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S. 1497 (92nd): An Act to authorize certain additions to the Sitka National Monument in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 18, 1972 (Passed Congress).

904                                           PUBLIC LAW 92-501-OCT. 18, 1972                    [86   STAT.

                                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, U.S.,
                                                                   October 18, 1972.

                               The House of Representatives having proceeded to reconsider the bill (S.
                            2770) entitled "An Act to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act",
                            returned by the President of the United States with his objections to the
                            Senate, in which it originated, it was
                               Resolved, That the said bill pass, two-thirds of the House of Representatives
                            agreeing to pass the same.

                                                                               W. P A T J E N N I N G S
                                                •-•^                                              Clerk.
                                                                         By:    W. Raymond       Colley.

                             Public Law 92-501 '
October 18, 1972                                                AN ACT
    [S.1497]                        To authorize certain additions to the Sitka National Monument
                                           in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.

                              Be it enacted hy the Seriate and House of Representatives of the
    Sitka N a t i o n a l   United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in order to
Alaska,                     preserve in public ownership for the benefit and inspiration of present
    Additional              and future generations of Americans an area which illustrates a part
l a n d s ; name
change.                     of the early history of the United States by commemorating czarist
                            Russia's exploration and colonization of Alaska, the Secretary of the
                            Interior (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary") is authorized to
                            acquire by donation, purchase, or exchange, for addition to the Sitka
                            National Monument, the lands and interests therein, and improve-
                            ments thereon, including the Russian mission, as generally depicted on
                            the map entitled "Proposed Additions, Sitka National Monument,
                            Sitka, Alaska" numbered 314-20,010-A, in two sheets, and dated Sep-
                            tember 1971, which shall be on file and available for public inspection m
                            the offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
                            J^ands and interests in lands within such area owned by the State of
                            Alaska or any political subdivision thereof may be acquired only by
                            donation. Notwithstanding any other provision of law^, the Secretary
                            may erect permanent improvements on lands acquired by him from the
                            State of Alaska for the purposes of this Act.
  Administration.             SEC. 2. The Sitka National Monument is hereby redesignated as the
                            Sitka National Historical Park, and it shall be administered, protected,
                            and maintained by the Secretary in accordance with the provisions of
                            the Act of August 25,1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1,2-4), as amended
                            and supplemented, and the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666; 16
                            U.S.C. 461 et seq.).
  Appropriation.              SEC. 3. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated not to exceed
                            $140,000 for land acquisition and $691,000 (June 1971 prices) for
                            development, plus or minus such amounts, if a n j , as may be justified
                            by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs as indicated
                            by engineering cost indexes applicable to the types of construction
                            involved herein.
                               Approved October 18, 1972.