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                  NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL ACT

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Public Law 114-289
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To prepare the National Park Service for its Centennial in 2016 and for 
a second century of promoting and protecting the natural, historic, and 
 cultural resources of our National Parks for the enjoyment of present 
    and future generations, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 16, 
                         2016 -  [H.R. 4680]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: National Park 
Service Centennial Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) <<NOTE: 54 USC 100101 note.>>  Short Title.--This Act may be 
cited as the ``National Park Service Centennial Act''.

    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Definitions.

            TITLE I--NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE FUND

Sec. 101. National Park Centennial Challenge Fund.
Sec. 102. Comparable pass cost for seniors.

              TITLE II--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT

Sec. 201. Short title.
Sec. 202. Second Century Endowment for the National Park Service.

            TITLE III--NATIONAL PARK NEXT GENERATION STEWARDS

Sec. 301. National Park Service interpretation and education.
Sec. 302. Public Land Corps amendments.
Sec. 303. Volunteers in the parks.

             TITLE IV--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION AUTHORITIES

Sec. 401. Board of directors.
Sec. 402. Authorization of appropriations; use of funds.

                         TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS

Sec. 501. National Historic Preservation Act.
Sec. 502. Award of concession contracts.

    TITLE VI--TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO NATIONAL PARK AND PROGRAM LAWS

Sec. 601. Technical corrections to national park and program laws.

          TITLE VII--VISITOR EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORITY

Sec. 701. Visitor experience improvements authority.

        TITLE VIII--NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION AMENDMENTS ACT

Sec. 801. Short title.
Sec. 802. Reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund.

SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 54 USC 100102 note.>>  DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:

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            (1) Challenge fund.--The term ``Challenge Fund'' means the 
        National Park Centennial Challenge Fund established in title I.
            (2) Director.--The term ``Director'' means the Director of 
        the National Park Service.
            (3) Endowment.--The term ``Endowment'' means the Second 
        Century Endowment for the National Park Service established by 
        title II.
            (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
            (5) Signature project or program.--The term ``signature 
        project or program'' means any project or program identified by 
        the Secretary as one that will help prepare the national parks 
        for another century of conservation, preservation, and visitor 
        enjoyment.

            TITLE I--NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE FUND

SEC. 101. NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE FUND.

    (a) In General.--Title 54, United States Code, is amended by 
inserting after chapter 1033 the following:

``CHAPTER 1035-- <<NOTE: 54 USC prec. 103105.>> NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL 
CHALLENGE FUND

``103501. Establishment.
``103502. Signature projects and programs.
``103503. Summary to Congress.

``Sec. 103501. <<NOTE: 54 USC 103501.>> Establishment

    ``(a) In General.--There is established in the Treasury an account 
to be known as the National Park Centennial Challenge Fund.
    ``(b) Deposits.--All amounts received by the United States each 
fiscal year from sales by the National Park Service of National Parks 
and Federal Recreational Lands Passes under section 805(b)(1) of the 
Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act that are in excess of 
$10,000,000 shall be deposited into the National Park Centennial 
Challenge Fund as offsetting collections and shall remain available to 
the Secretary until expended.
    ``(c) Use of Funds.--Funds collected and deposited into the National 
Park Centennial Challenge Fund--
            ``(1) shall be used for projects or programs approved by the 
        Secretary to further the mission of the Service and to enhance 
        the visitor experience in System units;
            ``(2) may not be used to acquire lands or interest in lands; 
        and
            ``(3) may only be used if matched, on at least a 1-to-1 
        basis, by non-Federal donations (including funds and fairly 
        valued durable goods and materials) to the Service for signature 
        projects or programs.

    ``(d) Limitation on Source of Funds for Matching.--Amounts derived 
from the Second Century Endowment for the National Park Service shall 
not be treated as non-Federal donations for purposes of subsection 
(c)(3).

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``Sec. 103502. <<NOTE: 54 USC 103502.>> Signature projects and 
                      programs

    ``(a) List.--The Secretary shall--
            ``(1) develop a list of signature projects and programs 
        eligible for funding from the National Park Centennial Challenge 
        Fund;
            ``(2) submit the list developed pursuant to paragraph (1) to 
        the Committees on Appropriations and Energy and Natural 
        Resources in the United States Senate, and to the Committees on 
        Appropriations and Natural Resources in the House of 
        Representatives; and
            ``(3) prioritize deferred maintenance projects, physical 
        improvements to visitor services facilities and trail 
        maintenance.

    ``(b) <<NOTE: Notification.>> Updates.--The Secretary may, from time 
to time, as the Secretary finds appropriate, add any signature project 
or program to the list and provide notice of such addition as required 
by subsection (a).
``Sec. 103503. <<NOTE: 54 USC 103503.>> Summary to Congress

    ``The Secretary shall provide with the submission of the President's 
annual budget a summary of the status and funding of signature projects 
and programs.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections of title 54, United 
States Code, <<NOTE: 54 USC prec. 100101.>>  is amended by inserting 
after chapter 1033 the following:

``1035. National Park Centennial Challenge Fund................103501''.
SEC. 102. COMPARABLE PASS COST FOR SENIORS.

     The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (16 U.S.C. 6801, 
Public Law 108-447, division J, title VIII) is amended in section 
805 <<NOTE: 16 USC 6804.>> (b)(1)--
            (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting:
                    ``(A) The Secretary'';
            (2) by striking ``, at a cost of $10.00,'';
            (3) by striking ``shall be valid for the lifetime of the 
        pass holder.'' and inserting the following: ``shall be 
        available--
                          ``(i) <<NOTE: Time period.>> for a period of 
                      12 months from the date of the issuance, at a cost 
                      of $20; and
                          ``(ii) for the lifetime of the passholder, at 
                      a cost equal to the cost of the National Parks and 
                      Federal Recreational Lands Pass purchased under 
                      subsection (a).''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(B) <<NOTE: Guidelines. Determination. Time 
                period.>> The Secretary shall issue a pass under 
                subparagraph (A)(ii), for no additional cost, to any 
                individual who provides evidence, under policies and 
                guidelines determined by the Secretary, that the 
                individual has purchased a pass under subparagraph 
                (A)(i) for each of the 4 years prior to being issued a 
                pass under this subparagraph.''.

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 TITLE II-- <<NOTE: National Park Foundation Endowment Act.>> NATIONAL 
PARK FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT
SEC. 201. <<NOTE: 54 USC 100101 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``National Park Foundation Endowment 
Act''.
SEC. 202. SECOND CENTURY ENDOWMENT FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.

    (a) Second Century Endowment.--Chapter 1011 of title 54, United 
States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following:
``Sec. 101121. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101121.>> Second Century Endowment 
                      for the National Park Service

    ``(a) Second Century Endowment.--To further the mission of the 
Service, the National Park Foundation shall establish a special account 
to be known as the `Second Century Endowment for the National Park 
Service'.
            ``(1) Funds for the endowment.--The following shall apply to 
        the Endowment:
                    ``(A) From amounts received by the United States 
                each fiscal year from sales by the National Park Service 
                of Federal Recreational Lands Passes under section 
                805(b)(1) of the Federal Lands Recreational Enhancement 
                Act, $10,000,000 shall be deposited into the Endowment.
                    ``(B) In addition to deposits otherwise authorized, 
                the Endowment shall consist of any gifts, devises, or 
                bequests that are provided to the National Park 
                Foundation for such purpose.
                    ``(C) The National Park Foundation shall deposit any 
                funds received for the Endowment in a federally insured 
                interest-bearing account or may invest funds in 
                appropriate security obligations, as directed by the 
                Board of Directors.
                    ``(D) Any accrued interest or dividends earned on 
                funds received for the Endowment shall be added to the 
                principal and form a part of the Endowment.
            ``(2) Use of funds.--
                    ``(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), funds 
                in the Endowment shall be available to the National Park 
                Foundation as offsetting collections for projects and 
                activities approved by the Secretary that further the 
                mission and purposes of the Service.
                    ``(B) Gifts, devises, or bequests in the endowment 
                under paragraph (1)(A), and any accrued interest or 
                dividends earned thereon, shall be available to the 
                National Park Foundation for projects and activities 
                approved by the Secretary that further the mission and 
                purposes of the Service.
                    ``(C) In administering the Endowment each fiscal 
                year, the National Park Foundation shall be guided by 
                the District of Columbia Uniform Prudent Management of 
                Institutional Funds Act of 2007 (D.C. Code Sec.  44-1631 
                et seq.), including section 44-1633 on expenditures.
                    ``(D) No Federal funds received for the Endowment 
                may be used by the National Park Foundation for 
                administrative expenses of the Foundation, including for 
                salaries,

