Legislation

Apr 18 2013

S. 770

Official Short: President Street Station Study Act

Long Title: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes.

Sponsors: Mr. Cardin and Ms. Mikulski

STATUS:

  • April 18, 2013.--Introduced.

S.770

President Street Station Study Act (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 770 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 770

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 18, 2013

Mr. CARDIN (for himself and Ms. MIKULSKI) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 `President Street Station 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' means the President Street Station, a railroad terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, the history of which is tied to the growth of the railroad industry in the 19th century, the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, and the immigrant influx of the early 20th century.

SEC. 3. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY.

    (a) Study- The Secretary shall conduct a special resource study of the study area.
    (b) Contents- In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall--
      (1) evaluate the national significance of the study area;
      (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System;
      (3) consider other alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the study area by the Federal Government, State or local government entities, or private and nonprofit organizations;
      (4) consult with interested Federal agencies, State or local governmental entities, private and nonprofit organizations, or any other interested individuals;
      (5) identify cost estimates for any Federal acquisition, development, interpretation, operation, and maintenance associated with the alternatives; and
      (6) identify any authorities that would compel or permit the Secretary to influence local land use decisions under the alternatives.
    (c) Applicable Law- The study required under subsection (a) shall be conducted in accordance with section 8 of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-5).
    (d) Report- Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are first made available for the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report that describes--
      (1) the results of the study; and
        (2) any conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.