H.Res. 347: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 761) to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness.
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Related Bills: H.R.761
- 9/17/2013 6:42pm:
- The House Committee on Rules reported an original measure, H. Rept. 113-214, by Mr. Bishop (UT).
- 9/18/2013 12:27pm:
- Considered as privileged matter.
- 9/18/2013 1:39pm:
- On ordering the previous question Agreed to: 229-192 (GT).
- 9/18/2013 1:46pm:
- On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to: 231-190 (GT).
H.R. 761: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] (introduced 2/15/2013) Cosponsors (57)
Related Bills: H.RES.292, H.RES.347
An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-214 to clarify that the definition of `Strategic and Critical Minerals' only includes the minerals identified by the National Research Council (NRC) as strategic and critical minerals (and any additional minerals added by the Secretary that meet the NRC's criteria). Also clarifies that the definition of `Mineral Exploration or Mine Permit' in this underlying legislation only refers to mineral exploration or mine permit for strategic and critical minerals.
An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-214 to designate the Secretary of Interior to publish no later than 60 days after enactment of the bill a list of `Strategic and Critical Minerals' for the purpose of the bill. The Secretary must update the list every 5 years.
An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-214 to require mineral exploration and mining projects to be subjected to an Environmental Impact Statement review prior to approval. Removes the arbitrary limit on the time frame for such reviews.
An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-214 to require that the cost of cleanup be included in financial assurance and that financial insurance instruments shall be in the form of a surety bond, letter of credit or other instrument that would routinely be accepted in commerce.
An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 113-214 to clarify the intention of the bill that it will not impact Secretarial Order 3324, as it relates to oil/gas and potash.