H.R.280 - Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Act
To establish the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 3. PATERSON GREAT FALLS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.
(1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (2), there is established in the State a unit of the National Park System to be known as the ‘Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Purpose- The purpose of the Park is to preserve and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations certain historical, cultural, and natural resources associated with the Historic District.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(e) Publication of Notice- Not later than 60 days after the date on which the conditions in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subsection (a)(2) are satisfied, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register notice of the establishment of the Park, including an official boundary map for the Park.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. ADMINISTRATION.
(b) State and Local Jurisdiction- Nothing in this Act enlarges, diminishes, or modifies any authority of the State, or any political subdivision of the State (including the City)--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- As the Secretary determines to be appropriate to carry out this Act, the Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the owner of the Great Falls Visitor Center or any nationally significant properties within the boundary of the Park under which the Secretary may identify, interpret, restore, and provide technical assistance for the preservation of the properties.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) RIGHT OF ACCESS- A cooperative agreement entered into under paragraph (1) shall provide that the Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, shall have the right of access at all reasonable times to all public portions of the property covered by the agreement for the purposes of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) CHANGES OR ALTERATIONS- No changes or alterations shall be made to any properties covered by a cooperative agreement entered into under paragraph (1) unless the Secretary and the other party to the agreement agree to the changes or alterations.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) CONVERSION, USE, OR DISPOSAL- Any payment made by the Secretary under this subsection shall be subject to an agreement that the conversion, use, or disposal of a project for purposes contrary to the purposes of this Act, as determined by the Secretary, shall entitle the United States to reimbursement in amount equal to the greater of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) the portion of the increased value of the project attributable to the amounts made available under this subsection, as determined at the time of the conversion, use, or, disposal.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) IN GENERAL- As a condition of the receipt of funds under this subsection, the Secretary shall require that any Federal funds made available under a cooperative agreement shall be matched on a 1-to-1 basis by non-Federal funds.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) FORM- With the approval of the Secretary, the non-Federal share required under subparagraph (A) may be in the form of donated property, goods, or services from a non-Federal source.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may acquire land or interests in land within the boundary of the Park by donation, purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(e) Technical Assistance and Public Interpretation- The Secretary may provide technical assistance and public interpretation of related historic and cultural resources within the boundary of the Historic District.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 5. MANAGEMENT PLAN.
(a) In General- Not later than 3 fiscal years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this section, the Secretary, in consultation with the Commission, shall complete a management plan for the Park in accordance with--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Cost Share- The management plan shall include provisions that identify costs to be shared by the Federal Government, the State, and the City, and other public or private entities or individuals for necessary capital improvements to, and maintenance and operations of, the Park.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 6. PATERSON GREAT FALLS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK ADVISORY COMMISSION.
(B) TRAVEL EXPENSES- Members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for an employee of an agency under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from the home or regular place of business of the member in the performance of the duties of the Commission.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall provide the Commission with any staff members and technical assistance that the Secretary, after consultation with the Commission, determines to be appropriate to enable the Commission to carry out the duties of the Commission.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 7. STUDY OF HINCHLIFFE STADIUM.
(a) In General- Not later than 3 fiscal years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary shall complete a study regarding the preservation and interpretation of Hinchliffe Stadium, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink