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108th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 276 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Southern Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area in the State of South Carolina, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES February 4, 2003 Mr. Hollings (for himself and Mr. Graham of South Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Southern Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area in the State of South Carolina, 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 ``Southern Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area Study Act''. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) Heritage area.--The term ``Heritage Area'' means the Southern Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area. (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (3) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of South Carolina. (4) Study area.--The term ``study area'' means the study area described in section 3(b). SEC. 3. SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN OF THE REVOLUTION HERITAGE AREA STUDY. (a) In General.--The Secretary, in consultation with State historic preservation officers, State historical societies, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and other appropriate entities, shall conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as the Southern Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area. (b) Description of Study Area.--The study area-- (1) shall include the counties of Anderson, Beaufort, Charleston, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg, and York in the State; and (2) may include-- (A) National Park Service sites in the State, including-- (i) the Charles Pickney National Historic Site; (ii) Cowpens National Battlefield; (iii) Fort Moultrie National Monument; (iv) Kings Mountain National Military Park; (v) the National Park Service affiliate of the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site; and (vi) the Ninety Six National Historic Site; (B) sites maintained by the State, including-- (i) Andrew Jackson State Park; (ii) Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site; (iii) Fort Watson; (iv) Eutaw Springs Battle Site; (v) Hampton Plantation State Historic Site; (vi) Landsford Canal State Historic Site; and (vii) Musgrove Mill State Park; (C) other sites in the State that are open to the public, including-- (i) Goose Creek Church; (ii) Historic Brattonsville; (iii) Hopsewee Plantation; (iv) Middleton Place; and (v) Walnut Grove Plantation; (D) the cities of Beaufort, Camden, Cayce, Charleston, Cheraw, Georgetown, Kingstree, Orangeburg, and Winusboro, in the State; and (E) appropriate sites and locations in the State of North Carolina, as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. (c) Requirements.--The study shall include analysis, documentation, and determinations on whether the study area-- (1) has an assemblage of natural, historic, and cultural resources that-- (A) represent distinctive aspects of the heritage of the United States; (B) are worthy of recognition, conservation, interpretation, and continuing use; and (C) would be best managed-- (i) through partnerships between public and private entities; and (ii) by linking diverse and sometimes noncontiguous resources and active communities; (2) reflects traditions, customs, beliefs, and folklife that are a valuable part of the story of the United States; (3) provides-- (A) outstanding opportunities to conserve natural, historical, cultural, or scenic features; and (B) outstanding recreational and educational opportunities; (4) contains resources that-- (A) are important to any identified themes of the study area; and (B) would support interpretation; (5) includes residents, business interests, nonprofit organizations, and State and local governments that-- (A) are involved in the planning of the Heritage Area; (B) have developed a conceptual financial plan that outlines the roles of all participants in the Heritage Area, including the Federal Government; and (C) have demonstrated support for the designation of the Heritage Area; (6) has a potential management entity to work in partnership with the individuals and entities referred to in paragraph (5) while encouraging continued State and local economic activity; and (7) has a conceptual boundary map that is supported by the public. SEC. 4. REPORT. Not later than the 3rd fiscal year that begins after the date on which funds are first made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report on-- (1) the findings of the Secretary; and (2) any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary. <all>
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