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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7077

 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource 
  study of the site of the Kettle Creek Battlefield in Wilkes County, 
        Georgia, and adjacent property, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 19, 2018

 Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia introduced the following bill; which was 
             referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource 
  study of the site of the Kettle Creek Battlefield in Wilkes County, 
        Georgia, and adjacent property, 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. KETTLE CREEK BATTLEFIELD STUDY.

    (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``Kettle Creek 
Battlefield Study Act''.
    (b) Findings.--Congress finds that--
            (1) on February 14, 1779, the Revolutionary War Battle of 
        Kettle Creek occurred in Wilkes County, Georgia, where 350 
        Patriots defeated 800 British Loyalists;
            (2) the National Park Service has recognized this battle as 
        the only significant Patriot victory in Georgia, and noted the 
        battle as having had a ``demonstrable influence on the course, 
        conduct and results of the Revolutionary War'';
            (3) the site was listed in the National Register of 
        Historic Places in 1975, which determined that--
                    (A) Kettle Creek Battlefield is conclusively 
                nationally significant; and
                    (B) its historic and archeological resources should 
                be protected and preserved for future generations; and
            (4) a special resource study is needed to fully analyze the 
        suitability, feasibility, and need for management of Kettle 
        Creek Battlefield by the National Park Service.
    (c) Special Resource Study.--
            (1) Study.--The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in 
        this section as the ``Secretary'') shall conduct a special 
        resource study of the site of the Kettle Creek Battlefield in 
        Wilkes County, Georgia, and adjacent property (referred to in 
        this section as the ``site'').
            (2) Applicable law.--The Secretary shall conduct the study 
        under paragraph (1) in accordance with section 100507 of title 
        54, United States Code.
            (3) Requirements for study.--In conducting the study under 
        paragraph (1), the Secretary shall--
                    (A) evaluate the national significance of the site;
                    (B) determine the suitability and feasibility of 
                designating the site as a unit of the National Park 
                System;
                    (C) consult with interested Federal, State, or 
                local governmental entities, private and nonprofit 
                organizations, or other interested individuals;
                    (D) consider alternatives for the management, 
                administration, and protection of the site by the 
                Federal Government, State or local governmental 
                entities, or private and non-profit organizations;
                    (E) determine the effect of the designation of the 
                site as a unit of the National Park System on existing 
                commercial and recreational uses and the effect on 
                State and local governments to manage those activities; 
                and
                    (F) identify cost estimates for any Federal 
                acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, 
                and maintenance associated with the alternatives.
            (4) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date on which 
        funds are made available to carry out the study under paragraph 
        (1), 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--
                    (A) the results of the study; and
                    (B) any conclusions and recommendations of the 
                Secretary.
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