Beginning excerpt from the Memorandum of Agreement for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
Memorandum of Agreement
United States Department of the Interior
United States Department of Energy
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
This Memorandum of Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into by and between the Secretary of the Interior (“DOI”) and the Secretary of Energy (“DOE”) to implement § 3039 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (“Act”), Pub. L. No. 113-291. Among other things, the Act directs the two Secretaries to enter into an agreement governing their respective roles in administering the facilities and areas under the DOE’s administrative jurisdiction that are included in the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (“Park”). In accordance with § 3039(f) of the Act and in partnership with the Secretary of Energy as set forth in this Agreement, the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the National Park Service (“NPS”), will administer the Park in accordance with the Act and this Agreement.
Other background resources related to the formation of this new national park are listed below:
- Complete Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
- Boundary Map
- Special Resource Study
- Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
- Federal Register establishing Park