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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-890

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         NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT OF 2000

                                _______
                                

 September 26, 2000.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

  Mr. Young of Alaska, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4613]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill 
(H.R. 4613) to amend the National Historic Preservation Act for 
purposes of establishing a national historic lighthouse 
preservation program, having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill 
as amended do pass.
    The amendment is as follows:
    Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``National Historic Lighthouse 
Preservation Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC LIGHT STATIONS.

  Title III of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470w, 
470w-6) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

``SEC. 308. HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION.

  ``(a) In General.--In order to provide a national historic light 
station program, the Secretary shall--
          ``(1) collect and disseminate information concerning historic 
        light stations, including historic lighthouses and associated 
        structures;
          ``(2) foster educational programs relating to the history, 
        practice, and contribution to society of historic light 
        stations;
          ``(3) sponsor or conduct research and study into the history 
        of light stations;
          ``(4) maintain a listing of historic light stations; and
          ``(5) assess the effectiveness of the program established by 
        this section regarding the conveyance of historic light 
        stations.
  ``(b) Conveyance of Historic Light Stations.--
          ``(1) Process and policy.--Not later than one year after the 
        date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary and the 
        Administrator shall establish a process and policies for 
        identifying, and selecting, an eligible entity to which a 
        historic light station could be conveyed for education, park, 
        recreation, cultural, or historic preservation purposes, and to 
        monitor the use of such light station by the eligible entity.
          ``(2) Application review.--The Secretary shall review all 
        applications for the conveyance of a historic light station, 
        when the agency with administrative jurisdiction over the 
        historic light station has determined the property to be 
        `excess property' as that term is defined in the Federal 
        Property Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 
        472(e)), and forward to the Administrator a single approved 
        application for the conveyance of the historic light station. 
        When selecting an eligible entity, the Secretary shall consult 
        with the State Historic Preservation Officer of the state in 
        which the historic light station is located.
          ``(3) Conveyance of historic light stations.--(A) Except as 
        provided in subparagraph (B), the Administrator shall convey, 
        by quitclaim deed, without consideration, all right, title, and 
        interest of the United States in and to the historic light 
        station, subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (c) 
        after the Secretary's selection of an eligible entity. The 
        conveyance of a historic light station under this section shall 
        not be subject to the provisions of the Stewart B. McKinney 
        Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq.) or section 
        416(d) of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998 (Public Law 
        105-383).
          ``(B)(i) Historic light stations located within the exterior 
        boundaries of a unit of the National Park System or a refuge 
        within the National Wildlife Refuge System shall be conveyed or 
        sold only with the approval of the Secretary.
          ``(ii) If the Secretary approves the conveyance of a historic 
        light station referenced in this paragraph, such conveyance 
        shall be subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (c) 
        and any other terms or conditions the Secretary considers 
        necessary to protect the resources of the park unit or wildlife 
        refuge.
          ``(iii) If the Secretary approves the sale of a historic 
        light station referenced in this paragraph, such sale shall be 
        subject to the conditions set forth in subparagraphs (A) 
        through (D) and (H) of subsection (c)(1) and subsection (c)(2) 
        and any other terms or conditions the Secretary considers 
        necessary to protect the resources of the park unit or wildlife 
        refuge.
          ``(iv) For those historic light stations referenced in this 
        paragraph, the Secretary is encouraged to enter into 
        cooperative agreements with appropriate eligible entities, as 
        provided in this Act, to the extent such cooperative agreements 
        are consistent with the Secretary's responsibilities to manage 
        and administer the park unit or wildlife refuge, as 
        appropriate.
  ``(c) Terms of Conveyance.--
          ``(1) In general.--The conveyance of a historic light station 
        shall be made subject to any conditions, including the 
        reservation of easements and other rights on behalf of the 
        United States, the Administrator considers necessary to ensure 
        that--
                  ``(A) the Federal aids to navigation located at the 
                historic light station in operation on the date of 
                conveyance remain the personal property of the United 
                States and continue to be operated and maintained by 
                the United States for as long as needed for 
                navigational purposes;
                  ``(B) there is reserved to the United States the 
                right to remove, replace, or install any Federal aid to 
                navigation located at the historic light station as may 
                be necessary for navigational purposes;
                  ``(C) the eligible entity to which the historic light 
                station is conveyed under this section shall not 
                interfere or allow interference in any manner with any 
                Federal aid to navigation, nor hinder activities 
                required for the operation and maintenance of any 
                Federal aid to navigation, without the express written 
                permission of the head of the agency responsible for 
                maintaining the Federal aid to navigation;
                  ``(D) the eligible entity to which the historic light 
                station is conveyed under this section shall, at its 
                own cost and expense, use and maintain the historic 
                light station in accordance with this Act, the 
                Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment 
                of Historic Properties, 36 CFR part 68, and other 
                applicable laws, and any proposed changes to 
                the historic light station shall be reviewed and 
                approved by the Secretary in consultation with the 
                State Historic Preservation Officer of the state in 
                which the historic light station is located, for 
                consistency with 36 CFR part 800.5(a)(2)(vii), and 
                the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for 
                Rehabilitation, 36 CFR part 67.7;
                  ``(E) the eligible entity to which the historic light 
                station is conveyed under this section shall make the 
                historic light station available for education, park, 
                recreation, cultural or historic preservation purposes 
                for the general public at reasonable times and under 
                reasonable conditions;
                  ``(F) the eligible entity to which the historic light 
                station is conveyed shall not sell, convey, assign, 
