[House Report 115-311]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


115th Congress   }                                            {   Report
                           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session     }                                            { 115-311

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EASTERN NEVADA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND LAND MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT ACT

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 September 14, 2017.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 2374]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 2374) to facilitate certain pinyon-juniper 
related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the 
boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, 
and to fully implement the White Pine County Conservation, 
Recreation, and Development Act, having considered the same, 
report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that 
the bill do pass.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of H.R. 2374 is to facilitate certain pinyon-
juniper related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify 
the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of 
Nevada, and to fully implement the White Pine County 
Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    H.R. 2374 authorizes hazardous fuel reduction projects and 
wildfire planning for rangeland and woodland restoration 
projects in Lincoln County, Nevada; reduces the size of three 
wilderness areas; and provides for the development and 
implementation of a Virgin River, Nevada, conservation plan.
    The bill makes a technical correction to help implement a 
multiple species habitat conservation plan (MSHCP) to benefit 
the economic development and expansion in Mesquite, Nevada. In 
2002, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) required the 
City of Mesquite to create a MSHCP to protect several species 
in the Lower Virgin River Basin before moving ahead with two 
land acquisitions. The City planned to use funds from the 
Mesquite Lands Act (Public Law 99-548)--a law passed by 
Congress in 1986 that allowed the city to acquire and develop 
lands from the federal government--to complete the MSHCP. FWS 
signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Mesquite to carry 
out the law. This agreement expired in 2014 and the FWS refused 
to sign a new MOA or allow the City access to necessary funding 
because it did not feel that current legislation enabled them 
to implement the MSHCP. As a result, all efforts to advance the 
MSHCP and expand the City are at a stand-still. This bill 
remedies the problem by making a technical correction to the 
Mesquite Lands Act that will provide the necessary authority to 
FWS to implement the conservation plan, after it signs a new 
MOA with the City of Mesquite.
    Another provision of the bill assists rangeland and 
woodland restoration projects by authorizing the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) to use a portion of proceeds from land sales 
to conduct hazardous fuel reduction projects and wildfire 
planning in pinyon-juniper landscapes. Under the Lincoln County 
Land Act of 2000 (LCLA, Public Law 106-298) and Lincoln County 
Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2004 (LCCRDA, 
Public Law 108-424), 85 percent of proceeds from the sale of 
federal lands are managed in special accounts with prescribed 
uses by BLM. This bill provides BLM with flexibility to 
determine which projects can be funded for pinyon-juniper 
landscape restoration projects using existing funds in the 
special account. Thinning of pinyon-juniper stands will help to 
prevent catastrophic wildfires as well as protect and enhance 
greater sage-grouse habitat in the County.
    Lastly, the bill makes several boundary adjustments that 
collectively reduce three wilderness areas in White Pine and 
Nye Counties by approximately 50 acres. The bill reduces the 
Mt. Moriah Wilderness Area by 23 acres to improve public access 
to the Big Canyon Trailhead main road and facilities. The bill 
reduces the High Schells Wilderness Area by 11.7 acres to 
adjust a road and provide land to an existing Girl Scout Camp. 
Finally, the bill reduces the size of the Arc Dome Wilderness 
Area by approximately 10 acres to release a small dam owned and 
operated by the Yamba Tribe.
    An identical bill, H.R. 1815, authored by Congressman 
Cresent Hardy (R-NV), was favorably reported by the Natural 
Resources Committee in the 114th Congress, and passed the House 
of Representatives by a roll call vote of 360 to 7 on June 7, 
2016. No action was taken in the Senate.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 2374 was introduced on May 4, 2017, by Congressman 
Ruben Kihuen (D-NV). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on Federal Lands. On July 25, 2017, the Natural Resources 
Committee met to consider the bill. The Subcommittee was 
discharged by unanimous consent. No amendments were offered, 
and the bill was ordered favorably reported to the House of 
Representatives by unanimous consent on July 26, 2017.

            Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    Compliance With House Rule XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation and the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974. With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) and 
(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives 
and sections 308(a) and 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Committee has received the enclosed cost estimate for 
the bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                Washington, DC, September 13, 2017.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 2374, the Eastern 
Nevada Economic Development and Land Management Improvement 
Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Jeff LaFave.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

H.R. 2374--Eastern Nevada Economic Development and Land Management 
        Improvement Act

    Summary: Three current laws--the Lincoln County Land Act of 
2000, the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and 
Development Act of 2004, and the White Pine County 
Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006--provide 
for the disposal of public lands within Lincoln and White Pine 
Counties in Nevada. Under those laws, proceeds from land sales 
arc deposited into special accounts that are available to be 
spent by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to facilitate land 
sales, develop land management plans, and perform other 
specified activities in those counties.
    H.R. 2374 would authorize BLM to spend funds available in 
those accounts to carry out additional activities in Lincoln 
and White Pine Counties. Spending from the special accounts 
occurs without further appropriation and is thus considered 
direct spending. Based on information from BLM, CBO estimates 
that enacting the bill would increase spending from those 
accounts by a total of $2 million over the 2018-2027 period. 
The bill also would make other changes to the management of 
federal lands that CBO estimates would have no significant 
cost.
    Because enacting H.R. 2374 would affect direct spending, 
pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the bill would not 
affect revenues.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2374 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits by more than $5 
billion in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods 
beginning in 2028.
    H.R. 2374 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) 
and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    Basis of estimate: H.R. 2374 would authorize BLM to use 
funds available in several special accounts to conduct fuel 
reduction and other wildfire prevention activities and to carry 
out a wildlife conservation plan in Lincoln County. In 
addition, the bill would authorize the use of funds to cover 
the cost of processing land use authorizations and rights-of-
way in White Pine County.
    The affected accounts currently have unobligated balances 
totaling about $35 million. Because those amounts would be 
available to be spent without further appropriation on new 
activities, enacting the bill would increase direct spending 
over the next 10 years. In recent years BLM has spent about $2 
million a year on authorized activities. Based on information 
from BLM about plans to spend additional funds from the special 
accounts to carry out activities authorized under H.R. 2374, 
CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would increase 
direct spending by $2 million over the 2018-2027 period.
    CBO expects that most of that spending would be for fuel 
reduction and land conservation projects in Lincoln County. 
Based on information from local planners, CBO expects that 
implementing the wildlife conservation plan for Lincoln County 
will cost around $20 million over the next 30 years; however 
most of those funds would come from state, local, and private 
contributions. Therefore, CBO does not expect that the 
legislation would significantly increase federal spending for 
that activity. In addition, based on information provided by 
BLM regarding the amount of funds in the White Pine County 
special account, CBO estimates that any additional spending 
from that account would be negligible.
    Finally, the bill would authorize land sale proceeds 
provided to Lincoln County to be used to support the Lincoln 
County Regional Development Authority; require BLM to enter 
into cooperative agreements with local agencies for any law 
enforcement or planning activities provided by those agencies; 
make technical adjustments to the boundaries of several federal 
wilderness areas and a utility corridor on public land in 
Nevada; and expedite an authorized conveyance of federal land 
to White Pine County. In addition, the bill would validate a 
corrective patent issued by BLM for lands in Clark County and 
authorize BLM to issue a corrective patent for lands in Lincoln 
County. CBO estimates that those provisions in the legislation 
would not have a significant effect on the budget.
    Pay-As-You-Go considerations: The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go 
Act of 2010 establishes budget-reporting and enforcement 
procedures for legislation affecting direct spending or 
revenues. The net changes in direct spending that are subject 
to those pay-as-you-go procedures are shown in the following 
table.

          CBO ESTIMATE OF PAY-AS-YOU-GO EFFECTS FOR H.R. 2374, AS ORDERED REPORTED BY THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES ON JULY 26, 2017
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                                                                                    By fiscal year, in millions of dollars--
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                                                        2017   2018   2019   2020   2021   2022   2023   2024   2025   2026   2027  2017-2022  2017-2026
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                                                               NET INCREASE IN THE DEFICIT
 
Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Impact.......................      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0         0          2
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    Increase in long-term deficit and direct spending: CBO 
estimates that enacting H.R. 2374 would not increase net direct 
spending or on-budget deficits by more than $5 billion in any 
of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    Intergovernmental and private-sector impact: H.R. 2374 
contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as 
defined in UMRA. The bill would benefit local governments in 
Lincoln County and White Pine County in Nevada by authorizing 
the use of federal funds to support wildfire prevention, local 
law enforcement activities, and infrastructure projects. White 
Pine County also would benefit from a conveyance of federal 
land. Any costs incurred by public entities would result from 
voluntary commitments.
    Estimate prepared by: Federal costs: Jeff LaFave; Impact on 
state, local, and tribal governments: Jon Sperl; Impact on the 
private sector: Amy Petz.
    Estimate approved by: H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to facilitate certain pinyon-juniper 
related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the 
boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, 
and to fully implement the White Pine County Conservation, 
Recreation, and Development Act.

                           Earmark Statement

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    Compliance With Public Law 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       Compliance With H. Res. 5

    Directed Rule Making. This bill does not contain any 
directed rule makings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                Preemption of State, Local or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, and existing law in which no 
change is proposed is shown in roman):

LINCOLN COUNTY LAND ACT OF 2000

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SEC. 5. DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS.

  (a) Land Sales.--Of the gross proceeds of sales of land under 
this Act in a fiscal year--
          (1) 5 percent shall be paid directly to the State of 
        Nevada for use in the general education program of the 
        State;
          (2) 10 percent shall be returned to the County for 
        use as determined through normal county budgeting 
        procedures, with emphasis given to support of schools 
        and economic development, of which no amount may be 
        used in support of litigation against the Federal 
        Government; and
          (3) the remainder shall be deposited in a special 
        account in the Treasury of the United States (referred 
        to in this section as the ``special account'') for use 
        as provided in subsection (b).
  (b) Availability of Special Account.--
          (1) In general.--Amounts in the special account 
        (including amounts earned as interest under paragraph 
        (3)) shall be available to the Secretary of the 
        Interior, without further Act of appropriation, and 
        shall remain available until expended, for--
                  (A) inventory, evaluation, protection, and 
                management of unique archaeological resources 
                (as defined in section 3 of the Archaeological 
                Resources Protection Act of 1979 (16 U.S.C. 
                470bb)) in the County;
                  (B) development and implementation of a 
                multispecies habitat conservation plan in the 
                County;
                  (C)(i) reimbursement of costs incurred by the 
                Nevada State Office and the Ely Field Office of 
                the Bureau of Land Management in preparing 
                sales under this Act, or other authorized land 
                sales within the County, including the costs of 
                land boundary surveys, compliance with the 
                National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
                U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), appraisals, environmental 
                and cultural clearances, and any public 
                notice[; and];
                  (ii) processing public land use 
                authorizations and rights-of-way stemming from 
                development of the conveyed land; and
                          (iii) development and implementation 
                        of comprehensive, cost-effective, and 
                        multijurisdictional hazardous fuels 
                        reduction projects and wildfire 
                        prevention planning activities 
                        (particularly for pinyon-juniper 
                        dominated landscapes) and other 
                        rangeland and woodland restoration 
                        projects within the County, consistent 
                        with the Ely Resource Management Plan 
                        or any subsequent revisions or 
                        amendments to that plan; and
                  (D) the cost of acquisition of 
                environmentally sensitive land or interests in 
                such land in the State of Nevada, with priority 
                given to land outside Clark County.
          (2) Acquisition from willing sellers.--An acquisition 
        under paragraph (1)(D) shall be made only from a 
        willing seller and after consultation with the State of 
        Nevada and units of local government under the 
        jurisdiction of which the environmentally sensitive 
        land is located.
          (3) Cooperative agreements.--The Director of the 
        Bureau of Land Management shall enter into cooperative 
        agreements with the County for County-provided law 
        enforcement and planning related activities approved by 
        the Secretary regarding--
                  (A) wilderness in the County designated by 
                the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, 
                and Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-
                424; 118 Stat. 2403);
                  (B) cultural resources identified, protected, 
                and managed pursuant to that Act;
                  (C) planning, management, and law enforcement 
                associated with the Silver State OHV Trail 
                designated by that Act; and
                  (D) planning associated with land disposal 
                and related land use authorizations required 
                for utility corridors and rights-of-way to 
                serve land that has been, or is to be, disposed 
                of pursuant to that Act (other than rights-of-
                way granted pursuant to that Act) and this Act.
  (c) Investment of Special Account.--All funds deposited as 
principal in the special account shall earn interest in the 
amount determined by the Secretary of the Treasury on the basis 
of the current average market yield on outstanding marketable 
obligations of the United States of comparable maturities.

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LINCOLN COUNTY CONSERVATION, RECREATION, AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2004

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TITLE I--LAND DISPOSAL

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SEC. 103. DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS.

  (a) Initial Land Sale.--Section 5 of the Lincoln County Land 
Act of 2000 (114 Stat. 1047) shall apply to the disposition of 
the gross proceeds from the sale of land described in section 
102(b)(1).
  (b) Disposition of Proceeds.--Proceeds from sales of lands 
described in section 102(b)(2) shall be disbursed as follows--
          (1) 5 percent shall be paid directly to the state for 
        use in the general education program of the State;
          (2) 10 percent shall be paid to the County for use 
        for fire protection, law enforcement, public safety, 
        housing, social services, education, planning, [and 
        transportation] transportation, and economic 
        development ; and
          (3) the remainder shall be deposited in a special 
        account in the Treasury of the United States and shall 
        be available without further appropriation to the 
        Secretary until expended for--
                  (A) the reimbursement of costs incurred by 
                the Nevada State office and the Ely Field 
                Office of the Bureau of Land Management for 
                preparing for the sale of land described in 
                section 102(b) including surveys appraisals, 
                compliance with the National Environmental 
                Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321) and 
                compliance with the Federal Land Policy and 
                Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1711, 1712);
                  (B) the inventory, evaluation, protection, 
                and management of unique archaeological 
                resources (as defined in section 3 of the 
                Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 
                (16 U.S.C. 470bb)) of the County;
                  (C) the development and implementation of a 
                multispecies habitat conservation plan for the 
                County;
                  (D) processing of public land use 
                authorizations and rights-of-way relating to 
                the development of land conveyed under section 
                102(a) of this Act;
                  (E) processing the Silver State OHV trail and 
                implementing the management plan required by 
                section 151(c)(2) of this Act[; and];
                  (F) processing wilderness designation, 
                including but not limited to, the costs of 
                appropriate fencing, signage, public education, 
                and enforcement for the wilderness areas 
                designated[.]; and
                  (G) development and implementation of 
                comprehensive, cost-effective, and 
                multijurisdictional hazardous fuels reduction 
                and wildfire prevention planning activities 
                (particularly for pinyon-juniper dominated 
                landscapes) and other rangeland and woodland 
                restoration projects within the County, 
                consistent with the Ely Resource Management 
                Plan or any subsequent revisions or amendments 
                to that plan.
  (c) Investment of Special Account.--Any amounts deposited in 
the special account shall earn interest in an amount determined 
by the Secretary of the Treasury on the basis of the current 
average market yield on outstanding marketable obligations of 
the United States of comparable maturities, and may be expended 
according to the provisions of this section.
  (d) Cooperative Agreements.--The Director of the Bureau of 
Land Management shall enter into cooperative agreements with 
the County for County-provided law enforcement and planning 
related activities approved by the Secretary regarding--
          (1) wilderness in the County designated by this Act;
          (2) cultural resources identified, protected, and 
        managed pursuant to this Act;
          (3) planning, management, and law enforcement 
        associated with the Silver State OHV Trail designated 
        by this Act; and
          (4) planning associated with land disposal and 
        related land use authorizations required for utility 
        corridors and rights-of-way to serve land that has 
        been, or is to be, disposed of pursuant to this Act 
        (other than rights-of-way granted pursuant to this Act) 
        and the Lincoln County Land Act of 2000 (Public Law 
        106-298; 114 Stat. 1046).

