H. R. 3785
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 10, 2004
Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources
To authorize the exchange of certain land in Everglades National Park.
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:
In this subsection:
The term District means the South Florida Water Management District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Availability of map
The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
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.
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.