H.R. 4746 (103rd): Anaktuvuk Pass Land Exchange and Wilderness Redesignation Act of 1994

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Oct 08, 1994 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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HR 4746 RFS

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4746

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 4 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 12), 1994

Received

October 8 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 12), 1994

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


AN ACT

To provide for the exchange of lands within Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, and for other purposes.

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

TITLE I--ANAKTUVUK PASS LAND EXCHANGE AND WILDERNESS REDESIGNATION

SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Anaktuvuk Pass Land Exchange and Wilderness Redesignation Act of 1994’.

SEC. 102. FINDINGS.

    The Congress makes the following findings:

      (1) The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (94 Stat. 2371), enacted on December 2, 1980, established Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Gates of the Arctic Wilderness. The village of Anaktuvuk Pass, located in the highlands of the central Brooks Range, is virtually surrounded by these national park and wilderness lands and is the only Native village located within the boundary of a National Park System unit in Alaska.

      (2) Unlike most other Alaskan Native communities, the village of Anaktuvuk Pass is not located on a major river, lake, or coastline that can be used as a means of access. The residents of Anaktuvuk Pass have relied increasingly on snow machines in winter and all-terrain vehicles in summer as their primary means of access to pursue caribou and other subsistence resources.

      (3) In a 1983 land exchange agreement, linear easements were reserved by the Inupiat Eskimo people for use of all-terrain vehicles across certain national park lands, mostly along stream and river banks. These linear easements proved unsatisfactory, because they provided inadequate access to subsistence resources while causing excessive environmental impact from concentrated use.

      (4) The National Park Service and the Nunamiut Corporation initiated discussions in 1985 to address concerns over the use of all-terrain vehicles on park and wilderness land. These discussions resulted in an agreement, originally executed in 1992 and thereafter amended in 1993 and 1994, among the National Park Service, Nunamiut Corporation, the City of Anaktuvuk Pass, and Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. Full effectuation of this agreement, as amended, by its terms requires ratification by the Congress.

SEC. 103. RATIFICATION OF AGREEMENT.

    (a) RATIFICATION-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The terms, conditions, procedures, covenants, reservations and other provisions set forth in the document entitled ‘Donation, Exchange of Lands and Interests in Lands and Wilderness Redesignation Agreement Among Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Nunamiut Corporation, City of Anaktuvuk Pass and the United States of America’ (hereinafter referred to in this title as ‘the Agreement’), executed by the parties on December 17, 1992, as amended, are hereby incorporated in this title, are ratified and confirmed, and set forth the obligations and commitments of the United States, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Nunamiut Corporation and the City of Anaktuvuk Pass, as a matter of Federal law.

      (2) LAND ACQUISITION- Lands acquired by the United States pursuant to the Agreement shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Secretary’) as part of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, subject to the laws and regulations applicable thereto.

    (b) MAPS- The maps set forth as Exhibits C1, C2, and D through I to the Agreement depict the lands subject to the conveyances, retention of surface access rights, access easements and all-terrain vehicle easements. These lands are depicted in greater detail on a map entitled ‘Land Exchange actions, Proposed Anaktuvuk Pass Land Exchange and Wilderness Redesignation, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve’, Map No. 185/80,039, dated April 1994, and on file at the Alaska Regional Office of the National Park Service and the offices of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Fairbanks, Alaska. Written legal descriptions of these lands shall be prepared and made available in the above offices. In case of any discrepancies, Map No. 185/80,039 shall be controlling.

SEC. 104. NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM WILDERNESS.

    (a) REDESIGNATION- Section 701(2) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (94 Stat. 2371, 2417) establishing the Gates of the Arctic Wilderness is hereby amended with the addition of approximately 56,825 acres as wilderness and the rescission of approximately 73,993 acres as wilderness, thus revising the Gates of the Arctic Wilderness to approximately 7,034,832 acres.

    (b) MAPS- The lands redesignated in subsection (a) are depicted on a map entitled ‘Wilderness Actions, Proposed Anaktuvuk Pass Land Exchange and Wilderness Redesignation, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve’, Map No. 185/80,040, dated April 1994, and on file at the Alaska Regional Office of the National Park Service and the office of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Fairbanks, Alaska.

SEC. 105. NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM WILDERNESS.

    (a) REDESIGNATION- Section 201(8)(a) of the Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act is amended by--

      (1) striking ‘approximately six million four hundred and sixty thousand acres’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘approximately 6,477,168 acres’; and

      (2) inserting ‘and the map entitled ‘Noatak National Preserve and Noatak Wilderness Addition’ dated September 1994’ after ‘July 1980’.

    (b) SECTION 701- Section 701(7) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 1132) is amended by striking ‘approximately five million eight hundred thousand acres’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘approximately 5,817,168 acres’.

SEC. 106. CONFORMANCE WITH OTHER LAW.

    (a) ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT- All of the lands, or interests therein, conveyed to and received by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation or Nunamiut Corporation pursuant to the Agreement shall be deemed conveyed and received pursuant to exchanges under section 22(f) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1601, 1621(f)). All of the lands or interests in lands conveyed pursuant to the Agreement shall be conveyed subject to valid existing rights.

    (b) ALASKA NATIONAL INTEREST LANDS CONSERVATION ACT- Except to the extent specifically set forth in this title or the Agreement, nothing in this title or in the Agreement shall be construed to enlarge or diminish the rights, privileges, or obligations of any person, including specifically the preference for subsistence uses and access to subsistence resources provided under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.).

