Text: H.R.6361 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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109th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6361


To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study of the Tule Lake Segregation Center in Modoc County, California, to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing a unit of the National Park System.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 5, 2006

Mr. Doolittle (for himself and Ms. Matsui) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study of the Tule Lake Segregation Center in Modoc County, California, to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing a unit of the National Park System.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Tule Lake Segregation Center Special Resources Study Act”.

SEC. 2. Study.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the “Secretary”) shall conduct a special resources study of the national significance, suitability, and feasibility of including the Tule Lake Segregation Center in the National Park System.

(b) Inclusion of Sites in the National Park System.—The study under subsection (a) shall include an analysis and any recommendations of the Secretary concerning the suitability and feasibility of designating the site as a unit of the National Park System that relates to the themes described in section 3.

(c) Study Guidelines.—In conducting the study authorized under subsection (a), the Secretary shall use the criteria for the study of areas for potential inclusion in the National Park System contained in section 8 of Public Law 91–383 (16 U.S.C. 1a–5).

(d) Consultation.—In preparing and conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall consult with Modoc County, the State of California, appropriate Federal agencies, tribal, and local government entities and appropriate local private organizations, and private land owners.

SEC. 3. Themes.

The study authorized under section 2 shall evaluate the Tule Lake Segregation Center with respect to the following themes:

(1) The significance of the site as a component of World War II.

(2) The significance of the site as it related to other internment camps during World War II.

(3) Historic buildings, including the stockade, that are intact and in place, along with numerous other resources. In doing so, the Secretary is directed to determine the impact of the designation on private land owners.

(4) In addition to the Center, the study under section 2 shall include an analysis of the contributions made by the local agricultural community towards the war efforts and other World War I and World War II related themes.

SEC. 4. Report.

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report describing the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the study.