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H.R. 3785 (108th): To authorize the exchange of certain land in Everglades National Park.

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 8, 2004 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Eighth Congress

of the

United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twentieth day of January, two thousand and four

An Act

To authorize the exchange of certain land in Everglades National Park.

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


    Section 102 of the Everglades National Park Protection and Expansion Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 410r-6) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a)--

        (A) by striking ‘The park boundary’ and inserting the following:

      ‘(1) In general- The park boundary’;

        (B) by striking ‘The map’ and inserting the following:

      ‘(2) Availability of map- The map’; and

        (C) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(3) Acquisition of additional land-

        ‘(A) In general- The Secretary may acquire from 1 or more willing sellers not more than 10 acres of land located outside the boundary of the park and adjacent to or near the East Everglades area of the park for the development of administrative, housing, maintenance, or other park purposes.

        ‘(B) Administration; applicable law- On acquisition of the land under subparagraph (A), the land shall be administered as part of the park in accordance with the laws (including regulations) applicable to the park.’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(h) Land Exchanges-

      ‘(1) Definitions- In this subsection:

        ‘(A) Administrator- The term ‘Administrator’ means the Administrator of General Services.

        ‘(B) County- The term ‘County’ means Miami-Dade County, Florida.

        ‘(C) County land- The term ‘County land’ means the 2 parcels of land owned by the County totaling approximately 152.93 acres that are designated as ‘Tract 605-01’ and ‘Tract 605-03’.

        ‘(D) District- The term ‘District’ means the South Florida Water Management District.

        ‘(E) District land- The term ‘District land’ means the approximately 1,054 acres of District land located in the Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area and identified on the map as ‘South Florida Water Management District Exchange Lands’.

        ‘(F) General services administration land- The term ‘General Services Administration land’ means the approximately 595.28 acres of land designated as ‘Site Alpha’ that is declared by the Department of the Navy to be excess land.

        ‘(G) Map- The term ‘map’ means the map entitled ‘Boundary Modification for C-111 Project, Everglades National Park’, numbered 160/80,007A, and dated May 18, 2004.

        ‘(H) National park service land- The term ‘National Park Service land’ means the approximately 1,054 acres of land located in the Rocky Glades area of the park and identified on the map as ‘NPS Exchange Lands’.

      ‘(2) Exchange of general services administration land and county land- The Administrator shall convey to the County fee title to the General Services Administration land in exchange for the conveyance by the County to the Secretary of fee title to the County land.

      ‘(3) Exchange of national park service land and district land-

        ‘(A) In general- As soon as practicable after the completion of the exchange under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall convey to the District fee title to the National Park Service land in exchange for fee title to the District land.

        ‘(B) Use of national park service land- The National Park Service land conveyed to the District shall be used by the District for the purposes of the C-111 project, including restoration of the Everglades natural system.

        ‘(C) Boundary adjustment- On completion of the land exchange under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall modify the boundary of the park to reflect the exchange of the National Park Service land and the District land.

      ‘(4) Availability of map- The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.’.


    Subsection (d)(3) of the first section of Public Law 93-440 (16 U.S.C. 698f) is amended by striking ‘The amount described in paragraph (1)’ and inserting ‘The amount described in paragraph (2)’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.