H.R. 3476: To reauthorize the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission

H.R. 3476

To reauthorize the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission

Date
October 13, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3476 on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 3476 was introduced on July 31, 2009, by Rep. Robert Garrett (R-NJ) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which took no official action.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3476 would reauthorize the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission through October 30, 2018. In addition, the legislation would retroactively grant authority to the Commission from October 30, 2008, when the last reauthorization expired.

Background

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area cuts through approximately 40 miles along the Delaware River through the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and includes 67,000 acres of the Delaware River Valley and 100 miles of trails. According to the National Park Service, "The Citizen Advisory Commission was established by Congress on October 31, 1988, and reauthorized in 1998. The Commission advises the Secretary of the Interior on matters pertaining to the management and operation of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, as well as on other matters affecting its surrounding communities." The Commission consists of 11 volunteer members who hold five public meetings each year.

Cost

A CBO score for H.R. 3476 was not yet available at press time.