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H.R. 2386 (rfs) To implement the provisions of the Taiwan Relations Act concerning the stability and security of Taiwan and United States cooperation with Taiwan on the development and acquisition of defensive military articles. ...
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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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.''. <all>
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