H. Rept. 113-222 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)
September 20, 2013, As Reported by the Natural Resources Committee

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House Report 113-222 - REVISING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK TO INCLUDE THE GETTYSBURG TRAIN STATION AND CERTAIN LAND ALONG PLUM RUN IN CUMBERLAND TOWNSHIP, TO LIMIT THE MEANS BY WHICH PROPERTY WITHIN SUCH REVISED BOUNDARIES MAY BE ACQUIRED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES




[House Report 113-222]
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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-222

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  REVISING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK TO 
INCLUDE THE GETTYSBURG TRAIN STATION AND CERTAIN LAND ALONG PLUM RUN IN 
 CUMBERLAND TOWNSHIP, TO LIMIT THE MEANS BY WHICH PROPERTY WITHIN SUCH 
       REVISED BOUNDARIES MAY BE ACQUIRED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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 September 20, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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 Mr. Hastings of Washington, from the Committee on Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1513]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 1513) to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg 
National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station 
and certain land along Plum Run in Cumberland Township, to 
limit the means by which property within such revised 
boundaries may be acquired, 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. 1513 is to revise the boundaries of the 
Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg 
Train Station and certain land along Plum Run in Cumberland 
Township, and to limit the means by which property within such 
revised boundaries may be acquired.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    H.R. 1513 would revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg 
National Military Park to include the site known as Gettysburg 
Train Station in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and 45 acres of land 
located along Plum Run in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, 
into Gettysburg National Military Park. The historic train 
depot was where President Abraham Lincoln arrived and left town 
via train in 1863, when he gave the immortal Gettysburg 
Address. Currently, the depot is owned by the Borough of 
Gettysburg, but will be donated to the National Park Service. 
However, the depot would continue to be operated by local or 
nonprofit organizations. The 45 acres in Cumberland Township 
has already been donated to the Park Service, but needs to be 
incorporated into the boundaries to be part of the Park.
    H.R. 1513 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to 
acquire these properties by donation only. Additionally, owners 
would have to provide written consent prior to property being 
included into the boundary. The creation of buffer zones is 
also prohibited.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 1513 was introduced on April 11, 2013, by Congressman 
Scott Perry (R-PA). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. On June 6, 2013, 
the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. On July 24, 2013, 
the Full Natural Resources Committee met to consider the bill. 
The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation 
was discharged by unanimous consent. No amendments were 
offered, and the bill was adopted and 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 Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    Compliance with House Rule XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(1) 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)(2)(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. 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:

H.R. 1513--A bill to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National 
        Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station and 
        certain land along Plum Run in Cumberland Township, to limit 
        the means by which property within such revised boundaries may 
        be acquired, and for other purposes

    H.R. 1513 would expand the boundaries of the Gettysburg 
National Military Park in Pennsylvania to include two nearby 
properties. CBO expects that the National Park Service (NPS), 
which administers the park, would accept the donation of a 
small parcel of land containing the newly refurbished 
Gettysburg Train Station and a 45-acre tract of land along Plum 
Run in Cumberland Township.
    Based on information provided by NPS, CBO estimates that 
implementing H.R. 1513 would have no significant impact on the 
federal budget. Under the legislation, the additional 
properties could only be acquired through donations. We 
estimate that annual costs to operate and maintain the new 
properties would be minimal because the train station would 
continue to be operated by local or nonprofit organizations and 
the Plum Run acreage would be left undeveloped. Enacting H.R. 
1513 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, 
pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    H.R. 1513 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 Martin von 
Gnechten. The estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. Section 308(a) of 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. Based on 
information provided by NPS, CBO estimates that implementing 
H.R. 1513 would have no significant impact on the federal 
budget.
    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 revise the boundaries of the 
Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg 
Train Station and certain land along Plum Run in Cumberland 
Township, and to limit the means by which property within such 
revised boundaries may be acquired.

                           Earmark Statement

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    Compliance With Public Law 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       Compliance With H. Res. 5

    Directed Rule Making. The Chairman does not believe that 
this bill directs any executive branch official to conduct any 
specific rule-making proceedings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                Preemption of State, Local or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt any 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 italic and existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

                           PUBLIC LAW 101-377


 AN ACT To revise the boundary of Gettysburg National Military park in 
       the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK BOUNDARY REVISION.

