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

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 11, 2014 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 4049


February 11, 2014

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


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.


Short title

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


Boundary adjustment to include lighthouse

The Act entitled An Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes., approved September 26, 1970 ( 16 U.S.C. 460w et seq.) is amended as follows:


In the first section as follows:


In subsection (a)


by striking the area and inserting The area; and


by striking ; and and inserting a period.


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


By inserting after 1985. the following:


Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light


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.


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.



In section 3, by striking : Provided and all that follows through the period.


In section 6 as follows:


By striking The lakeshore and inserting:


In general

The lakeshore



By inserting this section and before the provisions of.


By adding after subsection (a) the following:


Federal use

Rights to use a portion of the land and facilities of the lakeshore may be retained by—


the Army Corps of Engineers for breakwater maintenance; and


the Coast Guard for Federal aids to navigation (as defined in section 308(e)(4) of Public Law 89–665; 16 U.S.C. 470w–7(e)(4) ).



The National Park Service, the Coast Guard, and the Army Corps of Engineers shall cooperate in their operations so as to not lower the standards evolved for the operation of units of the National Park System, Federal aids to navigation, and harbor maintenance under Federal law with respect to the lakeshore.


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.



No authorization for increased appropriation

Nothing in this Act or the amendments made by this Act shall be construed to increase the amount of appropriations that are authorized to be appropriated for any fiscal year.