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H.R. 4049 (113th): Ashland Breakwater Light Transfer Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 17, 2014 (Passed the House).


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4049

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, to adjust the boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ashland Breakwater Light Transfer Act .

2.

Boundary adjustment to include lighthouse

Public Law 91–424 ( 16 U.S.C. 460w et seq. ) is amended as follows:

(1)

In the first section as follows:

(A)

In the matter preceding subsection (a)—

(i)

by striking islands and shoreline and inserting islands, shoreline, and light stations; and

(ii)

by inserting historic, after scenic,.

(B)

In subsection (a)—

(i)

by striking the area and inserting The area; and

(ii)

by striking ; and and inserting a period.

(C)

In subsection (b), by striking the final period.

(D)

By inserting after 1985. the following:

(c)

Ashland harbor breakwater light

(1)

The Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light generally depicted on the map titled Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light Addition to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and dated February 11, 2014, located at the end of the breakwater on Chequamegon Bay, Wisconsin.

(2)

Congress does not intend for the designation of the property under paragraph (1) to create a protective perimeter or buffer zone around the boundary of that property.

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(2)

In section 6 as follows:

(A)

By striking The lakeshore and inserting:

(a)

In general

The lakeshore

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(B)

By inserting this section and before the provisions of.

(C)

By adding after subsection (a) the following:

(b)

Federal use

Notwithstanding subsection (c) of the first section—

(1)

the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating may operate, maintain, keep, locate, inspect, repair, and replace any Federal aid to navigation located at the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light for as long as such aid is needed for navigational purposes; and

(2)

in carrying out the activities described in paragraph (1), such Secretary may enter, at any time, the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light or any Federal aid to navigation at the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, for as long as such aid is needed for navigational purposes, without notice to the extent that it is not possible to provide advance notice.

(c)

Clarification of authority

Pursuant to existing authorities, the Secretary may enter into agreements with the City of Ashland, County of Ashland, and County of Bayfield, Wisconsin, for the purpose of cooperative law enforcement and emergency services within the boundaries of the lakeshore.

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Passed the House of Representatives November 17, 2014.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.