        scenic, watershed, and ecological resources of the Historic 
        Landscape.
  (c) Management.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall manage the Historic 
        Landscape in accordance with--
                  (A) the purposes of the Historic Landscape described 
                in subsection (b); and
                  (B) any other applicable laws (including 
                regulations).
          (2) Management plan.--
                  (A) In general.--Not later than 5 years after the 
                date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
                prepare a management plan for the Historic Landscape.
                  (B) Contents.--The management plan prepared under 
                subparagraph (A) shall include plans for--
                          (i) improving the interpretation of historic 
                        events, activities, structures, and artifacts 
                        of the Historic Landscape, including with 
                        respect to the role of the Historic Landscape 
                        in local, national, and world history;
                          (ii) conducting historic preservation 
                        activities;
                          (iii) managing recreational opportunities, 
                        including the use and stewardship of--
                                  (I) the road and trail systems; and
                                  (II) dispersed recreation resources;
                          (iv) the conservation, protection, 
                        restoration, or enhancement of the scenic, 
                        watershed, and ecological resources of the 
                        Historic Landscape, including conducting the 
                        restoration and enhancement project under 
                        subsection (d); and
                          (v) environmental remediation and, consistent 
                        with subsection (e)(2), the removal of 
                        unexploded ordnance.
          (3) Explosive hazards.--The Secretary shall provide to the 
        Secretary of the Army a notification of any unexploded ordnance 
        (as defined in section 101(e) of title 10, United States Code) 
        that is discovered in the Historic Landscape.
  (d) Camp Hale Restoration and Enhancement Project.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall conduct a restoration 
        and enhancement project in the Historic Landscape--
                  (A) to improve aquatic, riparian, and wetland 
                conditions in and along the Eagle River and tributaries 
                of the Eagle River;
                  (B) to maintain or improve recreation and 
                interpretive opportunities and facilities; and
                  (C) to conserve historic values in the Camp Hale 
                area.
          (2) Coordination.--In carrying out the project described in 
        paragraph (1), the Secretary shall coordinate with--
                  (A) the United States Army Corps of Engineers;
                  (B) the Camp Hale-Eagle River Headwaters 
                Collaborative Group;
                  (C) the National Forest Foundation;
                  (D) the Colorado Department of Public Health and 
                Environment;
                  (E) the Colorado State Historic Preservation Office;
                  (F) units of local government; and
                  (G) other interested organizations and members of the 
                public.
  (e) Environmental Remediation.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Army shall continue to 
        carry out the projects and activities of the Department of the 
        Army in existence on the date of enactment of this Act relating 
        to cleanup of--
                  (A) the Camp Hale Formerly Used Defense Site; or
                  (B) the Camp Hale historic cantonment area.
          (2) Removal of unexploded ordnance.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary of the Army may remove 
                unexploded ordnance (as defined in section 101(e) of 
                title 10, United States Code) from the Historic 
                Landscape, as the Secretary of the Army determines to 
                be appropriate in accordance with applicable law 
                (including regulations).
                  (B) Action on receipt of notice.--On receipt from the 
                Secretary of a notification of unexploded ordnance 
                under subsection (c)(3), the Secretary of the Army may 
                remove the unexploded ordnance in accordance with--
                          (i) the program for environmental restoration 
                        of formerly used defense sites under section 
                        2701 of title 10, United States Code;
                          (ii) the Comprehensive Environmental 
                        Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 
                        1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.); and
                          (iii) any other applicable provision of law 
                        (including regulations).
          (3) Effect of subsection.--Nothing in this subsection 
        modifies any obligation in existence on the date of enactment 
        of this Act relating to environmental remediation or removal of 
        any unexploded ordnance located in or around the Camp Hale 
        historic cantonment area, the Camp Hale Formerly Used Defense 
        Site, or the Historic Landscape, including such an obligation 
        under--
                  (A) the program for environmental restoration of 
                formerly used defense sites under section 2701 of title 
                10, United States Code;
                  (B) the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
                Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 
                et seq.); or
                  (C) any other applicable provision of law (including 
                regulations).
  (f) Interagency Agreement.--The Secretary and the Secretary of the 
Army shall enter into an agreement--
          (1) to specify--
                  (A) the activities of the Secretary relating to the 
                management of the Historic Landscape; and
                  (B) the activities of the Secretary of the Army 
                relating to environmental remediation and the removal 
                of unexploded ordnance in accordance with subsection 
                (e) and other applicable laws (including regulations); 
                and
          (2) to require the Secretary to provide to the Secretary of 
        the Army, by not later than 1 year after the date of enactment 
        of this Act and periodically thereafter, as appropriate, a 
        management plan for the Historic Landscape for purposes of the 
        removal activities described in subsection (e).
  (g) Effect.--Nothing in this section--
          (1) affects the jurisdiction of the State over any water law, 
        water right, or adjudication or administration relating to any 
        water resource;
          (2) affects any water right in existence on or after the date 
        of enactment of this Act, or the exercise of such a water 
        right, including--
                  (A) a water right under an interstate water compact 
                (including full development of any apportionment made 
                in accordance with such a compact);
                  (B) a water right decreed within, above, below, or 
                through the Historic Landscape;
                  (C) a water right held by the United States;
                  (D) the management or operation of any reservoir, 
                including the storage, management, release, or 
                transportation of water; and
                  (E) the construction or operation of such 
                infrastructure as is determined to be necessary by an 
                individual or entity holding water rights to develop 
                and place to beneficial use those rights, subject to 
                applicable Federal, State, and local law (including 
                regulations);
          (3) constitutes an express or implied reservation by the 
        United States of any reserved or appropriative water right;
          (4) alters or limits--
                  (A) a permit held by a ski area;
                  (B) the implementation of activities governed by a 
                ski area permit; or
                  (C) the authority of the Secretary to modify or 
                expand an existing ski area permit;
          (5) prevents the Secretary from closing portions of the 
        Historic Landscape for public safety, environmental 
        remediation, or other use in accordance with applicable laws; 
        or
          (6) affects--
                  (A) any special use permit in effect on the date of 
                enactment of this Act; or
                  (B) the renewal of a permit described in subparagraph 
                (A).
  (h) Funding.--
          (1) In general.--There is established in the general fund of 
        the Treasury a special account, to be known as the ``Camp Hale 
        Historic Preservation and Restoration Fund''.
          (2) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized to 
        be appropriated to the Camp Hale Historic Preservation and 
        Restoration Fund $10,000,000, to be available to the Secretary 
        until expended, for activities relating to historic 
        interpretation, preservation, and restoration carried out in 
        and around the Historic Landscape.

SEC. 108. WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST BOUNDARY MODIFICATION.

  (a) In General.--The boundary of the White River National Forest is 
modified to include the approximately 120 acres comprised of the SW 1/
4, the SE 1/4, and the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of sec. 1, T. 2 S., R. 80 
W., 6th Principal Meridian, in Summit County in the State.
  (b) Land and Water Conservation Fund.--For purposes of section 200306 
of title 54, United States Code, the boundaries of the White River 
National Forest, as modified under subsection (a), shall be considered 
to be the boundaries of the White River National Forest as in existence 
on January 1, 1965.

SEC. 109. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK POTENTIAL WILDERNESS BOUNDARY 
                    ADJUSTMENT.

  (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to provide for the 
ongoing maintenance and use of portions of the Trail River Ranch and 
the associated property located within Rocky Mountain National Park in 
Grand County in the State.
  (b) Boundary Adjustment.--Section 1952(b) of the Omnibus Public Land 
Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11; 123 Stat. 1070) is amended 
by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) Boundary adjustment.--The boundary of the Potential 
        Wilderness is modified to exclude the area comprising 
        approximately 15.5 acres of land identified as `Potential 
        Wilderness to Non-wilderness' on the map entitled `Rocky 
        Mountain National Park Proposed Wilderness Area Amendment' and 
        dated January 16, 2018.''.

SEC. 110. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

  (a) Fish and Wildlife.--Nothing in this title affects the 
jurisdiction or responsibility of the State with respect to fish and 
wildlife in the State.
  (b) No Buffer Zones.--
          (1) In general.--Nothing in this title or an amendment made 
        by this title establishes a protective perimeter or buffer zone 
        around--
                  (A) a covered area;
                  (B) a wilderness area or potential wilderness area 
                designated by section 103;
                  (C) the Recreation Management Area;
                  (D) a Wildlife Conservation Area; or
                  (E) the Historic Landscape.
          (2) Outside activities.--The fact that a nonwilderness 
        activity or use on land outside of a covered area can be seen 
        or heard from within the covered area shall not preclude the 
        activity or use outside the boundary of the covered area.
  (c) Maps and Legal Descriptions.--
          (1) In general.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file maps and legal 
        descriptions of each area described in subsection (b)(1) with--
                  (A) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House 
                of Representatives; and
                  (B) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of 
                the Senate.
          (2) Force of law.--Each map and legal description filed under 
        paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if 
        included in this title, except that the Secretary may correct 
        any typographical errors in the maps and legal descriptions.
          (3) Public availability.--Each map and legal description 
        filed under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for 
        public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Forest 
        Service.
  (d) Acquisition of Land.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary may acquire any land or 
        interest in land within the boundaries of an area described in 
        subsection (b)(1) only through exchange, donation, or purchase 
        from a willing seller.
          (2) Management.--Any land or interest in land acquired under 
        paragraph (1) shall be incorporated into, and administered as a 
        part of, the wilderness area, Recreation Management Area, 
        Wildlife Conservation Area, or Historic Landscape, as 
        applicable, in which the land or interest in land is located.
  (e) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid rights in existence on the date of 
enactment of this Act, the areas described in subsection (b)(1) are 
withdrawn from--
          (1) entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land 
        laws;
          (2) location, entry, and patent under mining laws; and
          (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and 
        geothermal leasing laws.
  (f) Military Overflights.--Nothing in this title or an amendment made 
by this title restricts or precludes--
          (1) any low-level overflight of military aircraft over any 
        area subject to this title or an amendment made by this title, 
        including military overflights that can be seen, heard, or 
        detected within such an area;
          (2) flight testing or evaluation over an area described in 
        paragraph (1); or
          (3) the use or establishment of--
                  (A) any new unit of special use airspace over an area 
                described in paragraph (1); or
                  (B) any military flight training or transportation 
                over such an area.

                      TITLE II--SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS

SEC. 201. DEFINITIONS.

  In this title:
          (1) Covered land.--The term ``covered land'' means--
                  (A) land designated as wilderness under paragraphs 
                (27) through (29) of section 2(a) of the Colorado 
                Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 
                103-77) (as added by section 202); and
                  (B) a Special Management Area.
          (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        Agriculture.
          (3) Special management area.--The term ``Special Management 
        Area'' means each of--
                  (A) the Sheep Mountain Special Management Area 
                designated by section 203(a)(1); and
                  (B) the Liberty Bell East Special Management Area 
                designated by section 203(a)(2).

SEC. 202. ADDITIONS TO NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM.

  Section 2(a) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 
note; Public Law 103-77) (as amended by section 102(a)(2)) is amended 
by adding at the end the following:
          ``(27) Lizard head wilderness addition.--Certain Federal land 
        in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests 
        comprising approximately 3,141 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled `Proposed Wilson, Sunshine, Black Face and San 
        Bernardo Additions to the Lizard Head Wilderness' and dated 
        September 6, 2018, which is incorporated in, and shall be 
        administered as part of, the Lizard Head Wilderness.
          ``(28) Mount sneffels wilderness additions.--
                  ``(A) Liberty bell and last dollar additions.--
                Certain Federal land in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, 
                and Gunnison National Forests comprising approximately 
                7,235 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
                `Proposed Liberty Bell and Last Dollar Additions to the 
                Mt. Sneffels Wilderness, Liberty Bell East Special 
                Management Area' and dated September 6, 2018, which is 
                incorporated in, and shall be administered as part of, 
                the Mount Sneffels Wilderness.
                  ``(B) Whitehouse additions.--Certain Federal land in 
                the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National 
                Forests comprising approximately 12,465 acres, as 
                generally depicted on the map entitled `Proposed 
                Whitehouse Additions to the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness' 
                and dated September 6, 2018, which is incorporated in, 
                and shall be administered as part of, the Mount 
                Sneffels Wilderness.
          ``(29) Mckenna peak wilderness.--Certain Federal land in the 
        State of Colorado comprising approximately 8,884 acres of 
        Bureau of Land Management land, as generally depicted on the 
        map entitled `Proposed McKenna Peak Wilderness Area' and dated 
        September 18, 2018, to be known as the `McKenna Peak 
        Wilderness'.''.

SEC. 203. SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.

  (a) Designation.--
          (1) Sheep mountain special management area.--The Federal land 
        in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison and San Juan 
        National Forests in the State comprising approximately 21,663 
        acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed 
        Sheep Mountain Special Management Area'' and dated September 
        19, 2018, is designated as the ``Sheep Mountain Special 
        Management Area''.
          (2) Liberty bell east special management area.--The Federal 
        land in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National 
        Forests in the State comprising approximately 792 acres, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed Liberty Bell 
        and Last Dollar Additions to the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness, 
        Liberty Bell East Special Management Area'' and dated September 
        6, 2018, is designated as the ``Liberty Bell East Special 
        Management Area''.
  (b) Purpose.--The purpose of the Special Management Areas is to 
conserve and protect for the benefit and enjoyment of present and 
future generations the geological, cultural, archaeological, 
paleontological, natural, scientific, recreational, wilderness, 
wildlife, riparian, historical, educational, and scenic resources of 
the Special Management Areas.
  (c) Management.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall manage the Special 
        Management Areas in a manner that--
                  (A) conserves, protects, and enhances the resources 
                and values of the Special Management Areas described in 
                subsection (b);
                  (B) subject to paragraph (3), maintains or improves 
                the wilderness character of the Special Management 
                Areas and the suitability of the Special Management 
                Areas for potential inclusion in the National 
                Wilderness Preservation System; and
                  (C) is in accordance with--
                          (i) the National Forest Management Act of 
                        1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.);
                          (ii) this title; and
                          (iii) any other applicable laws.
          (2) Prohibitions.--The following shall be prohibited in the 
        Special Management Areas:
                  (A) Permanent roads.
                  (B) Except as necessary to meet the minimum 
                requirements for the administration of the Federal 
                land, to provide access for abandoned mine cleanup, and 
                to protect public health and safety--
                          (i) the use of motor vehicles, motorized 
                        equipment, or mechanical transport (other than 
                        as provided in paragraph (3)); and
                          (ii) the establishment of temporary roads.
          (3) Authorized activities.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary may allow any 
                activities (including helicopter access for recreation 
                and maintenance and the competitive running event 
                permitted since 1992) that have been authorized by 
                permit or license as of the date of enactment of this 
                Act to continue within the Special Management Areas, 
                subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
                may require.
                  (B) Permitting.--The designation of the Special 
                Management Areas by subsection (a) shall not affect the 
                issuance of permits relating to the activities covered 
                under subparagraph (A) after the date of enactment of 
                this Act.
                  (C) Bicycles.--The Secretary may permit the use of 
                bicycles in--
                          (i) the portion of the Sheep Mountain Special 
                        Management Area identified as ``Ophir Valley 
                        Area'' on the map entitled ``Proposed Sheep 
                        Mountain Special Management Area'' and dated 
                        September 19, 2018; and
                          (ii) the portion of the Liberty Bell East 
                        Special Management Area identified as ``Liberty 
                        Bell Corridor'' on the map entitled ``Proposed 
                        Liberty Bell and Last Dollar Additions to the 
                        Mt. Sneffels Wilderness, Liberty Bell East 
                        Special Management Area'' and dated September 
                        6, 2018.
  (d) Applicable Law.--Water and water rights in the Special Management 
Areas shall be administered in accordance with section 8 of the 
Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-77; 107 Stat. 762), 
except that, for purposes of this Act--
          (1) any reference contained in that section to ``the lands 
        designated as wilderness by this Act'', ``the Piedra, 
        Roubideau, and Tabeguache areas identified in section 9 of this 
        Act, or the Bowen Gulch Protection Area or the Fossil Ridge 
        Recreation Management Area identified in sections 5 and 6 of 
        this Act'', or ``the areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 
        of this Act'' shall be considered to be a reference to ``the 
        Special Management Areas''; and
          (2) any reference contained in that section to ``this Act'' 
        shall be considered to be a reference to ``the Colorado Outdoor 
        Recreation and Economy Act''.

SEC. 204. RELEASE OF WILDERNESS STUDY AREAS.

  (a) Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Study Area.--Subtitle E of title II 
of Public Law 111-11 is amended--
          (1) by redesignating section 2408 (16 U.S.C. 460zzz-7) as 
        section 2409; and
          (2) by inserting after section 2407 (16 U.S.C. 460zzz-6) the 
        following:

``SEC. 2408. RELEASE.

  ``(a) In General.--Congress finds that, for the purposes of section 
603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 
1782(c)), the portions of the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Study Area 
not designated as wilderness by this subtitle have been adequately 
studied for wilderness designation.
  ``(b) Release.--Any public land referred to in subsection (a) that is 
not designated as wilderness by this subtitle--
          ``(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)); and
          ``(2) shall be managed in accordance with this subtitle and 
        any other applicable laws.''.
  (b) Mckenna Peak Wilderness Study Area.--
          (1) In general.--Congress finds that, for the purposes of 
        section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
        1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)), the portions of the McKenna Peak 
        Wilderness Study Area in San Miguel County in the State not 
        designated as wilderness by paragraph (29) of section 2(a) of 
        the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; 
        Public Law 103-77) (as added by section 202) have been 
        adequately studied for wilderness designation.
          (2) Release.--Any public land referred to in paragraph (1) 
        that is not designated as wilderness by paragraph (29) of 
        section 2(a) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 
        1132 note; Public Law 103-77) (as added by section 202)--
                  (A) is no longer subject to section 603(c) of the 
                Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 
                U.S.C. 1782(c)); and
                  (B) shall be managed in accordance with applicable 
                laws.

SEC. 205. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

  (a) Fish and Wildlife.--Nothing in this title affects the 
jurisdiction or responsibility of the State with respect to fish and 
wildlife in the State.
  (b) No Buffer Zones.--
          (1) In general.--Nothing in this title establishes a 
        protective perimeter or buffer zone around covered land.
          (2) Activities outside wilderness.--The fact that a 
        nonwilderness activity or use on land outside of the covered 
        land can be seen or heard from within covered land shall not 
        preclude the activity or use outside the boundary of the 
        covered land.
  (c) Maps and Legal Descriptions.--
          (1) In general.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary or the Secretary of the 
        Interior, as appropriate, shall file a map and a legal 
        description of each wilderness area designated by paragraphs 
        (27) through (29) of section 2(a) of the Colorado Wilderness 
        Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-77) (as added 
        by section 202) and the Special Management Areas with--
                  (A) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House 
                of Representatives; and
                  (B) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of 
                the Senate.
          (2) Force of law.--Each map and legal description filed under 
        paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if 
        included in this title, except that the Secretary or the 
        Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, may correct any 
        typographical errors in the maps and legal descriptions.
          (3) Public availability.--Each map and legal description 
        filed under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for 
        public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of 
        Land Management and the Forest Service.
  (d) Acquisition of Land.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary or the Secretary of the 
        Interior, as appropriate, may acquire any land or interest in 
        land within the boundaries of a Special Management Area or the 
        wilderness designated under paragraphs (27) through (29) of 
        section 2(a) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 U.S.C. 
        1132 note; Public Law 103-77) (as added by section 202) only 
        through exchange, donation, or purchase from a willing seller.
          (2) Management.--Any land or interest in land acquired under 
        paragraph (1) shall be incorporated into, and administered as a 
        part of, the wilderness or Special Management Area in which the 
        land or interest in land is located.
  (e) Grazing.--The grazing of livestock on covered land, if 
established before the date of enactment of this Act, shall be 
permitted to continue subject to such reasonable regulations as are 
considered to be necessary by the Secretary with jurisdiction over the 
covered land, in accordance with--
          (1) section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 
        1133(d)(4)); and
          (2) the applicable guidelines set forth in Appendix A of the 
        report of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the 
        House of Representatives accompanying H.R. 2570 of the 101st 
        Congress (H. Rept. 101-405) or H.R. 5487 of the 96th Congress 
        (H. Rept. 96-617).
  (f) Fire, Insects, and Diseases.--In accordance with section 4(d)(1) 
of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(1)), the Secretary with 
jurisdiction over a wilderness area designated by paragraphs (27) 
through (29) of section 2(a) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (16 
U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 103-77) (as added by section 202) may 
carry out any activity in the wilderness area that the Secretary 
determines to be necessary for the control of fire, insects, and 
diseases, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
determines to be appropriate.
  (g) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid rights in existence on the date of 
enactment of this Act, the covered land and the approximately 6,590 
acres generally depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed Naturita Canyon 
Mineral Withdrawal Area'' and dated September 6, 2018, is withdrawn 
from--
          (1) entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land 
        laws;
          (2) location, entry, and patent under mining laws; and
          (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and 
        geothermal leasing laws.

                       TITLE III--THOMPSON DIVIDE

SEC. 301. PURPOSES.

  The purposes of this title are--
          (1) subject to valid existing rights, to withdraw certain 
        Federal land in the Thompson Divide area from mineral and other 
        disposal laws; and
          (2) to promote the capture of fugitive methane emissions that 
        would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere--
                  (A) to reduce methane gas emissions; and
                  (B) to provide--
                          (i) new renewable electricity supplies and 
                        other beneficial uses of fugitive methane 
                        emissions; and
                          (ii) increased royalties for taxpayers.

SEC. 302. DEFINITIONS.

