H. R. 1354
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 25, 2021
Mr. Lieu (for himself, Ms. Waters, Ms. Brownley, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Bass, Mrs. Napolitano, and Ms. Barragán) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of portions of the Los Angeles coastal area in the State of California to evaluate alternatives for protecting the resources of the coastal area, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Study Act.
Resource study of the Los Angeles coastal area, California
In this section:
Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term study area means the coastline and adjacent areas to the Santa Monica Bay from Will Rogers State Beach to Torrance Beach, including the areas in and around Ballona Creek and the Baldwin Hills and the San Pedro section of the City of Los Angeles, excluding the Port of Los Angeles north of Crescent Avenue.
Special resource study
The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the study area.
In conducting the study under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall—
evaluate the national significance of the study area;
determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System;
consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the study area by the Federal Government, State or local government entities, or private and nonprofit organizations;
consult with interested Federal agencies, State or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or any other interested individuals; and
identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives.
The study required under paragraph (1) shall be conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 54, United States Code.
Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report that describes—
the results of the study; and
any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.