H. R. 820
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
To establish the New Philadelphia National Historic Site in the State of Illinois as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
New Philadelphia National Historic Site Act.
In this Act:
Historic Site means the New Philadelphia National Historic Site established by this Act.
Map means the map titled
New Philadelphia National Historic Site Proposed Boundary, numbered 591/176,516, and dated July, 2021.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term State means the State of Illinois.
Establishment of New Philadelphia
Subject to subsection (c), there is established the New Philadelphia National Historic Site in the State of Illinois as a unit of the National Park System to preserve, protect, and interpret the history and archeological resources of the town established by Frank McWorter, a formerly enslaved man, in 1836.
The boundaries of the Historic Site shall be the boundaries generally depicted on the Map.
The Historic Site shall not be established until the date on which the Secretary determines that the Secretary has acquired a sufficient quantity of land or interests in and within the boundary of the Historic Site to constitute a manageable unit.
Not later than 30 days after the date on which the Secretary makes a determination under subsection (c), the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register notice of the establishment of the Historic Site.
The Secretary shall administer land within the boundary of the Historic Site in accordance with—
this Act; and
the laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including—
section 100101(a), chapter 1003, and sections 100751(a), 100752, 100753, and 102101 of title 54, United States Code; and
chapter 3201 of title 54, United States Code.
The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the State or other public and nonpublic entities, under which the Secretary may identify, interpret, and provide assistance for the preservation of non-Federal land within the boundaries of the Historic Site and at sites in close proximity to the Historic Site, but located outside the boundaries of the Historic Site, including providing for placement of directional and interpretive signage, exhibits, and technology-based interpretive devices.
Acquisition of land
The Secretary may acquire any land (including interests in land), within the Historic Site boundary by donation, transfer, exchange, or purchase from a willing seller using donated or appropriate funds.
Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the State, shall complete a general management plan for the Historic Site in accordance with any other applicable laws.
No buffer zone created
Nothing in this Act, the acquisition of the land or an interest in land authorized by this Act, or the management plan for the Park shall be construed to create buffer zones outside of the Park. That activities or uses can be seen, heard, or detected from the acquired land shall not preclude, limit, control, regulate, or determine the conduct or management of activities or uses outside of the Park.
Eminent domain or condemnation
In carrying out this Act, the Secretary of the Interior may not use eminent domain or condemnation.
Passed the House of Representatives September 19, 2022.
Cheryl L. Johnson,