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Text of To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make improvements to support facilities for National Historic Sites operated by the ...

...by the National Park Service, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on November 19, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 22, 2014 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 522

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1561

[Report No. 113–691]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 2013

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

December 22, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make improvements to support facilities for National Historic Sites operated by the National Park Service, and for other purposes.


1.

Improvement, operation, and use of support facilities

(a)

Improvement

The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the National Park Service, may make improvements to a support facility, including a visitor center, for a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service if the project—

(1)

is conducted within the agency’s existing budget;

(2)

is subject to a 50-percent non-Federal cost sharing requirement; and

(3)

is conducted for a unit of the National Park System which has authority to establish a support facility outside the park boundary.

(b)

Operation and use

The National Park Service may operate and use all or part of a support facility, including a visitor center, for a National Historic Site—

(1)

to carry out duties associated with administering and supporting the National Historic Site; and

(2)

only in situations where there is an agreement between the Secretary of Interior and the commissioners of the County or Parish in which the support facility is located.

December 22, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed