An article from CQ Almanac 1971
Congress Oct. 29 completed action on S 30 (PL 92-155), a bill establishing the Arches National Park in Utah. The bill authorized $125,000 for land acquisition and $1,031,800 for development of the 73,234-acre park.
The new park replaces the 82,952-acre Arches National Monument administered by presidential proclamation. S 30 provided for retention of grazing privileges for permit holders for the duration of the permit plus one renewal period. It also required a study to be made by the Interior Department on proposed wilderness areas within the park.
S 30 originally passed the Senate on June 17 by voice vote. A related House bill, HR 7136, was passed by the House Oct. 4 by voice vote under suspension of the rules; the House then substituted the language of HR 7136 for the Senate language in S 30 and returned the measure to the Senate. The Senate accepted the House version of the bill Oct. 29, thus clearing it for the President's signature.