TITLE II--WASHINGTON SQUARE

SEC. 201. 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 202 of this title. 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 agreement (hereinafter in this title referred to as the ‘memorandum’) with the Secretary with respect to the long-term lease and administration of the square. The terms and conditions of such memorandum of agreement shall be consistent with the terms and conditions of the document entitled ‘Memorandum of Agreement of July 14, 1950 Between the Department of the Interior and the City of Philadelphia Relating to the Establishment of the Independence National Historical Park at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’ (hereinafter in this title referred to as the ‘Memorandum of 1950’).

    (b) OFFSET OF FUNDING- Any Federal funds, other than those authorized to be appropriated under this title, 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 title.

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

SEC. 202. INCLUSION WITHIN INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.

    Upon completion of the restoration, pursuant to section 201, of Washington Square (as depicted on the map referred to in section 201), the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to do any of the following:

      (1) Enter into a lease agreement with the city of Philadelphia for the lease of such area to the National Park Service under terms that are included in the memorandum and are commensurate with terms contained in the Memorandum of 1950.

      (2) Acquire such area, or an interest in the area, by donation.

      (3) Modify the boundaries of Independence National Historical Park to include such area within such boundaries.

      (4) Provide for the administration of such area as part of such Park.

SEC. 203. 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 201(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 201) 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.

TITLE III--WALNUT CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT BOUNDARY MODIFICATION

SEC. 301. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Walnut Canyon National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 1994’.

SEC. 302. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

    (a) FINDINGS- The Congress finds that:

      (1) Walnut Canyon National Monument was established for the preservation and interpretation of certain settlements and land use patterns associated with the prehistoric Sinaguan culture of northern Arizona.

      (2) Major cultural resources associated with the purposes of Walnut Canyon National Monument are near the boundary and are currently managed under multiple-use objectives of the adjacent national forest. These concentrations of cultural resources, often referred to as ‘forts’, would be more effectively managed as part of the National Park System.

    (b) PURPOSE- The purpose of this title is to modify the boundaries of the Walnut Canyon National Monument (hereafter in this title referred to as the ‘national monument’) to improve management of the national monument and associated resources.

SEC. 303. BOUNDARY MODIFICATION.

    Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, the boundaries of the national monument shall be modified as depicted on the map entitled ‘Boundary Proposal--Walnut Canyon National Monument, Coconino County, Arizona’, numbered 360/80,011, and dated September 1994. Such map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the Director of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

SEC. 304. ACQUISITION AND TRANSFER OF PROPERTY.

    The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire lands and interest in lands within the national monument, by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange. Federal property within the boundaries of the national monument (as modified by this title) is hereby transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior for management as part of the national monument. Federal property excluded from the monument pursuant to the boundary modification under section 303 is hereby transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture to be managed as a part of the Coconino National Forest.

SEC. 305. ADMINISTRATION.

    The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, shall manage the national monument in accordance with this title and the provisions of law generally applicable to units of the National Park Service, including ‘An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes’ approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1, 2-4).

SEC. 306. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this title.

TITLE IV--NORTH FORK PAYETTE RIVER

SEC. 401. PROTECTION OF THE NORTH FORK PAYETTE RIVER.

    In order to protect for present and future generations the outstanding scenic, natural, and recreational values of the North Fork of the Payette River between Cabarton Bridge and Banks in the State of Idaho, the protections afforded by section 7(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1278(a)) for rivers designated under section 3(a) of that Act shall apply to the 25-mile segment of such river downstream of Cabarton Bridge and upstream of the confluence of the river with the South Fork of the Payette at Banks.

SEC. 402. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The provisions of this title shall remain in effect so long as there remain in effect the laws of the State of Idaho that as of the date of enactment of this Act prohibited development of hydroelectric projects (including dams, water conduits, reservoirs, powerhouses and other project works) and other water resource projects on or directly affecting the segment of the North Fork of the Payette River identified in section 401 of this title.

TITLE V--LOWER SALMON RIVER

SEC. 501. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Lower Salmon River Recreational and Scenic Rivers Act of 1994’.

SEC. 502. RECREATIONAL AND SCENIC RIVER DESIGNATIONS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

    ‘( ) LOWER SALMON RIVER, IDAHO- (A)(i) The 23.7 mile segment from Long Tom Bar in the southeast quarter of section 31, township 25 north, range 5 east to the line between range 1 east and range 2 east, to be administered by the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior as a recreational river.

    ‘(ii) The 35.3 mile segment from the line between range 1 east and range 2 east to the mouth of Hammer Creek in the southwest quarter of section 15, township 28 north, range 1 east, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a recreational river.

    ‘(iii) The 53 mile segment from Hammer Creek to the confluence of the Snake River, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a scenic river.

    ‘(B) Notwithstanding subsection (b), the boundaries of the public lands of the segments described in subparagraph (A) shall be the boundaries of the public lands withdrawn by the Secretary of the Interior through Public Land Order 6629, effective November 13, 1986, and Public Land Order 6670, effective April 1, 1988, and for those lands not included in Public Land Orders 6629 and 6670, the boundaries shall be the legal subdivision line nearest one-quarter mile from the mean high water line of the river.’.

    (b) LIMITATION- Nothing in this title, or in the amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act made by this title, shall be construed as authorizing any acquisition of any scenic easement that without the consent of the landowner would affect any regular use of relevant lands that was exercised prior to the acquisition of such easement. Nothing in this title, or in the amendments to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act made by this title, shall affect any existing use of the Lower Salmon River, provided that such use occurs at levels consistent with the resource management plan.

SEC. 503. PERMANENT WITHDRAWAL.

    The withdrawals made by the Secretary of the Interior through Public Land Order 6629, effective November 13, 1986, and Public Land Order 6670, effective April 1, 1988, are made permanent.

