H.R. 4849 (112th): Sequoia and King Canyon National Parks Backcountry Access Act

Apr 26, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-128.
Devin Nunes
Representative for California's 21st congressional district
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Last Updated
May 19, 2012
2 pages

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 5, 2012.

Introduced Apr 26, 2012
Referred to Committee Apr 26, 2012
Passed House Apr 27, 2012
Passed Senate with Changes May 17, 2012
House Agreed to Changes May 18, 2012
Signed by the President Jun 05, 2012
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue commercial use authorizations to commercial stock operators for operations in designated wilderness within the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and for other purposes.


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6/5/2012--Public Law.
Sequoia and King Canyon National Parks Backcountry Access Act - Directs, the Secretary of the Interior, until the date on which the Secretary completes any analysis and determination required under the Wilderness Act, to continue to issue authorizations to provide commercial services for commercial stock operations (including commercial use authorizations and concession contracts) within any area designated as wilderness in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California at use levels determined to be appropriate.
Requires the Secretary to complete a wilderness stewardship plan for the Parks.
Terminates the authority of the Secretary to issue authorizations under this Act on the earlier of: (1) when the Secretary begins issuing authorizations to provide commercial services for commercial stock operations within any such areas, as provided in a record of decision issued according to the wilderness stewardship plan; or (2) four years after enactment of this Act.

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