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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 3044

 To establish the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in the State 
                              of Arizona.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 13, 2000

  Mr. McCain introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
       referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To establish the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in the State 
                              of Arizona.

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

SECTION 1. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SONOITA VALLEY CONSERVATION PLANNING 
              DISTRICT.

    (a) In General.--In order to promote cooperation, conservation, and 
scientific research within the Sonoita Valley region of the State of 
Arizona, there is hereby established the Sonoita Valley Conservation 
Planning District.
    (b) Areas Included.--The Conservation Planning District shall 
consist of approximately 136,900 acres of land in the Arizona counties 
of Pima and Santa Cruz, including the Conservation Area, as generally 
depicted on the map entitled ``Sonoita Valley Conservation Planning 
District and Las Cienegas National Conservation Area'' and dated 
September 11, 2000.
    (c) Map and Legal Description.--As soon as practicable after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to 
Congress a map and legal description of the Conservation Planning 
District. In case of a conflict between the map referred to in 
subsection (b) and the map and legal description submitted by the 
Secretary, the map referred to in subsection (b) shall control. The map 
and legal description shall have the same force and effect as if 
included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct clerical 
and typographical errors in such map and legal description. Copies of 
the map and legal description shall be on file and available for public 
inspection in the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Land 
Management, and in the appropriate office of the Bureau of Land 
Management in Arizona.

SEC. 2. MANAGEMENT OF THE CONSERVATION PLANNING DISTRICT.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary, through the Bureau of Land 
Management, shall administer the public lands within the Conservation 
Planning District pursuant to this Act and the applicable provisions of 
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et 
seq.) and subject to valid existing rights. The Secretary shall allow 
such uses of the public lands as the Secretary determines will further 
the purposes described in section 1(a) for which the Conservation 
Planning District was established.
    (b) Fish and Wildlife.--Nothing in this Act shall be construed as 
affecting the jurisdiction or responsibilities of the State of Arizona 
with respect to fish and wildlife within the Conservation Planning 
District.
    (c) Protection of State and Private Lands and Interests.--Nothing 
in this Act shall be construed as affecting any property rights of any 
lands or interest in lands held by the State of Arizona, any political 
subdivision of the State of Arizona, or any private property rights 
within the boundaries of the Conservation Planning District.
    (d) Public Lands.--Nothing in this Act shall be construed as in any 
way diminishing the Secretary's or the Bureau of Land Management's 
authorities, rights, or responsibilities for managing the public lands 
within the Conservation Planning District.
    (e) Coordinated Management.--The Secretary shall coordinate the 
management of the public lands within the Conservation Planning 
District with that of surrounding county, State, and private lands 
consistent with the provisions of subsection (c).
    (f) Advisory Council.--
            (1) Establishment.--Not later than 2 years after the date 
        of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish a 
        Sonoita Valley Conservation Planning District Advisory Council 
        to advise the Secretary with respect to management of the 
        public lands described in sections 1(b) and 3(b). The Advisory 
        Council shall conform to the requirements of the Federal Land 
        Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and 
        the Federal Advisory Committee Act (88 Stat. 770; 5 U.S.C. App. 
        1).
            (2) Representation.--The Advisory Council shall consist of 
        11 members to be appointed by the Secretary, including, to the 
        extent practicable--
                    (A) 2 members appointed from nominees submitted by 
                permitees holding grazing allotments within the 
                Conservation Planning District;
                    (B) 2 members interested in natural resource 
                conservation;
                    (C) 2 members interested in recreational 
                activities;
                    (D) 2 members representing community group 
                interests;
                    (E) 1 member representing general local and 
                regional interests;
                    (F) 1 member appointed from nominees submitted by 
                the Pima County Board of Supervisors; and
                    (G) 1 member appointed from nominees submitted by 
                the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.
            (3) Termination.--Notwithstanding section 14(a) of the 
        Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Advisory Council shall 
        terminate 10 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LAS CIENEGAS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA.

