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NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT OF 1966

AN ACT

To establish a program for the preservation of additional historic properties throughout the Nation, 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; Congressional findings

(a)  This Act may be cited as the "National Historic Preservation Act".

(b)  The Congress finds and declares that--

(1)  the spirit and direction of the Nation are founded upon and reflected in its historic heritage;

(2)  the historical and cultural foundations of the Nation should be preserved as a living part of our community life and development in order to give a sense of orientation to the American people;

(3)  historic properties significant to the Nation's heritage are being lost or substantially altered, often inadvertently, with increasing frequency;

(4)  the preservation of this irreplaceable heritage is in the public interest so that its vital legacy of cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, economic, and energy benefits will be maintained and enriched for future generations of Americans;

(5)  in the face of ever-increasing extensions of urban centers, highways, and residential, commercial, and industrial developments, the present governmental and nongovernmental historic preservation programs and activities are inadequate to insure future generations a genuine opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the rich heritage of our Nation;

(6)  the increased knowledge of our historic resources, the establishment of better means of identifying and administering them, and the encouragement of their preservation will improve the planning and execution of Federal and federally assisted projects and will assist economic growth and development; and

(7)  although the major burdens of historic preservation have been borne and major efforts initiated by private agencies and individuals, and both should continue to play a vital role, it is nevertheless necessary and appropriate for the Federal Government to accelerate its historic preservation programs and activities, to give maximum encouragement to agencies and individuals undertaking preservation by private means, and to assist State and local governments and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States to expand and accelerate their historic preservation programs and activities.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470]

[Source:  Section 1 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 915), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 101[(a)] of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2987), effective December 12, 1980]

§ 2.  Declaration of policy

It shall be the policy of the Federal Government, in cooperation with other nations and in partnership with the States, local governments, Indian tribes, and private organizations and individuals to--

(1)  use measures, including financial and technical assistance, to foster conditions under which our modern society and our prehistoric and historic resources can exist in productive harmony and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations;

(2)  provide leadership in the preservation of the prehistoric and historic resources of the United States and of the international community of nations and in the administration of the national preservation program in partnership with States, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiians, and local governments;

(3)  administer federally owned, administered, or controlled prehistoric and historic resources in a spirit of stewardship for the inspiration and benefit of present and future generations;

(4)  contribute to the preservation of nonfederally owned prehistoric and historic resources and give maximum encouragement to organizations and individuals undertaking preservation by private means;

(5)  encourage the public and private preservation and utilization of 3/4ll usable elements of the Nation's historic built environment; and

(6)  assist State and local governments, Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States to expand and accelerate their historic preservation programs and activities.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470--1]

[Source:  Section 2 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 101[(a)] of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2987), effective December 12, 1980; as amended by section 4002 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4753), effective October 30, 1992]

§ 101.  National Register of Historic Places

(a)  Expansion and maintenance of National Register; criteria; nominations; determinations; appeals; concurrence or objections of owner.

(1)(A)  The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to expand and maintain a National Register of Historic Places composed of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.

(B)  Properties meeting the criteria for National Historic Landmarks established pursuant to paragraph (2) shall be designated as "National Historic Landmarks" and included on the National Register, subject to the requirements of paragraph (6). All historic properties included on the National Register on the date of the enactment of the National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980 [enacted Dec. 12, 1980] shall be deemed to be included on the National Register as of their initial listing for purposes of this Act. All historic properties listed in the Federal Register of February 6, 1979, as "National Historic Landmarks" or thereafter prior to the effective date of this Act [enacted Oct. 15, 1966] are declared by Congress to be National Historic Landmarks of national historic significance as of their initial listing as such in the Federal Register for purposes of this Act and the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666); except that in cases of National Historic Landmark districts for which no boundaries have been established, boundaries must first be published in the Federal Register.

(2)  The Secretary in consultation with national historical and archaeological associations, shall establish or revise criteria for properties to be included on the National Register and criteria for National Historic Landmarks, and shall also promulgate or revise regulations as may be necessary for--

(A)  nominating properties for inclusion in, and removal from, the National Register and the recommendation of properties by certified local governments;

(B)  designating properties as National Historic Landmarks and removing such designation;

(C)  considering appeals from such recommendations, nominations, removals, and designations (or any failure or refusal by a nominating authority to nominate or designate);

(D)  nominating historic properties for inclusion in the World Heritage List in accordance with the terms of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage;

(E)  making determinations of eligibility of properties for inclusion on the National Register; and

(F)  notifying the owner of a property, any appropriate local governments, and the general public, when the property is being considered for inclusion on the National Register, for designation as a National Historic Landmark or for nomination to the World Heritage List.

(3)  Subject to the requirements of paragraph (6), any State which is carrying out a program approved under subsection (b), shall nominate to the Secretary properties which meet the criteria promulgated under subsection (a) for inclusion on the National Register. Subject to paragraph (6), any property nominated under this paragraph or under section 110(a)(2) shall be included on the National Register on the date forty-five days after receipt by the Secretary of the nomination and the necessary documentation, unless the Secretary disapproves such nomination within such forty-five day period or unless an appeal is filed under paragraph (5).

(4)  Subject to the requirements of paragraph (6) the Secretary may accept a nomination directly from any person or local government for inclusion of a property on the National Register only if such property is located in a State where there is no program approved under subsection (b). The Secretary may include on the National Register any property for which such a nomination is made if he determines that such property is eligible in accordance with the regulations promulgated under paragraph (2). Such determination shall be made within ninety days from the date of the nomination unless the nomination is appealed under paragraph (5).

(5)  Any person or local government may appeal to the Secretary a nomination of any historic property for inclusion on the National Register and may appeal to the Secretary the failure or refusal of a nominating authority to nominate a property in accordance with this subsection.

(6)  The Secretary shall promulgate regulations requiring that before any property or district may be included on the National Register or designated as a National Historic Landmark, the owner or owners of such property, or a majority of the owners of the properties within the district in the case of an historic district, shall be given the opportunity (including a reasonable period of time) to concur in, or object to, the nomination of the property or district for such inclusion or designation. If the owner or owners of any privately owned property, or a majority of the owners of such properties within the district in the case of an historic district, object to such inclusion or designation, such property shall not be included on the National Register or designated as a National Historic Landmark until such objection is withdrawn. The Secretary shall review the nomination of the property or district where any such objection has been made and shall determine whether or not the property or district is eligible for such inclusion or designation, and if the Secretary determines that such property or district is eligible for such inclusion or designation he shall inform the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the appropriate State Historic Preservation Officer, the appropriate chief elected local official and the owner or owners of such property, of his determination. The regulations under this paragraph shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of this paragraph in the case of multiple ownership of a single property.

(7)  The Secretary shall promulgate, or revise, regulations--

(A)  ensuring that significant prehistoric and historic artifacts, and associated records, subject to section 110 of this Act, the Act of June 27, 1960 (16 U.S.C. 469c), and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (16 U.S.C. 470aa and following) are deposited in an institution with adequate long-term curatorial capabilities;

(B)  establishing a uniform process and standards for documenting historic properties by public agencies and private parties for purposes of incorporation into, or complementing, the national historical architectural and engineering records within the Library of Congress; and

(C)  certifying local governments, in accordance with subsection (c)(1) and for the allocation of funds pursuant to section 103(c) of this Act.

(8)  The Secretary shall, at least once every 4 years, in consultation with the Council and with State Historic Preservation Officers, review significant threats to properties included in, or eligible for inclusion on, the National Register, in order to--

(A)  determine the kinds of properties that may be threatened;

(B)  ascertain the causes of the threats; and

(C)  develop and submit to the President and Congress recommendations for appropriate action.

(b)  State Historic Preservation Programs. (1) The Secretary, in consultation with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, shall promulgate or revise regulations for State Historic Preservation Programs. Such regulations shall provide that a State program submitted to the Secretary under this section shall be approved by the Secretary if he determines that the program--

(A)  provides for the designation and appointment by the Governor of a "State Historic Preservation Officer" to administer such program in accordance with paragraph (3) and for the employment or appointment by such officer of such professionally qualified staff as may be necessary for such purposes;

(B)  provides for an adequate and qualified State historic preservation review board designated by the State Historic Preservation Officer unless otherwise provided for by State law and

(C)  provides for adequate public participation in the State Historic Preservation Program, including the process of recommending properties for nomination to the National Register.

(2)(A)  Periodically, but not less than every 4 years after the approval of any State program under this subsection, the Secretary, in consultation with the Council on the appropriate provisions of this Act, and in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Officer, shall evaluate the program to determine whether it is consistent with this Act.

