S.1693 - Omnibus National Parks and Public Lands Act of 1988100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] (Introduced 09/17/1987)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources | House - Interior and Insular Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 100-367|
|Latest Action:||10/28/1988 For Further Action See S.2545. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1693 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
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Passed House amended (09/26/1988)
Omnibus National Parks and Public Lands Act of 1988 - Title I: Public Lands - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to take necessary actions to exchange specified lands with Phillips County, Montana, if the Secretary determines such exchange to be in the public interest.
Disclaims any intent to enlarge or diminish the responsibility of any party under State or Federal law for proper management of such lands or for management or actions related to hazardous substances or materials located on such lands. Requires the Secretary to advise appropriate Federal, State, and county officials, prior to consummating the exchange, of any information the Secretary has concerning hazardous substances or materials located on such lands.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) resurvey and prepare a new plat for the townsite of Veteran, Wyoming, to take into account the actual use of streets and alleys on such lands for designation as public reservations; and (2) patent such reservation lands to Goshen County.
Provides for an exchange of forest lands between Farmington City, Utah, and the Secretary of Agriculture. Directs the the Secretary of Agriculture, within three years of the date of enactment of this Act, to identify city or State lands which are suitable for transfer to the United States for national forest purposes. Specifies that any such lands exchanged shall be of equal value (as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture) or equalized by payment to or by the Secretary of Agriculture, as long as the payment does not exceed 25 percent of the total value of the lands transferred out of Federal ownership.
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriuclture, in lieu of such an exchange, to transfer by sale for fair market value such Federal lands to the city or State of Utah, as appropriate.
Withdraws all public lands within Kanab City, Utah, from all forms of entry and appropriation under the public lands laws, including the mining laws, and from operation of the mineral and geothermal leasing laws. Terminates such withdrawal five years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to determine which public lands withdrawn meet the disposal criteria specified in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and to notify Kanab City concerning such determination. Grants Kanab City, for the four-year period beginning on the date of enactment, the exclusive right to purchase any such withdrawn lands that the Secretary has determined to be suitable for disposal.
Provides for the public sale of such lands after the expiration of such period, but gives Kanab City the opportunity to meet the high bid offered by any other party.
Specifies that all such sales of public lands shall be for fair market value and subject to valid existing rights, as well as subject to any conditions to (or any patent issued in consequence of) such sale as the Secretary determines necessary or appropriate.
Authorizes the Secretary to release and quitclaim to the city of Riverdale, Utah, for fair market value all right, title, and interest of the United States in specified property, provided that the city requests such action within one year after the enactment of this Act. Provides that all funds received by the United States shall be credited to the land and water conservation fund of the Treasury and shall be available for expenditure under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a study to determine the feasibility and desirability of protecting and preserving lands and resources associated with the western terminus of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City, Oregon; (2) consult with interested Federal agencies and State and local bodies; (3) coordinate the study with applicable outdoor recreation plans and related plans for the preservation of historic and natural resources in the area; and (4) report his or her findings and recommendations to specified congressional committees. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to convey specified lands to the Catholic Diocese of Reno/Las Vegas, Nevada, for administrative cost. Reserves a right-of-way and construction easement to the United States.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a study to determine the feasibility of protecting and preserving certain cultural, historic, and natural resources associated with the coal mining heritage of southern West Virginia; (2) consult with interested Federal agencies, State and local government authorities, and nonprofit organizations; and (3) report to specified congressional committees. Specifies the area to be studied. Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to permit entry on desert lands which are part of a scenic easement area of the Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, to certain applicants who convey certain scenic easements to the United States.
Michigan Public Lands Improvement Act of 1988 - Grants to the State of Michigan the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to certain public uplands and islands in Michigan waters which were not subject to any claim on January 1, 1988.
Allows the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain other lands which were subject to a claim identified on the records of the Bureau of Land Management as of that date to the claimants following resolution of conflicting claims.
Deems title to public lands which, on the date of enactment of this Act, was subject to leases issued to the State of Michigan under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act to have vested in the State and to be exempt from Department of the Interior regulations governing leases under such Act. Allows the State to receive, under this Act, lands previously patented to the State under such Act by notifying the Secretary that it intends to relinquish such lands to the United States. Requires the Secretary to transfer such lands back to the State subject to the provisions of this Act, effective simultaneously with the State's relinquishment of such lands.
