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                                                        Calendar No. 27
108th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     108-15

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 RANCHO CORRAL DE TIERRA GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA BOUNDARY 
                             ADJUSTMENT ACT

                                _______
                                

                 March 5, 2003.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

   Mr. Domenici, from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 302]

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to which was 
referred the bill (S. 302) to revise the boundaries of the 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the State of 
California, to restore and extend the term of the advisory 
commission for the recreation area, and for other purposes, 
having considered the same, reports favorably thereon without 
amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.

                         Purpose of the Measure

    The purpose of S. 302 is to provide for the acquisition of 
approximately 4,762 acres of land for addition to the Golden 
Gate National Recreation Area in the State of California, to 
restore and extend the term of the advisory commission for the 
recreation area for ten years, and for other purposes.

                          Background and Need

    Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) encompasses 
approximately 74,000 acres in several units in Marin, San 
Francisco, and San Mateo counties in northern California. The 
park's boundaries have been expended several times since its 
establishment in 1972 to provide for the inclusion of 
additional lands. The most recent addition occurred in 2000, 
when 1,500 acres were added to the park.
    S. 302 would expand the GGNRA boundaries to include 
approximately 4,762 acres in San Mateo County, known generally 
as the ``Rancho Corral de Tierra'' property. Although 
negotiations to acquire these properties were occurring at the 
time of the 2000 additions, they were not completed in time for 
inclusion in that legislation.
    The lands to be added to the GGNRA by S. 320 include 
Montara Mountain and other coastal ridges. Rising 2,000 feet 
from the nearby coast, the mountain ridges contain the 
headwaters and most of the watershed for four coastal stream 
systems, and provide an important riparian habitat for 
threatened species such as the California red-legged frog and 
San Francisco garter snake. Montara Mountain is home to two 
plant species that are found nowhere else in the world: the 
Montara manzanita and blue lupine. The area also provides 
important open space and scenic values, with views over the 
entire San Francisco Bay area.

                          Legislative History

    S. 302 was introduced by Senators Feinstein and Boxer on 
February 5, 2003. Similar legislation, S. 941, was introduced 
by Senator Feinstein during the 107th Congress on May 23, 2002. 
The Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing on S. 941 on 
July 26, 2001. At it business meeting on August 2, 2001, the 
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources ordered S. 941 
favorably reported with amendments. S. 941 passed the Senate by 
unanimous consent on October 17, 2001. The House of 
Representatives passed the bill amended with several unrelated 
measures on September 24, 2002. The Senate agreed to the House 
amendment with an additional amendment on November 19, 2002.
    At the business meeting on February 26, 2003, the Committee 
on Energy and Natural Resources ordered S. 302 favorably 
reported.
    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, in open 
business session on February 26, 2003, by a unanimous vote of a 
quorum present, recommends that the Senate pass S. 302 as 
described herein.

                      Section-by-Section Analysis

    Section 1 titles the Act the ``Rancho Corral de Tierra 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act.''
    Section 2(a) amends the enabling Act for the Golden Gate 
National Recreation Area (Public Law 92-589; 16 U.S.C. 460bb-
1(a)) to include several parcels comprising approximately 4,500 
acres of land, including properties known as ``Rancho Corral de 
Tierra'' within the boundaries of the park. Lands and interests 
in lands constituting the Devil's Slide Tunnel alternative, are 
not included in the addition. The Secretary of the Interior is 
directed to modify the boundary map entitled ``Rancho Corral de 
Tierra Additions to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area'' 
to reflect the exclusion of the Devil's Slide Tunnel 
alternative from the park.
    Subsection (b) amends section 5(g) of the enabling Act to 
extend the termination date for the GGNRA Advisory Commission 
by ten years beginning on the date of enactment of this bill.

                   Cost and Budgetary Considerations

    The following estimate of the cost of this measure has been 
provided by the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, March 5, 2003.
Hon. Pete V. Domenici,
Chairman, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,
U.S. Senate, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for S. 302, the Rancho 
Corral de Tierra Golden Gate National Recreation Area Boundary 
Adjustment Act.
    If you with further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Deborah Reis.
            Sincerely,
                                       Douglas Holtz-Eakin,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

S. 302--Rancho Corral de Tierra Golden Gate National Recreation Area 
        Boundary Adjustment Act

    S. 302 would modify the boundary of the Golden Gate 
National (Recreation Area (GGNRA) in California. Assuming 
appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that 
implementing this legislation would cost the federal government 
about $21 million over the next few years and $0.3 million 
annually thereafter. Enactment of S. 302 would not affect 
revenues or direct spending.
    The bill contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would impose no costs on state, local or tribal governments.
    S. 302 would add to the GGNRA the 4,262-acre Rancho Corral 
de Tierra and over 300 acres of property in the Devil's Slide 
area. CBO estimates that the National Park Service (NPS) would 
spend $15 million to purchase the Rancho Corral de Tierra from 
the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), a local nonprofit 
organization, which required the property in 2001 for $29.7 
million. (We expect that the organization would recover the 
balance of the land's purchase price from private and state 
sources.) The cost of acquiring land within the Devil's Slide 
area is less certain because formal property appraisals have 
not yet been completed and because it is unclear how much of 
this acreage might be acquired by the state of California for a 
proposed highway diversion. CBO estimates that private lands 
added to the NRA boundary that are not acquired by California 
would be purchased by the NPS at a cost of about $5 million 
over the next few years.
    CBO estimates that the cost to develop the property 
acquired under S. 302 would be about $0.5 million, and that 
annual costs to administer the new lands would be $0.3 million. 
S. 302 also would extend the term of the GGNRA's advisory 
commission (which expired on December 31, 2002) for an 
additional 10 years. The extension would have no significant 
effect on the federal budget.
    This estimate is based on information provided by the NPS, 
POST, and local authorities. For this estimate, we have assumed 
that all funds would be appropriated as necessary for land 
acquisition, development, and ongoing expenses.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Deborah Reis. 
The estimate was approved by Robert A. Sunshine, Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.

