S 427

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 427

To withdraw certain land located in Clark County, Nevada, from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 1, 2011

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


A BILL

To withdraw certain land located in Clark County, Nevada, from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials, 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 `Sloan Hills Withdrawal Act'.

SEC. 2. WITHDRAWAL OF SLOAN HILLS AREA OF CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA.

    (a) Definition of Federal Land- In this section, the term `Federal land' means the land identified as the `Withdrawal Zone' on the map entitled `Sloan Hills Withdrawal Area' and dated February 24, 2011.

    (b) Withdrawal- Subject to valid rights in existence on the date of introduction of this Act, the Federal land is withdrawn from all forms of--

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

      (2) disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.

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