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H.R. 2490 (112th): To amend the National Trails System Act to provide for a study of the Cascadia Marine Trail.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 11, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2490

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 11, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. McDermott, and Mr. Bass of New Hampshire) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the National Trails System Act to provide for a study of the Cascadia Marine Trail.

1.

Designation of trail for study

(a)

Short Title

This section may be cited as the Cascadia Marine Trail Study Act.

(b)

Designation of trail for study

Section 5(c) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Cascadia Marine Trail, a series of water trail routes encompassing approximately 2,300 miles of shoreline in the State of Washington, extending from Point Roberts near the Canadian border to the southern reach of Puget Sound near Olympia. In conducting the study, the Secretary shall coordinate with appropriate Federal, State, local, tribal, and private entities, and may evaluate sites of recreational, scenic, or historic significance near the Cascadia Marine Trail for potential inclusion in the Trail. The Secretary shall also consider what activities may be limited by the designation, including existing activities, hunting, boating, or proposed infrastructure improvements.

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