IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011
Mrs. Hutchison introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
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.
This Act may be cited as the
San Antonio Missions National
Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2011.
Park headquarters lease and boundary study
Section 201 of Public Law 95–629 (16 U.S.C. 410ee) is amended—
by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) as subsections (c), (e), (f), (g), and (h) respectively;
by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection:
The Secretary shall conduct a study of lands within Bexar and Wilson Counties, Texas, to identify lands that would be suitable for inclusion within the boundaries of the park. In conducting the study, the Secretary shall examine the natural, cultural, recreational, and scenic values and characteristics of lands within Bexar and Wilson Counties.
Not later than 3 years after the date 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 on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the study.
by inserting after subsection (c) (as so redesignated) the following new subsection:
The Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement with the City of San Antonio or its designee, for operation of a facility outside the boundary of the park that would provide visitor facilities and office space for a headquarters and operational support for the park.
The Secretary may plan, design, construct, and install in the facilities described in the cooperative agreement exhibits related to the resources at the park.
The Secretary may assign park employees to provide interpretive services, including visitor information and education, at facilities outside the boundary of the park.
Section 201(a) of Public Law 95–629 (16 U.S.C. 410ee(a)) is amended as follows:
In order and
inserting the following:
(1) In order.
The park shall also and inserting the following:
The park shall also
After advising the and inserting the following:
After advising the
By inserting after paragraph (2) (as so designated by paragraph (2) above) the following:
The boundary of the park is further
modified to include approximately 151 acres, as depicted on the map titled
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Proposed Boundary Addition
2009, numbered 472/468,027, and dated November 2009. The map shall be
on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National
Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior
may not use condemnation authority to acquire any lands or interests in lands