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H.R. 150 (rfs) To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey National Forest System lands for use for educational purposes, and for other purposes. [Referred in Senate] ...
In the Senate of the United States, October 19 (legislative day, September 22), 2000. Resolved, That the Senate agree to the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 150) entitled ``An Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey National Forest System lands for use for educational purposes, and for other purposes.'', with the following SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE AMENDMENT TO SENATE AMENDMENT: In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the House amendment, insert: SECTION 1. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Table of contents. TITLE I--CONVEYANCE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES Sec. 101. Short title. Sec. 102. Conveyance of National Forest System lands for educational purposes. TITLE II--ALA KAHAKAI NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL Sec. 201. Short title. Sec. 202. Findings. Sec. 203. Authorization and administration. TITLE III--ADDITIONS TO NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM AREAS Sec. 301. Addition to Sequoia National Park. Sec. 302. Boundary adjustment to include Cat Island. TITLE IV--PECOS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK LAND EXCHANGE Sec. 401. Short title. Sec. 402. Definitions. Sec. 403. Land exchange. Sec. 404. Boundary adjustment and maps. TITLE V--NEW AREA STUDIES Sec. 501. Vicksburg Campaign Trail study. Sec. 502. Miami Circle special resource study. Sec. 503. Apostle Islands wilderness study. Sec. 504. Harriet Tubman special resource study. Sec. 505. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission. Sec. 506. Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area study. Sec. 507. Study of the Washington-Rochambeau revolutionary route. TITLE VI--PEOPLING OF AMERICA THEME STUDY Sec. 601. Short title. Sec. 602. Findings and purposes. Sec. 603. Definitions. Sec. 604. Theme study. Sec. 605. Cooperative agreements. Sec. 606. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE VII--BIG HORN AND WASHAKIE COUNTIES, WYOMING LAND CONVEYANCE Sec. 701. Conveyance. TITLE VIII--COAL ACREAGE LIMITATIONS Sec. 801. Short title. Sec. 802. Findings. Sec. 803. Coal mining on Federal land. TITLE IX--KENAI MOUNTAINS-TURNAGAIN ARM NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Sec. 901. Short title. Sec. 902. Findings and purposes. Sec. 903. Definitions. Sec. 904. Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area. Sec. 905. Management entity. Sec. 906. Authorities and duties of management entity. Sec. 907. Duties of the Secretary. Sec. 908. Savings provisions. Sec. 909. Prohibition on the acquisition of real property. Sec. 910. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE I--CONVEYANCE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the ``Education Land Grant Act''. SEC. 102. CONVEYANCE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. (a) Authority to Convey.--Upon written application, the Secretary of Agriculture may convey National Forest System lands to a public school district for use for educational purposes if the Secretary determines that-- (1) the public school district seeking the conveyance will use the conveyed land for a public or publicly funded elementary or secondary school, to provide grounds or facilities related to such a school, or for both purposes; (2) the conveyance will serve the public interest; (3) the land to be conveyed is not otherwise needed for the purposes of the National Forest System; (4) the total acreage to be conveyed does not exceed the amount reasonably necessary for the proposed use; (5) the land is to be used for an established or proposed project that is described in detail in the application to the Secretary, and the conveyance would serve public objectives (either locally or at large) that outweigh the objectives and values which would be served by maintaining such land in Federal ownership; (6) the applicant is financially and otherwise capable of implementing the proposed project; (7) the land to be conveyed has been identified for disposal in an applicable land and resource management plan under the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.); and (8) An opportunity for public participation in a disposal under this section has been provided, including at least one public hearing or meeting, to provide for public comments. (b) Acreage Limitation.--A conveyance under this section may not exceed 80 acres. However, this limitation shall not be construed to preclude an entity from submitting a subsequent application under this section for an additional land conveyance if the entity can demonstrate to the Secretary a need for additional land. (c) Costs and Mineral Rights.--(1) A conveyance under this section shall be for a nominal cost. The conveyance may not include the transfer of mineral or water rights. (2) If necessary, the exact acreage and legal description of the real property conveyed under this title shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary and the applicant. The cost of the survey shall be borne by the applicant. (d) Review of Applications.--When the Secretary receives an application under this section, the Secretary shall-- (1) before the end of the 14-day period beginning on the date of the receipt of the application, provide notice of that receipt to the applicant; and (2) before the end of the 120-day period beginning on that date-- (A) make a final determination whether or not to convey land pursuant to the application, and notify the applicant of that determination; or (B) submit written notice to the applicant containing the reasons why a final determination has not been made. (e) Reversionary Interest.