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                travel and transportation expenses, and other overhead 
                expenses.

    ``(b) <<NOTE: Effective date.>> Summary.--Beginning 2 years after 
the date of the enactment of this section, the National Park Foundation 
shall include with its annual report a summary of the status of the 
Endowment. The summary shall include--
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Statement.>> a statement of the amounts 
        deposited in the Endowment during the fiscal year;
            ``(2) the amount of the balance remaining in the Endowment 
        at the end of the fiscal year; and
            ``(3) a description of the sums and purposes of the 
        expenditures made from the Endowment for the fiscal year.''.

    (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 1011 of 
title 54, United States Code, <<NOTE: 54 USC prec. 101101.>> is amended 
by inserting at the end the following:

``101121. Second Century Endowment for the National Park Service.''.

            TITLE III--NATIONAL PARK NEXT GENERATION STEWARDS

SEC. 301. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION.

    (a) In General.--Title 54, United States Code, is amended by 
inserting after chapter 1007 the following:

      <<NOTE: 54 USC prec. 100801.>> ``CHAPTER 1008--EDUCATION AND 
INTERPRETATION

``100801. Definitions.
``100802. Interpretation and education authority.
``100803. Interpretation and education evaluation and quality 
           improvement.
``100804. Improved use of partners and volunteers in interpretation and 
           education.

``Sec. 100801. <<NOTE: 54 USC 100801.>> Definitions

    ``As used in this chapter:
            ``(1) Interpretation.--The term `interpretation'--
                    ``(A) means providing opportunities for people to 
                form intellectual and emotional connections to gain 
                awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the 
                resources of the System; and
                    ``(B) may refer to the professional career field of 
                Service employees, volunteers, and partners who 
                interpret the resources of the System.
            ``(2) Education.--The term `education' means enhancing 
        public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the 
        resources of the System through learner-centered, place-based 
        materials, programs, and activities that achieve specific 
        learning objectives as identified in a curriculum.
            ``(3) Related areas.--The term `related areas' means--
                    ``(A) national wild and scenic rivers and national 
                trails;
                    ``(B) national heritage areas; and
                    ``(C) affiliated areas administered in connection 
                with the System.

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``Sec. 100802. <<NOTE: 54 USC 100802.>> Interpretation and 
                      education authority

    ``The Secretary shall ensure that management of System units and 
related areas is enhanced by the availability and use of a broad program 
of the highest quality interpretation and education.
``Sec. 100803. <<NOTE: 54 USC 100803.>> Interpretation and 
                      education evaluation and quality improvement

    ``The Secretary may undertake a program of regular evaluation of 
interpretation and education programs to ensure that they--
            ``(1) adjust to how people learn and engage with the natural 
        world and shared heritage as embodied in the System;
            ``(2) reflect different cultural backgrounds, ages, 
        education, gender, abilities, ethnicity, and needs;
            ``(3) demonstrate innovative approaches to management and 
        appropriately incorporate emerging learning and communications 
        technology; and
            ``(4) reflect current scientific and academic research, 
        content, methods, and audience analysis.
``Sec. 100804. <<NOTE: 54 USC 100804.>> Improved use of partners 
                      and volunteers in interpretation and 
                      education

    ``The Secretary may--
            ``(1) coordinate with park partners and volunteers in the 
        delivery of quality programs and services to supplement those 
        provided by the Service as part of a park's Long Range 
        Interpretive Plan;
            ``(2) support interpretive partners by providing 
        opportunities to participate in interpretive training; and
            ``(3) collaborate with other Federal and non-Federal public 
        or private agencies, organizations, or institutions for the 
        purposes of developing, promoting, and making available 
        educational opportunities related to resources of the System and 
        programs.''.

