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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1044 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

111th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1044


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             July 16, 2009

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                                 AN ACT


 
   To provide for the administration of Port Chicago Naval Magazine 
National Memorial as a unit of the National Park System, 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 ``Port Chicago Naval Magazine National 
Memorial Enhancement Act of 2009''.

SEC. 2. TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION, PORT CHICAGO NAVAL 
              MAGAZINE, CALIFORNIA.

    (a) Transfer Required; Administration.--Section 203 of the Port 
Chicago National Memorial Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-562; 16 U.S.C. 
431; 106 Stat. 4235) is amended by striking subsection (c) and 
inserting the following new subsections:
    ``(c) Administration.--The Secretary of the Interior shall 
administer the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial as a unit 
of the National Park System in accordance with this Act and laws 
generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including 
the National Park Service Organic Act (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1 et 
seq.) and the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 461 et 
seq.). Land transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the 
Secretary of the Interior under subsection (d) shall be administered in 
accordance with this subsection.
    ``(d) Transfer of Land.--The Secretary of Defense shall transfer a 
parcel of land, consisting of approximately 5 acres, depicted within 
the proposed boundary on the map titled `Port Chicago Naval Magazine 
National Memorial, Proposed Boundary', numbered 018/80,001, and dated 
August 2005, to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the 
Interior if the Secretary of Defense determines that--
            ``(1) the land is excess to military needs; and
            ``(2) all environmental remediation actions necessary to 
        respond to environmental contamination related to the land have 
        been completed in accordance with the Comprehensive 
        Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 
        (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) and other applicable laws.
    ``(e) Public Access.--The Secretary of the Interior shall enter 
into an agreement with the Secretary of Defense to provide as much 
public access as possible to the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National 
Memorial without interfering with military needs. This subsection shall 
no longer apply if, at some point in the future, the National Memorial 
ceases to be an enclave within the Concord Naval Weapons Station.
    ``(f) Agreement With City of Concord and East Bay Regional Park 
District.--The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to enter into an 
agreement with the City of Concord, California, and the East Bay 
Regional Park District, to establish and operate a facility for visitor 
orientation and parking, administrative offices, and curatorial storage 
for the National Memorial.''.
    (b) Sense of Congress on Remediation and Repair of National 
Memorial.--
            (1) Remediation.--It is the sense of Congress that, in 
        order to facilitate the land transfer described in subsection 
        (d) of section 203 of the Port Chicago National Memorial Act of 
        1992, as added by subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense 
        should remediate remaining environmental contamination related 
        to the land.
            (2) Repair.--It is the sense of Congress that, in order to 
        preserve the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial for 
        future generations, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary 
        of the Interior should work together to develop a process by 
        which future repairs and necessary modifications to


              

         the National Memorial can be achieved in as timely and cost-
        effective a manner as possible.

            Passed the House of Representatives July 15, 2009.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.

                              By Robert F. Reeves,

                                                          Deputy Clerk.