To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Neches River in the State of Texas for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic River 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 ``Upper Neches River Wild and Scenic Study Act''.
SEC. 2. POTENTIAL ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVER SYSTEM.
(a) In General.--Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(141) Neches river, texas.--The approximately 225-mile segment of the main stem of the Neches River from the dam forming Lake Palestine in Anderson and Cherokee Counties to the flood pool elevation of B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir in Jasper and Tyler Counties, Texas.''. (b) Study and Report.--Section 5(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(20) Neches river, texas.-- ``(A) In general.--Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the Secretary shall-- ``(i) complete the study of the portion of the Neches River described in subsection (a)(141) (referred to in this paragraph as the `study area'); and ``(ii) submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report containing the results of the study. ``(B) Private property and recreation.--Nothing in subsection (a)(141) (or the subsequent inclusion...