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113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 770

    To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special 
  resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for 
                            other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 18, 2013

  Mr. Cardin (for himself and Ms. Mikulski) introduced the following 
bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
    To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special 
  resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 ``President Street Station Study 
Act''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
            (2) Study area.--The term ``study area'' means the 
        President Street Station, a railroad terminal in Baltimore, 
        Maryland, the history of which is tied to the growth of the 
        railroad industry in the 19th century, the Civil War, the 
        Underground Railroad, and the immigrant influx of the early 
        20th century.

SEC. 3. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of 
the study area.
    (b) Contents.--In conducting the study under subsection (a), the 
Secretary shall--
            (1) evaluate the national significance of the study area;
            (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of 
        designating the study area as a unit of the National Park 
        System;
            (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, 
        protection, and interpretation of the study area by the Federal 
        Government, State or local government entities, or private and 
        nonprofit organizations;
            (4) consult with interested Federal agencies, State or 
        local governmental entities, private and nonprofit 
        organizations, or any other interested individuals;
            (5) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, 
        development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance 
        associated with the alternatives; and
            (6) identify any authorities that would compel or permit 
        the Secretary to influence local land use decisions under the 
        alternatives.
    (c) Applicable Law.--The study required under subsection (a) shall 
be conducted in accordance with section 8 of Public Law 91-383 (16 
U.S.C. 1a-5).
    (d) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds 
are first made available for the study under subsection (a), the 
Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources of the Senate a report that describes--
            (1) the results of the study; and
            (2) any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.
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