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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...

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  2d Session
                                S. 1349



                            January 27, 2000

                 Referred to the Committee on Resources


                                 AN ACT

  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,


    This Act may be cited as the ``National Park System New Area Study 
Act of 2000''.


    (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.


    In this Act:
            (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior acting through the Director of the National 
        Park Service.


    (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).


    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.


    There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary 
to carry out this Act.

            Passed the Senate November 19, 1999.


                                                    GARY SISCO,


Pages: 1

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