(B)  If, at any time, the Secretary determines that a major aspect of a State program is not consistent with this Act, the Secretary shall disapprove the program and suspend in whole or in part any contracts or cooperative agreements with the State and the State Historic Preservation Officer under this Act, until the program is consistent with this Act, unless the Secretary determines that the program will be made consistent with this Act within a reasonable period of time.

(C)  The Secretary, in consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers, shall establish oversight methods to ensure State program consistency and quality without imposing undue review burdens on State Historic Preservation Officers.

(D)  At the discretion of the Secretary, a State system of fiscal audit and management may be substituted for comparable Federal systems so long as the State system--

(i)  establishes and maintains substantially similar accountability standards; and

(ii)  provides for independent professional peer review.

The Secretary may also conduct periodic fiscal audits of State programs approved under this section as needed and shall ensure that such programs meet applicable accountability standards.

(3)  It shall be the responsibility of the State Historic Preservation Officer to administer the State Historic Preservation Program and to--

(A)  in cooperation with Federal and State agencies, local governments, and private organizations and individuals, direct and conduct a comprehensive statewide survey of historic properties and maintain inventories of such properties;

(B)  identify and nominate eligible properties to the National Register and otherwise administer applications for listing historic properties on the National Register;

(C)  prepare and implement a comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan;

(D)  administer the State program of Federal assistance for historic preservation within the State;

(E)  advise and assist, as appropriate, Federal and State agencies and local governments in carrying out their historic preservation responsibilities;

(F)  cooperate with the Secretary, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other Federal and State agencies, local governments, and organizations and individuals to ensure that historic properties are taken into consideration at all levels of planning and development;

(G)  provide public information, education, and training and technical assistance in historic preservation; and

(H)  cooperate with local governments in the development of local historic preservation programs and assist local governments in becoming certified pursuant to subsection (c);

(I)  consult with appropriate Federal agenices in accordance with this Act on--

(i)  Federal undertakings that may affect historic properties; and

(ii)  the content and sufficiency of any plans developed to protect, manage, or reduce or mitigate harm to such properties; and

(J)  advise and assist in the evaluation of proposals for rehabilitation projects that may qualify for Federal assistance.

(4)  Any State may carry out all or any part of its responsibilities under this subsection by contract or cooperative agreement with any qualified nonprofit organization or educational institution.

(5)  Any State historic preservation program in effect under prior authority of law may be treated as an approved program for purposes of this subsection until the earlier of--

(A)  the date on which the Secretary approves a program submitted by the State under this subsection, or

(B)  three years after the date of the enactment of the National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1992.

(6)(A)  Subject to subparagraphs (C) and (D), the Secretary may enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with a State Historic Preservation Officer for any State authorizing such Officer to assist the Secretary in carrying out one or more of the following responsibilities within that State--

(i)  Identification and preservation of historic properties.

(ii)  Determination of the eligibility of properties for listing on the National Register.

(iii)  Preparation of nominations for inclusion on the National Register.

(iv)  Maintenance of historical and archaeological data bases.

(v)  Evaluation of eligibility for Federal preservation incentives.

Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to provide that any State Historic Preservation Officer or any other person other than the Secretary shall have the authority to maintain the National Register for properties in any State.

(B)  The Secretary may enter into a contract or cooperative agreement under subparagraph (A) only if--

(i)  the State Historic Preservation Officer has requested the additional responsibility;

(ii)  the Secretary has approved the State historic preservation program pursuant to section 101(b)(1) and (2);

(iii)  the State Historic Preservation Officer agrees to carry out the additional responsibility in a timely and efficient manner acceptable to the Secretary and the Secretary determines that such Officer is fully capable of carrying out such responsibility in such manner;

(iv)  the State Historic Preservation Officer agrees to permit the Secretary to review and revise, as appropriate in the discretion of the Secretary, decisions made by the Officer pursuant to such contract or cooperative agreement; and

(v)  the Secretary and the State Historic Preservation Officer agree on the terms of additional financial assistance to the State, if there is to be any, for the costs of carrying out such responsibility.

(C)  For each significant program area under the Secretary's authority, the Secretary shall establish specific conditions and criteria essential for the assumption by State Historic Preservation Officers of the Secretary's duties in each such program.

(D)  Nothing in this subsection shall have the effect of diminishing the preservation programs and activities of the National Park Service.

(c)  Certification of State programs. (1) Any State program approved under this section shall provide a mechanism for the certification by the State Historic Preservation Officer of local governments to carry out the purposes of this Act and provide for the transfer, in accordance with section 103(c) of a portion of the grants received by the States under this Act to such local governments. Any local government shall be certified to participate under the provisions of this section if the applicable State Historic Preservation Officer, and the Secretary, certifies that the local government--

(A)  enforces appropriate State or local legislation for the designation and protection of historic properties;

(B)  has established an adequate and qualified historic preservation review commission by State or local legislation;

(C)  maintains a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties that furthers the purposes of subsection (b);

(D)  provides for adequate public participation in the local historic preservation program, including the process of recommending properties for nomination to the National Register; and

(E)  satisfactorily performs the responsibilities delegated to it under this Act.

Where there is no approved State program, a local government may be certified by the Secretary if he determines that such local government meets the requirements of subparagraphs (A) through (E); and in any such case the Secretary may make grants-in-aid to the local government for purposes of this section.

(2)(A)  Before a property within the jurisdiction of the certified local government may be considered by the State to be nominated to the Secretary for inclusion on the National Register, the State Historic Preservation Officer shall notify the owner, the applicable chief local elected official, and the local historic preservation commission. The commission, after reasonable opportunity for public comment, shall prepare a report as to whether or not such property, in its opinion, meets the criteria of the National Register. Within sixty days of notice from the State Historic Preservation Officer, the chief local elected official shall transmit the report of the commission and his recommendation to the State Historic Preservation Officer. Except as provided in subparagraph (B), after receipt of such report and recommendation, or if no such report and recommendation are received within sixty days, the State shall make the nomination pursuant to section 101(a). The State may expedite such process with the concurrence of the certified local government.

(B)  If both the commission and the chief local elected official recommend that a property not be nominated to the National Register, the State Historic Preservation Officer shall take no further action, unless within thirty days of the receipt of such recommendation by the State Historic Preservation Officer an appeal is filed with the State. If such an appeal is filed, the State shall follow the procedures for making a nomination pursuant to section 101(a). Any report and recommendations made under this section shall be included with any nomination submitted by the State to the Secretary.

(3)  Any local government certified under this section or which is making efforts to become so certified shall be eligible for funds under the provisions of section 103(c) of this Act, and shall carry out any responsibilities delegated to it in accordance with such terms and conditions as the Secretary deems necessary or advisable.

(4)  For the purposes of this section the term--

(A)  "designation" means the identification and registration of properties for protection that meet criteria established by the State or the locality for significant historic and prehistoric resources within the jurisdiction of a local government; and

(B)  "protection" means a local review process under State or local law for proposed demolition of, changes to, or other action that may affect historic properties designated pursuant to subsection (c).

(d)(1)(A)  The Secretary shall establishes a program and promulgate regulations to assist Indian tribes in preserving their particular historic properties. The Secretary shall foster communication and cooperation between Indian tribes and State Historic Preservation Officers in the administration of the national historic preservation program to ensure that all types of historic properties and all public interests in such properties are given due consideration, and to encourage coordination among Indian tribes, State Historic Preservation Officers, and Federal agencies in historic preservation planning and in the identification, evaluation, protection, and interpretation of historic properties.

(B)  The program under subparagraph (A) shall be developed in such a manner as to ensure that tribal values are taken into account to the extent feasible. The Secretary may waive or modify requirements of this section to conform to the cultural setting of tribal heritage preservation goals and objectives. The tribal programs implemented by specific tribal organizations may vary in scope, as determined by each tribe's chief governing authority.

(C)  The Secretary shall consult with Indian tribes, other Federal agencies, State Historic Preservation Officers, and other interested parties and initiate the program under subparagraph (A) by not later than October 1, 1994.

