H.R. 2506 (110th): Tule Lake Segregation Center Special Resource Study Act

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of May 24, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2506

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 24, 2007

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

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study of the Tule Lake Segregation Center in Modoc County, California, to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing a unit of the National Park System.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Tule Lake Segregation Center Special Resource Study Act.

2.

Study

(a)

In General

The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the Secretary) shall conduct a special resource study of the national significance, suitability, and feasibility of including the Tule Lake Segregation Center in the National Park System.

(b)

Inclusion of Sites in the National Park System

The study under subsection (a) shall include an analysis and any recommendations of the Secretary concerning the suitability and feasibility of designating the site as a unit of the National Park System that relates to the themes described in section 3.

(c)

Study Guidelines

In conducting the study authorized under subsection (a), the Secretary shall use the criteria for the study of areas for potential inclusion in the National Park System contained in section 8 of Public Law 91–383 (16 U.S.C. 1a–5).

(d)

Consultation

In preparing and conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall consult with Modoc County, the State of California, appropriate Federal agencies, Tribal and local government entities, private organizations, and private land owners.

3.

Themes

The study authorized under section 2 shall evaluate the Tule Lake Segregation Center with respect to the following themes:

(1)

The significance of the site as a component of World War II.

(2)

The significance of the site as it related to other war relocation centers.

(3)

Historic buildings, including the stockade, that are intact and in place, along with numerous other resources.

(4)

The contributions made by the local agricultural community to the war effort.

(5)

The potential impact of designation of the sire as a unit of the National Park Service on private land owners.

4.

Report

Not later than 1 year after funds are made available for 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 report describing the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the study.