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Text of the Petroglyph National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act

This bill was introduced on April 23, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 23, 1997 (Introduced).

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HR 1424 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1424

To amend the Petroglyph National Monument Establishment Act of 1990 to adjust the boundary of the monument, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 23, 1997

Mr. SCHIFF (for himself and Mr. SKEEN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources


A BILL

To amend the Petroglyph National Monument Establishment Act of 1990 to adjust the boundary of the monument, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Petroglyph National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that--

      (1) the purposes for which Petroglyph National Monument was established continue to be valid;

      (2) the valued cultural and natural resources of Petroglyph National Monument will be best preserved for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations under a cooperative management relationship between the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the State of New Mexico, and the National Park Service;

      (3) the National Park Service has been unable to accommodate harmoniously the transportation needs of the City of Albuquerque in balance with the preservation of cultural and natural resources of Petroglyph National Monument;

      (4) corridors for the development of Paseo del Norte and Unser Boulevard are indicated on the map referred to in section 102(a) of the Petroglyph National Monument Establishment Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-313; 16 U.S.C. 431 note), and the alignment of the roadways was anticipated by Congress before the date of enactment of the Act;

      (5) it was the intent of Congress in the passage of the Petroglyph National Monument Establishment Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-313; 16 U.S.C. 431 note) to allow the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico--

        (A) to utilize the Paseo del Norte and Unser Boulevard corridors through Petroglyph National Monument; and

        (B) to coordinate the design and construction of the corridors with the cultural and natural resources of Petroglyph National Monument; and

      (6) the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has not provided for the establishment of rights-of-way for the Paseo del Norte and Unser Boulevard corridors under the Joint Powers Agreement (JPANO 78-521.81-277A), which expanded the boundary of Petroglyph National Monument to include the Piedras Marcadas and Boca Negra units, pursuant to section 104 of the Petroglyph National Monument Establishment Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-313; 16 U.S.C. 431 note).

SEC. 3. BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.

    Section 104(a) of the Petroglyph National Monument Establishment Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-313; 16 U.S.C. 431 note) is amended--

      (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and indenting appropriately;

      (2) by striking ‘(a) Upon’ and inserting the following:

    ‘(a) PIEDRAS MARCADAS AND BOCA NEGRA UNITS-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- Upon’; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(2) BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT-

        ‘(A) EXCLUSION OF PASEO DEL NORTE CORRIDOR- Notwithstanding paragraph (1), effective as of the date of enactment of this subparagraph--

          ‘(i) the boundary of the monument is adjusted to exclude the Paseo Del Norte corridor in the Piedras Marcadas Unit described in Exhibit B of the document described in subparagraph (B); and

          ‘(ii) the Paseo Del Norte corridor shall be owned and managed as if the corridor had never been within the boundary of the monument.

        ‘(B) DOCUMENT- The document described in this subparagraph is the document entitled ‘Petroglyph National Monument Roadway/Utility Corridors’, on file with the Secretary of the Interior and the mayor of the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.