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H.R. 546 (109th): Wind Cave National Park Boundary Revision Act of 2005


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2005 (Introduced).


I

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 546

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2005

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

A BILL

To revise the boundary of the Wind Cave National Park in the State of South Dakota.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wind Cave National Park Boundary Revision Act of 2005.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Map

The term map means the map entitled Wind Cave National Park Boundary Revision, numbered 108/80,030, and dated June 2002.

(2)

Park

The term Park means the Wind Cave National Park in the State.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(4)

State

The term State means the State of South Dakota.

3.

Land acquisition

(a)

Authority

(1)

In general

The Secretary may acquire the land or interest in land described in subsection (b)(1) for addition to the Park.

(2)

Means

An acquisition of land under paragraph (1) may be made by donation, purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange.

(b)

Boundary

(1)

Map and acreage

The land referred to in subsection (a)(1) shall consist of approximately 5,675 acres, as generally depicted on the map.

(2)

Availability of map

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

(3)

Revision

The boundary of the Park shall be adjusted to reflect the acquisition of land under subsection (a)(1).

4.

Administration

(a)

In general

The Secretary shall administer any land acquired under section 3(a)(1) as part of the Park in accordance with laws (including regulations) applicable to the Park.

(b)

Transfer of administrative jurisdiction

(1)

In general

The Secretary shall transfer from the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to the Director of the National Park Service administrative jurisdiction over the land described in paragraph (2).

(2)

Map and acreage

The land referred to in paragraph (1) consists of the approximately 80 acres of land identified on the map as Bureau of Land Management land.

5.

Grazing

(a)

Grazing permitted

Subject to any permits or leases in existence as of the date of acquisition, the Secretary may permit the continuation of livestock grazing on land acquired under section 3(a)(1).

(b)

Limitation

Grazing under subsection (a) shall be at not more than the level existing on the date on which the land is acquired under section 3(a)(1).

(c)

Purchase of permit or lease

The Secretary may purchase the outstanding portion of a grazing permit or lease on any land acquired under section 3(a)(1).

(d)

Termination of leases or permits

The Secretary may accept the voluntary termination of a permit or lease for grazing on any acquired land.