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House Committee on Natural ResourcesPublic Lands and Environmental RegulationIntroducedFebruary 6th, 2013
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Niblack and Bokan Mountain Mining Area Roads Authorization Act
To authorize the establishment of the Niblack and Bokan Mountain mining area road corridors in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.
Niblack and Bokan Mountain Mining Area Roads Authorization Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, to establish a road corridor: (1) following 1 of the 2 routes identified as "Niblack Route 1" or "Niblack Route 2" on the map entitled "Road to Niblack Mine and Bokan Mountain Route Extension," numbered 1, and dated June 21, 2012; and (2) to the Bokan Mountain mine that branches off the Niblack Mine road corridor in order to connect the Prince of Wales Island road system in Alaska to the area of the Niblack and Bokan Mountain patented mineral claims on the southeast side of Prince of Wales Island. Sets forth requirements for such road corridor. Authorizes Alaska and the Prince of Wales Community Advisory Council to participate as cooperating agencies during the preparation of any environmental impact statement prepared with respect to the road corridor. Expresses the intent of Congress that any federal permit required for such road construction be issued or denied within one year after the date of the permit application.