[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 118, 108th Congress, 2nd Session] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov] 118 STAT. 1194 Public Law 108-312 108th Congress An Act To provide for an adjustment of the boundaries of Mount Rainier National Park, and for other purposes. NOTE: Oct. 5, 2004 - [H.R. 265] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress NOTE: Mount Rainier National Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2004. Washington. assembled, SECTION 1. NOTE: 16 USC 91 note. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Mount Rainier National Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2004''. SEC. 2. NOTE: 16 USC 110d note. FINDINGS. The Congress finds the following: (1) The Carbon River watershed within Pierce County in the State of Washington has unique qualities of ecological, economic, and educational importance, including clean water, productive salmon streams, important wildlife habitat, active geologic processes, outdoor recreational opportunities, scenic beauty, educational opportunities, and diverse economic opportunities. (2) Mount Rainier National Park is one of the premier attractions in the State of Washington, providing recreational, educational, and economic opportunities that will be enhanced by the construction of new campgrounds and visitor contact facilities in the Carbon River valley outside old-growth forest habitats and above the flood plain. (3) Coordination of management across national forest and national park lands in this corridor will enhance the conservation of the forest ecosystem and public enjoyment of these public lands. (4) Protection and development of historic and recreational facilities in the Carbon River valley, such as trails and visitor centers, can be facilitated by the National Park Service. SEC. 3. NOTE: 16 USC 110d. MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT. (a) Boundary Adjustment.--The boundary of Mount Rainier National Park is modified to include the area within the boundary generally depicted on the map entitled ``Mount Rainier National Park, Carbon River Boundary Adjustment'', numbered 105/92,002B, and dated June 2003. The Secretary of the Interior shall keep the map on file in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service. (b) Land Acquisition.--The Secretary of the Interior may acquire, only with the consent of the owner, by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange-- [[Page 1195]] 118 STAT. 1195 (1) land or interests in land, totaling not more than 800 acres, and improvements thereon within the boundary generally depicted on the map referred to in subsection (a) for development of camping and other recreational facilities; and (2) land or interests in land, totaling not more than one acre, and improvements thereon in the vicinity of Wilkeson, Washington, for a facility to serve visitors to public lands along the Carbon and Mowich Corridors. (c) Administration of Acquired Lands.--Lands acquired under this section shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as part of Mount Rainier National Park in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. SEC. 4. ASSOCIATED LANDS. The Secretary of Agriculture shall manage that portion of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest lying adjacent to Mt. Rainier National Park, as identified on the map referred to in section 3(a), to maintain the area's natural setting in a manner consistent with its management as of June 1, 2003. Approved October 5, 2004. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 265: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOUSE REPORTS: No. 108-495 (Comm. on Resources). SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-330 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004): June 1, considered and passed House. Sept. 15, considered and passed Senate.