  (a) Lands Included in the Park.--In furtherance of the 
purposes of the Act entitled ``An Act to establish a national 
military park at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania'', approved February 
11, 1895 (16 U.S.C. 430g et seq.), the Gettysburg National 
Military Park (hereafter in this Act referred to as the 
``park'') shall hereafter comprise the lands and interests in 
lands within the boundary generally depicted as ``Park 
Boundary'' on the map entitled ``Gettysburg National Military 
Park Boundary Map'', numbered NPS 305/80034-B, and dated March 
1990, which shall be on file and available for public 
inspection in the Office of the Director of the National Park 
Service, Department of the Interior.
  (b) Additional Land.--In addition to the land identified in 
subsection (a), the park shall also include the property 
commonly known as the Wills House located in the Borough of 
Gettysburg and identified as Tract P02-1 on the map entitled 
`Gettysburg National Military Park' numbered MARO 305/80,011 
Segment 2, and dated April 1981, revised May 14, 1999.
  (c) Lands Excluded From the Park.--Lands and interests in 
lands outside of the boundary so depicted as ``Park Boundary'' 
on the maps referred to in subsections (a) and (b) are hereby 
excluded from the park and shall be disposed of in accordance 
with the provisions of section 2(c).
  (d) Additional Land.--
          (1) Covered land; condition.--In addition to the land 
        identified in subsections (a) and (b), the park shall 
        include the following, as depicted on the maps titled 
        ``Gettysburg National Military Park Proposed Boundary 
        Addition'', numbered 305/80,045, and dated January 
        2010, if the owner of the property has provided written 
        consent to inclusion:
                  (A) The land and interests in land commonly 
                known as the ``Gettysburg Train Station'' and 
                its immediate surroundings in the Borough of 
                Gettysburg.
                  (B) The land and interests in land located 
                along Plum Run in Cumberland Township.
          (2) Rule of construction.--Nothing in paragraph (1), 
        the acquisition of property within the area described 
        in such paragraph, or the management plan for such 
        acquired property shall be construed to create buffer 
        zones outside of such property. That an activity or use 
        can be seen or heard from within such acquired property 
        shall not preclude the conduct of that activity or use 
        outside such property.

SEC. 2. ACQUISITION AND DISPOSAL OF LANDS.

  (a) General Authority.--The Secretary is authorized to 
acquire lands and interests in lands within the park by 
donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, 
exchange, or otherwise, except that the Secretary is authorized 
to acquire property within the area described in section 1(d) 
by donation only. In acquiring lands and interests in lands 
under this Act, the Secretary shall acquire the minimum Federal 
interests necessary to achieve the objectives identified for 
specific areas and the park.
  (b) Authority to Convey Freehold and Leasehold Interests 
Within Park.--The Secretary may convey lands and interests in 
lands within the park authorized in accordance with subsection 
(a) of the Act of July 15, 1968 (16 U.S.C. 460l-22), except 
that, notwithstanding subsection (d) of that section, the net 
proceeds from any such conveyance may be used, subject to 
appropriations, to acquire lands and interests within the park.
  (c) Conveyance of Lands Excluded From Park.--(1) The 
Secretary is authorized, in accordance with applicable existing 
law, to exchange Federal lands and interests excluded from the 
park pursuant to section 1(c) for the purpose of acquiring 
lands within the park boundary.
  (2) If any such Federal lands or interests are not exchanged 
within five years after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary may sell any or all such lands or interests to the 
highest bidder, in accordance with such regulations as the 
Secretary may prescribe, but any such conveyance shall be at 
not less than the fair market value of the land or interest, as 
determined by the Secretary.
  (3) All Federal lands and interests sold or exchanged 
pursuant to this subsection shall be subject to such terms and 
conditions as will assure the use of the property in a manner 
which, in the judgment of the Secretary, will protect the park 
and the Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District (hereafter in 
this Act referred to as the ``historic district''). 
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the net proceeds 
from any such sale or exchange shall be used, subject to 
appropriations, to acquire lands and interests within the park.
  (d) Relinquishment of Legislative Jurisdiction to 
Pennsylvania.--With respect to any lands over which the United 
States exercises exclusive or concurrent legislative 
jurisdiction and which are excluded from the park pursuant to 
section 1(c), the Secretary may relinquish to the State of 
Pennsylvania such exclusive or concurrent legislative 
jurisdiction by filing with the Governor a notice of 
relinquishment to take effect upon acceptance thereof, unless 
otherwise provided by the laws of the State.

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