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H.R. 37 (rh) To amend the National Trails System Act to update the feasibility and suitability studies of 4 national historic trails and provide for possible additions to such trails. [Reported in House] ...


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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 H. R. 37


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              June 7, 2001

   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
 To amend the National Trails System Act to update the feasibility and 
   suitability studies of 4 national historic trails and provide for 
                   possible additions to such trails.

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

SECTION 1. REVISION OF FEASIBILITY AND SUITABILITY STUDIES OF EXISTING 
              NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAILS.

    The National Trails System Act is amended by inserting after 
section 5 (16 U.S.C. 1244) the following new section:

``SEC. 5A. REVISION OF FEASIBILITY AND SUITABILITY STUDIES OF EXISTING 
              TRAILS FOR POSSIBLE TRAIL EXPANSION.

    ``(a) In General.--
            ``(1) Definitions.--In this section:
                    ``(A) Route.--The term `route' includes a trail 
                segment commonly known as a cutoff.
                    ``(B) Shared route.--The term `shared route' means 
                a route that was a segment of more than one historic 
                trail, including a route shared with an existing 
                national historic trail.
            ``(2) Study requirements and objectives.--The study 
        requirements and objectives specified in section 5(b) shall 
        apply to a study required by this section. The study shall also 
        assess the effect that designation of the studied route as a 
        component of an existing national scenic trail or national 
        historic trail may have on private property along the proposed 
        route.
            ``(3) Completion and submission of study.--A study listed 
        in this section shall be completed and submitted to the 
        Congress not later than three complete fiscal years from the 
        date of the enactment of this section, or from the date of the 
        enactment of the addition of the study to this section, 
        whichever is later.
            ``(4) Implementation of study results.--Upon completion of 
        a study required by this section, if the Secretary conducting 
        the study determines that a studied route is a feasible and 
        suitable addition to the existing national scenic trail or 
        national historic trail that was the subject of the study, the 
        Secretary shall designate the route as a component of that 
        national scenic trail or national historic trail. The Secretary 
        shall publish notice of the designation in the Federal 
        Register.
    ``(b) Oregon National Historic Trail.--
            ``(1) Study required.--The Secretary of the Interior shall 
        undertake a study of the routes of the Oregon Trail listed in 
        paragraph (2) and generally depicted on the map entitled 
        `Western Emigrant Trails 1830/1870' and dated 1991/1993, and of 
        such shared routes that the Secretary considers appropriate, to 
        determine the feasibility and suitability of designation of one 
        or more of the routes as components of the Oregon National 
        Historic Trail.
            ``(2) Covered routes.--The routes to be studied under 
        paragraph (1) are the following:
                    ``(A) Whitman Mission route.
                    ``(B) Upper Columbia River.
                    ``(C) Cowlitz River route.
                    ``(D) Meek cutoff.
                    ``(E) Free Emigrant Road.
                    ``(F) North Alternate Oregon Trail.
                    ``(G) Goodale's cutoff.
                    ``(H) North Side alternate route.
                    ``(I) Cutoff to Barlow Road.
                    ``(J) Naches Pass Trail.
    ``(c) Pony Express National Historic Trail.--The Secretary of the 
Interior shall undertake a study of the approximately 20-mile southern 
alternative route of the Pony Express Trail from Wathena, Kansas, to 
Troy, Kansas, and such shared routes that the Secretary considers 
appropriate, to determine the feasibility and suitability of 
designation of one or more of the routes as components of the Pony 
Express National Historic Trail.
    ``(d) California National Historic Trail.--
            ``(1) Study required.--The Secretary of the Interior shall 
        undertake a study of the Missouri Valley, central, and western 
        routes of the California Trail listed in paragraph (2) and 
        generally depicted on the map entitled `Western Emigrant Trails 
        1830/1870' and dated 1991/1993, and of such shared Missouri 
        Valley, central, and western routes that the Secretary 
        considers appropriate, to determine the feasibility and 
        suitability of designation of one or more of the routes as 
        components of the California National Historic Trail.
