/  H.R. 803 - Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 [Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act]

H.R. 803 - Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 [Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act]

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 117-2 PDF

    Showing the text of H.R. 803, H.R. 878, H.R. 999, H.R. 973, H.R. 693, H.R. 1075, H.R. 577, and H.R. 1052, as introduced, with modifications.

  • Text of H.R. 803 PDF

    (as introduced)

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 7-4 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

MANAGERS: Scanlon/Reschenthaler

1. Structured rule for H.R. 803.
2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 117-2, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Provides that following debate, each further amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 3 shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Provides that at any time after debate the chair of the Committee on Natural Resources or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report or amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the
resolution.
9. Provides one motion to recommit.

10. Closed rule for H.R. 5.
11. Provides 90 minutes of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
12. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
13. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
14. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
15. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Pocan (WI), Grothman (WI)Bi-PartisanMakes Wisconsin's Ice Age National Scenic Trail a unit of the National Park System administered by the Secretary of the Interior.Made in Order
2Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratMakes a minor boundary adjustment of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area to include approximately 62 acres of adjacent publicly owned land encompassing: the decommissioned United States Army Reserve Center (now owned by the City of Rio Vista, CA); U.S. Coast Guard Station Rio Vista; Beach Drive Wastewater Treatment Plant (City of Rio Vista); and Sandy Beach County Park (Solano County, CA).Made in Order
3Version 1Tiffany, Thomas (WI), Stauber (MN), Golden (ME), Newhouse (WA)Bi-PartisanStandardizes the definition of renewable biomass across federal agencies for trees and tree residues such as sawdust, wood chips, shavings, bark, and other residual materials derived from federal and non-federal lands.Submitted
4Version 1Pingree (ME)DemocratIncludes the York River in Maine in the National Park Service’s Wild and Scenic River System.Made in Order
5Version 1Moore, Blake (UT), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that no wilderness or potential wilderness designation under this Act shall be effective in any county where the county has not formally approved such designation.Made in Order
6Version 1Moore, Blake (UT), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that no land included in this Act may be designated as wilderness if (1) it is currently classified as being at high or extreme risk of wildfire; (2) its forests have an active beetle infestation; (3) it is forested by non-native or invasive species; (4) it has a forest stand density that results in excessive competition mortality of native tree species; or (5) it has a forest stand quality that does not comply with a preexisting forest plan.Submitted
7Version 1Moore, Blake (UT), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that nothing in this Act shall restrict, preclude, or prohibit any outdoor recreational activity that previously occurred on lands and waters being designated as wilderness or potential wilderness under this Act.Submitted
8Version 2Stauber (MN), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanRevised States that the bill shall not take effect until the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretaries of Commerce and Labor, issues a report concluding that determines the withdrawals under this Act will not result in in creased uranium imports from countries that source or process uranium by means of child labor or slave labor.Revised
9Version 1Stauber (MN), Newhouse (WA), McKinley (WV)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of the Interior to establish a fund for workers in the energy and mining sectors displaced or laid off as a result of this Act or due to the emergency or as a result of Executive Order 13990, Executive Order 14008, or Secretarial Order 3395.Submitted
10Version 1Stauber (MN), Newhouse (WA), Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanRequires approval of local counties before mineral withdrawal can take place.Made in Order
11Version 1Stauber (MN), Newhouse (WA), Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanStates that this Act shall not apply to any lands or waters in Colorado's Third and Fifth Congressional Districts or any lands, waters, or minerals in Arizona's Fourth Congressional District.Made in Order
12Version 1Stauber (MN), Newhouse (WA), Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanStates that this Act shall not apply to any lands or waters in Colorado's Third Congressional District.Made in Order
13Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA), Gohmert (TX)RepublicanEnsures Title 1 and Title 7 of the bill have the same definitions and protections for state water rights.Submitted
14Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStrikes language in the bill that limits the recreational activities allowed within the Curecanti National Recreation Area to only boating, boating-related activities, hunting, and fishing.Submitted
15Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStrikes language in the bill terminating grazing leases within the Curecanti National Recreation Area.Submitted
16Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA), Perry (PA), Emmer (MN), Gohmert (TX)RepublicanAdds the Colorado Recreation and Jobs Protection Act, which requires the headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management to remain located in Grand Junction, Colorado.Submitted
17Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanReleases all Wilderness Study Areas in Colorado that are not included in this Act.Submitted
18Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA), Perry (PA), Gohmert (TX)RepublicanNullifies section 216 of Executive Order 14008 which provides authorization for the 30x30 program and prevents funding for similar programs.Submitted
19Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA), Perry (PA), Gohmert (TX)RepublicanRequires approval by affected counties for wilderness or potential wilderness designations in this Act to take effect.Submitted
20Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA), Gohmert (TX)RepublicanProhibits any wilderness designations under Title 1 on federal lands burned by a wildfire of 10,000 acres or more in the last 10 years.Submitted
21Version 1Panetta (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA), Lofgren (CA)DemocratStipulates that nothing in this Act may be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture under section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act to manage for fire, insects, and diseases in wilderness areas designated.Made in Order
22Version 1Burgess (TX), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that this Act shall not be effective until the Secretary of the Interior issues a report that Section 802 (Withdrawal of Certain Federal land in the State of Arizona) will not increase mineral imports from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Namibia.Submitted
23Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Clarifies the establishment and boundaries of the San Gabriel National Recreation Area and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to match what passed the House in the 116th Congress.Considered as Adopted
24Version 2Tlaib (MI)DemocratRevised Incorporates the Environmental Justice in Recreational Permitting Act into the bill, which requires the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to complete an interagency report on the use of special recreation permits by recreation service providers serving environmental justice communities.Made in Order
25Version 1McKinley (WV), Tonko (NY)Bi-PartisanAdds the National Heritage Area Act of 2021 to the bill, which establishes a system of national heritage areas (NHAs) and brings uniformity to the way NHAs are designated, managed, and assessed and provides Congress the ability to conduct oversight of the program.Made in Order
26Version 1Herrell (NM), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStrikes all "Potential Wilderness" designations in the bill.Made in Order
27Version 1Gosar (AZ), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanExcludes lands in the 4th Congressional District of Arizona from the permanent mineral withdrawal under this Act.Made in Order
28Version 1Gosar (AZ), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanDelays implementation of this Act until the U.S. supplies less than 30% of its critical uranium needs from countries hostile to the U.S., including Russia and KazakhstanSubmitted
29Version 1Gosar (AZ), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanDelays the permanent mineral withdrawal under the Act until the Secretary of the Interior completes a mineral survey of proposed withdrawal area (including uranium, rare earth elements, geothermal resources and oil and natural gas) and determines there are no mineral resources, geothermal resources, or critical minerals present other than uranium.Made in Order
30Version 1LaMalfa (CA), Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanClarifies that this Act does not affect the ability of the Forest Service to conduct vegetation management activities.Submitted
31Version 2Barragán (CA)DemocratRevised Adds the Outdoors for All Act to the bill, which codifies the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program. The ORLP program provides grants for outdoor recreational opportunities in urban and low-income cities across the nation.Made in Order
32Version 1Rosendale (MT), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanDelays implementation of the Act until the United States supplies less than 30 percent of its critical minerals from countries hostile to the United States' interests, including Russia and China.Submitted
33Version 1Rosendale (MT), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanEstablishes a five-year sunset to release all designated or proposed wilderness study areas under this Act.Submitted
34Version 1Schweikert (AZ), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that nothing in this Act shall prohibit renewable energy development or associated transmission lines and rights-of-way.Submitted
35Version 3Brown (MD), Graves, Garret (LA)Bi-PartisanRevised Encourages the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to ensure servicemembers and veterans have access to these public lands for outdoor recreation and wellness programs.Made in Order
36Version 1Rosendale (MT), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that no land included in this Act may be designated as wilderness or potential wilderness in a wildland-urban interface that is currently classified as high or extreme risk of wildfire.Submitted
37Version 2Rosendale (MT), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanRevised Adds the Forest Information Reform Act to the bill, which allows the Forest Service to incorporate new information into their existing plans as it comes to fruition instead of striking the plan and starting from scratch. Allows Forest Service projects to be completed in a more timely manner, providing greater flexibility but still requiring them to go through the regular NEPA process.Revised
38Version 1O'Halleran (AZ)DemocratAdds the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 2021, which modifies the boundary of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument by transferring approximately 11.21 acres to the Park Service and approximately 3.5 acres to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Allows the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain lands from willing sellers, donors, or through exchange and enter into cooperative agreements with the State of Arizona for the cooperative management of certain lands.Made in Order
39Version 1Fulcher (ID), Mann (KS), Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that nothing in this Act allows the relevant Secretary to supersede State water law or water rights appropriated and adjudicated under State authority.Submitted
40Version 1DeFazio (OR), Huffman (CA)DemocratAdds the Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act of 2021 to the bill, which withdraws certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.Made in Order
41Version 1O'Halleran (AZ)DemocratAdds the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act to the bill, which transfers approximately 97.7 acres from the Forest Service to the Sunset Crater National Monument. These lands include an NPS visitor, an NPS administrative facility, and a portion of the key access road to the Monument.Made in Order
42Version 1Fulcher (ID), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanAllows the relevant County Commissioners to petition the relevant Secretary to perform certain necessary activities as neighboring communities to Wilderness Study Areas or Wildness Areas.Submitted
43Version 1Lamborn (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that the wilderness and potential wilderness designations in this Act shall not go into effect unless the study under subsection (a) finds that wilderness designations in the Western United States would not negatively impact the readiness of the Armed Forces of the United States with respect to aviation training.Submitted
44Version 1Fulcher (ID), Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanRequires the relevant Secretary to receive written approval from a State when appropriating and/or adjudicating surface water rights and stream flows across any wilderness or wilderness study area.Submitted
45Version 1Westerman (AR), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanAllows the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior to exempt any wilderness or potential wilderness designated under this Act that does not meet the definition of wilderness under the Wilderness Act.Made in Order
46Version 1Westerman (AR), Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanAllows the Secretary of Agriculture of the Secretary of the Interior to exempt lands from being designated as wilderness under this Act that are at high risk of wildfire.Submitted
47Version 1Curtis (UT), McKinley (WV), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanRequires a study to determine if any land withdrawn by this legislation contains geothermal resources, or minerals needed for battery storage, renewable energy technology, or electric vehicles.Made in Order
48Version 1Westerman (AR), Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanAllows the Secretary of Agriculture or the Interior to make minor modifications to exterior boundaries of designated lands to create 150 feet of distance between the exterior boundary and recreation trails.Submitted
49Version 1Spanberger (VA), McEachin (VA)DemocratAdds specified additional lands in the George Washington National Forest (a part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky) to the Rough Mountain Wilderness and the Rich Hole Wilderness.Made in Order
50Version 1Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that this Act shall not take effect until the Secretary of the Interior certifies that no renewable energy jobs have been loss as a result of this Act.Made in Order
51Version 2DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRevised Adds the Rosie the Riveter National Historic Site Expansion Act to the bill, which marks a local historic site at the Nystrom Elementary School, as part of the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California.Made in Order
52Version 1Lofgren (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Waives the annual pay caps for wildland firefighters and directs the Secretaries of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to report on the resources, policies, personnel or structural changes, and other investments necessary to support an expanded full time, year-round firefighting workforce.Withdrawn
