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National Parks, Forests, and Public LandsCommittee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedMarch 17th, 2009
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To provide for the resolution of several land ownership and related issues with respect to parcels of land located within the Everglades National Park.
Requires the Secretary of the Interior, if the state of Florida offers to convey specific parcels of non-federal land within Florida and the offer is acceptable, to accept the offer and convey federal land within Everglades National Park identified as Tract A to the state. Requires the land acquired by the Secretary through the exchange to become part of the Park. Requires the Secretary, if the Florida Power & Light Company offers to convey non-federal land within Florida identified as Tract D and the offer is acceptable, to accept the offer and convey to the Company the federal land identified as Tract B, along with a perpetual easement on a corridor of land contiguous to that tract for the purpose of vegetation management. Requires the land acquired by the Secretary to become part of the Park. Adjusts the boundaries of Everglades National Park upon the completion of the land exchanges authorized by this Act, including by removing the land conveyed out of federal ownership.