Authorizes the Secretary to sell and issue a patent to a tract of public land located in Michigan where the Secretary determines that: (1) such tract does not exceed 1,500 acres and is difficult and uneconomic to manage as part of the public lands and is not suitable for management by another Federal department or agency; and (2) such sale would not be inconsistent with land use plans developed in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Allows the Secretary, following adjudication of any claims, to convey such land at fair market value, less equities presented by an applicant for such conveyance (such as the amount paid for the land, longevity of the applicant's claim, and taxes paid on the land) and less the value of any improvements. Provides for description of tracts of such land conveyed on the approved Federal plat of survey. Authorizes the Secretary to either: (1) convey title to a qualified trustee, where a tract does not conform to an existing survey plat, in order to conform the legal description to such plat; or (2) require the applicant to reimburse the United States for the cost of preparing a plat of survey. Prohibits the sale of such lands unless the Secretary, before 30 days prior to such sale, publishes notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the tract is located.
Reserves to the United States all mineral rights in the lands transferred under this Act.
Prohibits the conveyance or transfer of such lands by Michigan to any person or entity other than a political subdivision of the State.
Authorizes the use of such lands only for purposes of public recreation or protection of fish, wildlife, plants, or other natural resources and values.
Directs the Secretary to take steps to notify Michigan residents of the uplands and islands to be granted or otherwise transferred to the State. Requires Michigan to notify the Secretary with regard to any grant or transfer of such lands by the State to a political subdivision. Requires the State to submit to the Secretary a report within five years of enactment of this Act, and every five years thereafter, as to the present ownership, management, and use of the lands granted or otherwise transferred.
Sets forth enforcement procedures.
Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction or responsibilities of the State with respect to fish and wildlife in any lands granted or transferred to the State under this Act.
Makes a private land survey conducted in 1955 the legal boundary survey for specified lands in Riverside County, California.
Provides for the reinstatement of the canceled entry of William A. Wright to certain lands in Lamar County, Alabama.
Waives the 160-acre limitation on conveyances under the Color-of-Title Act for any claim for a patent that may be filed under such Act for a specified parcel of land in Sumter County, Alabama.
Declares that the Southern Pacific Transportation Company has abandoned certain real property situated in Alameda County, California, forming a part of the right-of-way granted by the United States to the Central Pacific Railway Company. Retains all Federal right, title, and interest in such property for management by the Secretary of the Interior as a public recreational trail, and for other recreational purposes compatible with trail use. Exempts specified property embraced within a certain public highway from such Federal interest.
Reserves to the United States all oil, coal, or other minerals in such property, including prospecting, mining, and removal rights.
Restricts to public highway and related uses under California law that portion of the property embraced within a certain public highway. States that all rights and interests revert back to the United States if: (1) any portion of such property is used for purposes unauthorized by this Act; or (2) if an attempt is made to transfer ownership of such property to any party other than the State of California.
Mandates that lands within the Toiyabe National Forest (California) which have been used for purposes of the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center be retained as part of such National Forest. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to continue to make such lands available to the Marine Corps for such training center.
Directs that such lands be open to public recreation and other uses consistent with the primary purpose of the Mountain Warfare Training Center.
Transfers specified public lands in Nevada to the Secretary of Agriculture for inclusion in the Toiyabe or the Inyo National Forest. Transfers specified national forest lands to the Secretary of the Interior. Requires lands designated for inclusion in such Forests to be managed so as not to impair their suitability for wilderness designation.
Excludes such additional national forest lands from calculations for interstate (California and Nevada) but not intrastate (Nevada) distribution of the Twenty-Five Percent Fund.
Authorizes the Secretary to transfer land known as Wilbur Square to Boulder City, Nevada.
Amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the temporary use for specified military purposes of certain public lands in Alaska for up to three years.
Limits the use of public lands to areas where such use would not be inconsistent with the plans prepared pursuant to the FLPMA. Makes the using department responsible for any necessary cleanup and decontamination of the lands used and for any other terms and conditions which the Secretary may impose to minimize adverse impacts on the resources and values of such lands.
