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107th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 107-435
PU`UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK ADDITION ACT OF 2002
May 3, 2002.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the
State of the Union and ordered to be printed
Mr. Hansen, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany H.R. 1906]
[Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill
(H.R. 1906) to amend the Act that established the Pu`uhonua O
Honaunau National Historical Park to expand the boundaries of
that park, having considered the same, report favorably thereon
with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do
The amendment is as follows:
Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National
Historical Park Addition Act of 2002''.
SEC. 2. ADDITIONS TO PU`UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.
The first section of the Act of July 26, 1955 (69 Stat. 376, ch. 385;
16 U.S.C. 397), is amended--
(1) by striking ``That, when'' and inserting the following:
``Section 1. (a) When''; and
(2) by adding at the end thereof the following new
``(b) The boundaries of Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
are hereby modified to include approximately 238 acres of lands and
interests therein within the area identified as `Parcel A' on the map
entitled `Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park Proposed
Boundary Additions, Ki`ilae Village', numbered PUHO-P 415/82,013 and
dated May, 2001.
``(c) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire
approximately 159 acres of lands and interests therein within the area
identified as `Parcel B' on the map referenced in subsection (b). Upon
the acquisition of such lands or interests therein, the Secretary shall
modify the boundaries of Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
to include such lands or interests therein.''.
SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary
to carry out this Act.
Purpose of the Bill
The purpose of H.R. 1906 is to amend the Act that
established the Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
to expand the boundaries of that park.
Background and Need for Legislation
The Pu`uhonua o Honaunan National Historical Park was
authorized by Congress in 1955 and formally established in 1961
(16 U.S.C. 397). The park was originally designated as the City
of Refuge National Historical Park, but was given its current
name in 1978. The park preserves the site where Hawaiians who
broke ``kapu'' (one of the ancient laws used to balance and
protect the laws of nature) could avoid certain death by
fleeing to a place of refuge or ``pu`uhonua.''
Currently, the park encompasses approximately 180 acres on
the western coast of the island of Hawaii. In 1957, however, it
was found that some of the area's most valuable resources were
left outside park boundaries--part of the historic village of
Ki`ilae, several significant burial caves, and the upper end of
a prehistoric royal sledding track. In 1965 the National Park
Service declared, ``Undoubtedly, the boundaries would have been
described to include the rest of the village and the upper half
of the track if this information had been available in 1955.''
H.R. 1906 would protect shoreline scenic values within site
of the park by authorizing the Secretary to expand the park by
up to 397 acres to include portions of the Ki`ilae village
complex and protect the early Hawaiian landscape. This bill
would bring an important ecological unit under one policy,
ownership, and administration, and protect and preserve a
significant portion of the early Kona Field System. Overall, it
would help preserve a wide range of highly significant cultural
resources closely associated with the current resources of the
National Historical Park.
The FY2002 Interior Appropriations bill appropriated
$500,000 toward acquisition of these lands subject to
H.R. 1906 was introduced on May 17, 2001, by Congresswoman
Patsy Mink (D-HI). The bill was referred to the Committee on
Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee on
National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands. On April 16,
2002, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. On April 18,
2002, the Subcommittee met to mark up the bill. Congressman
George Radanovich (R-CA) offered an amendment in the nature of
a substitute that reduced the land authorized to be acquired to
397 acres, which is represented by Parcel A (approximately 238
acres) and Parcel B (approximately 159 acres) as depicted on
the referenced map. It was adopted by voice vote. The bill, as
amended, was then ordered favorably reported to the Full
Committee by voice vote. On April 24, 2002, the Full Resources
Committee met to consider the bill. No amendments were offered
and the bill was ordered favorably reported by unanimous
consent to the House of Representatives.
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, spending
authority, credit authority, or an increase or decrease in
revenues or tax expenditures.
3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or
objective of this bill is to amend the Act that established the
Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park to the boundaries
of the park.
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
Congressional Budget Office,
Washington, DC, April 26, 2002.
Hon. James V. Hansen,
Chairman, Committee on Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 1906, the
Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park Addition Act of
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Deborah Reis.
Barry B. Anderson
(For Dan L. Crippen, Director).
H.R. 1906--Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park Addition Act
H.R. 1906 would authorize the expansion of the Pu`uhonua o
Honaunau National Historical Park. Specifically, the bill would
modify the park boundaries to add a 238-acre parcel of land
contiguous to the park, which the National Park Service (NPS)
could then acquire by purchase or donation. The legislation
would provide for additional expansion by authorizing the NPS
to acquire another 159 acres and to then redraw the park's
boundaries accordingly. Finally, H.R. 1906 would authorize the
appropriation of whatever amounts are necessary for land
acquisition and related activities.
Based on information provided by the NPS, CBO estimates
that the one-time costs to purchase and study the 238 acres
added by the legislation would be about $5 million, of which
$0.5 million was appropriated in 2002. Assuming appropriation
of the remaining amounts, we expect that the NPS would purchase
this acreage in 2003. We estimate that provisions authorizing
the acquisition of an additional 159 acres would have no
significant cost, because we expect that the agency would only
acquire acreage donated by the owners. Additional costs to
administer all land added to the park as a result of the bill
would be about $0.3 million annually, assuming the availability
of appropriated funds. Enacting H.R. 1906 would not affect
direct spending or receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go
procedures would not apply.
The legislation contains no intergovernmental or private-
sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
and would have no significant impact on the budgets of state,
local, or tribal governments.
On August 20, 2001, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S.
1057, the Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Addition Act of 2001, as ordered reported by the Senate
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on August 2, 2001.
The two versions of the legislation are identical. The
estimated costs are also identical, but no funds had been
appropriated for the project at the time of our earlier
The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Deborah Reis.
The 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 any State, local or
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 (existing law
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is
proposed is shown in roman):
SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF JULY 26, 1955
AN ACT To authorize the establishment of the City of Refuge National
Historical Park, in the Territory of Hawaii, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled, [That,
Section 1. (a) When title to such lands located on the
island of Hawaii, within the following-described area, as shall
be designated by the Secretary of the interior, in the exercise
of his judgment and discretion as necessary and suitable for
the purpose, shall have been vested in the United States, said
lands shall be set apart as the Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National
Historical Park, in the Territory of Hawaii, for the benefit
and inspiration of the people:
* * * * * * *
(b) The boundaries of Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National
Historical Park are hereby modified to include approximately
238 acres of lands and interests therein within the area
identified as ``Parcel A'' on the map entitled ``Pu`uhonua o
Honaunau National Historical Park Proposed Boundary Additions,
Ki`ilae Village'', numbered PUHO-P 415/82,013 and dated May,
(c) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire
approximately 159 acres of lands and interests therein within
the area identified as ``Parcel B'' on the map referenced in
subsection (b). Upon the acquisition of such lands or interests
therein, the Secretary shall modify the boundaries of Pu`uhonua
o Honaunau National Historical Park to include such lands or