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H.R.586 - Denali National Park Improvement Act
To provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. KANTISHNA HILLS MICROHYDRO PROJECT; LAND EXCHANGE.
(3) COMPLETION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS- Not later than 180 days after the date on which an applicant submits an application for the issuance of a permit under this subsection, the Secretary shall complete any analysis required by the National Environment Policy Act of 1969 (
(1) IN GENERAL- For the purpose of consolidating ownership of Park and Doyon Tourism, Inc. lands, including those lands affected solely by the Doyon Tourism microhydro project, and subject to paragraph (4), the Secretary may exchange Park land near or adjacent to land owned by Doyon Tourism, Inc., located at the mouth of Eureka Creek in sec. 13, T.16 S., R. 18 W., Fairbanks Meridian, for approximately 18 acres of land owned by Doyon Tourism, Inc., within the Galena patented mining claim.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) the laws (including regulations) and policies applicable to exchanges of land administered by the National Park Service, including the laws and policies concerning land appraisals, equalization of values, and environmental compliance; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) EQUALIZATION OF VALUES- If the tracts proposed for exchange under this subsection are determined not to be equal in value, an equalization of values may be achieved by adjusting the quantity of acres described in paragraph (1).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE NATURAL GAS PIPELINE.
(A) IN GENERAL- The term ‘appurtenance’ includes cathodic protection or test stations, valves, signage, and buried communication and electric cables relating to the operation of high-pressure natural gas transmission.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) a high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline (including appurtenances) in nonwilderness areas within the boundary of Denali National Park within, along, or near the approximately 7-mile segment of the George Parks Highway that runs through the Park; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(C) if, following an appropriate analysis prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (
SEC. 4. DESIGNATION OF THE WALTER HARPER TALKEETNA RANGER STATION.
(a) Designation- The Talkeetna Ranger Station located on B Street in Talkeetna, Alaska, approximately 100 miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park, shall be known and designated as the ‘Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) References- Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the Talkeetna Ranger Station referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the ‘Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink