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An Act to amend the Act of September 21, 1959 (73 Stat. 590), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to revise the boundaries of Minute Man National Historical Park, and for other purposes. (84 Stat. 1436)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of the Act of September 21, 1959 (73 Stat. 590) is amended by inserting “(a)” after the word "that” in the first sentence and adding two subsections, as follows:
"(b) Notwithstanding the description set forth in subsection (a) of this section, if the Secretary should determine that the relocation of Highway 2 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts makes it desirable to establish new boundaries in common with, contiguous or adjacent to the proposed right-of-way for that highway, he is authorized to relocate such boundaries accordingly, and shall give notice thereof by publication of a map
or other suitable description in the Federal Register: Provided, That any net acreage increase by reason of the boundary revision and land exchanges with the Commonwealth shall not be included in calculations of acreage in regard to the limitation set forth in subsection (a) of this section, but shall be in addition thereto.
"(c) Any lands added to the Minute Man National Historical Park, pursuant to subsection (b) may be acquired only if such acquisition can be accomplished without cost for land acquisition and, when so acquired, shall be subject to all laws, rules, and regulations applicable thereto."
Sec. 2. Section 6 of the Act of September 21, 1951 (73 Stat. 590), is amended by (1) deleting "$8,000,000" and inserting "$13,900,000” and (2) deleting "$5,000,000” and inserting “$10,900,000”.
Approved December 14, 1970.
Sept. 14, considered and passed House.
An Act to authorize the addition of lands to Morristown
National Historical Park in the State of New Jersey, and for other purposes. (78 Stat. 957)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in order to preserve for the benefit and inspiration of the public certain lands historically associated with the winter encampment of General George Washington's Continental Army at Jockey Hollow in 1779 and 1780, and to facilitate the administration and interpretation of the Morristown National Historical Park, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to procure by purchase, donation, purchase with appropriated funds, or otherwise, not to exceed two hundred and eighty-one acres of land and interests therein which two hundred and eighty-one acres shall include Stark's Brigade campsite and other lands necessary for the proper administration and interpretation of the Morristown National Historical Park.
Sec. 2. Lands acquired pursuant to this Act, unless exchanged pursuant to section 1 hereof, shall constitute a part of the Morristown National Historical Park, and be administered in accordance with the laws and regulations applicable to such park.
Sec. 3. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums, but not more than $281,000 for acquisition of lands and interests in land, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.
Approved September 18, 1964.
Jan. 20 : Considered and passed House.
8. Nez Perce
An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate
the Nez Perce National Historical Park in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes. (79 Stat. 110)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it is the purpose of this Act to facilitate protection and provide interpretation of sites in the Nez Perce country of Idaho that have exceptional value in commenrorating the history of the Nation.
Sec. 2. To implement this purpose the Secretary of the Interior may designate as the Nez Perce National Historical Park various component sites in Federal and nonFederal ownership relating to the early Nez Perce culture, the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the area, the fur trade, missionaries, gold mining and logging, the Nez Perce war of 1877, and such other sites as he finds will depict the role of the Nez Perce country in the westward expansion of the Nation.
Sec. 3. The Secretary of the Interior may acquire by donation or with donated funds such lands, or interests therein, and other property which in his judgment will further the purpose of this Act and he may purchase with appropriated funds land, or interests therein, required for the administration of the Nez Perce National Historical Park: Provided, That he may purchase no more than one thousand five hundred acres in fee, and no more than one thousand five hundred acres in scenic easements. The Nez Perce Tribe's governing body, if it so desires, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized to sell, donate, or exchange tribalowned lands held in trust needed to further the purpose of this Act.
Sec. 4. (a) Indian trust land may be designated by the Secretary of the Interior for inclusion in the Nez Perce National Historical Park with the concurrence of the beneficial owner. Sites in Federal ownership under the administrative jurisdiction of other Government agencies may likewise be designated by the Secretary of the Interior for inclusion in the Nez Perce National Historical Park with the concurrence of the agency having administrative responsibility therefor, but such designation shall effect no transfer of administrative control unless the administering agency consents thereto. Not more than one thousand and five hundred acres overall shall be designated pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this subsection. The Secretary of the Interior may cooperate with the Nez Perce Tribe or the administering agency, as the case may be, in research into and interpretation of the significance of any site so designated and in providing desirable interpretive services and facilities and other facilities required for public access to and use and enjoyment of the site and in conservation of the scenic and other resources thereof.
(b) The Secretary of the Interior may enter into cooperative agreements with the owners of property which, under the provisions of this Act, may be designated for inclusion in Nez Perce National Historical Park as sites in non-Federal ownership, and he may assist in the preservation, renewal, and interpretation of the properties, provided the cooperative agreements shall contain, but not be limited to, provisions that: (1) the Secretary has right of access at all reasonable times to all public portions of the property for the purpose of conducting visitors through the property and interpreting it to the public, and (2) no changes or alterations shall be made in the properties, including buildings and grounds, without the written consent of the Secretary.
Sec. 5. When the Secretary of the Interior determines that he has acquired title to, or interest in, sufficient properties or determines that he has entered into appropriate cooperative agreements with owners of non-Federal properties, or any combination thereof including the designation of sites already in Federal ownership, he shall by publication in the Federal Register establish the Nez Perce National Historical Park and thereafter administer the Federal property under his administrative jurisdiction in accordance with the Act of August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented.
Sec. 6. (a) In order to carry out the purpose of this Act the Secretary of the Interior may contract and make cooperative agreements with the State of Idaho, its political subdivisions or_agencies, corporations, associations, the Nez Perce Tribe, or individuals, to protect, preserve, maintain, or operate any site, object, or property included within the Nez Perce National Historical Park, regardless of whether title thereto is in the United States: Provided, That no contract or cooperative agreement shall be made or entered into which will obligate the general fund of the Treasury unless or until Congress has appropriated money for such purpose.
(b) To facilitate the interpretation of the Nez Perce country the Secretary is authorized to erect and maintain tablets or markers in accordance with the provisions contained in the Act approved August 21, 1935, entitled "An Act to provide for the preservation of historic American sites, buildings, objects, and antiquities of national significance, and for other purposes
( 19 Stat. 666).
Sec. 7. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated the sums of not more than $630,000 for the acquisition of lands and interests in land and not more than $1,337,000 for construction, restoration work, and other improvements at the Nez Perce National Historical Park under this Act.
Approved May 15, 1965. Legislative History House Report No. 238 accompanying H.R. 908 (Committee on Interior
and Insular Affairs).
Feb. 10 : Considered and passed Senate.