  In this title:
          (1) Fugitive methane emissions.--The term ``fugitive methane 
        emissions'' means methane gas from those Federal lands in 
        Garfield, Gunnison, Delta, or Pitkin County in the State 
        generally depicted on the pilot program map as ``Fugitive Coal 
        Mine Methane Use Pilot Program Area'' that would leak or be 
        vented into the atmosphere from an active, inactive or 
        abandoned underground coal mine.
          (2) Pilot program.--The term ``pilot program'' means the 
        Greater Thompson Divide Fugitive Coal Mine Methane Use Pilot 
        Program established by section 305(a)(1).
          (3) Pilot program map.--The term ``pilot program map'' means 
        the map entitled ``Greater Thompson Divide Fugitive Coal Mine 
        Methane Use Pilot Program Area'' and dated June 17, 2019.
          (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.
          (5) Thompson divide lease.--
                  (A) In general.--The term ``Thompson Divide lease'' 
                means any oil or gas lease in effect on the date of 
                enactment of this Act within the Thompson Divide 
                Withdrawal and Protection Area.
                  (B) Exclusions.--The term ``Thompson Divide lease'' 
                does not include any oil or gas lease that--
                          (i) is associated with a Wolf Creek Storage 
                        Field development right; or
                          (ii) before the date of enactment of this 
                        Act, has expired, been cancelled, or otherwise 
                        terminated.
          (6) Thompson divide map.--The term ``Thompson Divide map'' 
        means the map entitled ``Greater Thompson Divide Area Map'' and 
        dated June 13, 2019.
          (7) Thompson divide withdrawal and protection area.--The term 
        ``Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Area'' means the 
        Federal land and minerals generally depicted on the Thompson 
        Divide map as the ``Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection 
        Area''.
          (8) Wolf creek storage field development right.--
                  (A) In general.--The term ``Wolf Creek Storage Field 
                development right'' means a development right for any 
                of the Federal mineral leases numbered COC 007496, COC 
                007497, COC 007498, COC 007499, COC 007500, COC 007538, 
                COC 008128, COC 015373, COC 0128018, COC 051645, and 
                COC 051646, and generally depicted on the Thompson 
                Divide map as ``Wolf Creek Storage Agreement''.
                  (B) Exclusions.--The term ``Wolf Creek Storage Field 
                development right'' does not include any storage right 
                or related activity within the area described in 
                subparagraph (A).

SEC. 303. THOMPSON DIVIDE WITHDRAWAL AND PROTECTION AREA.

  (a) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, the Thompson 
Divide Withdrawal and Protection Area is withdrawn from--
          (1) 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.
  (b) Surveys.--The exact acreage and legal description of the Thompson 
Divide Withdrawal and Protection Area shall be determined by surveys 
approved by the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture.

SEC. 304. THOMPSON DIVIDE LEASE EXCHANGE.

  (a) In General.--In exchange for the relinquishment by a leaseholder 
of all Thompson Divide leases of the leaseholder, the Secretary may 
issue to the leaseholder credits for any bid, royalty, or rental 
payment due under any Federal oil or gas lease on Federal land in the 
State, in accordance with subsection (b).
  (b) Amount of Credits.--
          (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the amount of the 
        credits issued to a leaseholder of a Thompson Divide lease 
        relinquished under subsection (a) shall--
                  (A) be equal to the sum of--
                          (i) the amount of the bonus bids paid for the 
                        applicable Thompson Divide leases;
                          (ii) the amount of any rental paid for the 
                        applicable Thompson Divide leases as of the 
                        date on which the leaseholder submits to the 
                        Secretary a notice of the decision to 
                        relinquish the applicable Thompson Divide 
                        leases; and
                          (iii) the amount of any expenses incurred by 
                        the leaseholder of the applicable Thompson 
                        Divide leases in the preparation of any 
                        drilling permit, sundry notice, or other 
                        related submission in support of the 
                        development of the applicable Thompson Divide 
                        leases as of January 28, 2019, including any 
                        expenses relating to the preparation of any 
                        analysis under the National Environmental 
                        Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); 
                        and
                  (B) require the approval of the Secretary.
          (2) Exclusion.--The amount of a credit issued under 
        subsection (a) shall not include any expenses paid by the 
        leaseholder of a Thompson Divide lease for legal fees or 
        related expenses for legal work with respect to a Thompson 
        Divide lease.
  (c) Cancellation.--Effective on relinquishment under this section, 
and without any additional action by the Secretary, a Thompson Divide 
lease--
          (1) shall be permanently cancelled; and
          (2) shall not be reissued.
  (d) Conditions.--
          (1) Applicable law.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
        section, each exchange under this section shall be conducted in 
        accordance with--
                  (A) this Act; and
                  (B) other applicable laws (including regulations).
          (2) Acceptance of credits.--The Secretary shall accept 
        credits issued under subsection (a) in the same manner as cash 
        for the payments described in that subsection.
          (3) Applicability.--The use of a credit issued under 
        subsection (a) shall be subject to the laws (including 
        regulations) applicable to the payments described in that 
        subsection, to the extent that the laws are consistent with 
        this section.
          (4) Treatment of credits.--All amounts in the form of credits 
        issued under subsection (a) accepted by the Secretary shall be 
        considered to be amounts received for the purposes of--
                  (A) section 35 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 
                191); and
                  (B) section 20 of the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 
                (30 U.S.C. 1019).
  (e) Wolf Creek Storage Field Development Rights.--
          (1) Conveyance to secretary.--As a condition precedent to the 
        relinquishment of a Thompson Divide lease, any leaseholder with 
        a Wolf Creek Storage Field development right shall permanently 
        relinquish, transfer, and otherwise convey to the Secretary, in 
        a form acceptable to the Secretary, all Wolf Creek Storage 
        Field development rights of the leaseholder.
          (2) Limitation of transfer.--An interest acquired by the 
        Secretary under paragraph (1)--
                  (A) shall be held in perpetuity; and
                  (B) shall not be--
                          (i) transferred;
                          (ii) reissued; or
                          (iii) otherwise used for mineral extraction.

SEC. 305. GREATER THOMPSON DIVIDE FUGITIVE COAL MINE METHANE USE PILOT 
                    PROGRAM.

  (a) Fugitive Coal Mine Methane Use Pilot Program.--
          (1) Establishment.--There is established in the Bureau of 
        Land Management a pilot program, to be known as the ``Greater 
        Thompson Divide Fugitive Coal Mine Methane Use Pilot Program''.
          (2) Purpose.--The purpose of the pilot program is to promote 
        the capture, beneficial use, mitigation, and sequestration of 
        fugitive methane emissions--
                  (A) to reduce methane emissions;
                  (B) to promote economic development;
                  (C) to produce bid and royalty revenues;
                  (D) to improve air quality; and
                  (E) to improve public safety.
          (3) Plan.--
                  (A) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
                date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
                develop a plan--
                          (i) to complete an inventory of fugitive 
                        methane emissions in accordance with subsection 
                        (b);
                          (ii) to provide for the leasing of fugitive 
                        methane emissions in accordance with subsection 
                        (c); and
                          (iii) to provide for the capping or 
                        destruction of fugitive methane emissions in 
                        accordance with subsection (d).
                  (B) Coordination.--In developing the plan under this 
                paragraph, the Secretary shall coordinate with--
                          (i) the State;
                          (ii) Garfield, Gunnison, Delta, and Pitkin 
                        Counties in the State;
                          (iii) lessees of Federal coal within the 
                        counties referred to in clause (ii);
                          (iv) interested institutions of higher 
                        education in the State; and
                          (v) interested members of the public.
  (b) Fugitive Methane Emission Inventory.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall complete an 
        inventory of fugitive methane emissions.
          (2) Conduct.--The Secretary may conduct the inventory under 
        paragraph (1) through, or in collaboration with--
                  (A) the Bureau of Land Management;
                  (B) the United States Geological Survey;
                  (C) the Environmental Protection Agency;
                  (D) the United States Forest Service;
                  (E) State departments or agencies;
                  (F) Garfield, Gunnison, Delta, or Pitkin County in 
                the State;
                  (G) the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease 
                District;
                  (H) institutions of higher education in the State;
                  (I) lessees of Federal coal within a county referred 
                to in subparagraph (F);
                  (J) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
                Administration;
                  (K) the National Center for Atmospheric Research; or
                  (L) other interested entities, including members of 
                the public.
          (3) Contents.--The inventory under paragraph (1) shall 
        include--
                  (A) the general location and geographic coordinates 
                of each vent, seep, or other source producing 
                significant fugitive methane emissions;
                  (B) an estimate of the volume and concentration of 
                fugitive methane emissions from each source of 
                significant fugitive methane emissions including 
                details of measurements taken and the basis for that 
                emissions estimate;
                  (C) an estimate of the total volume of fugitive 
                methane emissions each year;
                  (D) relevant data and other information available 
                from--
                          (i) the Environmental Protection Agency;
                          (ii) the Mine Safety and Health 
                        Administration;
                          (iii) Colorado Department of Natural 
                        Resources;
                          (iv) Colorado Public Utility Commission;
                          (v) Colorado Department of Health and 
                        Environment; and
                          (vi) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and 
                        Enforcement; and
                  (E) such other information as may be useful in 
                advancing the purposes of the pilot program.
          (4) Public participation; disclosure.--
                  (A) Public participation.--The Secretary shall 
                provide opportunities for public participation in the 
                inventory under this subsection.
                  (B) Availability.--The Secretary shall make the 
                inventory under this subsection publicly available.
                  (C) Disclosure.--Nothing in this subsection requires 
                the Secretary to publicly release information that--
                          (i) poses a threat to public safety;
                          (ii) is confidential business information; or
                          (iii) is otherwise protected from public 
                        disclosure.
          (5) Use.--The Secretary shall use the inventory in carrying 
        out--
                  (A) the leasing program under subsection (c); and
                  (B) the capping or destruction of fugitive methane 
                emissions under subsection (d).
  (c) Fugitive Methane Emission Leasing Program.--
          (1) In general.--Subject to valid existing rights and in 
        accordance with this section, not later than 1 year after the 
        date of completion of the inventory required under subsection 
        (b), the Secretary shall carry out a program to encourage the 
        use and destruction of fugitive methane emissions.
          (2) Fugitive methane emissions from coal mines subject to 
        lease.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary shall authorize the 
                holder of a valid existing Federal coal lease for a 
                mine that is producing fugitive methane emissions to 
                capture for use, or destroy by flaring, the fugitive 
                methane emissions.
                  (B) Conditions.--The authority under subparagraph (A) 
                shall be--
                          (i) subject to valid existing rights; and
                          (ii) subject to such terms and conditions as 
                        the Secretary may require.
                  (C) Limitations.--The program carried out under 
                paragraph (1) shall only include fugitive methane 
                emissions that can be captured for use, or destroyed by 
                flaring, in a manner that does not--
                          (i) endanger the safety of any coal mine 
                        worker; or
                          (ii) unreasonably interfere with any ongoing 
                        operation at a coal mine.
                  (D) Cooperation.--
                          (i) In general.--The Secretary shall work 
                        cooperatively with the holders of valid 
                        existing Federal coal leases for mines that 
                        produce fugitive methane emissions to 
                        encourage--
                                  (I) the capture of fugitive methane 
                                emissions for beneficial use, such as 
                                generating electrical power, producing 
                                usable heat, transporting the methane 
                                to market, transforming the fugitive 
                                methane emissions into a different 
                                marketable material; or
                                  (II) if the beneficial use of the 
                                fugitive methane emissions is not 
                                feasible, the destruction of the 
                                fugitive methane emissions by flaring.
                          (ii) Guidance.--In furtherance of the 
                        purposes of this paragraph, not later than 1 
                        year after the date of enactment of this Act, 
                        the Secretary shall issue guidance for the 
                        implementation of Federal authorities and 
                        programs to encourage the capture for use, or 
                        destruction by flaring, of fugitive methane 
                        emissions while minimizing impacts on natural 
                        resources or other public interest values.
                  (E) Royalties.--The Secretary shall determine whether 
                any fugitive methane emissions used or destroyed 
                pursuant to this paragraph are subject to the payment 
                of a royalty under applicable law.
          (3) Fugitive methane emissions from abandoned coal mines.--
                  (A) In general.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
                section, notwithstanding section 303, subject to valid 
                existing rights, and in accordance with section 21 of 
                the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 241) and any other 
                applicable law, the Secretary shall--
                          (i) authorize the capture for use, or 
                        destruction by flaring, of fugitive methane 
                        emissions from abandoned coal mines on Federal 
                        land; and
                          (ii) make available for leasing such fugitive 
                        methane emissions from abandoned coal mines on 
                        Federal land as the Secretary considers to be 
                        in the public interest.
                  (B) Source.--To the maximum extent practicable, the 
                Secretary shall offer for lease each significant vent, 
                seep, or other source of fugitive methane emissions 
                from abandoned coal mines.
                  (C) Bid qualifications.--A bid to lease fugitive 
                methane emissions under this paragraph shall specify 
                whether the prospective lessee intends--
                          (i) to capture the fugitive methane emissions 
                        for beneficial use, such as generating 
                        electrical power, producing usable heat, 
                        transporting the methane to market, 
                        transforming the fugitive methane emissions 
                        into a different marketable material;
                          (ii) to destroy the fugitive methane 
                        emissions by flaring; or
                          (iii) to employ a specific combination of--
                                  (I) capturing the fugitive methane 
                                emissions for beneficial use; and
                                  (II) destroying the fugitive methane 
                                emission by flaring.
                  (D) Priority.--
                          (i) In general.--If there is more than 1 
                        qualified bid for a lease under this paragraph, 
                        the Secretary shall select the bid that the 
                        Secretary determines is likely to most 
                        significantly advance the public interest.
                          (ii) Considerations.--In determining the 
                        public interest under clause (i), the Secretary 
                        shall take into consideration--
                                  (I) the size of the overall decrease 
                                in the time-integrated radiative 
                                forcing of the fugitive methane 
                                emissions;
                                  (II) the impacts to other natural 
                                resource values, including wildlife, 
                                water, and air; and
                                  (III) other public interest values, 
                                including scenic, economic, recreation, 
                                and cultural values.
                  (E) Lease form.--
                          (i) In general.--The Secretary shall develop 
                        and provide to prospective bidders a lease form 
                        for leases issued under this paragraph.
                          (ii) Due diligence.--The lease form developed 
                        under clause (i) shall include terms and 
                        conditions requiring the leased fugitive 
                        methane emissions to be put to beneficial use 
                        or flared by not later than 1 year after the 
                        date of issuance of the lease.
                  (F) Royalty rate.--The Secretary shall develop a 
                minimum bid and royalty rate for leases under this 
                paragraph to advance the purposes of this section, to 
                the maximum extent practicable.
  (d) Sequestration.--If, by not later than 4 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act, any significant fugitive methane emissions from 
abandoned coal mines on Federal land are not leased under subsection 
(c)(3), the Secretary shall, in accordance with applicable law, take 
all reasonable measures--
          (1) to cap those fugitive methane emissions at the source in 
        any case in which the cap will result in the long-term 
        sequestration of all or a significant portion of the fugitive 
        methane emissions; or
          (2) if sequestration under paragraph (1) is not feasible, 
        destroy the fugitive methane emissions by flaring.
  (e) Report to Congress.--Not later than 4 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report detailing--
          (1) the economic and environmental impacts of the pilot 
        program, including information on increased royalties and 
        estimates of avoided greenhouse gas emissions; and
          (2) any recommendations by the Secretary on whether the pilot 
        program could be expanded geographically to include other 
        significant sources of fugitive methane emissions from coal 
        mines.

