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115th Congress      }                                        {   Report
                           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session        }                                        {   115-277




August 25, 2017.--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

                        [To accompany H.R. 965]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 965) to redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National 
Historic Site as the ``Saint-Gaudens National Historical 
Park'', 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 


  This Act may be cited as the ``Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park 
Redesignation Act''.


  (a) In General.--The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site shall be 
known and designated as the ``Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park''.
  (b) Amendments to Public Law 88-543.--Public Law 88-543 (78 Stat.749) 
is amended--
          (1) by striking ``National Historic Site'' each place it 
        appears and inserting ``National Historical Park'';
          (2) in section 2(a), by striking ``historic site'' and 
        inserting ``Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park'';
          (3) in section 3, by--
                  (A) striking ``national historical site'' and 
                inserting ``Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park''; 
                  (B) striking ``part of the site'' and inserting 
                ``part of the park''; and
          (4) in section 4(b), by striking ``traditional to the site'' 
        and inserting ``traditional to the park''.
  (c) References.--Any reference in any law, regulation, document, 
record, map, or other paper of the United States to the Saint-Gaudens 
National Historic Site shall be considered to be a reference to the 
``Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park''.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of H.R. 965 is to redesignate the Saint-Gaudens 
National Historic Site as the ``Saint-Gaudens National 
Historical Park.''

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is a 190-acre 
historic site in Sullivan County, New Hampshire. The site 
encompasses the summer home, studio, and gardens of renowned 
American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, whose presence helped 
spawn the Cornish Artist Colony in Cornish, New Hampshire. The 
colony, which included painters, sculptors, architects, and 
artists from many other disciplines, helped drive the artistic 
movement known as the American Renaissance in the late 1800s 
and early 1900s.
    The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site was authorized by 
Public Law 88-543 on August 31, 1964, and was established by 
the Secretary of the Interior on May 30, 1977. The main house 
and surrounding terraced gardens were donated to the National 
Park Service (NPS) by the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, an 
organization dedicated to preserving the home as a historic 
site. Subsequently, NPS acquired the adjacent Saint-Gaudens 
Farm, and the historic site boundary was expanded in 2000. In 
2010, NPS acquired the adjacent Blow-Me-Down-Farm, the social 
hub of the Cornish Artist Colony.
    H.R. 965 redesignates the Saint-Gaudens National Historic 
Site as the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. The titles 
given to areas managed by NPS vary widely, but Congress has 
generally attempted to give similar titles to areas that 
contain certain common features. National historical parks are 
commonly areas of greater physical extent and complexity than 
national historic sites, which may only contain a single 
building. Redesignation of the site does not affect the laws or 
policies that govern the area, and the major effect of the 
legislation is changing signage, maps, and handouts.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 965 was introduced on February 7, 2017, by 
Congresswoman Ann M. Kuster (D-NH). The bill was referred to 
the Committee on Natural Resources, and within the Committee to 
the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. On July 25, 2017, the 
Natural Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The 
Subcommittee was discharged by unanimous consent. Congressman 
Rob Bishop (R-UT) offered an amendment designated #1; it was 
adopted by unanimous consent. No further amendments were 
offered, and the bill, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent 
on July 26, 2017.

            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 and Congressional Budget Act

    1. Cost of Legislation and the Congressional Budget Act. 
With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) and (3) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
sections 308(a) and 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Committee has received the following estimate for the 
bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                   Washington, DC, August 18, 2017.
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. 965, the Saint-
Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Janani 
                                                        Keith Hall.

H.R. 965--Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation Act

    H.R. 965 would redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National 
Historic Site in Sullivan County, New Hampshire as the Saint-
Gaudens National Historical Park. The National Park Service 
(NPS) manages national historic sites and national historical 
parks. National historical parks are typically larger and 
contain more properties and structures than national historic 
    Redesignating the site may require NPS to update maps, 
handouts, and signage. On the basis of the costs of similar 
tasks, CBO estimates that those costs would be insignificant 
and would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. 
Enacting H.R. 965 would not affect direct spending or revenues; 
therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 965 would not increase net 
direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    H.R. 965 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal 
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Janani 
Shankaran. The estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. 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 redesignate the Saint-Gaudens 
National Historic Site as the ``Saint-Gaudens National 
Historical Park.''

                           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. This bill does not contain any 
directed rule makings.
    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):

                           PUBLIC LAW 88-543

    AN ACT To authorize establishment of the Saint-Gaudens National 
         Historic Site, New Hampshire, and for other purposes.

   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in 
order to preserve in public ownership historically significant 
properties associated with the life and cultural achievements 
of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Secretary of the Interior may 
acquire, by donation from the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, a 
corporation, the sites and structures comprising the Saint-
Gaudens Memorial situated at Cornish, New Hampshire, and by 
donation or purchase with donated funds not to exceed three 
acres of adjacent lands which the Secretary of the Interior 
deems necessary for the purposes of this Act, together with any 
works of art, furnishings, reproductions, and other properties 
within the structures and on the memorial grounds.
  Sec. 2. (a) In accordance with the Act entitled ``An Act to 
create a National Park Trust Fund Board, and for other 
purposes'', approved July 10, 1935 (49 Stat. 477), as amended, 
the National Park Trust Fund Board may accept from the Saint-
Gaudens Memorial the amount of $100,000 and such additional 
amounts as the corporation may tender from time to time from 
the endowment funds under its control, which funds, when 
accepted, shall be utilized only for the purposes of the 
[historic site] Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park 
established pursuant to this Act.
  (b) Nothing in this Act shall limit the authority of the 
Secretary of the Interior under other provisions of law to 
accept donations of property in the name of the United States.
  Sec. 3. When the sites, structures, and other properties 
authorized for acquisition under the first section of this Act 
and endowment funds in the amount of $100,000 have been 
transferred to the United States, the Secretary of the Interior 
shall establish the Saint-Gaudens [National Historic Site] 
National Historical Park by publication of notice thereof in 
the Federal Register. Following such establishment the 
Secretary may acquire by donation, purchase with donated or 
appropriated funds, or exchange 279 acres of lands and 
buildings, or interests therein which he deems necessary for 
addition to the [national historical site] Saint-Gaudens 
National Historical Park and which, when acquired, shall become 
a [part of the site] part of the park.
  Sec. 4. (a) The Secretary of the Interior shall administer, 
protect, develop, and maintain the Saint-Gaudens [National 
Historic Site] National Historical Park subject to the 
provisions of this Act and in accordance with the provisions of 
the Act entitled ``An Act to establish a National Park Service, 
and for other purposes'', approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 
535), as amended and supplemented, and the provisions of the 
Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the preservation of 
historic American sites, buildings, objects, and antiquities of 
national significance, and for other purposes'', approved 
August 21,1935 (49 Stat. 666).
  (b) In order that the Saint-Gaudens [National Historic Site] 
National Historical Park may achieve more effectively its 
purpose as a living memorial, the Secretary of the Interior is 
authorized to cooperate with the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, the 
American Academy of Arts and Letters, and other organizations 
and groups in the presentation of art expositions and festivals 
and other appropriate events that are [traditional to the site] 
traditional to the park.
  Sec. 5. The Saint-Gaudens Memorial having by its active 
interest preserved for posterity this important site, its 
structures, objects, and cultural values, the executive 
committee thereof shall, upon establishment of the Saint-
Gaudens [National Historic Site] National Historical Park, 
serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Interior 
in matters relating to its preservation, development, and use.
  Sec. 6. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such 
sums, but not more than $10,632,000 for development, as may be 
necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. For the 
acquisition of lands or interest therein, there is authorized 
to be appropriated not to exceed $2,000,000.