Text: H.R.4849 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-128 (06/05/2012)
[112th Congress Public Law 128]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 112-128
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue commercial use
authorizations to commercial stock operators for operations in
designated wilderness within the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National
Parks, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: June 5, 2012 - [H.R. 4849]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Sequoia and King
Canyon National Parks Backcountry Access Act.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Sequoia and King Canyon National
Parks Backcountry Access Act''.
SEC. 2. COMMERCIAL SERVICES AUTHORIZATIONS IN WILDERNESS WITHIN
THE SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS.
(a) <<NOTE: Analysis. Determination.>> Continuation of Authority.--
Until the date on which the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in
this Act as the ``Secretary'') completes any analysis and determination
required under the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the
Secretary shall continue to issue authorizations to provide commercial
services for commercial stock operations (including commercial use
authorizations and concession contracts) within any area designated as
wilderness in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (referred to
in this section as the ``Parks)'' at use levels determined by the
Secretary to be appropriate and subject to any terms and conditions that
the Secretary determines to be appropriate.
(b) Wilderness Stewardship Plan.-- <<NOTE: Deadline.>> Not later
than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary
shall complete a wilderness stewardship plan with respect to the Parks.
(c) Termination of Authority.--The authority of the Secretary to
issue authorizations under subsection (a) shall terminate on the earlier
(1) the date on which the Secretary begins to issue
authorizations to provide commercial services for commercial
stock operations within any areas designated as wilderness in
the Parks, as provided in a record of decision issued in
accordance with a wilderness stewardship plan completed under
subsection (b); or
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(2) the date that is 4 years after the date of enactment of
Approved June 5, 2012.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4849:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
Apr. 27, considered and passed House.
May 17, considered and passed Senate, amended.
May 18, House concurred in Senate amendment.