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H.R. 4063 (ih) To establish the Rosie the Riveter-World War II Home Front National Historical Park in the State of California, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...

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                       One Hundred Sixth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America

                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
             the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand

                                 An Act

  To establish the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National 
   Historical Park in the State of California, and for other purposes.

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


    This Act may be cited as the ``Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home 
Front National Historical Park Establishment Act of 2000''.


    (a) Establishment.--In order to preserve for the benefit and 
inspiration of the people of the United States as a national historical 
park certain sites, structures, and areas located in Richmond, 
California, that are associated with the industrial, governmental, and 
citizen efforts that led to victory in World War II, there is 
established the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National 
Historical Park (in this Act referred to as the ``park'').
    (b) Areas Included.--The boundaries of the park shall be those 
generally depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed Boundary Map, Rosie 
the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park'' numbered 
963/80000 and dated May 2000. The map shall be on file and available 
for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park 


    (a) In General.--
        (1) General administration.--The Secretary of the Interior (in 
    this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall administer the 
    park in accordance with this Act and the provisions of law 
    generally applicable to units of the National Park System, 
    including the Act entitled ``An Act to establish a National Park 
    Service, and for other purposes'', approved August 35, 1916 (39 
    Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1 through 4), and the Act of August 21, 1935 
    (49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 461-467).
        (2) Specific authorities.--The Secretary may interpret the 
    story of Rosie the Riveter and the World War II home front, conduct 
    and maintain oral histories that relate to the World War II home 
    front theme, and provide technical assistance in the preservation 
    of historic properties that support this story.
    (b) Cooperative Agreements.--
        (1) General agreements.--The Secretary may enter into 
    cooperative agreements with the owners of the World War II Child 
    Development Centers, the World War II worker housing, the Kaiser-
    Permanente Field Hospital, and Fire Station 67A, pursuant to which 
    the Secretary may mark, interpret, improve, restore, and provide 
    technical assistance with respect to the preservation and 
    interpretation of such properties. Such agreements shall contain, 
    but need not be limited to, provisions under which the Secretary 
    shall have the right of access at reasonable times to public 
    portions of the property for interpretive and other purposes, and 
    that no changes or alterations shall be made in the property except 
    by mutual agreement.
        (2) Limited agreements.--The Secretary may consult and enter 
    into cooperative agreements with interested persons for 
    interpretation and technical assistance with the preservation of--
            (A) the Ford Assembly Building;
            (B) the intact dry docks/basin docks and five historic 
        structures at Richmond Shipyard #3;
            (C) the Shimada Peace Memorial Park;
            (D) Westshore Park;
            (E) the Rosie the Riveter Memorial;
            (F) Sheridan Observation Point Park;
            (G) the Bay Trail/Esplanade;
            (H) Vincent Park; and
            (I) the vessel S.S. RED OAK VICTORY, and Whirley Cranes 
        associated with shipbuilding in Richmond.
    (c) Education Center.--The Secretary may establish a World War II 
Home Front Education Center in the Ford Assembly Building. Such center 
shall include a program that allows for distance learning and linkages 
to other representative sites across the country, for the purpose of 
educating the public as to the significance of the site and the World 
War II Home Front.
    (d) Use of Federal Funds.--
        (1) Non-federal matching.--(A) As a condition of expending any 
    funds appropriated to the Secretary for the purposes of the 
    cooperative agreements under subsection (b)(2), the Secretary shall 
    require that such expenditure must be matched by expenditure of an 
    equal amount of funds, goods, services, or in-kind contributions 
    provided by non-Federal sources.
        (B) With the approval of the Secretary, any donation of 
    property, services, or goods from a non-Federal source may be 
    considered as a contribution of funds from a non-Federal source for 
    purposes of this paragraph.
        (2) Cooperative agreement.--Any payment made by the Secretary 
    pursuant to a cooperative agreement under this section shall be 
    subject to an agreement that conversion, use, or disposal of the 
    project so assisted for purposes contrary to the purposes of this 
    Act, as determined by the Secretary, shall entitle the United 
    States to reimbursement of the greater of--
            (A) all funds paid by the Secretary to such project; or
            (B) the proportion of the increased value of the project 
        attributable to such payments, determined at the time of such 
        conversion, use, or disposal.
    (e) Acquisition.--
        (1) Ford assembly building.--The Secretary may acquire a 
    leasehold interest in the Ford Assembly Building for the purposes 
    of operating a World War II Home Front Education Center.
        (2) Other facilities.--The Secretary may acquire, from willing 
    sellers, lands or interests in the World War II day care centers, 
    the World War II worker housing, the Kaiser-Permanente Field 
    Hospital, and Fire Station 67, through donation, purchase with 
    donated or appropriated funds, transfer from any other Federal 
    agency, or exchange.
        (3) Artifacts.--The Secretary may acquire and provide for the 
    curation of historic artifacts that relate to the park.
    (f) Donations.--The Secretary may accept and use donations of 
funds, property, and services to carry out this Act.
    (g) General Management Plan.--
        (1) In general.--Not later than 3 complete fiscal years after 
    the date funds are made available, the Secretary shall prepare, in 
    consultation with the City of Richmond, California, and transmit to 
    the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the 
    Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a general 
    management plan for the park in accordance with the provisions of 
    section 12(b) of the Act of August 18, 1970 (16 U.S.C. 1a-7(b)), 
    popularly known as the National Park System General Authorities 
    Act, and other applicable law.
        (2) Preservation of setting.--The general management plan shall 
    include a plan to preserve the historic setting of the Rosie the 
    Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, which 
    shall be jointly developed and approved by the City of Richmond.
        (3) Additional sites.--The general management plan shall 
    include a determination of whether there are additional 
    representative sites in Richmond that should be added to the park 
    or sites in the rest of the United States that relate to the 
    industrial, governmental, and citizen efforts during World War II 
    that should be linked to and interpreted at the park. Such 
    determination shall consider any information or findings developed 
    in the National Park Service study of the World War II Home Front 
    under section 4.


    The Secretary shall conduct a theme study of the World War II home 
front to determine whether other sites in the United States meet the 
criteria for potential inclusion in the National Park System in 
accordance with section 8 of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-5).


    (a) In General.--
        (1) Oral histories, preservation, and visitor services.--There 
    are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to 
    conduct oral histories and to carry out the preservation, 
    interpretation, education, and other essential visitor services 
    provided for by this Act.
        (2) Artifacts.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
    $1,000,000 for the acquisition and curation of historical artifacts 
    related to the park.
    (b) Property Acquisition.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
such sums as are necessary to acquire the properties listed in section 
    (c) Limitation on Use of Funds for S.S. RED OAK VICTORY.--None of 
the funds authorized to be appropriated by this section may be used for 
the operation, maintenance, or preservation of the vessel S.S. RED OAK 

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.

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