Calendar No. 510
[Report No. 115–296]
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 27, 2017
Mr. Cardin (for himself and Mr. Van Hollen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
July 11, 2018
Reported by Ms. Murkowski, without amendment and with an amendment to the title
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
President Street Station Study Act.
In this Act:
Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
study area means the President Street Station, a railroad terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, the history of which is tied to the growth of the railroad industry in the 19th century, the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, and the immigrant influx of the early 20th century.
Special resource study
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.
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 for 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.
Amend the title so as to read:
A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President
Street Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes..
July 11, 2018
Reported without amendment and with an amendment to the title