Legislation

Official Short: Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act

Long Title: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

Sponsors: Mrs. Landrieu

STATUS:

  •  February 13, 2013:  Introduced
  •  March 14, 2013:  Full committee business meeting ordered reported      with amendment.  (voice vote)
  • April 22, 2013: Reported to the Senate with an amendment. S. Rept. 113-26
  •  04/22/2013: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar. [Calendar No. 57]

S.311

Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act (Reported in Senate - RS)

S 311 RS

Calendar No. 57
113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 311
[Report No. 113-26]

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 13, 2013

Ms. LANDRIEU introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

April 22, 2013

Reported by Mr. WYDEN, with an amendment

[Omit the part struck through]

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act'.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
      (1) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior.
      (2) STUDY AREA- The term `study area' includes Fort St. Philip, Fort Jackson, the Head of Passes, and any related and supporting historical, cultural, and recreational resources located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

SEC. 3. STUDY.

    (a) In General- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the State of Louisiana and other interested organizations, shall complete a special resource study that evaluates--
      (1) the national significance of the study area; and
      (2) the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System.
    (b) Criteria- In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall use the criteria for the study of areas for potential inclusion in the National Park System in section 8(c) of National Park System General Authorities Act (16 U.S.C. 1a-5(c)).
    (c) Content- The study described in subsection (a) shall--
      (1) include cost estimates for the potential acquisition, development, operation, and maintenance of the study area; and
      (2) identify alternatives for the management, administration, and protection of the study area.

SEC. 4. DONATIONS.

    The Secretary may accept the donation of funds to carry out this Act.

[Struck out->] SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION. [<-Struck out]

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There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.

    [<-Struck out]

Calendar No. 57

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 311
[Report No. 113-26]
A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.


April 22, 2013
Reported with an amendment