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Text of the Acadia National Park Improvement Act of 2005

This bill was introduced on May 26, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 26, 2005 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2692

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 26, 2005

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

A BILL

To extend the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission, to provide improved visitor services at the park, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Acadia National Park Improvement Act of 2005.

2.

Extension of Acadia National Park Advisory Commission

Section 103(f) of Public Law 99–420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note) is amended by striking 20 and inserting 40.

3.

Increase in land acquisition ceiling

Section 106(a) of Public Law 99–420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note) is amended by striking $9,100,000 and inserting $28,000,000.

4.

Intermodal transportation center

Title I of Public Law 99–420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

108.

Intermodal transportation center

(a)

In general

The Secretary shall provide assistance in the planning, construction, and operation of an intermodal transportation center located outside of the boundary of the Park in the town of Trenton, Maine to improve the management, interpretation, and visitor enjoyment of the Park.

(b)

Agreements

To carry out subsection (a), in administering the intermodal transportation center, the Secretary may enter into interagency agreements with other Federal agencies, and cooperative agreements, under appropriate terms and conditions, with State and local agencies, and nonprofit organizations—

(1)

to provide exhibits, interpretive services (including employing individuals to provide such services), and technical assistance;

(2)

to conduct activities that facilitate the dissemination of information relating to the Park and the Island Explorer transit system;

(3)

to provide financial assistance for the construction of the intermodal transportation center in exchange for space in the center that is sufficient to interpret the Park; and

(4)

to assist with the operation and maintenance of the intermodal transportation center.

(c)

Authorization of appropriations

(1)

In general

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as are necessary to carry out this section (including planning, design and construction of the intermodal transportation center).

(2)

Operations and maintenance

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to maintain and operate the intermodal transportation center.

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