SEC. 504. STUDY OF ROCK CREEK

    Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271 and following) is amended by adding the following at the end thereof:

    ‘( ) ROCK CREEK, MONTANA- The segment downstream from its headwaters to its confluence with the Clark Fork, including its tributaries.’.

TITLE VI--TARGHEE NATIONAL FOREST EXCHANGE

SEC. 601. AUTHORIZATION OF EXCHANGE.

    (a) CONVEYANCE- Notwithstanding the requirements in the Act entitled ‘An Act to Consolidate National Forest Lands’, approved March 20, 1922 (16 U.S.C. 485), and section 206(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716(b)) that Federal and non-Federal lands exchanged for each other must be located within the same State, the Secretary of Agriculture may convey the Federal lands described in section 602(a) in exchange for the non-Federal lands described in section 602(b) in accordance with the provisions of this title.

    (b) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW- Except as otherwise provided in this title, the land exchange required in this title shall be made under the existing authorities of the Secretary.

    (c) ACCEPTABILITY OF TITLE AND MANNER OF CONVEYANCE- The Secretary shall not carry out the exchange described in subsection (a) unless the title to the non-Federal lands to be conveyed to the United States, and the form and procedures of conveyance, are acceptable to the Secretary.

SEC. 602. DESCRIPTION OF LANDS TO BE EXCHANGED.

    (a) FEDERAL LANDS- The Federal lands referred to in this title are located in the Targhee National Forest in Idaho, are generally depicted on the map entitled ‘Targhee Exchange, Idaho-Wyoming--Proposed, Federal Land’, dated September 1994, and are known as the North Fork Tract.

    (b) NON-FEDERAL LANDS- The non-Federal lands referred to in this title are located in the Targhee National Forest in Wyoming, are generally depicted on the map entitled ‘Non-Federal Land, Targhee Exchange, Idaho-Wyoming--Proposed’, dated September 1994, and are known as the Squirrel Meadows Tract.

    (c) MAPS- The maps referred to in subsections (a) and (b) shall be on file and available for inspection in the office of the Supervisor of the Targhee National Forest in Idaho and in the office of the Chief of the Forest Service.

SEC. 603. EQUALIZATION OF VALUES.

    Before the occurrence of the exchange authorized by section 601, the values of the Federal and non-Federal lands to be so exchanged shall be established by appraisals of fair market value that shall be subject to approval by the Secretary. The values either shall be equal or shall be equalized using the following methods:

      (1) ADJUSTMENT OF LANDS-

        (A) PORTION OF FEDERAL LANDS- If the Federal lands are greater in value than the non-Federal lands, the Secretary shall reduce the acreage of the Federal lands until the values of the Federal lands closely approximate the values of the non-Federal lands.

        (B) ADDITIONAL FEDERALLY OWNED LANDS- If the non-Federal lands are greater in value than the Federal lands, the Secretary may convey additional federally owned lands within the Targhee National Forest up to an amount necessary to equalize the values of the non-Federal lands and the lands to be transferred out of Federal ownership. However, such additional federally owned lands shall be adjacent to the lands identified on the map referred to in section 602(a).

      (2) PAYMENT OF MONEY- The values may be equalized by the payment of money as provided in section 206(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716(b)).

SEC. 604. ACQUISITION OF SQUIRREL MEADOWS TRACT.

    The Secretary shall seek to acquire any portion of the non-Federal lands that is not acquired under this title.

SEC. 605. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this title:

      (1) The term ‘Federal lands’ means the Federal lands described in section 602(a).

      (2) The term ‘non-Federal lands’ means the non-Federal lands described in section 602(b).

      (3) The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of Agriculture.

TITLE VII--TRANSFER TO TAOS PUEBLO

SEC. 701. LAND TRANSFER.

    (a) TRANSFER- The parcel of land described in subsection (b) is hereby transferred without consideration to the Secretary of the Interior to be held in trust for the Pueblo de Taos. Such parcel shall be a part of the Pueblo de Taos Reservation and shall be managed in accordance with section 4 of the Act of May 31, 1933 (48 Stat. 108) (as amended, including as amended by Public Law 91-550 (84 Stat. 1437)).

    (b) LAND DESCRIPTION- The parcel of land referred to in subsection (a) is the land that is generally depicted on the map entitled ‘Lands transferred to the Pueblo of Taos--proposed’ and dated September 1994, comprises 764.33 acres, and is situated within sections 25, 26, 35, and 36, Township 27 North, Range 14 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, within the Wheeler Peak Wilderness, Carson National Forest, Taos County, New Mexico.

    (c) CONFORMING BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS- The boundaries of the Carson National Forest and the Wheeler Peak Wilderness are hereby adjusted to reflect the transfer made by subsection (a).

    (d) COMPLETION OF TRANSFER- The Congress finds and declares that the lands to be held in trust and to become part of the Pueblo de Taos Reservation under this section complete the transfer effected by section 4 of the Act of May 31, 1933 (48 Stat. 108) (as amended, including as amended by Public Law 91-550 (84 Stat. 1437)).

TITLE VIII--WOMENS RIGHTS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

SEC. 801. INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES.

    Section 1601(c) of the Act of December 28, 1980 (16 U.S.C. 410 ll) is amended as follows:

      (1) Strike ‘initially’.

      (2) Strike ‘and’ at the end of paragraph (8).

      (3) Strike the period at the end of paragraph (9) and insert a semicolon.

      (4) Add the following at the end thereof:

      ‘(10) not to exceed 1 acre, plus improvements, as determined by the Secretary, in Seneca Falls for development of a maintenance facility;

      ‘(11) dwelling, 1 Seneca Street, Seneca Falls;

      ‘(12) dwelling, 10 Seneca Street, Seneca Falls;

      ‘(13) parcels adjacent to Wesleyan Chapel Block, including Clinton Street, Fall Street, and Mynderse Street, Seneca Falls; and

      ‘(14) dwelling, 12 East Williams Street, Waterloo.’.

SEC. 802. MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS TO 1980 ACT.

    Section 1601 of the Act of December 28, 1980 (16 U.S.C. 410 ll) is amended as follows:

      (1) Insert ‘(1)’ after ‘(i)’ in subsection (i) and add at the end of such subsection (i) the following new paragraph:

    ‘(2) In addition to those sums previously appropriated for land acquisition and development, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years after September 30, 1994, $2,000,000.’.

      (2) In subsection (c) delete paragraph (7) and renumber the remaining paragraphs accordingly.

TITLE IX--DAYTON AVIATION HERITAGE

Subtitle A--DAYTON AVIATION HERITAGE AMENDMENTS

SEC. 901. DAYTON AVIATION HERITAGE AMENDMENTS.

    Section 201(b) of the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 (16 U.S.C. 410ww-21(b)), is amended as follows:

      (1) In paragraph (2), by striking ‘from recommendations’ and inserting ‘after consideration of recommendations’.

      (2) In paragraph (4), by striking ‘from recommendations’ and inserting ‘after consideration of recommendations’.

      (3) In paragraph (5), by striking ‘from recommendations’ and inserting ‘after consideration of recommendations’.

      (4) In paragraph (6), by striking ‘from recommendations’ and inserting ‘after consideration of recommendations’.

      (5) In paragraph (7), by striking ‘from recommendations’ and inserting ‘after consideration of recommendations’.

Subtitle B--MANASSAS NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK AMENDMENTS

SEC 911. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Manassas National Battlefield Park Amendments of 1994’.

SEC. 912. ORDERLY RESOLUTION.

    Subsection (b)(2)(C) of the first section of the Act entitled ‘An Act to preserve within Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia, the most important historic properties relating to the battles of Manassas, and for other purposes’, approved April 17, 1954 (16 U.S.C. 429b(b)(2)(C)), is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: ‘If, pursuant to this paragraph, the United States takes property that is used for public utility purposes (including taking a property right by terminating an easement), the owner of the property or the grantee of the easement may, not later than 3 years after the date of the enactment of the Manassas National Battlefield Park Amendments of 1994, initiate a proceeding in a court of competent jurisdiction seeking a determination of just compensation with respect to the taking of the property.’.

TITLE X--PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

SEC. 1001. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Reauthorization Act of 1994’.

SEC. 1002. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 17(a) of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Act of 1972 (40 U.S.C. 885(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: ‘There are further authorized to be appropriated for operating and administrative expenses of the Corporation $2,738,000 for fiscal year 1995.’.

SEC. 1003. DISSOLUTION AND SUCCESSION PLAN.

    (a) SUBMISSION OF PLAN- The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation shall prepare and submit to the Congress, not later than March 31, 1995, a dissolution and succession plan that provides for the timely dissolution of the Corporation and an orderly transition to such dissolution. The plan shall--

      (1) set forth a proposed plan under which an existing Federal agency or agencies could meet all ongoing Federal responsibilities relating to the development plan referred to in section 5 of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Act of 1972 (40 U.S.C. 874);

      (2) detail the incremental steps that will accomplish the dissolution of the Corporation; and

      (3) specifically address the requirements of the Federal Triangle property (as defined in section 10(5) of the Federal Triangle Development Act (40 U.S.C. 1109(5))) and describe means that will ensure appropriate construction at and post-construction development of the property.

    (b) FAILURE TO SUBMIT PLAN- If the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation does not submit the dissolution and succession plan required by subsection (a) to the Congress on or before March 31, 1995, the Corporation may not obligate or expend, after March 31, 1995, funds appropriated for fiscal year 1995 under section 17(a) of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Act of 1972 (40 U.S.C. 885(a)).

    (c) APPLICATION NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION 3(b) OF PADC ACT OF 1972- This section shall apply notwithstanding section 3(b) of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Act of 1972 (40 U.S.C. 872(b)).

TITLE XI--NEW BEDFORD WHALING NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

SEC. 1101. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

    (a) FINDINGS- The Congress finds that--

      (1) the New Bedford National Historic Landmark District and associated historic sites as described in section 1103(b) of this title, including the Schooner Ernestina, are National Historic Landmarks and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as historic sites associated with the history of whaling in the United States;

      (2) the city of New Bedford was the 19th century capital of the world’s whaling industry and retains significant architectural features, archival materials, and museum collections illustrative of this period;

      (3) New Bedford’s historic resources provide opportunities for illustrating and interpreting the whaling industry’s contribution to the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States and provide opportunities for public use and enjoyment; and

      (4) the National Park System presently contains no sites commemorating whaling and its contribution to American history.

    (b) PURPOSES- The purposes of this title are--

      (1) to preserve, protect, and interpret the resources within the areas described in section 1103(b) of this title, including architecture, setting, and associated archival and museum collections;

      (2) to collaborate with the city of New Bedford and with local historical, cultural, and preservation organizations to further the purposes of the park established under this title; and

      (3) to provide opportunities for the inspirational benefit and education of the American people.

SEC. 1102. DEFINITIONS.

    For the purposes of this title:

      (1) The term ‘park’ means the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park established by section 1103.

      (2) The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 1103. NEW BEDFORD WHALING NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- In order to preserve for the benefit and inspiration of the people of the United States as a national historical park certain districts, structures, and relics located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and associated with the history of whaling and related social and economic themes in America, there is established the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

    (b) BOUNDARIES- (1) The boundaries of the park shall be those generally depicted on the map numbered NAR-P49-80000-4 and dated June 1994. Such map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service. The park shall include the following:

      (A) The area included within the New Bedford National Historic Landmark District, known as the Bedford Landing Waterfront Historic District, as listed within the National Register of Historic Places and in the Massachusetts State Register of Historic Places.

