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Public Law No: 109-441 (12/21/2006)

[109th Congress Public Law 441]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

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Public Law 109-441
109th Congress

                                 An Act

To provide for the preservation of the historic confinement sites where 
  Japanese Americans were detained during World War II, and for other 
            purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 21, 2006 -  [H.R. 1492]>> 

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

    (a) Preservation Program.--The Secretary shall create a program 
within the National Park Service to encourage, support, recognize, and 
work in partnership with citizens, Federal agencies, State, local, and 
tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and 
private nonprofit organizations for the purpose of identifying, 
researching, evaluating, interpreting, protecting, restoring, repairing, 
and acquiring historic confinement sites in order that present and 
future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites and 
that these sites will demonstrate the Nation's commitment to equal 
justice under the law.
    (b) Grants.--
            (1) Criteria.--The Secretary, after consultation with State, 
        local, and tribal governments, other public entities, 
        educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations 
        (including organizations involved in the preservation of 
        historic confinement sites), shall develop criteria for making 
        grants under paragraph (2) to assist in carrying out subsection 
            (2) Provision of grants.--Not <<NOTE: Deadline.>> later than 
        180 days after the date on which funds are made available to 
        carry out this Act, the Secretary shall, subject to the 
        availability of appropriations, make grants to the entities 
        described in paragraph (1) only in accordance with the criteria 
        developed under that paragraph.

    (c) Property Acquisition.--
            (1) Authority.--Federal funds made available under this 
        section may be used to acquire non-Federal property for the 
        purposes of this section, in accordance with section 3, only if 
        that property is within the areas described in paragraph (2).
            (2) Property descriptions.--The property referred to in 
        paragraph (2) is the following:
                    (A) Jerome, depicted in Figure 7.1 of the Site 
                    (B) Rohwer, depicted in Figure 11.2 of the Site 
                    (C) Topaz, depicted in Figure 12.2 of the Site 

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                    (D) Honouliuli, located on the southern part of the 
                Island of Oahu, Hawaii, and within the land area bounded 
                by H1 to the south, Route 750 (Kunia Road) to the east, 
                the Honouliuli Forest Reserve to the west, and Kunia 
                town and Schofield Barracks to the north.
            (3) No effect on private property.--The authority granted in 
        this subsection shall not constitute a Federal designation or 
        have any effect on private property ownership.

    (d) Matching Fund Requirement.--The Secretary shall require a 50 
percent non-Federal match for funds provided under this section.
    (e) Sunset of Authority.--This Act shall have no force or effect on 
and after the date that is 2 years after the disbursement to grantees 
under this section of the total amount of funds authorized to be 
appropriated under section 4.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>> DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this Act the following definitions apply:
            (1) Historic confinement sites.--(A) The term ``historic 
        confinement sites'' means the 10 internment camp sites referred 
        to as Gila River, Granada, Heart Mountain, Jerome, Manzanar, 
        Minidoka, Poston, Rohwer, Topaz, and Tule Lake and depicted in 
        Figures 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.4, 9.2, 10.6, 11.2, 12.2, and 
        13.2, respectively, of the Site Document; and
            (B) other historically significant locations, as determined 
        by the Secretary, where Japanese Americans were detained during 
        World War II.
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
            (3) Site document.--The term ``Site Document'' means the 
        document titled ``Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of 
        World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites'', published by 
        the Western Archeological and Conservation Center, National Park 
        Service, in 1999.

    No Federal funds made available to carry out this Act may be used to 
acquire any real property or any interest in any real property without 
the written consent of the owner or owners of that property or interest 
in property.

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SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>> AUTHORIZATION OF 

    There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary $38,000,000 
to carry out this Act. Such sums shall remain available until expended.

    Approved December 21, 2006.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 109-142 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-314 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
                                                        Vol. 151 (2005):
                                    Nov. 16, considered and passed 
                                                        Vol. 152 (2006):
                                    Nov. 16, considered and passed 
                                        Senate, amended.
                                    Dec. 5, House concurred in Senate 


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