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H.R. 88 (115th): Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 27, 2017 (Passed the House).



1st Session

H. R. 88



To modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act.



In this Act, the following definitions apply:


Affiliated area

The term affiliated area means the Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield established as an affiliated area of the National Park System under section 4.



The term Park means Shiloh National Military Park, a unit of the National Park System.



The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.


Areas to be added to Shiloh National Military Park


Additional areas

The boundary of Shiloh National Military Park is modified to include the areas that are generally depicted on the map entitled Shiloh National Military Park, Proposed Boundary Adjustment, numbered 304/80,011, and dated July 2014, as follows:


Fallen Timbers Battlefield.


Russell House Battlefield.


Davis Bridge Battlefield.


Acquisition authority

The Secretary may acquire lands described in subsection (a) by donation, purchase from willing sellers with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange.



Any lands acquired under this section shall be administered as part of the Park.


Establishment of affiliated area


In general

Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield in the State of Tennessee is hereby established as an affiliated area of the National Park System.



The affiliated area shall consist of the area generally depicted within the Proposed Boundary on the map entitled Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield, Proposed Boundary, numbered 903/80,073, and dated July 2014.



The affiliated area shall be managed in accordance with this Act and all laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System.


Management entity

The City of Parkers Crossroads and the Tennessee Historical Commission shall jointly be the management entity for the affiliated area.


Cooperative agreements

The Secretary may provide technical assistance and enter into cooperative agreements with the management entity for the purpose of providing financial assistance with marketing, marking, interpretation, and preservation of the affiliated area.


Limited role of the secretary

Nothing in this Act authorizes the Secretary to acquire property at the affiliated area or to assume overall financial responsibility for the operation, maintenance, or management of the affiliated area.


General management plan


In general

The Secretary, in consultation with the management entity, shall develop a general management plan for the affiliated area. The plan shall be prepared in accordance with section 100502 of title 54, United States Code.



Not later than 3 years after the date that funds are made available for this Act, the Secretary shall provide a copy of the completed general management to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate.


Private Property Protection


No use of condemnation

The Secretary of the Interior may not acquire by condemnation any land or interests in land under this Act or for the purposes of this Act.


Written consent of owner

No non-Federal property may be included in the Shiloh National Military Park without the written consent of the owner.


No buffer zone created

Nothing in this Act, the establishment of the Shiloh National Military Park, or the management plan for the Shiloh National Military Park shall be construed to create buffer zones outside of the Park. That activities or uses can be seen, heard, or detected from areas within the Shiloh National Military shall not preclude, limit, control, regulate, or determine the conduct or management of activities or uses outside of the Park.

Passed the House of Representatives February 27, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,