    (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of chapters at the beginning of 
title 54, United States Code <<NOTE: 54 USC prec. 100101.>> , is amended 
by inserting after the item relating to chapter 1007 the following new 
item:

``1008. Education and Interpretation...........................100801''.
SEC. 302. PUBLIC LAND CORPS AMENDMENTS.

    The Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 (Public Law 91-378, as amended; 
16 U.S.C. 1721 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 203(10)(A) (16 U.S.C. 1722(10)(A)), by 
        striking ``25'' and inserting ``30'';
            (2) in section 204(b) (16 U.S.C. 1723(b)), by striking 
        ``25'' and inserting ``30''; and
            (3) in section 207(c)(2) (16 U.S.C. 1726(c)(2)), by striking 
        ``120 days'' and inserting ``2 years''.
SEC. 303. <<NOTE: 54 USC 102301 note.>> VOLUNTEERS IN THE PARKS.

    Subject to the availability of appropriations, section 102301(d) of 
title 54, United States Code, is amended by striking ``not more than 
$7,000,000'' and inserting ``not more than $9,000,000''.

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             TITLE IV--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION AUTHORITIES

SEC. 401. BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

    Chapter 1011 of title 54, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in section 101112--
                    (A) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

    ``(a) Membership.--The National Park Foundation shall consist of a 
Board having as members no fewer than six private citizens of the United 
States appointed by the Secretary. The Secretary and the Director shall 
be non-voting members of the Board, ex officio.''; and
                    (B) by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:

    ``(c) Chairman.--The Chairman shall be elected by the Board from its 
members for a 2-year term.''; and
            (2) in section 101113(a)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3); 
                and
                    (B) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
            ``(2) Coordination with service.--Activities of the National 
        Park Foundation under paragraph (1) shall be undertaken after 
        consultation with the Director to ensure that those activities 
        are consistent with the programs and policies of the Service.''.
SEC. 402. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS; USE OF FUNDS.

    (a) Authorization of Appropriations; Use of Funds.--Chapter 1011 of 
title 54, United States Code, is further amended by adding after section 
101121 the following:
``Sec. 101122. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101122.>> Authorization of 
                      appropriations; use of funds

    ``(a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this subchapter $5,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2017 through 2023.
    ``(b) Use of Funds.--Funds made available under subsection (a)--
            ``(1) may be advanced each fiscal year to the National Park 
        Foundation in a lump sum without regard to when expenses are 
        incurred;
            ``(2) shall be provided to the National Park Foundation for 
        use to match contributions (whether in currency, services, or 
        property) made to the Foundation;
            ``(3) may not be used by the National Park Foundation for 
        administrative expenses of the Foundation, including for 
        salaries, travel and transportation expenses, and other overhead 
        expenses; and
            ``(4) may not be deposited by the National Park Foundation 
        into any fund that will be invested or earn interest in any 
        way.''.

    (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 1011 of 
title 54, United States Code <<NOTE: 54 USC prec. 101101.>> , is amended 
by inserting at the end the following:

``101122. Authorization of appropriations; use of funds.''.

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                         TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS

SEC. 501. NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT.

    (a) Additional Member.--Section 304101(a) of title 54, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraphs (8), (9), (10), and (11) as 
        paragraphs (9), (10), (11), and (12), respectively; and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (7) the following:
            ``(8) The General Chairman of the National Association of 
        Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.''.