53Version 1Hern (OK), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that this Act shall be effective on the date on which the Department of Defense transmits to Congress an analysis of the impact of the withdrawal under section 802 on the national security interests of the United States.Submitted
54Version 1Newhouse (WA), Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanStates that nothing in this Act shall prohibit development of new renewable hydroelectric energy and associated transmission lines and rights of way within the wild and scenic designations, wilderness designations, or wilderness study area designations under this Act.Made in Order
55Version 1Newhouse (WA)RepublicanStates that nothing in this Act shall reduce water supplies for any existing or future Bureau of Reclamation contract entered into pursuant to Reclamation law.Submitted
56Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanReleases Wilderness Study Areas not designated in this bill in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Washington that were first designated for study in 1976.Submitted
57Version 1Plaskett (VI)DemocratAdds the St. Croix National Heritage Area Act to the bill, which designates a National Heritage Area for the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, pursuant to a congressionally-directed feasibility study completed by the National Park Service in September, 2010, and consistent with the procedures traditionally laid out for such heritage area site designations as last enacted in the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act.Made in Order
58Version 1Westerman (AR), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanLate States that nothing in this Act shall prohibit hunters from using non-motorized carts to transport harvests and gear into any wilderness area or wilderness study areas under the Act.Submitted
59Version 1Westerman (AR), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanLate States that nothing in this Act shall prohibit anglers from using non-motorized carts to transport canoes, kayaks, or fishing gear into any wilderness or wilderness study area designated under the Act.Submitted
60Version 2Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanLate Revised Prevents the bill from taking effect until the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, certifies that the withdrawal will not adversely affect jobs available to Native Americans, other minorities, and women.Revised
61Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratLate Extends the life of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, which Advises the Superintendent of the Seashore about the communities needs, until 2028.Made in Order
62Version 1McEachin (VA)DemocratLate Adds the Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act to the bill, which requires a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating areas within Virginia and North Carolina as a National Heritage Area.Made in Order
63Version 1Calvert (CA), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanLate Adds a title to the bill requiring the Secretary of the Interior or Agriculture, as appropriate, to provide public access for motorized, off-road vehicles in California equivalent to the acreage that would be closed to off-road vehicles due to the proposed land designations in California.Submitted
64Version 1LaMalfa (CA), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanLate Ensures that mechanical wildfire mitigation shall be allowed in wilderness areas designated under this Act.Submitted
65Version 1Pfluger (TX)RepublicanLate Prohibits the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior from issuing a moratorium on new oil and gas leases and drill permits on Federal lands under such Secretary's jurisdiction.Submitted
66Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanLate Prohibits the Secretary from declaring a moratorium or temporarily suspending any grazing permit or lease. Permits motorized vehicles on designated wilderness or potential wilderness areas to control fire, carry out hazardous fuel and vegetation management activities, manage invasive species or accomplish other ecological objectives, build fence, maintain existing infrastructure and accomplish other grazing maintenance objectives.Submitted
67Version 1Lieu (CA), Brownley (CA), Waters (CA), Schiff (CA)DemocratLate Adds the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Study Act to the bill, which directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the coastline and adjacent areas to the Santa Monica Bay from Will Rogers State Beach to Torrance Beach, including the areas in and around Ballona Creek and Baldwin Hills and the San Pedro section of Los Angeles, excluding the Port of Los Angeles north of Crescent Avenue.Made in Order
68Version 1Lamborn (CO)RepublicanLate Ensures that nothing in the bill would affect the establishment, access, operation, or maintenance of transmission right-of-ways.Made in Order
69Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Requires the Secretary to implement best vegetation management practices to ensure lands covered by the Act are healthy and resilient to the threat of wildfires.Submitted
70Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Permits mining withdrawal only if the Secretary determines mineral sourcing in the U.S. is sufficient to support the achievement of zero-emissions goals.Submitted
71Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Prevents the withdraw from becoming effective if the Secretary determines it will reduce the domestic availability or increase the cost of minerals necessary for low-carbon energy production in the United States.Submitted