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SECTION 323 OF THE PAM WHITE WILDERNESS ACT OF 2006

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SEC. 323. ADDITIONS TO NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM

  (a) Additions.--The following land in the State is designated 
as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness 
Preservation System:
          (1) Mt. moriah wilderness addition.--Certain Federal 
        land managed by the Forest Service and the Bureau of 
        Land Management, comprising approximately 11,261 acres, 
        as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Eastern 
        White Pine County'' and dated November 29, 2006, is 
        incorporated in, and shall be managed as part of, the 
        Mt. Moriah Wilderness, as designated by section 2(13) 
        of the Nevada Wilderness Protection Act of 1989 (16 
        U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 101-195).
          (2) Mount grafton wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 78,754 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Southern White Pine County'' and 
        dated November 29, 2006, which shall be known as the 
        ``Mount Grafton Wilderness''.
          (3) South egan range wilderness.--Certain Federal 
        land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, 
        comprising approximately 67,214 acres, as generally 
        depicted on the map entitled ``Southern White Pine 
        County'' and dated November 29, 2006, which shall be 
        known as the ``South Egan Range Wilderness''.
          (4) Highland ridge wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest 
        Service, comprising approximately 68,627 acres, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled ``Southern White 
        Pine County'' and dated November 29, 2006, which shall 
        be known as the ``Highland Ridge Wilderness''.
          (5) Government peak wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 6,313 acres, as generally depicted on the 
        map entitled ``Eastern White Pine County'' and dated 
        November 29, 2006, which shall be known as the 
        ``Government Peak Wilderness''.
          (6) Currant mountain wilderness addition.--Certain 
        Federal land managed by the Forest Service, comprising 
        approximately 10,697 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Western White Pine County'' and 
        dated November
        29, 2006, is incorporated in, and shall be managed as 
        part of, the ``Currant Mountain Wilderness'', as 
        designated by section 2(4) of the Nevada Wilderness 
        Protection Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 
        101-195).
          (7) Red mountain wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 
        20,490 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Western White Pine County'' and dated November 29, 
        2006, which shall be known as the ``Red Mountain 
        Wilderness''.
          (8) Bald mountain wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest 
        Service, comprising approximately 22,366 acres, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled ``Western White 
        Pine County'' and dated November 29, 2006, which shall 
        be known as the ``Bald Mountain Wilderness''.
          (9) White pine range wilderness.--Certain Federal 
        land managed by the Forest Service, comprising 
        approximately 40,013 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Western White Pine County'' and 
        dated November 29, 2006, which shall be known as the 
        ``White Pine Range Wilderness''.
          (10) Shellback wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 
        36,143 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Western White Pine County'' and dated November 29, 
        2006, which shall be known as the ``Shellback 
        Wilderness''.
          (11) High schells wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 
        121,497 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Eastern White Pine County'' and dated 
