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        H.R.4680

                     One Hundred Fourteenth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
           the fourth day of January, two thousand and sixteen


                                 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.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
    (a) 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. DEFINITIONS.
    In this Act:
        (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--NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE FUND

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

``Sec. 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).
``Sec. 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) 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. 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, 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(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) 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) 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.''.

              TITLE II--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT

    SEC. 201. 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. 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, travel and 
        transportation expenses, and other overhead expenses.
    ``(b) 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) 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, 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:

              ``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. 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.
``Sec. 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. 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. 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, 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. 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''.

             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. 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, is amended by inserting at the end the 
following:

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

                         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) 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. 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.'';
            (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) 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--
        (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) 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) 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) 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 (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) 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) 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 (Public Law 111-11, 123 Stat. 1152, 1153) is 
amended by striking ``section 3(a)(206)'' each place it appears and 
inserting ``section 3(a)(207)''.
    (l) 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--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. 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
            ``(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. 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) 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. 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. 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. 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. Regulations
    ``As soon as practicable after the effective date of this 
subchapter, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations appropriate for 
its implementation.
``Sec. 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 National Park Service Concessions Management Improvement Act of 
1998 (title IV of Public Law 105-391) including the use of leaseholder 
surrender interest.
``Sec. 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--NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION AMENDMENTS ACT

    SEC. 801. 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) 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) 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) 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) 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 a declaration whether the 
    State Historic Preservation Officer has responded within the 45 
    day-period of review provided in paragraph (2); and
        ``(6) 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 of such title is 
    amended by striking the item relating to section 303102 and 
    inserting the following new item:

``303102. Funding.''.


                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.