Summary: S.1971 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1971. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (08/05/2015)

California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act

This bill expands the boundary of the California Coastal National Monument to include specified federal lands in Humboldt, Santa Cruz, and San Luis Obispo Counties in California.

The Department of the Interior shall amend the Monument management plan for the long-term protection and management of the federal land so added.

Interior may acquire nonfederal land or interests within or adjacent to the added federal land only through exchange, donation, or purchase from a willing seller.

Interior must ensure the protection of Indian sacred sites and traditional cultural properties in the Monument and provide access by members of Indian Tribes for traditional cultural and customary uses.

The Monument shall be managed as part of the National Landscape Conservation System.

Interior shall establish an advisory council for each unit of the added federal land to advise on the implementation of the management plan.

Certain rocks, pinnacles, reefs, and islands in the Pacific Ocean within a mile of the coast of Orange County, California, are made part of the California Coastal National Monument, and their current temporary reservation is repealed.

Likewise repealed is the lighthouse reservation with respect to the San Juan and San Mateo Rocks and the two rocks in the vicinity of Laguna Beach, off the coast of Orange County.