H.R. 4642 (103rd): To provide for the restoration of Washington Square in Philadelphia and for its inclusion within Independence National ...

...Historical Park, and for other purposes.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Oct 03, 1994 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 443

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4642

[Report No. 103-797]

To provide for the restoration of Washington Square in Philadelphia and for its inclusion within Independence National Historical Park, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JUNE 23, 1994

Mr. FOGLIETTA introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

October 3, 1994

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To provide for the restoration of Washington Square in Philadelphia and for its inclusion within Independence National Historical Park, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

[Struck out->] SECTION 1. RESTORATION OF WASHINGTON SQUARE. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (a) RESTORATION- The Secretary of the Interior (acting through the Director of the National Park Service) is authorized to provide a grant to the City of Philadelphia to undertake the restoration of the area known as Washington Square, as depicted on the map numbered , and dated . Such grant may not be used to fund more than 66.6 percent of the costs of such restoration. The grant shall be conditioned on the conduct of such restoration in accordance with such standards as may be established by the Secretary in order to facilitate the inclusion of the square in Independence National Historical Park pursuant to section 2 of this Act. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this section not more than $2,600,000 for the fiscal year 1995. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 2. INCLUSION WITHIN INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Upon completion of the restoration, pursuant to section 1, of Washington Square (as depicted on the map referred to in section 1), the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to enter into a lease agreement with the city of Philadelphia for the lease of such area to the National Park Service, and the Secretary is authorized to modify the boundaries of Independence National Historical Park to include such area within such boundaries, and to provide for the administration of such area as part of such Park. [<-Struck out]

SECTION 1. RESTORATION OF WASHINGTON SQUARE.

    (a) RESTORATION- The Secretary of the Interior (acting through the Director of the National Park Service) is authorized to provide a grant to the City of Philadelphia to undertake the restoration of the area known as Washington Square, as depicted on the map numbered 391-80,016 and dated September 1994. Such grant may not be used to fund more than 66.6 percent of the costs of such restoration. The grant shall be conditioned on the conduct of such restoration in accordance with such standards as may be established by the Secretary in order to facilitate the inclusion of the square in Independence National Historical Park pursuant to section 2 of this Act. Such standards shall provide for the use of the most cost-efficient design and materials that are both consistent with the historical values of the square and suitable for inclusion in Independence National Historical Park. The grant shall also be conditioned upon the entrance by the city into a memorandum of understanding with the Secretary with respect to the long-term lease and administration of the square.

    (b) OFFSET OF FUNDING- Any Federal funds, other than those authorized to be appropriated under this Act, that are appropriated for the purpose of restoring Washington Square (as depicted on the map referred to in subsection (a)) shall be used to offset any funds made available to the National Park Service pursuant to this Act.

    (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this section not more than $2,600,000 for the fiscal year 1995.

SEC. 2. INCLUSION WITHIN INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.

    Upon completion of the restoration, pursuant to section 1, of Washington Square (as depicted on the map referred to in section 1), the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to enter into a lease agreement with the city of Philadelphia for the lease of such area to the National Park Service for an amount not to exceed $1 per year, and to acquire such area or an interest in the area by donation, and the Secretary is authorized to modify the boundaries of Independence National Historical Park to include such area within such boundaries, and to provide for the administration of such area as part of such Park.

SEC. 3. ROLE OF CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.

    In accordance with the terms set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Department of the Interior, the city of Philadelphia, and the Fairmount Park Commission and dated November 25, 1991, and as a condition of receiving the grant referred to in section 1(a), the city of Philadelphia shall provide, without cost to the Federal Government, services for Washington Square (as depicted on the map referred to in section 1) with respect to electricity, natural gas, water and sewer, curbside garbage collection of bagged trash or receipt of hauled trash at a city collection point, and police services comparable to those provided in the surrounding community.