S.159 - Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act
A bill to designate the Wovoka Wilderness and provide for certain land conveyances in Lyon County, Nevada, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
SEC. 2. LAND CONVEYANCE TO YERINGTON, NEVADA.
(2) FEDERAL LAND- The term ‘Federal land’ means the land located in Lyon County and Mineral County, Nevada, that is identified on the map as ‘City of Yerington Sustainable Development Conveyance Lands’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, subject to valid existing rights and to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be necessary and notwithstanding the land use planning requirements of sections 202 and 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (
(4) APPLICABLE LAW- Beginning on the date on which the Federal land is conveyed to the City, the development of and conduct of activities on the Federal land shall be subject to all applicable Federal laws (including regulations).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) all costs related to the conveyance, including all surveys, appraisals, and other administrative costs associated with the conveyance of the Federal land to the City under paragraph (1).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. ADDITION TO NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM.
(C) habitat important to the continued survival of the population of the greater sage grouse of western Nevada and eastern California (referred to in this section as the ‘Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse’);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) the Secretary of Agriculture should collaborate with the Lyon County Commission and the local community on wildfire and forest management planning and implementation with the goal of preventing catastrophic wildfire and resource damage.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) DESIGNATION- In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act (
(B) EFFECT- The map and legal description prepared under subparagraph (A) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this section, except that the Secretary may correct any clerical and typographical errors in the map or legal description.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(C) AVAILABILITY- Each map and legal description prepared under subparagraph (A) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Forest Service.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) MANAGEMENT- Subject to valid existing rights, the Wilderness shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (
(2) LIVESTOCK- The grazing of livestock in the Wilderness, if established before the date of enactment of this Act, shall be allowed to continue, subject to such reasonable regulations, policies, and practices as the Secretary considers to be necessary, in accordance with--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) the guidelines set forth in Appendix A of the report of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives accompanying H.R. 2570 of the 101st Congress (House Report 101-405).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) INCORPORATION OF ACQUIRED LAND AND INTERESTS- Any land or interest in land within the boundary of the Wilderness that is acquired by the United States after the date of enactment of this Act shall be added to and administered as part of the Wilderness.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) NONWILDERNESS ACTIVITIES- The fact that nonwilderness activities or uses can be seen or heard from areas within the Wilderness shall not preclude the conduct of the activities or uses outside the boundary of the Wilderness.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(6) B) EXISTING AIRSTRIPS- Nothing in this Act restricts or precludes low-level overflights by aircraft originating from airstrips in existence on the date of enactment of this Act that are located within 5 miles of the proposed boundary of the Wilderness. CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(6) WILDFIRE, INSECT, AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT- In accordance with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (
(iii) because of the unique nature of the Wilderness, it is possible to provide for proper management and protection of the wilderness and other values of land in ways different from those used in other laws.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(D) NEVADA WATER LAW- The Secretary shall follow the procedural and substantive requirements of State law in order to obtain and hold any water rights not in existence on the date of enactment of this Act with respect to the Wilderness.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(I) IN GENERAL- In this subparagraph, the term ‘water resource facility’ means irrigation and pumping facilities, reservoirs, water conservation works, aqueducts, canals, ditches, pipelines, wells, hydropower projects, transmission and other ancillary facilities, and other water diversion, storage, and carriage structures.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(I) IN GENERAL- Except as otherwise provided in this section, on or after the date of enactment of this Act, no officer, employee, or agent of the United States shall fund, assist, authorize, or issue a license or permit for the development of any new water resource facility within the Wilderness, any portion of which is located in the County.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(II) EXCEPTION- If a permittee within the Bald Mountain grazing allotment submits an application for the development of water resources for the purpose of livestock watering by the date that is 10 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue a water development permit within the non-wilderness boundaries of the Bald Mountain grazing allotment for the purposes of carrying out activities under paragraph (2).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- In accordance with section 4(d)(7) of the Wilderness Act (
(2) MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES- In furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Wilderness Act (
(ii) appropriate policies, such as those set forth in Appendix B of the report of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives accompanying H.R. 2570 of the 101st Congress (House Report 101-405), including the occasional and temporary use of motorized vehicles and aircraft, if the use, as determined by the Secretary, would promote healthy, viable, and more naturally distributed wildlife populations that would enhance wilderness values with the minimal impact necessary to reasonably accomplish those tasks.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) EXISTING ACTIVITIES- Consistent with section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act (
(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may designate areas in which, and establish periods during which, for reasons of public safety, administration, or compliance with applicable laws, no hunting, fishing, or trapping will be permitted in the Wilderness.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) CONSULTATION- Except in emergencies, the Secretary shall consult with the appropriate State agency and notify the public before making any designation under paragraph (1).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the cooperative agreement between the Secretary and the State entitled ‘Memorandum of Understanding: Intermountain Region USDA Forest Service and the Nevada Department of Wildlife State of Nevada’ and signed by the designee of the State on February 6, 1984, and by the designee of the Secretary on January 24, 1984, including any amendments, appendices, or additions to the agreement agreed to by the Secretary and the State or a designee; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(f) Wildlife Water Development Projects- Subject to subsection (d), the Secretary shall authorize structures and facilities, including existing structures and facilities, for wildlife water development projects (including guzzlers) in the Wilderness if--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) the structures and facilities will, as determined by the Secretary, enhance wilderness values by promoting healthy, viable, and more naturally distributed wildlife populations; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. WITHDRAWAL.
(a) Definition of Withdrawal Area- In this section, the term ‘Withdrawal Area’ means the land administered by the Forest Service and identified as ‘Withdrawal Area’ on the map described in section 3(b)(2).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (2), use of motorized and mechanical vehicles in the Withdrawal Area shall be permitted only on roads and trails designated for the use of those vehicles, unless the use of those vehicles is needed--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink