Superior National Forest Restoration Act
This bill rescinds Public Land Order No. 7917 for Withdrawal of Federal Lands; Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties, MN, which bars mining operations on specified Forest Service lands in Minnesota.
The bill directs the Forest Service to
- complete necessary environmental and regulatory review for all mine plans of operations within the Superior National Forest within 18 months of submission; and
- reissue each cancelled mineral lease, preference right lease, and prospecting permit relating to lands within that forest.
A lease or permit reissued under this provision is not subject to judicial review.