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H.R. 5844 (115th): Amache Study Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 16, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

H. R. 5844


May 16, 2018

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


To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the site known as Amache in the State of Colorado.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Amache Study Act.



In this Act:



The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.


Study area

The term study area means the site known as Amache, Camp Amache, and Granada Relocation Center in Granada, Colorado, which was 1 of the 10 relocation centers where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II.


Amache special resource study


In general

The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the study area.



In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—


evaluate the national significance of the study area;


determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System;


consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the study area by the Federal Government, State or local government entities, or private and nonprofit organizations;


consult with interested Federal agencies, State or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or any other interested individuals; and


identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives described in paragraphs (2) and (3).


Applicable law

The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 54, United States Code.



Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available to carry out the study under subsection (a), 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 results of the study; and


any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.