    (b) Full-Time Chairman.--Section 304101 of title 54, United States 
Code, is further amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsections (e) and (f) as subsections 
        (f) and (g), respectively; and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:

    ``(e) <<NOTE: Deadline. Appointment. President.>> Chairman.--(1) 
After January 20, 2017, the Chairman shall--
            ``(A) be appointed by the President, by and with the advice 
        and consent of the Senate;
            ``(B) serve at the will of the President;
            ``(C) serve full time; and
            ``(D) be compensated at the rate provided for Level V of the 
        Executive Schedule Pay Rates under section 5316 of title 5.

    ``(2) The Chairman shall serve for a term of 4 years and may be 
reappointed once, for a total of not more than 8 years of service as 
Chairman, except that a Chairman whose appointment has expired under 
this paragraph shall serve until his or her successor has been 
appointed. The term of a Chairman shall start (regardless of actual 
appointment date) on January 20 after each general Presidential 
election. <<NOTE: Time period.>> The first Chairman appointed after the 
date of enactment of this paragraph shall have a first term commencing 
on January 20, 2017, and ending on January 19, 2021.

    ``(3) The Chairmen before the first appointment of a Chairman in 
accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection shall receive $100 per 
diem when engaged in the performance of the duties of the Council, and 
shall receive reimbursement for necessary traveling and subsistence 
expenses incurred by them in the performance of the duties of the 
Council.''; and
            (3) in subsection (f) (as so redesignated), by striking 
        ``may act in place'' and inserting ``shall perform the 
        functions''.

    (c) Conforming Changes.--
            (1) Section 304101 of title 54, United States Code, is 
        further amended--
                    (A) in subsection (b), by striking ``, (7), and 
                (8)'' and inserting ``and (7) through (9)'';
                    (B) in subsection (c)--
                          (i) by striking ``under paragraphs (1) and (9) 
                      to (11)'' and inserting ``under paragraphs (10) 
                      through (12)''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``An appointed member may not 
                      serve more than 2 terms.'' and inserting ``An 
                      appointed member, other than the Chairman of the 
                      Council, may not serve more than 2 terms.'';

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                    (C) in subsection (f) (as so redesignated), by 
                striking ``paragraph (5), (6), (9), or (10)'' and 
                inserting ``paragraph (5), (6), (10), or (11)''; and
                    (D) in subsection (g) (as so redesignated), by 
                striking ``Twelve members'' and inserting ``Thirteen 
                members''.
            (2) Section 304104 of title 54, United States Code, is 
        amended by inserting after the first sentence the following: 
        ``The Chairman of the Council shall be compensated as provided 
        in subsection (e) of section 304101.''.
            (3) Section 304105(a) of title 54, United States Code, is 
        amended--
                    (A) by striking ``report directly to the Council'' 
                and inserting ``report directly to the Chairman''; and
                    (B) by striking ``duties as the Council may 
                prescribe'' and inserting ``duties as the Chairman may 
                prescribe''.
            (4) Section 5316 of title 5, United States Code, is amended 
        by adding at the end the following new item:
            ``Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic 
        Preservation.''.

    (d) Clarification.--Subsection (b) and subsection (d) of section 
311103 of title 54, United States Code, are amended by striking 
``Council'' each place it appears and inserting ``Chairman of the 
Council''.
SEC. 502. AWARD OF CONCESSION CONTRACTS.

    Section 101913(9) of title 54, United States Code, is amended to 
read as follows:
            ``(9) New or additional services.--The Secretary may propose 
        to amend the applicable terms of an existing concessions 
        contract to provide new and additional services where the 
        Secretary determines the services are necessary and appropriate 
        for public use and enjoyment of the unit of the National Park 
        System in which they are located and are consistent to the 
        highest practicable degree with the preservation and 
        conservation of the resources and values of the unit. Such new 
        and additional services shall not represent a material change to 
        the required and authorized services as set forth in the 
        applicable prospectus or contract.''.

    TITLE VI--TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO NATIONAL PARK AND PROGRAM LAWS

SEC. 601. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO NATIONAL PARK AND PROGRAM LAWS.

