[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 120, 109th Congress, 2nd Session]
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120 STAT. 378

Public Law 109-225
109th Congress

An Act


 
To provide for the expansion of the James Campbell National Wildlife
Refuge, Honolulu County, Hawaii.  NOTE: May 25, 2006 -  [S. 1165]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress  NOTE: James Campbell National
Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act of 2005. 16 USC 668dd note.  assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``James Campbell National Wildlife
Refuge Expansion Act of 2005''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds that--
(1) the United States Fish and Wildlife Service manages the
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge for the purpose of
promoting the recovery of 4 species of endangered Hawaiian
waterbirds;
(2) the United States Fish and Wildlife Service leases
approximately 240 acres of high-value wetland habitat (including
ponds, marshes, freshwater springs, and adjacent land) and
manages the habitat in accordance with the National Wildlife
Refuge System Improvement Act (16 U.S.C. 668dd note; Public Law
105-312);
(3) the United States Fish and Wildlife Service entered into
a contract to purchase in fee title the land described in
paragraph (2) from the estate of James Campbell for the purposes
of--
(A) permanently protecting the endangered species
habitat; and
(B) improving the management of the Refuge;
(4) the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has
identified for inclusion in the Refuge approximately 800 acres
of additional high-value wildlife habitat adjacent to the Refuge
that are owned by the estate of James Campbell;
(5) the land of the estate of James Campbell on the Kahuku
Coast features coastal dunes, coastal wetlands, and coastal
strand that promote biological diversity for threatened and
endangered species, including--
(A) the 4 species of endangered Hawaiian waterbirds
described in paragraph (1);
(B) migratory shorebirds;
(C) waterfowl;
(D) seabirds;
(E) endangered and native plant species;
(F) endangered monk seals; and
(G) green sea turtles;

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(6) because of extensive coastal development, habitats of
the type within the Refuge are increasingly rare on the Hawaiian
islands;
(7) expanding the Refuge will provide increased
opportunities for wildlife-dependent public uses, including
wildlife observation, photography, and environmental education
and interpretation; and
(8) acquisition of the land described in paragraph (4)--
(A) will create a single, large, manageable, and
ecologically-intact unit that includes sufficient buffer
land to reduce impacts on the Refuge; and
(B) is necessary to reduce flood damage following
heavy rainfall to residences, businesses, and public
buildings in the town of Kahuku.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:
(1) Director.--The term ``Director'' means the Director of
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
(2)  Refuge.--The term ``Refuge'' means the James Campbell
National Wildlife Refuge established pursuant to the Endangered
Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
(3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.

SEC. 4. EXPANSION OF REFUGE.

(a) Expansion.--The boundary of the Refuge is expanded to include
the approximately 1,100 acres of land (including any water and interest
in the land) depicted on the map entitled ``James Campbell National
Wildlife Refuge--Expansion'' dated October 20, 2005, and on file in the
office of the Director.
(b) Boundary Revisions.--The Secretary may make such minor
modifications to the boundary of the Refuge as the Secretary determines
to be appropriate to--
(1) achieve the goals of the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service relating to the Refuge; or
(2) facilitate the acquisition of property within the
Refuge.

(c) Availability of Map.--
(1) In general.--The map described in subsection (a) shall
remain available for inspection in an appropriate office of the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as determined by the
Secretary.
(2) Notice.--As  NOTE: Federal Register,
publication.  soon as practicable after the date of enactment
of this Act, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register
and any publication of local circulation in the area of the
Refuge notice of the availability of the map.

SEC. 5. ACQUISITION OF LAND AND WATER.

(a) In General.--Subject to the availability of appropriated funds,
the Secretary may acquire the land described in section 4(a).
(b) Inclusion.--Any land, water, or interest acquired by the
Secretary pursuant to this section shall--
(1) become part of the Refuge; and
(2) be administered in accordance with applicable law.

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SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary
to carry out this Act.

Approved May 25, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1165:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 109-429 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-191 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
Vol. 151 (2005):
Dec. 16, considered and passed
Senate.
Vol. 152 (2006):
May 16, considered and passed House.