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H.R. 4020 (enr) To authorize the addition of land to Sequoia National Park, and for other purposes. [Enrolled bill] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4020 _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To authorize the addition of land to Sequoia National Park, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Table of contents. TITLE I--ADDITION OF LAND TO SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK Sec. 101. Addition to Sequoia National Park. TITLE II--UPPER HOUSATONIC NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Sec. 201. Authorization of study. Sec. 202. Boundaries of the study area. Sec. 203. Report. Sec. 204. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE III--WITHHOLDING OF ROYALTY PAYMENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES Sec. 301. Royalty payments under leases under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. TITLE IV--INCLUSION OF CAT ISLAND IN GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE Sec. 401. Boundary adjustment to include Cat Island. TITLE V--WASHOE TRIBE LAND CONVEYANCE Sec. 501. Washoe Tribe land conveyance. TITLE VI--PECOS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK LAND EXCHANGE Sec. 601. Short title. Sec. 602. Definitions. Sec. 603. Land exchange. Sec. 604. Boundary adjustment and maps. TITLE VII--CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK COMMISSION Sec. 701. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission. TITLE VIII--EDUCATION LAND GRANTS Sec. 801. Short title. Sec. 802. Conveyance of national forest system lands for educational purposes. TITLE IX--GAYLORD NELSON APOSTLE ISLANDS STEWARDSHIP Sec. 901. Short title. Sec. 902. Gaylord Nelson Apostle Islands. TITLE X--PEOPLING OF AMERICA THEME STUDY Sec. 1001. Short title. Sec. 1002. Findings and purposes. Sec. 1003. Definitions. Sec. 1004. Theme study. Sec. 1005. Cooperative agreements. Sec. 1006. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE XI--NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY Sec. 1101. Definitions. Sec. 1102. Boundary adjustment and land acquisition. Sec. 1103. Authorization of leasing. Sec. 1104. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE XII--FORT MATANZAS NATIONAL MONUMENT BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT Sec. 1201. Definitions. Sec. 1202. Revision of boundary. Sec. 1203. Acquisition of additional land. Sec. 1204. Administration. Sec. 1205. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE XIII--LAND ACQUISITION Sec. 1301. Acquisition of certain property in Washington County, Utah. TITLE XIV--SAINT CROIX ISLAND HERITAGE Sec. 1401. Short title. Sec. 1402. Findings and purposes. Sec. 1403. Definitions. Sec. 1404. Saint Croix Island Regional Heritage Center. Sec. 1405. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE XV--HOOSIER AUTOMOBILE & TRUCK NATIONAL HERITAGE TRAIL AREA Sec. 1501. Short title. Sec. 1502. Findings and purposes. Sec. 1503. Definitions. Sec. 1504. Automobile National Heritage Area. Sec. 1505. Designation of partnership as management entity. Sec. 1506. Management duties of the Hoosier Automobile & Truck National Heritage Trail Area Partnership. Sec. 1507. Duties and authorities of Federal agencies. Sec. 1508. Lack of effect on land use regulation and private property. Sec. 1509. Sunset. Sec. 1510. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE I--ADDITION OF LAND TO SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK SEC. 101. ADDITION TO SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK. (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of the 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. TITLE II--UPPER HOUSATONIC NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA SEC. 201. AUTHORIZATION OF STUDY. (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall conduct a study of the Upper Housatonic National Heritage Area (in this section referred to as the ``Study Area''). The study shall include analysis, documentation, and determinations regarding whether the Study Area-- (1) has an assemblage of natural, historic, and cultural resources that together represent distinctive aspects of American heritage worthy of recognition, conservation, interpretation, and continuing use, and are best managed through partnerships among public and private entities and by combining diverse and sometimes noncontiguous resources and active communities; (2) reflects traditions, customs, beliefs and folklife that are a valuable part of the national story; (3) provides outstanding opportunities to conserve natural, historic, cultural, and/or scenic features; (4) provides outstanding recreational and educational opportunities; (5) contains resources important to the identified theme or themes of the Study Area that retain a degree of integrity capable of supporting interpretation; (6) includes residents, business interests, nonprofit organizations, and local and State governments who are involved in the planning, have developed a conceptual financial plan that outlines the roles for all participants including the Federal Government, and have demonstrated support for the concept of a national heritage area; (7) has a potential management entity to work in partnership with residents, business interests, nonprofit organizations, and local and State Governments to develop a national heritage area consistent with continued local and State economic activity; and (8) has a conceptual boundary map that is supported by the public. (b) Consultation.--In conducting the study, the Secretary shall consult with the State historic preservation officers, State historical societies and other appropriate organizations. SEC. 202. BOUNDARIES OF THE STUDY AREA. The Study Area shall be comprised of-- (1) part of the Housatonic River's watershed, which extends 60 miles from Lanesboro, Massachusetts to Kent, Connecticut; (2) the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, and Warren in Connecticut; and (3) the towns of Alford, Dalton, Egremont, Great Barrington, Hinsdale, Lanesboro, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlboro, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, and West Stockbridge in Massachusetts. SEC. 203. REPORT. Not later than 3 fiscal years after the date on which funds are first available for this title, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives a report on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the study. SEC. 204. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated $300,000 to carry out the provisions of this title. TITLE III--WITHHOLDING OF ROYALTY PAYMENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES SEC. 301. ROYALTY PAYMENTS UNDER LEASES UNDER THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LANDS ACT. (a) Royalty Relief.-- (1) In general.--A State lessee may withhold from payment any royalty due and owing to the United States under any lease under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.) for offshore oil or gas production from a covered lease tract if, on or before the date that the payment is due and payable to the United States, the State lessee makes a payment to the State of Louisiana of 44 cents for every $1 of royalty withheld. (2) Treatment of withheld amounts.--Any royalty withheld by a State lessee in accordance with this section shall be treated as paid for purposes of satisfaction of the royalty obligations of the State lessee to the United States. (3) Certification of withheld amounts.--The Secretary of the Treasury shall-- (A) determine the amount of royalty withheld under this section; and (B) promptly publish a certification when the total amount of royalty withheld under this section is equal to the sum of-- (i) $18,115,147; plus (ii) simple annual interest on the difference, on January 1 of each year, between the amount referred to in clause (i) and the total amount of royalty withheld under this section, determined at 8 percent per year for the period beginning March 21, 1989, and ending on the date on which the amount of royalty withheld under this section is equal to the amount referred to in clause (i). (b) Period of Royalty Relief.--Subsection (a) shall apply to royalty amounts that are due and payable in the period beginning on October 1, 2001, and ending on the date on which the Secretary publishes a certification under subsection (a)(3)(B). (c) Definitions.--As used in this section: (1) Covered lease tract.--The term ``covered lease tract'' means a leased tract (or portion of a leased tract)-- (A) lying seaward of the zone defined and governed by section 8(g) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337(g)); or (B) lying within such zone but to which such section does not apply. (2) State lessee.--The term ``State lessee'' means a person (including a successor or assign of a person), that, on the date of the enactment of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-380; August 18, 1990), held lease rights in the State of Louisiana offshore leases SL10087, SL10088, and SL10187, but did not hold lease rights in Federal offshore lease OCS-G-5669. TITLE IV--INCLUSION OF CAT ISLAND IN GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE SEC. 401. 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).
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