    (a) Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.--Section 3030 of title XXX 
of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291; 128 Stat. 
3766) is amended in the section heading by striking ``national 
seashore.'' and inserting ``national lakeshore.''.
    (b) <<NOTE: 54 USC 320101 note.>> Baltimore National Heritage 
Area.--Title VIII of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 
(Public Law 111-11, 16 U.S.C. 461 note) is amended--

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            (1) in sections 8005(b)(3) and 8005(b)(4) by striking 
        ``Baltimore Heritage Area Association'' and inserting 
        ``Baltimore City Heritage Area Association''; and
            (2) in section 8005(i) by striking ``Effectiveness'' and 
        inserting ``Financial Assistance''.

    (c) Cumberland Island National Seashore.--Section 6(b) of the Act 
entitled ``An Act to establish the Cumberland Island National Seashore 
in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes'' (Public Law 92-536; 16 
U.S.C. 459i-5) is amended by striking ``physiographic conditions not 
prevailing'' and inserting ``physiographic conditions now prevailing''.
    (d) Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, New York.--Section 
3036(d)(4)(B) of title XXX of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public 
Law 113-291; 128 Stat. 3780) <<NOTE: 16 USC 410ttt.>> is amended by 
striking ``section 2(b)(1)'' and inserting ``section 3035''.

    (e) Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, 
Maryland.--Section 3035(d)(4)(B) of title XXX of the Carl Levin and 
Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291; 128 Stat. 3778) <<NOTE: 16 USC 
410sss.>> is amended by striking ``section 3(b)(1)(A)'' and inserting 
``section 3036''.

    (f) Historic Preservation Standards and Guidelines.--Section 
306131(a)(3) of title 54, United States Code, is amended by striking 
``Office of Management and Budget'' and inserting ``Office of Personnel 
Management''.
    (g) Lava Beds National Monument.--The first section of the Act of 
October 13, 1972 (Public Law 92-493; 86 Stat. 811) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 
note.>> is amended in the first sentence--
            (1) by striking ``That, in'' and inserting ``Section 1. 
        In''; and
            (2) by striking ``ten thousand acres'' and all that follows 
        through the remainder of the sentence and inserting ``10,431 
        acres, as depicted within the proposed wilderness boundary on 
        the map entitled `Lava Beds National Monument, Proposed 
        Wilderness Boundary Adjustment', numbered 147/80,015, and dated 
        September 2005, and those lands within the area generally known 
        as the Schonchin Lava Flow comprising about 18,029 acres, as 
        depicted within the proposed wilderness boundary on the map, are 
        designated as wilderness.''.

    (h) Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.--Section 8009(j) of title 
VIII of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 <<NOTE: 54 USC 
320101 note.>> (Public Law 111-11, 16 U.S.C. 461 note) is amended by 
striking ``Effectiveness'' and inserting ``Financial Assistance''.

    (i) Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.--Section 
3037(a)(1)(c) of title XXX of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public 
Law 113-291; 128 Stat. 3780) <<NOTE: 16 USC 410lll.>> is amended by 
striking ``numbered T03/120,155, and dated April 2014'' and insert 
``numbered T03/120,155A, and dated August 2015''.

    (j) Snake River Headwaters.--Section 5002(c)(1) of the Omnibus 
Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11, 123 Stat. 1148, 
1149) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1274 note.>> is amended by striking ``paragraph 
(205) of section 3(a)'' each place it appears and inserting ``paragraph 
(206) of section 3(a)''.

    (k) Taunton River.--Section 5003(b) of the Omnibus Public Land 
Management Act of 2009 <<NOTE: 16 USC 1274 note.>> (Public Law 111-11, 
123 Stat.

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1152, 1153) is amended by striking ``section 3(a)(206)'' each place it 
appears and inserting ``section 3(a)(207)''.

    (l) <<NOTE: 36 USC prec. 101 note.>> World War I Centennial 
Commission Act.--Section 4(e)(3)(c) of the World War I Centennial 
Commission Act (Public Law 112-272; 126 Stat. 2449) is amended by 
striking ``National Parks Service.'' and inserting ``National Park 
Service.''.

