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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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