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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2386

    To amend the Antiquities Act regarding the establishment by the 
   President of certain national monuments and to provide for public 
        participation in the proclamation of national monuments.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 5, 2003

Mr. Simpson (for himself, Mr. Otter, Mr. Herger, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Walden 
  of Oregon, Mr. Goss, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Hunter, Mr. 
Cannon, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Pearce, Mr. 
   Gibbons, and Mr. Souder) introduced the following bill; which was 
                 referred to the Committee on Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
    To amend the Antiquities Act regarding the establishment by the 
   President of certain national monuments and to provide for public 
        participation in the proclamation of national monuments.

    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 ``National Monument Fairness Act''.

SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW OF NATIONAL MONUMENT STATUS AND 
              CONSULTATION.

    Section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906, commonly referred to as the 
``Antiquities Act'' (34 Stat. 225; 16 U.S.C. 431) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``Sec. 2. That the'' and inserting ``Sec. 
        2. (a) The'';
            (2) by adding the following at the end of subsection (a) 
        (as so designated by paragraph (1)): ``A proclamation of the 
        President under this section that, during one calendar year, 
        creates a national monument that is more than 50,000 acres or 
        that, during one calendar year, adds more than 50,000 acres to 
        an existing national monument may not be issued until 30 days 
        after the President has transmitted the proposed proclamation 
        to the Governor of the State or States in which such acreage is 
        located and solicited such Governor's or Governors' written 
        comments, and any such proclamation shall cease to be effective 
        on the date 2 years after issuance of the proclamation unless 
        the proclamation has been approved by an Act of Congress. Land 
        and interests in land that were subject to a proclamation 
        issued after the date of the enactment of the National Monument 
        Fairness Act that ceases to be effective under the preceeding 
        sentence shall revert to the land use status such land and 
        interests in land had immediately before the proclamation was 
        issued.''; and
            (3) by adding after subsection (a) (as so designated by 
        paragraph (1)) the following new subsections:
    ``(b)(1) To the extent consistent with the protection of the 
historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other 
objects of historic or scientific interest located on the public lands 
to be designated, the President shall--
            ``(A) solicit public participation and comment in the 
        development of a monument proclamation; and
            ``(B) consult with the Governor and entire congressional 
        delegation of the State or territory in which such lands are 
        located, to the extent practicable, at least 60 days prior to 
        any national monument proclamation.
    ``(2) Before issuing a proclamation under this section, the 
President shall consider any information made available in the 
development of existing plans and programs for the management of the 
lands under consideration for proclamation as a monument, including 
such public comments as may have been offered.
    ``(c) Any management plan for a national monument developed 
subsequent to a proclamation made under this section shall comply with 
the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969.''.
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