Provides for notification of the public where public safety may require closure to public use of any portion of such lands.
Recreation and Public Purposes Amendment of 1988 - Allows the Secretary of the Interior to convey lands which may be used by the applicant for the disposal of solid wastes or hazardous substances only if: (1) the Secretary determines that no hazardous substance is present on such land; (2) the applicant furnishes evidence that a copy of the application and information concerning the proposed use of such land has been provided to the Environmental Protection Agency and certain other State and Federal agencies; (3) the applicant gives a warranty that use of such land will be consistent with applicable State and Federal laws and that the applicant will hold the United States harmless from any liability; and (4) the applicant demonstrates that the land meets applicable State and local requirements and needs for solid waste or hazardous substance disposal.
Provides for a limited reverter which shall become permanent unless the lands have been used for the purposes specified in the application within five years after the date of conveyance.
Requires any party who has transferred ownership of any conveyed lands not used for such specified purposes to pay to the Secretary fair market value for such lands.
Provides that no lands covered by an issued patent shall revert to the United States if such lands have been used for the disposal of solid waste or hazardous substances.
Authorizes the Secretary, with respect to lands conveyed prior to enactment of this Act, to renounce the United States' reversionary interests in such lands upon finding that lands have been used for the disposal of solid waste or hazardous substances.
Authorizes the Secretary, with respect to lands leased prior to enactment of this Act, to convey in fee such leased lands without any provision for reversion to the United States upon finding that such lands have been used for the disposal of solid waste or hazardous substances.
Establishes the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Arizona. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to develop, within two years, a comprehensive management plan for such area to protect the natural riparian, wildlife, cultural, and recreational resources. Prohibits the issuing of new grazing permits for such area for 15 years.
Directs the Secretary to establish a San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area Advisory Committee.
Permits the Secretary to acquire land interests within the Area.
Requires the Secretary to report within five years, and every ten years thereafter, to the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the implementation of this Act.
Title II: Rivers and Trails - Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate Wildcat River, New Hampshire, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Wildcat River Advisory Commission to assist in implementing this Act. Terminates such commission ten years after enactment of this Act.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to permit access across the Buffalo National River (park), Arkansas, to certain owners of privately owned lands (as of September 1, 1987) outside the park on an annual fee basis.
Amends the National Trails System Act to provide for a study of the Coronado Trail, the route taken by the Spanish explorer through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, for inclusion in such System.
Requires the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a comprehensive river conservation study for a specified segment of the Columbia River, Washington. Requires the study to identify and evaluate the outstanding features of the river segment, including fish and wildlife, scenic, recreational, natural, historical, and cultural values, and examine alternatives for their preservation. Requires the Secretary to consult with State, local, and tribal governments with respect to the study and to provide for public comment.
Prohibits any Federal agency, for a period of eight years after enactment of this Act, from constructing any dam, channel, or related navigation project on the river segment.
Title III: National Park System - Designates certain lands within the Congaree Swamp National Monument, South Carolina, as the Congaree Swamp National Monument Wilderness. Designates certain other lands within the Mounument as potential wilderness additions.
Increases the acreage of the Monument to include an area known as the "Citizens Boundary Proposal for Congaree Swamp National Monument."
Provides additional funds for the acquisition of additional lands for such Monument. Authorizes appropriations for construction and development within the Monument.
Establishes the Zuni-Cibola National Historical Park in New Mexico. Authorizes the Secretary the Zuni-Cibola National Historical Park in New Mexico. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to accept a leasehold interest in trust lands of the Zuni Indian Reservation which are necessary for the establishment of such park. Provides for the management of the park by the Secretary. Authorizes the Secretary to accept concurrent jurisdiction from the Zuni Tribe with respect to law enforcement within the park.
Exempts all enrolled members of the Tribe from the payment of park admission fees.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with the Tribe for the purpose of providing training to Zuni members in the management and preservation of historical properties and needed public services on the Reservation. Directs the Secretary to give employment preference to tribal members with respect to park management.
Sets forth requirements with respect to Federal agency activities affecting the park.
Establishes the Zuni-Cibola National Historical Park Advisory Commission within the Department of the Interior. Provides that such Commission shall advise the Director of the National Park Service in the planning, management, and administration of the park. Authorizes the Commission to employ an administrative director.
