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Last updated Sep 12, 2013.
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A bill to modify the boundary of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota, and for other purposes.
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S. 459--113th Congress: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act. (2013). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 8, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s459
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/s459.
The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site was established in 1999 and is intended to display the historical significance of the Cold War, and specifically the importance of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The site sits on 15 acres and is located in Jackson and Pennington Counties, South Dakota, and is operated by the National Park Service. The site contains the last remaining Minuteman II ICBM system in the U.S., which consists of a launch control center and a launch facility. The facility once housed 150 missiles, 15 launch control centers, and covered 13,500 square miles. The Buffalo Gap National Grassland is a nearly 600,000 acre site operated by the U.S. Forest Service in southwest South Dakota.
The U.S. administered over 1,000 missiles throughout the Midwest during the Cold War. As a result of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the Minuteman missiles were eliminated from the U.S. arsenal. In 1993, the National Park Service and the U.S. Air Force entered an agreement to preserve two Minuteman sites in South Dakota.
S. 459 amends the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Establishment Act of 1999 to modify the boundary of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota. This land will include 25 acres which are currently part of the Buffalo Gap National Grassland, and 3.65 acres of land at the Delta 1 Launch Control Facility for the purpose of constructing a visitor center, parking lot and for other administrative purposes. In turn, the boundary of the Buffalo Gap National Grassland will be modified to exclude the 25 acres of land that would be transferred to the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. In addition, this legislation transfers the administrative jurisdiction from the USDA to the Secretary of the Interior.
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