          TITLE VII--VISITOR EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORITY

SEC. 701. VISITOR EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORITY.

    Chapter 1019 of title 54, United States Code, is amended by 
inserting at the end the following:

 ``SUBCHAPTER III <<NOTE: 54 USC prec. 101931.>> --COMMERCIAL SERVICES 
AUTHORIZATION

``101931. Contract authority.
``101932. Award of commercial services contracts.
``101933. Term of commercial services contracts.
``101934. Capital improvements.
``101935. Financial management.
``101936. Regulations.
``101937. Savings provision.
``101938. Sunset.

``Sec. 101931. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101931.>> Contract authority

    ``(a) General Authority.--Notwithstanding subchapter II, the 
Secretary may award and administer commercial services contracts (and 
related professional services contracts) for the operation and expansion 
of commercial visitor facilities and visitor services programs in System 
units. The commercial services contracts that may be awarded shall be 
limited to those that are necessary and appropriate for public use and 
enjoyment of the unit of the System in which they are located, and, that 
are consistent with the preservation and conservation of the resources 
and values of the unit.
    ``(b) Additional Authority.--Contracts may be awarded under 
subsection (a) without regard to Federal laws and regulations governing 
procurement by Federal agencies, with the exception of laws and 
regulations related to Federal government contracts governing working 
conditions and wage rates, including the Alaska National Interest Lands 
Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.), sections 3141-3144, 3146, and 
3147 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the `Davis-Bacon 
Act'), and any civil rights provisions otherwise applicable thereto.
    ``(c) Use of Commercial Services Contracts.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may issue a commercial 
        services contract under this subchapter when the Secretary 
        determines that the contract meets the objectives of expanding, 
        modernizing, and improving the condition of commercial visitor 
        facilities and the services provided to visitors.
            ``(2) Exceptions.--No contracts may be awarded under this 
        subchapter--
                    ``(A) for the provision of outfitter and guide 
                services described in section 101913(8); or

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                    ``(B) to authorize the provision of facilities or 
                services for which the Secretary has granted to an 
                existing concessioner a preferential right of renewal as 
                defined in sections 101911 and 101913.
``Sec. 101932. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101932.>> Award of commercial 
                      services contracts

    ``(a) Competitive Selection Process.--Except as provided in 
subsection (c), commercial services contracts shall be awarded by the 
Secretary through a competitive selection process.
    ``(b) <<NOTE: Public 
information. Publication. Notice.>> Solicitation of Proposals.--Before 
awarding a new commercial services contract, the Secretary shall 
publicly solicit proposals for the contract, except as provided in 
subsection (c). In connection with such solicitation, the Secretary 
shall prepare a request for proposals and shall publish notice of its 
availability.
``Sec. 101933. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101933.>> Term of commercial 
                      services contracts

    ``A commercial services contract entered into pursuant to this title 
shall be awarded for a term not to exceed 10 years.
``Sec. 101934. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101934.>> Capital improvements

    ``A person or entity awarded a contract under this subchapter shall 
receive no leasehold surrender interest, as defined in section 101915, 
in capital improvements constructed under the terms of the contract.
``Sec. 101935. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101935.>> Financial management

    ``(a) Revolving Fund.--There is established a revolving fund that 
shall be available to the Secretary without fiscal year limitation for--
            ``(1) expenses necessary for the management, improvement, 
        enhancement, operation, construction, and maintenance of 
        commercial visitor services and facilities; and
            ``(2) payment of possessory interest and leasehold surrender 
        interest.

    ``(b) Collection of Funds.--
            ``(1) Funds collected by the Secretary pursuant to the 
        contracts awarded under this subchapter shall be credited to the 
        revolving fund.
            ``(2) The Secretary is authorized to transfer to the 
        revolving fund, without reimbursement, any additional funds or 
        revenue in connection with the functions to be carried out under 
        this subchapter.

