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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 1st Session                                                     104-60
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   WALNUT CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT BOUNDARY MODIFICATION ACT OF 1995

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 February 28, 1995.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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  Mr. Young of Alaska, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 562]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill 
(H.R. 562) to modify the boundaries of Walnut Canyon National 
Monument in the State of Arizona, having considered the same, 
report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that 
the bill as amended do pass.
  The amendment is as follows:
  Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu 
thereof the following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Walnut Canyon National Monument 
Boundary Modification Act of 1995''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

  (a) Findings.--The Congress finds that:
          (1) Walnut Canyon National Monument was established for the 
        preservation and interpretation of certain settlements and land 
        use patterns associated with the prehistoric Sinaguan culture 
        of northern Arizona.
          (2) Major cultural resources associated with the purposes of 
        Walnut Canyon National Monument are near the boundary and are 
        currently managed under multiple-use objectives of the adjacent 
        national forest. These concentrations of cultural resources, 
        often referred to as ``forts'', would be more effectively 
        managed as part of the National Park System.
  (b) Purpose.--The purpose of this Act is to modify the boundaries of 
the Walnut Canyon National Monument (hereafter in this Act referred to 
as the ``national monument'') to improve management of the national 
monument and associated resources.

SEC. 3. BOUNDARY MODIFICATION.

  Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, the boundaries of the 
national monument shall be modified as depicted on the map entitled 
``Boundary Proposal--Walnut Canyon National Monument, Coconino County, 
Arizona'', numbered 360/80,010, and dated September 1994. Such map 
shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of 
the Director of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. 
The Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, is authorized to make technical and clerical corrections 
to such map.

SEC. 4. ACQUISITION AND TRANSFER OF PROPERTY.

  The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire lands and 
interest in lands within the national monument, by donation, purchase 
with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange. Federal property 
within the boundaries of the national monument (as modified by this 
Act) is hereby transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the 
Secretary of the Interior for management as part of the national 
monument. Federal property excluded from the monument pursuant to the 
boundary modification under section 3 is hereby transferred to the 
administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture to be 
managed as a part of the Coconino National Forest.

SEC. 5. ADMINISTRATION.

  The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the 
National Park Service, shall manage the national monument in accordance 
with this Act and the provisions of law generally applicable to units 
of the National Park Service, including ``An Act to establish a 
National Park Service, and for other purposes'' approved August 25, 
1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1, 2-4).

SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

  There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be 
necessary to carry out this Act.

                          purpose of the bill

    The purpose of H.R. 562 is to modify the boundaries of the 
Walnut Canyon National Monument in the State of Arizona.

                  background and need for legislation

    Walnut Canyon National Monument was established by 
Presidential Proclamation in 1915 to preserve and protect 
numerous Sinaguan cliff dwellings and associated sites. The 
Monument was expanded in 1938 and again in 1956, and consists 
of 2300 acres, of which approximately 238 are privately owned. 
Significant Sinaguan resources remain outside the boundaries of 
the Monument, some under private ownership and some within the 
boundaries of the surrounding Coconino National Forest.
    Within Walnut Canyon are five areas where archeological 
sites are concentrated around natural promontories extending 
into the canyon; early archaeologists referred to these cites 
as ``forts.'' Three of the five forts are within the current 
boundaries; the two remaining are on Forest Service land 
adjacent to the Monument. The second fort is located on 
privately owned land within the boundary. A forty acre parcel 
adjacent to that land contains part of that fort as well as the 
Santa Fe Dam, which is listed on the National Register of 
Historic Places.
    H.R. 562 as reported modifies the boundaries of Walnut 
Canyon National Monument pursuant to a referenced map. The 
boundary modification would add approximately 1,292 acres to 
the Monument. Of these acres, approximately 1,239 will be 
administratively transferred from the Forest Service and 53 
acres are privately owned. In addition, approximately 54 acres 
would be deleted from the Monument and administratively 
transferred to the Forest Service to be managed as part of the 
Coconino National Forest. The Secretary of the Interior is 
authorized to acquire the privately-owned lands and interests 
in lands within the Monument, and is directed to manage the 
modified Monument as a unit of the National Park System. The 
legislation authorizes such sums as may be necessary to carry 
out the purposes of the Act.

