Text: H.R.4137 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/19/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4137


To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide preservation and interpretation assistance for resources associated with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 19, 2009

Mr. Frank of Massachusetts introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide preservation and interpretation assistance for resources associated with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 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.

The Act may be cited as the “New Bedford Whaling Nation Historical Park Resources Assistant Act”.

SEC. 2. Assistance to resources associated with New Bedford Whaling Nation Historical Park.

Section 511 of division I of the Omnibus Park and Public Lands Management Act (110 Stat. 4159; 16 U.S.C. 410ddd) is amended—

(1) by adding at the end of subsection (c)(2)(B), the following:

    “(vi) The Lewis Temple House, located at 54 Bedford Street.

    “(vii) The Nathan and Polly Johnson House, located at 21 Seventh Street.

    “(viii) The Backer-Robinson Whale Oil Refinery, located at 144 South Water Extension.”;

(2) in subsection (e)(3)(A)—

(A) in clause (i), by striking “and”;

(B) in clause (ii), by striking the period and inserting “; and”; and

(C) after clause (ii), by adding the following new clause:

“(iii) cooperative agreement under paragraph (2) for the preservation of the Schooner Ernestina shall be expended in the ratio of one dollar of Federal funds for each dollar contributed by non-Federal sources.”; and

(3) by amending subsection (f)(2) to read as follows:

“(2) EXCEPTIONS.—In carrying out this section, none of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this section may be used for the operation and routine maintenance of the Schooner Ernestina.”.