      (B) The National Historic Landmark Schooner Ernestina, with its home port in New Bedford.

      (C) The land along the eastern boundary of the New Bedford National Historic Landmark District over to the east side of MacArthur Drive from the Route 6 overpass on the north to an extension of School Street on the south.

      (D) The land north of Elm Street in New Bedford, bounded by Acushnet Avenue on the west, Route 6 (ramps) on the north, MacArthur Drive on the east, and Elm Street on the south.

    In case of any conflict between the descriptions set forth in subparagraphs (A) through (D) and the map referred to in this subsection, the map shall govern.

    (2) In addition to the sites, areas and relics referred to in paragraph (1), the Secretary may assist in the interpretation and preservation of each of the following:

      (A) The southwest corner of the State Pier.

      (B) Waterfront Park, immediately south of land adjacent to the State Pier.

      (C) The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum, located at 396 County Street.

      (D) The Wharfinger Building, located on Piers 3 and 4.

      (E) The Bourne Counting House, located on Merrill’s Wharf.

SEC. 1104. ADMINISTRATION OF PARK.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The park shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with this title and the provisions of law generally applicable to units of the national park system, including the Act entitled ‘An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes’, approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1, 2, 3, and 4) and the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 461-467).

    (b) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS- (1) The Secretary may consult and enter into cooperative agreements with interested entities and individuals to provide for the preservation, development, interpretation, and use of the park.

    (2) Funds authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for the purposes of this subsection shall be expended in the ratio of one dollar of Federal funds for each dollar of funds contributed by non-Federal sources. For the purposes of this subsection, the Secretary is authorized to accept from non-Federal sources, and to utilize for purposes of this title, any money so contributed. With the approval of the Secretary, any donation of land, services, or goods from a non-Federal source may be considered as a contribution of funds from a non-Federal source for the purposes of this subsection.

    (3) Any payment made by the Secretary pursuant to a cooperative agreement under this subsection shall be subject to an agreement that conversion, use, or disposal of the project so assisted for purposes contrary to the purposes of this title, as determined by the Secretary, shall result in a right of the United States to reimbursement of all funds made available to such project or the proportion of the increased value of the project attributable to such funds as determined at the time of such conversion, use, or disposal, whichever is greater.

    (c) LIMITATION ON FUNDS- Funds authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for operation and maintenance of the schooner Ernestina may not exceed 50 percent of the total costs of such operation and maintenance and may not exceed $300,000 annually.

    (d) ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY- The Secretary may acquire, for the purposes of the park, by donation, exchange, lease or purchase with donated or appropriated funds, lands, interests in lands, and improvements thereon within the park except that (1) lands, and interests in lands, within the boundaries of the park which are owned by the State of Massachusetts or any political subdivision thereof, may be acquired only by donation, and (2) lands, and interests in lands, within the boundaries of the park which are not owned by the State of Massachusetts or any political subdivision thereof may be acquired only with the consent of the owner thereof unless the Secretary determines, after written notice to the owner and after opportunity for comment, that the property is being developed, or proposed to be developed, in a manner which is detrimental to the integrity of the park or which is otherwise incompatible with the purposes of this title.

    (e) OTHER PROPERTY, FUNDS, AND SERVICES- The Secretary may accept donated funds, property, and services to carry out this title.

SEC. 1105. GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN.

    Not later than the end of the second fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a general management plan for the park and shall implement such plan. The plan shall be prepared in accordance with section 12(b) of the Act of August 18, 1970 (16 U.S.C. 1a-7(b)) and other applicable law.

SEC. 1106. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this title, but not more than $10,400,000 is authorized to be appropriated for construction, acquisition, restoration, and rehabilitation of visitor and interpretative facilities.

TITLE XII--QUINEBAUG AND SHETUCKET RIVERS VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR.

SEC. 1201. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1994’.

SEC. 1202. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that:

      (1) The Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley in the State of Connecticut is one of the last unspoiled and undeveloped areas in the Northeastern United States and has remained largely intact, including important aboriginal archaeological sites, excellent water quality, beautiful rural landscapes, architecturally significant mill structures and mill villages, and large acreage of parks and other permanent open space.

      (2) The State of Connecticut ranks last among the 50 States in the amount of federally protected park and open space lands within its borders and lags far behind the other northeastern States in the amount of land set-aside for public recreation.

      (3) The beautiful rural landscapes, scenic vistas and excellent water quality of the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers contain significant undeveloped recreational opportunities for people throughout the United States.

      (4) The Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley is within a 2-hour drive of the major metropolitan areas of New York City, Hartford, Providence, Worcester, Springfield, and Boston. With the President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors reporting that Americans are taking shorter ‘closer-to-home’ vacations, the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley represents important close-by recreational opportunities for significant population.

      (5) The existing mill sites and other structures throughout the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley were instrumental in the development of the industrial revolution.

      (6) The Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley contains a vast number of discovered and unrecovered Native American and colonial archaeological sites significant to the history of North America and the United States.

      (7) The Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley represents one of the last traditional upland farming and mill village communities in the northeastern United States.

      (8) The Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley played a nationally significant role in the cultural evolution of the prewar colonial period. Leading the transformation from Puritan to Yankee, the ‘Great Awakening’ religious revival and early political development leading up to and during the War of Independence.

      (9) Many local, regional and State agencies, businesses, and private citizens and the New England Governors’ Conference have expressed an overwhelming desire to combine forces: to work cooperatively to preserve and enhance resources region-wide and better plan for the future.

SEC. 1203. ESTABLISHMENT OF QUINEBAUG AND SHETUCKET RIVERS VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR; PURPOSE.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- There is hereby established in the State of Connecticut the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor.

    (b) PURPOSE- It is the purpose of this title to provide a management framework to assist the State of Connecticut, its units of local and regional government and citizens in the development and implementation of integrated cultural, historical, and recreational land resource management programs in order to retain, enhance, and interpret the significant features of the lands, water, and structures of the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley in the State of Connecticut.

SEC. 1204. BOUNDARIES AND ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) BOUNDARIES- The Boundaries of the Corridor shall include the towns of Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Lisbon, Mansfield, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Scotland, Sprague, Sterling, Thompson, Voluntown, Windham, and Woodstock. As soon as practical after the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register a detailed description and map of boundaries established under this subsection.

    (b) ADMINISTRATION- The Corridor shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of this title.

SEC. 1205. QUINEBAUG AND SHETUCKET RIVERS VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR COMMISSION.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- There is hereby established within the Department of the Interior the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission (referred to in this title as the ‘Commission’). The Commission shall assist appropriate Federal, State, regional planning organizations, and local authorities in the development and implementation of an integrated resource management plan for the lands and water as specified in section 1203.

    (b) MEMBERSHIP- The Commission shall be comprised of 19 members appointed not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this title as follows:

      (1) The Director of the National Park Service ex officio (or his delegate).

      (2) 3 individuals appointed by the Secretary after consultation with the governor, who shall represent the interests of--

        (A) the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection,

        (B) the Connecticut Historical Commission, and

        (C) the Connecticut Department of Economic Development;

      (3) 6 individuals representing the interests of local government or regional planning organizations from Connecticut appointed by the Secretary after consultation with the Governor, of whom, 3 shall be representatives of the 3 regional planning organizations within the Corridor region and 3 shall be local elected officials from the region; and

      (4) 9 individuals from the general public, who are citizens of the State of Connecticut, appointed by the Secretary, after consultation with the Governor, representing conservation, business, tourism, and recreational interests.

    A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointments were made.

    (c) TERMS- (1) Members of the Commission shall be appointed for terms of 3 years and may be reappointed.

    (2) Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed only for the remainder of such term. Any member of the Commission appointed for a definite term may serve after the expiration of his term until his successor has taken office.

    (d) COMPENSATION- Members of the Commission shall receive no pay on account of their service on the Commission but while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission, members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703 of title 5, United State Code.

    (e) CHAIRPERSON- The Chairperson of the Commission shall be elected by the members of the Commission.

    (f) QUORUM- (1) 8 members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings.

    (2) The affirmative vote of not less than 10 members of the Commission shall be required to approve the budget of the Commission.

    (g) MEETINGS- The Commission shall hold its first meeting not later than 90 days after the date on which its members are appointed, and shall meet at least quarterly at the call of the chairperson or 10 of its members. Meetings of the Commission shall be subject to section 552(b) of title 5, United States Code (relating to open meetings).

    (h) PROXY- Any member of the Commission may vote by means of a signed proxy exercised by another member of the Commission, but any member so voting shall not be considered present for purposes of establishing a quorum.

SEC. 1206. STAFF OF THE COMMISSION.

    (a) IN GENERAL- (1) The Commission shall have the power to appoint and fix compensation of such staff as may be necessary to carry out its duties.

    (2) Staff appointed by the Commission--

      (A) shall be appointed subject to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service; and

      (B) shall be paid in accordance with provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates.

    (b) EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS- Subject to such rules as may be adopted by the Commission, the Commission may procure temporary and intermittent services to the same extent as is authorized by section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates determined by the Commission to be reasonable.

    (c) STAFF OF OTHER AGENCIES- (1) Upon request of the Commission, the head of any Federal agency may detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such agency to the Commission to assist the Commission in carrying out the Commission’s duties.

    (2) The Commission may accept the service of personnel detailed from the State, any political subdivision and regional planning organizations, and may reimburse the State, political subdivision, and regional planning organizations for those services.

SEC. 1207. POWERS OF COMMISSION.

    (a) HEARINGS- (1) The Commission may, for the purposes of carrying out this title, hold hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence, as the Commission considers appropriate.

    (2) The Commission may not issue subpoenas or exercise any subpoena authority.

    (b) POWERS OF MEMBERS AND AGENTS- Any member or agent of the Commission, if so authorized by the Commission, may take any action which the Commission is authorized to take by this title.

    (c) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES- The Administrator of the General Services Administration shall provide to the Commission on a reimbursable basis, such administrative support services as the Commission may request.

    (d) MAILS- The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and other agencies of the United States.

    (e) USE OF FUNDS TO OBTAIN MONEY- The Commission may use its funds to obtain money from any source under any program or law requiring the recipient of such money to make a contribution in order to receive such money.

    (f) GIFTS- Except as provided in subsection (g)(2)(B), the Commission may, for purposes of carrying out its duties, seek, accept, and dispose of gifts, bequests, or donations of money, personal property, or services, received from any source: Provided, That such gifts are used for public purposes.

    (g) ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY- (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) and except with respect to any leasing of facilities under subsection (c), the Commission may not acquire any real property or interest in real property.

    (2) Subject to paragraph (3), the Commission may acquire real property or interest in real property in the Corridor--

      (A) by gift or devise; or

      (B) by purchase from a willing seller with money that was given, appropriated, or bequeathed to the Commission on the condition that such money would be used to purchase real property, or interest in real property, in the Corridor.

