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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58)

An Act to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes. This Act, otherwise known as The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, reauthorizes the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. Click on the link below to view the complete Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

SEC. 40202. NATIONAL COOPERATIVE GEOLOGIC MAPPING PROGRAM.

  (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 4(d) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 U.S.C. 31c(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
     

‘‘(4) ABANDONED MINE LAND AND MINE WASTE COMPONENT.—
          ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The geologic mapping program shall include an abandoned mine land and mine waste geologic mapping component, the objective of which shall be to establish the geologic framework of abandoned mine land and other land containing mine waste.
          ‘‘(B) MAPPING PRIORITIES.—For the component described in subparagraph (A), the priority shall be mapping abandoned mine land and other land containing mine waste where multiple critical mineral (as defined in section 7002(a) of the Energy Act of 2020 (30 U.S.C. 1606(a))) and metal commodities are anticipated to be present, rather than single mineral resources.’’.

  (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Section 9(a) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 U.S.C. 31h(a)) is amended by striking ‘‘2023’’ and inserting ‘‘2031’’.