S.3300 - Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act
A bill to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes.
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Mr. BINGAMAN (for himself, Mr. ALEXANDER, Ms. CANTWELL, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, and Mrs. MURRAY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(B) recommended that nationally significant sites associated with the Manhattan Project be formally established as a collective unit and be administered for preservation, commemoration, and public interpretation in cooperation with the National Park Service;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Study Act (
(4) after significant public input, the National Park Service study found that ‘including Manhattan Project-related sites in the national park system will expand and enhance the protection and preservation of such resources and provide for comprehensive interpretation and public understanding of this nationally significant story in the 20th century American history’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) the Department of the Interior, with the concurrence of the Department of Energy, recommended the establishment of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park comprised of resources at--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(6) designation of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System would improve the preservation of, interpretation of, and access to the nationally significant historic resources associated with the Manhattan Project for present and future generations to gain a better understanding of the Manhattan Project, including the significant, far-reaching, and complex legacy of the Manhattan Project.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. PURPOSES.
(2) to improve public understanding of the Manhattan Project and the legacy of the Manhattan Project through interpretation of the historic resources associated with the Manhattan Project;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) to enhance public access to the Historical Park, consistent with protection of public safety, national security, and other aspects of the mission of the Department of Energy; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) to assist the Department of Energy, Historical Park communities, historical societies, and other interested organizations and individuals in efforts to preserve and protect the historically significant resources associated with the Manhattan Project.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 5. ESTABLISHMENT OF MANHATTAN PROJECT NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.
(a) Establishment- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, there shall be established as a unit of the National Park System the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) in the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory National Historic Landmark District or any addition to the Landmark District proposed in the National Historic Landmark Nomination--Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) NHL District (Working Draft of NHL Revision), Los Alamos National Laboratory document LA-UR 12-00387 (January 26, 2012);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 6. AGREEMENT.
(a) In General- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary and the Secretary of Energy (acting through the Oak Ridge, Richland, and Los Alamos site offices) shall enter into an agreement governing the respective roles of the Secretary and the Secretary of Energy in administering the facilities, land, or interests in land under the administrative jurisdiction of the Department of Energy that is to be included in the Historical Park, including provisions for public access, management, interpretation, and historic preservation.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) shall ensure that the agreement appropriately protects public safety, national security, and other aspects of the ongoing mission of the Department of Energy at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Hanford Site, and Oak Ridge Reservation;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) shall retain responsibility, in accordance with applicable law, for any environmental remediation and structural safety that may be necessary in or around the facilities, land, or interests in land governed by the agreement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Amendments- The agreement under subsection (a) may be amended, including to add to the Historical Park facilities, land, or interests in land described in section 5(b) that are under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Energy.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 7. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.
(b) Notice of Determination- Not later than 30 days after the date on which an agreement under section 6 is executed, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register notice of the establishment of the Historical Park, including an official boundary map.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Availability of Map- The official boundary map published under subsection (b) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Additions- Any land, interest in land, or facility within the eligible areas described in section 5(b) that is acquired by the Secretary or included in an amendment to the agreement under section 6(d) shall be added to the Historical Park.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 8. ADMINISTRATION.
(b) General Management Plan- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this section, the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall complete a general management plan for the Historical Park in accordance with section 12(b) of
(c) Interpretive Tours- The Secretary may, subject to applicable law, provide interpretive tours of historically significant Manhattan Project sites and resources in the States of Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington that are located outside the boundary of the Historical Park.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may enter into 1 or more agreements with the head of a Federal agency to provide public access to, and management, interpretation, and historic preservation of, historically significant Manhattan Project resources under the jurisdiction or control of the Federal agency.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) DONATIONS; COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS- The Secretary may accept donations from, and enter into cooperative agreements with, State governments, units of local government, tribal governments, organizations, or individuals to further the purpose of an interagency agreement entered into under subparagraph (A).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE- The Secretary may provide technical assistance to State, local, or tribal governments, organizations, or individuals for the management, interpretation, and historic preservation of historically significant Manhattan Project resources not included within the Historical Park.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) DONATIONS TO DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY- Part C of title VI of the Department of Energy Organization Act (
‘SEC. 664. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS, BEQUESTS, AND DEVISES.