                exchange, or encumber the historic light station, any 
                part thereof, or any associated historic artifact 
                conveyed to the eligible entity in conjunction with the 
                historic light station conveyance, including but not 
                limited to any lens or lanterns, unless such sale, 
                conveyance, assignment, exchange or encumbrance is 
                approved by the Secretary;
                  ``(G) the eligible entity to which the historic light 
                station is conveyed shall not conduct any commercial 
                activities at the historic light station, any part 
                thereof, or in connection with any associated historic 
                artifact conveyed to the eligible entity in conjunction 
                with the historic light station conveyance, in any 
                manner, unless such commercial activities are approved 
                by the Secretary; and
                  ``(H) the United States shall have the right, at any 
                time, to enter the historic light station conveyed 
                under this section without notice, for purposes of 
                operating, maintaining, and inspecting any aid to 
                navigation and for the purpose of ensuring compliance 
                with this subsection, to the extent that it is not 
                possible to provide advance notice.
          ``(2) Maintenance of aid to navigation.--Any eligible entity 
        to which a historic light station is conveyed under this 
        section shall not be required to maintain any Federal aid to 
        navigation associated with a historic light station, except any 
        private aids to navigation permitted under section 83 of title 
        14, United States Code, to the eligible entity.
          ``(3) Reversion.--In addition to any term or condition 
        established pursuant to this subsection, the conveyance of a 
        historic light station shall include a condition that the 
        historic light station, or any associated historic artifact 
        conveyed to the eligible entity in conjunction with the 
        historic light station conveyance, including but not limited to 
        any lens or lanterns, at the option of the Administrator, shall 
        revert to the United States and be placed under the 
        administrative control of the Administrator, if--
                  ``(A) the historic light station, any part thereof, 
                or any associated historic artifact ceases to be 
                available for education, park, recreation, cultural, or 
                historic preservation purposes for the general public 
                at reasonable times and under reasonable conditions 
                which shall be set forth in the eligible entity's 
                application;
                  ``(B) the historic light station or any part thereof 
                ceases to be maintained in a manner that ensures its 
                present or future use as a site for a Federal aid to 
                navigation;
                  ``(C) the historic light station, any part thereof, 
                or any associated historic artifact ceases to be 
                maintained in compliance with this Act, the Secretary 
                of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of 
                Historic Properties, 36 CFR part 68, and other 
                applicable laws;
                  ``(D) the eligible entity to which the historic light 
                station is conveyed, sells, conveys, assigns, 
                exchanges, or encumbers the historic light station, any 
                part thereof, or any associated historic artifact, 
                without approval of the Secretary;
                  ``(E) the eligible entity to which the historic light 
                station is conveyed, conducts any commercial activities 
                at the historic light station, any part thereof, or in 
                conjunction with any associated historic artifact, 
                without approval of the Secretary; or
                  ``(F) at least 30 days before the reversion, the 
                Administrator provides written notice to the owner that 
                the historic light station or any part thereof is 
                needed for national security purposes.
  ``(d) Description of Property.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Administrator shall prepare the legal 
        description of any historic light station conveyed under this 
        section. The Administrator, in consultation with the 
        Commandant, United States Coast Guard, and the Secretary, may 
        retain all right, title, and interest of the United States in 
        and to any historical artifact, including any lens or lantern, 
        that is associated with the historic light station and located 
        at the light station at the time of conveyance. Wherever 
        possible, such historical artifacts should be used in 
        interpreting that station. In cases where there is no method 
        for preserving lenses and other artifacts and equipment in 
        situ, priority should be given to preservation or museum 
        entities most closely associated with the station, if they meet 
        loan requirements.
          ``(2) Artifacts.--Artifacts associated with, but not located 
        at, the historic light station at the time of conveyance shall 
        remain the personal property of the United States under the 
        administrative control of the Commandant, United States Coast 
        Guard.
          ``(3) Covenants.--All conditions placed with the quitclaim 
        deed of title to the historic light station shall be construed 
        as covenants running with the land.
          ``(4) Submerged lands.--No submerged lands shall be conveyed 
        under this section.
  ``(e) Definitions.--For purposes of this section:
          ``(1) Administrator.--The term `Administrator' shall mean the 
        Administrator of General Services.
          ``(2) Historic light station.--The term `historic light 
        station' includes the light tower, lighthouse, keepers 
        dwelling, garages, storage sheds, oil house, fog signal 
        building, boat house, barn, pumphouse, tramhouse support 
        structures, piers, walkways, underlying and appurtenant land 
        and related real property and improvements associated 
        therewith; provided that the `historic light station' shall be 
        included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register 
        of Historic Places.
          ``(3) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' shall 
        mean:
                  ``(A) any department or agency of the Federal 
                Government; or
                  ``(B) any department or agency of the State in which 
                the historic light station is located, the local 
                government of the community in which the historic light 
                station is located, nonprofit corporation, educational 
                agency, or community development organization that--
                          ``(i) has agreed to comply with the 
                        conditions set forth in subsection (c) and to 
                        have such conditions recorded with the deed of 
                        title to the historic light station; and
                          ``(ii) is financially able to maintain the 
                        historic light station in accordance with the 
                        conditions set forth in subsection (c).
          ``(4) Federal aid to navigation.--The term `Federal aid to 
        navigation' shall mean any device, operated and maintained by 
        the United States, external to a vessel or aircraft, intended 
        to assist a navigator to determine position or safe course, or 
        to warn of dangers or obstructions to navigation, and shall 
        include, but not be limited to, a light, lens, lantern, 
        antenna, sound signal, camera, sensor, electronic navigation 
        equipment, power source, or other associated equipment.
          ``(5) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.''.

