H.R.5948 - To establish the Manzanar National Historic site in the State of California, and for other purposes.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Levine, Mel [D-CA-27] (Introduced 10/26/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Interior and Insular Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/03/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands. (All Actions)|
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HR 5948 IH 101st CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5948 To establish the Manzanar National Historic Site in the State of California, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 26, 1990 Mr. LEVINE of California (for himself, Mr. THOMAS of California, Mr. MATSUI, and Mr. MINETA) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs A BILL To establish the Manzanar National Historic Site in the State of California, 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. ESTABLISHMENT. (a) IN GENERAL- In order to provide for the protection and interpretation of historical and cultural resources associated with the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II, there is hereby established the Manzanar National Historic Site (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the `site'). (b) AREA INCLUDED- The site shall consist of the lands and interests in lands within the area generally depicted as Alternative 3 on map 3, as contained in the Study of Alternatives for Manzanar War Relocation Center, map number 80,002 and dated February 1989. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the `Secretary') may from time to time make minor revisions in the boundary of the site. SEC. 2. ADMINISTRATION. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall administer the site in accordance with this Act and with the provisions of law generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including the Act entitled `An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes', approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1-4) and the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 461-467). (b) DONATIONS- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may accept and expend donations of funds, property, or services from individuals, foundations, corporations, or public entities for the purpose of providing services and facilities which he deems consistent with the purposes of this Act. (c) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH STATE- In administering the site, the Secretary is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with public and private entities for management and interpretive programs within the site and with the State of California, or any political subdivision thereof, for the rendering, on a reimbursable basis, of rescue, firefighting, and law enforcement services and cooperative assistance by nearby law enforcement and fire preventive agencies. (d) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH OWNERS- The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the owners of properties of historical or cultural significance as determined by the Secretary, pursuant to which the Secretary may mark, interpret, improve, restore, and provide technical assistance with respect to the preservation and interpretation of such properties. Such agreements shall contain, but need not be limited to, provisions that the Secretary shall have the right of access at reasonable times to public portions of the property for interpretive and other purposes, and that no changes or alterations shall be made in the property except by mutual agreement. (e) With respect to lands acquired by the United States pursuant to this Act, the Secretary shall permit movement of livestock across such lands in order to reach adjacent lands, if the party seeking to make such use of the acquired lands was authorized to make such use as of the date of enactment of this Act; but any such use shall be subject to such terms, conditions, and requirements as the Secretary may impose in order to protect the natural, cultural, historic, and other resources and values of the acquired lands. SEC. 3. ACQUISITION OF LAND. The Secretary may acquire land or interests in land, and improvements thereon, within the boundaries of the site by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange. SEC. 4. ADVISORY COMMISSION. (a) ESTABLISHMENT- There is hereby established the Manzanar National Historic Site Advisory Commission (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the `Advisory Commission'). The Advisory Commission shall be composed of former internees of the Manzanar relocation camp, local residents, representatives of Native American groups, and the general public appointed by the Secretary to serve for terms of 2 years. Any member of the Advisory Commission appointed for a definite term may serve after the expiration of his term until his successor is appointed. The Advisory Commission shall designate one of its members as Chairman. (b) MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES- The Secretary, or his designee, shall from time to time, but at least semiannually, meet and consult with the Advisory Commission on matters relating to the development, management, and interpretation of the site. (c) MEETINGS- The Advisory Commission shall meet on a regular basis. Notice of meetings and agenda shall be published in local newspapers which have a distribution which generally covers the area affected by the site. Advisory Commission meetings shall be held at locations and in such a manner as to ensure adequate public involvement. (d) EXPENSES- Members of the Advisory Commission shall serve without compensation as such, but the Secretary may pay expenses reasonably incurred in carrying out their responsibilities under this Act on vouchers signed by the Chairman. (e) CHARTER- The provisions of section 14(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Act of October 6, 1972; 86 Stat. 776), are hereby waived with respect to this Advisory Commission. (f) TERMINATION- The Advisory Commission shall terminate on 10 years after the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as necessary to carry out this Act.