Home > 104th Congressional Bills > H.R. 1014 (enr) To authorize extension of time limitation for a FERC-issued hydroelectric license. [Enrolled bill] ...

H.R. 1014 (enr) To authorize extension of time limitation for a FERC-issued hydroelectric license. [Enrolled bill] ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org


108th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 1014

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

   To require Federal land managers to support, and to communicate, 
  coordinate, and cooperate with, designated gateway communities, to 
 improve the ability of gateway communities to participate in Federal 
 land management planning conducted by the Forest Service and agencies 
of the Department of the Interior, and to respond to the impacts of the 
public use of the Federal lands administered by these agencies, and for 
                            other purposes.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 1014

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
   To require Federal land managers to support, and to communicate, 
  coordinate, and cooperate with, designated gateway communities, to 
 improve the ability of gateway communities to participate in Federal 
 land management planning conducted by the Forest Service and agencies 
of the Department of the Interior, and to respond to the impacts of the 
public use of the Federal lands administered by these agencies, and for 
                            other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Gateway Communities Cooperation 
Act''.

SEC. 2. IMPROVED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FEDERAL LAND MANAGERS AND GATEWAY 
              COMMUNITIES TO SUPPORT COMPATIBLE LAND MANAGEMENT OF BOTH 
              FEDERAL AND ADJACENT LANDS.

    (a)  Findings.--Congress finds the following:
            (1) Many communities that abut or are near Federal lands, 
        including units of the National Park System, units of the 
        National Wildlife Refuge System, units of the National Forest 
        System, and lands administered by the Bureau of Land 
        Management, are vitally impacted by the management and public 
        use of these Federal lands.
            (2) Some of these communities, commonly known as gateway 
        communities, fulfill an integral part in the mission of the 
        Federal lands by providing necessary services, such as schools, 
        roads, search and rescue, emergency service, medical support, 
        logistical support, living quarters, and drinking water and 
        sanitary systems for visitors to the Federal lands and 
        employees of Federal land management agencies.
            (3) Provision of these vital services by gateway 
        communities is an essential ingredient for a meaningful and 
        enjoyable experience by visitors to the Federal lands because 
        Federal land management agencies are unable to provide, or are 
        prevented from providing, these services.
            (4) Many gateway communities serve as an entry point for 
        persons who visit the Federal lands and are ideal for 
        establishment of visitor services, including lodging, food 
        service, fuel, auto repairs, emergency services, and visitor 
        information.
            (5) Development in some gateway communities may impact the 
        management and protection of these Federal lands.
            (6) The planning and management decisions of Federal land 
        managers can have unintended consequences for gateway 
        communities and the Federal lands when the decisions are not 
        adequately communicated to, or coordinated with, the elected 
        officials and residents of gateway communities.
            (7) Experts in land management planning are available to 
        Federal land managers, but persons with technical planning 
        skills are often not readily available to gateway communities, 
        particularly small gateway communities.
            (8) Gateway communities are often affected by the policies 
        and actions of several Federal land management agencies and the 
        communities and the agencies would benefit from greater 
        interagency coordination of those policies and actions.
            (9) Persuading gateway communities to make decisions and 
        undertake actions in their communities that would also be in 
        the best interest of the Federal lands is most likely to occur 
        when such decisionmaking and actions are built upon a 
        foundation of cooperation and coordination.
    (b)  Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to require Federal 
land managers to communicate, coordinate, and cooperate with gateway 
communities in order to--
            (1) improve the relationships among Federal land managers, 
        elected officials, and residents of gateway communities;
            (2) enhance the facilities and services in gateway 
        communities available to visitors to Federal lands when 
        compatible with the management of these lands, including the 
availability of historical and cultural resources; and
            (3) result in better local land use planning in gateway 
        communities and decisions by the relevant Secretary.
    (c) Definitions.--For the purpose of this section, the following 
definitions apply:
            (1) Gateway community.--The term ``gateway community'' 
        means a county, city, town, village, or other subdivision of a 
        State, a federally recognized Indian tribe, or Alaska Native 
        village, that--
                    (A) is incorporated or recognized in a county or 
                regional land use plan or within tribal jurisdictional 
                boundaries; and
                    (B) the relevant Secretary (or the head of the 
                tourism office for the State) determines is 
                significantly affected economically, socially, or 
                environmentally by planning and management decisions 
                regarding Federal lands administered by the relevant 
                Secretary.
            (2) Relevant secretary--The term ``relevant Secretary'' 
        means the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of 
        Agriculture, as appropriate.
    (d)  Participation in Federal Planning and Land Use.--
            (1)  Participation in planning.--At the earliest possible 
        time, the relevant Secretary shall solicit the involvement of 
        elected and appointed officials of governments of gateway 
        communities in the development of land use plans, programs, 
        land use regulations, land use decisions, transportation plans, 
        general management plans, and any other plans, decisions, 
        projects, or policies for Federal lands under the jurisdiction 
        of these Federal agencies that are likely to have a significant 
        impact on these gateway communities.
            (2) Information provided.--To facilitate such involvement, 
        the relevant Secretary shall provide the appropriate officials, 
        at the earliest possible time but not later than the scoping 
        process, with the following:
                    (A) A summary, in nontechnical language, of the 
                assumptions, purposes, goals, and objectives of the a 
                plan, decision, project, or policy.
                    (B) A description of any anticipated significant 
                impact of the plan, decision, project, or policy on 
                gateway communities.
                    (C) Information regarding the technical assistance 
                and training available to the gateway community.
            (3)  Training sessions.--At the request of a gateway 
        community, the relevant Secretary shall offer training sessions 
        for elected and appointed officials of gateway communities at 
        which such officials can obtain a better understanding of--
                    (A) the agency planning processes; and
                    (B) the methods by which they can participate most 
                meaningfully in the development of the agency plans, 
                decisions, and policies referred to in paragraph (1).
            (4)  Technical assistance.--At the request of a gateway 
        community, the relevant Secretary shall make available 
        personnel, on a temporary basis, to assist gateway communities 
        in development of mutually compatible land use or management 
        plans.
            (5)  Coordination of land use.--The relevant Secretary may 
        enter into cooperative agreements with gateway communities to 
        coordinate the management of--
                    (A) the land use inventory, planning, and 
                management activities for the Federal lands 
                administered by the relevant Secretary; and
                    (B) the land use planning and management activities 
                of other Federal agencies, agencies of the State in 
                which the Federal lands are located, and local and 
                tribal governments in the vicinity of the Federal 
                lands.
            (6)  Interagency cooperation and coordination.--To the 
        extent practicable, when the plans and activities of 2 or more 
        Federal agencies are anticipated to have a significant impact 
        on a gateway community, the Federal agencies involved shall 
        consolidate and coordinate their plans and planning processes 
        to facilitate the participation of affected gateway communities 
        in the planning processes.
            (7)  Treatment as cooperating agencies.--To the earliest 
        extent practicable, but not later than the scoping process, 
        when a proposed action is determined to require an 
        environmental impact statement, the relevant Secretary shall 
        allow any affected gateway communities the opportunity to be 
        recognized as cooperating agencies under the National 
        Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
    (e)  Grants to Small Gateway Communities.--
            (1) In general.--The relevant Secretary may make grants to 
        any gateway community with a population of 10,000 or less to 
        carry out the purposes of this section.
            (2)  Authorization of appropriations for grantmaking.--
        There are hereby authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 for 
        each fiscal year for grants under this subsection.
    (f)  Authorization of Appropriations.--There are hereby authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this Act (other than for grants under 
subsection (e)), $10,000,000 for each fiscal year.

