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S. 382 (rh) To establish the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 382 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 12, 1999 Referred to the Committee on Resources _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To establish the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota, 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 ``Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Establishment Act of 1999''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. (a) Findings.--Congress finds that-- (1) the Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile (referred to in this Act as ``ICBM'') launch control facility and launch facility known as ``Delta 1'' and ``Delta 9'', respectively, have national significance as the best preserved examples of the operational character of American history during the Cold War; (2) the facilities are symbolic of the dedication and preparedness exhibited by the missileers of the Air Force stationed throughout the upper Great Plains in remote and forbidding locations during the Cold War; (3) the facilities provide a unique opportunity to illustrate the history and significance of the Cold War, the arms race, and ICBM development; and (4) the National Park System does not contain a unit that specifically commemorates or interprets the Cold War. (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this Act are-- (1) to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the structures associated with the Minuteman II missile defense system; (2) to interpret the historical role of the Minuteman II missile defense system-- (A) as a key component of America's strategic commitment to preserve world peace; and (B) in the broader context of the Cold War; and (3) to complement the interpretive programs relating to the Minuteman II missile defense system offered by the South Dakota Air and Space Museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base. SEC. 3. MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. (a) Establishment.-- (1) In general.--The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota (referred to in this Act as the ``historic site'') is established as a unit of the National Park System. (2) Components of site.--The historic site shall consist of the land and interests in land comprising the Minuteman II ICBM launch control facilities, as generally depicted on the map referred to as ``Minuteman Missile National Historic Site'', numbered 406/80,008 and dated September, 1998, including-- (A) the area surrounding the Minuteman II ICBM launch control facility depicted as ``Delta 1 Launch Control Facility''; and (B) the area surrounding the Minuteman II ICBM launch control facility depicted as ``Delta 9 Launch Facility''. (3) Availability of map.--The map described in paragraph (2) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service. (4) Adjustments to boundary.--The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the ``Secretary'') is authorized to make minor adjustments to the boundary of the historic site. (b) Administration of Historic Site.--The Secretary shall administer the historic site in accordance with this Act and laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including-- (1) the Act entitled ``An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes'', approved August 25, 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.); and (2) the Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the preservation of historic American sites, buildings, objects, and antiquities of national significance, and for other purposes'', approved August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.). (c) Coordination With Heads of Other Agencies.--The Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State, as appropriate, to ensure that the administration of the historic site is in compliance with applicable treaties. (d) Cooperative Agreements.--The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with appropriate public and private entities and individuals to carry out this Act. (e) Land Acquisition.-- (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Secretary may acquire land and interests in land within the boundaries of the historic site by-- (A) donation; (B) purchase with donated or appropriated funds; or (C) exchange or transfer from another Federal agency. (2) Prohibited acquisitions.-- (A) Contaminated land.--The Secretary shall not acquire any land under this Act if the Secretary determines that the land to be acquired, or any portion of the land, is contaminated with hazardous substances (as defined in section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601)), unless, with respect to the land, all remedial action necessary to protect human health and the environment has been taken under that Act. (B) South dakota land.--The Secretary may acquire land or an interest in land owned by the State of South Dakota only by donation or exchange. (f) General Management Plan.-- (1) In general.--Not later than 3 years after the date funds are made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary shall prepare a general management plan for the historic site. (2) Contents of plan.-- (A) New site location.--The plan shall include an evaluation of appropriate locations for a visitor facility and administrative site within the areas depicted on the map described in subsection (a)(2) as-- (i) ``Support Facility Study Area-- Alternative A''; or (ii) ``Support Facility Study Area-- Alternative B''. (B) New site boundary modification.--On a determination by the Secretary of the appropriate location for a visitor facility and administrative site, the boundary of the historic site shall be modified to include the selected site. (3) Coordination with badlands national park.--In developing the plan, the Secretary shall consider coordinating or consolidating appropriate administrative, management, and personnel functions of the historic site and the Badlands National Park. SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act. (b) Air Force Funds.-- (1) Transfer.--The Secretary of the Air Force shall transfer to the Secretary any funds specifically appropriated to the Air Force in fiscal year 1999 for the maintenance, protection, or preservation of the land or interests in land described in section 3. (2) Use of air force funds.--Funds transferred under paragraph (1) shall be used by the Secretary for establishing, operating, and maintaining the historic site. (c) Legacy Resource Management Program.--Nothing in this Act affects the use of any funds available for the Legacy Resource Management Program being carried out by the Air Force that, before the date of enactment of this Act, were directed to be used for resource preservation and treaty compliance. Passed the Senate March 25, 1999. Attest: GARY SISCO, Secretary.
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