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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-139

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       CALIFORNIA COASTAL NATIONAL MONUMENT EXPANSION ACT OF 2013

                                _______
                                

  July 8, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Hastings of Washington, from the Committee on Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1411]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 1411) to include the Point Arena-Stornetta 
Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a 
part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and for 
other purposes, 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 all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; DEFINITIONS.

  (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``California Coastal 
National Monument Expansion Act of 2013''.
  (b) Definitions.--In this Act:
          (1) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map created by the 
        Bureau of Land Management, entitled ``California Coastal 
        National Monument Addition'' and dated September 15, 2012.
          (2) Monument.--The term ``Monument'' means the California 
        Coastal National Monument established by Presidential 
        Proclamation 7264.
          (3) Point arena-stornetta public lands.--The term ``Point 
        Arena-Stornetta Public Lands'' means the Federal land 
        comprising approximately 1,255 acres in Mendocino County, 
        California, as generally depicted on the map.
          (4) Presidential proclamation 7264.--The term ``Presidential 
        Proclamation 7264'' means Presidential Proclamation Number 
        7264, dated January 11, 2000 (65 Fed. Reg. 2821).
          (5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.

SEC. 2. PURPOSE.

  The purpose of this Act is to protect, conserve, and enhance for the 
benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the unique and 
nationally important historical, natural, cultural, scientific, 
educational, scenic, economic and recreational values of the Point 
Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, while allowing certain recreational, 
research and traditional ecomomic activities or uses, such as grazing, 
to continue.

SEC. 3. EXPANSION OF CALIFORNIA COASTAL NATIONAL MONUMENT.

  (a) In General.--The boundary of the Monument established by 
Presidential Proclamation 7264 is expanded to include the Federal land 
shown on the map.
  (b) Map and Legal Description.--
          (1) In general.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file with the 
        Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the 
        Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives 
        a map and boundary description of land added to the Monument by 
        this Act.
          (2) Force and effect.--The map and boundary description filed 
        under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if 
        included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct any 
        minor errors in the map and boundary descriptions.
          (3) Availability of map and boundary description.--The map 
        and boundary description filed under paragraph (1) shall be on 
        file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices 
        of the Bureau of Land Management.

