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National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017


National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017

Topic: Public Lands
Bill Description: This bill requires the President, before a national monument can be designated on public land, to obtain congressional approval, certify compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and determine that the state in which the monument is to be located has enacted legislation approving its designation.

The Department of the Interior may not implement restrictions on the public use of a national monument until the expiration of an appropriate review period providing for public input and congressional approval.
Bill Number: S. 132
Bill URL: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/132?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22%5C%22public+lands%5C%22%22%5D%7D&r=26
Bill Status: Committee
Alert Level: Low
Recommended action: None


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