SEC. 3. SALE OF HISTORIC LIGHT STATIONS.

  Title III of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470w, 
470w-6), as amended by section 2 of this Act, is amended by adding at 
the end the following new section:

``SEC. 309. HISTORIC LIGHT STATION SALES.

  ``(a) In General.--In the event no applicants are approved for the 
conveyance of a historic light station pursuant to section 308, the 
historic light station shall be offered for sale. Terms of such sales 
shall be developed by the Administrator of General Services and 
consistent with the requirements of section 308, subparagraphs (A) 
through (D) and (H) of subsection (c)(1), and subsection (c)(2). 
Conveyance documents shall include all necessary covenants to protect 
the historical integrity of the historic light station and ensure that 
any Federal aid to navigation located at the historic light station is 
operated and maintained by the United States for as long as needed for 
that purpose.
  ``(b) Net Sale Proceeds.--Net sale proceeds from the disposal of a 
historic light station--
          ``(1) located on public domain lands shall be transferred to 
        the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program, established by 
        the National Maritime Heritage Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-451) 
        within the Department of the Interior; and
          ``(2) under the administrative control of the Coast Guard 
        shall be credited to the Coast Guard's Operating Expenses 
        appropriation account, and shall be available for obligation 
        and expenditure for the maintenance of light stations remaining 
        under the administrative control of the Coast Guard, such funds 
        to remain available until expended and shall be available in 
        addition to funds available in the Operating Expense 
        appropriation for this purpose.''.

SEC. 4. FUNDING.

  There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of 
the Interior such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of H.R. 4613 is to amend the National Historic 
Preservation Act for purposes of establishing a national 
historic lighthouse preservation program.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    H.R. 4613 amends the National Historic Preservation Act (16 
U.S.C. 470w, 470w-6) to establish a national historic 
lighthouse preservation program. The new program will provide a 
process for the conveyance of excess historic lighthouses from 
federal ownership to eligible entities who have agreed to the 
terms and conditions of the conveyance. Such terms and 
conditions include noninterference with federal aids to 
navigation and that the conveyed light station be available at 
reasonable times to the general public. Eligible entities can 
include federal, state, or local agencies, along with nonprofit 
corporations and community development organizations. After the 
conveyance, the eligible entity agrees to maintain the historic 
light station at its own cost. Furthermore, the eligible entity 
agrees that the light station be used for public educational, 
park, recreational, cultural and historic preservation 
purposes. H.R. 4613 includes provisions for the sale of 
historic light stations if no applications for the conveyance 
are approved. In addition, the bill establishes a national 
historic light station program to collect information on, 
foster educational programs relating to, and maintain a listing 
of historic light stations.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 4613 was introduced by Congressman Mark E. Souder (R-
IN) on June 8, 2000. The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee on 
National Parks and Public Lands. On July 13, 2000, the 
Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. On September 13, 2000, 
the Resources Committee met to consider H.R. 4613. The 
Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands was discharged 
from further consideration of the bill by unanimous consent. An 
amendment was offered by Congressman Souder which made 
technical changes to the bill. The amendment was adopted by 
voice vote. No further amendments were offered and the bill, as 
amended, was ordered favorably reported to the House of 
Representatives by voice vote.

            Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Resources' oversight findings and recommendations 
are reflected in the body of this report.

                   Constitutional Authority Statement

    Article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United 
States grants Congress the authority to enact this bill.

                    Compliance With House Rule XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(2) of rule XIII of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and 
a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be 
incurred in carrying out this bill. However, clause 3(d)(3)(B) 
of that rule provides that this requirement does not apply when 
the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted 
cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
    2. Congressional Budget Act. As required by clause 3(c)(2) 
of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, this 
bill does not contain any new budget authority, credit 
authority, or an increase or decrease in tax expenditures. 
According to the Congressional Budget Office, enactment of this 
bill could affect direct spending by allowing the federal 
government to sell certain federally-controlled lighthouses and 
then spend the proceeds without further appropriation. However, 
the Congressional Budget Office concludes that ``any such 
changes in direct spending would not be significant''.
    3. Government Reform Oversight Findings. Under clause 
3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee has received no report of 
oversight findings and recommendations from the Committee on 
Government Reform on this bill.
    4. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate. Under clause 
3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974, the Committee has received the following cost estimate 
for this bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                Washington, DC, September 18, 2000.
Hon. Don Young,
Chairman,
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4613, the National 
Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contacts are John R. 
Righter (for federal costs), and Marjorie Miller (for the state 
and local impact).
            Sincerely,
                                         Barry B. Anderson,
                                    (For Dan L. Crippen, Director).
    Enclosure.

H.R. 4613--National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000

    Subject to future appropriation actions, implementing H.R. 
4613 could reduce the costs to the United States Coast Guard 
(USCG) of operating and maintaining historic lighthouses by a 
few million dollars annually. Because the bill could affect 
direct spending (including offsetting receipts), pay-as-you-go 
procedures would apply. CBO estimates, however, that any such 
changes in direct spending would not be significant. H.R. 4613 
contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as 
defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. State and local 
governments might incur some costs as a result of the bill's 
enactment, but such costs would be voluntary.
    H.R. 4613 would amend the National Historic Preservation 
Act to establish a preservation program for historic 
lighthouses. The General Services Administration (GSA) and the 
Department of the Interior would be responsible for 
administering the program, which would collect and disseminate 
information on historic lighthouses and convey, at no cost, 
historic lighthouses that are no longer needed. Federal, state, 
and local agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations, would 
be eligible to receive the lighthouses reported as excess 
property, provided that they agree to operate and maintain 
them, as well as make them accessible to the public for 
educational, recreational, cultural, or historic preservation 
purposes, and to the federal government for use in aiding 
navigation.
    Subject to certain conditions, the bill would direct GSA to 
sell any lighthouse for which a qualified applicant has not 
been found. Net proceeds from the sale would be made available 
either to the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program or to 
the USCG, and could be spent without further appropriation. 
Because we think it is unlikely the government would sell a 
lighthouse under H.R. 4613 (according to GSA and the USCG, the 
government has sold only one in the last 10 years), as opposed 
to transferring it at no cost, CBO estimates that enacting the 
bill would not have any significant impact on direct spending.
    According to the USCG, it controls about 350 lighthouses. 
The cost of operating and maintaining these facilities varies 
widely, but totals less than $10 million a year. Under H.R. 
4613, the USCG could still use conveyed lighthouses to aid in 
the navigation of waters, but would no longer be responsible 
for maintaining and operating them. Thus, if the legislation 
increases the conveyance of lighthouses to nonfederal entities, 
the bill should yield savings to the USCG. Any potential 
savings, however, would depend on which lighthouses were 
conveyed and on future appropriation actions.
    On June 22, 2000, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 
2343, the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 
2000, as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and 
Natural Resources on June 7, 2000. These two bills are very 
similar and their estimated costs are the same.
    The CBO staff contacts are John R. Righter (for federal 
costs), and Marjorie Miller (for the state and local impact). 
This estimate was approved by Peter H. Fontaine, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                    Compliance With Public Law 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

