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S. 1117 (es) To establish the Corinth Unit of Shiloh National Military Park, in the vicinity of the city of Corinth, Mississippi, and in the State of Tennessee, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in Senate] ...


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        S.1117

                       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 Corinth Unit of Shiloh National Military Park, in the 
   vicinity of the city of Corinth, Mississippi, and in the State of 
                   Tennessee, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Corinth Battlefield Preservation Act 
of 2000''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

    (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
        (1) in 1996, Congress authorized the establishment and 
    construction of a center--
            (A) to facilitate the interpretation of the Siege and 
        Battle of Corinth and other Civil War actions in the area in 
        and around the city of Corinth, Mississippi; and
            (B) to enhance public understanding of the significance of 
        the Corinth campaign and the Civil War relative to the western 
        theater of operations, in cooperation with--
                (i) State or local governmental entities;
                (ii) private organizations; and
                (iii) individuals;
        (2) the Corinth Battlefield was ranked as a priority 1 
    battlefield having critical need for coordinated nationwide action 
    by the year 2000 by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission in its 
    report on Civil War Battlefields of the United States;
        (3) there is a national interest in protecting and preserving 
    sites of historic significance associated with the Civil War; and
        (4) the States of Mississippi and Tennessee and their 
    respective local units of government--
            (A) have the authority to prevent or minimize adverse uses 
        of these historic resources; and
            (B) can play a significant role in the protection of the 
        historic resources related to the Civil War battles fought in 
        the area in and around the city of Corinth.
    (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this Act are--
        (1) to establish the Corinth Unit of the Shiloh National 
    Military Park--
            (A) in the city of Corinth, Mississippi; and
            (B) in the State of Tennessee;
        (2) to direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage, protect, 
    and interpret the resources associated with the Civil War Siege and 
    the Battle of Corinth that occurred in and around the city of 
    Corinth, in cooperation with--
            (A) the State of Mississippi;
            (B) the State of Tennessee;
            (C) the city of Corinth, Mississippi;
            (D) other public entities; and
            (E) the private sector; and
        (3) to authorize a special resource study to identify other 
    Civil War sites in and around the city of Corinth that--
            (A) are consistent with the themes of the Siege and Battle 
        of Corinth;
            (B) meet the criteria for designation as a unit of the 
        National Park System; and
            (C) are considered appropriate for inclusion in the Unit.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
        (1) Map.--The term ``Map'' means the map entitled ``Park 
    Boundary-Corinth Unit'', numbered 304/80,007, and dated October 
    1998.
        (2) Park.--The term ``Park'' means the Shiloh National Military 
    Park.
        (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
    the Interior.
        (4) Unit.--The term ``Unit'' means the Corinth Unit of Shiloh 
    National Military Park established under section 4.

SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF UNIT.

    (a) In General.--There is established in the States of Mississippi 
and Tennessee the Corinth Unit of the Shiloh National Military Park.
    (b) Composition of Unit.--The Unit shall be comprised of--
        (1) the tract consisting of approximately 20 acres generally 
    depicted as ``Battery Robinett Boundary'' on the Map; and
        (2) any additional land that the Secretary determines to be 
    suitable for inclusion in the Unit that--
            (A) is under the ownership of a public entity or nonprofit 
        organization; and
            (B) has been identified by the Siege and Battle of Corinth 
        National Historic Landmark Study, dated January 8, 1991.
    (c) Availability of Map.--The Map shall be on file and available 
for public inspection in the office of the Director of the National 
Park Service.

SEC. 5. LAND ACQUISITION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may acquire land and interests in 
land within the boundary of the Park as depicted on the Map, by--
        (1) donation;
        (2) purchase with donated or appropriated funds; or
        (3) exchange.
    (b) Exception.--Land may be acquired only by donation from--
        (1) the State of Mississippi (including a political subdivision 
    of the State);
        (2) the State of Tennessee (including a political subdivision 
    of the State); or
        (3) the organization known as ``Friends of the Siege and Battle 
    of Corinth''.

