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Text of the An Act to authorize certain additions to the Sitka National Monument in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes
...for other purposes
This bill was enacted on October 18, 1972. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 18, 1972 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).
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. Attest: 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 Monument, 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.