Summary: H.R.2975 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House amended, Part II (06/15/1979)

(Reported to House from the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries with amendment, H. Rept. 96-182 (Part II))

Establishes the Channel Islands National Park in the State of California, and includes in such park San Miguel and Prince Islands, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara Islands and surrounding waters. Abolishes the Channel Islands National Monument. Makes it a part of the new Channel Islands National Park. Sets for the provisions for the acquisition of land for such park.

Directs the Secretary of Interior and the Secretary of Commerce to direct and develop, in cooperation with the State of California, a natural resources study report, including an inventory of all marine and terrestrial species in the park and recommendations for the protection of natural resources. Requires such report to be submitted to specified congressional committees.

Directs the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with the State of California for the management of those lands and waters within and adjacent to the natural park which are owned by the State of California.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to administer the park. Stipulates that any actions relating to marine mammals shall be performed by the Secretary of Commerce.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to submit to specified congressional committees a comprehensive general management plan for such park.

Directs the head of any Federal department or agency having jurisdiction over a proposed federally assisted undertaking affecting the lands and waters within or related to the park to first consult with the Secretary as to the effect of such undertaking on the purposes for which the park is established.

Directs the Secretary to report to the President as to the suitability of any area in the park for designation as wilderness within three years of enactment of this Act.