                      Regulatory Impact Evaluation

    In compliance with paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee makes the following 
evaluation of the regulatory impact which would be incurred in 
carrying out S. 302. The bill is not a regulatory measure in 
the sense of imposing Government-established standards or 
significant economic responsibilities on private individuals 
and businesses.
    No personal information would be collected in administering 
the program. Therefore, there would be no impact on personal 
privacy.
    Little, if any, additional paperwork would result from the 
enactment of S. 302, as ordered reported.

                        Executive Communications

    On February 26, 2003, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources requested legislative reports from the Department of 
the Interior and the Office of Management and Budget setting 
forth Executive agency recommendations on S. 302. These reports 
had not been received at the time the report on S. 302 was 
filed. When the reports become available, the Chairman will 
request that they be printed in the Congressional Record for 
the advice of the Senate.

                        Changes in Existing Law

    In compliance with paragraph 12 of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, changes in existing law made by 
the bill S. 302, as ordered reported, are shown as follows 
(existing law proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black 
brackets, new matter is printed in italic, existing law in 
which no change is proposed is shown in roman):

                           Public Law 92-589


  AN ACT To establish the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the 
              State of California, and for other purposes

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

ESTABLISHMENT

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SEC. 2. COMPOSITION AND BOUNDARIES.

    (a) Areas Included and Excluded.--
          [The recreation area shall comprise] (1) Initial 
        lands.--The recreation area shall compromise the lands, 
        waters, and submerged lands generally depicted on the 
        map entitled: ``Revised Boundary Map, Golden Gate 
        National Recreation Area'', numbered NRA-GG-80,003-K 
        and dated October 1978, plus those areas depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Point Reyes and GGNRA Amendments and 
        dated October 25, 1979''. The authority of the 
        Secretary to acquire lands in the tract known as San 
        Francisco Assessor's Block number 1592 shall be limited 
        to an area of not more than one and nine-tenths acres. 
        Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, 
        the Secretary shall not acquire the Marin County 
        Assessor's parcels numbered 199-181-01, 199-181-06, 
        199-181-08, 199-181-13, and 199-181-14, located in the 
        Muir Beach portion of the recreation area. For the 
        purposes of this subchapter, the southern end of the 
        town of Marshall shall be considered to be the Marshall 
        Boat Works. [The following additional lands are also 
        hereby included within the boundaries of the recreation 
        area: Marin County Assessor's parcel numbered 119-040-
        04, 119-040-05, 119-040-18, 166-202-03, 166-010-06, 
        166-010-07, 166-010-24, 166-010-25, 119-240-19, 166-
        010-10, 166-010-22, 119-240-03, 119-240-51, 119-240-52, 
        119-240-54, 166-101-12, 166-010-13, and 119-235-10. The 
        recreation area shall also include the lands and waters 
        in San Mateo County generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Sweeney Ridge Addition, Golden Gate National 
        Recreation Area'', numbered NRA GG-80,000-A, and dated 
        May 1980. The recreation area shall also include those 
        lands acquired pursuant to the Golden Gate National 
        Recreational Area Addition Act of 1992. The recreation 
        area shall also include the lands generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Additions to Golden Gate National 
        Recreation Area'', numbered NPS-80,076, and dated July 
        2000/PWR-PLRPC.]
          (2) Additional lands.--In addition to the lands 
        described in paragraph (1), the recreation area shall 
        include the following:
                  (A) The parcels numbered by the Assessor of 
                Marin County, California, 119-040-04, 199-040-
                05, 119-040-18, 166-202-03, 166-010-06, 166-
                010-07, 166-010-24, 166-010-25, 119-240-19, 
                166-010-10, 166-010-22, 119-240-03, 119-240-51, 
                119-240-52, 119-240-54, 166-010-12, 166-010-13, 
                and 119-235-10.
                  (B) Lands and waters in San Mateo County 
                generally depicted on the map entitled 
                ``Sweeney Ridge Addition, Golden Gate National 
                Recreation Area'', numbered NRA GG-80,000-A, 
                and dated May 1980.
                  (C) Lands acquired under the Golden Gate 
                National Recreation Area Addition Act of 1992 
                (16 U.S.C. 460bb-1 note; Public Law 102-299).
                  (D) Lands generally depicted on the map 
                entitled ``Additions to Golden Gate National 
                Recreation Area'', numbered NPS-80-076, and 
                dated July 2000/PWR-PLRPC.
                  (E) Lands generally depicted on the map 
                entitled ``Rancho Corral de Tierra Additions to 
                the Golden Gate National Recreation Area'', 
                numbered NPS-80,079C and dated January 2003, 
                except that lands and interests in lands 
                constituting the Devil's Slide Tunnel 
                alternative are not included in the recreation 
                area. The Secretary shall modify the boundary 
                map referred to in this subparagraph to reflect 
                the exclusion of such lands and interests in 
                lands.
          (3) Acquisition limitation.--The Secretary may 
        acquire land described in paragraph (2)(E) only from a 
        willing seller.

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    (g) The Commission shall [cease to exist ten years after 
the enactment of this Act.] terminate at the end of the 10-year 
period beginning on the date of the enactment of the Rancho 
Corral de Tierra Golden Gate National Recreation Area Boundary 
Adjustment Act.