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S. 277 (110th): Grand Teton National Park Extension Act of 2007


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 12, 2007 (Introduced).


II

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 277

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 12, 2007

(for himself and Mr. Enzi) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To modify the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park to include certain land within the GT Park Subdivision, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Grand Teton National Park Extension Act of 2007.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Park

The term Park means the Grand Teton National Park.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(3)

Subdivision

The term Subdivision means the GT Park Subdivision, with an area of approximately 49.67 acres, as generally depicted on—

(A)

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

(B)

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.

3.

Acquisition of land

(a)

In General

The Secretary may accept from any willing donor the donation of any land or interest in land of the Subdivision.

(b)

Administration

On acquisition of land or an interest in land under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—

(1)

include the land or interest in the boundaries of the Park; and

(2)

administer the land or interest as part of the Park, in accordance with all applicable laws (including regulations).

(c)

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.

(d)

Restriction on Transfer

The Secretary shall not donate, sell, exchange, or otherwise transfer any land acquired under this section without express authorization from Congress.

4.

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.