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H Amdt 463 - Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals" - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (House) (187-241) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals"

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 761 that amends the definition of "strategic and critical minerals" to include only the minerals identified by the National Research Council as strategic and critical minerals.

Highlights:
  • Defines “strategic and critical minerals” as minerals identified by the National Research Council as strategic and critical and additional minerals identified as such by the Secretary of the Interior based on the National Research Council criteria.
  • Specifies that sand, gravel, and clay are to be excluded from the list of strategic and critical minerals.
  • Defines “mineral exploration or mine permit” as a mineral exploration or mine permit for strategic and critical minerals, including any plan of operation for strategic and critical minerals that is issued by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service.
Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals"

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