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107th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     107-711

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      SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN OF THE REVOLUTION HERITAGE AREA STUDY ACT

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October 1, 2002.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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  Mr. Hansen, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4830]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill 
(H.R. 4830) to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct 
a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing the 
Southern Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area in South 
Carolina, and for other purposes, having considered the same, 
report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that 
the bill do pass.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 4830 is to direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasability 
of establishing the Southern Campaign of the Revolution 
Heritage Area in South Carolina.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The State of South Carolina claims more Revolutionary War 
era sites than any other state. In addition, a South Carolina 
Department of Archives and History publication lists more than 
``200 pitched battles, smaller skirmishes, raids, frontier 
massacres, captures of key military posts with or without 
bloodshed, important arms seizures and military incidents 
celebrated in local folklore.'' This area is also home to Kings 
Mountain National Military Park, Cowpens National Battlefield, 
and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, Ninety Six 
National Historic Site (NHS), Fort Moultrie NHS, Charles 
Pinckney NHS, and Andrew Jackson State Park, as well as many 
other public and private sites and communities relating to the 
Revolutionary War.
    Existing organizational efforts include the Cradle Of 
Democracy project currently being undertaken by the South 
Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and the 
non-profit Palmetto Conservation Foundation, which will build 
on the recent opening of Musgrove Mill State Park and other 
opportunities for interpreting Revolutionary War era assets 
throughout the state.
    H.R. 4830 would help determine if the proposed Southern 
Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area would tie these assets 
together to protect natural and cultural resources of national 
significance, create a high quality visitor experience, a 
coherent regional identity, and opportunity for region-wide 
interpretation of its diverse populations and rich cultural 
history.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 4830 was introduced on May 23, 2002 by Congressman 
John Spratt (D-SC). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee on 
National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands. On September 12, 
2002, the Full Resources Committee met to consider the bill and 
the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public 
Lands was discharged from further consideration. No amendments 
were offered and the bill was then ordered favorably reported 
to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

            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 direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasability 
of establishing the Southern Campaign of the Revolution 
Heritage Area in South Carolina, and for other purposes.
    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 30, 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. 4830, the Southern 
Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area Study Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact for this 
estimate is Deborah Reis.
            Sincerely,
                                          Barry B. Anderson
                                    (For Dan L. Crippen, Director).
    Enclosure.

H.R. 4830--Southern Campaign of the Revolution Heritage Area Study Act

    H.R. 4830 would direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
conduct a study of certain sites in North Carolina and South 
Carolina to determine their national significance as well as 
the feasibility and suitability of designating them 
collectively as the Southern Campaign of the Revolution 
Heritage Area. The study would include an analysis of the 
natural, historic, and cultural resources of the study area and 
would determine whether they provide significant conservation 
and recreational opportunities. The bill would require the 
Secretary to report findings and recommendations within three 
years of receiving funds for the study.
    CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4830 would cost the 
federal government $250,000 over the next few years to complete 
the required study and report, assuming the availability of 
appropriated funds. Enacting the bill would not affect direct 
spending or revenues.
    H.R. 4830 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.
    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 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing 
law.