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S 713

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 713

To modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 31, 2011

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


A BILL

To modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 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 `Petersburg National Battlefield Boundary Modification Act'.

SEC. 2. BOUNDARY MODIFICATION.

    (a) In General- The boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield is modified to include the properties as generally depicted on the map titled `Petersburg National Battlefield Boundary Expansion', numbered 325/80,080, and dated June 2007. The map shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

    (b) Acquisition of Properties- The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the `Secretary') is authorized to acquire the lands or interests in land, described in subsection (a), from willing sellers only by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, exchange, or transfer.

    (c) Administration- The Secretary shall administer any land or interests in land acquired under this section as part of the Petersburg National Battlefield in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

SEC. 3. ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION TRANSFER.

    (a) In General- The Secretary and the Secretary of the Army are authorized to transfer administrative jurisdiction for approximately 1.171 acres of land under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior within the boundary of the Petersburg National Battlefield, for approximately 1.170 acres of land under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army within the boundary of the Fort Lee Military Reservation adjacent to the boundary of the Petersburg National Battlefield.

    (b) Map- The land to be exchanged is depicted on the map titled `Petersburg National Battlefield Proposed Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction', numbered 325/80,081, and dated October 2009. The map shall be available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

    (c) Conditions of Transfer- The transfer of administrative jurisdiction authorized in subsection (a) shall be subject to the following conditions:

      (1) NO REIMBURSEMENT OR CONSIDERATION- The transfer shall occur without reimbursement or consideration.

      (2) DEADLINE- The Secretary and the Secretary of the Army shall complete the transfers authorized by this section not later than 120 days after the funds are made available for that purpose.

      (3) MANAGEMENT- The land conveyed to the Secretary under subsection (a) shall be included within the boundary of the Petersburg National Battlefield and shall be administered as part of the park in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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