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H.R.1691: Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Transfer Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Juan Vargas, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 23, 2013
Latest Major Action June 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Transfer Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Secretary of the Navy administrative jurisdiction over certain public lands in Imperial and Riverside Counties, California, for inclusion within the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range. Withdraws the mineral estate of such land from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws and the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, for as long as the land is under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy.

Requires the Secretary of the Navy to prepare an integrated natural resources management plan with respect to the transferred lands.

Requires the Secretary of the Navy, upon determining that there is no longer a military need for the lands transferred, to transfer such lands back to the Secretary of the Interior. Requires appropriate land decontamination preceding the retransfer.

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Bill Actions

Date Description
June 24, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 89.
June 24, 2013 Committee on Armed Services discharged.
June 24, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-124, Part I.
May 15, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
May 15, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 15, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
April 26, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources