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114th Congress }                                      {  Rept. 114-576
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session    }                                      {    Part 1

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                  NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL ACT

                                _______
                                

  May 19, 2016.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 4680]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 4680) to prepare the National Park Service for 
its Centennial in 2016 and for a second century of promoting 
and protecting the natural, historic, and cultural resources of 
our National Parks for the enjoyment of present and future 
generations, and for other purposes, 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``National Park 
Service Centennial Act''.
  (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Purpose.
Sec. 3. Definitions.

            TITLE I--NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE FUND

Sec. 101. National Park Centennial Challenge Fund.
Sec. 102. Comparable pass cost for seniors.
Sec. 103. Signature projects and programs.
Sec. 104. Donations.
Sec. 105. Summary to Congress.

              TITLE II--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT

Sec. 201. Short title.
Sec. 202. Second century endowment for the National Park Service.

           TITLE III--NATIONAL PARK NEXT GENERATION STEWARDS

Sec. 301. National Park Service interpretation and education.
Sec. 302. Public Land Corps amendments.
Sec. 303. Volunteers in the parks.

             TITLE IV--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION AUTHORITIES

Sec. 401. Board of directors.
Sec. 402. Authorization of appropriations.

                         TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS

Sec. 501. National Historic Preservation Act.

SEC. 2. PURPOSE.

  It is the purpose of this Act to establish a fund in the Treasury to 
finance signature projects and programs to enhance the National Park 
System as it approaches its centennial in 2016 and to prepare the parks 
for another century of conservation, preservation, and enjoyment.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

  In this Act:
          (1) Challenge fund.--The term ``Challenge Fund'' means the 
        National Park Centennial Challenge Fund established in title I.
          (2) Director.--The term ``Director'' means the Director of 
        the National Park Service.
          (3) Endowment.--The term ``Endowment'' means the Second 
        Century Endowment for the National Park Service established by 
        title II.
          (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.
          (5) Signature project or program.--The term ``signature 
        project or program'' means any project or program identified by 
        the Secretary as one that will help prepare the national parks 
        for another century of conservation, preservation, and 
        enjoyment.
          (6) Qualified donation.--The term ``qualified donation'' 
        means a cash donation, or the binding pledge of a cash donation 
        that is guaranteed by an irrevocable letter of credit, to the 
        National Park Service that the Director certifies shall be used 
        for a signature project or program.

            TITLE I--NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE FUND

SEC. 101. NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE FUND.

  (a) Establishment.--There is hereby established in the Treasury a 
fund to be known as the ``National Park Centennial Challenge Fund''. 
The Challenge Fund shall consist of--
          (1) qualified donations that are transferred from the 
        National Park Service donation account in accordance with 
        section 104(a); and
          (2) hereafter, an amount equal to the qualified donations 
        received under section 104(a), not to exceed amounts 
        accumulated under section 102, including any carryover from 
        previous fiscal years.
  (b) Availability.--All amounts transferred or appropriated to the 
Challenge Fund shall be available to the Secretary for signature 
projects and programs, without further appropriation, until expended.

SEC. 102. COMPARABLE PASS COST FOR SENIORS.

  The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (16 U.S.C. 6801, Public 
Law 108-447, division J, title VIII) is amended in section 805(b)(1)--
          (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting ``(A) The 
        Secretary'';
          (2) by striking ``, at a cost of $10.00,'';
          (3) by striking ``shall be valid for the lifetime of the pass 
        holder.'' and inserting the following: ``shall be available--
                  ``(i) for a period of 12 months from the date of the 
                issuance, at a cost of $20; and
                  ``(ii) for the lifetime of the passholder, at a cost 
                equal to the cost of the National Parks and Federal 
                Recreational Lands Pass purchased under subsection 
                (a).''; and
          (4) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(B) Amounts in excess of $10 that are charged by the 
        National Park Service for a pass under subparagraph (A)(i) 
        shall be deposited in the National Park Centennial Challenge 
        Fund established under section 101(a) of the National Park 
        Service Centennial Act.''.

SEC. 103. SIGNATURE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS.

  (a) List.--The Secretary shall--
          (1) develop a list of signature projects and programs 
        eligible for funding from the Challenge Fund; and
          (2) submit the list developed under paragraph (1) (and 
        updated under subsection (b)) to the Committees on 
        Appropriations and Natural Resources of the House of 
        Representatives and the Committees on Appropriations and Energy 
        and Natural Resources of the Senate.
  (b) Updates.--The Secretary may, from time to time as the Secretary 
finds appropriate, add any signature project or program to the list and 
provide notice of such addition as required by subsection (a).

SEC. 104. DONATIONS.

  (a) Qualified Donations.--The Secretary may transfer to the Challenge 
Fund any qualified donation received by the National Park Service.
  (b) Solicitation.--Nothing in this title shall be construed to expand 
the authority of the National Park Service and its employees to receive 
or solicit donations.

SEC. 105. SUMMARY TO CONGRESS.

  The Secretary shall provide with the submission of the President's 
budget a summary of the status and funding of the signature projects 
and programs.

              TITLE II--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT

SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE.

  This title may be cited as the ``National Park Foundation Endowment 
Act''.

SEC. 202. SECOND CENTURY ENDOWMENT FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.

  (a) Second Century Endowment.--Chapter 1011 of title 54, United 
States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following:

``Sec. 101121. Second Century Endowment for the National Park Service

  ``(a) Second Century Endowment.--To further the mission of the 
Service, the National Park Foundation shall establish a special account 
to be known as the `Second Century Endowment for the National Park 
Service'.
          ``(1) Funds for the endowment.--
                  ``(A) The Endowment shall consist of any gifts, 
                devises, or bequests that are provided to the National 
                Park Foundation for such purpose.
                  ``(B) The National Park Foundation shall deposit any 
                funds received for the Endowment in a federally insured 
                interest-bearing account or may invest funds in 
                appropriate security obligations, as directed by the 
                Board of Directors.
                  ``(C)(i) The Secretary shall, either directly or 
                through a concessions contract, lease, or similar 
                instrument, impose a fee in a System unit in addition 
                to the daily cost of lodging in facilities in that 
                System unit. Amounts collected under this clause shall 
                be deposited into the Endowment.
                  ``(ii) The Secretary shall ensure that a fee imposed 
                under this subparagraph in a System unit does not raise 
                the aggregate amount of fees imposed by local, State, 
                and Federal governments to more than 5 percent of the 
                base daily cost of lodging in facilities in that System 
                unit.
                  ``(iii) No fees may be charged under this 
                subparagraph within a unit of the National Park System 
                for--
                          ``(I) employees of the National Park System, 
                        including seasonal employees or employees of 
                        concessioners, who live in housing provided in 
                        a national park due to their employment and 
                        house guests of such employees;
                          ``(II) persons engaged in residential 
                        educational and interpretive programs who are 
                        lodged in national park facilities while 
                        participating in these programs; and
                          ``(III) lodging on private property within a 
                        unit of the National Park System.
                  ``(D) Any accrued interest or dividends earned on 
                funds received for the Endowment shall be added to the 
                principal and form a part of the Endowment.
          ``(2) Use of funds.--
                  ``(A) The National Park Foundation shall use funds 
                deposited in the Endowment for projects and activities 
                approved by the Secretary that further the mission and 
                purposes of the Service.
                  ``(B) In administering the Endowment each fiscal 
                year, the National Park Foundation shall be guided by 
                the District of Columbia Uniform Prudent Management of 
                Institutional Funds Act of 2007 (D.C. Code Sec.  44-
                1631 et seq.), including section 44-1633 on 
                expenditures.
                  ``(C) No funds received for the Endowment shall be 
                used by the National Park Foundation for administrative 
                expenses of the Foundation, including for salaries, 
                travel and transportation expenses, and other overhead 
                expenses.
  ``(b) Summary.--Beginning 2 years after the date of the enactment of 
this section, the National Park Foundation shall include with its 
annual report a summary of the status of the Endowment. The summary 
shall include--
          ``(1) a statement of the amounts deposited in the Endowment 
        during the fiscal year;
          ``(2) the amount of the balance remaining in the Endowment at 
        the end of the fiscal year; and
          ``(3) a description of the sums and purposes of the 
        expenditures made from the Endowment for the fiscal year.''.
  (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 1011 of 
title 54, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the 
following:

``101121. Second Century Endowment for the National Park Service.''.

           TITLE III--NATIONAL PARK NEXT GENERATION STEWARDS

SEC. 301. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION.

  (a) In General.--Title 54, United States Code, is amended by 
inserting after chapter 1007 the following:

              ``CHAPTER 1008--EDUCATION AND INTERPRETATION

``Sec.
``100801. Purposes.
``100802. Definitions.
``100803. Interpretation and education authority.
``100804. Interpretation and education evaluation and quality 
improvement.
``100805. Improved use of partners and volunteers in interpretation and 
education.

``Sec. 100801. Purposes

  ``The purposes of this chapter are--
          ``(1) to more effectively achieve the mission of the Service 
        by providing clear authority and direction for interpretation 
        and education programs that are carried out by the Service 
        under separate authorities;
          ``(2) to ensure that the public encounters a variety of 
        interpretive and educational opportunities and services during 
        their visits to our System units;
          ``(3) to recognize that the Service provides lifelong 
        learning opportunities and contributes to interdisciplinary 
        learning in traditional and non-traditional educational 
        settings; and
          ``(4) to provide opportunities for all people to find 
        relevance in the System and to strengthen public understanding 
        of our natural and cultural heritage.

``Sec. 100802. Definitions

  ``As used in this chapter:
          ``(1) Interpretation.--The term `interpretation'--
                  ``(A) means providing opportunities for people to 
                form intellectual and emotional connections to gain 
                awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the 
                resources of the System; and
                  ``(B) may refer to the professional career field of 
                Service employees, volunteers, and partners who 
                interpret the resources of the System.
          ``(2) Education.--The term `education' means enhancing public 
        awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the resources of 
        the System through learner-centered, place-based materials, 
        programs, and activities that achieve specific learning 
        objectives as identified in a curriculum.
          ``(3) Related areas.--The term `related areas' means--
                  ``(A) national wild and scenic rivers and national 
                trails;
                  ``(B) national heritage areas; and
                  ``(C) affiliated areas administered in connection 
                with the System.

``Sec. 100803. Interpretation and education authority

  ``The Secretary shall ensure that management of System units and 
related areas is enhanced by the availability and use of a broad 
program of the highest quality interpretation and education.

``Sec. 100804. Interpretation and education evaluation and quality 
                    improvement

  ``The Secretary may undertake a program of regular evaluation of 
interpretation and education programs to ensure that they--
          ``(1) adjust to how people learn and engage with the natural 
        world and shared heritage as embodied in the System;
          ``(2) reflect different cultural backgrounds, ages, 
        education, gender, abilities, ethnicity, and needs;
          ``(3) demonstrate innovative approaches to management and 
        appropriately incorporate emerging learning and communications 
        technology; and
          ``(4) reflect current scientific and academic research, 
        content, methods, and audience analysis.

``Sec. 100805. Improved use of partners and volunteers in 
                    interpretation and education

  ``The Secretary may--
          ``(1) coordinate with park partners and volunteers in the 
        delivery of quality programs and services to supplement those 
        provided by the Service as part of a park's Long Range 
        Interpretive Plan;
          ``(2) support interpretive partners by providing 
        opportunities to participate in interpretive training; and
          ``(3) collaborate with other Federal and non-Federal public 
        or private agencies, organizations, or institutions for the 
        purposes of developing, promoting, and making available 
        educational opportunities related to resources of the System 
        and programs.''.
  (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of chapters at the beginning of 
title 54, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to chapter 1007 the following new item:

``1008. Education and Interpretation........................  100801''.

SEC. 302. PUBLIC LAND CORPS AMENDMENTS.

  The Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-82; 16 U.S.C. 
1721) is amended--
          (1) in section 203(10)(A), by striking ``25'' and inserting 
        ``30'';
          (2) in section 204(b), by striking ``25'' and inserting 
        ``30''; and
          (3) in section 207(c)(2), by striking ``120 days'' and 
        inserting ``2 years''.

SEC. 303. VOLUNTEERS IN THE PARKS.

  Section 102301(d) of title 54, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``not more than $7,000,000'' and inserting ``not more than 
$10,000,000''.

             TITLE IV--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION AUTHORITIES

SEC. 401. BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

  Chapter 1011 of title 54, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in section 101112--
                  (A) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
  ``(a) Membership.--The National Park Foundation shall consist of a 
Board having as members no fewer than 6 private citizens of the United 
States appointed by the Secretary. The Secretary and the Director shall 
be non-voting members of the Board, ex officio.''; and
                  (B) by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
  ``(c) Chairman.--The Chairman shall be elected by the Board from its 
members for a two-year term.''; and
          (2) in section 101113(a)--
                  (A) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3); 
                and
                  (B) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
          ``(2) Coordination with service.--Activities of the National 
        Park Foundation under paragraph (1) shall be undertaken after 
        consultation with the Director to ensure that those activities 
        are consistent with the programs and policies of the 
        Service.''.

SEC. 402. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

  (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--Chapter 1011 of title 54, 
United States Code, is further amended by adding after section 101121 
the following:

``Sec. 101122. Authorization of appropriations

  ``(a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to carry 
out this subchapter $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2017 through 
2023.
  ``(b) Requirement of Advance Payment.--The amount made available for 
a fiscal year under subsection (a) shall be provided to the National 
Park Foundation in an advance payment of the entire amount on October 1 
of the fiscal year, or as soon as practicable thereafter.
  ``(c) Use of Appropriated Funds.--Amounts made available under 
subsection (a) shall be provided to the National Park Foundation for 
use for matching, on a 1-to-1 basis, contributions (whether in 
currency, services, or property) made to the Foundation.
  ``(d) Prohibition Use for Administrative Expenses.--No Federal funds 
made available under subsection (a) shall be used by the National Park 
Foundation for administrative expenses of the Foundation, including for 
salaries, travel and transportation expenses, and other overhead 
expenses.
  ``(e) Prohibition Use for Investment.--The National Park Foundation 
shall not place Federal funds made available under subsection (a) into 
any fund that will be invested or earn interest in any way.''.
  (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 1011 of 
title 54, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the 
following:

``101122. Authorization of appropriations.''.

                         TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS

SEC. 501. NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT.

  (a) Additional Member.--Section 304101(a) of title 54, United States 
Code, is amended--
          (1) by redesignating paragraphs (8), (9), (10), and (11) as 
        paragraphs (9), (10), (11), and (12), respectively; and
          (2) by inserting after paragraph (7) the following:
          ``(8) The General Chairman of the National Association of 
        Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.''.
  (b) Full-Time Chairman.--Section 304101 of title 54, United States 
Code, is further amended--
          (1) by redesignating subsections (e) and (f) as subsections 
        (f) and (g), respectively; and
          (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
  ``(e) Chairman.--(1) After January 20, 2017, the Chairman shall--
          ``(A) be appointed by the President;
          ``(B) serve at the will of the President;
          ``(C) serve full time; and
          ``(D) be compensated at the rate provided for Level V of the 
        Executive Schedule Pay Rates (5 U.S.C. 5316).
  ``(2) The Chairman shall serve for a term of 4 years and may be 
reappointed once, for a total of not more than 8 years of service as 
Chairman, except that a Chairman whose appointment has expired under 
this paragraph shall serve until his or her successor has been 
appointed. The term of a Chairman shall start (regardless of actual 
appointment date) on January 20 after each general Presidential 
election. The first Chairman appointed after the date of enactment of 
this paragraph shall have a first term commencing on January 20, 2017, 
and ending on January 19, 2021.
  ``(3) The Chairmen before the first appointment of a Chairman in 
accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection shall receive $100 per 
diem when engaged in the performance of the duties of the Council, and 
shall receive reimbursement for necessary traveling and subsistence 
expenses incurred by them in the performance of the duties of the 
Council.''; and
          (3) in subsection (f) (as redesignated), by striking ``may 
        act in place'' and inserting ``shall perform the functions''.
  (c) Conforming Changes.--
          (1) Section 304101 of title 54, United States Code, is 
        further amended--
                  (A) in subsection (b), by striking ``, (7), and (8)'' 
                and inserting ``and (7) through (9)'';
                  (B) in subsection (c)--
                          (i) by striking ``under paragraphs (1) and 
                        (9) to (11)'' and inserting ``under paragraphs 
                        (10) through (12)''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``An appointed member may 
                        not serve more than 2 terms'' and inserting 
                        ``An appointed member, other than the Chairman 
                        of the Council, may not serve more than 2 
                        terms'';
                  (C) in subsection (f) (as redesignated), by striking 
                ``paragraph (5), (6), (9), or (10)'' and inserting 
                ``paragraph (5), (6), (10), or (11)''; and
                  (D) in subsection (g) (as redesignated), by striking 
                ``Twelve members'' and inserting ``Thirteen members''.
          (2) Section 304104 of title 54, United States Code, is 
        amended by inserting after the first sentence the following: 
        ``The Chairman of the Council shall be compensated as provided 
        in subsection (e) of section 304101.''.
          (3) Section 304105(a) of title 54, United States Code, is 
        amended--
                  (A) by striking ``report directly to the Council'' 
                and inserting ``report directly to the Chairman''; and
                  (B) by striking ``duties as the Council may 
                prescribe'' and inserting ``duties as the Chairman may 
                prescribe''.
          (4) Section 5316 of title 5, United States Code, is amended 
        by adding at the end the following new item: ``Chairman of the 
        Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.''.
  (d) Clarification.--Subsection (b) and subsection (d) of section 
311103 of title 54, United States Code, are amended by striking 
``Council'' each place it appears and inserting ``Chairman of the 
Council''.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of H.R. 4680 is to prepare the National Park 
Service for its Centennial in 2016 and for a second century of 
promoting and protecting the natural, historic, and cultural 
resources of our National Parks for the enjoyment of present 
and future generations.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    August 25, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing 
of the National Park Service Organic Act. This Act created the 
National Park Service (NPS), a new federal bureau within the 
Department of the Interior responsible for promoting and 
protecting 35 national parks and monuments. The National Park 
System has grown significantly since 1916 and now comprises 
more than 400 units covering over 84 million acres in all 50 
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, 
Guam, Saipan, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    In preparing the parks for the next century of public use 
and enjoyment, NPS faces a number of challenges, chief among 
them being the $11.9 billion deferred maintenance backlog. As 
NPS gradually took on new responsibilities and Congress voted 
to add new units, NPS fell behind on necessary projects. These 
projects include maintaining trails, fixing wastewater systems, 
and repairing deteriorating roads and bridges. In addition to 
deferred maintenance, NPS also faces challenges with fee 
collection, technological upgrades, and management of 
concessions contracts for visitor services.
    H.R. 4680, the National Park Service Centennial Act, 
celebrates the NPS centennial by providing NPS with additional 
tools and authorities it can use to enhance visitor experience 
and better promote and protect the parks. One important tool 
created by H.R. 4680 is a Centennial Challenge Fund, which NPS 
can use to leverage philanthropic investments for signature 
projects through a 1:1 federal to private dollar match. In 2015 
and 2016, NPS selected more than 150 projects to leverage $25 
million in Congressional appropriations with more than $45 
million matching funds from partner organizations across the 
country. Additionally, H.R. 4680 creates a Second Century 
Endowment at the National Park Foundation which will grow over 
time from gifts, devises, bequests, and other funding provided 
to the Foundation. Other provisions will allow NPS to expand 
its Volunteers in Parks and Public Lands Corps programs.
    The Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative 
hearing on a discussion draft of the ``National Park Service 
Centennial Act'' on December 2, 2015.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 4680 was introduced on March 3, 2016, by Congressman 
Rob Bishop (R-UT). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee, to the 
Subcommittee on Federal Lands. The bill was additionally 
referred to the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce. On March 15, 2016, the Natural 
Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The Subcommittee 
was discharged by unanimous consent. Congressman Bishop offered 
an amendment designated #1; it was adopted by voice vote. 
Congressman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) offered and withdrew 
amendments designated 001 and 009. Congressman Jared Huffman 
(D-CA) offered and withdrew amendments designated 004 and 145. 
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) offered and withdrew an 
amendment designated 034. Congressman Huffman offered an 
amendment designated 143; it was not adopted by a roll call 
vote of 13 yeas to 15 nays, as follows:



    Congressman Grijalva offered an amendment designated 010; 
it was not adopted by a bipartisan roll call vote of 14 yeas to 
23 nays, as follows:



    Congressman Alan S. Lowenthal (D-CA) offered an amendment 
designated 008; it was not adopted by a roll call vote of 15 
yeas to 22 nays, as follows:



    No other amendments were offered, and the bill, as amended, 
was ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives 
by voice vote on March 16, 2016.

            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:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                      Washington, DC, May 17, 2016.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4680, the National 
Park Service Centennial Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Marin 
Burnett.
            Sincerely,
                                                        Keith Hall.
    Enclosure.

H.R. 4680--National Park Service Centennial Act

    Summary: H.R. 4680 would authorize appropriations for 
certain programs of the National Park Service (NPS) and the 
National Park Foundation (NPF). In addition the bill would 
increase the amount NPS collects (and is authorized to spend) 
from the sale of passes to enter national parks and from fees 
on lodging in national parks.
    CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $140 
million over the 2017-2021 period and an additional $65 million 
after 2021, assuming appropriation of the specified amounts.
    CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would increase 
both offsetting receipts from the sale of NPS passes and 
lodging fees and direct spending of the proceeds. In addition, 
the bill would establish the Centennial Challenge Fund to 
accept donations to the NPS. The NPS could spend any donated 
amounts without further appropriations. CBO estimates that 
enacting the legislation would result in a small net increase 
in receipts of about $2 million over the 2017-2026 period, 
because spending of the proceeds would lag behind collections 
over the next 10 years. Because H.R. 4680 would affect direct 
spending, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the 
legislation would not affect revenues.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4680 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
    H.R. 4680 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) 
and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    Estimated cost to the Federal Government: The estimated 
budgetary effect of H.R. 4680 is shown in the following table. 
The costs of this legislation fall within budget function 300 
(natural resources and environment).

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            By fiscal year, in millions of dollars--
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2017       2018       2019       2020       2021    2017-2021
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                                INCREASES IN SPENDING SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION\a\
 
Authorization Level                                    28         28         28         28         28        140
Estimated Outlays                                      28         28         28         28         28       140
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\a\In addition, CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4680 would reduce direct spending by $2 million over the 2017-
  2026 period.

    Basis of estimate: For this estimate, CBO assumes that H.R. 
4680 will be enacted near the end of 2016, and that the 
specified amounts will be appropriated each year. Estimated 
outlays are based on historical spending patterns.

Changes in spending subject to appropriation

    The legislation would increase the annual amount authorized 
to be appropriated for the Volunteers in Parks program by $3 
million, from $7 million to $10 million. It also would 
authorize an annual appropriation of $25 million for the 
National Park Foundation for fiscal years 2017 through 2023. 
CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost of $140 
million over the 2017-2021 period, and an additional $65 
million after 2021, assuming appropriation of the specified 
amounts.

Changes in direct spending

    H.R. 4680 would establish the Centennial Challenge Fund and 
allow NPS to collect and spend any donations to that fund to 
preserve or enhance the national parks. Additionally, the bill 
would authorize the NPS to collect new fees for lodging 
facilities in the national parks and would increase the fees 
for certain NPS entrance passes. Those additional receipts can 
be spent without further appropriation. CBO estimates that 
enacting the legislation would result in a small net increase 
in receipts of about $2 million over the 2017-2026 period, 
because spending would lag behind collections over the next 10 
years.
    Pay-As-You-Go considerations: The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go 
Act of 2010 establishes budget-reporting and enforcement 
procedures for legislation affecting direct spending or 
revenues. The net changes in outlays that are subject to those 
pay-as-you-go procedures are shown in the following table.

         CBO ESTIMATE OF PAY-AS-YOU-GO EFFECTS FOR H.R. 4680, AS ORDERED REPORTED BY THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES ON MARCH 16, 2016
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                                                                               By fiscal year, in millions of dollars--
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                                              2016   2017    2018    2019    2020    2021    2022    2023    2024    2025    2026   2016-2021  2016-2026
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                                                             NET DECREASE (-) IN THE DEFICIT
 
Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Impact.............      0      -2       0       0       0       0       0       0       0       0       0        -2         -2
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    Intergovernmental and private-sector impact: H.R. 4680 
contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as 
defined in UMRA and would not affect the budgets of state, 
local, or tribal governments.
    Increase in long term direct spending and deficits: CBO 
estimates that enacting H.R. 4680 would not increase net direct 
spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 
10-year periods beginning in 2027.
    Estimate prepared by: Federal costs: Marin Burnett; Impact 
on state, local, and tribal governments: Jon Sperl; Impact on 
the private sector: Logan Smith.
    Estimated approved by: H. Samuel Papenfuss, 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, credit authority, or an increase or decrease in 
revenues or tax expenditures. The Congressional Budget Office 
(CBO) estimates that implementing the bill would cost $140 
million over 2017-2021 and $65 million after 2021, subject to 
appropriation of those amounts. In addition, the bill would 
affect direct spending by increasing offsetting receipts and 
the direct spending of those receipts. This ``would result in a 
small net increase of receipts of about $2 million over the 
2017-2026 period''.
    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 prepare the National Park Service 
for its Centennial in 2016 and for a second century of 
promoting and protecting the natural, historic, and cultural 
resources for our National Parks for the enjoyment of present 
and future generations.

                           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 (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, and existing law in which no 
change is proposed is shown in roman):

                FEDERAL LANDS RECREATION ENHANCEMENT ACT




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DIVISION J--OTHER MATTERS

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TITLE VIII--FEDERAL LANDS RECREATION ENHANCEMENT ACT

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SEC. 805. RECREATION PASSES.

  (a) America the Beautiful--the National Parks and Federal 
Recreational Lands Pass.--
          (1) Availability and use.--The Secretaries shall 
        establish, and may charge a fee for, an interagency 
        national pass to be known as the ``America the 
        Beautiful--the National Parks and Federal Recreational 
        Lands Pass'', which shall cover the entrance fee and 
        standard amenity recreation fee for all Federal 
        recreational lands and waters for which an entrance fee 
        or a standard amenity recreation fee is charged.
          (2) Image competition for recreation pass.--The 
        Secretaries shall hold an annual competition to select 
        the image to be used on the National Parks and Federal 
        Recreational Lands Pass for a year. The competition 
        shall be open to the public and used as a means to 
        educate the American people about Federal recreational 
        lands and waters.
          (3) Notice of establishment.--The Secretaries shall 
        publish a notice in the Federal Register when the 
        National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is 
        first established and available for purchase.
          (4) Duration.--The National Parks and Federal 
        Recreational Lands Pass shall be valid for a period of 
        12 months from the date of the issuance of the 
        recreation pass to a passholder, except in the case of 
        the age and disability discounted passes issued under 
        subsection (b).
          (5) Price.--The Secretaries shall establish the price 
        at which the National Parks and Federal Recreational 
        Lands Pass will be sold to the public.
          (6) Sales locations and marketing.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary shall sell the 
                National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands 
                Pass at all Federal recreational lands and 
                waters at which an entrance fee or a standard 
                amenity recreation fee is charged and at such 
                other locations as the Secretaries consider 
                appropriate and feasible.
                  (B) Use of vendors.--The Secretary may enter 
                into fee management agreements as provided in 
                section 6.
                  (C) Marketing.--The Secretaries shall take 
                such actions as are appropriate to provide for 
                the active marketing of the National Parks and 
                Federal Recreational Lands Pass.
          (7) Administrative guidelines.--The Secretaries shall 
        issue guidelines on administration of the National 
        Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which shall 
        include agreement on price, the distribution of 
        revenues between the Federal land management agencies, 
        the sharing of costs, benefits provided, marketing and 
        design, adequate documentation for age and disability 
        discounts under subsection (b), and the issuance of 
        that recreation pass to volunteers. The Secretaries 
        shall take into consideration all relevant visitor and 
        sales data available in establishing the guidelines.
          (8) Development and implementation agreements.--The 
        Secretaries may enter into cooperative agreements with 
        governmental and nongovernmental entities for the 
        development and implementation of the National Parks 
        and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program.
          (9) Prohibition on other national recreation 
        passes.--The Secretary may not establish any national 
        recreation pass, except as provided in this section.
  (b) Discounted Passes.--
          (1) Age discount.--[The Secretary] (A) The Secretary 
        shall make the National Parks and Federal Recreational 
        Lands Pass available[, at a cost of $10.00,] to any 
        United States citizen or person domiciled in the United 
        States who is 62 years of age or older, if the citizen 
        or person provides adequate proof of such age and such 
        citizenship or residency. The National Parks and 
        Federal Recreational Lands Pass made available under 
        this subsection [shall be valid for the lifetime of the 
        pass holder.] shall be available--
                  (i) for a period of 12 months from the date 
                of the issuance, at a cost of $20; and
                  (ii) for the lifetime of the passholder, at a 
                cost equal to the cost of the National Parks 
                and Federal Recreational Lands Pass purchased 
                under subsection (a).
          (B) Amounts in excess of $10 that are charged by the 
        National Park Service for a pass under subparagraph 
        (A)(i) shall be deposited in the National Park 
        Centennial Challenge Fund established under section 
        101(a) of the National Park Service Centennial Act.
          (2) Disability discount.--The Secretary shall make 
        the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass 
        available, without charge, to any United States citizen 
        or person domiciled in the United States who has been 
        medically determined to be permanently disabled for 
        purposes of section 7(20)(B)(i) of the Rehabilitation 
        Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 705(20)(B)(i)), if the citizen 
        or person provides adequate proof of the disability and 
        such citizenship or residency. The National Parks and 
        Federal Recreational Lands Pass made available under 
        this subsection shall be valid for the lifetime of the 
        passholder.
  (c) Site-Specific Agency Passes.--The Secretary may establish 
and charge a fee for a site-specific pass that will cover the 
entrance fee or standard amenity recreation fee for particular 
Federal recreational lands and waters for a specified period 
not to exceed 12 months.
  (d) Regional Multientity Passes.--
          (1) Passes authorized.--The Secretary may establish 
        and charge a fee for a regional multientity pass that 
        will be accepted by one or more Federal land management 
        agencies or by one or more governmental or 
        nongovernmental entities for a specified period not to 
        exceed 12 months. To include a Federal land management 
        agency or governmental or nongovernmental entity over 
        which the Secretary does not have jurisdiction, the 
        Secretary shall obtain the consent of the head of such 
        agency or entity.
          (2) Regional multientity pass agreement.--In order to 
        establish a regional multientity pass under this 
        subsection, the Secretary shall enter into a regional 
        multientity pass agreement with all the participating 
        agencies or entities on price, the distribution of 
        revenues between participating agencies or entities, 
        the sharing of costs, benefits provided, marketing and 
        design, and the issuance of the pass to volunteers. The 
        Secretary shall take into consideration all relevant 
        visitor and sales data available when entering into 
        this agreement.
  (e) Discounted or Free Admission Days or Use.--The Secretary 
may provide for a discounted or free admission day or use of 
Federal recreational lands and waters.
  (f) Effect on Existing Passports and Permits.--
          (1) Existing passports.--A passport issued under 
        section 4 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act 
        of 1965 or title VI of the National Parks Omnibus 
        Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-391), such as 
        the Golden Eagle Passport, the Golden Age Passport, the 
        Golden Access Passport, and the National Parks 
        Passport, that was valid on the day before the 
        publication of the Federal Register notice required 
        under subsection (a)(3) shall be valid in accordance 
        with the terms agreed to at the time of issuance of the 
        passport, to the extent practicable, and remain in 
        effect until expired, lost, or stolen.
          (2) Permits.--A permit issued under section 4 of the 
        Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 that was 
        valid on the day before the date of the enactment of 
        this Act shall be valid and remain in effect until 
        expired, revoked, or suspended.

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                      TITLE 54, UNITED STATES CODE


                    Subtitle I--National Park System

          DIVISION A--ESTABLISHMENT AND GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

Chap.                                                               Sec.
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      Education and Interpretation................................100801
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                    SUBTITLE I--NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

DIVISION A--ESTABLISHMENT AND GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

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               CHAPTER 1008--EDUCATION AND INTERPRETATION

Sec.
100801. Purposes.
100802. Definitions.
100803. Interpretation and education authority.
100804. Interpretation and education evaluation and quality improvement.
100805. Improved use of partners and volunteers in interpretation and 
          education.

Sec. 100801. Purposes

  The purposes of this chapter are--
          (1) to more effectively achieve the mission of the 
        Service by providing clear authority and direction for 
        interpretation and education programs that are carried 
        out by the Service under separate authorities;
          (2) to ensure that the public encounters a variety of 
        interpretive and educational opportunities and services 
        during their visits to our System units;
          (3) to recognize that the Service provides lifelong 
        learning opportunities and contributes to 
        interdisciplinary learning in traditional and non-
        traditional educational settings; and
          (4) to provide opportunities for all people to find 
        relevance in the System and to strengthen public 
        understanding of our natural and cultural heritage.

Sec. 100802. Definitions

  As used in this chapter:
          (1) Interpretation.--The term ``interpretation''--
                  (A) means providing opportunities for people 
                to form intellectual and emotional connections 
                to gain awareness, appreciation, and 
                understanding of the resources of the System; 
                and
                  (B) may refer to the professional career 
                field of Service employees, volunteers, and 
                partners who interpret the resources of the 
                System.
          (2) Education.--The term ``education'' means 
        enhancing public awareness, understanding, and 
        appreciation of the resources of the System through 
        learner-centered, place-based materials, programs, and 
        activities that achieve specific learning objectives as 
        identified in a curriculum.
          (3) Related areas.--The term ``related areas'' 
        means--
                  (A) national wild and scenic rivers and 
                national trails;
                  (B) national heritage areas; and
                  (C) affiliated areas administered in 
                connection with the System.

Sec. 100803. Interpretation and education authority

  The Secretary shall ensure that management of System units 
and related areas is enhanced by the availability and use of a 
broad program of the highest quality interpretation and 
education.

Sec. 100804. Interpretation and education evaluation and quality 
                    improvement

  The Secretary may undertake a program of regular evaluation 
of interpretation and education programs to ensure that they--
          (1) adjust to how people learn and engage with the 
        natural world and shared heritage as embodied in the 
        System;
          (2) reflect different cultural backgrounds, ages, 
        education, gender, abilities, ethnicity, and needs;
          (3) demonstrate innovative approaches to management 
        and appropriately incorporate emerging learning and 
        communications technology; and
          (4) reflect current scientific and academic research, 
        content, methods, and audience analysis.

Sec. 100805. Improved use of partners and volunteers in interpretation 
                    and education

  The Secretary may--
          (1) coordinate with park partners and volunteers in 
        the delivery of quality programs and services to 
        supplement those provided by the Service as part of a 
        park's Long Range Interpretive Plan;
          (2) support interpretive partners by providing 
        opportunities to participate in interpretive training; 
        and
          (3) collaborate with other Federal and non-Federal 
        public or private agencies, organizations, or 
        institutions for the purposes of developing, promoting, 
        and making available educational opportunities related 
        to resources of the System and programs.

                        CHAPTER 1011--DONATIONS

                  SUBCHAPTER I--AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY

Sec.
101101. Authority to accept land, rights-of-way, buildings, other 
          property, and money.
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                 SUBCHAPTER II--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION

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101121. Second Century Endowment for the National Park Service.
101122. Authorization of appropriations.

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SUBCHAPTER II--NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION

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Sec. 101112. Board

  [(a) Membership.--The National Park Foundation shall consist 
of a Board having as members the Secretary, the Director, and 
no fewer than 6 private citizens of the United States appointed 
by the Secretary.]
  (a) Membership.--The National Park Foundation shall consist 
of a Board having as members no fewer than 6 private citizens 
of the United States appointed by the Secretary. The Secretary 
and the Director shall be non-voting members of the Board, ex 
officio.
  (b) Term of Office and Vacancies.--The term of the private 
citizen members of the Board is 6 years. If a successor is 
chosen to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a 
term, the successor shall be chosen only for the remainder of 
that term.
  [(c) Chairman and Secretary.--The Secretary shall be the 
Chairman of the Board and the Director shall be the Secretary 
of the Board.]
  (c) Chairman.--The Chairman shall be elected by the Board 
from its members for a two-year term.
  (d) Board Membership Not an Office.--Membership on the Board 
shall not be an office within the meaning of the statutes of 
the United States.
  (e) Quorum.--A majority of the members of the Board serving 
at any time shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business.
  (f) Seal.--The National Park Foundation shall have an 
official seal, which shall be judicially noticed.
  (g) Meetings.--The Board shall meet at the call of the 
Chairman and there shall be at least one meeting each year.
  (h) Compensation and Reimbursement.--No compensation shall be 
paid to the members of the Board for their services as members, 
but they shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary traveling 
and subsistence expenses incurred by them in the performance of 
their duties as members out of National Park Foundation funds 
available to the Board for those purposes.

Sec. 101113. Gifts, devises, or bequests

  (a) Authority To Accept Gifts, Devises, or Bequests.--
          (1) In general.--The National Park Foundation may 
        accept, receive, solicit, hold, administer, and use any 
        gifts, devises, or bequests, either absolutely or in 
        trust of real or personal property, or any income from, 
        or other interest in, the gift, devise, or bequest, for 
        the benefit of, or in connection with, the Service, its 
        activities, or its services.
          (2) Coordination with service.--Activities of the 
        National Park Foundation under paragraph (1) shall be 
        undertaken after consultation with the Director to 
        ensure that those activities are consistent with the 
        programs and policies of the Service.
          [(2)] (3) Gift, devise, or bequest that is 
        encumbered, restricted, or subject to beneficial 
        interests.--A gift, devise, or bequest may be accepted 
        by the National Park Foundation even though it is 
        encumbered, restricted, or subject to beneficial 
        interests of private persons if any current or future 
        interest in the gift, devise, or bequest is for the 
        benefit of the Service, its activities, or its 
        services.
  (b) When Gift, Devise, or Bequest May Not Be Accepted.--The 
National Park Foundation may not accept any gift, devise, or 
bequest that entails any expenditure other than from the 
resources of the Foundation.
  (c) Interest in Real Property.--For purposes of this section, 
an interest in real property includes easements or other rights 
for preservation, conservation, protection, or enhancement by 
and for the public of natural, scenic, historic, scientific, 
educational, inspirational, or recreational resources.

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Sec. 101121. Second Century Endowment for the National Park Service

  (a) Second Century Endowment.--To further the mission of the 
Service, the National Park Foundation shall establish a special 
account to be known as the ``Second Century Endowment for the 
National Park Service''.
          (1) Funds for the endowment.--
                  (A) The Endowment shall consist of any gifts, 
                devises, or bequests that are provided to the 
                National Park Foundation for such purpose.
                  (B) The National Park Foundation shall 
                deposit any funds received for the Endowment in 
                a federally insured interest-bearing account or 
                may invest funds in appropriate security 
                obligations, as directed by the Board of 
                Directors.
                  (C)(i) The Secretary shall, either directly 
                or through a concessions contract, lease, or 
                similar instrument, impose a fee in a System 
                unit in addition to the daily cost of lodging 
                in facilities in that System unit. Amounts 
                collected under this clause shall be deposited 
                into the Endowment.
                  (ii) The Secretary shall ensure that a fee 
                imposed under this subparagraph in a System 
                unit does not raise the aggregate amount of 
                fees imposed by local, State, and Federal 
                governments to more than 5 percent of the base 
                daily cost of lodging in facilities in that 
                System unit.
                  (iii) No fees may be charged under this 
                subparagraph within a unit of the National Park 
                System for--
                          (I) employees of the National Park 
                        System, including seasonal employees or 
                        employees of concessioners, who live in 
                        housing provided in a national park due 
                        to their employment and house guests of 
                        such employees;
                          (II) persons engaged in residential 
                        educational and interpretive programs 
                        who are lodged in national park 
                        facilities while participating in these 
                        programs; and
                          (III) lodging on private property 
                        within a unit of the National Park 
                        System.
                  (D) Any accrued interest or dividends earned 
                on funds received for the Endowment shall be 
                added to the principal and form a part of the 
                Endowment.
          (2) Use of funds.--
                  (A) The National Park Foundation shall use 
                funds deposited in the Endowment for projects 
                and activities approved by the Secretary that 
                further the mission and purposes of the 
                Service.
                  (B) In administering the Endowment each 
                fiscal year, the National Park Foundation shall 
                be guided by the District of Columbia Uniform 
                Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act 
                of 2007 (D.C. Code Sec.  44-1631 et seq.), 
                including section 44-1633 on expenditures.
                  (C) No funds received for the Endowment shall 
                be used by the National Park Foundation for 
                administrative expenses of the Foundation, 
                including for salaries, travel and 
                transportation expenses, and other overhead 
                expenses.
  (b) Summary.--Beginning 2 years after the date of the 
enactment of this section, the National Park Foundation shall 
include with its annual report a summary of the status of the 
Endowment. The summary shall include--
          (1) a statement of the amounts deposited in the 
        Endowment during the fiscal year;
          (2) the amount of the balance remaining in the 
        Endowment at the end of the fiscal year; and
          (3) a description of the sums and purposes of the 
        expenditures made from the Endowment for the fiscal 
        year.

Sec. 101122. Authorization of appropriations

  (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to 
carry out this subchapter $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 
2017 through 2023.
  (b) Requirement of Advance Payment.--The amount made 
available for a fiscal year under subsection (a) shall be 
provided to the National Park Foundation in an advance payment 
of the entire amount on October 1 of the fiscal year, or as 
soon as practicable thereafter.
  (c) Use of Appropriated Funds.--Amounts made available under 
subsection (a) shall be provided to the National Park 
Foundation for use for matching, on a 1-to-1 basis, 
contributions (whether in currency, services, or property) made 
to the Foundation.
  (d) Prohibition Use for Administrative Expenses.--No Federal 
funds made available under subsection (a) shall be used by the 
National Park Foundation for administrative expenses of the 
Foundation, including for salaries, travel and transportation 
expenses, and other overhead expenses.
  (e) Prohibition Use for Investment.--The National Park 
Foundation shall not place Federal funds made available under 
subsection (a) into any fund that will be invested or earn 
interest in any way.

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CHAPTER 1023--PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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Sec. 102301. Volunteers in parks program

  (a) Establishment.--The Secretary may recruit, train, and 
accept, without regard to chapter 51 and subchapter III of 
chapter 53 of title 5 or regulations prescribed under that 
chapter or subchapter, the services of individuals without 
compensation as volunteers for or in aid of interpretive 
functions or other visitor services or activities in and 
related to System units and related areas. In accepting those 
services, the Secretary shall not permit the use of volunteers 
in hazardous duty or law enforcement work or in policymaking 
processes, or to displace any employee. The services of 
individuals whom the Secretary determines are skilled in 
performing hazardous activities may be accepted.
  (b) Incidental Expenses.--The Secretary may provide for 
incidental expenses of volunteers, such as transportation, 
uniforms, lodging, and subsistence.
  (c) Federal Employee Status for Volunteers.--
          (1) Employment status of volunteers.--Except as 
        otherwise provided in this section, a volunteer shall 
        not be deemed a Federal employee and shall not be 
        subject to the provisions of law relating to Federal 
        employment, including those relating to hours of work, 
        rates of compensation, leave, unemployment 
        compensation, and Federal employee benefits.
          (2) Tort claims.--For the purpose of sections 1346(b) 
        and 2401(b) and chapter 171 of title 28, a volunteer 
        under this chapter shall be deemed a Federal employee.
          (3) Volunteers deemed civil employees.--For the 
        purposes of subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5, 
        volunteers under this chapter shall be deemed civil 
        employees of the United States within the meaning of 
        the term ``employee'' as defined in section 8101 of 
        title 5, and subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5 
        shall apply.
          (4) Compensation for losses and damages.--For the 
        purpose of claims relating to damage to, or loss of, 
        personal property of a volunteer incident to volunteer 
        service, a volunteer under this chapter shall be deemed 
        a Federal employee, and section 3721 of title 31 shall 
        apply.
  (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to 
be appropriated to carry out this section [not more than 
$7,000,000] not more than $10,000,000 for each fiscal year.

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SUBTITLE III--NATIONAL PRESERVATION PROGRAMS

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DIVISION A--HISTORIC PRESERVATION

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        SUBDIVISION 3--ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION

        CHAPTER 3041--ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Sec. 304101. Establishment; vacancies

  (a) Establishment.--There is established as an independent 
agency of the United States Government an Advisory Council on 
Historic Preservation, which shall be composed of the following 
members:
          (1) A Chairman appointed by the President selected 
        from the general public.
          (2) The Secretary.
          (3) The Architect of the Capitol.
          (4) The Secretary of Agriculture and the heads of 7 
        other agencies of the United States (other than the 
        Department of the Interior), the activities of which 
        affect historic preservation, designated by the 
        President.
          (5) One Governor appointed by the President.
          (6) One mayor appointed by the President.
          (7) The President of the National Conference of State 
        Historic Preservation Officers.
          (8) The General Chairman of the National Association 
        of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.
          [(8)] (9) The Chairman of the National Trust.
          [(9)] (10) Four experts in the field of historic 
        preservation appointed by the President from 
        architecture, history, archeology, and other 
        appropriate disciplines.
          [(10)] (11) Three members from the general public, 
        appointed by the President.
          [(11)] (12) One member of an Indian tribe or Native 
        Hawaiian organization who represents the interests of 
        the Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization of 
        which he or she is a member, appointed by the 
        President.
  (b) Designation of Substitutes.--Each member of the Council 
specified in paragraphs (2) to (5)[, (7), and (8)] and (7) 
through (9) of subsection (a) may designate another officer of 
the department, agency, or organization to serve on the Council 
instead of the member, except that, in the case of paragraphs 
(2) and (4), no officer other than an Assistant Secretary or an 
officer having major department-wide or agency-wide 
responsibilities may be designated.
  (c) Term of Office.--Each member of the Council appointed 
[under paragraphs (1) and (9) to (11)] under paragraphs (10) 
through (12) of subsection (a) shall serve for a term of 4 
years from the expiration of the term of the member's 
predecessor. The members appointed under paragraphs (5) and (6) 
shall serve for the term of their elected office but not in 
excess of 4 years. [An appointed member may not serve more than 
2 terms] An appointed member, other than the Chairman of the 
Council, may not serve more than 2 terms. An appointed member 
whose term has expired shall serve until that member's 
successor has been appointed.
  (d) Vacancies.--A vacancy in the Council shall not affect its 
powers, but shall be filled, not later than 60 days after the 
vacancy commences, in the same manner as the original 
appointment (and for the balance of the unexpired term).
  (e) Chairman--(1) After January 20, 2017, the Chairman 
shall--
          (A) be appointed by the President;
          (B) serve at the will of the President;
          (C) serve full time; and
          (D) be compensated at the rate provided for Level V 
        of the Executive Schedule Pay Rates (5 U.S.C. 5316).
  (2) The Chairman shall serve for a term of 4 years and may be 
reappointed once, for a total of not more than 8 years of 
service as Chairman, except that a Chairman whose appointment 
has expired under this paragraph shall serve until his or her 
successor has been appointed. The term of a Chairman shall 
start (regardless of actual appointment date) on January 20 
after each general Presidential election. The first Chairman 
appointed after the date of enactment of this paragraph shall 
have a first term commencing on January 20, 2017, and ending on 
January 19, 2021.
  (3) The Chairmen before the first appointment of a Chairman 
in accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection shall 
receive $100 per diem when engaged in the performance of the 
duties of the Council, and shall receive reimbursement for 
necessary traveling and subsistence expenses incurred by them 
in the performance of the duties of the Council.
  [(e)] (f) Designation of Vice Chairman.--The President shall 
designate a Vice Chairman from the members appointed under 
[paragraph (5), (6), (9), or (10)] paragraph (5), (6), (10), or 
(11) of subsection (a). The Vice Chairman [may act in place] 
shall perform the functions of the Chairman during the absence 
or disability of the Chairman or when the office is vacant.
  [(f)] (g) Quorum.--[Twelve members] Thirteen members of the 
Council shall constitute a quorum.

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Sec. 304104. Compensation of members of Council

  The members of the Council specified in paragraphs (2), (3), 
and (4) of section 304101(a) of this title shall serve without 
additional compensation. The Chairman of the Council shall be 
compensated as provided in subsection (e) of section 304101. 
The other members of the Council shall receive $100 per diem 
when engaged in the performance of the duties of the Council. 
All members of the Council shall receive reimbursement for 
necessary traveling and subsistence expenses incurred by them 
in the performance of the duties of the Council.

Sec. 304105. Administration

  (a) Executive Director.--There shall be an Executive Director 
of the Council who shall be appointed by the Chairman with the 
concurrence of the Council in the competitive service at a rate 
within the General Schedule, in the competitive service at a 
rate that may exceed the rate prescribed for the highest rate 
established for grade 15 of the General Schedule under section 
5332 of title 5, or in the Senior Executive Service under 
section 3393 of title 5. The Executive Director shall [report 
directly to the Council] report directly to the Chairman and 
perform such functions and [duties as the Council may 
prescribe] duties as the Chairman may prescribe.
  (b) General Counsel and Appointment of Other Attorneys.--
          (1) General counsel.--The Council shall have a 
        General Counsel, who shall be appointed by the 
        Executive Director. The General Counsel shall report 
        directly to the Executive Director and serve as the 
        Council's legal advisor.
          (2) Appointment of other attorneys.--The Executive 
        Director shall appoint other attorneys as may be 
        necessary to--
                  (A) assist the General Counsel;
                  (B) represent the Council in court when 
                appropriate, including enforcement of 
                agreements with Federal agencies to which the 
                Council is a party;
                  (C) assist the Department of Justice in 
                handling litigation concerning the Council in 
                court; and
                  (D) perform such other legal duties and 
                functions as the Executive Director and the 
                Council may direct.
  (c) Appointment and Compensation of Officers and Employees.--
The Executive Director of the Council may appoint and fix the 
compensation of officers and employees in the competitive 
service who are necessary to perform the functions of the 
Council at rates not to exceed that prescribed for the highest 
rate for grade 15 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of 
title 5. The Executive Director, with the concurrence of the 
Chairman, may appoint and fix the compensation of not to exceed 
5 employees in the competitive service at rates that exceed 
that prescribed for the highest rate established for grade 15 
of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5 or in the 
Senior Executive Service under section 3393 of title 5.
  (d) Appointment and Compensation of Additional Personnel.--
The Executive Director may appoint and fix the compensation of 
such additional personnel as may be necessary to carry out the 
Council's duties, without regard to the civil service laws and 
chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5.
  (e) Expert and Consultant Services.--The Executive Director 
may procure expert and consultant services in accordance with 
section 3109 of title 5.
  (f) Financial and Administrative Services.--
          (1) Services to be provided by secretary, agency, or 
        private entity.--Financial and administrative services 
        (including those related to budgeting, accounting, 
        financial reporting, personnel and procurement) shall 
        be provided the Council by the Secretary or, at the 
        discretion of the Council, another agency or private 
        entity that reaches an agreement with the Council, for 
        which payments shall be made in advance, or by 
        reimbursement, from funds of the Council in such 
        amounts as may be agreed on by the Chairman of the 
        Council and the head of the agency or the authorized 
        representative of the private entity that will provide 
        the services.
          (2) Federal agency regulations relating to collection 
        apply.--When a Federal agency affords those services, 
        the regulations of that agency under section 5514(b) of 
        title 5 for the collection of indebtedness of personnel 
        resulting from erroneous payments shall apply to the 
        collection of erroneous payments made to or on behalf 
        of a Council employee, and regulations of that agency 
        under sections 1513(d) and 1514 of title 31 for the 
        administrative control of funds shall apply to 
        appropriations of the Council. The Council shall not be 
        required to prescribe those regulations.
  (g) Funds, Personnel, Facilities, and Services.--
          (1) Provided by federal agency.--Any Federal agency 
        may provide the Council, with or without reimbursement 
        as may be agreed on by the Chairman and the agency, 
        with such funds, personnel, facilities, and services 
        under its jurisdiction and control as may be needed by 
        the Council to carry out its duties, to the extent that 
        the funds, personnel, facilities, and services are 
        requested by the Council and are otherwise available 
        for that purpose. Any funds provided to the Council 
        pursuant to this subsection shall be obligated by the 
        end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in 
        which the funds are received by the Council.
          (2) Obtaining additional property, facilities, and 
        services and receiving donations of money.--To the 
        extent of available appropriations, the Council may 
        obtain by purchase, rental, donation, or otherwise 
        additional property, facilities, and services as may be 
        needed to carry out its duties and may receive 
        donations of money for that purpose. The Executive 
        Director may accept, hold, use, expend, and administer 
        the property, facilities, services, and money for the 
        purposes of this division.
  (h) Rights, Benefits, and Privileges of Transferred 
Employees.--Any employee in the competitive service of the 
United States transferred to the Council under section 207 of 
the National Historic Preservation Act (Public Law 89-665) 
retains all the rights, benefits, and privileges pertaining to 
the competitive service held prior to the transfer.
  (i) Exemption From Federal Advisory Committee Act.--The 
Council is exempt from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. App.).
  (j) Provisions That Govern Operations of Council.--Subchapter 
II of chapter 5 and chapter 7 of title 5 shall govern the 
operations of the Council.

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DIVISION B--ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

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CHAPTER 3111--PRESERVE AMERICA PROGRAM

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Sec. 311103. Designation of Preserve America Communities

  (a) Application.--To be considered for designation as a 
Preserve America Community, a community, tribal area, or 
neighborhood shall submit to the Council an application 
containing such information as the Council may require.
  (b) Criteria.--To be designated as a Preserve America 
Community under the program, a community, tribal area, or 
neighborhood that submits an application under subsection (a) 
shall, as determined by the [Council] Chairman of the Council, 
in consultation with the Secretary, meet criteria required by 
the [Council] Chairman of the Council and, in addition, 
consider--
          (1) protection and celebration of the heritage of the 
        community, tribal area, or neighborhood;
          (2) use of the historic assets of the community, 
        tribal area, or neighborhood for economic development 
        and community revitalization; and
          (3) encouragement of people to experience and 
        appreciate local historic resources through education 
        and heritage tourism programs.
  (c) Local Governments Previously Certified for Historic 
Preservation Activities.--The Council shall establish an 
expedited process for Preserve America Community designation 
for local governments previously certified for historic 
preservation activities under section 302502 of this title.
  (d) Guidelines.--The [Council] Chairman of the Council, in 
consultation with the Secretary, shall establish any guidelines 
that are necessary to carry out this section.

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SEC. 203. DEFINITIONS.

  For purposes of this title:
          (1) Appropriate conservation project.--The term 
        ``appropriate conservation project'' means any project 
        for the conservation, restoration, construction or 
        rehabilitation of natural, cultural, historic, 
        archaeological, recreational, or scenic resources.
          (2) Corps and public lands corps.--The terms 
        ``Corps'' and ``Public Lands Corps'' mean the Public 
        Lands Corps established under section 204.
          (3) Eligible service lands.--The term ``eligible 
        service lands''means public lands, Indian lands, and 
        Hawaiian home lands.
          (4) Hawaiian home lands.--The term ``Hawaiian home 
        lands'' means all lands given the status of Hawaiian 
        home lands under section 204 of the Hawaiian Homes 
        Commission Act, 1920 (42 Stat. 1101, or under the 
        corresponding provisjon of the Constitution of the 
        State of Hawaii adopted under section 4 of the Act 
        entitled ``An Act to provide for the admission of the 
        State of Hawaii into the Union'', approved March 18, 
        1959 (Public Law 863; 73 Stat. 5).
          (5) Indian.--The term ``Indian'' means a person who--
                  (A) is a member of an Indian tribe; or
                  (B) is a ``Native'', as defined in section 
                3(b) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 
                (43 U.S.C. 1602(b)).
          (6) Indian lands.--The term ``Indian lands'' means--
                  (A) any Indian reservation;
                  (B) any public domain Indian allotments;
                  (C) any former Indian reservation in the 
                State of Oklahoma;
                  (D) any land held by incorporated Native 
                regional corporations, and village corporations 
                under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 
                (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); and
                  (E) any land held by dependent Indian 
                communities within the borders of the United 
                States whether within the original or 
                subsequently acquired territory thereof, and 
                whether within or without the limits of a 
                State.
          (7) Indian tribe.--The term ``Indian tribe'' means an 
        Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or 
        community, including any Native village, Regional 
        Corporation, or Village Corporation, as defined m 
        subsection (c), (g), or (j), respectively, of section 3 
        of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 
        1602 (c), (g), or (j)), that is recognized as eligible 
        for the special programs and services provided by the 
        United States under federal law to Indians because of 
        their status as Indians.
          (8) Priority project.--The term ``priority project'' 
        means an appropriate conservation project conducted on 
        eligible service lands to further 1 or more of the 
        purposes of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 
        (16 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.), as follows:
                  (A) To reduce wildfire risk to a community, 
                municipal water supply, or other at-risk 
                Federal land.
                  (B) To protect a watershed or address a 
                threat to forest and rangeland health, 
                including catastrophic wildfire.
                  (C) To address the impact of insect or 
                disease infestations or other damaging agents 
                on forest and rangeland health.
                  (D) To protect, restore, or enhance forest 
                ecosystem components to--
                          (i) promote the recovery of 
                        threatened or endangered species;
                          (ii) improve biological diversity; or
                          (iii) enhance productivity and carbon 
                        sequestration.
          (9) Public lands.--The term ``public lands'' means 
        any lands or waters (or interest therein) owned or 
        administered by the United States, except that such 
        term does not include any Indian lands.
          (10) Qualified youth or conservation corps.--The term 
        ``qualified outh or conservation corps'' means any 
        program established by a State or local government, by 
        the governing body of any Indian tribe, or by a 
        nonprofit organization that--
                  (A) is capable of offering meaningful, full-
                time, productive work for individuals between 
                the ages of 16 and [25] 30, inclusive, in a 
                natural or cultural resource setting;
                  (B) gives participants a mix of work 
                experience, basic and life skills, education, 
                training, and support services; and
                  (C) provides participants with the 
                opportunity to develop citizenship values and 
                skills through service to their community and 
                the United States.
          (11) Resource assistant.--The term ``resource 
        assistant'' means a resource assistant selected under 
        section 206.
          (12) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means--
                  (A) with respect to National Forest System 
                land, the Secretary of Agriculture; and
                  (B) with respect to Indian lands, Hawaiian 
                home lands, or land administered by the 
                Department of the Interior, the Secretary of 
                the Interior.
          (13) State.--The term ``State'' means any State of 
        the United States, the Distnct of Columbia, the 
        Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands 
        of the United States, American Samoa, and the 
        Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

SEC. 204. PUBLIC LANDS CORPS PROGRAM.

  (a) Establishment of Public Lands Corps.--There is hereby 
established in the Department of the Interior and the 
Department of Agriculture a Public Lands Corps.
  (b) Participants.--The Corps shall consist of individuals 
between the ages of 16 and [25] 30, inclusive, who are enrolled 
as participants in the Corps by the Secretary. To be eligible 
for enrollment in the Corps, an individual shall satisfy the 
criteria specified in section 137(b) of the National and 
Community Service Act of 1990. The Secretary may enroll such 
individuals in the Corps without regard to the civil service 
and classification laws, rules, or regulations of the United 
States. The Secretary may establish a preference for the 
enrollment in the Corps of individuals who are economically, 
physically, or educationally disadvantaged.
  (c) Qualified Youth or Conservation Corps.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary is authorized to enter 
        into contracts and cooperative agreements with any 
        qualified youth or conservation corps to perform 
        appropriate conservation projects referred to in 
        subsection (d).
          (2) Preference.--
                  (A) In general.--For purposes of entering 
                into contracts and cooperative agreements under 
                paragraph (1), the Secretary may give 
                preference to qualified youth or conservation 
                corps located in a specific area that have a 
                substantial portion of members who are 
                economically, physically, or educationally 
                disadvantaged to carry out projects within the 
                area.
                  (B) Priority projects.--In carrying out 
                priority projects in a specific area, the 
                Secretary shall, to the maximum extent 
                practicable, give preference to qualified youth 
                or conservation corps located in that specific 
                area that have a substantial portion of members 
                who are economically, physically, or 
                educationally disadvantaged.
  (d) Projects To Be Carried Out.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary may utilize the Corps 
        or any qualified youth or conservation corps to carry 
        out appropriate conservation projects which the 
        Secretary is authorized to carry out under other 
        authority of law on public lands.
          (2) Projects on indian lands.--Appropriate 
        conservation projects may also be carried out under 
        this title on Indian lands with the approval of the 
        Indian tribe involved and on Hawaiian home lands with 
        the approval of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 
        of the State of Hawaii.
          (3) Disaster prevention or relief projects.--The 
        Secretary may authorize appropriate conservation 
        projects and other appropriate projects to be carried 
        out on Federal, State, local, or private land as part 
        of a Federal disaster prevention or relief effort.
  (e) Preference for Certain Projects.--In selecting 
appropriate conservation projects to be carried out under this 
title, the Secretary shall give preference to those projects 
which--
          (1) will provide long-term benefits to the public;
          (2) will instill in the enrollee involved a work 
        ethic and a sense of public service;
          (3) will be labor intensive;
          (4) can be planned and initiated promptly; and
          (5) will provide academic, experiential, or 
        environmental education opportunities.
  (f) Consistency.--Each appropriate conservation project 
carried out under this title on eligible service lands shall be 
consistent with the provisions of law and policies relating to 
the management and administration of such lands, with all other 
applicable provisions of law, and with all management, 
operational, and other plans and documents which govern the 
administration of the area.

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SEC. 207. LIVING ALLOWANCES AND TERMS OF SERVICE.

  (a) Living Allowances.--The Secretary shall provide each 
participant in the Public Lands Corps and each resource 
assistant with a living allowance in an amount established by 
the Secretary.
  (b) Terms of Service.--Each participant in the Corps and each 
resource assistant shall agree to participate in the Corps or 
serve as a resource assistant, as the case may be, for such 
term of service as may be established by the Secretary 
enrolling or selecting the individual.
  (c) Hiring.--The Secretary may--
          (1) grant to a member of the Public Lands Corps 
        credit for time served with the Public Lands Corps, 
        which may be used toward future Federal hiring; and
          (2) provide to a former member of the Public Lands 
        Corps noncompetitive hiring status for a period of not 
        more than [120 days] 2 years after the date on which 
        the member's service with the Public Lands Corps is 
        complete.

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                      TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE



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PART III--EMPLOYEES

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SUBPART D--PAY AND ALLOWANCES

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CHAPTER 53--PAY RATES AND SYSTEMS

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SUBCHAPTER II--EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE PAY RATES

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Sec. 5316. Positions at level V

  Level V of the Executive Schedule applies to the following 
positions, for which the annual rate of basic pay shall be the 
rate determined with respect to such level under chapter 11 of 
title 2, as adjusted by section 5318 of this title:
          Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration, 
        Department of the Interior.
          Administrator of the National Capital Transportation 
        Agency.
          Associate Administrators of the Small Business 
        Administration (4).
          Associate Administrators, National Aeronautics and 
        Space Administration (7).
          Associate Deputy Administrator, National Aeronautics 
        and Space Administration.
          Deputy Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics 
        and Space Administration.
          Archivist of the United States.
          Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for 
        Administration.
          Assistant Attorney General for Administration.
          Assistant and Science Adviser to the Secretary of the 
        Interior.
          Chairman, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the 
        United States, Department of Justice.
          Chairman of the Renegotiation Board.
          Chairman of the Subversive Activities Control Board.
          Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, 
        Department of the Treasury.
          Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, General 
        Services Administration.
          Director, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
        Department of the Interior.
          Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Department of the 
        Interior.
          Commissioners, Indian Claims Commission (5).
          Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, General 
        Services Administration.
          Commissioner of Reclamation, Department of the 
        Interior.
          Commissioner of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department 
        of Health and Human Services.
          Commissioner of Welfare, Department of Health and 
        Human Services.
          Director, Bureau of Mines, Department of the 
        Interior.
          Director, Geological Survey, Department of the 
        Interior.
          Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Department 
        of the Treasury.
          Associate Director of the Federal Mediation and 
        Conciliation Service.
          Associate Director for Volunteers, Peace Corps.
          Associate Director for Program Development and 
        Operations, Peace Corps.
          Assistants to the Director of the Federal Bureau of 
        Investigation, Department of Justice (2).
          Assistant Directors, Office of Emergency Planning 
        (3).
          Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
          General Counsel of the Agency for International 
        Development.
          General Counsel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
          General Counsel of the National Aeronautics and Space 
        Administration.
          Manpower Administrator, Department of Labor.
          Members, Renegotiation Board.
          Members, Subversive Activities Control Board.
          Assistant Administrator of General Services.
          Director, United States Travel Service, Department of 
        Commerce.
          Assistant Director (Program Planning, Analysis and 
        Research), Office of Economic Opportunity.
          Deputy Director, National Security Agency.
          Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of 
        the Interior.
          Director, National Park Service, Department of the 
        Interior.
          National Export Expansion Coordinator, Department of 
        Commerce.
          Staff Director, Commission on Civil Rights.
          Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of 
        Transportation.
          Director, United States National Museum, Smithsonian 
        Institution.
          Director, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 
        Smithsonian Institution.
          Administrator of the Environmental Science Services 
        Administration.
          Associate Directors of the Office of Personnel 
        Management (5).
          Assistant Federal Highway Administrator.
          Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic 
        Safety Administration.
          Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier 
        Safety Administration.
          Assistant Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator.
          Director, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, 
        Department of Justice.
          Vice Presidents, Overseas Private Investment 
        Corporation (3).
          Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, 
        Department of Transportation.
          General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity 
        Commission.
          Executive Director, Advisory Council on Historic 
        Preservation.
          Additional Officers, Department of Energy (14).
          Additional officers, Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
        (5).
          Assistant Administrator for Coastal Zone Management, 
        National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
          Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National 
        Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
          Assistant Administrators (3), National Oceanic and 
        Atmospheric Administration.
          General Counsel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
        Administration.
          Members, Federal Labor Relations Authority (2) and 
        its General Counsel.
          Additional officers, Institute for Scientific and 
        Technological Cooperation (2).
          Additional officers, Office of Management and Budget 
        (6).
          Chief Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
        Administration.
          Director, Indian Health Service, Department of Health 
        and Human Services.
          Commissioners, United States Parole Commission (8).
          Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth, and 
        Families.
          Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic 
        Preservation.

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                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

    The 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) is 
an opportunity for Congress to think big about the future of 
our national parks. With over 300 million visits in 2015, 
attendance at national parks is at an all-time high. These 
visits generate over $32 billion in annual economic activity, a 
4-to-1 return on investment, and support nearly 300,000 jobs.
    Despite soaring popularity and a clear incentive for 
further investment, funding has not kept pace with the need to 
replace and repair existing infrastructure and other park 
resources. As many House Republicans are quick to point out, 
NPS is saddled with an approximately $12 billion backlog of 
deferred maintenance projects ranging from decaying roads and 
worn out bridges, to crumbling visitor centers and leaky 
faucets. Putting a dent in this backlog requires funding from 
Congress.
    That's why we are eager to work on a bipartisan solution to 
address NPS' funding challenges and provide the agency with the 
tools it needs to succeed for another hundred years.
    H.R. 4680, introduced by Natural Resource Committee 
Chairman Bishop, is similar in many ways to H.R. 3556, a bill 
with the same name introduced by Natural Resources Ranking 
Member Grijalva. However, disagreement over how much Congress 
should invest in NPS as it celebrates its 100th birthday is the 
key difference between the two bills. H.R. 3556 authorizes more 
than a billion dollars in mandatory spending over the next 
three years to directly invest in park infrastructure and 
visitor services; H.R. 4680, on the other hand, does not 
include any of this upfront spending to support national parks.
    At markup, Committee Democrats made the case to add 
additional funding to the bill. However, an amendment by 
Ranking Member Grijalva to provide NPS with $300 million per 
year over the next three years to address the maintenance 
backlog was rejected by Committee Republicans. Similarly, an 
amendment by Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking 
Member Lowenthal to give NPS immediate access to $50 million 
already earmarked to address the backlog was rejected on a 
party line vote.
    Furthermore, H.R. 4680 adjusts the price of the lifetime 
America the Beautiful Senior Pass from $10 to $80, while 
including the option of a $20 annual pass. The revenue raised 
from the adjusted cost will be directed to the National Park 
Centennial Challenge Fund to finance signature projects across 
the National Park System. This has the potential to be an 
important new revenue source for NPS. There are concerns, 
however, about how the sudden cost increase of the pass will 
impact access for low-income seniors. In addition to providing 
an affordable option accessible to all seniors, it is also 
important that the pass retains its perceived value and 
continues to encourage visitation among seniors. We are pleased 
that the Majority partially addressed these concerns by 
incorporating the $20 annual pass option into the bill. Federal 
Lands Subcommittee Ranking Member Tsongas went further to 
address these concerns and offered an amendment to ensure that 
seniors who purchase four annual passes will be issued a 
lifetime pass upon validation of receipt. This amendment, 
however, was withdrawn with a commitment from Chairman Bishop 
to include a version of the 4-for-1 concept in the final bill.
    Committee Democrats also made attempts to address ongoing 
copyright protection issues that have recently forced NPS to 
change the names of iconic locations in Yosemite National Park, 
including the former Awahnee Hotel. Without action from 
Congress, NPS could lose the naming rights to other parks and 
memorable locations throughout the system. Water, Power, and 
Oceans Subcommittee Ranking Member Huffman offered an amendment 
to protect NPS' intellectual property and clarify the rules for 
the commercial use of national park names and other resources 
managed by the agency. The Huffman amendment was withdrawn with 
the understanding that the issue of intellectual property 
protection will be addressed in the final version of the bill. 
Representative Huffman also offered an amendment to clarify the 
role of national park partner organizations. That amendment was 
withdrawn with a commitment from Chairman Bishop and Ranking 
Member Grijalva to continue working on the underlying concerns 
related to the appropriate role of park partner organizations.
    Lastly, Ranking Member Grijalva offered an amendment to 
incorporate the text of H.R. 2167--Public Land Service Corps 
Act--into the underlying bill. The Public Lands Service Corps 
Act builds on an already successful but underfunded program 
established in the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-82) 
and reinvigorates Corps programs by modernizing the scope of 
eligible projects to reflect new challenges, such as climate 
change. An enhanced Public Land Corps is a critical program NPS 
and other federal land management agencies can utilize to 
address critical maintenance needs and train the next 
generation of park stewards. This amendment was withdrawn with 
the commitment from Chairman Bishop that the committee will 
schedule a hearing on H.R. 2167 before the end of the 114th 
Congress.
    While we support the objectives of H.R. 4680, we are 
disappointed that it does not include even a fraction on the 
upfront investment outlined in H.R. 3556. Our national parks 
deserve sustained support from Congress, and we look forward to 
working with House Republicans on legislation that honors the 
past and supports the future of NPS.
                                   Raul Grijalva,
                                           Ranking Member,
                                           Committee on Natural
                                           Resources.
                                   Niki Tsongas.
                                   Grace F. Napolitano.
                                   Jared Huffman.
                                   Jared Polis.
                                   Donald S. Beyer, Jr.
                                   Alan Lowenthal.