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S. 1349 (rs) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct special resource studies to determine the national significance of specific sites as well as the suitability and feasibility of their inclusion as units of the National Park System. [Reported...
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 27, 2000
Referred to the Committee on Resources
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct special resource
studies to determine the national significance of specific sites as
well as the suitability and feasibility of their inclusion as units of
the National Park System.
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 ``National Park System New Area Study
Act of 2000''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds that pursuant to Public Law 105-391,
the Administration has submitted a list of areas recommended for study
for potential inclusion in the National Park System in fiscal year
(b) Purpose.--The purpose of this Act is to direct the Secretary of
the Interior to direct special resource studies to determine the
national significance of the sites, and/or areas, listed in section 5
of this Act to determine the national significance of each site, and/or
area, as well as the suitability and feasibility of their inclusion as
units of the National Park System.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior acting through the Director of the National
SEC. 4. STUDIES.
(a) In General.--The Secretary shall submit to the Committee on
Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on
Resources of the House of Representatives a report on the findings,
conclusions, and recommendations of each study under section 5 within
three fiscal years following the date on which funds are first made
available for each study.
(b) Contents.--In conducting the studies authorized by this Act,
the Secretary shall use the criteria for the study of areas for
potential inclusion in the National Park System in accordance with
section 8 of Public Law 91-383, as amended by section 303 of the
National Park System New Area Study Act (16 U.S.C. 1a-5).
SEC. 5. STUDY AREAS.
The Secretary shall conduct studies of the following:
(1) Bioluminescent Bay, Puerto Rico;
(2) Civil Rights Sites, multi-state;
(3) Gaviota Coast Seashore, California;
(4) Kate Mullany House, New York;
(5) Low Country Gullah Culture, multi-state;
(6) Walden Pond and Woods, Massachusetts;
(7) World War II Sites, Commonwealth of the Northern
(8) Loess Hills, Iowa;
(9) Anderson Cottage, District of Columbia;
(10) Fort Hunter Liggett, California;
(11) upon the request of the Government of the Republic of
Palau, World War II Sites, Palau; and
(12) upon the request of the Government of the Federated
States of Micronesia, Nan Madol in the State of Ponape.
SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary
to carry out this Act.
Passed the Senate November 19, 1999.
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