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  • The house Passed March 4th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Natural Resources
      Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
      Energy and Mineral Resources
    IntroducedJune 5th, 2013

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North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2014

Official Title

To withdraw certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws and to preserve existing uses.


North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2014 - Withdraws federally owned land or interest in land within the North Fork Lands Withdrawal Area in Montana from: (1) all forms of location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (2) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing. Provides that nothing in this Act violates the rights of existing leaseholders or prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from taking any action necessary to complete any requirement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) or the Endangered Species Act of 1973 concerning surface-disturbing activity that occurs on any lease issued before this Act's enactment. Provides that nothing in this Act restricts recreational uses, livestock management activities, or forest management activities allowed on such land.

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