Public Law 96-199

96TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
2ND SESSION

An Act
To establish the Channel Islands National Park, and for other purposes.


Public Law 96-199
96th Congress

Mar. 5, 1980
[H.R. 3757]
AN ACT
To establish the Channel Islands National Park, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978, amendment.

TITLE I

Sec. 101. The National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978, approved November 10, 1978 (92 Stat. 3467),16 USC 1 note
Point Reyes National Seashore, area description.
16 USC 459c-1.
is amended as follows:

(a) Section 318, re: Point Reyes National Seashore is amended by:

(1) in subsection (a), change the period following “May 1978” to a comma and insert “plus those areas depicted on the map entitled ‘Point Reyes and GGNRA Amendments, dated October 25, 1979’.”;
(2) in subsection (b), changing the word “The” at the beginning of section 5(a) to “Except for property which the Secretary specifically determines is needed for interpretive or resources management purposes of the seashore, the”;
(3) in subsection (c), after “May 1, 1978”, inserting “or, in the case of areas added by action of the Ninety-sixth Congress, May 1, 1979”, and at the end of the subsection, following the word “property”, inserting “that were in existence or under construction as of May 1, 1978”;
(4) in subsection (d), changing the phrase “subsection (c)” to read “subsections (c), (d), and (e)” and adding the following at the end thereof:

“(d)Lands and improvements, acceptance and management. The Secretary is authorized to accept and manage in accordance with this Act, any lands and improvements within or adjacent to the seashore which are donated by the State of California or its political subdivisions. He is directed to accept any such lands offered for donation which comprise the Tomales Bay State Park, or lie between said park and Fish Hatchery Creek. The boundaries of the seashore shall be changed to include any such donated lands.

“(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no fee or admission charge may be levied for admission of the general public to the seashore.”;

(5) adding a new subsection (f) as follows:

“(f)Appropriation authorization.
16 USC 459c-7.
Section 9 of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof: ‘In addition to the sums heretofore authorized by this section, there is further authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for the acquisition of lands or interests therein.’.”.

(b) Section 551,North Country National Scenic Trail.
16 USC 1244.
re: the National Trails System Act is amended by:

(1) in paragraph (9), add the following at the end thereof:

“(8) The North Country National Scenic Trail, a trail of approximately thirty-two hundred miles, extending from eastern New York State to the vicinity of Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota, following the approximate route depicted on the map identified as ‘Proposed North Country Trail-Vicinity Map’ in the Department of the Interior ‘North Country Trail Report’, dated June 1975. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Director, National Park Service, Washington, District of Columbia. Administration.The trail shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior.”;

(2) in paragraph (15),16 USC 1244. subsection (e), delete the “,” after Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, and insert “and the North Country National Scenic Trail,”;
(3) in paragraph (15), subsection (f), after the phrase “Continental Divide National Scenic Trail”, insert “or the North Country National Scenic Trail”;
(4) in paragraph (23),16 USC 1249. revise subsection (c) to read as follows:

“(c)Appropriation authorization. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this Act relating to the trails designated by paragraphs 5(a)(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8): Provided, That no such funds are authorized to be appropriated prior to October 1, 1978: And provided further, That notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act or any other provisions of law, no funds may be expended by Federal agencies for the acquisition of lands or interests in lands outside the exterior boundaries of existing Federal areas for the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, the North Country National Scenic Trail, the Oregon National Historic Trail, the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and the Iditarod National Historic Trail.”.

(c) Section 320,16 USC 410y-1a. re: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is amended by changing the colon following the word “acres” to a period, and by deleting the proviso in its entirety.

Sec. 102. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 906), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1271), is further amended—

(a) in section 5(a)16 USC 1276. by adding the following new clause at the end thereof:

"(76) Birch, West Virginia: The main stem from the Cora Brown Bridge in Nicholas County to the confluence of the river with the Elk River in Braxton County.”.

(b) in section 5(b) by deleting “(75)” and inserting “(76)”.

Sec. 103.Revised boundary map.
16 USC 460bb.
16 USC 460bb-1.
The Act of October 27, 1972 (86 Stat. 1299), as amended (16 U.S.C. 459), is further amended as follows:

(a) In subsection 2(a), change the period following “October 1978” to a comma and insert plus those areas depicted on the map entitled ‘Point Reyes and GGNRA Amendments and dated October 25, 1979.’”.
(b) In section 6,16 USC 460bb-5. after “$61,610,000” insert “plus $15,500,000”, after “herein”, insert “said total development ceiling to be reduced by $10,000,000”.

Sec. 104.Report and annual listing. The Act of August 18, 1970 (84 Stat. 825), as amended, is further amended as follows:

(a) In section 816 USC 1a-5. near the end thereof, delete the sentence “Each report and annual listing shall be printed as a House document.”, and insert in lieu the following: “Each report and annual listing shall be printed as a House document: Provided, That should adequate supplies of previously printed identical reports remain available, newly submitted identical reports shall be omitted from printing upon the receipt by the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives of a joint letter from the chairman of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives and the chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate indicating such to be the case.”; and
(b) Insert “(a)” after “Sec. 8.” and add a new subsection (b) as follows:

“(b)National Park System Plan, submittal to congressional committees. Within six months of the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate, a comprehensive, ‘National Park System Plan’, which document shall constitute a professional guide for the identification of natural and historic themes of the United States, and from which candidate areas can be identified and selected to constitute units of the National Park System. Such plan shall be revised and updated annually.”.

Sec. 105.Boundary revisions. (a) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to revise the boundaries of the following units of the National Park System:

(1) Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, North Carolina: to add approximately seventeen acres.
(2) Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia and Tennessee: to add approximately one acre.
(3) Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, Virginia: to add approximately twenty acres.

(b) Sections 302, 303, and 304 of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 (92 Stat. 3467) shall be applicable to the boundary revisions authorized in subsection (a) of this section, except that for the purposes of this section, the date of enactment referred to in section 302 of such Act shall be deemed to be the date of enactment of this section.

(c)Appropriation authorization. For the purposes of acquiring the lands and interests in lands added to the units referred to in subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated from the Land and Water Conservation Fund such sums as may be necessary, but not to exceed $304,000 for Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and not to exceed $234,000 for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park.

Sec. 106.Palmer’s Chapel, continued protection.
16 USC 403k-3.
The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to take such measures as may be necessary to provide for the continued protection of the historic Palmer's Chapel in the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The importance of the chapel in memorializing the early settlement of the valley and in providing an opportunity for interpreting the cultural traditions of the former residents of the valley is hereby recognized, and the Secretary is authorized to make suitable arrangements for the history of the chapel to be communicated to park visitors and for the chapel to continue to be used for memorial purposes by former residents and their descendants.

Sec. 107. Section 304(a) of the Act of October 21, 1976 (90 Stat. 2732), is amended by inserting after “to the jurisdiction of the” the following: “Secretary of the Army, the land under the jurisdiction of the”.

Sec. 108.Boundary Map, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The Act of June 30, 1944 (58 Stat. 645), as amended (16 U.S.C. 450bb), is further amended (1) by changing “Boundary Map, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park”, numbered 385-40,000D and dated April 1974 to “Boundary Map, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park”, numbered 385-80,021A and dated April 1979 and changing “two thousand acres” to “two thousand four hundred and seventy-five acres” in the first section; and (2) by changing “$1,300,000” to “$1,600,000” in section 4.16 USC 450bb note.

Sec. 109.Ice Age National Scientific Reserve, Wis., grants.
16 USC 469h.
Subsection 5(b) of the Act of October 13, 1964 (78 Stat. 1087), an Act “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cooperate with the State of Wisconsin in the designation and administration of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes”, as amended (16 U.S.C. 469h), is further amended by changing “$425,000” to “$2,500,000”.

Sec. 110.Appropriation authorization.
16 USC 251m.
Section 320 of the Act of October 21, 1976 (90 Stat. 2732), is amended in subsection (j) by changing “$13,000,000” to “$23,700,000”.

Sec. 111. Pargraph (13) of section 101 of the Act entitled “An Act to provide for increases in appropriation ceilings and boundary changes in certain units of the National Park System, and for other purposes”, approved October 21, 1976 (90 Stat. 2732, 2733),16 USC 459d-7. is amended by changing the period to a semicolon and inserting the following thereafter:16 USC 459d-1 note. “the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to revise the boundary of the seashore to add approximately two hundred and seventy-four acres and to delete approximately two thousand acres, and sections 302 and 303 of the Act of April 11, 1972 (86 Stat. 120, 121), shall apply to the boundary revision authorized herein.”.

Sec. 112.Fort Saint Jean Baptiste de Natchitoches, La. (a) In order to commemorate the first European settlement in Louisiana, Fort Saint Jean Baptiste de Natchitoches (hereinafter called the “fort”), the Secretary is authorized to render the State of Louisiana such assistance, in the form of technical advice, grants of funds for land acquisition and development, and other help necessary to reconstruct the fort: Provided, that no funds shall be expended for reconstruction unless the Secretary determines that such reconstruction can be based on historical documentation.

(b)Agreement with the State of Louisiana. The Secretary is authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement with the State of Louisiana and affected local governmental authorities which agreement shall include but not limited to—

(1) assurances that the State of Louisiana shall operate and maintain the fort as a public area;
(2) assurances that the State of Louisiana shall incur all operation and maintenance costs;
(3) assurances by the State of Louisiana that they will manage the fort consistent with its historic character; and
(4) authority for the Secretary to obtain reimbursement from or offset against the State of Louisiana of all Federal funds previously granted under this section, including subsequent violation of paragraph (3) of this subsection.

(c)Appropriation authorization. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $2,813,000 for the purposes of this section: Provided, That the Secretary may expend not to exceed 75 per centum of the total cost incurred in the reconstruction of the fort.

Sec. 113.Memorial in Washington D.C. for USN men and women.
16 USC 431 note.
(a) The United States Navy Memorial Foundation is authorized to erect a memorial on public grounds in the District of Columbia in honor and in commemoration of the men and women of the United States Navy who have served their country in war and peace.

(b)(1) The Secretary is authorized and directed to select, with the approval of the National Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission, a suitable site on public grounds of the United States, in the District of Columbia or on such grounds principally serving as a site for national monuments along the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, upon which may be erected the memorial authorized in subsection (a).

(2) The design and plans for such memorial shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary, the National Commission of Fine Arts, and the National Capital Planning Commission.

(3) Other than as to the land authorized for the erection of the memorial in paragraph (1) of this subsection, neither the United States nor the District of Columbia shall be put to any expense in the erection of this memorial.

(c) The authority conferred pursuant to this section shall lapse unless (1) the erection of such memorial is commenced within five years from the date of enactment of this section, and (2) prior to its commencement funds are certified available in an amount sufficient, in the judgment of the Secretary to insure completion of the memorial.

(d)Maintenance and care. The maintenance and care of the memorial erected under the provisions of this section shall be the responsibility of the Secretary.

Sec. 114. Section 206 of the Act of October 15, 1966 (80 Stat. 915),16 USC 470n. is amended by deleting all of subsection 6(c) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“(c)Appropriation authorization. For the purposes of this section there is authorized to be appropriated an amount equal to the assessment for United States membership in the Centre for fiscal years 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982: Provided, That no appropriation is authorized and no payment shall be made to the Centre in excess of 25 per centum of the total annual assessment of such organization. Authorization for payment of such assessments shall begin in fiscal year 1981, but shall include earlier costs.”.

Sec. 115.16 USC 1593. (a) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to revise the boundary of the Saratoga National Historic Park to add approximately one hundred and forty-seven acres.

(b)Appropriation authorization. For the purposes of acquiring land and interest in land added to the unit referred to in subsection (a) there are authorized to be appropriated from the Land and Water Conservation Fund such sums as may be necessary but not to exceed $74,000 for Saratoga National Historic Park.

Sec. 116.David Berger Memorial, Cleveland, Ohio, designation.
16 USC 431 note.
The Secretary of the Interior shall designate the David Berger Memorial located at the Jewish Community Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, as a national memorial. The significance of the memorial in preserving the memory of the eleven Israeli athletes who were assassinated at the Olympic games in Munich, Germany, in 1972 is, by this designation, recognized by the Congress.

Sec. 117.Fleet Landing site, Charleston, S.C., acquisition. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire by purchase with donated or appropriated funds not to exceed two and one-half acres of land and submerged lands, waters, or interest therein, at Charleston, South Carolina, known generally as the Fleet Landing Site, for purposes of a mainland tour boat facility for access to Fort Sumter National Monument. Property so acquired shall be administered as a part of Fort Sumter National Monument. Appropriation authorization.There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

Sec. 118. Subsection 507(q) of the Act of November 10, 1978 (92 Stat. 3506)16 USC 460kk. is amended in clause (2)(E) by changing “5” to “9”.

Sec. 119.Yaquins Head Outstanding Natural Area, Oreg., establishment.
43 USC 1783.
(a) In order to protect the unique scenic, scientific, educational, and recreational values of certain lands in and around Yaquina Head, in Lincoln County, Oregon, there is hereby established, subject to valid existing rights, the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (hereinafter referred to as the “area”). The boundaries of the area are those shown on the map entitled “Yaquina Head Area”, dated July 1979, which shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Director, Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of the Interior, and the State Office of the Bureau of Land Management in the State of Oregon.

(b)(1)Administration. The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary”) shall administer the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in accordance with the laws and regulations applicable to the public lands as defined in section 103(e) of the Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1702), in such a manner as will best provide for—

(A) the conservation and development of the scenic, natural, and historic values of the area;
(B) the continued use of the area for purposes of education, scientific study, and public recreation which do not substantially impair the purposes for which the area is established; and
(C) protection of the wildlife habitat of the area.

(2)Management plan, development. The Secretary shall develop a management plan for the area which accomplishes the purposes and is consistent with the provisions of this section. This plan shall be developed in accordance with the provisions of section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1712).

(3)Quarrying of materials, permits and contracts. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the Secretary is authorized to issue permits or to contract for the quarrying of materials from the area in accordance with the management plan for the area on condition that the lands be reclaimed and restored to the satisfaction of the Secretary. Such authorization to quarry shall require payment of fair market value for the materials to be quarried, as established by the Secretary, and shall also include any terms and conditions which the Secretary determines necessary to protect the values of such quarry lands for purposes of this section.

(c)Reservation of lands for lighthouse purposes, revocation. The reservation of lands for lighthouse purposes made by Executive order of June 8, 1866, of certain lands totaling approximately 18.1 acres, as depicted on the map referred to in subsection 119(a), is hereby revoked. The lands referred to in subsection 119(a) are hereby restored to the status of public lands as defined in section 103(e) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1702), and shall be administered in accordance with the management plan for the area developed pursuant to subsection 119(b), except that such lands are hereby withdrawn from settlement, sale, location, or entry, under the public land laws, including the mining laws (30 U.S.C. ch. 2),39 USC 21 et seq. leasing under the mineral leasing laws (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.), and disposals under the Materials Act of July 31, 1947, as amended (30 U.S.C. 601, 602).

(d) The Secretary shall, as soon as possible but in no event later than twenty-four months following the date of the enactment of this section, acquire by purchase, exchange, donation, or condemnation all or any part of the lands and waters and interests in lands and waters within the area referred to in subsection 119(a) which are not in Federal ownership except that State land shall not be acquired by purchase or condemnation. Any lands or interests acquired by the Secretary pursuant to this section shall become public lands as defined in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended.43 USC 1702. Upon acquisition by the United States, such lands are automatically withdrawn under the provisions of subsection 119(c) except that lands affected by quarrying operations in the area shall be subject to disposals under the Materials Act of July 31, 1947, as amended (30 U.S.C. 601, 602). Administration.Any lands acquired pursuant to this subsection shall be administered in accordance with the management plan for the area developed pursuant to subsection 119(b).

