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H.R. 7438 (96th): A bill to establish the Mount St. Helens National Monument in the State of Washington, and for other purposes.


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5/22/1980--Introduced. Establishes the Mount Saint Helens National Monument in the State of Washington. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire lands, waters, and interests therein by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, transfer from any other Federal agency, or exchange. Specifies that lands, waters, and interests therein owned by the State of Washington or any political subdivision thereof may only be acquired by donation or exchange. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary, for the purposes of the monument, the lands, waters, and interests therein within the boundary of the monument which are a part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Withdraws lands within the monument from disposition under the public lands laws and from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, from the operation of the mineral leasing laws, and from the operation of the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970.