[112th Congress Public Law 245]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

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Public Law 112-245
112th Congress

                                 An Act

  To establish Pinnacles National Park in the State of California as a 
 unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 
                       10, 2013 -  [H.R. 3641]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Pinnacles 
National Park Act. 16 USC 410ooo note.>> 

    This Act may be cited as the ``Pinnacles National Park Act''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 16 USC 410ooo.>> FINDINGS.

    The Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) Pinnacles National Monument was established by 
        Presidential Proclamation 796 on January 16, 1908, for the 
        purposes of protecting its rock formations, and expanded by 
        Presidential Proclamation 1660 of May 7, 1923; Presidential 
        Proclamation 1704 of July 2, 1924; Presidential Proclamation 
        1948 of April 13, 1931; Presidential Proclamation 2050 of July 
        11, 1933; Presidential Proclamation 2528 of December 5, 1941; 
        Public Law 94-567; and Presidential Proclamation 7266 of January 
        11, 2000.
            (2) While the extraordinary geology of Pinnacles National 
        Monument has attracted and enthralled visitors for well over a 
        century, the expanded Monument now serves a critical role in 
        protecting other important natural and cultural resources and 
        ecological processes. This expanded role merits recognition 
        through legislation.
            (3) Pinnacles National Monument provides the best remaining 
        refuge for floral and fauna species representative of the 
        central California coast and Pacific coast range, including 32 
        species holding special Federal or State status, not only 
        because of its multiple ecological niches but also because of 
        its long-term protected status with 14,500 acres of 
        Congressionally designated wilderness.
            (4) Pinnacles National Monument encompasses a unique blend 
        of California heritage from prehistoric and historic Native 
        Americans to the arrival of the Spanish, followed by 18th and 
        19th century settlers, including miners, cowboys, vaqueros, 
        ranchers, farmers, and homesteaders.
            (5) Pinnacles National Monument is the only National Park 
        System site within the ancestral home range of the California 
        Condor. The reintroduction of the condor to its traditional 
        range in California is important to the survival of the species, 
        and as a result, the scientific community with centers at the 
        Los Angeles Zoo and San Diego Zoo in California and Buenos Aires 
        Zoo in Argentina looks to Pinnacles National Monument as

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        a leader in California Condor recovery, and as an international 
        partner for condor recovery in South America.
            (6) The preservation, enhancement, economic and tourism 
        potential and management of the central California coast and 
        Pacific coast range's important natural and cultural resources 
        requires cooperation and partnerships among local property 
        owners, Federal, State, and local government entities and the 
        private sector.
                    NATIONAL PARK.

    (a) Establishment and Purpose.--There is hereby established 
Pinnacles National Park in the State of California for the purposes of--
            (1) preserving and interpreting for the benefit of future 
        generations the chaparral, grasslands, blue oak woodlands, and 
        majestic valley oak savanna ecosystems of the area, the area's 
        geomorphology, riparian watersheds, unique flora and fauna, and 
        the ancestral and cultural history of native Americans, settlers 
        and explorers; and
            (2) interpreting the recovery program for the California 
        Condor and the international significance of the program.

    (b) Boundaries.--The boundaries of Pinnacles National Park are as 
generally depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed: Pinnacles National 
Park Designation Change'', numbered 114/111,724, and dated December 
2011. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in 
the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
    (c) Abolishment of Current Pinnacles National Monument.--
            (1) In general.--In light of the establishment of Pinnacles 
        National Park, Pinnacles National Monument is hereby abolished 
        and the lands and interests therein are incorporated within and 
        made part of Pinnacles National Park. Any funds available for 
        purposes of the monument shall be available for purposes of the 
            (2) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>>  References.--Any references 
        in law (other than in this Act), regulation, document, record, 
        map or other paper of the United States to Pinnacles National 
        Monument shall be considered a reference to Pinnacles National 

    (d) Administration.--The Secretary of the Interior shall administer 
Pinnacles National Park in accordance with this Act and laws generally 
applicable to units of the National Park System, including the National 
Park Service Organic Act (16 U.S.C. 1, 2-4).

    Subsection (i) of the first section of Public Law 94-567 (90 Stat. 
2693; 16 U.S.C. 1132 note) is amended by striking ``Pinnacles 
Wilderness'' and inserting ``Hain Wilderness''. Any reference in a law, 
map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United

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States to the Pinnacles Wilderness shall be deemed to be a reference to 
the Hain Wilderness.

    Approved January 10, 2013.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-626 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
            July 31, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 30, considered and passed Senate.