(2)  A tribe may assume all or any part of the functions of a State Historic Preservation Officer in accordance with subsections (b)(2) and (b)(3), with respect to tribal lands, as such responsibilities may be modified for tribal programs through regulations issued by the Secretary, if--

(A)  the tribe's chief governing authority so requests;

(B)  the tribe designates a tribal preservation official to administer the tribal historic preservation program, through appointment by the tribe's chief governing authority or as a tribal ordinance may otherwise provide;

(C)  the tribal preservation official provides the Secretary with a plan describing how the functions the tribal preservation official proposes to assume will be carried out;

(D)  the Secretary determines, after consulting with the tribe, the appropriate State Historic Preservation Officer, the Council (if the tribe proposes to assume the functions of the State Historic Preservation Officer with respect to review of undertakings under section 106), and other tribes, if any, whose tribal or aboriginal lands may be affected by conduct of the tribal preservation program--

(i)  that the tribal preservation program is fully capable of carrying out the functions specified in the plan provided under subparagraph (C);

(ii)  that the plan defines the remaining responsibilities of the Secretary and the State Historic Preservation Officer; and

(iii)  that the plan provides, with respect to properties neither owned by a member of the tribe nor held in trust by the Secretary for the benefit of the tribe, at the request of the owner thereof, the State Historic Preservation Officer, in addition to the tribal preservation official, may exercise the historic preservation responsibilities in accordance with subsections (b)(2) and (b)(3); and

(E)  based on satisfaction of the conditions stated in subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D), the Secretary approves the plan.

(3)  In consultation with interested Indian tribes, other Native American organizations and affected State Historic Preservation Officers, the Secretary shall establish and implement procedures for carrying out section 103(a) with respect to tribal programs that assume responsibilities under paragraph (2).

(4)  At the request of a tribe whose preservation program has been approved to assume functions and responsibilities pursuant to paragraph (2), the Secretary shall enter into contracts or cooperative agreements, with such tribe permitting the assumption by the tribe of any part of the responsibilities referred to in subsection (b)(6) on tribal land, if--

(A)  the Secretary and the tribe agree on additional financial assistance, if any, to the tribe for the costs of carrying out such authorities;

(B)  the Secretary finds that the tribal historic preservation program has been demonstrated to be sufficient to carry out the contract or cooperative agreement with this Act; and

(C)  the contract or cooperative agreement specified the continuing responsibilities of the Secretary or of the appropriate State Historic Preservation Officers and provides for appropriate participation by--

(i)  the tribe's traditional cultural authorities;

(ii)  representatives of other tribes whose traditional lands are under the jurisdiction of the tribe assuming responsibilities; and

(iii)  the interested public.

(5)  The Council may enter into an agreement with an Indian tribe to permit undertakings on tribal land to be reviewed under tribal historic preservation regulations in place of review under regulations promulgated by the Council to govern compliance with section 106, if the Council, after consultation with the tribe and appropriate State Historic Preservation Officers, determines that the tribal preservation regulations will afford historic properties consideration equivalent to those afforded by the Council's regulations.

(6)(A)  Properties of traditional religious and cultural importance to an Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization may be determined to be eligible for inclusion on the National Register.

(B)  In carrying out its responsibilities under section 106, a Federal agency shall consult with any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization that attaches religious and cultural significance to properties described in subparagraph (A).

(C)  In carrying out his or her responsibilities under subsection (b)(3), the State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of Hawaii shall--

(i)  consult with Native Hawaiian organizations in assessing the cultural significance of any property in determining whether to nominate such property to the National Register;

(ii)  consult with Native Hawaiian organizations in developing the cultural component of a preservation program or plan for such property; and

(iii)  enter into a memorandum of understanding or agreement with Native Hawaiian organizations for the assessment of the cultural significance of a property in determining whether to nominate such property to the National Register and to carry out the cultural component of such preservation program or plan.

(e)  Grants-in-aid. (1) The Secretary shall administer a program of matching grants to the States for the purposes of carrying out this Act.

(2)  The Secretary may administer grants to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States, chartered by an Act of Congress approved October 26, 1949 (63 Stat. 947) consistent with the purposes of its charter and this Act.

(3)(A)  In addition to the programs under paragraphs (1) and (2), the Secretary shall administer a program of direct grants for the preservation of properties included on the National Register. Funds to support such program annually shall not exceed 10 per centum of the amount appropriated annually for the fund established under section 108. These grants may be made by the Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate State Historic Preservation Officer--

(i)  for the preservation of National Historic Landmarks which are threatened with demolition or impairment and for the preservation of historic properties of World Heritage significance;

(ii)  for demonstration projects which will provide information concerning professional methods and techniques having application to historic properties;

(iii)  for the training and development of skilled labor in trades and crafts, and in analysis and curation, relating to historic preservation, and

(iv)  to assist persons or small businesses within any historic district included in the National Register to remain with the district.

(B)  The Secretary may also, in consultation with the appropriate State Historic Preservation Officer, make grants or loans or both under this section to Indian tribes and to nonprofit organizations representing ethnic or minority groups for the preservation of their cultural heritage.

(C)  Grants may be made under subparagraph (A)(i) and (iv) only to the extent that the project cannot be carried out in as effective a manner through the use of an insured loan under section 104.

(4)  Grants may be made under this subsection for the preservation, stabilization, restoration, or rehabilitation of religious properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, provided that the purpose of the grant is secular, does not promote religion, and seeks to protect those qualities that are historically significant. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to authorize the use of any funds made available under this section for the acquisition of any property referred to in the preceding sentence.

(5)  The Secretary shall administer a program of direct grants to Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations for the purpose of carrying out this Act as it pertains to Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. Matching fund requirements may be modified. Federal funds available to a tribe or Native Hawaiian organization may be used as matching funds for the purposes of the tribe's or organization's conducting its responsibilities pursuant to this section.

(6)(A)  As part of the program of matching grant assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund to States, the Secretary shall administer a program of direct grants to the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and upon termination of the Trusteeship Agreement for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau (referred to as the Micronesian States) in furtherance of the Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, approved by the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985 (48 U.S.C. 1681 note), the Trusteeship Agreement for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the Compact of Free Association between the United States and Palau, approved by the Joint Resolution entitled "Joint Resolution to approve the Compact of Free Association' between the United States and Government of Palau, and for other purposes" (48 U.S.C. 1681 note). The goal of the program shall be to establish historic and cultural preservation programs that meet the unique needs of each Micronesian State so that at the termination of the compacts the programs shall be firmly established. The Secretary may waive or modify the requirements of this section to conform to the cultural setting of those nations.

(B)  The amounts to be made available to the Micronesian States shall be allocated by the Secretary on the basis of needs as determined by the Secretary. Matching funds may be waived or modified.

(f)  Prohibition against compensation of intervening parties. No part of any grant made under this section may be used to compensate any person intervening in any proceeding under this Act.

(g)  Federal agency responsibility guidelines. In consultation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Secretary shall promulgate guidelines for Federal agency responsibilities under section 110 of this title.

(h)  Professional standards of preservation. Within one year after the date of enactment of the National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980 [enacted Dec. 12, 1980], the Secretary shall establish, in consultation with the Secretaries of Agriculture and Defense, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Administrator of the General Services Administration, professional standards for the preservation of historic properties in Federal ownership or control.

(i)  Availability of information on historic property preservation. The Secretary shall develop and make available to Federal agencies, State and local governments, private organizations and individuals, and other nations and international organizations pursuant to the World Heritage Convention, training in, and information concerning, professional methods and techniques for the preservation of historic properties and for the administration of the historic preservation program at the Federal, State, and local level. The Secretary shall also develop mechanisms to provide information concerning historic preservation to the general public including students.

(j)(1)  The Secretary shall, in consultation with the Council and other appropriate Federal, tribal, Native Hawaiian, and non-Federal organizations, develop and implement a comprehensive preservation education and training program.