SEC. 306. EFFECT.

  Except as expressly provided in this title, nothing in this title--
          (1) expands, diminishes, or impairs any valid existing 
        mineral leases, mineral interest, or other property rights 
        wholly or partially within the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and 
        Protection Area, including access to the leases, interests, 
        rights, or land in accordance with applicable Federal, State, 
        and local laws (including regulations);
          (2) prevents the capture of methane from any active, 
        inactive, or abandoned coal mine covered by this title, in 
        accordance with applicable laws; or
          (3) prevents access to, or the development of, any new or 
        existing coal mine or lease in Delta or Gunnison County in the 
        State.

              TITLE IV--CURECANTI NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

SEC. 401. DEFINITIONS.

  In this title:
          (1) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map entitled ``Curecanti 
        National Recreation Area, Proposed Boundary'', numbered 616/
        100,485C, and dated August 11, 2016.
          (2) National recreation area.--The term ``National Recreation 
        Area'' means the Curecanti National Recreation Area established 
        by section 402(a).
          (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.

SEC. 402. CURECANTI NATIONAL RECREATION AREA.

  (a) Establishment.--Effective beginning on the earlier of the date on 
which the Secretary approves a request under subsection (c)(2)(B)(i)(I) 
and the date that is 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, 
there shall be established as a unit of the National Park System the 
Curecanti National Recreation Area, in accordance with this Act, 
consisting of approximately 50,667 acres of land in the State, as 
generally depicted on the map as ``Curecanti National Recreation Area 
Proposed Boundary''.
  (b) Availability of Map.--The map shall be on file and available for 
public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park 
Service.
  (c) Administration.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall administer the National 
        Recreation Area in accordance with--
                  (A) this title; and
                  (B) the laws (including regulations) generally 
                applicable to units of the National Park System, 
                including section 100101(a), chapter 1003, and sections 
                100751(a), 100752, 100753, and 102101 of title 54, 
                United States Code.
          (2) Dam, powerplant, and reservoir management and 
        operations.--
                  (A) In general.--Nothing in this title affects or 
                interferes with the authority of the Secretary--
                          (i) to operate the Uncompahgre Valley 
                        Reclamation Project under the reclamation laws;
                          (ii) to operate the Wayne N. Aspinall Unit of 
                        the Colorado River Storage Project under the 
                        Act of April 11, 1956 (commonly known as the 
                        ``Colorado River Storage Project Act'') (43 
                        U.S.C. 620 et seq.); or
                          (iii) under the Federal Water Project 
                        Recreation Act (16 U.S.C. 460l-12 et seq.).
                  (B) Reclamation land.--
                          (i) Submission of request to retain 
                        administrative jurisdiction.--If, before the 
                        date that is 1 year after the date of enactment 
                        of this Act, the Commissioner of Reclamation 
                        submits to the Secretary a request for the 
                        Commissioner of Reclamation to retain 
                        administrative jurisdiction over the minimum 
                        quantity of land within the land identified on 
                        the map as ``Lands withdrawn or acquired for 
                        Bureau of Reclamation projects'' that the 
                        Commissioner of Reclamation identifies as 
                        necessary for the effective operation of Bureau 
                        of Reclamation water facilities, the Secretary 
                        may--
                                  (I) approve, approve with 
                                modifications, or disapprove the 
                                request; and
                                  (II) if the request is approved under 
                                subclause (I), make any modifications 
                                to the map that are necessary to 
                                reflect that the Commissioner of 
                                Reclamation retains management 
                                authority over the minimum quantity of 
                                land required to fulfill the 
                                reclamation mission.
                          (ii) Transfer of land.--
                                  (I) In general.--Administrative 
                                jurisdiction over the land identified 
                                on the map as ``Lands withdrawn or 
                                acquired for Bureau of Reclamation 
                                projects'', as modified pursuant to 
                                clause (i)(II), if applicable, shall be 
                                transferred from the Commissioner of 
                                Reclamation to the Director of the 
                                National Park Service by not later than 
                                the date that is 1 year after the date 
                                of enactment of this Act.
                                  (II) Access to transferred land.--
                                          (aa) In general.--Subject to 
                                        item (bb), the Commissioner of 
                                        Reclamation shall retain access 
                                        to the land transferred to the 
                                        Director of the National Park 
                                        Service under subclause (I) for 
                                        reclamation purposes, including 
                                        for the operation, maintenance, 
                                        and expansion or replacement of 
                                        facilities.
                                          (bb) Memorandum of 
                                        understanding.--The terms of 
                                        the access authorized under 
                                        item (aa) shall be determined 
                                        by a memorandum of 
                                        understanding entered into 
                                        between the Commissioner of 
                                        Reclamation and the Director of 
                                        the National Park Service not 
                                        later than 1 year after the 
                                        date of enactment of this Act.
          (3) Management agreements.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary may enter into 
                management agreements, or modify management agreements 
                in existence on the date of enactment of this Act, 
                relating to the authority of the Director of the 
                National Park Service, the Commissioner of Reclamation, 
                the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, or the 
                Chief of the Forest Service to manage Federal land 
                within or adjacent to the boundary of the National 
                Recreation Area.
                  (B) State land.--The Secretary may enter into 
                cooperative management agreements for any land 
                administered by the State that is within or adjacent to 
                the National Recreation Area, in accordance with the 
                cooperative management authority under section 101703 
                of title 54, United States Code.
          (4) Recreational activities.--
                  (A) Authorization.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall allow boating, 
                boating-related activities, hunting, and fishing in the 
                National Recreation Area in accordance with applicable 
                Federal and State laws.
                  (B) Closures; designated zones.--
                          (i) In general.--The Secretary, acting 
                        through the Superintendent of the National 
                        Recreation Area, may designate zones in which, 
                        and establish periods during which, no boating, 
                        hunting, or fishing shall be permitted in the 
                        National Recreation Area under subparagraph (A) 
                        for reasons of public safety, administration, 
                        or compliance with applicable laws.
                          (ii) Consultation required.--Except in the 
                        case of an emergency, any closure proposed by 
                        the Secretary under clause (i) shall not take 
                        effect until after the date on which the 
                        Superintendent of the National Recreation Area 
                        consults with--
                                  (I) the appropriate State agency 
                                responsible for hunting and fishing 
                                activities; and
                                  (II) the Board of County 
                                Commissioners in each county in which 
                                the zone is proposed to be designated.
          (5) Landowner assistance.--On the written request of an 
        individual that owns private land located not more than 3 miles 
        from the boundary of the National Recreation Area, the 
        Secretary may work in partnership with the individual to 
        enhance the long-term conservation of natural, cultural, 
        recreational, and scenic resources in and around the National 
        Recreation Area--
                  (A) by acquiring all or a portion of the private land 
                or interests in private land located not more than 3 
                miles from the boundary of the National Recreation Area 
                by purchase, exchange, or donation, in accordance with 
                section 403;
                  (B) by providing technical assistance to the 
                individual, including cooperative assistance;
                  (C) through available grant programs; and
                  (D) by supporting conservation easement 
                opportunities.
          (6) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, all 
        Federal land within the National Recreation Area is withdrawn 
        from--
                  (A) entry, appropriation, and disposal under the 
                public land laws;
                  (B) location, entry, and patent under the mining 
                laws; and
                  (C) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral 
                materials, and geothermal leasing laws.
          (7) Grazing.--
                  (A) State land subject to a state grazing lease.--
                          (i) In general.--If State land acquired under 
                        this title is subject to a State grazing lease 
                        in effect on the date of acquisition, the 
                        Secretary shall allow the grazing to continue 
                        for the remainder of the term of the lease, 
                        subject to the related terms and conditions of 
                        user agreements, including permitted stocking 
                        rates, grazing fee levels, access rights, and 
                        ownership and use of range improvements.
                          (ii) Access.--A lessee of State land may 
                        continue its use of established routes within 
                        the National Recreation Area to access State 
                        land for purposes of administering the lease if 
                        the use was permitted before the date of 
                        enactment of this Act, subject to such terms 
                        and conditions as the Secretary may require.
                  (B) State and private land.--The Secretary may, in 
                accordance with applicable laws, authorize grazing on 
                land acquired from the State or private landowners 
                under section 403, if grazing was established before 
                the date of acquisition.
                  (C) Private land.--On private land acquired under 
                section 403 for the National Recreation Area on which 
                authorized grazing is occurring before the date of 
                enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in consultation 
                with the lessee, may allow the continuation and renewal 
                of grazing on the land based on the terms of 
                acquisition or by agreement between the Secretary and 
                the lessee, subject to applicable law (including 
                regulations).
                  (D) Federal land.--The Secretary shall--
                          (i) allow, consistent with the grazing 
                        leases, uses, and practices in effect as of the 
                        date of enactment of this Act, the continuation 
                        and renewal of grazing on Federal land located 
                        within the boundary of the National Recreation 
                        Area on which grazing is allowed before the 
                        date of enactment of this Act, unless the 
                        Secretary determines that grazing on the 
                        Federal land would present unacceptable impacts 
                        (as defined in section 1.4.7.1 of the National 
                        Park Service document entitled ``Management 
                        Policies 2006: The Guide to Managing the 
                        National Park System'') to the natural, 
                        cultural, recreational, and scenic resource 
                        values and the character of the land within the 
                        National Recreation Area; and
                          (ii) retain all authorities to manage grazing 
                        in the National Recreation Area.
                  (E) Termination of leases.--Within the National 
                Recreation Area, the Secretary may--
                          (i) accept the voluntary termination of a 
                        lease or permit for grazing; or
                          (ii) in the case of a lease or permit vacated 
                        for a period of 3 or more years, terminate the 
                        lease or permit.
          (8) Water rights.--Nothing in this title--
                  (A) affects any use or allocation in existence on the 
                date of enactment of this Act of any water, water 
                right, or interest in water;
                  (B) affects any vested absolute or decreed 
                conditional water right in existence on the date of 
                enactment of this Act, including any water right held 
                by the United States;
                  (C) affects any interstate water compact in existence 
                on the date of enactment of this Act;
                  (D) authorizes or imposes any new reserved Federal 
                water right; or
                  (E) shall be considered to be a relinquishment or 
                reduction of any water right reserved or appropriated 
                by the United States in the State on or before the date 
                of enactment of this Act.
          (9) Fishing easements.--
                  (A) In general.--Nothing in this title diminishes or 
                alters the fish and wildlife program for the Aspinall 
                Unit developed under section 8 of the Act of April 11, 
                1956 (commonly known as the ``Colorado River Storage 
                Project Act'') (70 Stat. 110, chapter 203; 43 U.S.C. 
                620g), by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
                the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Colorado Division of 
                Wildlife (including any successor in interest to that 
                division) that provides for the acquisition of public 
                access fishing easements as mitigation for the Aspinall 
                Unit (referred to in this paragraph as the 
                ``program'').
                  (B) Acquisition of fishing easements.--The Secretary 
                shall continue to fulfill the obligation of the 
                Secretary under the program to acquire 26 miles of 
                class 1 public fishing easements to provide to 
                sportsmen access for fishing within the Upper Gunnison 
                Basin upstream of the Aspinall Unit, subject to the 
                condition that no existing fishing access downstream of 
                the Aspinall Unit shall be counted toward the minimum 
                mileage requirement under the program.
                  (C) Plan.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
                enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall--
                          (i) develop a plan for fulfilling the 
                        obligation of the Secretary described in 
                        subparagraph (B); and
                          (ii) submit to Congress a report that--
                                  (I) includes the plan developed under 
                                clause (i); and
                                  (II) describes any progress made in 
                                the acquisition of public access 
                                fishing easements as mitigation for the 
                                Aspinall Unit under the program.

