Summary: S.684 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (07/23/1992)

National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1992 - Amends the National Historic Preservation Act to: (1) require the Secretary of the Interior to report, at least once every four years, to the President and to the Congress, on a review of threats to properties included in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places; (2) revise requirements for Federal and State historic preservation programs; (3) provide for tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations historic preservation programs; (4) provide for matching grants to States and direct grants to Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to carry out this Act; (5) require development of a comprehensive preservation education and training program; (6) revise requirements for awarding and apportioning grants under this Act; (7) require adaptive use alternatives for Federal agency historic properties; and (8) provide for disposition of archaeological materials.

Requires the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to study and report to the Congress on the feasibility of alternatives for controlling illegal interstate and international traffic in antiquities. Authorizes appropriations. Amends the National Historic Preservation Act to include within the membership of the council one member of an Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization appointed by the President.

Prohibits public access to certain information about historic resources in specified circumstances.

Establishes in the Department of the Interior a National Center for Preservation Technology. Establishes a Preservation Technology Board to: (1) provide leadership, policy advice, coordination, and professional oversight to the Center; (2) advise on priorities and the allocation of funds among Center activities; and (3) submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. Authorizes appropriations.