Text: H.R.2606 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-197 (11/27/2012)
[112th Congress Public Law 197]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 112-197
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and
operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National
Recreation Area, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Nov. 27, 2012 - [H.R.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: New York City
Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``New York City Natural Gas Supply
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) Permittee.--The term ``permittee'' means the
Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, (Transco), its
successors or assigns.
(2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR PERMIT.
(a) In General.--The Secretary may issue permits for rights-of-way
or other necessary authorizations to allow the permittee to construct,
operate, and maintain a natural gas pipeline and related facilities
within the Gateway National Recreation Area in New York, as described in
Federal Regulatory Commission Docket No. PF09-8.
(b) Terms and Conditions.--A permit issued under this section shall
(1) consistent with the laws and regulations generally
applicable to utility rights-of-way within units of the National
Park System; and
(2) subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary
(c) Fees.--The Secretary shall charge a fee for any permit issued
under this section. The fee shall be based on fair market value and
shall also provide for recovery of costs incurred by the National Park
Service associated with the processing, issuance, and monitoring of the
permit. The Secretary shall retain any fees associated with the recovery
(d) Term.--Any permit issued under this section shall be for a term
of 10 years. The permit may be renewed at the discretion of the
Secretary in accordance with this section.
SEC. 4. LEASE OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS AT FLOYD BENNETT FIELD.
(a) In General.--The Secretary may enter into a non-competitive
lease with the permittee to allow the occupancy and use of
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buildings and associated property at Floyd Bennett Field within the
Gateway National Recreation Area to house meter and regulating equipment
and other equipment necessary to the operation of the natural gas
pipeline described in section 3(a).
(b) Terms and Conditions.--A lease entered into under this section
(1) be in accordance with section 3(k) of the National Park
System General Authorities Act (16 U.S.C. 1a-2(k)), except that
the proceeds from rental payments may be used for infrastructure
needs, resource protection and restoration, and visitor services
at Gateway National Recreation Area; and
(2) provide for the restoration and maintenance of the
buildings and associated property in accordance with section 106
of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f) and
applicable regulations and programmatic agreements.
SEC. 5. ENFORCEMENT.
The Secretary may impose citations or fines, or suspend or revoke
any authority under a permit or lease issued in accordance with this Act
for failure to comply with, or a violation of any term or condition of
such permit or lease.
Approved November 27, 2012.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2606:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-373 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
Feb. 6, 7, considered and passed House.
Sept. 21, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Nov. 14, House concurred in Senate amendment.