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                                H. R. 4194

   To reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium 
           produced on Federal lands, and for other purposes.



                             April 22, 2004

  Mrs. Cubin introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                         Committee on Resources


                                 A BILL

   To reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium 
           produced on Federal lands, and for other purposes.

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


    This Act may be cited as the ``Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Act of 


    The Congress finds the following:
            (1) The combination of global competitive pressures, flat 
        domestic demand, and spiraling costs of production threaten the 
        future of the United States soda ash industry.
            (2) Despite booming world demand, growth in United States 
        exports of soda ash since 1997 has been flat, with most of the 
        world's largest markets for such growth, including Brazil, the 
        People's Republic of China, India, the countries of eastern 
        Europe, and the Republic of South Africa, have been closed by 
        protectionist policies.
            (3) The People's Republic of China is the prime competitor 
        of the United States in soda ash production, and recently 
        supplanted the United States as the largest producer of soda 
        ash in the world.
            (4) Over 700 jobs have been lost in the United States soda 
        ash industry since the Department of the Interior increased the 
        royalty rate on soda ash produced on Federal land, in 1996.
            (5) Reduction of the royalty rate on soda ash produced on 
        Federal land will provide needed relief to the United States 
        soda ash industry and allow it to increase export growth and 
        competitiveness in emerging world markets, and create new jobs 
        in the United States.


    Notwithstanding section 24 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 
262) and the terms of any lease under that Act, the royalty rate on 
soda ash produced on Federal land in the 5-year period beginning on the 
date of the enactment of this Act shall be 2 percent.


    After the end of the 4-year period beginning on the date of the 
enactment of this Act, and before the end of the 5-year period 
beginning on that date, the Secretary of the Interior shall report to 
the Congress on the effects of the royalty reduction under this Act, 
            (1) the amount of soda ash produced on Federal land during 
        that 4-year period;
            (2) the number of jobs that have been created or maintained 
        as a result of the royalty reduction;
            (3) the total amount of royalty paid to the United States 
        on soda ash produced during that 4-year period; and
            (4) a recommendation of whether the reduced royalty rate 
        should apply after the end of the 5-year period beginning on 
        the date of the enactment of this Act.

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