Text: H.R.4849 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 112-128 (06/05/2012)

 
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Public Law 112-128
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
    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 
of--
            (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 
        this Act.

    Approved June 5, 2012.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4849:
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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.

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