    ``(c) Use of Funds.--Amounts in the revolving fund shall be used by 
the Secretary in furtherance of the purposes of this title. No funds 
from this account may be used to decrease the availability of services 
and programs to the public.
``Sec. 101936. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101936.>> Regulations

    ``As soon as practicable after the effective date of this 
subchapter, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations appropriate for 
its implementation.
``Sec. 101937. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101937.>> Savings provision

    ``Nothing in this subchapter shall modify the terms or conditions of 
any concessions contracts awarded under subchapter II or the ability of 
the National Park Service to enter into concessions contracts under the 
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Improvement Act of 1998 (title IV of Public Law 105-391) including the 
use of leaseholder surrender interest.
``Sec. 101938. <<NOTE: 54 USC 101938.>> Sunset

    ``The authority given to the Secretary under this subchapter shall 
expire 7 years after the date of the enactment of this subchapter.''.

     TITLE VIII-- <<NOTE: National Historic Preservation Amendments 
Act.>> NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION AMENDMENTS ACT
SEC. 801. <<NOTE: 54 USC 100101 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``National Historic Preservation 
Amendments Act''.
SEC. 802. REAUTHORIZATION OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND.

    (a) In General.--Section 303102 of title 54, United States Code, is 
amended by striking ``2015'' and inserting ``2023''.
    (b) Federal Nominations.--Section 302104 of such title is amended--
            (1) in subsections (a) and (b), by striking ``subsection 
        (c)'' and inserting ``subsection (d)'';
            (2) by inserting after subsection (b), the following new 
        subsection:

    ``(c) Nomination by Federal Agency.--Subject to the requirements of 
section 302107 of this title, the regulations promulgated under section 
302103 of this title, and appeal under subsection (d) of this section, 
the Secretary may accept a nomination directly by a Federal agency for 
inclusion of property on the National Register only if--
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Review.>> completed nominations are sent to 
        the State Historic Preservation Officer for review and comment 
        regarding the adequacy of the nomination, the significance of 
        the property and its eligibility for the National Register;
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Deadline. Recommenda- tion.>> within 45 days 
        of receiving the completed nomination, the State Historic 
        Preservation Officer has made a recommendation regarding the 
        nomination to the Federal Preservation Officer, except that 
        failure to meet this deadline shall constitute a recommendation 
        to not support the nomination;
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Notification. Deadline.>> the chief elected 
        officials of the county (or equivalent governmental unit) and 
        municipal political jurisdiction in which the property is 
        located are notified and given 45 days in which to comment;
            ``(4) the Federal Preservation Officer forwards it to the 
        Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places after 
        determining that all procedural requirements have been met, 
        including those in paragraphs (1) through (3) above; the 
        nomination is adequately documented; the nomination is 
        technically and professionally correct and sufficient; and may 
        include an opinion as to whether the property meets the National 
        Register criteria for evaluation;
            ``(5) <<NOTE: Notification. Federal Register, 
        publication. Recommenda- tion. Deadline.>> notice is provided in 
        the Federal Register that the nominated property is being 
        considered for listing on the National Register that includes 
        any comments and the recommendation of the State Historic 
        Preservation Officer and

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        a declaration whether the State Historic Preservation Officer 
        has responded within the 45 day-period of review provided in 
        paragraph (2); and
            ``(6) <<NOTE: Federal Register, publication.>> the Secretary 
        addresses in the Federal Register any comments from the State 
        Historic Preservation Officer that do not support the nomination 
        of the property on the National Register before the property is 
        included in the National Register.''; and
            (3) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d).

    (c) Technical Amendments.--
            (1) Section 303102 of such title is amended by striking 
        ``CONTENTS'' in the heading thereof and inserting ``FUNDING''.
            (2) The table of sections for chapter 3031 <<NOTE: 54 
        USC prec. 303101.>> of such title is amended by striking the 
        item relating to section 303102 and inserting the following new 
        item:

``303102. Funding.''.

    Approved December 16, 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4680:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-576, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 162 (2016):
            Dec. 6, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 9, considered and passed Senate.

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