SEC. 403. ACQUISITION OF LAND; BOUNDARY MANAGEMENT.

  (a) Acquisition.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary may acquire any land or 
        interest in land within the boundary of the National Recreation 
        Area.
          (2) Manner of acquisition.--
                  (A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), land 
                described in paragraph (1) may be acquired under this 
                subsection by--
                          (i) donation;
                          (ii) purchase from willing sellers with 
                        donated or appropriated funds;
                          (iii) transfer from another Federal agency; 
                        or
                          (iv) exchange.
                  (B) State land.--Land or interests in land owned by 
                the State or a political subdivision of the State may 
                only be acquired by purchase, donation, or exchange.
  (b) Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction.--
          (1) Forest service land.--
                  (A) In general.--Administrative jurisdiction over the 
                approximately 2,560 acres of land identified on the map 
                as ``U.S. Forest Service proposed transfer to the 
                National Park Service'' is transferred to the 
                Secretary, to be administered by the Director of the 
                National Park Service as part of the National 
                Recreation Area.
                  (B) Boundary adjustment.--The boundary of the 
                Gunnison National Forest shall be adjusted to exclude 
                the land transferred to the Secretary under 
                subparagraph (A).
          (2) Bureau of land management land.--Administrative 
        jurisdiction over the approximately 5,040 acres of land 
        identified on the map as ``Bureau of Land Management proposed 
        transfer to National Park Service'' is transferred from the 
        Director of the Bureau of Land Management to the Director of 
        the National Park Service, to be administered as part of the 
        National Recreation Area.
          (3) Withdrawal.--Administrative jurisdiction over the land 
        identified on the map as ``Proposed for transfer to the Bureau 
        of Land Management, subject to the revocation of Bureau of 
        Reclamation withdrawal'' shall be transferred to the Director 
        of the Bureau of Land Management on relinquishment of the land 
        by the Bureau of Reclamation and revocation by the Bureau of 
        Land Management of any withdrawal as may be necessary.
  (c) Potential Land Exchange.--
          (1) In general.--The withdrawal for reclamation purposes of 
        the land identified on the map as ``Potential exchange lands'' 
        shall be relinquished by the Commissioner of Reclamation and 
        revoked by the Director of the Bureau of Land Management and 
        the land shall be transferred to the National Park Service.
          (2) Exchange; inclusion in national recreation area.--On 
        transfer of the land described in paragraph (1), the 
        transferred land--
                  (A) may be exchanged by the Secretary for private 
                land described in section 402(c)(5)--
                          (i) subject to a conservation easement 
                        remaining on the transferred land, to protect 
                        the scenic resources of the transferred land; 
                        and
                          (ii) in accordance with the laws (including 
                        regulations) and policies governing National 
                        Park Service land exchanges; and
                  (B) if not exchanged under subparagraph (A), shall be 
                added to, and managed as a part of, the National 
                Recreation Area.
  (d) Addition to National Recreation Area.--Any land within the 
boundary of the National Recreation Area that is acquired by the United 
States shall be added to, and managed as a part of, the National 
Recreation Area.

SEC. 404. GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN.

  Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made 
available to carry out this title, the Director of the National Park 
Service, in consultation with the Commissioner of Reclamation, shall 
prepare a general management plan for the National Recreation Area in 
accordance with section 100502 of title 54, United States Code.

SEC. 405. BOUNDARY SURVEY.

  The Secretary (acting through the Director of the National Park 
Service) shall prepare a boundary survey and legal description of the 
National Recreation Area.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of H.R. 823 is to provide for the designation 
of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and 
conservation areas in the State of Colorado, and for other 
purposes.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    Coloradans value public land as an essential part of the 
Colorado way of life. Public lands make the state a desirable 
place to live, work, and visit by providing a clean water 
supply; access to recreational opportunities, including hiking, 
backpacking, camping, mountain biking, skiing, climbing, 
snowmobiling, off-highway vehicle travel, and rafting; high-
quality wildlife habitat and migration corridors that support 
at-risk species and big game animals important to hunters and 
anglers; and grazing land that supports Colorado's agricultural 
economy.
    In Colorado, outdoor recreation generates $28 billion in 
annual consumer spending, 229,000 direct jobs, $9.7 billion in 
wages and salaries, and $2 billion in state and local tax 
revenue.\1\ H.R. 823 would support Colorado's growing 
recreation economy by protecting approximately 400,000 acres of 
public land in Colorado, safeguarding existing and future 
outdoor recreation opportunities.
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    H.R. 823 is the result of years of locally driven, 
collaborative efforts among a diverse set of stakeholders with 
a shared interest in providing long-term protections for key 
public lands in Colorado. The bill unites and improves upon 
earlier proposals to protect roughly 400,000 acres in 
perpetuity for the benefit of the people of the United States 
and for future generations. Of the roughly 400,000 acres 
protected, over half of the acreage is federal mineral 
withdrawals, about 73,000 acres are new wilderness areas, and 
nearly 80,000 acres are designated as recreation, conservation, 
and special management areas. The legislation would also 
establish approximately 28,676 acres of public land as a first-
of-its-kind National Historic Landscape to honor the legacy of 
the 10th Mountain Division, members of which trained at Camp 
Hale and helped win World War II and many of whom went on to 
create the modern outdoor industry in Colorado and across the 
country. Lastly, the bill congressionally establishes the 
Curecanti National Recreation Area (NRA). Although the National 
Park Service has managed the area as an NRA since it was 
created in 1965, it has never been designated by Congress.
    The CORE Act enjoys wide support from stakeholders across 
Colorado, making it one of the most broadly supported pieces of 
public lands legislation in recent history. Support for 
provisions of the CORE Act includes: Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, 
Ouray, Pitkin, San Juan, San Miguel, and Summit Counties; the 
local municipalities of Basalt, Breckenridge, Carbondale, 
Crested Butte, Dillon, Frisco, Glenwood Springs, Minturn, Mt. 
Crested Butte, Ophir, Paonia, Ridgway, and Telluride; over 200 
businesses across the state, including Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 
Blue Grouse Bread, Crystal River Meats, Icelantic Skis, 
Justin's, The North Face, Osprey Packs, and Vail Resorts; 
dozens of outdoor recreation and conservation organizations, 
including Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Theodore Roosevelt 
Conservation Partnership, Conservation Colorado, International 
Mountain Bicycling Association, National Parks Conservation 
Association, North Thompson Cattle and Coal Basin Cattle 
Associations, Outdoor Industry Association, Trout Unlimited, 
Vet Voice Foundation, Wilderness Workshop, and The Wilderness 
Society; and many other organizations and individuals.
    Title I of H.R. 823 establishes protections for nearly 
100,000 acres of wilderness, recreation, and conservation areas 
in Colorado's central mountains in the White River National 
Forest--the most visited national forest in the country.\2\ The 
bill designates three new wilderness areas totaling 
approximately 20,895 acres in the Hoosier Ridge, Williams Fork 
Mountains, and Tenmile Range. The bill sponsors have worked 
extensively with the Office of the Secretary of Defense to 
confirm that current and future military overflight in the 
region, including the Colorado Army National Guard High-
Altitude Aviation Training Site (HAATS) mission, is preserved. 
The National Guard Bureau has indicated to the House Armed 
Services Committee that it has no concerns with H.R. 823. 
Adjacent to the Tenmile Wilderness, the bill designates the 
approximately 17,122-acre Tenmile Recreation Management Area to 
safeguard access to world-class outdoor recreation, such as 
mountain biking, hunting, and hiking, including access to 
Quandary Peak, commonly known as a ``fourteener'' because it 
reaches an elevation of at least 14,000 feet. The bill adds to 
three existing wilderness areas by expanding the Eagles Nest, 
Ptarmigan Peak, and Holy Cross wilderness areas, roughly 
totaling an additional 20,432 acres of wilderness. Provisions 
are included for the appropriate management of forest fire, 
insects, and diseases in the areas.
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www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver (last visited Sept. 26, 2019).
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    The bill also designates two new wildlife conservation 
areas, totaling approximately 11,815 acres, to protect 
wildlife, scenic, roadless, watershed, and ecological 
resources. The Porcupine Gulch Wildlife Conservation Area would 
protect the most important high-elevation migration corridor 
over Interstate 70 for elk, bear, mule deer, lynx, and other 
wildlife. The Williams Fork Wildlife Conservation Area would 
enhance wildlife habitat for the greater sage-grouse and other 
species. The bill designates roughly 28,676 acres surrounding 
Camp Hale as the first-ever National Historic Landscape. The 
10th Mountain Division that trained at Camp Hale helped lead 
our nation to victory in World War II, and many of its veterans 
went on to create the outdoor recreation industry as we know it 
today. The National Historic Landscape designation would ensure 
Camp Hale's historic preservation, secure existing recreational 
opportunities, and protect natural resources. The bill also 
modifies the boundary of the White River National Forest to 
include roughly 120 acres and adjusts the boundary of a 
potential wilderness area around the Trail River Ranch in Rocky 
Mountain National Park.
    Title II of H.R. 823 provides permanent protections for 
nearly 61,000 acres of land located in the heart of the San 
Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. The bill expands two 
existing wilderness areas, the Lizard Head Wilderness and Mt. 
Sneffels Wilderness, in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and 
Gunnison National Forests. The bill also designates the new 
McKenna Peak Wilderness on public land managed by the Bureau of 
Land Management. Of the roughly 31,725 acres designated as 
wilderness, approximately 23,000 acres are wilderness 
additions, including two of the state's most iconic 
``fourteener'' peaks: Mount Sneffels and Wilson Peak. The bill 
designates approximately 21,663 acres as the Sheep Mountain 
Special Management Area between the towns of Ophir and 
Silverton, which includes the popular hiking and skiing 
destination of Ice Lakes Basin. The inclusion of Paradise Basin 
in the Special Management Area will not only help protect the 
scenic, natural, cultural, and popular recreational values of 
the area, but it will also protect public safety from the 
potential of avalanches inadvertently triggered by motorized 
vehicles. The bill also creates the approximately 792-acre 
Liberty Bell East Special Management Area near Telluride. The 
Special Management Areas will conserve, protect and enhance the 
existing resources, uses, and values, including the wilderness 
characteristics of these areas, while permitting bicycle use in 
the Ophir Valley Area and Liberty Bell Corridor. The bill also 
includes the roughly 6,590-acre Naturita Canyon Mineral 
Withdrawal and releases certain portions of Wilderness Study 
Areas not designated by this title.
    Title III of H.R. 823 resolves oil and gas conflicts in the 
Thompson Divide by withdrawing approximately 200,000 acres near 
Carbondale and Glenwood Springs to protect the ranching and 
agricultural heritage, wildlife, scenery, and other public land 
values of the Thompson Divide, while preserving existing 
private property rights for leaseholders and landowners. The 
bill creates a voluntary process for existing leaseholders who 
would like to relinquish leases within the Thompson Divide 
Withdrawal and Protection Area in exchange for credits that may 
be used for any bid, royalty, or rental payments due under any 
federal oil or gas lease on federal land in Colorado. The bill 
includes provisions to support the continuation of natural gas 
storage at the Wolf Creek Storage Field. The bill also 
addresses climate change and supports the local economy by 
creating a pilot program to facilitate the capture, beneficial 
use, mitigation, and sequestration of fugitive methane 
emissions from coal mines in Garfield, Gunnison, Delta, and 
Pitkin Counties.
    Title IV of H.R. 823 congressionally establishes the 
approximately 50,667-acre Curecanti National Recreation Area to 
be managed as a unit of the National Park System. Although the 
National Park Service (NPS) has managed resources in the area 
since 1965, it has never been designated by Congress, which has 
limited the ability of the National Park Service to effectively 
manage the area. To further facilitate management, the bill 
would enable the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of 
certain public lands in the area, while ensuring that the 
Bureau of Reclamation maintains jurisdiction over the three 
dams in the area and uphold its commitment to expand public 
fishing access. Lastly, the bill allows nearby landowners to 
voluntarily receive assistance from the NPS to conserve natural 
resources on their property.
    The proposed protections made by H.R. 823 would safeguard 
and bolster Colorado's recreation economy and have significant 
support, including from Colorado state and local elected 
officials, businesses, local ranchers, sportsmen, veterans, 
recreational users, and conservationists. The thoughtful 
participation by a diverse group of stakeholders and careful 
vetting of the protections and designations included in H.R. 
823 would ensure permanent protections for approximately 
400,000 acres of public land in Colorado providing recreational 
and economic opportunities for current and future generations.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 823 was introduced on January 28, 2019, by 
Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO). The bill was referred solely 
to the Committee on Natural Resources, and within the Committee 
to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public 
Lands and the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. On 
April 2, 2019, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and 
Public Lands held a hearing on the bill. On June 26, 2019, the 
Natural Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The 
Subcommittees were discharged by unanimous consent. 
Representative Neguse offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. Representative John Curtis (R-UT) offered an 
amendment designated Curtis #1 to the amendment in the nature 
of a substitute. The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call 
vote of 14 yeas and 21 nays, as follows:


    Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) offered an amendment 
designated Gosar #2 to the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote 
of 15 yeas and 21 nays, as follows:


    Representative Tom McClintock (R-CA) offered an amendment 
designated McClintock #5 to the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote 
of 15 yeas and 23 nays, as follows:


    Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO) offered an amendment 
designated Lamborn #4 to the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote 
of 17 yeas and 21 nays, as follows:


    Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) offered an amendment 
designated Haaland #1 to the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote. 
Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) offered an amendment 
designated Westerman #3 to the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote 
of 16 yeas and 22 nays, as follows:


    Representative Neguse's amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, as amended, was adopted by voice vote. The bill, as 
amended, was ordered favorably reported to the House of 
Representatives by a roll call vote of 23 yeas and 15 nays, as 
follows:


                                Hearings

    For the purposes of section 103(i) of H. Res. 6 of the 
116th Congress--the following hearing was used to develop or 
consider H.R. 823: hearing by the Subcommittee on National 
Parks, Forests, and Public Lands--on H.R. 306, H.R. 434, H.R. 
823, and H.R. 1708, held on April 2, 2019.

            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 Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

      Compliance With House Rule XIII and Congressional Budget Act

    1. Cost of Legislation and the Congressional Budget Act. 
With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) and (3) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
sections 308(a) and 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Committee has received the following estimate for the 
bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                Washington, DC, September 27, 2019.
Hon. Raul M. Grijalva,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 823, the Colorado 
Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Janani 
Shankaran.
            Sincerely,
                                         Phillip L. Swagel,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

    
    

    Bill summary: H.R. 823 would designate roughly 200,000 
acres of federal land in Colorado for wilderness, recreation, 
historic preservation, or conservation purposes. The bill would 
withdraw those areas, along with lands in the Naturita Canyon 
and Thompson Divide in Colorado, from entry under hardrock 
mining laws and mineral and geothermal leasing, subject to 
valid existing rights. That is, the bill would not allow new 
hardrock mining claims or mineral and geothermal leases on that 
land. Some of the land designated under H.R. 823 also would be 
withdrawn from availability for timber production.
    The bill also would authorize the appropriation of $10 
million for the Forest Service to conduct historic 
interpretation, preservation, and restoration activities at the 
proposed Camp Hale National Historic Landscape. In addition, 
H.R. 823 would direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to 
establish a pilot program to capture and lease out or destroy 
methane emissions in the Greater Thompson Divide region.
    Estimated Federal cost: The estimated budgetary effect of 
H.R. 823 is shown in Table 1. The costs of the legislation fall 
within budget function 300 (natural resources and environment).

               TABLE 1.--ESTIMATED INCREASES IN SPENDING SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION UNDER H.R. 823a
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                                                              By fiscal year, millions of dollars--
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                                                   2019     2020     2021     2022     2023     2024   2019-2024
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Camp Hale National Historic Landscape:
    Authorization..............................        0       10        0        0        0        0        10
    Estimated Outlays..........................        0        1        1        2        3        3        10
Methane Capture Pilot Program:
    Estimated Authorization....................        0        1        1        1        1        *         4
    Estimated Outlays..........................        0        1        1        1        1        *         4
Wilderness Designations:
    Estimated Authorization....................        0        2        *        *        *        *         3
    Estimated Outlays..........................        0        2        *        *        *        *         3
Other Costs:
    Estimated Authorization....................        0        1        *        *        *        *         2
    Estimated Outlays..........................        0        1        *        *        *        *         2
Total Changes:
    Estimated Authorization....................        0       14        2        1        1        1        19
    Estimated Outlays..........................        0        5        3        3        4        4        19
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Components may not sum to totals because of rounding; * = between zero and $500,000.
aCBO also estimates that enacting H.R. 823 would increase direct spending by an insignificant amount.

    Basis of estimate: For this estimate, CBO assumes that the 
legislation will be enacted near the start of 2020 and that the 
authorized and necessary amounts will be provided. Estimated 
outlays are based on historical spending patterns for similar 
activities.
    CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 823 would cost $19 
million over the 2020-2024 period.

Camp Hale National Historic Landscape

    Section 107 would establish the Camp Hale National Historic 
Landscape and would authorize the appropriation of $10 million 
for the Forest Service to carry out related management, 
historic interpretation, preservation, and restoration 
activities. For this estimate, CBO assumes the entire amount 
will be appropriated in 2020 and spent over the next five years 
and thus would cost $10 million over the 2020-2024 period.

Methane capture pilot program

    Section 305 would direct BLM to establish a pilot program 
to capture and either lease or destroy methane emissions in the 
Greater Thompson Divide region. Under the bill, BLM would 
develop an inventory of the emissions and a leasing plan. If 
the emissions are not leased within four years, H.R. 823 would 
direct BLM to cap or destroy those emissions. Using information 
from BLM, CBO estimates that implementing the program would 
cost $1 million in 2020 for planning activities. In addition, 
we estimate that BLM would need five additional employees at an 
average annual cost of $120,000 each over the initial years of 
the program. In total, CBO estimates that implementing section 
305 would cost $4 million over the 2020-2024 period.

Wilderness designations

    Sections 102, 103, and 202 would designate new wilderness 
areas in Colorado and expand existing ones. Using information 
from the Forest Service and BLM, CBO estimates that the 
agencies would incur costs of roughly $2 million in 2020 to 
amend management plans, complete boundary surveys, and install 
new signage. Thereafter, we estimate that the costs for 
additional rangers to patrol those areas would total less than 
$500,000 annually. In total, CBO estimates that implementing 
those sections would cost $3 million over the 2020-2024 period.