(2)  The education and training program described in paragraph (1) shall include--

(A)  new standards and increased preservation training opportunities for Federal workers involved in preservation-related functions;

(B)  increased preservation training opportunities for other Federal, State, tribal and local government workers, and students;

(C)  technical or financial assistance, or both, to historically black colleges and universities, to tribal colleges, and to colleges with a high enrollment of Native Americans or Native Hawaiians, to establish preservation training and degree programs; and

(D)  coordination of the following activities, where appropriate, with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training--

(i)  distribution of information on preservation technologies;

(ii)  provision of training and skill development in trades, crafts, and disciplines related to historic preservation in Federal training and development programs; and

(iii)  support for research, analysis, conservation, curation, interpretation, and display related to preservation.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470a]

[Source:  Section 101 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 915), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 1(d) of the Act of July 1, 1973 (Pub. L. No. 93--54; 87 Stat. 139), effective July 1, 1973; section 11 of the Act of August 18, 1970 (Pub. L. No. 91--383); section 2 of the Act of October 7, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--458; 90 Stat. 1942), effective October 7, 1976; section 608(a) and (b) of title VI of the Act of March 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--205; 94 Stat. 92), effective March 12, 1980; section 201[(a)] of title II of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2988), effective December 12, 1980; sections 4003--4006(a), 4007--4008 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4753--4759), effective October 30, 1992; section 6(d)(28) of the Act of November 2, 1994 (Pub. L. No. 103--437; 108 Stat. 4584), effective November 2, 1994; section 814(d)(2)(F) of title VIII of the Act of November 12, 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104--333; 110 Stat. 4196), effective November 12, 1996; sections 5(a)(1)--(4) of the Act of May 26, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--208; 114 Stat. 318]

§ 102.  Requirements for awarding of grant funds

(a)  Grant applications; amounts; reports; conditions. No grant may be made under this Act--

(1)  unless application therefor is submitted to the Secretary in accordance with regulations and procedures prescribed by him;

(2)  unless the application is in accordance with the comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan which has been approved by the Secretary after considering its relationship to the comprehensive statewide outdoor recreation plan prepared pursuant to the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (78 Stat. 897);

(3)  for more than 60 percent of the aggregate cost of carrying out projects and programs under the administrative control of the State Historic Preservation Officer as specified in section 101(b)(3) in any one fiscal year;

(4)  unless the grantee has agreed to make such reports, in such form and containing such information as the Secretary may from time to time require;

(5)  unless the grantee has agreed to assume, after completion of the project, the total cost of the continued maintenance, repair, and administration of the property in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary; and

(6)  until the grantee has complied with such further terms and conditions as the Secretary may deem necessary or advisable.

(b)  Waiver. The secretary may in his discretion waive the requirements of subsection (a), paragraphs (2) and (5) of this section for any grant under this Act to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States.

(c)  [Repealed]

(d)  The Secretary shall make funding available to individual States and the National Trust for Historic Preservation as soon as practicable after execution of a grant agreement. For purposes of administration, grants to individual States and the National Trust each shall be considered to be one grant and shall be administered by the National Park Service as such.

(e)  The total administrative costs, direct and indirect, charged for carrying out State projects and programs may not exceed 25 percent of the aggregate costs except in the case of grants under section 101(e)(6).

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470b]

[Source:  Section 102 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 916), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 201(1) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1319), effective September 28, 1976; section 202 of title II of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2993), effective December 12, 1980; section 4009 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4759), effective October 30, 1992; section 5(a)(5) of the Act of May 26, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--208; 114 Stat. 318) effective May 26, 2000]

§ 103.  Apportionment of grant funds; reapportionment

(a)  The amounts appropriated and made available for grants to the States for the purposes of this Act shall be apportioned among the States by the Secretary on the basis of needs as determined by him.

(b)  The amounts appropriated and made available for grants to the States for projects and programs under this Act for each fiscal year shall be apportioned among the States as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. The Secretary shall notify each State of its apportionment under this subsection within thirty days following the date of enactment of legislation appropriating funds under this Act. Any amount of any apportionment that has not been paid or obligated by the Secretary during the fiscal year in which such notification is given, and for two fiscal years thereafter, shall be reapportioned by the Secretary in accordance with this subsection. The Secretary shall analyze and revise as necessary the method of apportionment. Such method and any revision thereof shall be published by the Secretary in the Federal Register.

(c)  A minimum of 10 per centum of the annual apportionment distributed by the Secretary to each State for the purposes of carrying out this Act shall be transferred by the State, pursuant to the requirements of this Act, to local governments which are certified under section 101(c) for historic preservation projects or programs of such local governments. In any year in which the total annual apportionment to the States exceeds $65,000,000, one half of the excess shall also be transferred by the States to local governments certified pursuant to section 101(c).

(d)  The Secretary shall establish guidelines for the use and distribution of funds under subsection (c) to insure that no local government receives a disproportionate share of the funds available, and may include a maximum or minimum limitation on the amount of funds distributed to any single local government. The guidelines shall not limit the ability of any State to distribute more than 10 per centum of its annual apportionment under subsection (c), nor shall the Secretary require any State to exceed the 10 per centum minimum distribution to local governments.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470c]

[Source:  Section 103 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 916), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 201(2) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1319), effective September 28, 1976; section 203 of title II of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2993), effective December 12, 1980; section 4010 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4759), effective October 30, 1992; section 5(a)(6) of the Act of May 26, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--208; 114 Stat. 318), effective May 26, 2001]

§ 104.  Loan insurance; conditions on issuance of insurance; protection of Federal financial interests; assessment of fees

(a)  The Secretary shall establish and maintain a program by which he may, upon application of a private lender, insure loans (including loans made in accordance with a mortgage) made by such lender to finance any project for the preservation of a property included on the National Register.

(b)  A loan may be insured under this section only if--

(1)  the loan is made by a private lender approved by the Secretary as financially sound and able to service the loan properly;

(2)  the amount of the loan, and interest rate charged with respect to the loan, do not exceed such amount, and such a rate, as is established by the Secretary, by rule;

(3)  the Secretary has consulted the appropriate State Historic Preservation Officer concerning the preservation of the historic property;

(4)  the Secretary has determined that the loan is adequately secured and there is reasonable assurance of repayment;

(5)  the repayment period of the loan does not exceed the lesser of forty years or the expected life of the asset financed;

(6)  the amount insured with respect to such loan does not exceed 90 per centum of the loss sustained by the lender with respect to the loan; and

(7)  the loan, the borrower, and the historic property to be preserved meet other terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary, by rule, especially terms and conditions relating to the nature and quality of the preservation work.

The Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of the Treasury regarding the interest rate of loans insured under this section.

(c)  The aggregate unpaid principal balance of loans insured under this section and outstanding at any one time may not exceed the amount which has been covered into the Historic Preservation Fund pursuant to section 108 and subsections (g) and (i) of this section, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act but which has not been appropriated for any purpose.

(d)  Any contract of insurance executed by the Secretary under this section may be assignable, shall be an obligation supported by the full faith and credit of the United States, and shall be incontestable except for fraud or misrepresentation of which the holder had actual knowledge at the time it became a holder.

(e)  The Secretary shall specify, by rule and in each contract entered into under this section, the conditions and method of payment to a private lender as a result of losses incurred by the lender on any loan insured under this section.

(f)  In entering into any contract to insure a loan under this section, the Secretary shall take steps to assure adequate protection of the financial interests of the Federal Government. The Secretary may--

(1)  in connection with any foreclosure proceeding, obtain, on behalf of the Federal Government, the property securing a loan insured under this title; and

(2)  operate or lease such property for such period as may be necessary to protect the interest of the Federal Government and to carry out subsection (g).

(g)(1)  In any case in which a historic property is obtained pursuant to subsection (f), the Secretary shall attempt to convey such property to any governmental or nongovernmental entity under such conditions as will ensure the property's continued preservation and use; except that if, after a reasonable time, the Secretary, in consultation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, determines that there is no feasible and prudent means to convey such property and to ensure its continued preservation and use, then the Secretary may convey the property at the fair market value of its interest in such property to any entity without restriction.

(2)  Any funds obtained by the Secretary in connection with the conveyance of any property pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be covered into the historic preservation fund, in addition to the amounts covered into such fund pursuant to section 108 and subsection (i) of this section, and shall remain available in such fund until appropriated by the Congress to carry out the purposes of this Act.

(h)  The Secretary may assess appropriate and reasonable fees in connection with insuring loans under this section. Any such fees shall be covered into the Historic Preservation Fund, in addition to the amounts covered into such fund pursuant to section 108 and subsection (g) of this section, and shall remain available in such fund until appropriated by the Congress to carry out purposes of this Act.

(i)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any loan insured under this section shall be treated as non-Federal funds for the purposes of satisfying any requirement of any other provision of law under which Federal funds to be used for any project or activity are conditioned upon the use of non-Federal funds by the recipient for payment of any portion of the costs of such project or activity.

(j)  Effective after the fiscal year 1981 there are authorized to be appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to cover payments incurred pursuant to subsection (e).

