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S. 3331 (116th): Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification and Land Exchange Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 25, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3331

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 25, 2020

(for himself and Mr. Bennet) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To modify the boundary of the Rocky Mountain National Park, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification and Land Exchange Act.

2.

Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Map

The term map means the map entitled “Rocky Mountain National Park Proposed Boundary Revision”, numbered 121/154,327, and dated June 2019.

(2)

Non-Federal land

The term non-Federal land means the approximately 40 acres of non-Federal land depicted as TR 05–133 on the map.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(b)

Land acquisition

The Secretary may acquire, by donation, the non-Federal land for inclusion in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

(c)

Boundary modification

On acquisition of the non-Federal land under subsection (b), the Secretary shall—

(1)

modify the boundary of the Rocky Mountain National Park to include the acquisition; and

(2)

administer the acquired land as part of the Rocky Mountain National Park, in accordance with applicable laws.

(d)

Availability of map

The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

3.

Rocky Mountain National Park land exchange

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Federal land

The term Federal land means the approximately 0.18 acres of land depicted as TR04–168–1 on the map.

(2)

Map

The term map means the map entitled “Rocky Mountain National Park Proposed Forsyth Family Land Exchange”, numbered 121/154,326, and dated June 2019.

(3)

Non-Federal land

The term non-Federal land means the approximately 0.18 acres of land depicted as TR04–169 on the map.

(4)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(b)

Authorization of exchange

To correct a longstanding land ownership error, if the owner of the non-Federal land offers to convey to the Secretary all right, title, and interest of the owner in and to the non-Federal land, the Secretary shall convey to the owner of the non-Federal land, subject to valid existing rights, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land.

(c)

Valuation

The value of the Federal land and the non-Federal land to be exchanged under subsection (b) shall be considered to be of equal value.

(d)

Administration

The non-Federal land acquired by the Secretary under subsection (b) shall be administered by the Secretary as part of Rocky Mountain National Park.

(e)

Availability of map

The map shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.