--If at any time after lands are conveyed pursuant to this section, the entity to whom the lands were conveyed attempts to transfer title to or control over the lands to another or the lands are devoted to a use other than the use for which the lands were conveyed, title to the lands shall revert to the United States. TITLE II--ALA KAHAKAI NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the ``Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Act''. SEC. 202. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) the Ala Kahakai (Trail by the Sea) is an important part of the ancient trail known as the ``Ala Loa'' (the long trail), which circumscribes the island of Hawaii; (2) the Ala Loa was the major land route connecting 600 or more communities of the island kingdom of Hawaii from 1400 to 1700; (3) the trail is associated with many prehistoric and historic housing areas of the island of Hawaii, nearly all the royal centers, and most of the major temples of the island; (4) the use of the Ala Loa is also associated with many rulers of the kingdom of Hawaii, with battlefields and the movement of armies during their reigns, and with annual taxation; (5) the use of the trail played a significant part in events that affected Hawaiian history and culture, including-- (A) Captain Cook's landing and subsequent death in 1779; (B) Kamehameha I's rise to power and consolidation of the Hawaiian Islands under monarchical rule; and (C) the death of Kamehameha in 1819, followed by the overthrow of the ancient religious system, the Kapu, and the arrival of the first western missionaries in 1820; and (6) the trail-- (A) was used throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and continues in use today; and (B) contains a variety of significant cultural and natural resources. SEC. 203. AUTHORIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION. Section 5(a) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(22) Ala kahakai national historic trail.-- ``(A) In general.--The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (the Trail by the Sea), a 175 mile long trail extending from 'Upolu Point on the north tip of Hawaii Island down the west coast of the Island around Ka Lae to the east boundary of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at the ancient shoreline temple known as `Waha'ula', as generally depicted on the map entitled `Ala Kahakai Trail', contained in the report prepared pursuant to subsection (b) entitled `Ala Kahakai National Trail Study and Environmental Impact Statement', dated January 1998. ``(B) Map.--A map generally depicting the trail shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ``(C) Administration.--The trail shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior. ``(D) Land acquisition.--No land or interest in land outside the exterior boundaries of any federally administered area may be acquired by the United States for the trail except with the consent of the owner of the land or interest in land. ``(E) Public participation; consultation.--The Secretary of the Interior shall-- ``(i) encourage communities and owners of land along the trail, native Hawaiians, and volunteer trail groups to participate in the planning, development, and maintenance of the trail; and ``(ii) consult with affected Federal, State, and local agencies, native Hawaiian groups, and landowners in the administration of the trail.''. TITLE III--ADDITIONS TO NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM AREAS SEC. 301. ADDITION TO SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK. (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall acquire by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, all interest in and to the land described in subsection (b) for addition to Sequoia National Park, California. (b) Land Acquired.--The land referred to in subsection (a) is the land depicted on the map entitled ``Dillonwood'', numbered 102/80,044, and dated September 1999. (c) Addition to Park.--Upon acquisition of the land under subsection (a)-- (1) the Secretary of the Interior shall-- (A) modify the boundaries of Sequoia National Park to include the land within the park; and (B) administer the land as part of Sequoia National Park in accordance with all applicable laws; and (2) the Secretary of Agriculture shall modify the boundaries of the Sequoia National Forest to exclude the land from the forest boundaries. SEC. 302. BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT TO INCLUDE CAT ISLAND. (a) In General.--The first section of Public Law 91-660 (16 U.S.C. 459h) is amended-- (1) in the first sentence, by striking ``That, in'' and inserting the following: ``SECTION 1. GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE. ``(a) Establishment.--In''; and (2) in the second sentence-- (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (6) as subparagraphs (A) through (F), respectively, and indenting appropriately; (B) by striking ``The seashore shall comprise'' and inserting the following: ``(b) Composition.-- ``(1) In general.--The seashore shall comprise the areas described in paragraphs (2) and (3). ``(2) Areas included in boundary plan numbered ns-gi- 7100j.--The areas described in this paragraph are'': and (C) by adding at the end the following: ``(3) Cat island.--Upon its acquisition by the Secretary, the area described in this paragraph is the parcel consisting of approximately 2,000 acres of land on Cat Island, Mississippi, as generally depicted on the map entitled `Boundary Map, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Cat Island, Mississippi', numbered 635/80085, and dated November 9, 1999 (referred to in this Act as the `Cat Island Map'). ``(4) Availability of map.--The Cat Island Map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate
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