2240 112th CONGRESS
H. R. 2240
To authorize the exchange of land or interest
in land between Lowell National Historical Park and the city of Lowell in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for other purposes.IN
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 16, 2011
TSONGAS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on
the exchange of land or interest in land between Lowell National Historical Park
and the city of Lowell in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Lowell National
Historical Park Land Exchange Act of 2011'.
SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS.
The Act entitled `An act to provide for the establishment of the Lowell National
Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for other purposes'
approved June 5, 1978 (Public Law 95-290; 16 U.S.C. 410cc et seq.), is amended--
(1) in section 202, by adding at the end the following:
The Secretary may exchange any land or interest in land within the boundaries
of the park for any land or interest in land owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
the city of Lowell, or the University of Massachusetts Building Authority.
`(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), an exchange under this subsection shall
be subject to the laws, regulations, and policies applicable to exchanges of land
administered by the National Park Service and any other terms and conditions that
the Secretary determines to be necessary to protect the interests of the United
`(3) Where facilities or infrastructure required for the
management and operation of the Lowell National Historical Park exists on the
Federal land to be exchanged, and the non-Federal land or interest in land to
be exchanged is not of equal value, the values shall be equalized by the payment
of cash to the Secretary, which shall be credited to a special account established
in the Treasury and retained, without further appropriation, for the purpose of
replacing the facilities and infrastructure. The Secretary shall not be required
to equalize the values of any exchange conducted under this subsection if the
land or interest in land received by the Federal Government exceeds the value
of the Federal land or interest in land exchanged.'; and
in section 303(a)(1), by striking `thirty-five years' and inserting `sixty years'.