    (3) Any real property or interest in real property acquired by the Commission under paragraph (2) shall be conveyed by the Commission to an appropriate public or private land management agency, as determined by the Commission. Any such conveyance shall be made--

      (A) as soon as practicable after such acquisition;

      (B) without consideration; and

      (C) on the condition that the real property or interest in real property so conveyed is used for public purposes.

    (h) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS- For purposes of carrying out the plan, the Commission may enter into cooperative agreements with the State of Connecticut, with any political subdivision, or with any person or organization. Any such cooperative agreement shall, at a minimum, establish procedures for providing notice to the Commission of any action proposed by the State, such political subdivision, or such person which may affect implementation of the plan referred to in section 1208.

SEC. 1208. DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

    (a) PREPARATION OF PLAN- Within 2 years after the Commission conducts its first meeting, it shall submit to the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of Connecticut for review and approval of Cultural Heritage and Corridor Management Plan. The Plan shall be based on existing Federal, State, and local plans, but shall coordinate those plans and present a unified historic preservation, interpretation, and recreational plan for the Corridor. The plan shall--

      (1) provide an inventory which includes any property in the Corridor which should be preserved, restored, managed, developed, maintained, or acquired because of its national historic or cultural or recreational significance;

      (2) recommend advisory standards and criteria applicable to the construction, preservation, restoration, alteration, and use of all properties within the Corridor;

      (3) develop an historic interpretation plan to interpret the history of the Corridor;

      (4) develop an inventory which includes existing and potential recreational sites which are developed or which could be developed along the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers and their surrounding areas;

      (5) recommend policies for resource management which consider and detail application of appropriate land and water management techniques, including but not limited to, the development of inter-governmental cooperative agreements to protect the Corridor’s historical, cultural, recreational, scenic, and natural resources in a manner consistent with supporting appropriate and compatible economic revitalization efforts;

      (6) detail ways in which local, State, and Federal programs may best be coordinated to promote the purposes of this title; and

      (7) contain a program for implementation of the Plan by the State and its political subdivisions.

    (b) IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN- After review and approval of the Plan by the Secretary and the Governor as provided in subsection (a), the Commission shall implement the Plan by taking appropriate steps to preserve and interpret the historic resources, develop the recreational resources of the Corridor and its surrounding area, and to support public and private efforts in economic revitalization, consistent with the goals of the Plan. These steps may include, but need not be limited to--

      (1) assisting the State and local governmental entities or regional planning organizations, and non-profit organizations in preserving the Corridor and ensuring appropriate use of lands and structures throughout the Corridor;

      (2) assisting the State and local governmental entities or regional planning organizations, and non-profit organizations in establishing, and maintaining visitor centers and other interpretive exhibits in the Corridor;

      (3) assisting the State and local governmental entities or regional planning organizations, and non-profit organizations in developing recreational programs and resources in the Corridor;

      (4) assisting the State and local governmental entities or regional planning organizations, and non-profit organizations in increasing public awareness of and appreciation for the historical and architectural resources and sites in the Corridor;

      (5) assisting the State and local governmental or regional planning organizations and nonprofit organizations in the restoration of any historic building in the Corridor;

      (6) encouraging by appropriate means enhanced economic and industrial development in the Corridor consistent with the goals of the Plan;

      (7) encouraging local governments to adopt land use policies consistent with the management of the Corridor and the goals of the Plan, and to ensure appropriate use of lands and structures throughout the Corridor; and

      (8) assisting the State and local governmental entities or regional planning organizations to ensure that clear, consistent signs identifying access points and sites of interest are put in place throughout the Corridor.

SEC. 1209. TERMINATION OF COMMISSION.

    (a) TERMINATION- Except as provided in subsection (b), the Commission shall terminate on the day occurring 5 years after the date of enactment of this title.

    (b) EXTENSION- The Commission may be extended for a period of not more than 5 years beginning on the day of termination referred to in subsection (a) if, not later than 180 days before such day--

      (1) the Commission determines such extension is necessary in order to carry out the purposes of this title;

      (2) the Commission submits such proposed extension to the Committee on Natural Resources of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate; and

      (3) the Secretary, in consultation with the Governor of Connecticut, approves such extension.

SEC. 12010. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.

    (a) APPROVAL OF PLAN- The Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Governor of Connecticut, shall approve or disapprove a Plan submitted under this title by the Commission not later than 60 days after receiving such Plan. The Secretary, in consultation with the Governor, shall approve a Plan submitted if--

      (1) they find the Plan, if implemented, would adequately protect significant historical and cultural resources of the Corridor while providing adequate and appropriate outdoor recreational opportunities and economic activities within the Corridor;

      (2) they determine that the Commission held public hearings and provided adequate opportunity for public and governmental involvement in the preparation of the Plan; and

      (3) the Secretary receives adequate assurances from appropriate State officials that the recommended implementation program identified in the Plan will be initiated within a reasonable time after date of approval of the Plan, and that such implementation program will ensure effective implementation of the State and local aspects of the Plan.

    (d) DISAPPROVAL OF PLAN- If the Secretary disapproves a Plan submitted to him by the Commission, he shall advise the Commission in writing of the reasons therefor and shall make recommendations for revisions in the Plan. The Commission shall within 90 days of receipt of such notice of disapproval revise and resubmit the plan to the Secretary who shall approve or disapprove a proposed revision within 60 days after the date it is submitted to him.

    (c) ASSISTANCE- The Secretary of the Interior shall, upon request of the Commission, assist the Commission in the preparation and implementation of Plan.

SEC. 12011. DUTIES OF OTHER FEDERAL ENTITIES.