        November 29, 2006, which shall be known as the ``High 
        Schells Wilderness''.
          (12) Becky peak wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 18,119 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Northern White Pine County'' and 
        dated November 29, 2006, which shall be known as the 
        ``Becky Peak Wilderness''.
          (13) Goshute canyon wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 42,544 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Northern White Pine County'' and 
        dated November 29, 2006, which shall be known as the 
        ``Goshute Canyon Wilderness''.
          (14) Bristlecone wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 14,095 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Eastern White Pine County'' and 
        dated November 29, 2006, which shall be known as the 
        ``Bristlecone Wilderness''.
  (b) Boundary.--The boundary of any portion of a wilderness 
area designated by subsection (a) that is bordered by a road 
shall be at least 100 feet from the edge of the road to allow 
public access.
  (c) Map and Legal Description.--
          (1) In general.--As soon as practicable after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file 
        a map and legal description of each wilderness area 
        designated by subsection (a) with the Committee on 
        Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the 
        Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives.
          (2) Effect.--Each map and legal description shall 
        have the same force and effect as if included in this 
        section, except that the Secretary may correct clerical 
        and typographical errors in the map or legal 
        description.
          (3) Availability.--Each map and legal description 
        shall be on file and available for public inspection in 
        the appropriate offices of--
                  (A) the Bureau of Land Management;
                  (B) the Forest Service; and
                  (C) the National Park Service.
  (d) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, the 
wilderness areas designated by subsection (a) are withdrawn 
from--
          (1) all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal 
        under the public land laws;
          (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining 
        laws; and
          (3) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal 
        leasing laws.
  [(e) Mt. Moriah Wilderness Boundary Adjustment.--The boundary 
of the Mt. Moriah Wilderness established under section 2(13) of 
the Nevada Wilderness Protection Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 1132 
note; Public Law 101-195) is adjusted to include only the land 
identified as the ``Mount Moriah Wilderness Area'' and ``Mount 
Moriah Additions'' on the map entitled ``Eastern White Pine 
County'' and dated November 29, 2006.]
  (e) Mt. Moriah Wilderness Adjustment.--The boundary of the 
Mt. Moriah Wilderness established under section 2(13) of the 
Nevada Wilderness Protection Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; 
Public Law 101-195) is adjusted to include--
          (1) the land identified as the ``Mount Moriah 
        Wilderness Area'' and ``Mount Moriah Additions'' on the 
        map entitled ``Eastern White Pine County'' and dated 
        November 29, 2006; and
          (2) the land identified as ``NFS Lands'' on the map 
        entitled ``Proposed Wilderness Boundary Adjustment Mt. 
        Moriah Wilderness Area'' and dated January 17, 2017.
  (f) High Schells Wilderness Adjustment.--The boundary of the 
High Schells Wilderness established under subsection (a)(11) is 
adjusted to include the land identified as ``Include as 
Wilderness'' on the map entitled ``McCoy Creek Adjustment'' and 
dated November 3, 2014, and to exclude the land identified as 
``NFS Lands'' on the map entitled ``Proposed Wilderness 
Boundary Adjustment High Schells Wilderness Area'' and dated 
January 19, 2017.
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NEVADA WILDERNESS PROTECTION ACT OF 1989

