IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 12, 2007
Mr. Thomas (for himself and Mr. Enzi) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To modify the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park to include certain land within the GT Park Subdivision, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Teton National Park Extension Act of 2007.
In this Act:
The term Park means the Grand Teton National Park.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term Subdivision means the GT Park Subdivision, with an area of approximately 49.67 acres, as generally depicted on—
the plat recorded
in the Office of the Teton County Clerk and Recorder on December 16, 1997,
numbered 918, entitled
Final Plat GT Park Subdivision, and dated
June 18, 1997; and
the map entitled
2006 Proposed Grand Teton Boundary Adjustment, numbered
136/80,198, and dated March 21, 2006, which shall be on file and available for
inspection in appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
Acquisition of land
The Secretary may accept from any willing donor the donation of any land or interest in land of the Subdivision.
On acquisition of land or an interest in land under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—
include the land or interest in the boundaries of the Park; and
administer the land or interest as part of the Park, in accordance with all applicable laws (including regulations).
Deadline for Acquisition
It is the intent of Congress that the acquisition of land or an interest in land under subsection (a) be completed not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.
Restriction on Transfer
The Secretary shall not donate, sell, exchange, or otherwise transfer any land acquired under this section without express authorization from Congress.
Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.