Other costs

    CBO estimates that implementing other sections of H.R. 823 
would cost $2 million over the 2020-2024 period.
    Title IV would confirm the boundary of the Curecanti 
National Recreation Area and would direct the National Park 
Service (NPS) to complete a boundary survey and a management 
plan for the unit. Using information from the NPS, CBO 
estimates that completing those activities would cost $1 
million.
    H.R. 823 also would:
           Designate other conservation, recreation, 
        and management areas;
           Adjust the boundary of the White River 
        National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park;
           Release some parcels of land from their 
        status as wilderness study areas; and
           Authorize BLM to issue credits to 
        leaseholders who choose to relinquish leases within the 
        Thompson Divide.
    Based on the costs of similar tasks, CBO estimates that 
implementing those activities would cost $1 million over the 
2020-2024 period.
    Pay-As-You-Go considerations: Income from mineral leasing 
and timber production is classified as offsetting receipts and 
recorded in the budget as a reduction in direct spending. Under 
H.R. 823, the federal government would forgo receipts because 
land would be withdrawn from mineral and geothermal leasing and 
the commercial timber base. However, CBO estimates that any 
increases in direct spending would be insignificant over the 
2020-2029 period.
    Increase in long-term deficits: CBO estimates that enacting 
H.R. 823 would not increase on-budget deficits by more than $5 
billion in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods 
beginning in 2030.
    Mandates: None.
    Estimate prepared by: Federal costs: Janani Shankaran; 
Mandates: Lilia Ledezma.
    Estimate reviewed by: Kim P. Cawley, Chief, Natural and 
Physical Resources Cost Estimates Unit; H. Samuel Papenfuss, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goals and 
objectives of this bill is to provide for the designation of 
certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and 
conservation areas in the State of Colorado.

                           Earmark Statement

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                 Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Statement

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                           Existing Programs

    This bill does not establish or reauthorize a program of 
the federal government known to be duplicative of another 
program. Such program was not included in any report from the 
Government Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to 
section 21 of Public Law 111-139 or identified in the most 
recent Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance published 
pursuant to 31 U.S.C. Sec. 6104 as relating to other programs.

                  Applicability to Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act.

               Preemption of State, Local, or Tribal Law

    Any preemptive effect of this bill over state, local, or 
tribal law is intended to be consistent with the bill's 
purposes and text and the Supremacy Clause of Article VI of the 
U.S. Constitution.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, and existing law in which no 
change is proposed is shown in roman):

                    COLORADO WILDERNESS ACT OF 1993




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SEC. 2. ADDITIONS TO THE WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM.

  (a) Addition.--The following lands in the State of Colorado 
are hereby designated as wilderness and, therefore, as 
components of the National Wilderness Preservation System:
          (1) Certain lands in the Gunnison Resource Area 
        administered by the Bureau of Land Management which 
        comprise approximately 3,390 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``American Flats Additions 
        to the Big Blue Wilderness Proposal (American Flats)'', 
        dated January, 1993, and which are hereby incorporated 
        in and shall be deemed to be a part of the wilderness 
        area designated by section 102(a)(l) of Public Law 96-
        560 and renamed Uncompahgre Wilderness by section 3(f) 
        of this Act.
          (2) Certain lands in the Gunnison Resource Area 
        administered by the Bureau of Land Management which 
        comprise approximately 815 acres, as generally depicted 
        on a map entitled``Bill Hare Gulch and Larson Creek 
        Additions to the Big Blue Wilderness'', dated January, 
        1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be 
        deemed to be a part of the wilderness area designated 
        by section 102(a)(l) of Public Law96-560 and renamed 
        Uncompahgre Wilderness by section 3(f) of this Act.
          (3) Certain lands in the Pike and San Isabel National 
        Forests which comprise approximately 43,410 acres, as 
        generally depicted on a map entitled ``Buffalo Peaks 
        Wilderness Proposal'', dated January, 1993, and which 
        shall be known as the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness.
          (4) Certain lands in the Gunnison National Forest and 
        in the Powderhorn Primitive Area administered by the 
        Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 
        60,100 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled 
        ``Powderhorn Wilderness Proposal'', dated January, 
        1993, and which shall be known as the Powderhorn 
        Wilderness.
          (5) Certain lands in the Routt National Forest which 
        comprise approximately 20,750 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Davis Peak Additions to 
        Mount Zirkel Wilderness Proposal'', dated January, 
        1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be 
        deemed to be a part of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness 
        designated by Public Law 88-555, as amended by Public 
        Law 96-560.
          (6) Certain lands in the Gunnison National Forests 
        which comprise approximately 33,060 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Fossil Ridge Wilderness 
        Proposal'', dated January,1993, and which shall be 
        known as the Fossil Ridge Wilderness.
          (7) Certain lands in the San Isabel National Forest 
        which comprise approximately 22,040 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Greenhorn Mountain 
        Wilderness Proposal'', dated January, 1993, and which 
        shall be known as the Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness.
          (8) Certain lands within the Pike National Forest 
        which comprise approximately 14,700 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Lost Creek Wilderness 
        Addition Proposal'', dated January, 1993, which are 
        hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part 
        of the Lost Creek Wilderness designated Public Law 96-
        560: Provided, That the Secretary is authorized to 
        acquire, only by donation or exchange, various mineral 
        reservations held by the State of Colorado within the 
        boundaries of the Lost Creek Wilderness additions 
        designated by this Act.
          (9) Certain lands in the Gunnison National Forests 
        which comprise approximately 5,500 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``0-Be-Joyful Addition to 
        the Raggeds Wilderness Proposal'', dated January, 1993, 
        and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be 
        deemed to be a part of the Raggeds Wilderness 
        designated by Public Law 96-560.
          (10) Certain lands in the Rio Grande and San Isabel 
        National Forests and lands in the San Luis Resource 
        Area administered by the Bureau of Land Management 
        which comprise approximately 226,455 acres, as 
        generally depicted on four maps entitled ``Sangre de 
        Cristo Wilderness Proposal (North Section)'', ``Sangre 
        de Cristo Wilderness Proposal (North Middle Section)'', 
        ``Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Proposal (South Middle 
        Section)'', and ``Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Proposal 
        (South Section)'', all dated January, 1993, and which 
        shall be known as the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.
          (11) Certain lands in the Routt National Forest which 
        comprise approximately 47,140 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Service Creek Wilderness 
        Proposal (Sarvis Creek Wilderness)'', dated January, 
        1993, and which shall be known as the Sarvis Creek 
        Wilderness.
          (12) Certain lands in the San Juan National Forest 
        which comprise approximately 31,100 acres, as generally 
        depicted on two maps, one entitled ``South San Juan 
        Wilderness Expansion Proposal, Montezuma Peak'' and the 
        other entitled ``South San Juan Wilderness Expansion 
        Proposal, V-Rock Trail'', both dated January, 1993, and 
        which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to 
        be a part of the South San Juan Wilderness designated 
        by Public law 96-560.
          (13) Certain lands in the White River National Forest 
        which comprise approximately 8,330 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Spruce Creek Addition to 
        the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Proposal'', dated 
        January, 1993,and which are hereby incorporated in and 
        shall be deemed to be part of the Hunter Frying pan 
        Wilderness designated by Public Law 95-327: Provided, 
        That no right, or claim of right, to the diversion and 
        use of waters by the Fryinpan-Arkansas Project shall be 
        prejudiced, expanded, diminished, altered, or affected 
        by this Act, nor shall anything in this Act be 
        construed to expand, abate, impair, impede limit, 
        interfere with, or prevent the construction, operation, 
        use, maintenance, or repair of the project facilities 
        and diversion systems to their full extent.
          (14) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest 
        which comprise approximately 8,095 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Byers Peak Wilderness 
        Proposal'', dated January,1993, and which shall be 
        known as the Byers Peak Wilderness.
          (15) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest 
        which comprise approximately 12,300 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Vasquez Peak Wilderness 
        Proposal'', dated January, 1993, and which shall be 
        known as the Vasquez Peak Wilderness.
          (16) Certain lands in the San Juan National Forest 
        which comprise approximately 28,740 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a man entitled ``West Needle Wilderness 
        Proposal and Weminuche Additions'', dated January, 
        1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be 
        deemed to be a part of the Weminuche Wilderness 
        designated by Public Law 93-632,as amended by Public 
        Law 96-560.
          (17) Certain lands in the Rio Grande National Forest 
        which comprise ap approximately 25,640 acres, as 
        generally depicted on a map entitled "``Wheeler 
        Addition to the La Garita Wilderness Proposal'', dated 
        January, 1993, and which shall be incorporated in and 
        shall be deemed to be a part of the La Garita 
        Wilderness designated by Public Law 96-560.
          (18) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest 
        which comprise approximately 13,175 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Farr Wilderness 
        Proposal'', dated January, [1993,] 1993, and certain 
        Federal land within the White River National Forest 
        that comprises approximately 6,896 acres, as generally 
        depicted as ``Proposed Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness 
        Additions'' on the map entitled ``Proposed Ptarmigan 
        Peak Wilderness Additions'' and dated June 24, 2019, 
        and which shall be known as the Ptarmigan Peak 
        Wilderness.
          (19) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest 
        which comprise approximately 6,990 acres, as generally 
        depicted on a map entitled ``Bowen Gulch Additions to 
        Never Summer Wilderness Proposal'', dated January, 
        1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be 
        deemed to be a part of the Never Summer Wilderness 
        designated by Public Law96-560.
          (20) Spanish peaks wilderness.--Certain land in the 
        San Isabel National Forest that--
                  (A) comprises approximately 18,000 acres, as 
                generally depicted on a map entitled ``Proposed 
                Spanish Peaks Wilderness'', dated February 10, 
                1999; and
                  (B) shall be known as the ``Spanish Peaks 
                Wilderness''.
          (21) Certain lands in the Arapaho/Roosevelt National 
        Forest which comprise approximately 14,000 acres, as 
        generally depicted on a map entitled ``Proposed James 
        Peak Wilderness'', dated September 2001, and which 
        shall be known as the James Peak Wilderness.
          (22) Certain land within the San Juan National Forest 
        that comprises approximately 37,236 acres, as generally 
        depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed Hermosa Creek 
        Special Management Area and Proposed Hermosa Creek 
        Wilderness Area'' and dated November 12, 2014, which 
        shall be known as the ``Hermosa Creek Wilderness''.
          (23) Holy cross wilderness addition.--Certain Federal 
        land within the White River National Forest that 
        comprises approximately 3,866 acres, as generally 
        depicted as ``Proposed Megan Dickie Wilderness 
        Addition'' on the map entitled ``Holy Cross Wilderness 
        Addition Proposal'' and dated June 24, 2019, which 
        shall be incorporated into, and managed as part of, the 
        Holy Cross Wilderness designated by section 102(a)(5) 
        of Public Law 96-560 (94 Stat. 3266).
          (24) Hoosier ridge wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        within the White River National Forest that comprises 
        approximately 5,235 acres, as generally depicted as 
        ``Proposed Hoosier Ridge Wilderness'' on the map 
        entitled ``Tenmile Proposal'' and dated June 24, 2019, 
        which shall be known as the ``Hoosier Ridge 
        Wilderness''.
          (25) Tenmile wilderness.--Certain Federal land within 
        the White River National Forest that comprises 
        approximately 7,624 acres, as generally depicted as 
        ``Proposed Tenmile Wilderness'' on the map entitled 
        ``Tenmile Proposal'' and dated June 24, 2019, which 
        shall be known as the ``Tenmile Wilderness''.
          (26) Eagles nest wilderness additions.--Certain 
        Federal land within the White River National Forest 
        that comprises approximately 9,670 acres, as generally 
        depicted as ``Proposed Freeman Creek Wilderness 
        Addition'' and ``Proposed Spraddle Creek Wilderness 
        Addition'' on the map entitled ``Eagles Nest Wilderness 
        Additions Proposal'' and dated June 24, 2019, which 
        shall be incorporated into, and managed as part of, the 
        Eagles Nest Wilderness designated by Public Law 94-352 
        (90 Stat. 870).
          (27) Lizard head wilderness addition.--Certain 
        Federal land in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and 
        Gunnison National Forests comprising approximately 
        3,141 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Proposed Wilson, Sunshine, Black Face and San 
        Bernardo Additions to the Lizard Head Wilderness'' and 
        dated September 6, 2018, which is incorporated in, and 
        shall be administered as part of, the Lizard Head 
        Wilderness.
          (28) Mount sneffels wilderness additions.--
                  (A) Liberty bell and last dollar additions.--
                Certain Federal land in the Grand Mesa, 
                Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests 
                comprising approximately 7,235 acres, as 
                generally depicted on the map entitled 
                ``Proposed Liberty Bell and Last Dollar 
                Additions to the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness, 
                Liberty Bell East Special Management Area'' and 
                dated September 6, 2018, which is incorporated 
                in, and shall be administered as part of, the 
                Mount Sneffels Wilderness.
                  (B) Whitehouse additions.--Certain Federal 
                land in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and 
                Gunnison National Forests comprising 
                approximately 12,465 acres, as generally 
                depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed 
                Whitehouse Additions to the Mt. Sneffels 
                Wilderness'' and dated September 6, 2018, which 
                is incorporated in, and shall be administered 
                as part of, the Mount Sneffels Wilderness.
          (29) Mckenna peak wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        in the State of Colorado comprising approximately 8,884 
        acres of Bureau of Land Management land, as generally 
        depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed McKenna Peak 
        Wilderness Area'' and dated September 18, 2018, to be 
        known as the ``McKenna Peak Wilderness''.
  (b) Maps and Descriptions.--As soon as practicable after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the appropriate Secretary shall 
file a map and a boundary description of each area designated 
as wilderness by this Act with the Committee on Energy and 
Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee 
on Natural Resources of the United States House of 
Representatives. Each map and description shall have the same 
force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the 
appropriate Secretary is authorized to correct clerical and 
typographical errors in such boundary descriptions and maps. 
Such maps and boundary descriptions shall be on file and 
available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of 
the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, and the Office 
of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of 
the Interior, as appropriate.

