S.292 - Saguaro National Monument Expansion Act of 1991102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] (Introduced 01/30/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources | House - Interior and Insular Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 102-44; H.Rept 102-88|
|Latest Action:||06/19/1991 Became Public Law No: 102-61. (All Actions)|
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Text: S.292 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
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--S.292-- S.292 One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America AT THE FIRST SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-one An Act To expand the boundaries of the Saguaro National Monument. 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 `Saguaro National Monument Expansion Act of 1991'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. (a) FINDINGS- The Congress finds that the area generally to the south of the Rincon unit of the Saguaro National Monument contains-- (1) prime Sonoran desert habitat including an exceptionally rich area of Saguaro cactus and palo verde uplands; (2) an outstanding riparian corridor of large Arizona sycamores and cottonwoods; (3) important archaeological and cultural sites; and (4) important habitat for the desert tortoise, gila monster, javelina, and other species of reptiles, mammals, and birds. (b) PURPOSE- The purpose of this Act is to authorize the addition of approximately 3,540 acres to the Rincon unit of the Saguaro National Monument in order to protect, preserve, and interpret the monument's resources, and to provide for the education and benefit of the public. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Act, the term-- (1) `expansion area' means the approximately 3,540 acres to be added to the monument pursuant to this Act; (2) `monument' means the Saguaro National Monument; and (3) `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 4. EXPANSION OF MONUMENT BOUNDARIES. (a)(1) IN GENERAL- The monument boundaries are hereby revised to include the approximately 3,540 acres of lands and interests in land as generally depicted on the map entitled `Saguaro National Monument Enhanced Boundary', numbered 151/91,001-D, and dated September 1990. (2) The map referred to in paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (b) ACQUISITION OF LANDS- The Secretary is authorized to acquire lands and interests in lands within the monument boundary by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, exchange, or transfer from another Federal agency, except that lands or interests therein owned by the State of Arizona or any political subdivision thereof may be acquired only by donation or exchange. (c) ADMINISTRATION- Lands and interests in lands acquired pursuant to this Act shall be administered as part of the monument and shall be subject to all laws applicable to the monument. (d) AMENDMENT TO GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN- Within one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary is directed to amend the monument's general management plan with respect to the use and management of the expansion area. SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act. Speaker of the House of Representatives. Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.