S. 114 (112th): San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jan 13, 2012 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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Calendar No. 265

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 114

[Report No. 112–103]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

January 13, 2012

Reported under authority of the order of the Senate of December 17, 2011, by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

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 2011.

2.

Park headquarters lease and 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 new subsection:

(b)
(1)

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.

(2)

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.

; and

(3)

by inserting after subsection (c) (as so redesignated) the following new subsection:

(d)
(1)

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.

(2)

The Secretary may plan, design, construct, and install in the facilities described in the cooperative agreement exhibits related to the resources at the park.

(3)

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

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3.

Boundary expansion

Section 201(a) of Public Law 95–629 (16 U.S.C. 410ee(a)) is amended as follows:

(1)

By striking In order and inserting the following: (1) In order.

(2)

By striking The park shall also and inserting the following:

(2)

The park shall also

.

(3)

By striking After advising the and inserting the following:

(4)

After advising the

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(4)

By inserting after paragraph (2) (as so designated by paragraph (2) above) the following:

(3)

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 under this Act.

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1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2011.

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)

Interpetive 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 insert 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 in subparagraph (A) by purchase from willing sellers, donation, or exchange.

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January 13, 2012

Reported with an amendment