    Any Federal entity conducting or supporting activities directly affecting the Corridor shall--

      (1) consult with the Secretary and the Commission with respect to such activities;

      (2) cooperate with the Secretary and the Commission with respect to such activities and, to the maximum extent practicable, coordinate such activities; and

      (3) to the maximum extent practicable, conduct or support such activities in a manner which the Commission determines will not have an adverse effect on the Corridor.

SEC. 12012. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) COMMISSION- There is authorized to be appropriated $200,000 for fiscal year 1994 and 250,000 annually to the Commission to carry out its duties under this title except that the Federal contributions to the Commission shall not exceed 50 percent of the annual costs to the Commission in carrying out those duties.

    (b) SECRETARY- There are authorized to be appropriated annually to the Secretary such sums as may be necessary to carry out his duties under this title.

SEC. 12013. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this title--

      (1) The term ‘Commission’ means the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission established under section 1205.

      (2) The term ‘State’ means the State of Connecticut.

      (3) The term ‘Corridor’ means the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor established under section 1203.

      (4) The term ‘Plan’ means the Cultural Heritage and Corridor Management Plan to be prepared by the Commission pursuant to section 1208.

      (5) The term ‘Governor’ means the Governor of the State of Connecticut.

      (6) The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior.

      (7) The term ‘regional planning organization’ means each of the 3 regional planning organizations established by Connecticut State statute chapter 127 and chapter 50 (the Northeast Council of Governments, the Windham Regional Planning Agency or its successor, and the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency or its successor).

TITLE XIII--GREAT FALLS PRESERVATION AND REDEVELOPMENT.

SEC. 1301. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Great Falls Preservation and Redevelopment Act of 1994’.

SEC. 1302. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--

      (1) the Great Falls Historic District in the State of New Jersey is an area of historical significance as an early site of planned industrial development, and has remained largely intact, including architecturally significant structures;

      (2) the Great Falls Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Landmark;

      (3) the Great Falls Historic District is within a half hour drive of New York City, and within two hours of Philadelphia, Hartford, New Haven, and Wilmington;

      (4) the District was originally established by the Society of Useful Manufactures, an organization whose leaders included a number of historically renowned individuals, including Alexander Hamilton; and

      (5) the Great Falls Historic District has been the subject of a number of studies which have shown that the District possesses a combination of historic significance and natural beauty worthy of and uniquely situated for preservation and redevelopment.

SEC. 1303. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of this title is to preserve and interpret for the educational and inspirational benefit of the public, the contribution to our national heritage of certain historic and cultural lands, waterways and edifices of the Great Falls Historic District with emphasis on harnessing this unique urban environment for its educational and recreational value, as well as to enhance economic and cultural redevelopment within the District.

SEC. 1304. GREAT FALLS HISTORIC DISTRICT.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- There is hereby established in the city of Paterson in the county of Passaic in the State of New Jersey the Great Falls Historic District.

    (b) BOUNDARIES- The boundaries of the District shall be the boundaries as specified for the Great Falls Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

SEC. 1305. ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements in accordance with this title. In expending moneys appropriated pursuant to this title, the Secretary may make grants to and enter into cooperative agreements with State or local government agencies or nonprofit entities for each of the following:

      (1) The preparation of a plan for the development of historic, architectural, natural, cultural, and interpretive resources within the District. The plan shall include each of the following:

        (A) An evaluation of--

          (i) the existing condition of historic and architectural resources; and

          (ii) the environmental and flood hazard conditions within the District.

        (B) Recommendations for--

          (i) rehabilitating, reconstructing, and adaptively reusing such historic and architectural resources;

          (ii) preserving viewsheds, focal points, and streetscapes;

          (iii) establishing gateways to the District;

          (iv) establishing and maintaining parks and public spaces;

          (v) restoring, improving, and developing raceways and adjacent areas;

          (vi) developing public parking areas;

          (vii) improving pedestrian and vehicular circulation within the District;

          (viii) improving security within the District, with an emphasis on preserving historically significant structures from arson; and

          (ix) establishing a visitor’s center.

      (2) Implementation of projects approved by the Secretary pursuant to the Plan.

    (b) RESTORATION, MAINTENANCE, AND INTERPRETATION- The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the owners of properties within the District of historical or cultural significance as determined by the Secretary, pursuant to which the Secretary may mark, interpret, improve, restore, and provide technical assistance with respect to the preservation and interpretation of such properties. Such agreements shall contain, but need not be limited to, provisions that the Secretary shall have the right of access at reasonable times to public portions of the property for interpretive and other purposes, and that no changes or alterations shall be made in the property except by mutual agreement.

    (c) CAPITAL PROJECTS- (1) Application for funds for capital projects and improvements under this title shall be submitted to the Secretary and shall include a description of how the project proposed to be funded will further the purposes of the District.

    (2) In making such funds available, the Secretary shall give consideration to projects which provide a greater leverage of Federal funds. Any payment made shall be subject to an agreement that conversion, use, or disposal of the project so assisted for purposes contrary to the purposes of this title, as determined by the Secretary, shall result in a right of the United States of reimbursement of all funds made available to such project or the proportion of the increased value of the project attributable to such funds as determined at the time of such conversion, use, or disposal, whichever is greater.

SEC. 1306. DEFINITIONS.

    As used in this title--

      (1) The term ‘District’ means the Great Falls Historic District established by section 1304.

      (2) The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 1307. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this title not more than--

      (1) $3,000,000 for capital projects;

      (2) $250,000 for planning; and

      (3) $50,000 for technical assistance.

    Funds made available pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not exceed 50 percent of the total costs of the project to be funded. The authority to expend funds under this title shall expire 5 years from the date of enactment.

Passed the House of Representatives October 3, 1994.

Attest:

DONNALD K. ANDERSON,

Clerk.

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