(e)Wind energy research, study. The Secretary is authorized to conduct a study relating to the use of lands in the area for purposes of wind energy research. If the Secretary determines after such study that the conduct of wind energy research activity will not substantially impair the values of the lands in the area for purposes of this section, the Secretary is further authorized to issue permits for the use of such lands as a site for installation and field testing of an experimental wind turbine generating system. Terms and conditions.Any permit issued pursuant to this subsection shall contain such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines necessary to protect the values of such lands for purposes of this section.

(f)Development and administration. The Secretary shall develop and administer, in addition to any requirements imposed pursuant to paragraph 119(b)(3), a program for the reclamation and restoration of all lands affected by quarrying operations in the area acquired pursuant to subsection 119(d). All revenues received by the United States in connection with quarrying operations authorized by paragraph 119(b)(3) shall be deposited in a separate fund account which shall be established by the Secretary of the Treasury. Appropriation authorization.Such revenues are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary as needed for reclamation and restoration of any lands acquired pursuant to subsection 119(d). After completion of such reclamation and restoration to the satisfaction of the Secretary, any unexpended revenues in such fund shall be returned to the general fund of the United States Treasury.

(g)Appropriation authorization. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated in addition to that authorized by subsection 119(f), such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

Sec. 120.Presidential monument sites, survey.
16 USC 467b.
(a) The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary”) is authorized to conduct a survey of sites which he deems exhibit qualities most appropriate for the commemoration of each former President of the United States. The survey may include sites associated with the deeds, leadership, or lifework of a former President, and it may identify sites or structures historically unrelated to a former President but which may be suitable as a memorial to honor such President.

(b)Individual sites and structures; report to congressional committees. The Secretary shall, from time to time, prepare and transmit to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate reports on individual sites and structures identified in the survey referred to in subsection (a), together with his recommendation as to whether such site or structure is suitable for establishment as a national historic site or national memorial to commemorate a former President. Each such report shall include pertinent information with respect to the need for acquisition of lands and interests therein, the development of facilities, and the operation and maintenance of the site or structure and the estimated cost thereof. If during the six-month period following the transmittal of a report pursuant to this subsection neither Committee has by vote of a majority of its members disapproved a recommendation of the Secretary that a site or structure is suitable for establishment as a national historic site, the Secretary may thereafter by appropriate order establish the same as a national historic site, including the lands and interests therein identified in the report accompanying his recommendation. The Secretary may acquire the lands and interests therein by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, transfer from any other Federal agency, or exchange, and he shall administer the site in accordance with the Act of August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535),16 USC 1–4, 22, 43.
16 USC 450m, 450n.
as amended and supplemented, and the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666), as amended.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed as diminishing the authority of the Secretary under the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666), as amended, or as authorizing the Secretary to establish any national memorial, creation of which is hereby expressly reserved to the Congress.

(d)Appropriation authorization. There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

Sec. 121. Authorizations of moneys to be appropriated under this Act shall be effective on October 1, 1980. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, authority to enter into contracts, to incur obligations, or to make payments under this Act shall be effective only to the extent, and in such amounts, as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts.

TITLE II

Sec. 201.Channel Islands National Park, Calif. Establishment. 16 USC 410ff. In order to protect the nationally significant natural, scenic, wildlife, marine, ecological, archaeological, cultural, and scientific values of the Channel Islands in the State of California, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) the brown pelican nesting area;
(2) the undisturbed tide pools providing species diversity unique to the eastern Pacific coast;
(3) the pinnipeds which breed and pup almost exclusively on the Channel Islands, including the only breeding colony for northern fur seals south of Alaska;
(4) the Eolian landforms and caliche;
(5) the presumed burial place of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo; and
(6) the archaeological evidence of substantial populations of Native Americans;

there is hereby established the Channel Islands National Park, the boundaries of which shall include San Miguel and Prince Islands, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara Islands, including the rocks, islets, submerged lands, and waters within one nautical mile of each island, as depicted on the map entitled, “Proposed Channel Islands National Park” numbered 159-20,008 and dated April 1979, which shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the Superintendent of the park and the Director of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Channel Islands National Monument. Abolishment.The Channel Islands National Monument is hereby abolished as such, and the lands, waters, and interests therein withdrawn or reserved for the monument are hereby incorporated within and made a part of the new Channel Islands National Park.

