Summary of National Park Service Laws in the 110th congress

Summary of National Park Service laws in 110th Congress, January 4, 2007January 3, 2009

Boundary modifications:

Shiloh National Military Park in TN/MS (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Mesa Verde National Park (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Lowell National Historical Park (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Boundary modification and name change:

Minidoka National Historic Site (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (includes USS Arizona Memorial) - Presidential Proclamation 8327.

Heritage areas:

Establishes the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Establishes the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Establishes the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Authorizes an additional $5 million in appropriations for nine national heritage areas established in 1996 by P.L. 104-333 (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Makes technical changes to the National Coal Heritage Area, Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, the South Carolina National Heritage Area, and renames the Ohio and Erie National Heritage Canalway (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Authorizes the Columbia-Pacific National Heritage Area study (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Authorizes a study of sites related to Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky as a potential National Heritage Area (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Trails:

Establishes the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Authorizes the conveyance of land associated with the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Nebraska (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Authorizes a study of the eastern legacy of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Wild and scenic rivers

Designates the Eightmile Wild and Scenic River, Connecticut (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

NPS lands issues:

Authorizes the National Park Service to acquire land by condemnation to establish a memorial at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Provides a grant to the state of Mississippi for the acquisition of land on Cat Island in the Gulf Island National Seashore (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Authorizes an exchange of land between Denali National Park and the Alaska Railroad Corporation (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Concessions authorities:

Authorizes the Secretary or either party to a concessions contract to seek de novo review by the United States Court of Federal Claims of the value determination of a concession contract issued prior to November 13, 1998, in cases where the Secretary considers the decision of a value determination proceeding on the contract to misinterpret or misapply relevant requirements or authority and authorizes the court to change the determination (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Clarifies the parties who have historic concessionaire rights at Denali National Park (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Authorizes historic operator rights of entry for certain permit holders at Glacier Bay National Park (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Natural resource authorities:

Provides for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States (included in the Water Resources Development Act) - P.L. 110-114

Repeals prior language prohibiting the National Park Service from implementing part of an approved Settlement Agreement to exterminate deer and elk on Santa Rosa Island (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Authorizes cooperative agreements for natural resource protection both inside and outside of park boundaries (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Provides authority to move ahead with the one-mile bridge along the Tamiami Trail to implement the Mod Water project for Everglades National Park (included in the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 –P.L. 110-329

Energy authorities:

Provides authorities to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security –P. L. 110-140.

Transportation authorities:

Provides for the replacement of the Dyke Marsh Bridge on George Washington Memorial Parkway (included in the Water Resources Development Act) - P.L. 110-114

Provides technical corrections to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:A Legacy for User –P.L. 110-244.

Miscellaneous other authorities:

Allows individuals employed by the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission eligible to obtain federal health insurance –P.L. 110-74.

Authorizes funds to be used for the National Park Service's proportionate cost of upgrading the West Yellowstone/Hebgen Basin municipal solid waste disposal system within Yellowstone National Park (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Reauthorizes the National Park Service Advisory Board through January 1, 2009 (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Provides for the transfer of the Great Onyx, Harper's Ferry, and Oconaluftee Job Corps centers from the National Park Service to the Forest Service (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Authorizes the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission, increases the park's land acquisition ceiling, authorizes participation in the intermodal transportation center, and authorizes the conveyance of tracts between the city and the park (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Redesignates the Ellis Island Library in honor of Bob Hope (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Authorizes increased operational funding and a change in the grant authority for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Authorizes payment to subcontractors for work at Grand Canyon National Park (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Extends financial and technical assistance to the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Provides for a program for circulating quarter dollar coins that are emblematic of a national park or other national site in each –P.L. 110-456.

Grants passed through the National Park Service:

Authorizes a grant to the Alice Ferguson Foundation for site planning, design and rehabilitation of the Potomac River Habitat Study Complex and Wareham Lodge (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008) - P.L. 110-161

Studies:

Newtonia Civil War Battlefields, Missouri (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, Missouri (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Wolf House, Arkansas (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Space Shuttle Columbia, Texas (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Cesar E. Chavez sites in Arizona and California and other states (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Taunton, Massachusetts (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Rim of the Valley Corridor, California (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

D.C. Parks and Memorials:

Extends the authorization for establishing a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor veterans who became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States - P.L. 110-106.

Authorizes a commemorative work to honor Brigadier General Francis Marion and his family (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Changes various authorities for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Extension of the authority for one year to establish the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. (included in the Albuquerque Indian School Act) –P.L. 110-453.

Commissions

Authorizes the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commemoration Commission (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Establishes a commission to study the potential creation of a National Museum of the American Latino (included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008) –P.L. 110-229.

Appropriations:

Emergency supplemental appropriations for FY 2007 –P.L. 110-28.

Department of Defense Appropriations for FY 2008 - P.L. 110-116 (Sec. 8089, Gateway NRA and Sec. 8104, USS Arizona appropriations).

Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008 - P.L. 110-161

Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 –P.L. 110-329

Presidential proclamations

Amending Proclamation 8031 of June 15, 2006, To Read, "Establishment of the

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument" –Procl. 8112 - 2/28/07

Establishment of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument - Procl. 8327 - 12/5/08

Executive Orders

Further Amendment to Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and ReviewE.O. 13422 - 1/18/07

Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation ManagementE.O. 13423 - 1/24/07

Further Amendment to Executive Order 13285, Relating to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation - E.O. 13424 - 1/26/07

Establishing a Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors and

a Task Force on Returning Global War on Terror Heroes - E.O. 13426 - 3/6/07

Cooperation Among Agencies in Protecting the Environment with Respect to Greenhouse

Gas Emissions from Motor Vehicles, Non-road Vehicles, and Non-road Engines - E.O. 13432 - 5/14/07

Facilitation of Hunting Heritage and Wildlife Conservation - E.O. 13443 - 8/16/07

Strengthening Adult Education - E.O. 13445 - 9/27/07

Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees (Committee for the Preservation of the White House) - E.O. 13446 - 9/28/07

Protection of Striped Bass and Red Drum Fish Populations - E.O. 13449 - 10/20/07

Improving Government Program Performance - E.O. 13450 - 11/13/07

Protecting American Taxpayers from Government Spending on Wasteful EarmarksE.O. 13457 -1/29/08

Improving the Coordination and Effectiveness of Youth Programs - E.O. 13459 - 2/7/08

Amending Executive Orders 13389 and 13390 (Extending Gulf Coast Recovery and Rebuilding Council and Post Hurricane Katrina Aid) - E.O. 13463 - 4/18/08

Amending Executive Order 12989 (Electronic Employment Verification Systems for Federal Employees and Contractors) - E.O. 13465 - 6/6/08

Further Amendments To Executive Order 13285, President's Council on Service and

Civic Participation - E.O. 13471 - 8/28/08

Amendments to Executive Order 12962 (Magnuson Fishery Conservation and

Management Act (16 USC 1801-1882) - E.O. 13474 - 9/26/08

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