SEC. 4. ADMINISTRATION.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary shall manage the land added to the 
Monument by this Act--
          (1) as a part of the Monument; and
          (2) in accordance with Presidential Proclamation 7264, except 
        that--
                  (A) traditional economic activities and existing 
                uses, such as grazing and the maintenance of existing 
                structures that are used for grazing, shall not be 
                restricted; and
                  (B) lands and interests in land within the proposed 
                land addition not owned by the United States shall not 
                be part of the monument and the future acquisition of 
                those lands and interests in lands by the United States 
                may occur only through donation or exchange with the 
                written consent of the landowner.
  (b) Management Plan.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall finalize an 
        amendment to the Monument management plan for the long-term 
        protection and management of the land added to the Monument by 
        this Act.
          (2) Requirements.--The plan amendment shall--
                  (A) be developed with an opportunity for full public 
                participation; and
                  (B) describe the appropriate uses and management of 
                the land consistent with this Act.
  (c) Motorized and Mechanized Transport.--Except as needed for 
emergency or authorized administrative purposes, the use of motorized 
and mechanized vehicles in the Monument shall be permitted only on 
roads and trails designated for that use.
  (d) Incorporation of Land and Interests.--
          (1) Authority.--The Secretary may acquire non-Federal land or 
        interests in land within or adjacent to the land added to the 
        Monument by this Act only through exchange, or donation with 
        the written consent of the landowner, and such non-Federal land 
        shall not be included within the boundaries of the Monument 
        absent written consent of the landowner.
          (2) Management.--Any land or interests in land within or 
        adjacent to the land added to the Monument by this Act acquired 
        by the United States after the date of enactment of this Act 
        shall be added to and administered as part of the Monument.
          (3) Access to private property.--The addition of lands under 
        this Act to the Monument may not result in a lack of or 
        restricted access by motorized vehicle to any non-Federal lands 
        within the Monument.
  (e) Overflights.--Nothing in this Act--
          (1) restricts or precludes overflights, including low-level 
        overflights or military, commercial, and general aviation 
        overflights that can be seen or heard within the land added to 
        the Monument by this Act;
          (2) restricts or precludes the designation or creation of new 
        units of special use airspace or the establishment of military 
        flight training routes over the land added to the Monument by 
        this Act; or
          (3) modifies regulations governing low-level overflights 
        above the adjacent Gulf of the Farallones National Marine 
        Sanctuary.
  (f) Law Enforcement.--Nothing in this Act effects the law enforcement 
authorities of the Department of Homeland Security.
  (g) Native American Uses.--Nothing in this Act enlarges, diminishes, 
or modifies the rights of any Indian tribe or Indian religious 
community.
  (h) Buffer Zones.--
          (1) In general.--The expansion of the Monument is not 
        intended to lead to the establishment of protective perimeters 
        or buffer zones around the land included in the Monument by 
        this Act.
          (2) Activities outside the monument.--The fact that 
        activities outside the Monument can be seen or heard within the 
        land added to the Monument by this Act shall not, of itself, 
        preclude those activities or uses up to the boundary of the 
        Monument.
  (i) Grazing.--Nothing in this Act affects the grazing of livestock 
and the maintenance of existing structures that are used for grazing 
with the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands or the Monument.
  (j) National Landscape Conservation System.--The Secretary shall 
manage the Monument as part of the National Landscape Conservation 
System.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 1411 is to include the Point Arena-
Stornetta Public Lands in the California Coastal National 
Monument as a part of the National Landscape Conservation 
System.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 1411 adds 1,255 acres of Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM) land in Mendocino County, California, known as the Point 
Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, to the California Coastal 
National Monument, which was created by Presidential 
Proclamation 7264 on January 11, 2000. In 2004, the BLM 
acquired about 1,100 of these acres through donation. In 2011, 
the BLM acquired approximately 123 acres of additional lands 
from the Cypress Abbey Corporation through a combination of 
donation and acquisition using the Land and Water Conservation 
Fund (LWCF).
    The legislation adds and requires the Point Arena-Stornetta 
public lands to be managed as part of the California Coastal 
National Monument. An amendment to the management plan for the 
area would be required within two years after an undefined, 
non-National Environmental Policy Act public input period. The 
Stornetta family currently grazes cattle in this area and the 
bill ensures that traditional economic activities and uses, 
like grazing, will continue within the monument. The bill 
prevents restrictions on military or commercial low-level 
overflights and training activities and also on Department of 
Homeland Security law enforcement activities. Other routine 
provisions protecting activities outside of the monument and 
preventing the creation of buffer zones are included in the 
bill.
    During Full Committee consideration of the bill, the 
Committee adopted an amendment offered by Congressman Rob 
Bishop (R-UT) to reduce taxpayer costs, protect private 
property and allow grazing and other traditional economic 
activities to continue. The amendment curtailed the broad 
acquisition authority that would have proven costly to 
taxpayers. It also provided additional private property 
protections through the guarantee of motorized access and 
written consent requirements for private property owners. 
Finally, the amendment ensures that the grazing of livestock 
and the maintenance of existing structures that are used for 
grazing within the Point-Arena-Stornetta public lands or the 
Monument will continue unfettered, including the management of 
grazing by the local BLM office, by confirming its 
compatibility with the purposes of the Monument and the 
proposed expansion.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 1411 was introduced on April 9, 2013, by Congressman 
Jared Huffman (D-CA). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. On May 9, 2013, 
the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation 
held a hearing on the bill. On June 12, 2013, the Full Natural 
Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The Subcommittee 
on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged by 
unanimous consent. Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) offered an en 
bloc amendment designated #1 to the bill; the amendment was 
adopted by unanimous consent. The bill, as amended, was then 
adopted and ordered favorably reported to the House of 
Representatives by unanimous consent.

            COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(1) 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 this bill. However, clause 3(d)(2)(B) 
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 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Under clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII 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 this bill from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

H.R. 1411--California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2013

    H.R. 1411 would expand the boundary of the California 
Coastal National Monument to include 1,255 acres of federal 
land known as the Point Arena-Stornetta public lands; the new 
land is currently managed by the Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM). The bill would require BLM to manage that land as part 
of the National Landscape Conservation System.
    Based on information provided by BLM, CBO estimates that 
implementing the legislation would have no significant impact 
on the federal budget. BLM currently has a management plan for 
the Point Arena-Stornetta public lands, and that plan would not 
be altered under the bill. Thus, CBO expects that implementing 
the legislation would not significantly affect BLM's operating 
costs. Enacting H.R. 1411 would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    H.R. 1411 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    The CBO staff contacts for this estimate are Maggie 
Morrissey and Jeff LaFave. The estimate was approved by Theresa 
Gullo, Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. Section 308(a) of Congressional Budget Act. As required 
by clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, this bill does not contain any new budget 
authority, spending authority, credit authority, or an increase 
or decrease in revenues or tax expenditures. Based on 
information provided by BLM, CBO estimates that implementing 
the legislation would have no significant impact on the federal 
budget.
    3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to include the Point Arena-Stornetta 
Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a 
part of the National Landscape Conservation System.

                           EARMARK STATEMENT

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       COMPLIANCE WITH H. RES. 5

    Directed Rule Making. The Chairman does not believe that 
this bill directs any executive branch official to conduct any 
specific rule-making proceedings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                PREEMPTION OF STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL LAW

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing 
law.