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Text of the Walnut Canyon National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 1994

This bill was introduced on September 28, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 3, 1994 (Reported by House Committee).

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HR 4697 RH

Union Calendar No. 445

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4697

[Report No. 103-799]

To modify the boundaries of Walnut Canyon National Monument in the State of Arizona.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JUNE 30, 1994

Ms. ENGLISH of Arizona introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

October 3, 1994

Additional sponsors: Mr. PASTOR, Mr. COPPERSMITH, Mr. STUMP, Mr. KYL, and Mr. Kolbe

October 3, 1994

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

[Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To modify the boundaries of Walnut Canyon National Monument 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Walnut Canyon National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

    (a) FINDINGS- The Congress finds that:

      (1) Walnut Canyon National Monument was established for the preservation and interpretation of certain settlements and land use patterns associated with the prehistoric Sinaguan culture of northern Arizona.

      (2) Major cultural resources associated with the purposes of Walnut Canyon National Monument are near the boundary and are currently managed under multiple-use objectives of the adjacent national forest. These concentrations of cultural resources, often referred to as ‘forts’, would be more effectively managed as part of the National Park System.

    (b) PURPOSE- The purpose of this Act is to modify the boundaries of the Walnut Canyon National Monument (hereafter in this Act referred to as the ‘national monument’) to improve management of the national monument and associated resources.

SEC. 3. BOUNDARY MODIFICATION.

    Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, the boundaries of the national monument shall be modified as [Struck out->] depicted on map entitled ‘Boundary Proposal--Walnut Canyon National Monument, Coconino County, Arizona’ numbered 360/80,008, and dated June 1994 [<-Struck out] depicted on the map entitled ‘Boundary Proposal--Walnut Canyon National Monument, Coconino County, Arizona’, numbered 360/80,011, and dated September 1994. Such map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the Director of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

SEC. 4. ACQUISITION AND TRANSFER OF PROPERTY.

    The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire lands and interest in lands within the national monument, by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange. Federal property within the boundaries of the national monument (as modified by this Act) is hereby transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior for management as part of the national monument. Federal property excluded from the monument pursuant to the boundary modification under section 3 is hereby transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture to be managed as a part of the Coconino National Forest.

SEC. 5. ADMINISTRATION.

    The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, shall manage the national monument in accordance with this Act and the provisions of law generally applicable to units of the National Park Service, including ‘An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes’ approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1, 2-4) [Struck out->] , and for other purposes [<-Struck out] .

SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act.