H. R. 5907
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 7, 2012
Mr. Costa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To modify the boundary of Yosemite National Park, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Yosemite National Park Boundary
Expansion Act of 2012.
The purpose of this Act is to modify the boundary of Yosemite National Park to protect from potential development the scenic and biological value of property adjacent to the Park.
In this Act:
term map means the map entitled
Yosemite National Park
Location Map for Boundary Line Adjustment (BLA) Areas.
The term Park means the Yosemite National Park in the State of California.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
Yosemite national park
Acquisition of land
The Secretary may acquire the land or an interest in the land described in subsections (b) and (c) for addition to the Park.
An acquisition of land under paragraph (1) may be made by donation, purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange.
Description of land
The land referred to in subsection (a)(1) is the approximately 1,575 acres of land adjacent to the Park, as generally depicted on the map.
Availability of map
The map shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
The boundary of the Park shall be revised to reflect the acquisition of the land under subsection (a).
The Secretary shall administer any land or interest in land acquired under subsection (a)(1) as part of the Park in accordance with the laws (including regulations) applicable to the Park.