Legislation

Feb 12 2014

S. 2031

Official Short: Ashland Breakwater Light Transfer Act

Long Title: To amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, to adjust the boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, and for other purposes.

Sponsors: Ms. Baldwin

STATUS:

  • February 12, 2014.--Introduced.
  • June 3, 2014.--Mr. Johnson (R-WI) added as cosponsor.
  • July 23, 2014.--Hearing by subcommittee.  (56)

S.2031

Ashland Breakwater Light Transfer Act (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 2031 IS

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2031

To amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, to adjust the boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 12, 2014

Ms. BALDWIN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, to adjust the boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Ashland Breakwater Light Transfer Act'.

SEC. 2. BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT TO INCLUDE LIGHTHOUSE.

    The Act entitled `An Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes.', approved September 26, 1970 (16 U.S.C. 460w et seq.), is amended as follows:
      (1) In the first section as follows:
        (A) In subsection (a)--
          (i) by striking `the area' and inserting `The area'; and
          (ii) by striking `; and' and inserting a period.
        (B) In subsection (b), by striking the final period.
        (C) By inserting after `1985.' the following:
    `(c) Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light-
      `(1) The Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light generally depicted on the map titled `Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light Addition to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore' and dated February 11, 2014, located at the end of the breakwater on Chequamegon Bay, Wisconsin.
      `(2) Congress does not intend for the designation of the property under paragraph (1) to create a protective perimeter or buffer zone around the boundary of that property.'.
        (2) In section 3, by striking `:

Provided

      ' and all that follows through the period.
      (3) In section 6 as follows:
        (A) By striking `The lakeshore' and inserting:
    `(a) In General- The lakeshore'.
        (B) By inserting `this section and' before `the provisions of'.
        (C) By adding after subsection (a) the following:
    `(b) Federal Use- Rights to use a portion of the land and facilities of the lakeshore may be retained by--
      `(1) the Army Corps of Engineers for breakwater maintenance; and
      `(2) the Coast Guard for Federal aids to navigation (as defined in section 308(e)(4) of Public Law 89-665; 16 U.S.C. 470w-7(e)(4)).
    `(c) Cooperation- The National Park Service, the Coast Guard, and the Army Corps of Engineers shall cooperate in their operations so as to not lower the standards evolved for the operation of units of the National Park System, Federal aids to navigation, and harbor maintenance under Federal law with respect to the lakeshore.
      `(d) Clarification of Authority- Pursuant to existing authorities, the Secretary may enter into agreements with the City of Ashland, County of Ashland, and County of Bayfield, Wisconsin, for the purpose of cooperative law enforcement and emergency services within the boundaries of the lakeshore.'.