Text: H.R.3785 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 108-483 (12/23/2004)
[108th Congress Public Law 483]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 108-483
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
``(1) In general.--The park boundary'';
(B) by striking ``The map'' and inserting the
``(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
(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
``(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,
``(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
``(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
``(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
``(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
``(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
Approved December 23, 2004.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3785 (S. 2046):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 108-516 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-298 accompanying S. 2046 (Comm. on Energy and
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
July 19, considered and passed House.
Dec. 8, considered and passed Senate.