            Passed the House of Representatives July 19, 2004.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.

Pages: 1

Other Popular 104th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 H.J.Res. 122 (pp) Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1996, and for other purposes. [Public Print] ...
2 S.Res. 108 (ats) Designating July 16, 1995, as ``National Atomic Veterans Day''. [Agreed to Senate] ...
3 H.R. 1296 (rs) To provide for the administration of certain Presidio properties at minimal cost to the Federal taxpayer. [Reported in Senate] ...
4 H.Con.Res. 180 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
5 H.R. 3196 (ih) To increase the penalty for trafficking in powdered cocaine to the same level as the penalty for trafficking in crack cocaine, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
6 S.Con.Res. 18 (enr) [Enrolled bill] ...
7 H.R. 2115 (ih) To establish a national advisory referendum on limiting the terms of Members of Congress at the general election of 1996. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, [Intro...
8 H.R. 2130 (rh) To amend the Farm Credit Act of 1971 to improve the efficiency and [Reported in House] ...
9 S. 868 (is) To provide authority for leave transfer for Federal employees who are [Introduced in Senate] ...
10 H.R. 1599 (ih) To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of [Introduced in House] ...
11 H.R. 3756 (rh) Making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for other purposes. [Reported i...
12 H.Res. 195 (ih) Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to reduce the time [Introduced in House] ...
13 H.Res. 458 (ih) Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President [Introduced in House] ...
14 S. 221 (is) For the relief of Maria Eduarda Lorenzo. [Introduced in Senate] ...
15 S. 1264 (rs) To provide for certain benefits of the Missouri River basin Pick-Sloan project to the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...
16 H.Res. 505 (ih) Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to take away the power of the Committee on Rules to report rules or orders waiving the germaneness requirement. [Introduced in House] ...
17 H.Con.Res. 113 (ih) Expressing the sense of the Congress that it would be inappropriate for the President, the Vice President, and Members of Congress to continue to receive pay during the period of a Government shutdown. [Introduced in House] %%Filename:...
18 H.R. 1 (eas) [Engrossed Amendment Senate] ...
19 H.R. 740 (ih) To confer jurisdiction on the United States Court of Federal Claims with respect to land claims of Pueblo of Isleta Indian Tribe. [Introduced in House] ...
20 S. 1912 (is) To clarify the provision of section 3626(b) of title 39, United States Code, defining an ``institution of higher education''. [Introduced in Senate] ...
21 S. 1602 (is) To amend the Plant Variety Protection Act to provide plant variety [Introduced in Senate] ...
22 S.Res. 299 (ats) Extending the provisions of Senate Resolution 149 of the One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, relating to the Senate Arms Control Observer Group. [Agreed to Senate] ...
23 H.R. 1861 (ih) To make technical corrections in the Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1994 [Introduced in House] ...
24 H.R. 3647 (ih) To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to ensure that chaplains killed in the line of duty receive benefits. [Introduced in House] ...
25 S. 219 (es) To ensure economy and efficiency of Federal Government operations by establishing a moratorium on regulatory rulemaking actions, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
26 S. 862 (is) To authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to [Introduced in Senate] ...
27 H.R. 3387 (ih) To designate the Southern Piedmont Conservation Research Center located at 1420 Experimental Station Road in Watkinsville, Georgia, as the ``J. Phil Campbell, Senior Natural Resource Conservation Center''. [Introduced in House] %%Filename:...
28 S.Res. 49 (ips) Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Rules and Administration. [Indefinitely Postponed in Senate] ...
29 H.Res. 528 (rh) Waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany the [Reported in House] ...
30 S. 552 (is) To allow the refurbishment and continued operation of a small hydroelectric facility in central Montana by adjusting the amount of charges to be paid to the United States under the Federal Power Act, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Sena...


Other Documents:

104th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy