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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 Feb 10, 2004 (Introduced).


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108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3785

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 10, 2004

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources

A BILL

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

1.

Everglades National Park land exchange

Section 102 of the Everglades National Park Protection and Expansion Act of 1989 (16 U.S.C. 410r–6) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(h)

Land exchange

(1)

Definitions

In this subsection:

(A)

District

The term District means the South Florida Water Management District.

(B)

Federal land

The term Federal 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.

(C)

Map

The term map means the map entitled Boundary Modification for C–111 Project, Everglades National Park, numbered 160/80,007, and dated April 30, 2002.

(D)

Non-federal land

The term non-Federal 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.

(2)

Exchange

The Secretary shall convey to the District the fee title to the Federal land in exchange for the fee title to the non-Federal land.

(3)

Availability of map

The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(4)

Use of Federal land

The Federal land conveyed to the District shall be used by the District compatible with the purposes of the C-111 project, including restoration of the Everglades natural system.

(5)

Boundary adjustment

On completion of the land exchange under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall modify the boundary of the park to reflect the exchange of the Federal land and non-Federal land.

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