(k)  No debt obligation which is made or committed to be made, or which is insured or committed to be insured, by the Secretary under this section shall be eligible for purchase by, or commitment to purchase by, or sale or issuance to, the Federal Financing Bank.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470d]

[Source:  Section 104 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 917), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 204 of title II of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2994]

§ 105.  Required record keeping by recipients of assistance

The beneficiary of assistance under this Act shall keep such records as the Secretary shall prescribe, including records which fully disclose the disposition by the beneficiary of the proceeds of such assistance, the total cost of the project or undertaking in connection with which such assistance is given or used, and the amount and nature of that portion of the cost of the project or undertaking supplied by other sources, and such other records as will facilitate an effective audit.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470e]

[Source:  Section 105 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 917), effective October 15, 1966]

§ 106.  Effect of Federal undertakings upon property listed in National Register; comment by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The head of any Federal agency having direct or indirect jurisdiction over a proposed Federal or federally assisted undertaking in any State and the head of any Federal department or independent agency having authority to license any undertaking shall, prior to the approval of the expenditure of any Federal funds on the undertaking or prior to the issuance of any license, as the case may be, take into account the effect of the undertaking on any district, site, building, structure, or object that is included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register. The head of any such Federal agency shall afford the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation established under title II of this Act a reasonable opportunity to comment with regard to such undertaking.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470f]

[Source:  Section 106 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 917), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 201(3) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1320), effective September 28, 1976]

§ 107.  White House, United States Supreme Court building, and United States Capitol not included in program for preservation of historical properties

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to be applicable to the White House and its grounds, the Supreme Court building and its grounds, or the United States Capitol and its related buildings and grounds.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470g]

[Source:  Section 107 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 917), effective October 15, 1966]

§ 108.  Historic Preservation Fund; establishment; appropriations; source of revenue

To carry out the provisions of this Act, there is hereby established the Historic Preservation Fund (hereafter referred to as the "fund") in the Treasury of the United States.

There shall be covered into such fund $24,400,000 for fiscal year 1977, $100,000,000 for fiscal year 1978, $100,000,000 for fiscal year 1979, $150,000,000 for fiscal year 1980, and $150,000,000 for fiscal year 1981 and $150,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1982 through 2015, from revenues due and payable to the United States under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (67 Stat. 462, 469), as amended (43 U.S.C. 1338 [1338]), and/or under the Act of June 4, 1920 (41 Stat. 813), as amended (30 U.S.C. 191), notwithstanding any provision of law that such proceeds shall be credited to miscellaneous receipts of the Treasury. Such moneys shall be used only to carry out the purposes of this Act and shall be available for expenditure only when appropriated by the Congress. Any moneys not appropriated shall remain available in the fund until appropriated for said purposes: Provided, That appropriations made pursuant to this paragraph may be made without fiscal year limitation.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470h]

[Source:  Section 108 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 917), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 1(a) of the Act of May 9, 1970 (Pub. L. No. 91--243; 84 Stat. 204), effective May 9, 1970; section 1(a) of the Act of July 3, 1973 (Pub. L. No. 93--54; 87 Stat. 139), effective July 3, 1973; section 201(4) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1320), effective September 28, 1976; section 205 of title II of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2995), effective December 12, 1980; the Act of October 9, 1987 (Pub. L. No. 100--127; 101 Stat. 800), effective October 9, 1987; section 4011 of the title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4760), effective October 30, 1992; section 2 and 5(a)(7) of the Act of May 26, 2001 (Pub. L. No. 106--208; 114 Stat. 318 and 319), effective May 26, 2001; section 1(c) of the Act of December 22, 2006 (Pub. L. No. 109--453; 120 Stat. 3367), effective December 22, 2006]

§ 109.  Acceptance and expenditure of privately donated funds by the Secretary of the Interior

(a)  In furtherance of the purposes of this Act, the Secretary may accept the donation of funds which may be expended by him for projects to acquire, restore, preserve, or recover data from any district, building, structure, site, or object which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places established pursuant to section 101 of this Act, so long as the project is owned by a State, any unit of local government or any nonprofit entity.

(b)  In expending said funds, the Secretary shall give due consideration to the following factors: the national significance of the project; its historical value to the community; the imminence of its destruction or loss; and the expressed intentions of the donor. Funds expended under this subsection shall be made available without regard to the matching requirements established by section 102 of this Act, but the recipient of such funds shall be permitted to utilize them to match any grants from the Historic Preservation Fund established by section 108 of this Act.

(c)  The Secretary is hereby authorized to transfer unobligated funds previously donated to the Secretary for the purposes of the National Park Service, with the consent of the donor, and any funds so transferred shall be used or expended in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470h--1]

[Source:  Section 109 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 915), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 1 of the Act of May 19, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--244; 94 Stat. 346), effective May 19, 1980]

§ 110.  Preservation of Federally-owned property

(a)  Responsibilities of Federal agencies. (1) The heads of all Federal agencies shall assume responsibility for the preservation of historic properties which are owned or controlled by such agency. Prior to acquiring, constructing, or leasing buildings for purposes of carrying out agency responsibilities, each Federal agency shall use, to the maximum extent feasible, historic properties available to the agency, in accordance with Executive Order No. 13006, issued May 21, 1996 (Fed. Reg. 26071). Each agency shall undertake, consistent with the preservation of such properties and the mission of the agency and the professional standards established pursuant to section 101(g), any preservation, as may be necessary to carry out this section.

(2)  Each Federal agency shall establish (unless exempted pursuant to section 214) in consultation with the Secretary, a preservation program for the identification, evaluation, and nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, and protection of historic properties. Such program shall ensure--

(A)  that historic properties under the jurisdiction or control of the agency, are identified, evaluated, and nominated to the National Register;

(B)  that such properties under the jurisdiction or control of the agency as are listed in or may be eligible for the National Register are managed and maintained in a way that considers the preservation of their historic, archaeological, architectural, and cultural values in compliance with section 106 and gives special consideration to the preservation of such values in the case of properties designated as having National significance;

(C)  that the preservation of properties not under the jurisdiction or control of the agency, but subject to be potentially affected by agency actions are given full consideration in planning;

(D)  that the agency's preservation-related activities are carried out in consultation with other Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations carrying out historic preservation planning activities, and with the private sector; and

(E)  that the agency's procedures for compliance with section 106--

(i)  are consistent with regulations issued by the Council pursuant to section 211;

(ii)  provide a process for the identification and evaluation of historic properties for listing in the National Register and the development and implementation of agreements, in consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers, local governments, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and the interested public, as appropriate, regarding the means by which adverse effects on such properties will be considered; and

(iii)  provide for the disposition of Native American cultural items from Federal or tribal land in a manner consistent with section 3(c) of the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3002(c)).

(b)  Records of altered or demolished property. Each Federal agency shall initiate measures to assure that where, as a result of Federal action or assistance carried out by such agency, an historic property is to be substantially altered or demolished, timely steps are taken to make or have made appropriate records, and that such records then be deposited, in accordance with section 101(a) in the Library of Congress or with such other appropriate agency as may be designated by the Secretary, for future use and reference.

(c)  Preservation officers. The head of each Federal agency shall, unless exempted under section 214 designate a qualified official to be known as the agency's preservation officer' who shall be responsible for coordinating that agency's activities under this Act. Each Preservation Officer may, in order to be considered qualified, satisfactorily complete an appropriate training program established by the Secretary under section 101(h).

(d)  Application to other Federal programs. Consistent with the agency's missions and mandates, all Federal agencies shall carry out agency programs and projects (including those under which any Federal assistance is provided or any Federal license, permit, or other approval is required) in accordance with the purposes of this Act and, give consideration to programs and projects which will further the purposes of this Act.

(e)  Review and approval of plans. The Secretary shall review and approve the plans of transferees of surplus federally owned historic properties not later than ninety days after his receipt of such plans to ensure that the prehistorical, historical, architectural, or culturally significant values will be preserved or enhanced.

(f)  Minimization of harm to landmark; comment by Advisory Council. Prior to the approval of any Federal undertaking which may directly and adversely affect any National Historic Landmark, the head of the responsible Federal agency shall, to the maximum extent possible, undertake such planning and actions as may be necessary to minimize harm to such landmark, and shall afford the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation a reasonable opportunity to comment on the undertaking.

(g)  Preservation costs. Each Federal agency may include the costs of preservation activities of such agency under this Act as eligible project costs in all undertakings of such agency or assisted by such agency. The eligible project costs may also include amounts paid by a Federal agency to any State to be used in carrying out such preservation responsibilities of the Federal agency under this Act, and reasonable costs may be charged to Federal licensees and permittees as a condition to the issuance of such license or permit.

(h)  Preservation awards program. The Secretary shall establish an annual preservation awards program under which he may make monetary awards in amounts of not to exceed $1,000 and provide citations for special achievement to officers and employees of Federal, State, and certified local governments in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the preservation of historic resources. Such program may include the issuance of annual awards by the President of the United States to any citizen of the United States recommended for such award by the Secretary.

(i)  Environmental impact statement requirements. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require the preparation of an environmental impact statement where such a statement would not otherwise be required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and nothing in this Act shall be construed to provide any exemption from any requirement respecting the preparation of such a statement under such Act.

(j)  Waiver of requirements. The Secretary shall promulgate regulations under which the requirements of this section may be waived in whole or in part in the event of a major natural disaster or an imminent threat to the national security.