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               OMNIBUS PUBLIC LAND MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2009


                          (Public Law 111-11)

    AN ACT To designate certain land as components of the National 
   Wilderness Preservation System, to authorize certain programs and 
  activities in the Department of the Interior and the Department of 
                  Agriculture, and for other purposes.



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TITLE I--ADDITIONS TO THE NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM

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Subtitle N--Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness, Colorado

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SEC. 1952. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS, COLORADO

  (a) Designation.--In furtherance of the purposes of the 
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), there is designated as 
wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness 
Preservation System approximately 249,339 acres of land in the 
Park, as generally depicted on the map.
  (b) Map and Boundary Description.--
          (1) In general.--As soon as practicable after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall--
                  (A) prepare a map and boundary description of 
                the Wilderness; and
                  (B) submit the map and boundary description 
                prepared under subparagraph (A) to the 
                Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of 
                the Senate and the Committee on Natural 
                Resources of the House of Representatives.
          (2) Availability; force of law.--The map and boundary 
        description submitted under paragraph (1)(B) shall--
                  (A) be on file and available for public 
                inspection in appropriate offices of the 
                National Park Service; and
                  (B) have the same force and effect as if 
                included in this subtitle.
          (3) Boundary adjustment.--The boundary of the 
        Potential Wilderness is modified to exclude the area 
        comprising approximately 15.5 acres of land identified 
        as ``Potential Wilderness to Non-wilderness'' on the 
        map entitled ``Rocky Mountain National Park Proposed 
        Wilderness Area Amendment'' and dated January 16, 2018.
  (c) Inclusion of Potential Wilderness.--
          (1) In general.--On publication in the Federal 
        Register of a notice by the Secretary that all uses 
        inconsistent with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et 
        seq.) have ceased on the land identified on the map as 
        a ``Potential Wilderness Area'', the land shall be--
                  (A) included in the Wilderness; and
                  (B) administered in accordance with 
                subsection (e).
          (2) Boundary description.--On inclusion in the 
        Wilderness of the land referred to in paragraph (1), 
        the Secretary shall modify the map and boundary 
        description submitted under subsection (b) to reflect 
        the inclusion of the land.
  (d) Exclusion of certain land.--The following areas are 
specifically excluded from the Wilderness:
          (1) The Grand River Ditch (including the main canal 
        of the Grand River Ditch and a branch of the main canal 
        known as the Specimen Ditch), the right-of-way for the 
        Grand River Ditch, land 200 feet on each side of the 
        center line of the Grand River Ditch, and any 
        associated appurtenances, structures, buildings, camps, 
        and work sites in existence as of June 1, 1998.
          (2) Land owned by the St. Vrain & Left Hand Water 
        Conservancy District, including Copeland Reservoir and 
        the Inlet Ditch to the Reservoir from North St. Vrain 
        Creek, comprising approximately 35.38 acres.
          (3) Land owned by the Wincenstsen-Harms Trust, 
        comprising approximately 2.75 acres.
          (4) Land within the area depicted on the map as the 
        ``East Shore Trail Area''.
  (e) Administration.--Subject to valid existing rights, any 
land designated as wilderness under this section or added to 
the Wilderness after the date of enactment of this Act under 
subsection (c) shall be administered by the Secretary in 
accordance with this subtitle and the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 
1131 et seq.), except that--
          (1) any reference in the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 
        1131 et seq.) to the effective date of that Act shall 
        be considered to be a reference to the date of 
        enactment of this Act, or the date on which the 
        additional land is added to the Wilderness, 
        respectively; and
          (2) any reference in the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 
        1131 et seq.) to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be 
        considered to be a reference to the Secretary.
  (f) Water Rights.--
          (1) Findings.--Congress finds that--
                  (A) the United States has existing rights to 
                water within the Park;
                  (B) the existing water rights are sufficient 
                for the purposes of the Wilderness; and
                  (C) based on the findings described in 
                subparagraphs (A) and (B), there is no need for 
                the United States to reserve or appropriate any 
                additional water rights to fulfill the purposes 
                of the Wilderness.
          (2) Effect.--Nothing in this subtitle--
                  (A) constitutes an express or implied 
                reservation by the United States of water or 
                water rights for any purpose; or
                  (B) modifies or otherwise affects any 
                existing water rights held by the United States 
                for the Park.
  (g) Fire, Insect, and Disease Control.--The Secretary may 
take such measures in the Wilderness as are necessary to 
control fire, insects, and diseases, as are provided for in 
accordance with--
          (1) the laws applicable to the Park; and
          (2) the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.).

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TITLE II--BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT AUTHORIZATIONS

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Subtitle E--Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

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SEC. 2408. RELEASE.

  (a) In General.--Congress finds that, for the purposes of section 603(c) 
  of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)), 
  the portions of the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Study Area not designated 
  as wilderness by this subtitle have been adequately studied for wilderness
  designation.(b) Release.-Any public land referred to in subsection (a) that
  is not designated as wilderness by this subtitle_
  (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)); and
(2) shall be managed in accordance with this subtitle and any other
applicable laws. 
SEC. [2408].2409 AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry
out this subtitle.* * * * * * *


DISSENTING VIEWS

H.R. 823 creates land restrictions for approximately 400,000 acres of 
land in Colorado in the form of new wilderness, recreation and conservation
areas. While the stated goals of this legislation to protect and enhance
outdoor recreation in Colorado are certainly admirable, it is regrettably 
clear that the proposed language does not reflect the local consensus we 
believe is critical for lands bills of this magnitude.

Among the primary criticisms of this legislation is the drastic reduction 
of areas open for motorized recreation use. The bill offers only 28,000 
acres for motorized access versus the roughly 400,000 acres of new wilderness
and closures.\1\ Rural county commissioners have also raised economic concerns
about the areas this bill will remove from multiple-use designation.\2\ 
Instead of a legislative mineral lease exchange, which is supported by 
the impacted county and would enable energy companies to develop federal 
minerals in other areas, this bill offers a blanket mineral withdrawal in 
the Thompson Divide area with zero compromise.\3\ Finally, in a State with 
significant wildfire risk, this bill would further reduce acres that have 
been identified as suitable for forest management by approximately 8,000 acres.\4\
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\1\``Action Alert: The Core Wilderness Proposal Needs Your Opposition!'' All Volunteer 
501c3 Organization, Focused on Preserving Motorized, Single-Track Trail Riding., 
www.coloradotpa.org/2019/02/07/action-alert-the-core-wilderness-proposal-needs-
your-opposition/. 
\2\``Garfield County Balks at Permanent Lease Withdrawal in Thompson Divide.'' 
PostIndependent.com, 11 Feb. 2019, www.postindependent.com/news/garfield-county-
balks-at-permanent-lease-withdrawal-in-thompson-divide/. 
\3\Ibid. 
\4\Letter of opposition from the lntermountain Forest Association provided 
to HNR staff. 

Of most concern to us, is that, contrary to the claims of Statewide consensus 
made by the sponsors of this legislation, there is significant opposition to this
bill from many Colorado stakeholders.\5\ Further, this bill does not have the 
support of any of the Republican members of the Colorado delegation. Congressman
Scott Tipton (CO-03) in particular has expressed significant concerns with this
legislation, which contains several provisions that deal directly with federal 
lands in his Congressional district. In fact, roughly 65 percent of the lands 
affected by H.R. 823 are in Congressman Tipton's district. It is further troubling 
that Congressman Tipton was not even consulted on this legislation, and in fact did 
not even hear about this bill until the day it was publicly announced. To add insult
to injury, regrettably, at the April 2, 2019, hearing on this bill, Congressman Tipton
was prevented from engaging the bill sponsor, who not only chaired the hearing for 
a time but also was listed as a witness and testified regarding H.R. 823. This was 
not only an egregious violation of House rules and comity among Members, but a very 
discouraging example of continued disregard for Member engagement shown by the 
Democrats concerning legislation impacting other Members' districts. Congressman 
Tipton's specific concerns with the impact that this bill will have on his 
constituents is appended to these views. 
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\5\Letters of opposition provided to HNR staff: Garfield County, lntermountain 
Forest Association, Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), Colorado 
Snowmobile Association, Trails Preservation Alliance. 

This lack of engagement continued during the markup of H.R. 823 where several
amendments offered by Republicans seeking to address major flaws in the bill
were rejected on largely party line votes. Among these was an amendment offered 
by Congressman Doug Lamborn that would have ensured that the important military
readiness training conducted at the High Altitude Aviation Training Site in 
Colorado would not be adversely impacted by this legislation. Also offered at
the markup were amendments requiring engagement with an impacted county, the 
removal of impacted lands in Congressman Tipton's district, and the removal
of wilderness designations for lands that do not meet Wilderness Act criteria.
All of these amendments were rejected by Committee Democrats, and the 
legislation advanced without a single Republican vote which bodes ill for its
progress in the Senate.If the bill sponsor wants this legislation to serve as
anything more than a partisan messaging bill, some long-overdue outreach and
genuine efforts at a bi-partisan consensus by the sponsors need to take place.


Rob Bishop.

Don Young.

Paul A. Gosar.

Jody B. Hice.

Bruce Westerman.

Louie Gohmer.

Aumua Amata C. Radewagen.

Mike Johnson.


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