IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 8, 2019
Mr. Gardner (for himself and Mr. Bennet) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 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.
This Act may be cited as the
Amache Study Act.
In this Act:
Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
study area means the site known as
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
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).
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.