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6. Ice Age National Scientific Reserve
An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cooperate with the State of Wisconsin in the designation and administration of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes. (76 Stat. 1087)
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 assure protection, preservation, and interpretation of the nationally significant values of Wisconsin continental glaciation, including moraines, eskers, kames, kettleholes, drumlins, swamps, lakes, and other reminders of the ice age.
SEC. 2. (a) To implement the purpose of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter called the "Secretary"), in cooperation with State and local governmental authorities of Wisconsin, may formulate within two years after this Act takes effect a comprehensive plan for the protection, preservation, and interpretation of outstanding examples of continental glaciation in Wisconsin; but he shall not spend more than $50,000 of Federal funds thereon.
(b) When the comprehensive plan is completed and the Secretary is satisfied that State legislation exists for the preservation of the nationally significant features of the reserve, open to the people of the entire Nation, he shall transmit copies thereof to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and may, ninety days thereafter and after consulting with the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, publish notice in the Federal Register of the establishment of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve and of the boundaries thereof, which boundaries shall comprise lands owned or to be acquired by the State and local governments of Wisconsin in the following areas:
(1) Eastern area (portions of the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and Campbellsport drumlin area);
(2) Central area (portions of Devil's Lake State Park);
(3) Northwestern area (portions (portions of Chippewa County);
(4) Related areas (other areas in the State of Wisconsin which the Secretary and the Governor of Wisconsin agree upon as significant examples of continental glaciation).
(c) Any area outside of the national forests that the Secretary and the Governor of Wisconsin agree has significant examples of continental glaciation but is not
described in the original notice may be included in the reserve by the Secretary after notice to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and publication in the Federal Register, as hereinbefore provided, and any area that they consider to be no longer desirable as a part of the reserve may be excluded from it by the Secretary in the same manner.
SEC. 3. The Secretary may grant financial assistance to the State of Wisconsin for its acquisition of lands and interests in lands lying within the area designated as the reserve. Any grant made under this section shall be only for lands or interests in land acquired by the State after establishment of the reserve, as provided in section 2, subsection (b), of this Act, and the total of all grants under this section shall not exceed $750,000 or 50 per centum of the fair market value of the lands or interests in land so acquired, including incidental acquisition costs, whichever is less, and shall be subject to terms and conditions prescribed by the Secretary.
SEC. 4. The comprehensive plan presented by the Secretary to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives may include such recommendations, if any, as he and the Governor of the State of Wisconsin may wish to make with respect to Federal and State participation in the financing of appropriate interpretive and other public facilities and services within the reserve, including facilities and services to be furnished by such private organizations as the Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, but no commitment with respect thereto shall be made by the Secretary and no Federal appropriations shall be available for this purpose.
SEC. 5. (a) Whenever the Secretary determines that appropriate management and protection set down in the comprehensive plan are not being afforded the nationally significant values within the reserve or that funds are not being provided on the prescribed matching basis by the State of Wisconsin or other non-Federal sources, he may terminate contributions under this Act.
(b) Any payment made by the Secretary under the provisions of subsection (2) of section 3 of this Act shall be made subject to the understanding and agreement by the State of Wisconsin that the conversion, use, or disposal, for purposes contrary to the purposes of this Act, as determined by the Secretary, of any land acquired by said State with funds supplied in part by the United States pursuant to said subsection, shall result in a right of the United States to compensation therefor from said State in the amount of one-half of the fair market value of the land, exclusive of any improvements thereon, as determined at the time of such conversion, use or disposal.
SEC. 6. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $800,000 to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved October 13, 1964.
House Report No. 941 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Feb. 17, Aug. 3, Sept. 23: Considered and passed House.
Oct. 1: Considered and passed Senate.
An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance for development and operation costs of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes. (84 Stat. 1083)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of October 13, 1964 (78 Stat. 1087) is amended as follows:
(1) Section 3 is repealed.
(2) Section 4 is amended by deleting everything after the word "nonprofit" and inserting the word "corporation."
(3) Section 5 is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 5. (a) The Secretary is authorized to provide technical assistance to the State of Wisconsin for planning and development of the reserve in accordance with the comprehensive plan.
"(b) In addition to grants made pursuant to the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (78 Stat. 897; 16 U.S.C. 4601-8), the Secretary is authorized to make grants of not to exceed 25 per centum of the actual cost of each development project within the reserve in accordance with the comprehensive plan: Provided, That the maximum amount of such grants for all projects shall not exceed $425,000.
"(c) The Secretary, pursuant to an agreement with the State of Wisconsin, may pay up to 50 per centum of the annual costs of management, protection, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the reserve.
"(d) Whenever the Secretary determines that appropriate management and protection set down in the comprehensive plan are not being afforded the nationally significant values within the reserve or that funds are not being provided on the prescribed matching basis by the State of Wisconsin or other non-Federal sources, he may terminate contributions under this Act." (4) Section 6 is repealed.
Approved October 21, 1970.
House Report No. 91-903 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Apr. 20, considered and passed House.
7. Kansas Historic Sites
An Act to provide for the commemoration of certain historical events in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes. (79 Stat. 588)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to take appropriate action in accordance with section 2, subsection (g), of the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666, 16 U.S.C. 462), and as hereinafter provided, to commemorate and to mark the sites of certain historical events and the strife that occurred in the State of Kansas prior to and during the period May 30, 1854, to April 12, 1861, and during the Civil War.
SEC. 2. The sites to be marked pursuant to the first section of this Act are particularly those of major historical events in the struggle, commonly termed "Bleeding Kansas", which was significant in leading to the start of the Civil War and of major events in that war. These sites include, without being limited to:
(1) Fort Scott, in the city of Fort Scott, Bourbon County;
(2) sites associated with John Brown in Osawatomie, Miami County;
(3) the Mine Creek Battlefield, in Linn County; (4) the Marais des Cygnes massacre in Linn County; and
(5) the site of Quantrell's raid at Baxter Springs, in Cherokee County.
The Secretary is further authorized to provide such information and services respecting the sites that are so marked and the events that are so commemorated as will enhance public understanding of their significance and of their relations to each other and to the history of the Nation. Before any site is marked, the owner of the property in question shall have executed an agreement, satisfactory in form and content to the Secretary, on behalf of himself and his successors in interest, to maintain the marker in suitable condition and to allow reasonable public access to the site so marked.
SEC. 3. In order further to commemorate Fort Scott and to promote its preservation as a site of national historic significance, the Secretary is also authorized to render the city of Fort Scott such assistance, in the form of technical advice, grants of funds for land acquisition and development, and other help necessary to display the fort to the public in appropriate fashion: Provided, That before any such assistance is rendered by the Secretary, the city of Fort Scott shall have agreed that the site will be operated and maintained as a public historic site.
SEC. 4. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums, but not more than $805,700, as may be necessary for land acquisition, land site rehabilitation and development, and the marking of historic sites pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
Approved August 31, 1965.
House Report No. 265 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
May 17: Considered and passed House.