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S. 231 (es) To establish the National Cave and Karst Research Institute in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes. ...
One Hundred Fifth Congress
United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-
To establish the National Cave and Karst Research Institute in the State
of New Mexico, 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 ``National Cave and Karst Research
Institute Act of 1998''.
SEC. 2. PURPOSES.
The purposes of this Act are--
(1) to further the science of speleology;
(2) to centralize and standardize speleological information;
(3) to foster interdisciplinary cooperation in cave and karst
(4) to promote public education;
(5) to promote national and international cooperation in
protecting the environment for the benefit of cave and karst
(6) to promote and develop environmentally sound and
sustainable resource management practices.
SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INSTITUTE.
(a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this
Act as the ``Secretary''), acting through the Director of the National
Park Service, shall establish the National Cave and Karst Research
Institute (referred to in this Act as the ``Institute'').
(b) Purposes.--The Institute shall, to the extent practicable,
further the purposes of this Act.
(c) Location.--The Institute shall be located in the vicinity of
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, in the State of New Mexico. The
Institute shall not be located inside the boundaries of Carlsbad
Caverns National Park.
SEC. 4. ADMINISTRATION OF THE INSTITUTE.
(a) Management.--The Institute shall be jointly administered by the
National Park Service and a public or private agency, organization, or
institution, as determined by the Secretary.
(b) Guidelines.--The Institute shall be operated and managed in
accordance with the study prepared by the National Park Service
pursuant to section 203 of the Act entitled ``An Act to conduct certain
studies in the State of New Mexico'', approved November 15, 1990
(Public Law 101-578; 16 U.S.C. 4310 note).
(c) Contracts and Cooperative Agreements.--The Secretary may enter
into a contract or cooperative agreement with a public or private
agency, organization, or institution to carry out this Act.
(1) Leasing or acquiring a facility.--The Secretary may lease
or acquire a facility for the Institute.
(2) Construction of a facility.--If the Secretary determines
that a suitable facility is not available for a lease or
acquisition under paragraph (1), the Secretary may construct a
facility for the Institute.
(e) Acceptance of Grants and Transfers.--To carry out this Act, the
Secretary may accept--
(1) a grant or donation from a private person; or
(2) a transfer of funds from another Federal agency.
SEC. 5. FUNDING.
(a) Matching Funds.--The Secretary may spend only such amount of
Federal funds to carry out this Act as is matched by an equal amount of
funds from non-Federal sources.
(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be
appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
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