Directs the Secretary to develop and transmit a park management plan to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Authorizes the Secretary to close the park to the public when tribal religious activities are scheduled.
Includes the Zuni-Cibola National Historical Park as an area to be accessed by the Masau Trail.
Establishes the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area along the Mississippi River in the St. Paul-Minneapolis Metropolitan Area, Minnesota.
Establishes the Mississippi River Coordinating Commission to assist Government authorities in developing and implementing a management plan for such lands and waters. Requires the Commission to submit a plan, within three years, to the Governor of Minnesota and the Secretary of the Interior for review and approval. Requires the Secretary to monitor such Area in the interim. Terminates the Commission after ten years. Authorizes the State, following the termination, to establish a State Commission to take over such Commission's functions.
Transfers Federal property within the Area to the Secretary, except for Army Engineer facilities for navigation and other buildings or structures currently in use.
Requires Federal entities to notify and receive the approval of the Secretary before engaging in any activities in or affecting such Area.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire land and interests in such Area, as specified.
Requires the Secretary to review local plans and ordinances and their enforcement to assure conformance to the plan.
Permits the Secretary to acquire lands without the owner's consent after appropriate notice and opportunity to cure a nonconforming plan or ordinance.
Permits owners of acquired improved residential property to retain the right to residential use for 25 years or the owner's death. Sets forth other terms and conditions for such use.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants for land acquisition and to provide technical assistance for programs.
Directs the Secretaries of the Army and the Interior to appoint representatives to a Tri-Rivers Management Board to coordinate development of the Mississippi, St.-Croix, and Minnesota Rivers within the St. Paul-Minneapolis Metropolitan Area, Minnesota. Authorizes appropriations.
Establishes the Natchez National Historical Park in Mississippi. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire land for such park by donations or exchange.
Requires the Secretary to transmit to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources a study of historic properties in the city of Natchez. Directs the Secretary, following completion of such study, but not later than one year after enactment of this Act, to establish historic districts in the city of Natchez. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with owners of properties located within such historic districts.
Requires the Secretary, within three complete fiscal years after enactment of this Act, to submit to such congressional committees a general management plan for the park. Requires the Secretary to study the feasibility of extending the Natchez Trace within the city of Natchez, including acceptance of donations of rights-of-way. Requires the Secretary, within one year after enactment of this Act, to transmit such study to such congressional committees.
Establishes the Natchez National Historical Park Advisory Commission to consult with the Secretary on the management and development of the park.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to acquire two parcels of land in Florida under authority of the Act to establish the Canaveral National Seashore. Directs the Secretary to manage such parcels for: (1) the protection and interpretation of Seminole Indian archaeological and historic resources; and (2) the establishment of an administrative headquarters and visitor center for the Seashore.
Increases appropriations authorized for the development of public facilities for the Seashore.
Authorizes appropriations to carry out this Act.
Removes the restriction which prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from acquiring in fee by purchase or condemnation more than 600 acres of Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland. Amends the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 to remove additional restrictions which authorized only certain scenic easement acquisitions.
Establishes the Hamilton Grange National Memorial in the State of New York. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) acquire land, interests therein, and improvements thereon within the boundaries of the memorial by donation; (2) reimburse the owner of such property a specified amount for administrative costs for the transfer; and (3) acquire associated personal property.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) administer the memorial as a unit of the National Park System; and (2) submit a general management plan to specified congressional committees within three complete fiscal years after enactment of this Act. Authorizes appropriations.
Establishes the Poverty Point National Monument in Louisiana. Requires the Secretary of the Interior, within two years after enactment of this Act, to develop and implement a management plan for such monument. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with institutions of higher education and professional societies to conduct further research on Poverty Point, its people, and their culture.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire lands for the establishment of such monument.
Establishes the Poverty Point National Monument Advisory Commission.
Prohibits the use of Federal lands to expand any reservoir within Yosemite National Park without specific congressional authorization.
Establishes the Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National Heritage Corridor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Establishes the Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission to assist appropriate Federal, State, and local authorities in the development and implementation of an integrated resource management plan for the Corridor.
