[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-284
111th Congress

An Act


 
To designate a mountain and icefield in the State of Alaska as the
``Mount Stevens'' and ``Ted Stevens Icefield'',
respectively. <>

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 ``Mount Stevens and Ted Stevens
Icefield Designation Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds that--
(1) Theodore ``Ted'' Fulton Stevens, who began serving in
the Senate 9 years after Alaska was admitted to Statehood,
represented the people of the State of Alaska with distinction
in the Senate for over 40 years from 1968 to 2009 and played a
significant role in the transformation of the State of Alaska
from an impoverished territory to a full-fledged State through
the assistance he provided in building energy facilities,
hospitals and clinics, roads, docks, airports, water and sewer
facilities, schools, and other community facilities in the State
of Alaska, which earned him recognition as ``Alaskan of the
Century'' from the Alaska Legislature in 2000;
(2) Ted Stevens distinguished himself as a transport pilot
during World War II in support of the ``Flying Tigers'' of the
United States Army Air Corps, 14th Air Force, earning 2
Distinguished Flying Crosses and other decorations for his skill
and bravery;
(3) Ted Stevens, after serving as a United States Attorney
in the territory of Alaska, came to Washington, District of
Columbia in 1956 to serve in the Eisenhower Administration in
the Department of the Interior, where he was a leading force in
securing the legislation that led to the admission of Alaska as
the 49th State on January 3, 1959, and then as Solicitor of the
Department of the Interior;
(4) in 1961, Ted Stevens returned to the State of Alaska
and, in 1964, was elected to the Alaska House of
Representatives, where he was subsequently elected as Speaker
pro tempore and majority leader until his appointment on
December 24, 1968, to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Senator E.L. Bartlett;
(5) Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican Senator in
the history of the Senate, served as President pro tempore of
the Senate from 2003 through 2007 and as President pro tempore
emeritus from 2008 to 2009, and over the course

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of his career in the Senate, Ted Stevens served as assistant
Republican leader, Chairman of the Select Committee on Ethics,
Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Chairman
of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, Chairman of the
Committee on Appropriations, and Chairman of the Committee on
Commerce, Science, and Transportation;
(6) Ted Stevens worked tirelessly for the enactment of the
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.),
which provided for the conveyance of approximately 44,000,000
acres of land in the State of Alaska to the Aleut, Eskimo, and
Indian peoples and created Native Corporations to secure the
long-term economic, cultural, and political empowerment of the
Native peoples of the State of Alaska;
(7) Ted Stevens was a leader in shaping the communications
policies of the United States, as he helped to establish the
spectrum auction policy, negotiated the Telecommunications Act
of 1996, authored the Digital Television Transition and Public
Safety Act of 2005 (47 U.S.C. 309 note; Public Law 109-171), and
passionately advocated for the connection of rural America to
the rest of the world and to improve the lives of the people of
the United States through the use of telemedicine and distance
learning;
(8) Ted Stevens was a conservationist who championed the
safe development of the natural resources of the United States,
as illustrated by his authorship of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Authorization Act (43 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.), the Magnuson-Stevens
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et
seq.), which established the 200-mile exclusive economic zone
and led to a reduction in the dominance of foreign fishing
fleets in the fisheries of the United States, the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act
of 2006 (Public Law 109-479; 120 Stat. 3575), which established
conservation measures designed to end overfishing, and the High
Seas Driftnet Fisheries Enforcement Act (16 U.S.C. 1826a et
seq.), which provided for the denial of entry into ports of the
United States and the imposition of sanctions on vessels
carrying out large-scale driftnet fishing beyond the exclusive
economic zone of any nation;
(9) Ted Stevens was committed to health and fitness in his
personal life and in his legislative accomplishments, as
illustrated by his authorship of the Ted Stevens Amateur and
Olympic Sports Act (36 U.S.C. 220501 et seq.), his encouragement
of providing equality to female athletes through the enactment
of title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681
et seq.), and his leadership in improving physical education
programs in schools through the Carol M. White Physical
Education Program (20 U.S.C. 7261 et seq.);
(10) Ted Stevens unconditionally supported the needs of the
Armed Forces of the United States through visits to soldiers,
sailors, airmen, marines, and Coast Guardsmen in every major
military conflict and war zone where United States military
personnel have been assigned during his service in the Senate,
including Vietnam, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and
Afghanistan, and in his role as Chairman and Ranking Member of
the Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations for more than 20
years;

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(11) Ted Stevens was a devoted husband, father, and
grandfather who worked to promote family-friendly policies in
the Federal government;
(12) Ted Stevens was well-respected for reaching across the
aisle to forge bipartisan alliances and enjoyed many close
friendships with colleagues in both political parties and with
his staff, who were deeply loyal to him; and
(13) the designation of the unnamed highest peak in the
State of Alaska, along with an icefield in the Chugach National
Forest in that State, in honor of Ted Stevens would be a fitting
tribute to his honorable life and legacy.
SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF MOUNT STEVENS.

(a) Designation.--Not later <> than 30 days after
the date of enactment of this Act, the United States Board on Geographic
Names (referred to in this Act as the ``Board'') shall designate the
unnamed, 13,895-foot peak in the Alaska Range in Denali National Park
and Preserve in the State of Alaska, located at latitude 62.920469308
and longitude -151.066510314, as the ``Mount Stevens''.

(b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document,
paper, or other record of the United States to the peak referred to in
subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Mount
Stevens''.
SEC. 4. DESIGNATION OF TED STEVENS ICEFIELD.

(a) Definition of Icefield.--In this section, the term ``icefield''
means the icefield in the northern Chugach National Forest in the State
of Alaska--
(1) comprising approximately 8,340 square miles, as
delineated by the map entitled ``Ice Field Name Proposal in
Honor of Stevens'' dated September 24, 2010, as prepared by the
Forest Service and available for inspection at Forest Service
headquarters in Washington, District of Columbia; and
(2) including the Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Nelchina,
Tazlina, Valdez, and Shoup Glaciers.

(b) Designation.--Not <> later than 30 days after
the date of enactment of this Act, the Board shall designate the
icefield as the ``Ted Stevens Icefield''.

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(c) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document,
paper, or other record of the United States to the icefield shall be
deemed to be a reference to the ``Ted Stevens Icefield''.

Approved October 18, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3802:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
Sept. 27, considered and passed Senate.
Sept. 29, considered and passed House.