    (a) In General.--In order to conserve, protect, and enhance for the 
benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the unique and 
nationally important aquatic, wildlife, vegetative, archaeological, 
paleontological, scientific, cave, cultural, historical, recreational, 
educational, scenic, rangeland, and riparian resources and values of 
the public lands described in subsection (b) while allowing livestock 
grazing and recreation to continue in appropriate areas, there is 
hereby established the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in the 
State of Arizona.
    (b) Areas Included.--The Conservation Area shall consist of 
approximately 42,000 acres of public lands in the Arizona counties of 
Pima and Santa Cruz, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
``Sonoita Valley Conservation Planning District and Las Cienegas 
National Conservation Area'' and dated September 11, 2000.
    (c) Maps and Legal Description.--As soon as practicable after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to 
Congress a map and legal description of the Conservation Area. In case 
of a conflict between the map referred to in subsection (b) and the map 
and legal description submitted by the Secretary, the map referred to 
in subsection (b) shall control. The map and legal description shall 
have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that 
the Secretary may correct clerical and typographical errors in such map 
and legal description. Copies of the map and legal description shall be 
on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the 
Director of the Bureau of Land Management, and in the appropriate 
office of the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona.
    (d) Forest Lands.--Any lands included in the Coronado National 
Forest that are located within the boundaries of the Conservation Area 
shall be considered to be a part of the Conservation Area. The 
Secretary of Agriculture shall revise the boundaries of the Coronado 
National Forest to reflect the exclusion of such lands from the 
Coronado National Forest.

SEC. 4. MANAGEMENT OF THE LAS CIENEGAS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall manage the Conservation Area 
in a manner that conserves, protects, and enhances its resources and 
values, including the resources and values specified in section 3(a), 
pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 
U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and other applicable law, including this Act.
    (b) Uses.--The Secretary shall allow only such uses of the 
Conservation Area as the Secretary finds will further the purposes for 
which the Conservation Area is established as set forth in section 
3(a).
    (c) Grazing.--The Secretary of the Interior shall permit grazing 
subject to all applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders 
consistent with the purposes of this Act.
    (d) Motorized Vehicles.--Except where needed for administrative 
purposes or to respond to an emergency, use of motorized vehicles on 
public lands in the Conservation Area shall be allowed only--
            (1) before the effective date of a management plan prepared 
        pursuant to section 5, on roads and trails designated for use 
        of motorized vehicles in the management plan that applies on 
        the date of the enactment of this Act; and
            (2) after the effective date of a management plan prepared 
        pursuant to section 5, on roads and trails designated for use 
        of motor vehicles in that management plan.
    (e) Military Airspace.--Prior to the date of the enactment of this 
Act the Federal Aviation Administration approved restricted military 
airspace (Areas 2303A and 2303B) which covers portions of the 
Conservation Area. Designation of the Conservation Area shall not 
impact or impose any altitude, flight, or other airspace restrictions 
on current or future military operations or missions. Should the 
military require additional or modified airspace in the future, the 
Congress does not intend for the designation of the Conservation Area 
to impede the military from petitioning the Federal Aviation 
Administration to change or expand existing restricted military 
airspace.
    (f) Access to State and Private Lands.--Nothing in this Act shall 
affect valid existing rights-of-way within the Conservation Area. The 
Secretary shall provide reasonable access to nonfederally owned lands 
or interest in lands within the boundaries of the Conservation Area.
    (g) Hunting.--Hunting shall be allowed within the Conservation Area 
in accordance with applicable laws and regulations of the United States 
and the State of Arizona, except that the Secretary, after consultation 
with the Arizona State wildlife management agency, may issue 
regulations designating zones where and establishing periods when no 
hunting shall be permitted for reasons of public safety, 
administration, or public use and enjoyment.
    (h) Preventative Measures.--Nothing in this Act shall preclude such 
measures as the Secretary determines necessary to prevent devastating 
fire or infestation of insects or disease within the Conservation Area.
    (i) No Buffer Zones.--The establishment of the Conservation Area 
shall not lead to the creation of protective perimeters or buffer zones 
around the Conservation Area. The fact that there may be activities or 
uses on lands outside the Conservation Area that would not be permitted 
in the Conservation Area shall not preclude such activities or uses on 
such lands up to the boundary of the Conservation Area consistent with 
other applicable laws.
    (j) Withdrawals.--Subject to valid existing rights all Federal 
lands within the Conservation Area and all lands and interest therein 
which are hereafter acquired by the United States are hereby withdrawn 
from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public 
land laws and from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, 
and from operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws 
and all amendments thereto.

