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107th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     107-742

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            HOMESTEAD STEEL WORKS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE ACT

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October 11, 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. 635]

    The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill 
(H.R. 635) to establish the Steel Industry National Historic 
Park in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having considered the 
same, report favorably thereon with amendment and recommend 
that the bill as amended do pass.
    The amendments are as follows:
    Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Homestead Steel Works National 
Historic Site Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS, PURPOSES, AND DEFINITIONS.

    (a) Findings.--The Congress finds the following:
          (1) Certain sites and structures in the Commonwealth of 
        Pennsylvania symbolize in physical form the heritage of the 
        steel industry of the United States.
          (2) A very large proportion of the buildings and other 
        structures in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are nationally 
        significant historical resources, including the United States 
        Steel Homestead Works, the Carrie Furnace complex, and the Hot 
        Metal Bridge.
          (3) Despite substantial efforts for cultural preservation and 
        historical interpretation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
        and by individuals and public and private entities in the 
        Commonwealth, these buildings and other structures may be lost 
        without the assistance of the Federal Government.
    (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this Act are to ensure the 
preservation, interpretation, visitor enjoyment, and maintenance of the 
nationally significant historical and cultural sites and structures 
described in subsection (a) for the benefit and inspiration of present 
and future generations.
    (c) Definitions.--In this Act:
          (1) Historic site.--The term ``historic site'' means the 
        Homestead Steel Works National Historic Site established by 
        section 3.
          (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.

SEC. 3. HOMESTEAD STEEL WORKS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.

    (a) Establishment.--There is established in the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania the Homestead Steel Works National Historic Site as a unit 
of the National Park System.
    (b) Description.--The historic site shall be comprised of the 
following properties, each of which relate to the former United States 
Steel Homestead Works:
          (1) The historic location of the Battle of Homestead site in 
        the borough of Munhall, Pennsylvania, consisting of 
        approximately 3 acres of land, including the pumphouse and 
        water tower and related structures, within the property bounded 
        by the Monongahela River, the CSX railroad, Waterfront Drive, 
        and the Damascus-Marcegaglia Steel Mill.
          (2) The historic location of the Carrie Furnace complex in 
        the boroughs of Swissvale and Rankin, Pennsylvania, consisting 
        of approximately 35 acres of land, including blast furnaces 6 
        and 7, the ore yard, the cast house, the blowing engine house, 
        the AC power house, and related structures, within the property 
        bounded by the proposed southwesterly right-of-way line needed 
        to accommodate the Mon/Fayette Expressway and the relocated CSX 
        railroad right-of-way, the Monongahela River, and a property 
        line drawn northeast to southwest approximately 100 yards east 
        of the AC power house.
          (3) The historic location of the Hot Metal Bridge, consisting 
        of the Union railroad bridge and its approaches, spanning the 
        Monongahela River and connecting the mill sites in the boroughs 
        of Rankin and Munhall, Pennsylvania.
          (4) All other property included in the historic site by 
        Federal law or acquired by the Secretary for inclusion in the 
        historic site pursuant to section 4 or other Federal law.

SEC. 4. ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY.

    To further the purposes of this Act, the Secretary may acquire, by 
donation, property for inclusion in the historic site as follows:
          (1) Any land or interest in land with respect to the property 
        identified in paragraphs (1), (2), or (3) of section 3(b).
          (2) Up to 10 acres of land adjacent to or in the general 
        proximity of the property identified in paragraphs (1), (2), or 
        (3) of section 3(b), for the development of visitor, 
        administrative, museum, curatorial, and maintenance facilities.
          (3) Personal property associated with, and appropriate for, 
        the interpretation of the historic site.

SEC. 5. ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall administer the historic site 
in accordance with this Act and the provisions of law generally 
applicable to units of the National Park System, including the Act of 
August 25, 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), and the Act of August 21, 1935 
(16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.).
    (b) Cooperative Agreements.--
          (1) In general.--To further the purposes of this Act, the 
        Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement with any 
        interested individual, public or private agency, organization, 
        or institution.
          (2) Contrary purposes.--Any payment made by the Secretary 
        pursuant to a cooperative agreement under this subsection shall 
        be subject to an agreement that conversion, use, or disposal of 
        the project so assisted for purposes contrary to the purpose of 
        this Act, as determined by the Secretary, shall result in a 
        right of the United States to reimbursement of all funds made 
        available to such a project or the proportion of the increased 
        value of the project attributable to such funds as determined 
        at the time of such conversion, use, or disposal, whichever is 
        greater.
    (c) Technical and Preservation Assistance.--The Secretary may 
provide technical assistance to any person for--
          (1) the preservation of historic structures within the 
        historic site;
          (2) the maintenance of the natural and cultural landscape of 
        the historic site; and
          (3) local preservation planning for the historic site.

SEC. 6. GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN.

    (a) In General.--Not later than the last day of the third fiscal 
year beginning after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
shall, in consultation with the officials described in subsection (b), 
prepare a general management plan for the historic site.
    (b) Officials Consulted.--The officials described in this 
subsection are--
          (1) an appropriate official of each appropriate political 
        subdivision of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that has 
        jurisdiction over all or a portion of the historic site; and
          (2) an appropriate official of the Steel Industry Heritage 
        Corporation.
    (c) Submission of Plan to Congress.--Upon the completion of the 
general management plan, the Secretary shall submit a copy of the plan 
to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the 
Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives.

    Amend the title so as to read:

      A bill to establish the Homestead Steel Works National 
Historic Site in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 635, as ordered reported, is to 
establish the Homestead Steel Works National Historic Site in 
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    In 1996, Congress designated the Rivers of Steel National 
Heritage Area in southwestern Pennsylvania to help preserve, 
interpret, and manage the historic, cultural, and natural 
resources related to the steel industry. From 1875 to 1980, 
southwestern Pennsylvania was the ``steel making capital of the 
world'' producing steel for the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire 
State Building. The Heritage Area encompasses 3,000 square 
miles in seven counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, 
Westmoreland, Greene, Fayette and Washington.
    Located within the Heritage Area is the United States Steel 
Homestead Works--site of the 1892 bloody Homestead Steel 
Strike, the Carrie Furnace complex--last of the giant blast 
furnaces from the Homestead Works, and the Hot Metal Bridge.
    H.R. 635 would create a 38-acre National Historic Park 
within the National Heritage Area to further highlight the 
historic significance of the Homestead Works, the Carrie 
Furnace and the Hot Metal Bridge.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 635 was introduced on February 14, 2001, by 
Congressman Mike Doyle. 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. 
The Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public 
Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 635 by 
unanimous consent. Congressman George Radanovich (R-CA) offered 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute to change the 
designation from a National Park to a Historic Site. It was 
adopted by unanimous consent. The bill, as amended, 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. The Committee on Resources 
believes that enactment of this bill will not have a 
significant effect on the federal budget.
    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. This bill does 
not authorize funding and therefore, clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives does not 
apply.
    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 requested but not received a cost 
estimate for this bill from the Director of the Congressional 
Budget Office.

                    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.