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Rim of the Valley Corridor
Special Resource Study
Legislation

On May 8, 2008, P.L. 110-229, Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (Act) received final approval.  Within that legislation, Title II, Subtitle C, Section 327, “Rim of the Valley Corridor Study" authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to complete a special resource study of the area in California known as the Rim of the Valley Corridor. The following is the text of the legislation that pertains to the Rim of the Valley Corridor. Click here to read the entire text of the Act.

 

CONSOLIDATED NATURAL RESOURCES ACT OF 2008

PUBLIC LAW 110-229—MAY 8, 2008

Public Law 110-229
110th Congress

An Act

To authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the Department of Energy, to implement further the Act approving the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, to amend the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: May 8, 2008 - [S. 2739]>>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress...

SEC. 327. RIM OF THE VALLEY CORRIDOR STUDY.
      (a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of the Interior (referred to
in this section as the ‘‘Secretary’’) shall complete a special resource study of the area known as the Rim of the Valley Corridor, generally including the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi, and Conejo Valleys in California, to determine—
      (1) the suitability and feasibility of designating all or a
portion of the corridor as a unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area; and
      (2) the methods and means for the protection and
interpretation of this corridor by the National Park Service,
other Federal, State, or local government entities or private
or non-profit organizations.
      (b) DOCUMENTATION.—In conducting the study authorized under subsection (a), the Secretary shall document—
      (1) the process used to develop the existing Santa Monica
Mountains National Recreation Area Fire Management Plan
and Environmental Impact Statement (September 2005); and
      (2) all activity conducted pursuant to the plan referred
to in paragraph (1) designed to protect lives and property
from wildfire.
      (c) STUDY REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary shall conduct the study in accordance with section 8(c) of Public Law 91–383 (16 U.S.C. 1a–5).
      (d) REPORT.—Not later than 3 years after the date on which
funds are made available to carry out this title, the Secretary
shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report containing—
            (1) the results of the study; and
            (2) any recommendations of the Secretary.

Approved May 8, 2008

Updated 10/18/10