            ``(2) Covered routes.--The routes to be studied under 
        paragraph (1) are the following:
                    ``(A) Missouri valley routes.--
                            ``(i) Blue Mills-Independence Road.
                            ``(ii) Westport Landing Road.
                            ``(iii) Westport-Lawrence Road.
                            ``(iv) Fort Leavenworth-Blue River route.
                            ``(v) Road to Amazonia.
                            ``(vi) Union Ferry Route.
                            ``(vii) Old Wyoming-Nebraska City cutoff.
                            ``(viii) Lower Plattsmouth Route.
                            ``(ix) Lower Bellevue Route.
                            ``(x) Woodbury cutoff.
                            ``(xi) Blue Ridge cutoff.
                            ``(xii) Westport Road.
                            ``(xiii) Gum Springs-Fort Leavenworth 
                        route.
                            ``(xiv) Atchison/Independence Creek routes.
                            ``(xv) Fort Leavenworth-Kansas River route.
                            ``(xvi) Nebraska City cutoff routes.
                            ``(xvii) Minersville-Nebraska City Road.
                            ``(xviii) Upper Plattsmouth route.
                            ``(xix) Upper Bellevue route.
                    ``(B) Central routes.--
                            ``(i) Cherokee Trail, including splits.
                            ``(ii) Weber Canyon route of Hastings 
                        cutoff.
                            ``(iii) Bishop Creek cutoff.
                            ``(iv) McAuley cutoff.
                            ``(v) Diamond Springs cutoff.
                            ``(vi) Secret Pass.
                            ``(vii) Greenhorn cutoff.
                            ``(viii) Central Overland Trail.
                    ``(C) Western routes.--
                            ``(i) Bidwell-Bartleson route.
                            ``(ii) Georgetown/Dagget Pass Trail.
                            ``(iii) Big Trees Road.
                            ``(iv) Grizzly Flat cutoff.
                            ``(v) Nevada City Road.
                            ``(vi) Yreka Trail.
                            ``(vii) Henness Pass route.
                            ``(viii) Johnson cutoff.
                            ``(ix) Luther Pass Trail.
                            ``(x) Volcano Road.
                            ``(xi) Sacramento-Coloma Wagon Road.
                            ``(xii) Burnett cutoff.
                            ``(xiii) Placer County Road to Auburn.
    ``(e) Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.--
            ``(1) Study required.--The Secretary of the Interior shall 
        undertake a study of the routes of the Morman Pioneer Trail 
        listed in paragraph (2) and generally depicted on the map 
        entitled `Western Emigrant Trails 1830/1870' and dated 1991/
        1993, and of such shared routes that the Secretary considers 
        appropriate, to determine the feasibility and suitability of 
        designation of one or more of the routes as components of the 
        Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.
            ``(2) Covered routes.--The routes to be studied under 
        paragraph (1) are the following:
                    ``(A) 1846 Subsequent routes A and B (Lucas and 
                Clarke Counties, Iowa).
                    ``(B) 1856-57 Handcart route (Iowa City to Council 
                Bluffs)
                    ``(C) Keokuk route (Iowa).
                    ``(D) 1847 Alternative Elkhorn and Loup River 
                Crossings in Nebraska.
                    ``(E) Fort Leavenworth Road; Ox Bow route and 
                alternates in Kansas and Missouri (Oregon and 
                California Trail routes used by Mormon emigrants).
                    ``(F) 1850 Golden Pass Road in Utah.
    ``(f) Shared California and Oregon Trail Routes.--
            ``(1) Study required.--The Secretary of the Interior shall 
        undertake a study of the shared routes of the California Trail 
        and Oregon Trail listed in paragraph (2) and generally depicted 
        on the map entitled `Western Emigrant Trails 1830/1870' and 
        dated 1991/1993, and of such other shared routes that the 
        Secretary considers appropriate, to determine the feasibility 
        and suitability of designation of one or more of the routes as 
        shared components of the California National Historic Trail and 
        the Oregon National Historic Trail.
            ``(2) Covered routes.--The routes to be studied under 
        paragraph (1) are the following:
                    ``(A) St. Joe Road.
                    ``(B) Council Bluffs Road.
                    ``(C) Sublette cutoff.
                    ``(D) Applegate route.
                    ``(E) Old Fort Kearny Road (Oxbow Trail).
                    ``(F) Childs cutoff.
                    ``(G) Raft River to Applegate.''.

            Passed the House of Representatives June 6, 2001.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.

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