S 403

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 403

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Molalla River in the State of Oregon, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 17, 2011

Mr. WYDEN (for himself and Mr. MERKLEY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Molalla River in the State of Oregon, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act'.

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF WILD AND SCENIC RIVER SEGMENTS, MOLALLA RIVER, OREGON.

    Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      `(208) MOLALLA RIVER, OREGON-

        `(A) IN GENERAL- The following segments in the State of Oregon, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a recreational river:

          `(i) MOLALLA RIVER- The approximately 15.1-mile segment from the southern boundary line of T. 7 S., R. 4 E., sec. 19, downstream to the edge of the Bureau of Land Management boundary in T. 6 S., R. 3 E., sec. 7.

          `(ii) TABLE ROCK FORK MOLALLA RIVER- The approximately 6.2-mile segment from the easternmost Bureau of Land Management boundary line in the NE 1/4 sec. 4, T. 7 S., R. 4 E., downstream to the confluence with the Molalla River.

        `(B) WITHDRAWAL- Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal land within the boundaries of the river segments designated by subparagraph (A) is withdrawn from all forms of--

          `(i) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws;

          `(ii) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and

          `(iii) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.'.

SEC. 3. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

    Section 3(a)(102) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)(102)) is amended--

      (1) in the heading, by striking `SQUAW CREEK' and inserting `WHYCHUS CREEK';

      (2) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking `McAllister Ditch, including the Soap Fork Squaw Creek, the North Fork, the South Fork, the East and West Forks of Park Creek, and Park Creek Fork' and inserting `Plainview Ditch, including the Soap Creek, the North and South Forks of Whychus Creek, the East and West Forks of Park Creek, and Park Creek'; and

      (3) in subparagraph (B), by striking `McAllister Ditch' and inserting `Plainview Ditch'.

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