(k)  Each Federal agency shall ensure that the agency will not grant a loan, loan guarantee, permit, license, or other assistance to an applicant who, with intent to avoid the requirements of section 106, has intentionally significantly adversely affected a historic property to which the grant would relate, or having legal power to prevent it, allowed such significant adverse effect to occur, unless the agency, after consultation with the Council, determines that circumstances justify granting such assistance despite the adverse effect created or permitted by the applicant.

(l)  With respect to any undertaking subject to section 106 which adversely affects any property included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register, and for which a Federal agency has not entered into an agreement with the Council, the head of such agency shall document any decision made pursuant to section 106. The head of such agency may not delegate his or her responsibilities pursuant to such section. Where a section 106 memorandum of agreement has been executed with respect to an undertaking, such memorandum shall govern the undertaking and all of its parts.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470h--2]

[Source:  Section 110 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 915), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 206 of title II of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2296), effective December 12, 1980; amended by sections 4006(b) and 4012 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4757 and 4760), effective October 30, 1992; section 4 of the Act of May 26, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--208; 114 Stat. 318), effective May 26, 2000]

§ 111.  Leases of federally-owned historic property; proceeds from leases; management contracts

(a)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any Federal agency after consultation with the Council, shall, to the extent practicable, establish and implement alternatives for historic properties, including adaptive use, that are not needed for current or projected agency purposes, and may lease an historic property owned by the agency to any person or organization, or exchange any property owned by the agency with comparable historic property, if the agency head determines that the lease or exchange will adequately insure the preservation of the historic property.

(b)  The proceeds of any lease under subsection (a) may, notwithstanding any other provision of law, be retained by the agency entering into such lease and used to defray the costs of administration, maintenance, repair, and related expenses incurred by the agency with respect to such property or other properties which are on the National Register which are owned by, or are under the jurisdiction or control of, such agency. Any surplus proceeds from such leases shall be deposited into the Treasury of the United States at the end of the second fiscal year following the fiscal year in which such proceeds were received.

(c)  The head of any Federal agency having responsibility for the management of any historic property may, after consultation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, enter into contracts for the management of such property. Any such contract shall contain such terms and conditions as the head of such agency deems necessary or appropriate to protect the interests of the United States and insure adequate preservation of the historic property.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470h--3]

[Source:  Section 111 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665 effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 207 of title II of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2997), effective December 12, 1980; amended by section 4013 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4761), effective October 30, 1992]

SEC. 112 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS.

(a)  IN GENERAL.--Each Federal agency that is responsible for the protection of historic resources, including archaeological resources pursuant to this Act or any other law shall ensure each of the following--

(1)(A)  All actions taken by employees or contractors of such agency shall meet professional standards under regulations developed by the Secretary in consultation with the Council, other affected agencies, and the appropriate professional societies of the disciplines involved, specifically archaeology, architecture, conservation, history, landscape architecture, and planning.

(B)  Agency personnel or contractors responsible for historic resources shall meet qualification standards established by the Officer of Personnel Management in consultation with the Secretary and appropriate professional societies of the disciplines involved. The Office of Personnel Management shall revise qualification standards within 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act for the disciplines involved, specifically archaeology, architecture, conservation, curation, history, landscape architecture, and planning. Such standards shall consider the particular skills and expertise needed for the preservation of historic resources and shall be equivalent requirements for the disciplines involved.

(2)  Records and other data, including data produced by historical research and archaeological surveys and excavations are permanently maintained in appropriate data bases and made available to potential users pursuant to such regulations as the Secretary shall promulgate.

(b)  GUIDELINES.--In order to promote the preservation of historic resources on properties eligible for listing in the National Register, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the Council, promulgate guidelines to ensure that Federal, State, and tribal historic preservation programs subject to this Act include plans to--

(1)  provide information to the owners of properties containing historic (including architectural, curatorial, and archaeological) resources with demonstrated or likely research significance, about the need for protection of such resources, and the available means of protection;

(2)  encourage owners to preserve such resources intact and in place and offer the owners of such resources information of the tax and grant assistance available for the donation of the resources or of a preservation easement of the resources;

(3)  encourage the protection of Native American cultural items (within the meaning of section 2 (3) and (9) of the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3001 (3) and (9))) and of properties of religious or cultural importance to Indian tribes, Native Hawaiians, or other Native American groups; and

(4)  encourage owners who are undertaking archaeological excavations to--

(A)  conduct excavations and analyses that meet standards for federally-sponsored excavations established by the Secretary;

(B)  donate or lend artifacts of research significance to an appropriate research institution;

(C)  allow access to artifacts for research purposes; and

(D)  prior to excavating or disposing of a Native American cultural item in which an Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization may have an interest under section 3(a)(2) (B) or (C) of the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3002(a)(2) (B) and (C)), given notice to and consult with such Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470--h4]

[Source:  Section 112 of title I of the Act of October 16, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 915), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 4014 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Publ. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4761), effective October 30, 1992; as amended by section 5(a)(9) of the Act of May 26, 2001 (Pub. L. No. 106--208; 114 Stat. 319), effective May 26, 2001]

SEC. 113. INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ANTIQUITIES.

(a)  STUDY.--In order to help control illegal interstate and international traffic in antiquities, including archaeological, curatorial, and architectural objects, and historical documents of all kinds, the Secretary shall study and report on the suitability and feasibility of alternatives for controlling illegal interstate and international traffic in antiquities.

(b)  CONSULTATION.--In conducting the study described in subsection (a) the Secretary shall consult with the Council and other Federal agencies that conduct, cause to be conducted, or permit archaeological surveys or excavations or that have responsibilities for other kinds of antiquities and with State Historic Preservation Officers, archaeological, architectural, historical, conservation, and curatorial organizations, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and other Native American organizations, international organizations and other interested persons.

(c)  REPORT.--Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report detailing the Secretary's findings and recommendations from the study described in subsection (a).

(d)  AUTHORIZATION.--There are authorized to be appropriated not more than $500,000 for the study described in subsection (a), such sums to remain available until expended.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470--h5]

[Source:  Section 113 of title I of the Act of October 16, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 915), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 4015 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4762), effective October 30, 1992]

§ 201.  Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; establishment; membership; term; vacancies; designation of Chairman and Vice Chairman; quorum

(a)  Establishment; composition. There is established as an independent agency of the United States Government an Advisory Council on Historic Preservation which shall be composed of the following members:

(1)  a Chairman appointed by the President selected from the general public;

(2)  the Secretary of the Interior;

(3)  the Architect of the Capitol;

(4)  the Secretary of Agriculture and the heads of seven other agencies of the United States (other than the Department of the Interior) the activities of which affect historic preservation, designated by the President;

(5)  one Governor appointed by the President;

(6)  one mayor appointed by the President;

(7)  the President of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers;

(8)  the Chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation;

(9)  four experts in the field of historic preservation appointed by the President from the disciplines of architecture, history, archeology, and other appropriate disciplines;

(10)  three at-large members from the general public, appointed by the President; and

(11)  one member of an Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization who represents the interests of the tribe or organization of which he or she is a member, appointed by the President.

(b)  Substitution. Each member of the Council specified in paragraphs (2) through (8) (other than (6)) of subsection (a) may designate another officer of his department, agency, or organization to serve on the Council in his stead, except that, in the case of paragraphs (2) and (4), no such officer other than an Assistant Secretary or an officer having major department-wide or agency-wide responsibilities may be so designated.

(c)  Term. Each member of the Council appointed under paragraph (1), and under paragraphs (9) through (11) of subsection (a) shall serve for a term of four years from the expiration of his predecessor's term; as designated by the President at the time of appointment, in such manner as to insure that the terms of not more than two of them will expire in any one year. The members appointed under paragraphs (5) and (6) shall serve for the term of their elected office but not in excess of four years. An appointed member may not serve more than two terms. An appointed member whose term has expired shall serve until that member's successor has been appointed.

(d)  Vacancies. A vacancy in the Council shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled, not later than sixty days after such vacancy commences, in the same manner as the original appointment (and for the balance of any unexpired terms). The members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation appointed by the President under this Act as in effect on the day before the enactment of the National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980 [enacted Dec. 12, 1980] shall remain in office until all members of the council, as specified in this section, have been appointed. The members first appointed under this section shall be appointed not later than one hundred and eighty days after the enactment of the National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980 [enacted Dec. 12, 1980].

(e)  The President shall designate a Vice Chairman, from the members appointed under paragraph (5), (6), (9), or (10). The Vice Chairman may act in place of the Chairman during the absence or disability of the Chairman or when the office is vacant.

