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S. 1646 - President Street Station Study Act

Introduced: 2017-07-27
Bill Status: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 510.
 

President Street Station Study Act

This bill directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the President Street Station, a railroad terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, to evaluate the terminal's national significance and determine its suitability and feasibility for designation as a unit of the National Park System.

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1646


    To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 27, 2017

    Mr. Cardin (for himself and Mr. Van Hollen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

    To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “President Street Station Study Act”.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.

(2) STUDY AREA.—The term “study area” means the President Street Station, a railroad terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, the history of which is tied to the growth of the railroad industry in the 19th century, the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, and the immigrant influx of the early 20th century.

SEC. 3. Special resource study.

(a) Study.—The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the study area.

(b) Contents.—In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—

(1) evaluate the national significance of the study area;

(2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System;

(3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the study area by the Federal Government, State or local government entities, or private and nonprofit organizations;

(4) consult with interested Federal agencies, State or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or any other interested individuals; and

(5) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives.

(c) Applicable law.—The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 100507 of title 54, United States Code.

(d) Report.—Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under subsection (a), 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 a report that describes—

(1) the results of the study; and

(2) any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.


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