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S. 1320 (117th): Chiricahua National Park Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 22, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1320

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 22, 2021

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

A BILL

To establish the Chiricahua National Park in the State of Arizona as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Chiricahua National Park Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Monument

The term Monument means the Chiricahua National Monument established by Presidential Proclamation 1692 (54 U.S.C. 320301 note; 43 Stat. 1946).

(2)

Park

The term Park means the Chiricahua National Park established by section 3(a).

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(4)

State

The term State means the State of Arizona.

3.

Establishment of Chiricahua National Park

(a)

Establishment

To protect, preserve, and interpret the rhyolitic rock formations, biodiversity, and other natural and cultural resources of the area, there is established in the State as a unit of the National Park System the Chiricahua National Park.

(b)

Boundaries

(1)

In general

The boundaries of the Park are as generally depicted on the map entitled Chiricahua National Park Proposed Boundary, numbered 145/156,356, and dated March 2021.

(2)

Availability of map

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

(c)

Abolishment of chiricahua national monument

(1)

Abolishment

The Monument is abolished.

(2)

Incorporation

The land and any interest in land that constitute the Monument (as in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) are incorporated in, and shall be considered to be part of, the Park.

(3)

Availability of funds

Any funds available for the Monument shall be available for the Park.

(d)

References

(1)

In general

Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the Chiricahua National Monument shall be considered to be a reference to the Chiricahua National Park.

(2)

Wilderness

Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the Chiricahua National Monument Wilderness designated by Public Law 94–567 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; 90 Stat. 2692) shall be considered to be a reference to the Chiricahua National Park Wilderness.

(e)

Administration

The Secretary shall administer the Park in accordance with—

(1)

this Act; and

(2)

the laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System.