S.182 - Uintah Research and Curatorial Center Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bennett, Robert F. [R-UT] (Introduced 01/26/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources | House - Resources|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 109-42|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/02/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [S. 182 Referred in House (RFH)] 109th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 182 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 27, 2005 Referred to the Committee on Resources _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To provide for the establishment of the Uintah Research and Curatorial Center for Dinosaur National Monument in the States of Colorado and Utah, 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. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Uintah Research and Curatorial Center Act''. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) Center.--The term ``Center'' means the Uintah Research and Curatorial Center. (2) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map entitled ``Proposed Location of the Uinta Research and Curatorial Center'', numbered 122/80,080, and dated May 2004. (3) Monument.--The term ``Monument'' means the Dinosaur National Monument in the States of Colorado and Utah. (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 3. UINTAH RESEARCH AND CURATORIAL CENTER. (a) In General.--To provide for the unified and cost-effective curation of the paleontological, natural, and cultural objects of the Monument and the surrounding area, the Secretary shall establish the Uintah Research and Curatorial Center on land located outside the boundary of the Monument acquired under subsection (b). (b) Acquisition of Land.--The Secretary may acquire by donation land for the Center consisting of not more than 5 acres located in Uintah County, in the vicinity of Vernal, Utah, as generally depicted on the map. (c) Availability of Map.--The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service. (d) Use.--The Center shall be used for the curation of, storage of, and research on items in-- (1) the museum collection of the Monument; and (2) any collection maintained by an entity described in subsection (e)(2) that enters into a cooperative agreement with the Secretary. (e) Administration.-- (1) In general.--The Secretary shall-- (A) administer the land acquired under subsection (b); and (B) promulgate any regulations that the Secretary determines to be appropriate for the use and management of the land. (2) Cooperative agreements.--The Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement with a Federal, State, and local agency, academic institution, Indian tribe, or nonprofit entity to provide for-- (A) the curation of and research on the museum collection at the Center; and (B) the development, use, management, and operation of the Center. (3) Limitation.--The land acquired by the Secretary under subsection (b) shall not-- (A) be a part of the Monument; or (B) be subject to the laws (including regulations) applicable to the Monument. SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act $8,800,000. Passed the Senate July 26, 2005. Attest: EMILY J. REYNOLDS, Secretary.