Sec. 202.16 USC 410ff-1. (a) Within the boundaries of the park as established in section 201, the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary”) is authorized to acquire lands, waters, or interests therein (including but not limited to scenic easements) by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, transfer from any Federal agency, exchange, or otherwise. Unless the property is wholly or partially donated, the Secretary shall pay to the owner the fair market value of the property on the date of its acquisition, less the fair market value on that date of any right retained by the owner. California lands or interests, exemption.Any lands, waters, or interests therein owned by the State of California or any political subdivision thereof shall not be acquired. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal property located within the boundaries of the park shall with the concurrence of the head of the agency having custody thereof, be transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary for the purposes of the park: Provided, That the Secretary shall permit the use of federally owned park lands and waters which (i) have been transferred from another Federal agency pursuant to this section or which (ii) were the subject of a lease or permit issued by a Federal agency as of the date of enactment of this title, for essential national security missions and for navigational aids, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary deems necessary to protect park resources.

(b)Nature Conservancy Lands, acquisition. Notwithstanding the acquisition authority contained in subsection 202(a), any lands, waters, or interests therein, which are owned wholly or in part, by or which hereafter may be owned by, or under option to, the National Park Foundation, The Nature Conservancy (including any lands, waters, or interests therein which are designated as “Nature Conservancy Lands” on the map referred to in section 201 of this title) or any similar national, nonprofit conservation organization, or an affiliate or subsidiary thereof shall be acquired only with the consent of the owner thereof: Provided, That the Secretary may acquire such property in accordance with the provisions of this Act if he determines that the property is undergoing or is about to undergo a change in use which is inconsistent with the purposes of this title.

(c)Santa Rosa Islands lands, priority acquisition. With respect to the privately owned lands on Santa Rosa Island, the Secretary shall acquire such lands as expeditiously as possible after the date of enactment of this title. The acquisition of these lands shall take priority over the acquisition of other privately owned lands within the park.

(d)(1) The owner of any private property may, on the date of its acquisition and as a condition of such acquisition, retain for himself a right of use and occupancy of all or such portion of such property as the owner may elect for a definite term of not more than twenty-five years, or ending at the death of the owner, or his spouse, whichever is later. The owner shall elect the term to be reserved, by such right retained pursuant to this subsection with respect to any property shall be subject to termination by the Secretary upon his determination that such property is being used for any purpose which is incompatible with the administration of the park or with the preservation of the resources therein, and it shall terminate by operation of law upon notification by the Secretary to the holder of the right, of such determination and tendering to him the amount equal to the fair market value of that portion which remains unexpired.

(2)Lease agreement with former owner. In the case of any property acquired by the Secretary pursuant to this title with respect to which a right of use and occupancy was not reserved by the former owner pursuant to this subsection, at the request of the former owner, the Secretary may enter into a lease agreement with the former owner under which the former owner may continue any existing use of such property which is compatible with the administration of the park and with the preservation of the resources therein.

(3) Any right retained pursuant to this subsection, and any lease entered into under paragraph (2), shall be subject to such access and other provisions as may be required by the Secretary for visitor use and resources management.

Sec. 203.Natural resources study report, development.
16 USC 410ff-2.
(a) The Secretary is directed to develop, in cooperation and consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, the State of California, and various knowledgeable Federal and private entities, a natural resources study report for the park, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) an inventory of all terrestrial and marine species, indicating their population dynamics, and probable trends as to future numbers and welfare;
(2) recommendations as to what actions should be considered for adoption to better protect the natural resources oi the park.

Submittal to congressional committees.Such report shall be submitted within two complete fiscal years from the date of enactment of this title to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate, and updated revisions of such report shall be similarly submitted at subsequent two year intervals to cover a period of ten years after the date of enactment of this title.

