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H.R. 88 - Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act

Introduced: 2018-06-06
Bill Status: Message on Senate action sent to the House.
 

Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act

(Sec. 3) This bill modifies the boundary of Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee and Mississippi to include the Fallen Timbers Battlefield, the Russell House Battlefield, and the Davis Bridge Battlefield. The Department of the Interior may acquire such lands, which shall be administered as part of the park.

(Sec. 4) The bill establishes the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield in Tennessee as an affiliated area of the National Park System. The city of Parkers Crossroads and the Tennessee Historical Commission shall jointly be the management entity for such area. Interior may provide technical assistance and enter into cooperative agreements with such entity to financially assist with the marketing, marking, interpretation, and preservation of such area. Interior shall develop a general management plan for such area.

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In the Senate of the United States,

June 6, 2018.  

Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 88) entitled “An Act to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes.”, do pass with the following

AMENDMENT:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) AFFILIATED AREA.—The term affiliated area means the Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield established as an affiliated area of the National Park System by section 4(a).

(2) PARK.—The term Park means Shiloh National Military Park, a unit of the National Park System.

(3) SECRETARY.—The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 3. Areas to be added to shiloh national military park.

(a) Additional areas.—The boundary of the Park is modified to include the areas that are generally depicted on the map entitled Shiloh National Military Park, Proposed Boundary Adjustment, numbered 304/80,011, and dated July 2014, and which are comprised of the following:

(1) Fallen Timbers Battlefield.

(2) Russell House Battlefield.

(3) Davis Bridge Battlefield.

(b) Acquisition authority.—The Secretary may acquire the land described in subsection (a) by donation or exchange.

(c) Administration.—Any land acquired under this section shall be administered as part of the Park.

SEC. 4. Establishment of affiliated area.

(a) In general.—Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield in the State of Tennessee is established as an affiliated area of the National Park System.

(b) Description of affiliated area.—The affiliated area shall consist of the area generally depicted within the Proposed Boundary on the map entitled Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield, Proposed Boundary, numbered 903/80,073, and dated July 2014.

(c) Administration.—The affiliated area shall be managed in accordance with—

(1) this Act; and

(2) any law generally applicable to units of the National Park System.

(d) Management entity.—The City of Parkers Crossroads and the Tennessee Historical Commission shall jointly be the management entity for the affiliated area.

(e) Cooperative agreements.—The Secretary may provide technical assistance and enter into cooperative agreements with the management entity for the purpose of providing financial assistance for the marketing, marking, interpretation, and preservation of the affiliated area.

(f) Limited role of the secretary.—Nothing in this Act authorizes the Secretary to acquire property at the affiliated area or to assume overall financial responsibility for the operation, maintenance, or management of the affiliated area.

(g) General management plan.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, in consultation with the management entity, shall develop a general management plan for the affiliated area in accordance with section 100502 of title 54, United States Code.

(2) TRANSMITTAL.—Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate the general management plan developed under paragraph (1).

Attest:

Secretary  

115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H.R. 88

AMENDMENT

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