               Preemption of State, Local, or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt State, local, or 
tribal law.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (new matter is 
printed in italics and existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

                  NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT

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                               TITLE III

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SEC. 308. HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION.

  (a) In General.--In order to provide a national historic 
light station program, the Secretary shall--
          (1) collect and disseminate information concerning 
        historic light stations, including historic lighthouses 
        and associated structures;
          (2) foster educational programs relating to the 
        history, practice, and contribution to society of 
        historic light stations;
          (3) sponsor or conduct research and study into the 
        history of light stations;
          (4) maintain a listing of historic light stations; 
        and
          (5) assess the effectiveness of the program 
        established by this section regarding the conveyance of 
        historic light stations.
  (b) Conveyance of Historic Light Stations.--
          (1) Process and policy.--Not later than one year 
        after the date of the enactment of this section, the 
        Secretary and the Administrator shall establish a 
        process and policies for identifying, and selecting, an 
        eligible entity to which a historic light station could 
        be conveyed for education, park, recreation, cultural, 
        or historic preservation purposes, and to monitor the 
        use of such light station by the eligible entity.
          (2) Application review.--The Secretary shall review 
        all applications for the conveyance of a historic light 
        station, when the agency with administrative 
        jurisdiction over the historic light station has 
        determined the property to be ``excess property'' as 
        that term is defined in the Federal Property 
        Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 472(e)), 
        and forward to the Administrator a single approved 
        application for the conveyance of the historic light 
        station. When selecting an eligible entity, the 
        Secretary shall consult with the State Historic 
        Preservation Officer of the state in which the historic 
        light station is located.
          (3) Conveyance of historic light stations.--(A) 
        Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the 
        Administrator shall convey, by quitclaim deed, without 
        consideration, all right, title, and interest of the 
        United States in and to the historic light station, 
        subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (c) 
        after the Secretary's selection of an eligible entity. 
        The conveyance of a historic light station under this 
        section shall not be subject to the provisions of the 
        Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
        11301 et seq.) or section 416(d) of the Coast Guard 
        Authorization Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-383).
          (B)(i) Historic light stations located within the 
        exterior boundaries of a unit of the National Park 
        System or a refuge within the National Wildlife Refuge 
        System shall be conveyed or sold only with the approval 
        of the Secretary.
          (ii) If the Secretary approves the conveyance of a 
        historic light station referenced in this paragraph, 
        such conveyance shall be subject to the conditions set 
        forth in subsection (c) and any other terms or 
        conditions the Secretary considers necessary to protect 
        the resources of the park unit or wildlife refuge.
          (iii) If the Secretary approves the sale of a 
        historic light station referenced in this paragraph, 
        such sale shall be subject to the conditions set forth 
        in subparagraphs (A) through (D) and (H) of subsection 
        (c)(1) and subsection (c)(2) and any other terms or 
        conditions the Secretary considers necessary to protect 
        the resources of the park unit or wildlife refuge.
          (iv) For those historic light stations referenced in 
        this paragraph, the Secretary is encouraged to enter 
        into cooperative agreements with appropriate eligible 
        entities, as provided in this Act, to the extent such 
        cooperative agreements are consistent with the 
        Secretary's responsibilities to manage and administer 
        the park unit or wildlife refuge, as appropriate.
  (c) Terms of Conveyance.--
          (1) In general.--The conveyance of a historic light 
        station shall be made subject to any conditions, 
        including the reservation of easements and other rights 
        on behalf of the United States, the Administrator 
        considers necessary to ensure that--
                  (A) the Federal aids to navigation located at 
                the historic light station in operation on the 
                date of conveyance remain the personal property 
                of the United States and continue to be 
                operated and maintained by the United States 
                for as long as needed for navigational 
                purposes;
                  (B) there is reserved to the United States 
                the right to remove, replace, or install any 
                Federal aid to navigation located at the 
                historic light station as may be necessary for 
                navigational purposes;
                  (C) the eligible entity to which the historic 
                light station is conveyed under this section 
                shall not interfere or allow interference in 
                any manner with any Federal aid to navigation, 
                nor hinder activities required for the 
                operation and maintenance of any Federal aid to 
                navigation, without the express written 
                permission of the head of the agency 
                responsible for maintaining the Federal aid to 
                navigation;
                  (D) the eligible entity to which the historic 
                light station is conveyed under this section 
                shall, at its own cost and expense, use and 
                maintain the historic light station in 
                accordance with this Act, the Secretary of the 
                Interior's Standards for the Treatment of 
                Historic Properties, 36 CFR part 68, and other 
                applicable laws, and any proposed changes to 
                the historic light station shall be reviewed 
                and approved by the Secretary in consultation 
                with the State Historic Preservation Officer of 
                the state in which the historic light station is 
                located, for consistency with 36 CFR part 
                800.5(a)(2)(vii), and the Secretary of the Interior's 
                Standards for Rehabilitation, 36 CFR part 67.7;
                  (E) the eligible entity to which the historic 
                light station is conveyed under this section 
                shall make the historic light station available 
                for education, park, recreation, cultural or 
                historic preservation purposes for the general 
                public at reasonable times and under reasonable 
                conditions;
                  (F) the eligible entity to which the historic 
                light station is conveyed shall not sell, 
                convey, assign, exchange, or encumber the 
                historic light station, any part thereof, or 
                any associated historic artifact conveyed to 
                the eligible entity in conjunction with the 
                historic light station conveyance, including 
                but not limited to any lens or lanterns, unless 
                such sale, conveyance, assignment, exchange or 
                encumbrance is approved by the Secretary;
                  (G) the eligible entity to which the historic 
                light station is conveyed shall not conduct any 
                commercial activities at the historic light 
                station, any part thereof, or in connection 
                with any associated historic artifact conveyed 
                to the eligible entity in conjunction with the 
                historic light station conveyance, in any 
                manner, unless such commercial activities are 
                approved by the Secretary; and
                  (H) the United States shall have the right, 
                at any time, to enter the historic light 
                station conveyed under this section without 
                notice, for purposes of operating, maintaining, 
                and inspecting any aid to navigation and for 
                the purpose of ensuring compliance with this 
                subsection, to the extent that it is not 
                possible to provide advance notice.
          (2) Maintenance of aid to navigation.--Any eligible 
        entity to which a historic light station is conveyed 
        under this section shall not be required to maintain 
        any Federal aid to navigation associated with a 
        historic light station, except any private aids to 
        navigation permitted under section 83 of title 14, 
        United States Code, to the eligible entity.
          (3) Reversion.--In addition to any term or condition 
        established pursuant to this subsection, the conveyance 
        of a historic light station shall include a condition 
        that the historic light station, or any associated 
        historic artifact conveyed to the eligible entity in 
        conjunction with the historic light station conveyance, 
        including but not limited to any lens or lanterns, at 
        the option of the Administrator, shall revert to the 
        United States and be placed under the administrative 
        control of the Administrator, if--
                  (A) the historic light station, any part 
                thereof, or any associated historic artifact 
                ceases to be available for education, park, 
                recreation, cultural, or historic preservation 
                purposes for the general public at reasonable 
                times and under reasonable conditions which 
                shall be set forth in the eligible entity's 
                application;
                  (B) the historic light station or any part 
                thereof ceases to be maintained in a manner 
                that ensures its present or future use as a 
                site for a Federal aid to navigation;
                  (C) the historic light station, any part 
                thereof, or any associated historic artifact 
                ceases to be maintained in compliance with this 
                Act, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards 
                for the Treatment of Historic Properties, 36 
                CFR part 68, and other applicable laws;
                  (D) the eligible entity to which the historic 
                light station is conveyed, sells, conveys, 
                assigns, exchanges, or encumbers the historic 
                light station, any part thereof, or any 
                associated historic artifact, without approval 
                of the Secretary;
                  (E) the eligible entity to which the historic 
                light station is conveyed, conducts any 
                commercial activities at the historic light 
                station, any part thereof, or in conjunction 
