Please kill this one before it gets started. This is another republican UTahn bill that uses pretty words to disguise a political land grab by the state. This land that belongs to ALL of us; there was a plan to manage it already in place -- and to top it off: every bit of this transfer of power seems to be at federal expense. What??! The Grand Staircase Escalante Monument is best left as originally intended. Can I add a quote? From AmericanRivers.org: "The proposed legislation (H.R. 4558) creates a “Management Council” that would determine the management plan for all lands, including the new Park. The bill states: “Federal land managers shall adhere to the management plans created by the Management Council.” The Management Council shall consist of 7 members: 2 members from Kane County, 2 members from Garfield County, 1 Utah state representative, 1 Dept. of Interior representative, and 1 at large representative. In effect, this bill hands complete control of these lands to the State of Utah while all Americans fund the operating costs. That’s right, roughly 12,000 people in Garfield and Kane Counties will decide how these lands are managed, what is allowed and not allowed, while 330 million Americans pay for their decisions. To add insult to injury, the bill requires the Federal Government to transfer ownership of Hole in the Rock road to the State of Utah for FREE." They said it better than I did.