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Public Law No: 108-483 (12/23/2004)

 
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Public Law 108-483
108th Congress

                                 An Act


 
    To authorize the exchange of certain land in Everglades National 
              Park. <<NOTE: Dec. 23, 2004 -  [H.R. 3785]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Florida.>> assembled,

SECTION 1. EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK.

    Section 102 of the Everglades National Park Protection and Expansion 
Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 410r-6) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``The park boundary'' and inserting 
                the following:
            ``(1) In general.--The park boundary'';
                    (B) by striking ``The map'' and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(2) Availability of map.--The map''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Acquisition of additional land.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary may acquire from 1 
                or more willing sellers not more than 10 acres of land 
                located outside the boundary of the park and adjacent to 
                or near the East Everglades area of the park for the 
                development of administrative, housing, maintenance, or 
                other park purposes.
                    ``(B) Administration; applicable law.--On 
                acquisition of the land under subparagraph (A), the land 
                shall be administered as part of the park in accordance 
                with the laws (including regulations) applicable to the 
                park.''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(h) Land Exchanges.--
            ``(1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                    ``(A) Administrator.--The term `Administrator' means 
                the Administrator of General Services.
                    ``(B) County.--The term `County' means Miami-Dade 
                County, Florida.
                    ``(C) County land.--The term `County land' means the 
                2 parcels of land owned by the County totaling 
                approximately 152.93 acres that are designated as `Tract 
                605-01' and `Tract 605-03'.
                    ``(D) District.--The term `District' means the South 
                Florida Water Management District.
                    ``(E) District land.--The term `District land' means 
                the approximately 1,054 acres of District land located 
                in the Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area 
                and identified on the map as `South Florida Water 
                Management District Exchange Lands'.

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                    ``(F) General services administration land.--The 
                term `General Services Administration land' means the 
                approximately 595.28 acres of land designated as `Site 
                Alpha' that is declared by the Department of the Navy to 
                be excess land.
                    ``(G) Map.--The term `map' means the map entitled 
                `Boundary Modification for C-111 Project, Everglades 
                National Park', numbered 160/80,007A, and dated May 18, 
                2004.
                    ``(H) National park service land.--The term 
                `National Park Service land' means the approximately 
                1,054 acres of land located in the Rocky Glades area of 
                the park and identified on the map as `NPS Exchange 
                Lands'.
            ``(2) Exchange of general services administration land and 
        county land.--The Administrator shall convey to the County fee 
        title to the General Services Administration land in exchange 
        for the conveyance by the County to the Secretary of fee title 
        to the County land.
            ``(3) Exchange of national park service land and district 
        land.--
                    ``(A) In general.--As soon as practicable after the 
                completion of the exchange under paragraph (2), the 
                Secretary shall convey to the District fee title to the 
                National Park Service land in exchange for fee title to 
                the District land.
                    ``(B) Use of national park service land.--The 
                National Park Service land conveyed to the District 
                shall be used by the District for the purposes of the C-
                111 project, including restoration of the Everglades 
                natural system.
                    ``(C) Boundary adjustment.--On completion of the 
                land exchange under subparagraph (A), the Secretary 
                shall modify the boundary of the park to reflect the 
                exchange of the National Park Service land and the 
                District land.
            ``(4) Availability of map.--The map shall be on file and 
        available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of 
        the National Park Service.''.

SEC. 2. BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE.

    Subsection (d)(3) of the first section of Public Law 93-440 (16 
U.S.C. 698f) is amended by striking ``The amount described

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in paragraph (1)'' and inserting ``The amount described in paragraph 
(2)''.

    Approved December 23, 2004.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3785 (S. 2046):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 108-516 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-298 accompanying S. 2046 (Comm. on Energy and 
Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
            July 19, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 8, considered and passed Senate.

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