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106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 2932

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                                 AN ACT

   To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the 
 Golden Spike/Crossroads of the West National Heritage Area Study Area 
 and to establish the Crossroads of the West Historic District in the 
                             State of Utah.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 2932

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
   To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the 
 Golden Spike/Crossroads of the West National Heritage Area Study Area 
 and to establish the Crossroads of the West Historic District in the 
                             State of Utah.

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

SECTION 1. AUTHORIZATION OF STUDY.

    (a) Definitions.--For the purposes of this section:
            (1) Golden Spike Rail Study.--The term ``Golden Spike Rail 
        Study'' means the Golden Spike Rail Feasibility Study, 
        Reconnaissance Survey, Ogden, Utah to Golden Spike National 
        Historic Site'', National Park Service, 1993.
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
            (3) Study Area.--The term ``Study Area'' means the Golden 
        Spike/Crossroads of the West National Heritage Area Study Area, 
        the boundaries of which are described in subsection (d).
    (b) In General.--The Secretary shall conduct a study of the Study 
Area which includes analysis and documentation necessary to determine 
whether the Study Area--
            (1) has an assemblage of natural, historic, and cultural 
        resources that together represent distinctive aspects of 
        American heritage worthy of recognition, conservation, 
        interpretation, and continuing use, and are best managed 
        through partnerships among public and private entities;
            (2) reflects traditions, customs, beliefs, and folk-life 
        that are a valuable part of the national story;
            (3) provides outstanding opportunities to conserve natural, 
        historic, cultural, or scenic features;
            (4) provides outstanding recreational and educational 
        opportunities;
            (5) contains resources important to the identified theme or 
        themes of the Study Area that retain a degree of integrity 
        capable of supporting interpretation;
            (6) includes residents, business interests, nonprofit 
        organizations, and local and State governments who have 
        demonstrated support for the concept of a National Heritage 
        Area; and
            (7) has a potential management entity to work in 
        partnership with residents, business interests, nonprofit 
        organizations, and local and State governments to develop a 
        National Heritage Area consistent with continued local and 
        State economic activity.
    (c) Consultation.--In conducting the study, the Secretary shall--
            (1) consult with the State Historic Preservation Officer, 
        State Historical Society, and other appropriate organizations; 
        and
            (2) use previously completed materials, including the 
        Golden Spike Rail Study.
    (d) Boundaries of Study Area.--The Study Area shall be comprised of 
sites relating to completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 
the State of Utah, concentrating on those areas identified on the map 
included in the Golden Spike Rail Study.
    (e) Report.--Not later than 3 fiscal years after funds are first 
made available to carry out this section, the Secretary shall submit to 
the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report on the 
findings and conclusions of the study and recommendations based upon 
those findings and conclusions.
    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary such sums as may be necessary to carry 
out the provisions of this section.

SEC. 2. CROSSROADS OF THE WEST HISTORIC DISTRICT.

    (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are--
            (1) to preserve and interpret, for the educational and 
        inspirational benefit of the public, the contribution to our 
        national heritage of certain historic and cultural lands and 
        edifices of the Crossroads of the West Historic District; and
            (2) to enhance cultural and compatible economic 
        redevelopment within the District.
    (b) Definitions.--For the purposes of this section:
            (1) District.--The term ``District'' means the Crossroads 
        of the West Historic District established by subsection (c).
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
            (3) Historic infrastructure.--The term ``historic 
        infrastructure'' means the District's historic buildings and 
        any other structure that the Secretary determines to be 
        eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic 
        Places.
    (c) Crossroads of the West Historic District.--
            (1) Establishment.--There is established the Crossroads of 
        the West Historic District in the city of Ogden, Utah.
            (2) Boundaries.--The boundaries of the District shall be 
        the boundaries depicted on the map entitled ``Crossroads of the 
        West Historic District'', numbered OGGO-20,000, and dated March 
        22, 2000. The map shall be on file and available for public 
        inspection in the appropriate offices of the Department of the 
        Interior.
    (d) Development Plan.--The Secretary may make grants and enter into 
cooperative agreements with the State of Utah, local governments, and 
nonprofit entities under which the Secretary agrees to pay not more 
than 50 percent of the costs of--
            (1) preparation of a plan for the development of historic, 
        architectural, natural, cultural, and interpretive resources 
        within the District;
            (2) implementation of projects approved by the Secretary 
        under the development plan described in paragraph (1); and
            (3) an analysis assessing measures that could be taken to 
        encourage economic development and revitalization within the 
        District in a manner consistent with the District's historic 
        character.
    (e) Restoration, Preservation, and Interpretation of Properties.--
            (1) Cooperative agreements.--The Secretary may enter into 
        cooperative agreements with the State of Utah, local 
        governments, and nonprofit entities owning property within the 
        District under which the Secretary may--
                    (A) pay not more than 50 percent of the cost of 
                restoring, repairing, rehabilitating, and improving 
                historic infrastructure within the District;
                    (B) provide technical assistance with respect to 
                the preservation and interpretation of properties 
                within the District; and
                    (C) mark and provide interpretation of properties 
                within the District.
            (2) Non-federal contributions.--When determining the cost 
        of restoring, repairing, rehabilitating, and improving historic 
        infrastructure within the District for the purposes of 
        paragraph (1)(A), the Secretary may consider any donation of 
        property, services, or goods from a non-Federal source as a 
        contribution of funds from a non-Federal source.
            (3) Provisions.--A cooperative agreement under paragraph 
        (1) shall provide that--
                    (A) the Secretary shall have the right of access at 
                reasonable times to public portions of the property for 
                interpretive and other purposes;
                    (B) no change or alteration may be made in the 
                property except with the agreement of the property 
                owner, the Secretary, and any Federal agency that may 
                have regulatory jurisdiction over the property; and
                    (C) any construction grant made under this section 
                shall be subject to an agreement that provides--
                            (I) that conversion, use, or disposal of 
                        the project so assisted for purposes contrary 
                        to the purposes of this section shall result in 
                        a right of the United States to compensation 
                        from the beneficiary of the grant; and
                            (II) for a schedule for such compensation 
                        based on the level of Federal investment and 
                        the anticipated useful life of the project.
            (4) Applications.--
                    (A) In general.--A property owner that desires to 
                enter into a cooperative agreement under paragraph (1) 
                shall submit to the Secretary an application describing 
                how the project proposed to be funded will further the 
                purposes of the management plan developed for the 
                District.
                    (B) Consideration.--In making such funds available 
                under this subsection, the Secretary shall give 
                consideration to projects that provide a greater 
                leverage of Federal funds.
    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section not more than 
$1,000,000 for any fiscal year and not more than $5,000,000 total.

            Passed the House of Representatives May 2, 2000.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.

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