                with any associated historic artifact, without 
                approval of the Secretary; or
                  (F) at least 30 days before the reversion, 
                the Administrator provides written notice to 
                the owner that the historic light station or 
                any part thereof is needed for national 
                security purposes.
  (d) Description of Property.--
          (1) In general.--The Administrator shall prepare the 
        legal description of any historic light station 
        conveyed under this section. The Administrator, in 
        consultation with the Commandant, United States Coast 
        Guard, and the Secretary, may retain all right, title, 
        and interest of the United States in and to any 
        historical artifact, including any lens or lantern, 
        that is associated with the historic light station and 
        located at the light station at the time of conveyance. 
        Wherever possible, such historical artifacts should be 
        used in interpreting that station. In cases where there 
        is no method for preserving lenses and other artifacts 
        and equipment in situ, priority should be given to 
        preservation or museum entities most closely associated 
        with the station, if they meet loan requirements.
          (2) Artifacts.--Artifacts associated with, but not 
        located at, the historic light station at the time of 
        conveyance shall remain the personal property of the 
        United States under the administrative control of the 
        Commandant, United States Coast Guard.
          (3) Covenants.--All conditions placed with the 
        quitclaim deed of title to the historic light station 
        shall be construed as covenants running with the land.
          (4) Submerged lands.--No submerged lands shall be 
        conveyed under this section.
  (e) Definitions.--For purposes of this section:
          (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' shall 
        mean the Administrator of General Services.
          (2) Historic light station.--The term ``historic 
        light station'' includes the light tower, lighthouse, 
        keepers dwelling, garages, storage sheds, oil house, 
        fog signal building, boat house, barn, pumphouse, 
        tramhouse support structures, piers, walkways, 
        underlying and appurtenant land and related real 
        property and improvements associated therewith; 
        provided that the ``historic light station'' shall be 
        included in or eligible for inclusion in the National 
        Register of Historic Places.
          (3) Eligible entity.--The term ``eligible entity'' 
        shall mean:
                  (A) any department or agency of the Federal 
                Government; or
                  (B) any department or agency of the State in 
                which the historic light station is located, 
                the local government of the community in which 
                the historic light station is located, 
                nonprofit corporation, educational agency, or 
                community development organization that--
                          (i) has agreed to comply with the 
                        conditions set forth in subsection (c) 
                        and to have such conditions recorded 
                        with the deed of title to the historic 
                        light station; and
                          (ii) is financially able to maintain 
                        the historic light station in 
                        accordance with the conditions set 
                        forth in subsection (c).
          (4) Federal aid to navigation.--The term ``Federal 
        aid to navigation'' shall mean any device, operated and 
        maintained by the United States, external to a vessel 
        or aircraft, intended to assist a navigator to 
        determine position or safe course, or to warn of 
        dangers or obstructions to navigation, and shall 
        include, but not be limited to, a light, lens, lantern, 
        antenna, sound signal, camera, sensor, electronic 
        navigation equipment, power source, or other associated 
        equipment.
          (5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 309. HISTORIC LIGHT STATION SALES.

  (a) In General.--In the event no applicants are approved for 
the conveyance of a historic light station pursuant to section 
308, the historic light station shall be offered for sale. 
Terms of such sales shall be developed by the Administrator of 
General Services and consistent with the requirements of 
section 308, subparagraphs (A) through (D) and (H) of 
subsection (c)(1), and subsection (c)(2). Conveyance documents 
shall include all necessary covenants to protect the historical 
integrity of the historic light station and ensure that any 
Federal aid to navigation located at the historic light station 
is operated and maintained by the United States for as long as 
needed for that purpose.
  (b) Net Sale Proceeds.--Net sale proceeds from the disposal 
of a historic light station--
          (1) located on public domain lands shall be 
        transferred to the National Maritime Heritage Grant 
        Program, established by the National Maritime Heritage 
        Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-451) within the Department 
        of the Interior; and
          (2) under the administrative control of the Coast 
        Guard shall be credited to the Coast Guard's Operating 
        Expenses appropriation account, and shall be available 
        for obligation and expenditure for the maintenance of 
        light stations remaining under the administrative 
        control of the Coast Guard, such funds to remain 
        available until expended and shall be available in 
        addition to funds available in the Operating Expense 
        appropriation for this purpose.