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Referred in House (07/27/2005)

 
[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[S. 182 Referred in House (RFH)]


109th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 182


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 27, 2005

                 Referred to the Committee on Resources

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                                 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.

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