Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 761 - National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jul 9, 2013 10:04 AM

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Bonamici (OR)

#11

Prohibits issuance of mineral exploration or mine permit under the Act to a person found to be in violation of Sections 13(p) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, regarding trafficking in conflict minerals.

Connolly (VA)

#10

Recognizes that mineral exploration and mining can have major environmental impacts and requires such projects be subjected to an Environmental Impact Statement review prior to approval. Removes the arbitrary limit on the time frame for such reviews. This would not prohibit mineral exploration, but it would force mining companies to address environmental considerations.

DeFazio (OR)

#9

Assess a royalty fee of 8 percent for new hardrock mining operations and 4 percent for existing hardrock mining operations. Revenues would be used to reclaim abandoned hardrock mines.

Grayson (FL)

#5

Clarifies that mineral exploration and mine permits referenced in H.R. 761, only cover strategic and critical minerals.

Grayson (FL)

#6

Narrows the definition of ‘strategic and critical minerals’ so it is not so broad that it includes all minerals.

Grayson (FL)

#7

Narrows the definition of ‘strategic and critical minerals’ so it is not so broad that it includes all minerals. Clarifies that mineral exploration and mine permits referenced in H.R. 761, only cover strategic and critical minerals.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#1

Establishes that no deadline for agency action under “Section 104 Federal Register Process for Mineral Exploration and Mining” shall apply to the agency in a fiscal year if the amount of appropriations available to the agency for such action for the fiscal year is less than then amount of appropriations available to the agency for such action for the preceding fiscal year.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#2

Directs that the lead agency with responsibility for issuing a mineral exploration or mine permit coordinate and consult with each State that may be impacted by issuance of the permit.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#3

Allows access to funds provided by taxpayers to other taxpayers when mounting a challenge to a decision by the Federal government agency with authority under this Act.

Lowenthal (CA)

#8

Clarifies the definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals" to only include 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 the definition of "Mineral Exploration or Mine Permit" to mean mineral exploration or mine permit for strategic and critical minerals.

Polis (CO)

#12

Provides that the lead agency granting mineral exploration or mine permits ensures that other public lands uses including, grazing, hunting, fishing, recreation, tourism, and environmental resource values, are considered as a factor in whether to grant such permits.

Shea-Porter (NH)

#4

Requires any person or corporation that is applying for a permit under H.R. 761 to disclose all electioneering expenditures made by them in the last five years.