Text of the Acadia National Park Improvement Act of 2005
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 16, 2005 but was never passed by the House. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 17, 2005 (Referred to House Committee).
S 1154 RFH
November 17, 2005
Referred to the Committee on Resources
To extend the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission, to provide improved visitor services at the 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 `Acadia National Park Improvement Act of 2005'.
SEC. 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'.
SEC. 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'.
SEC. 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:
`SEC. 108. INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER.
`(a) In General- The Secretary may 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 or any successor 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.'.
Passed the Senate November 16, 2005.
EMILY J. REYNOLDS,