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H.R. 3305 (108th): Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2003

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 16, 2003 (Introduced).


HR 3305 IH

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3305

To revise the boundary of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 16, 2003

Mrs. CAPITO introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources


A BILL

To revise the boundary of Harpers Ferry 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,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2003’.

SEC. 2. HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.

    The first section of the Act of June 30, 1944 (58 Stat. 645, chapter 328; 16 U.S.C. 450bb), is amended to read as follows:

‘SECTION 1. HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.

    ‘(a) IN GENERAL- To carry out the purposes of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the ‘Secretary’) is authorized to acquire, by purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated funds, by donation, or by exchange, land or an interest in land within the boundaries as generally depicted on the map entitled ‘Boundary Map, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’, numbered 385-80,021A, and dated April 1979.

    ‘(b) BRADLEY AND RUTH NASH ADDITION- The Secretary is authorized to acquire, by donation only, approximately 27 acres of land or interests in land that are outside the boundary of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and generally depicted on the map entitled ‘Proposed Bradley and Ruth Nash Addition--Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’, numbered 385-80056, and dated April 1, 1989.

    ‘(c) BOUNDARY EXPANSION-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary is authorized to acquire, by purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated funds, by donation, or by exchange, land or an interest in land within the area depicted as ‘Private Lands’ on the map entitled ‘Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Proposed Boundary Expansion,’ numbered 385/80,126, and dated July 14, 2003.

      ‘(2) ADMINISTRATION- The Secretary shall--

        ‘(A) transfer to the National Park Service for inclusion in the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (referred to in this Act as the ‘Park’) the land depicted on the map referred to in paragraph (1) as ‘U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lands’ and revise the boundary of the Park accordingly; and

        ‘(B) revise the boundary of the Park to include the land depicted on the map referred to in paragraph (1) as ‘Appalachian NST’ and exclude that land from the boundary of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

    ‘(d) MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ACRES- The number of acres of the Park shall not exceed 3,745.

    ‘(e) MAPS- The maps referred to in this section shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

    ‘(f) ACQUIRED LAND- Land or an interest in land acquired under this section shall become a part of the Park, subject to the laws (including regulations) applicable to the Park.

    ‘(g) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.’.

SEC. 3. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    Sections 2 and 3 of the Act of June 30, 1944 (58 Stat. 646, chapter 328; 16 U.S.C. 450bb-1, 450bb-2), are amended by striking ‘Secretary of the Interior’ each place it appears and inserting ‘Secretary’.