H. R. 1561
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 15, 2013
Mr. Gardner introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
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.
Improvement, operation, and use of support facilities
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—
is conducted within the agency’s existing budget;
is subject to a 50-percent non-Federal cost sharing requirement; and
is conducted for a unit of the National Park System which has authority to establish a support facility outside the park boundary.
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—
to carry out duties associated with administering and supporting the National Historic Site; and
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.