To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of expanding the boundary of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
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 ``Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Boundary Study Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act: (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) Recreation area.--The term ``recreation area'' means the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in the State of Georgia. (3) Study area.--The term ``study area'' means the area of the Chattahoochee River and land along the river corridor described in section 3(a) that is the subject of the study authorized by this Act.
SEC. 3. BOUNDARY STUDY.
(a) In General.--The Secretary is authorized to conduct a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including in the boundary of the recreation area approximately 45 miles of the Chattahoochee River and lands along the river corridor from the southern boundary of the recreation area south to the junction of Coweta, Heard, and Carroll Counties. (b) Contents.--The study authorized under this Act shall include an analysis of-- (1) significant resources or opportunities for public enjoyment within the study area related to purposes of the recreation area; (2) operational and management issues that need to be considered if the study area is included within the recreation area; (3) protection of resources within...