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H.R. 820 (117th): New Philadelphia National Historic Site Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 19, 2022 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 367

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 820

[Report No. 117–471]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 4, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

September 19, 2022

Additional sponsors: Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, and Mr. Bost

September 19, 2022

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 4, 2021


A BILL

To establish the New Philadelphia National Historical Park in the State of Illinois as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the New Philadelphia National Historic Site Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Historic site

The term Historic Site means the New Philadelphia National Historic Site established by this Act.

(2)

Map

The term Map means the map titled New Philadelphia National Historic Site Proposed Boundary, numbered 591/176,516, and dated July, 2021.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(4)

State

The term State means the State of Illinois.

3.

Establishment of New Philadelphia

(a)

Establishment

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.

(b)

Boundary

The boundaries of the Historic Site shall be the boundaries generally depicted on the Map.

(c)

Secretarial determination

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.

(d)

Notice

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.

4.

Administration

(a)

In general

The Secretary shall administer land within the boundary of the Historic Site in accordance with—

(1)

this Act; and

(2)

the laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including—

(A)

section 100101(a), chapter 1003, and sections 100751(a), 100752, 100753, and 102101 of title 54, United States Code; and

(B)

chapter 3201 of title 54, United States Code.

(b)

Cooperative agreements

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.

(c)

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.

(d)

Management plan

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.

(e)

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.

(f)

Eminent domain or condemnation

In carrying out this Act, the Secretary of the Interior may not use eminent domain or condemnation.

Amend the title so as to read: A bill 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..

September 19, 2022

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed