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Reported to House without amendment (09/04/2002)

Los Padres National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2002 - Authorizes an exchange of approximately 340 acres held by the United Water Conservation District of California and approximately 420 acres of National Forest System lands. Allows the Secretary of Agriculture to reserve easements in the conveyance of National Forest System lands for access roads and trails, including perpetual unrestricted rights of pedestrian access to the Potholes trailhead of Los Padres National Forest.

Requires the Secretary to provide reasonable access to privately owned inholdings in the District lands acquired under this Act. Stipulates that the District must construct a gravel parking area for the Potholes trailhead, subject to the following requirements: (1) the District may reasonably regulate vehicular access to the trailhead; and (2) foot traffic to the trailhead shall be perpetual and unrestricted.

States that all special use authorizations and term easements issued by the Secretary with respect to the lands being conveyed by the Secretary shall not be renewed or reauthorized after the enactment of this Act.

Exempts water rights from this land exchange. Permits the District and the Secretary to equalize this exchange through a cash payment. Adds the District lands acquired under this Act to the Los Padres National Forest.