H.R.1044 - Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Enhancement Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] (Introduced 02/12/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources; Armed Services | Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/16/2009 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Referred in Senate (07/16/2009)
[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 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES July 16, 2009 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services _______________________________________________________________________ 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.