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Passed House amended (01/30/2017)

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2017

(Sec. 3) This bill redesignates the Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia as the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park.

(Sec. 4) The boundary of the park is adjusted to include approximately 2,100 acres.

(Sec. 5) The Department of the Interior may acquire lands and interests within the boundaries of the historical park by donation or exchange only. No private property or non-federal public property shall be included within the boundaries of the newly expanded portion of the park without the owner's written consent.

(Sec. 6) Interior shall administer any acquired land as part of the park.

(Sec. 7) Interior shall conduct a special resource study of the Ocmulgee River corridor between the cities of Macon, Georgia, and Hawkinsville, Georgia, to determine:

  • the national significance of the study area;
  • the suitability and feasibility of adding lands in the study area to the National Park System; and
  • the methods and means for the protection and interpretation of the study area by the National Park Service, other federal, state, local government entities, affiliated federally recognized Indian tribes, or private or nonprofit organizations.