H.R. 761 - National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 761 PDF XML

    National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 (as reported)

    H. Rept. 113-138 Part 1 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-2 on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Agreed to by record vote of 231-190, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 229-192, on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

MANAGERS:Bishop/Hastings (FL)

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purposes of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendment printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratRequires 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.Made In Order
3Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratRequires a royalty of 8% for new hardrock mining operations on federal land. Revenue from royalty payments would be made available for reclamation of abandoned mine sites. Submitted
6Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratClarifies that mineral exploration and mine permits referenced in H.R. 761, only cover strategic and critical minerals.Submitted
4Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratRequires 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. Made In Order
5Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratRequires the mining applicant to pay for costs associated with the permitting process, extends the timeline for review of a permit application if the applicant is the cause of the delay, and requires that review of an application by a state shall include all requirements that would apply under the National Environmental Policy Act as performed by a Federal agency.Submitted
1Version 1Lowenthal (CA)DemocratClarifies 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.Made In Order
7Version 1Pearce (NM)RepublicanClarifies the intention of the bill that it will not impact Secretarial Order 3324, as it relates to oil/gas and potash. Made In Order
8Version 1Veasey (TX)DemocratLate Designates 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.Made In Order