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PL 96-344

Public Law 96-344
96th Congress

An Act

To improve the administration of the
Historic Sites, Buildings and
Antiquities Act of 1935
(49 Stat. 666).

Sept. 8, 1980

(S. 2680)

SEC. 18. The Secretary shall conduct, in consultation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, and any other entities considered by the Secretary to be appropriate, a study of locations and events associated with the historical theme of Man in Space. The purpose of such study shall be to identify the possible locations, components, and features of a new unit of the national park system commemorative to this theme, with special emphasis to be placed on the internationally historic event of the first human contact with the surface of the moon. The study shall investigate practical methodologies to permanently safeguard from change the locations, structures, and at least symbolic instrumentation features associated with this theme, and to display and interpret these for visitor appreciation. Governmental entities controlling these locations, structures, and features are hereby requested to preserve them from destruction or change during the study and congressional review period insofar as is possible. A comprehensive report derived from this study, including potential action alternatives, shall be submitted to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives and to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate no later than one complete fiscal year after the effective date of this section.

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SEC. 19. As used in this Act, except as otherwise specifically provided, the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior.

Effective date.

SEC. 20. Authorizations of moneys to be appropriated under this Act shall be effective on October 1, 1980. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, authority to enter into contracts, to incur obligations, or to make payments under this Act shall be effective only to the extent, and in such amounts, as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts.

Approved September 8, 1980.


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