(b)Cooperative agreements with State of California. The Secretary is authorized and directed to enter into and continue cooperative agreements with the Secretary of Commerce and the State of California for the enforcement of Federal and State laws and regulations on those lands and waters within and adjacent to the park which are owned by the State of California. No provision of this title shall be deemed to affect the rights and jurisdiction of the State of California within the park, including, but not limited to, authority over submerged lands and waters within the park boundaries, and the marine resources therein.

Sec. 204.16 USC 410ff-3. (a) Subject to the provisions of section 201 of this title, the Secretary shall administer the park in accordance with the provisions of the Act of August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535), as amended and supplemented (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.). In the administration of the park, the Secretary may utilize such statutory authority available for the conservation and management of wildlife and natural and cultural resources as he deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of this title. The park shall be administered on a low-intensity, limited-entry basis.

(b) In recognition of the special fragility and sensitivity of the park’s resources, it is the intent of Congress that the visitor use within the park be limited to assure negligible adverse impact on the park resources. The Secretary shall establish appropriate visitor carrying capacities for the park.

(c)(1)Comprehensive general management plan, submittal to congressional committees. Within three complete fiscal years from the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary, in consultation with The Nature Conservancy and the State of California, shall submit to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate, a comprehensive general managment plan for the park, pursuant to criteria stated in the provisions of section 12(b) of the Act of August 18, 1970 (84 Stat. 825), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1a-1 et seq.).16 USC 1a-7. Such plan shall include alternative considerations for the design and operation of a public transportation system connecting the park with the mainland, with such considerations to be developed in cooperation with the State of California and the Secretary of Transportation. Hearings.The Secretary shall seek the advice of the scientific community in the preparation of said plan, and conduct hearings for public comment in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

(2) Those aspects of such a plan which relate to marine mammals shall be prepared by the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary and the State of California.

Sec. 205.Federal funds, approval for expenditure.
16 USC 410ff-4.
The head of any Federal agency having direct or indirect jurisdiction over a proposed Federal or federally assisted undertaking with respect to the lands and waters within or adjacent or related to the park, and the head of any Federal agency having authority to license or permit any undertaking with respect to such lands and waters, shall, prior to the approval of the expenditure of any Federal funds on such undertaking or prior to the issuance of any license or permit, as the case may be, afford the Secretary a reasonable opportunity to comment with regard to such undertaking and shall give due consideration to any comments made by the Secretary and to the effect of such undertaking on the purposes for which the park is established.

Sec. 206.Review of park area; report to President.
16 USC 410ff-5.
16 USC 1132.
Within three complete fiscal years from the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary shall review the area within the park and shall report to the President, in accordance with subsections 3(c) and (d) of the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890), his recommendations as to the suitability or nonsuitability of any area within the park for designation as wilderness. Any designation of any such areas as wilderness shall be accomplished in accordance with said subsections of the Wilderness Act.16 USC 1131 note.

Sec. 207.16 USC 410ff-6. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no fees shall be charged for entrance or admission to the park.

Sec. 208.16 USC 410ff-7. The Secretary is authorized to expend Federal funds for the cooperative management of The Nature Conservancy and other private property for research, resources management, and visitor protection and use. Transfer of funds.All funds authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of the Channel Islands National Monument are hereby transferred to the Channel Islands National Park. Appropriation authorization.Effective October 1, 1980, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated such further sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this title, but not to exceed $500,000 for development. From the Land and Water Conservation Fund there is authorized to be appropriated $30,100,000 for the purposes of land acquisition. For the authorizations made in this section, any amounts authorized but not appropriated in any fiscal year shall remain available for appropriation in succeeding fiscal years.

Approved March 5, 1980.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

HOUSE REPORTS No. 96-119 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs), No. 96-182, Pt. I accompanying H.R. 2975 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs) and No. 96-182, Pt. II accompanying H.R. 2975 (Comm. on Merchant Marine and Fisheries).

SENATE REPORT No. 96-484 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:

Vol. 125 (1979): May 7, considered and passed House.
Vol. 126 (1980): Feb. 18, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Feb. 20, House concurred in Senate amendments.

WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS:

Vol. 16, No. 10 (1980): Mar. 5, Presidential statement.