Directs the Commission, within one year after it conducts its first meeting, to submit to the Secretary of the Interior a Cultural Heritage and Corridor Management Plan which: (1) provides an inventory of Corridor property to be preserved and restored because of its national historic or cultural significance; (2) develops a historic interpretive plan; and (3) recommends policies for resource management of the Corridor.
Terminates the Commission in five years, with a possible five-year extension.
Requires the Secretary to approve or disapprove the Commission's Plan within 60 days after its receipt. Directs the Secretary, following plan approval, to assist the Commission in producing interpretive materials.
Requires any Federal entity conducting activities affecting Canal flows or Corridor natural resources to consult and cooperate with the Secretary and the Commission.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to designate the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Route, a vehicular tour route along existing public roads linking natural and cultural sites in New Jersey. Directs the Secretary to complete and report to the appropriate congressional committees within one year a comprehensive inventory of route sites and a general plan. Requires intergovernmental consultation and public participation in the preparation of such inventory and plan.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance in the development of interpretive materials and conservation methods. Requires that the route be marked with appropriate markers for the public.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish the National Park of American Samoa. Provides for the management of such park. Directs the Secretary to establish an Advisory Board to provide advice on such management.
Requires the Secretary and the Governor of American Samoa to review, at least once every ten years, the operation and management of the park. Authorizes appropriations.
Amends the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study and recommend appropriate initiatives to provide an educational and interpretative program for the Pinelands National Reserve, New Jersey. Requires the Secretary to study New Jersey's Pinelands Development Credit Bank, Pinelands Development Credit System, and Pinelands Municipal Council and submit to the Congress any recommendations for the improvement of their operations. Provides Federal funds for 50 percent of the cost for land acquisition within the Reserve.
Establishes in the Department of the Interior the Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission to make loans or grants to preserve and protect sites which are related to the industrial development of southwestern Pennsylvania. Requires the Commission to coordinate government activities and develop project guidelines and standards consistent with standards established by the National Park Service for the preservation of historic properties. Requires the Commission to report annually to the Secretary of the Interior on loans, grants, expenses, and income. Requires the Secretary to report annually to the Congress on loans, grants, and other technical assistance provided under this Act. Directs the Commission to require and submit to appropriate congressional committees detailed cost estimates for projects to be funded. Terminates the Commission in ten years. Authorizes appropriations. Makes such funds available only to the extent they are matched by equivalent funds from non-Federal sources.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to designate a vehicular tour route in southwestern Pennsylvania, to be known as the Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Heritage Route, linking sites of historic, cultural, natural, and recreational interest. Authorizes the Secretary to erect informational markers, to accept donations of informational devices, and to provide technical assistance in the development of interpretive devices and materials. Authorizes appropriations. Prohibits using such funds for the maintenance of roads or related structures.
Includes specified lands within the boundary of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. Authorizes appropriations for the construction of a fence to protect the natural and cultural resources of such lands.
Redesignates the Salinas National Monument, New Mexico, as the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain lands within the John Muir National Historic Site, California, to be administered as part of the Site. Directs the Secretary to acquire only such interests in the John Muir grave site as may be necessary to preserve the site in its present undeveloped condition and to provide maintenance of the site. Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, to enter into a cooperative agreement with the East Bay Regional Park District of Oakland, California, for the operation and maintenance by such District of trails on lands within such historic site.
Increases the authorization of appropriations for the acquisition of land for the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, New York.
Title IV: Miscellaneous Provisions - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to establish the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center. Specifies lands to be donated by the State of Montana for the establishment of such center. Provides that such lands shall revert to the State of Montana if the Secretary uses such lands for any purpose other than those authorized under this Act.
Requires the Secretary to administer the Center in a manner that will best provide for the interpretation of the accomplishments of the Lewis and Clark Expedition along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in Montana. Directs the Secretary, within two years after the establishment of the Center, to submit to specified House and Senate committees a plan for development and interpretation of the Center.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into: (1) cooperative agreements with the State of Montana for rescue, firefighting, and law enforcement services with respect to the Center; and (2) cooperative agreements with Federal, State, or local public agencies for the development and operation of facilities and services in furtherance of this Act. Encourages the Secretary, with Montana, to develop a cooperative management plan for the entire Giant Springs Park.