SEC. 6. PARK MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall administer the Unit in 
accordance with this Act and the laws generally applicable to units of 
the National Park System, including--
        (1) the Act entitled ``An Act to establish a National Park 
    Service, and for other purposes'', approved August 25, 1916 (16 
    U.S.C. 1 et seq.); and
        (2) the Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the preservation 
    of historic American sites, buildings, objects, and antiquities of 
    national significance, and for other purposes'', approved August 
    21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.).
    (b) Duties.--In accordance with section 602 of the Omnibus Parks 
and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 (16 U.S.C. 430f-5), the 
Secretary shall--
        (1) commemorate and interpret, for the benefit of visitors and 
    the general public, the Siege and Battle of Corinth and other Civil 
    War actions in the area in and around the city of Corinth within 
    the larger context of the Civil War and American history, including 
    the significance of the Civil War Siege and Battle of Corinth in 
    1862 in relation to other operations in the western theater of the 
    Civil War; and
        (2) identify and preserve surviving features from the Civil War 
    era in the area in and around the city of Corinth, including both 
    military and civilian themes that include--
            (A) the role of railroads in the Civil War;
            (B) the story of the Corinth contraband camp; and
            (C) the development of field fortifications as a tactic of 
        war.
    (c) Cooperative Agreements.--
        (1) In general.--To carry out this Act, the Secretary may enter 
    into cooperative agreements with entities in the public and private 
    sectors, including--
            (A) colleges and universities;
            (B) historical societies;
            (C) State and local agencies; and
            (D) nonprofit organizations.
        (2) Technical assistance.--To develop cooperative land use 
    strategies and conduct activities that facilitate the conservation 
    of the historic, cultural, natural, and scenic resources of the 
    Unit, the Secretary may provide technical assistance, to the extent 
    that a recipient of technical assistance is engaged in the 
    protection, interpretation, or commemoration of historically 
    significant Civil War resources in the area in and around the city 
    of Corinth, to--
            (A) the State of Mississippi (including a political 
        subdivision of the State);
            (B) the State of Tennessee (including a political 
        subdivision of the State);
            (C) a governmental entity;
            (D) a nonprofit organization; and
            (E) a private property owner.
    (d) Resources Outside the Unit.--Nothing in subsection (c)(2) 
authorizes the Secretary to own or manage any resource outside the 
Unit.

SEC. 7. AUTHORIZATION OF SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY.

    (a) In General.--To determine whether certain additional properties 
are appropriate for inclusion in the Unit, the Secretary shall conduct 
a special resource study of land in and around the city of Corinth, 
Mississippi, and nearby areas in the State of Tennessee that--
        (1) have a relationship to the Civil War Siege and Battle of 
    Corinth in 1862; and
        (2) are under the ownership of--
            (A) the State of Mississippi (including a political 
        subdivision of the State);
            (B) the State of Tennessee (including a political 
        subdivision of the State);
            (C) a nonprofit organization; or
            (D) a private person.
    (b) Contents of Study.--The study shall--
        (1) identify the full range of resources and historic themes 
    associated with the Civil War Siege and Battle of Corinth in 1862, 
    including the relationship of the campaign to other operations in 
    the western theater of the Civil War that occurred in--
            (A) the area in and around the city of Corinth; and
            (B) the State of Tennessee;
        (2) identify alternatives for preserving features from the 
    Civil War era in the area in and around the city of Corinth, 
    including both military and civilian themes involving--
            (A) the role of the railroad in the Civil War;
            (B) the story of the Corinth contraband camp; and
            (C) the development of field fortifications as a tactic of 
        war;
        (3) identify potential partners that might support efforts by 
    the Secretary to carry out this Act, including--
            (A) State entities and their political subdivisions;
            (B) historical societies and commissions;
            (C) civic groups; and
            (D) nonprofit organizations;
        (4) identify alternatives to avoid land use conflicts; and
        (5) include cost estimates for any necessary activity 
    associated with the alternatives identified under this subsection, 
    including--
            (A) acquisition;
            (B) development;
            (C) interpretation;
            (D) operation; and
            (E) maintenance.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year and 180 days after the date on 
which funds are made available to carry out this section, the Secretary 
shall submit a report describing the findings of the study under 
subsection (a) to--
        (1) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the 
    Senate; and
        (2) the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary 
to carry out this Act, including $3,000,000 for the construction of an 
interpretive center under section 602(d) of title VI of the Omnibus 
Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 (16 U.S.C. 430f-5(d)).

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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

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