H.R. 5988 (112th): San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jun 21, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5988

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Gonzalez, and Mr. Doggett) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a cooperative agreement for a park headquarters at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, to expand the boundary of the Park, to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2012.

2.

Park boundary study

Section 201 of Public Law 95–629 (16 U.S.C. 410ee) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) as subsections (c), (e), (f), (g), and (h), respectively;

(2)

by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

(b)

Study

(1)

In general

The Secretary shall conduct a study of land in Bexar and Wilson Counties, Texas, to identify land that would be suitable for inclusion in the park.

(2)

Requirements

In conducting the study under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall examine the natural, cultural, recreational, and scenic values and characteristics of the land.

(3)

Report

Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available for the study under paragraph (1), 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 that describes the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the study.

;

(3)

by inserting after subsection (c) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)) the following:

(d)

Interpretive services

The Secretary may assign park employees to provide interpretive services, including visitor information and education, at facilities outside the boundary of the park.

; and

(4)

in paragraph (1)(D) of subsection (g) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)), by striking subsection (b)(2) and inserting subsection (c)(2).

3.

Boundary expansion

Section 201 of Public Law 95–629 (16 U.S.C. 410ee) is amended—

(1)

by striking Sec. 201. (a) In order and inserting the following:

201.

San Antonio Missions Historical Park

(a)

Establishment

(1)

In general

In order

; and

(2)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

in the second sentence, by striking The park shall also and inserting the following:

(2)

Additional land

The park shall also

;

(B)

in the third sentence, by striking After advising the and inserting the following:

(4)

Revisions

After advising the

; and

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (2) (as designated by subparagraph (A)) the following:

(3)

Boundary modification

(A)

In general

The boundary of the park is modified to include approximately 151 acres, as depicted on the map entitled San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Proposed Boundary Addition, numbered 472-68, 027, and dated November 2009.

(B)

Availability of map

The map described in subparagraph (A) shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(C)

Acquisition of land

The Secretary of the Interior may acquire the land or any interest in the land described in subparagraph (A) by purchase from willing sellers, donation, or exchange.

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