Text: H.R.7098 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/04/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7098


To expand the boundary of Saguaro National Park, to study additional land for future adjustments to the boundary of the park, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 4, 2020

Mr. Grijalva (for himself and Mr. O'Halleran) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To expand the boundary of Saguaro National Park, to study additional land for future adjustments to the boundary of the park, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Saguaro National Park Boundary Expansion and Study Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Boundary of saguaro national park.

Section 4 of the “Saguaro National Park Establishment Act of 1994” (Public Law 103–364; 108 Stat. 3467) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) by inserting “(1)” before “The boundaries of the park”; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) (A) The boundary of the park is further modified to include approximately 1,150 acres, generally depicted, in the aggregate, as—

“(i) ‘Proposed addition’ on the map titled ‘Saguaro National Park_ Proposed Boundary Adjustment’, numbered 151/80,045G, and dated January 23, 2020;

“(ii) ‘Proposed addition’ on the map titled ‘Saguaro National Park_ Saguaro West—Tucson Mountain District_Proposed Boundary Adjustment’, numbered 151/80,045G, and dated January 23, 2020; and

“(iii) ‘Proposed addition’ on the map titled ‘Saguaro National Park__Saguaro East—Rincon Mountain District__Proposed Boundary Adjustment’, numbered 151/80,045G, and dated January 23, 2020.

“(B) The maps referred to in subparagraph (A) shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.”;

(2) by striking subsection (b)(2) and inserting the following new paragraphs:

“(2) The Secretary may, with the consent of the State of Arizona and in accordance with Federal and State law, acquire land or interests therein owned by the State of Arizona within the boundary of the park.

“(3) If the Secretary is unable to acquire the State land under paragraph (2), the Secretary may enter into an agreement that would allow the National Park Service to manage State land within the boundary of the park.”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(d) Boundary study.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall conduct a study to identify lands that would be a part of any future boundary adjustments for the park.

“(2) CRITERIA.—The study shall examine the natural, cultural, recreational, and scenic values and characters of lands identified under paragraph (1).

“(3) REPORT.—Not later than 2 years after the date funds are made available for the study under this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the study.”.


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