H. R. 4049
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 11, 2014
Mr. Duffy 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.
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)—
the area and inserting
The area; and
; 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
and all that follows through the period.
In section 6 as follows:
The lakeshore and inserting:
this section and before
the provisions of.
By adding after subsection (a) the following:
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 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.