Authorizes and directs the Secretary to enter into an agreement with the Portage Route chapter of the Lewis and Clark Heritage Foundation or a similarly affiliated organization to provide educational materials to the public that highlight the travels of Lewis and Clark or other historical features of the area.
Authorizes appropriations, including specified sums for the construction of the Center.
Requires the Secretary of the Interior to act through the Bureau of Land Management (the National Park Service under current law) to construct and operate a visitor facility in or near Fort Benton under the Missouri River area management plan.
Amends the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (the Act) to revise the definition of "archaeological resource" to eliminate the condition that an item be "of archaeological interest."
Prohibits attempts at (as well as acts of) excavation, removal, damage, or other alteration or defacement of any archaeological resource located on public or Indian lands, without a permit.
Lowers to $500 (currently $5,000) the threshold commercial or archaeological value of an archaeological resource (including cost of restoration or repair) above which, for certain violations of the Act, specified criminal penalties are mandated.
Directs each Federal land manager to: (1) establish a program to increase public awareness of the significance of, and the need to protect, archaeological resources located on public lands and Indian lands; and (2) report annually to specified congressional committees on actions taken under such program.
Designates specified lands in the Olympic National Park, Washington, as the Olympic Wilderness and a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to maintain and replace, as appropriate, the Wolf Creek underground powerline to Hurricane Ridge.
Authorizes funds to the Secretary to make payment to the Clallam County Historical Society and Museum of Port Angeles, Washington, as compensation for: (1) its interest in the National Park Service visitor center, Pioneer Memorial Museum, and Olympic National Park, Washington; and (2) its participation in the construction of the Pioneer Memorial Museum.
Revises provisions relating to the forfeiture of property used in connection with killing, trapping, capturing, or damaging animals or plants in the Park.
Directs the Secretary to complete a study for the location of a year-round visitor center in the Kalaloch area of the Olympic National Park.
Designates specified lands in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Washington, as the Stephen Mather Wilderness and a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Provides that no law shall affect the jurisdiction of the Federal Power Commission to proceed with specified hydroelectric projects within the Park.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire lands outside of the Park for the construction of a back country information center and a headquarters site for such park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
Revises provisions relating to mineral resources and renewable natural resource use within the recreation areas of the Park.
Designates specified lands in the Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, as the Mount Rainier Wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Sets forth provisions relating to the administration of the wilderness areas and Park lands.
Authorizes the Secretary to maintain and replace as necessary the powerline from Longmire to Paradise.
Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to set forth provisions regarding the boundaries of the Klickitat River, Washington.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, to take such actions as are necessary to protect cave resources on Federal lands, including: (1) restricting the use of such resources; (2) entering into volunteer management agreements with the caving community; and (3) appointing advisory committees. Requires that such resources be considered in subsequent land management plans. Authorizes the Secretary to disturb such resources and to exempt certain caves on Federal or Indian lands from the protections of this Act if deemed appropriate.
Restricts the release of information concerning the nature or location of any Federal cave. Requires the Secretary to provide such information to the Governor of a State in which a cave resource is located and permits such release to a bona fide research institution if requested in writing along with a commitment to protect the confidentiality of such information.
Establishes a permit program for the collection or removal of natural resources from caves on Federal or Indian lands. Requires a permittee to post a bond or cash deposit to offset potential damage and to ensure compliance with this Act. Revokes permits for violations of this Act or permit conditions. Requires the Secretary of the Interior to delegate permit authority to an Indian tribe for caves on Indian lands at a tribe's request.
Requires a tribe's permission before the removal of any cave resource on such tribe's land. Entitles a tribe to notice before the issuance of a permit if the Secretary determines that possible harm or destruction of a religious or cultural site may occur.
Excludes Federal cave resources within the National Park or Wildlife Refuge Systems from this program.
Imposes criminal penalties for the alteration of a cave or interference with cave resources, including the sale or exchange of cave resources removed without permission. Establishes civil penalties for violations of this Act or permit conditions.
Authorizes appropriations. Places permit fees and fines in a special fund in the Treasury for cave resource management.
Requires each Secretary to issue regulations implementing the provisions of this Act.