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SEC. 12. ARC DOME BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.

  The boundary of the Arc Dome Wilderness established under 
section 2(2) is adjusted to exclude the land identified as 
``Exclude from Wilderness'' on the map entitled ``Arc Dome 
Adjustment'' and dated November 3, 2014.
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WHITE PINE COUNTY CONSERVATION, RECREATION, AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2006


TITLE III--WHITE PINE COUNTY CONSERVATION, RECREATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

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SEC. 302. SHORT TITLE

  This title may be cited as the ``White Pine County 
Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006''.

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Subtitle A--Land Disposal

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SEC. 312. DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS

  Of the proceeds from the sale of Federal land described in 
section 311(b)--
          (1) 5 percent shall be paid directly to the State for 
        use in the general education program of the State;
          (2) 10 percent shall be paid to the County for use 
        for fire protection, law enforcement, education, public 
        safety, housing, social services, transportation, [and 
        planning] municipal water and sewer infrastructure, 
        public electric transmission facilities, public 
        broadband infrastructure, and planning ; and
          (3) the remainder shall be deposited in a special 
        account in the Treasury of the United States, to be 
        known as the ``White Pine County Special Account'' 
        (referred to in this subtitle as the ``special 
        account''), and shall be available without further 
        appropriation to the Secretary until expended for--
                  (A) the reimbursement of costs incurred by 
                the Nevada State office and the Ely Field 
                Office of the Bureau of Land Management for 
                preparing for the sale of Federal land 
                described in section 311(b), including the 
                costs of surveys and appraisals and compliance 
                with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
                1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321) and sections 202 and 203 
                of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
                of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712, 1713);
                  (B) the inventory, evaluation, protection, 
                and management of unique archaeological 
                resources (as defined in section 3 of the 
                Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 
                (16 U.S.C. 470bb)) of the County;
                  (C) the reimbursement of costs incurred by 
                the Department of the Interior for preparing 
                and carrying out the transfers of land to be 
                held in trust by the United States under 
                section 361;
                  (D) conducting a study of routes for the 
                Silver State Off-Highway Vehicle Trail as 
                required by section 355(a);
                  (E) developing and implementing the Silver 
                State Off-Highway Vehicle Trail management plan 
                described in section 355(c);
                  (F) wilderness protection and processing 
                wilderness designations, including the costs of 
                appropriate fencing, signage, public education, 
                and enforcement for the wilderness areas 
                designated;
                  (G) if the Secretary determines necessary, 
                developing and implementing conservation plans 
                for endangered or at risk species in the 
                County; [and]
                  (H) carrying out a study to assess non-
                motorized recreation opportunities on Federal 
                land in the County[.]; and
                  (I) processing by a government entity of 
                public land use authorizations and rights-of-
                way relating to the development of land 
                conveyed to the County under this Act, with an 
                emphasis on authorizations and rights-of-way 
                relating to any infrastructure needed for the 
                expansion of the White Pine County Industrial 
                Park under section 352(c)(2).

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Subtitle D--Public Conveyances

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SEC. 352. CONVEYANCE TO WHITE PINE COUNTY, NEVADA

  (a) In general.--Notwithstanding section 202 of the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712), [the 
Secretary] not later than December 31, 2018, the Secretary 
shall convey to the County, without consideration, all right, 
title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcels 
of land described in subsection (b).
  (b) Description of Land.--The parcels of land referred to in 
subsection (a) are--
          (1) the approximately 1,551 acres of land identified 
        on the map entitled ``Ely, Nevada Area'', dated 
        November 29, 2006, as the Airport Expansion; and
          (2) the approximately 202 acres of land identified on 
        the map entitled ``Ely, Nevada Area'', dated November 
        29, 2006, as the Industrial Park Expansion.
  (c) Authorized Uses.--
          (1) Airport expansion.--The parcel of land described 
        in subsection (b)(1) shall be used by the County to 
        expand the Ely Airport.
          (2) Industrial park expansion.--The parcel of land 
        described in subsection (b)(2) shall be used by the 
        County to expand the White Pine County Industrial Park.
          (3) Use of certain land for nonresidential 
        development.--
                  (A) In general.--After conveyance to the 
                County of the land described in subsection (b), 
                the County may sell, lease, or otherwise convey 
                any portion of the land conveyed for purposes 
                of nonresidential development relating to the 
                authorized uses described in paragraphs (1) and 
                (2).
                  (B) Method of sale.--The sale, lease, or 
                conveyance of land under subparagraph (A) shall 
                be--
                          (i) [through a competitive bidding 
                        process] consistent with section 244 of 
                        the Nevada Revised Statutes (as in 
                        effect on the date of enactment of the 
                        Eastern Nevada Economic Development and 
                        Land Management Improvement Act) ; and
                          (ii) for not less than fair market 
                        value.
                  (C) Disposition of proceeds.--The gross 
                proceeds from the sale, lease, or conveyance of 
                land under subparagraph (A) shall be 
                distributed in accordance with section 312.
  (d) Reversion.--If a parcel of land conveyed under subsection 
(a) is used in a manner that is inconsistent with the use 
described for the parcel in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of 
subsection (c), the parcel of land shall, at the discretion of 
the Secretary, revert to the United States.
  (e) Deadline.--If the Secretary has not conveyed to the 
County the parcels of land described in subsection (b) by 
December 31, 2018, the Secretary shall immediately convey to 
the County, without consideration, all right, title, and 
interest of the United States in and to the parcels of land.

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