SEC. 5. MANAGEMENT PLAN.

    (a) Plan Required.--Not later than 2 years after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary, through the Bureau of Land 
Management, shall develop and begin to implement a comprehensive 
management plan for the long-term management of the public lands within 
the Conservation Area, in coordination with the management of the 
Conservation Planning District, in order to fulfill the purposes for 
which they are established, as set forth in sections 3(a) and 1(a), 
respectively. Consistent with the provisions of this Act, the 
management plan shall be developed--
            (1) in consultation with appropriate departments of the 
        State of Arizona, including wildlife and land management 
        agencies, with full public participation, and with the 
        recommendations and advice of the Advisory Council;
            (2) from the draft Empire-Cienega Ecosystem Management 
        Plan/EIS, dated October 2000, as it applies to Federal lands or 
        lands with conservation easements; and
            (3) in accordance with the resource goals and objectives 
        developed through the Sonoita Valley Planning Partnership 
        process as incorporated in the draft Empire-Cienega Ecosystem 
        Management Plan/EIS, dated October 2000, giving full 
        consideration to the management alternative preferred by the 
        Sonoita Valley Planning Partnership, as it applies to Federal 
        lands or lands with conservation easements.
    (b) Contents.--The management plan shall include--
            (1) provisions designed to ensure the protection of the 
        resources and values described in sections 1(a) and 3(a);
            (2) an implementation plan for a continuing program of 
        interpretation and public education about the resources and 
        values of the Conservation Area;
            (3) a proposal for minimal administrative and public 
        facilities to be developed or improved at a level compatible 
        with achieving the resource objectives for the Conservation 
        Area and with the other proposed management activities to 
        accommodate visitors to the Conservation Area;
            (4) cultural resources management strategies for the 
        Conservation Area, prepared in consultation with appropriate 
        departments of the State of Arizona, with emphasis on the 
        preservation of the resources of the Conservation Area and the 
        interpretive, educational, and long-term scientific uses of 
        these resources, giving priority to the enforcement of the 
        Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (16 U.S.C. 
        470aa et seq.) and the National Historic Preservation Act (16 
        U.S.C. 470 et seq.) within the Conservation Area;
            (5) wildlife management strategies for the Conservation 
        Area, prepared in consultation with appropriate departments of 
        the State of Arizona and using previous studies of the 
        Conservation Area;
            (6) production livestock grazing management strategies, 
        prepared in consultation with appropriate departments of the 
        State of Arizona;
            (7) provisions designed to ensure the protection of 
        livestock uses of the lands included in the Conservation Area;
            (8) recreation management strategies, including motorized 
        and nonmotorized dispersed recreation opportunities for the 
        Conservation Area, prepared in consultation with appropriate 
        departments of the State of Arizona;
            (9) cave resources management strategies prepared in 
        compliance with the goals and objectives of the Federal Cave 
        Resources Protection Act of 1988 (16 U.S.C. 4301 et seq.); and
            (10) provisions designed to ensure that if a road or trail 
        located on public lands within the Conservation Area, or any 
        portion of such a road or trail, is removed, consideration 
        shall be given to providing similar alternative access to the 
        portion of the Conservation Area serviced by such removed road 
        or trail.-
    (c) Cooperative Agreements.--In order to better implement the 
management plan, the Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements 
with appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies pursuant to section 
307(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 
1737(b)).
    (d) Research Activities.--In order to assist in the development and 
implementation of the management plan, the Secretary may authorize 
appropriate research, including research concerning the environmental, 
biological, hydrological, cultural, agricultural, recreational, and 
other characteristics, resources, and values of the Conservation Area, 
pursuant to section 307(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management 

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