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S. 2086 (rs) To revise the boundaries of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. ...
105th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2086 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 8, 1998 Referred to the Committee on Resources _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To revise the boundaries of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. ADDITION TO NATIONAL MONUMENT. (a) Addition.--The boundaries of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument are modified to include the property generally know as George Washington's Boyhood Home, Ferry Farm, located in Stafford County, Virginia, across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg, Virginia, comprising approximately 8 acres. The boundary modification is generally depicted on the map entitled ``George Washington Birthplace National Monument Boundary Map'', numbered 322/80, 020 and dated April 1998. The Secretary of the Interior shall keep the map on file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices of the National Park Service. (b) Acquisition of Easement.--After the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior may acquire a conservation easement for the property described in subsection (a) to ensure the preservation of this important cultural and natural resource associated with Ferry Farm. SEC. 2. RESOURCE STUDY. (a) In General.--Not later than 18 months after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this section, the Secretary of the Interior shall submit to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives a resource study of the property described in section 1(a). (b) Contents.--The study under subsection (a) shall-- (1) identify the full range of resources and historic themes associated with Ferry Farm, including those associated with George Washington's tenure at the property described in section 1(a) and those associated with the Civil War period; (2) identify alternatives for further National Park Service involvement at the property described in section 1(a) beyond those that may be provided for in the acquisition authorized under section 1(b); and (3) include cost estimates for any necessary acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives identified. SEC. 3. AGREEMENTS. Upon completion of the resource study under section 2, the Secretary of the Interior may enter into agreements with the owner of the property described in section 1(a) or other entities for the purpose of providing programs, services, facilities, or technical assistance that further the preservation and public use of the property. Passed the Senate October 7 (legislative day, October 2), 1998. Attest: GARY SISCO, Secretary.
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