                            committee action

    H.R. 562 was introduced by Mr. Hayworth from Arizona on 
January 18, 1995. The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee on 
National Parks, Forests and Lands. A hearing was held by the 
Subcommittee on H.R. 562 on January 24, 1995. At the 
Subcommittee markup on January 26, 1995, Mr. Hayworth offered 
an amendment to H.R. 562 which added 53 acres of private land 
to the Monument. The amendment was adopted by voice vote and 
the bill, as amended, was ordered reported to the Full 
Committee. At the Full Committee meeting on February 15, 1995, 
Mr. Hayworth offered an amendment to the bill which made a 
technical change in the map reference. This amendment was 
adopted by voice vote, and the bill, as amended, was ordered 
favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice 
vote, with the presence of a quorum.

            committee oversight findings and recommendations

    Pursuant to clause 2(l)(3) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and clause 2(b)(1) of rule X of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee's 
oversight findings and recommendations are reflected in the 
body of this report.

                     inflationary impact statement

    Pursuant to clause 2(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee estimates that the 
enactment of H.R. 562 will have no significant inflationary 
impact on prices and costs in the operation of the national 
economy.

                        cost of the legislation

    Clause 7(a) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires an estimate and a comparison by the 
Committee of the costs which would be incurred in carrying out 
H.R. 562. However, clause 7(d) of that Rule provides that this 
requirement does not apply when the Committee has included in 
its report a timely submitted cost estimate of the bill 
prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget Office 
under section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

                     compliance with house rule xi

    1. With respect to the requirements of clause 2(l)(3)(A) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Lands held a 
hearings on January 24, 1995, to modify the boundaries of 
Walnut Canyon National Monument and the oversight findings and 
recommendations of the Committee are reflected in this report.
    2. With respect to the requirement of clause 2(l)(3)(D) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee has received no report of oversight findings and 
recommendations from the Committee on Government Reform and 
Oversight on the subject of H.R. 562.
    3. With respect to the requirement of clause 2(l)(3)(C) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Committee has received the following cost estimate for H.R. 562 
from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.
               congressional budget office cost estimate
                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                 Washington, DC, February 23, 1995.
Hon. Don Young,
Chairman, Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, Washington, 
        DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 562, the Walnut Canyon National Monument Boundary 
Modification Act of 1995, as ordered reported by the House 
Committee on Resources on February 15, 1995. We estimate that 
implementing this bill would cost the Federal government less 
than $200,000, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts. 
H.R. 562 would not affect direct spending or receipts; 
therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would not apply.
    H.R. 562 would modify the boundaries of the Walnut Canyon 
National Monument in Arizona. Under section 4 of the bill, 
approximately 1239 acres of Forest Service land added to the 
monument would be transferred to National Park Service (NPS) 
jurisdiction, while about 54 acres of land excluded from the 
new boundary would be transferred to Forest Service 
jurisdiction. The new boundary also would encompass an 
additional 53 acres of privately owned land, which could be 
acquired by purchase, donation, or exchange.
    CBO estimates that the federal government could spend up to 
$200,000 if the NPS purchases the private acreage added to the 
park boundary. Based on information provided by the agency, 
however, it appears likely that this property would not be 
acquired for several years (if at all). Additional costs to 
survey, map, and manage the new park areas would not be 
significant.
    Enactment of this legislation would have no impact on the 
budgets of state or local governments.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Deborah Reis.
            Sincerely,
                                              James L. Blum
                              (For Robert D. Reischauer, Director).
                        changes in existing law
    If enacted, H.R. 562 would make no changes in existing law.
                          departmental reports
    The Committee has received no departmental reports on H.R. 
562.