Summary: H.R.3804 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (08/05/2010)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on December 7, 2009. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

National Park Service Authorities and Corrections Act of 2009 - Title I: National Park Service Authorizations - (Sec. 101) Extends the National Park Service Advisory Board and the National Park Service Concessions Management Advisory Board until December 31, 2019.

(Sec. 103) Revises specified current penalty provisions applicable to the National Park System to provide for the uniform application throughout the System of specified penalty provisions of the National Park Service Organic Act and the federal criminal code.

(Sec. 104) Increases the amount that may be appropriated in any one year for the National Park Service (NPS) Volunteers-In-Parks Program.

Title II: Pearl Harbor Ticketing - (Sec. 202) Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, in managing the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, to enter into an agreement with the organizations authorized to administer a Pearl Harbor historic site in Hawaii with respect to visitor access and the sale of tickets.

Instructs the Secretary, with respect to any such agreement, to: (1) require the organization administering or managing a Pearl Harbor historic site to pay to the Secretary a fee to recover administrative costs associated with the use of the visitor center within the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex within the Monument for public access and ticket sales, the proceeds of which shall remain available for use by the NPS at the Monument; and (2) ensure the limited liability of the United States arising from the admission of the public through the visitor center to such a site and the sale or issuance of any tickets to such site.

Prohibits the Secretary, under this title, from: (1) regulating or approving rates for admission to an attraction within a Pearl Harbor historic site; (2) regulating or managing visitor services of such historic sites within the Complex, other than at those sites managed by the NPS as part of the Monument; or (3) charging an entrance fee for admission to the Monument.

(Sec. 203) Prohibits anything in this title from authorizing the Secretary or any organization that administers or manages a Pearl Harbor historic site to take any action in derogation of the preservation and protection of the values and resources of the Monument.

Title III: Changes to National Park Units - (Sec. 301) Provides for the transfer of the administrative jurisdiction of specified land within the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to restrict the use of specified acreage within the boundary of the Parkway that is immediately adjacent to part of the Research Center's north perimeter fence by prohibiting the storage, construction, or installation of any item that may obstruct the view from the Research Center into the Parkway.

Provides for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction to occur without reimbursement or consideration.

Requires NPS and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) to comply with all terms and conditions of a certain Agreement with regard to the transfer of administrative jurisdiction, management, and maintenance of the lands discussed in such Agreement.

Instructs the Secretary to allow the Research Center access to the land the Secretary restricts for maintenance purposes. Bars the pruning or removal of trees which are six inches or more in diameter without the advance permission of the Secretary. Requires the use of any pesticide to be approved by the Secretary prior to its application.

Requires the inclusion of: (1) the land transferred to the Secretary in the boundaries of the Parkway and to be administered by the NPS as part of the Parkway; and (2) the land transferred to the Secretary of Transportation in the boundary of the Research Center and to be removed from the Parkway's boundary.

Requires the land designated for restricted use to be maintained by the Research Center.

(Sec. 302) Revises provisions regarding the removal of snow and ice around federal buildings in the District of Columbia. Requires federal agencies (under current law, the Director of the NPS) to remove snow, sleet, and ice from around such buildings. Requires such snow, sleet, or ice removal to occur within a reasonable time period after snow or sleet ceases to fall or after ice has accumulated. Permits delegation of all such duties to another governmental or nongovernmental entity through a lease, contract, or other comparable arrangement.

(Sec. 303) Redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in Georgia as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.

(Sec. 304) Adjusts the boundary of the Lava Beds National Monument in California.

Title IV: Technical Corrections - Makes technical and conforming amendments to specified acts relating to public lands.