Double Cone Quarterly
Spring Equinox 2003-- Volume VI, Number 1

HR4750
The Big Sur Wilderness
and Conservation Act of 2002

H.R. 4750: The Big Sur Wilderness and Conservation Act of 2002

H.R. 4750: To designate certain lands in the State of California as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17]
Committees: House Resources
Latest Major Action: 12/19/2002 Became Public Law No: 107-370.

 

COSPONSORS

Rep Baca, Joe
Rep Condit, Gary A.
Rep Davis, Susan A.
Rep Eshoo, Anna G.
Rep Honda, Michael M.
Rep Lantos, Tom
Rep Miller, George
Rep Pelosi, Nancy
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C.
10/3/2002 [CA-42]
10/3/2002 [CA-18]
10/3/2002 [CA-49]
10/3/2002 [CA-14]
10/3/2002 [CA-15]
10/3/2002 [CA-12]
10/3/2002 [CA-7]
10/3/2002 [CA-8]
10/3/2002 [CA-13]
10/3/2002 [CA-6]

 

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 148 (2002):
        Nov. 14, considered and passed House.
        Nov. 19, considered and passed Senate.

H.R.4750
Sponsor: Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] (introduced 5/16/2002)
Latest Major Action: 12/19/2002 Became Public Law No: 107-370.
Title: To designate certain lands in the State of California as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.

* SHORT TITLE(S) AS INTRODUCED:
Big Sur Wilderness and Conservation Act of 2002

* SHORT TITLE(S) AS PASSED HOUSE:
Big Sur Wilderness and Conservation Act of 2002

* OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED:
To designate certain lands in the State of California as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.

STATUS:

5/16/2002: Referred to the House Committee on Resources.
5/20/2002: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands.
5/20/2002: Referred to the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health.
11/15/2002 2:04am: Mr. Hansen asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
11/15/2002 2:04am: Considered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR 11/14/2002 H8923-8924)
11/15/2002 2:04am: Committee on Resources discharged.
11/15/2002 2:04am: On passage Passed without objection. (text: CR 11/14/2002 H8923-8924)
11/15/2002 2:04am: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/15/2002: Received in the Senate, read twice.
11/20/2002: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR 11/19/2002 S11652-11655)
11/20/2002: Message on Senate action sent to the House.
11/20/2002: Cleared for White House.
12/10/2002: Presented to President.
12/19/2002: Signed by President.
12/19/2002: Became Public Law No: 107-370.

SUMMARY AS OF:

11/15/2002--Passed House, amended

Big Sur Wilderness and Conservation Act of 2002 - Designates specified lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, or the National Park Service in California as wilderness, as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and as additions to the Ventana, Silver Peak, or Pinnacles Wilderness areas.

Provides for livestock grazing in such areas to be administered in accordance with the Wilderness Act. Reserves for each designated wilderness area a quantity of water sufficient to fulfill the purposes of this Act and directs the Secretary of the Interior or Agriculture, as appropriate, and all other U.S. officers to protect such water rights.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to amend the management plans for the Ventana and Silver Peak Wildernesses to authorize the Forest Supervisor of the Los Padres National Forest to take appropriate actions for fire prevention and watershed protection in such areas. Incorporates any special provisions in the management plan for such Wildernesses into the Los Padres National Forest management plan.

Permits military flights and flight training over, and continued non-motorized access for military training in, such wilderness areas.

Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a 5-year pilot program to eradicate invasive plant and animal species in the Monterey District of Los Padres National Forest. Permits program activities to include actions to address invasive species problems on nearby private land or other land that is not Forest Service property if: (1) the land owner or responsible government agency head seeks to participate in the program; and (2) the invasive species occurs on the land and poses a threat to national forest lands. Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes such Secretary to permit the construction and maintenance of a new water line and spring box improvements adjacent to an existing domestic water service in the Silver Peak Wilderness.

 



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