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S. 88: Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 10, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 88

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 10, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Perdue) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To redesignate Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia and revise its boundary, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act .

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Historical park

The term Historical Park means the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park in the State of Georgia, as redesignated by section 3(a)(1).

(2)

Map

The term map means the map entitled Ocmulgee National Monument Proposed Boundary Adjustment, numbered 363/125996, and dated January 2016.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(4)

Study area

The term study area means the Ocmulgee River corridor between the cities of Macon, Georgia, and Hawkinsville, Georgia.

3.

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

(a)

Redesignation

(1)

In general

The Ocmulgee National Monument, established pursuant to the Act of June 14, 1934 (48 Stat. 958, chapter 519), shall be known and designated as the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park.

(2)

References

Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the Ocmulgee National Monument shall be deemed to be a reference to the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park.

(b)

Boundary adjustment

(1)

In general

The boundary of the Historical Park is revised to include approximately 2,100 acres of land, as generally depicted on the map.

(2)

Availability of map

The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(c)

Land acquisition

(1)

In general

The Secretary may acquire land and interests in land within the boundaries of the Historical Park by donation, purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange.

(2)

Limitation

The Secretary may not acquire by condemnation any land or interest in land within the boundaries of the Historical Park.

(d)

Administration

The Secretary shall administer any land acquired under subsection (c) as part of the Historical Park in accordance with applicable laws (including regulations).

4.

Ocmulgee River corridor special resource study

(a)

In general

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

(b)

Contents

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

(1)

evaluate the national significance of the study area;

(2)

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

(3)

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;

(4)

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

(5)

identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives.

(c)

Applicable law

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

(d)

Report

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—

(1)

the results of the study; and

(2)

any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.