(f)  Quorum. 12 members of the Council shall constitute a quorum.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470i]

[Source:  Section 201 of title I of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 911), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 1(b)--(e) of the Act of May 9, 1970 (Pub. L. No. 91--243; 84 Stat. 204), effective May 9, 1970; section 1(c) of the Act of July 1, 1973 (Pub. L. No. 93--54; 87 Stat. 139), effective July 1, 1973; section 201(5) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1320), effective September 28, 1976; section 301(a)--(f) of title III of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2998), effective December 12, 1980; sections 4016 and 4019(b) of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4763 and 4765), effective October 30, 1992; sections 509(c)(1) and (2) of title V of the Act of November 12, 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104-333; 110 Stat. 4157), effective November 12, 1996; section 1(d) of the Act of December 22, 2006 (Pub. L. No. 109--453; 120 Stat. 3367), effective December 22, 2006]

§ 202.  Functions of Council; annual report to President and Congress; recommendations

(a)  The Council shall--

(1)  advise the President and the Congress on matters relating to historic preservation; recommend measures to coordinate activities of Federal, State, and local agencies and private institutions and individuals relating to historic preservation; and advise on the dissemination of information pertaining to such activities;

(2)  encourage, in cooperation with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and appropriate private agencies, public interest and participation in historic preservation;

(3)  recommend the conduct of studies in such areas as the adequacy of legislative and administrative statutes and regulations pertaining to historic preservation activities of State and local governments and the effects of tax policies at all levels of government on historic preservation;

(4)  advise as to guidelines for the assistance of State and local governments in drafting legislation relating to historic preservation;

(5)  encourage, in cooperation with appropriate public and private agencies and institutions, training and education in the field of historic preservation;

(6)  review the policies and programs of Federal agencies and recommend to such agencies methods to improve the effectiveness, coordination, and consistency of those policies and programs with the policies and programs carried out under this Act; and

(7)  inform and educate Federal agencies, State and local governments, Indian tribes, other nations and international organizations and private groups and individuals as to the Council's authorized activities.

(b)  The Council shall submit annually a comprehensive report of its activities and the results of its studies to the President and the Congress and shall from time to time submit such additional and special reports as it deems advisable. Each report shall propose such legislative enactments and other actions as, in the judgment of the Council, are necessary and appropriate to carry out its recommendations and shall provide the Council's assessment of current and emerging problems in the field of historic preservation and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs of Federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector in carrying out the purposes of this Act.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470j]

[Source:  Section 202 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 918), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 301(g) of title III of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2999), effective December 12, 1960]

§ 203.  Cooperation between Council and instrumentalities of the Executive Branch of the Federal government

The Council is authorized to secure directly from any department, bureau, agency, board, commission, office, independent establishment or instrumentality of the executive branch of the Federal Government information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics for the purpose of this title; and each such department, bureau, agency, board, commission, office, independent establishment or instrumentality is authorized to furnish such information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics to the extent permitted by law and within available funds.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470k]

[Source:  Section 203 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 918), effective October 15, 1966]

§ 204.  Compensation of members of Council

The members of the Council specified in paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of section 201(a) [16 USCS § 470i(a)(2), (3), and (4)] shall serve without additional compensation. The other members of the Council shall receive $100 per diem when engaged in the performance of the duties of the Council. All members of the Council shall receive reimbursement for necessary traveling and subsistence expenses incurred by them in the performance of the duties of the Council.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470l]

[Source:  Section 204 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 918), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 1(f) of the Act of May 9, 1970 (Pub. L. No. 91--243; 84 Stat. 204), effective May 9, 1970; section 201(6) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1321), effective September 28, 1976; section 301(h) of title III of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2999), effective December 12, 1980]

§ 205.  Administration

(a)  Executive Director of Council; appointment; functions and duties. There shall be an Executive Director of the Council who shall be appointed in the competitive service by the Chairman with the concurrence of the Council. The Executive Director shall report directly to the Council and perform such functions and duties as the Council may prescribe.

(b)  General Counsel; appointment; functions and duties. The Council shall have a General Counsel, who shall be appointed by the Executive Director. The General Counsel shall report directly to the Executive Director and serve as the Council's legal advisor. The Executive Director shall appoint such other attorneys as may be necessary to assist the General Counsel, represent the Council in courts of law whenever appropriate, including enforcement of agreements with Federal agencies to which the Council is a party, assist the Department of Justice in handling litigation concerning the Council in courts of law, and perform such other legal duties and functions as the Executive Director and the Council may direct.

(c)  Appointment and compensation of officers and employees. The Executive Director of the Council may appoint and fix the compensation of such officers and employees in the competitive service as are necessary to perform the functions of the Council at rates not to exceed that now or hereafter prescribed for the highest rate for grade 15 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code: Provided, however, That the Executive Director, with the concurrence of the Chairman, may appoint and fix the compensation of not to exceed five employees in the competitive service at rates not to exceed that now or hereafter prescribed for the highest rate of grade 17 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code.

(d)  Appointment and compensation of additional personnel. The Executive Director shall have power to appoint and fix the compensation of such additional personnel as may be necessary to carry out its duties, without regard to the provisions of the civil service laws and the Classification Act of 1949.

(e)  Expert and consultant services; procurement. The Executive Director of the Council is authorized to procure expert and consultant services in accordance with the provisions of section 3109 of title 5, United States Code.

(f)  Financial and administrative services (including those related to budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, personnel and procurement) shall be provided the Council by the Department of the Interior or, at the discretion of the Council, such other agency or private entity that reaches an agreement with the Council, for which payments shall be made in advance or by reimbursement from funds of the Council in such amounts as may be agreed upon by the Chairman of the Council and the head of the agency or, in the case of a private entity, the authorized representative of the private entity that will provide the services. When a Federal agency affords such services, the regulations of that agency for the collection of indebtedness of personnel resulting from erroneous payments (5 U.S.C. 5514(b)) shall apply to the collection of erroneous payments made to or on behalf of a Council employee and regulations of that agency for the administrative control of funds (31 U.S.C. 1513(d), 1514) shall apply to appropriations of the Council. The Council shall not be required to prescribe such regulations.

(g)  Any Federal agency may provide the Council, with or without reimbursement as may be agreed upon by the Chairman and the agency, with such funds, personnel, facilities and services under its jurisdiction and control as may be needed by the Council to carry out its duties, to the extent that such funds, personnel, facilities, and services are requested by the Council and are otherwise available for that purpose. Any funds provided to the Council pursuant to this subsection must be expended by the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the funds are received by the Council. To the extent of available appropriations, the Council may obtain by purchase, rental, donation, or otherwise, such additional property facilities, and services as may be needed to carry out its duties and may also receive donations of moneys for such purpose, and the Executive Director is authorized, in his discretion, to accept, hold, use, expend, and administer the same for the purposes of this Act.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470m]

[Source:  Section 205 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665; 80 Stat. 919), effective October 15, 1966, as amended by section 1(g) of the Act of May 9, 1970 (Pub. L. No. 91--243; 84 Stat. 204), effective May 9, 1970; section 201(7) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1321), effective September 28, 1976; section 301(i) and (j) of title III of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2999), effective December 12, 1980; section 509(c) of title V of the Act of November 12, 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104-333; 110 Stat. 4158), effective November 12, 1996; section 109 of title I of the Act of March 10, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--176; 114 Stat. 26), effective March 10, 2000; section 1(e) of the Act of December 22, 2006 (Pub. L. No. 109--453; 120 Stat. 3367), effective December 22, 2006]

§ 206.  International Centre for Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property; United States participation; Council recommendations; Authorization of appropriations

(a)  The participation of the United States as a member in the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property is hereby authorized.

(b)  The Council shall recommend to the Secretary of State, after consultation with the Smithsonian Institution and other public and private organizations concerned with the technical problems of preservation, the members of the official delegation which will participate in the activities of the Centre on behalf of the United States. The Secretary of State shall appoint the members of the official delegation from the persons recommended to him by the Council.

(c)  For the purposes of this section there is authorized to be appropriated an amount equal to the assessment for United States membership in the Centre for fiscal years 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982: Provided, That no appropriation is authorized and no payment shall be made to the Centre in excess of 25 per centum of the total annual assessment of such organization. Authorization for payment of such assessments shall begin in fiscal year 1981, but shall include earlier costs.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470n]

[Source:  Section 206 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 2 of the Act of May 9, 1970 (Pub. L. No. 91--243; 84 Stat. 204), effective May 9, 1970; section 1(b) of the Act of July 1, 1973 (Pub. L. No. 93--54; 87 Stat. 139), effective July 1, 1973; section 201(8) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1322), effective September 28, 1976; section 114 of title I of the Act of March 5, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--199; 94 Stat. 71), effective March 5, 1980]

§ 207.  Transfer of personnel, property, etc., by Department of Interior to Council; time limit

So much of the personnel, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds employed, held, used, programmed, or available or to be made available by the Department of the Interior in connection with the functions of the Council, as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall determine, shall be transferred from the Department to the Council within 60 days of the effective date of this Act [enacted Sept. 28, 1976].

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470o]

[Source:  Section 207 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 201(9) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1322), effective September 28, 1976]

§ 208.  Rights, benefits, and privileges of transferred employees

Any employee in the competitive service of the United States transferred to the Council under the provisions of this section shall retain all the rights, benefits, and privileges pertaining thereto held prior to such transfer.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470p]

[Source:  Section 208 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 201(9) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1322), effective September 28, 1976]

§ 209.  Operations of Council; exemption

The Council is exempt from the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (86 Stat. 770), and the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (80 Stat. 381) shall govern the operations of the Council.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470q]

[Source:  Section 209 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 201(9) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1322), effective September 28, 1976]

§ 210.  Transmittal of legislative recommendations, or testimony, or comments to President, Office of Management and Budget, and congressional committees; prohibition

No officer or agency of the United States shall have any authority to require the Council to submit its legislative recommendations, or testimony, or comments on legislation to any officer or agency of the United States for approval, comments, or review, prior to the submission of such recommendations, testimony, or comments to the Congress. In instances in which the Council voluntarily seeks to obtain the comments or review of any officer or agency of the United States, the Council shall include a description of such actions in its legislative recommendations, testimony, or comments on legislation which it transmits to the Congress.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470r]

[Source:  Section 210 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 201(9) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1322), effective September 28, 1976; section 301(k) of title III of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2999), effective December 12, 1980]

§ 211.  Rules and regulations

The Council is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to govern the implementation of section 106 of this Act in its entirety. The Council shall, by regulation, establish such procedures as may be necessary to provide for participation by local governments in proceedings and other actions taken by the Council with respect to undertakings referred to in section 106 [16 USCS § 470f] which affect such local governments.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470s]

[Source:  Section 211 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 201(a) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1322), effective September 28, 1976, as amended by section 301(1) of title III of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 2999), effective December 12, 1980; section 4018 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4763), effective October 30, 1992]

§ 212.  Budget; authorization of appropriations

(a)  The Council shall submit its budget annually as a related agency of the Department of the Interior. There are authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may be necessary to carry out this title.

(b)  Whenever the Council submits any budget estimate or request to the President or the Office of Management and Budget, it shall concurrently transmit copies of that estimate or request to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470t]

[Source:  Section 212 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 201(9) of title II of the Act of September 28, 1976 (Pub. L. No. 94--422; 90 Stat. 1323), effective September 28, 1976, as amended by section 614 of title VI of the Act of November 10, 1978 (Pub. L. No. 95--625; 92 Stat. 3521), effective November 10, 1978; section 608(a)(3) of title VI of the Act of March 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--205; 94 Stat. 92), effective March 12, 1980; section 2 of the Act of May 19, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--244; 94 Stat. 346), effective May 19, 1980; section 302(b) of title III of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 3000), effective December 12, 1980; section 1 of the Act of October 17, 1984 (Pub. L. No. 98--483; 98 Stat. 2258), effective October 17, 1984; section 1 of the Act of August 3, 1989 (Pub. L. No. 101--70; 103 Stat. 180), effective August 3, 1989; section 4017 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4763), effective October 30, 1992; section 6(d)(29) of the Act of November 2, 1994 (Pub. L. No. 103--437; 108 Stat. 4584), effective November 2, 1994; section 509(a) of title V of the Act of November 12, 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104-333; 110 Stat. 4157), effective November 12, 1996; section 3 of the Act of May 26, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--208; 114 Stat. 318), effective May 26, 2000; section 1(f) of the Act of December 22, 2006 (Pub. L. No. 109--453; 120 Stat. 3368), effective December 22, 2006]

§ 213.  Report by Secretary to Council

To assist the Council in discharging its responsibilities under this Act, the Secretary at the request of the Chairman, shall provide a report to the Council detailing the significance of any historic property, describing the effects of any proposed undertaking on the affected property, and recommending measures to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470u]

[Source:  Section 213 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966, (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 302(a) of title III of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 3000), effective December 12, 1980]

§ 214.  Exempted Federal programs or undertakings

The Council, with the concurrence of the Secretary, shall promulgate regulations or guidelines, as appropriate, under which Federal programs or undertakings may be exempted from any or all of the requirements of this Act when such exemption is determined to be consistent with the purposes of this Act, taking into consideration the magnitude of the exempted undertaking or program and the likelihood of impairment of historic properties.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470v]

[Source:  Section 214 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--655), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 302(a) of title III of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 3000), effective December 12, 1980]

§ 215.  Reimbursements from State and local agencies

Subject to applicable conflict of interest laws, the Council may receive reimbursements from State and local agencies and others pursuant to agreements executed in furtherance of the purposes of this Act.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470v-1]

[Source:  Section 215 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--655), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 509(c) of Title V of the Act of November 12, 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104-333; 110 Stat. 4157), effective November 12, 1996]

§ 216.  Effectiveness of Federal Grant and Assistance Programs.

(a)  COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.--The Council may enter into a cooperative agreement with any Federal agency that administers a grant or assistance program for the purpose of improving the effectiveness of the administration of such program in meeting the purposes and policies of this Act. Such cooperative agreements may include provisions that modify the selection criteria for a grant or assistance program to further the purposes of this Act or that allow the Council to participate in the selection of recipients, if such provisions are not inconsistent with the grant or assistance program's statutory authorization and purpose.

(b)  REVIEW OF GRANT AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.--The Council may--

(1)  review the operation of any Federal grant or assistance program to evaluate the effectiveness of such program in meeting the purposes and policies of this Act;

(2)  make recommendations to the head of any Federal agency that administers such program to further the consistency of the program with the purposes and policies of the Act and to improve its effectiveness in carrying out those purposes and policies; and

(3)  make recommendations to the President and Congress regarding the effectiveness of Federal grant and assistance programs in meeting the purposes and policies of this Act, including recommendations with regard to appropriate funding levels.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470v-2]

[Source: Section 216 of title II of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--655), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 1(g) of the Act of December 22, 2006 (Pub. L. No. 109--453; 120 Stat. 3368), effective December 22, 2006]

§ 301.  Definitions

As used in this Act, the term--

(1)  "Agency" means agency as such term is defined in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

(2)  "State" means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and, upon termination of the Trusteeship Agreement for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau.

(3)  "Local government" means a city, county, parish, township, municipality, or borough, or any other general purpose political subdivision of any State.

(4)  "Indian tribe" or "tribe" means an Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including a Native village, Regional Corporation or Village Corporation, as those terms are defined in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

(5)  "Historic property" or "historic resource" means any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in, or eligible for inclusion on the National Register, including artifacts, records, and material remains related to such a property or resource.

(6)  "National Register" or "Register" means the National Register of Historic Places established under section 101.

(7)  "Undertaking" means a project, activity, or program funded in whole or in part under the direct or indirect jurisdiction of a Federal agency, including--

(A)  those carried out by or on behalf of the agency;

(B)  those carried out with Federal financial assistance;

(C)  those requiring a Federal permit license, or approval; and

(D)  those subject to State or local regulation administered pursuant to a delegation or approval by a Federal agency.

(8)  "Preservation" or "historic preservation" includes identification, evaluation, recordation, documentation, curation, acquisition, protection, management, rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization, maintenance, research, interpretation, conservation, and education and training regarding the foregoing activities, or any combination of the foregoing activities.

(9)  "Cultural park" means a definable area which is distinguished by historic resources and land related to such resources and which constitutes an interpretive, educational, and recreational resource for the public at large.

(10)  "Historic conservation district" means an area which contains (A) historic properties, (B) buildings having similar or related architectural characteristics, (C) cultural cohesiveness, or (D) any combination of the foregoing.

(11)  "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior acting through the Director of the National Park Service except where otherwise specified.

(12)  "State historic preservation review board" means a board, council, commission, or other similar collegial body established as provided in section 101(b)(1)(B)--

(A)  the members of which are appointed by the State Historic Preservation Officer (unless otherwise provided for by State law),

(B)  a majority of the members of which are professionals qualified in the following and related disciplines: history, prehistoric and historic archaeology, architectural history, architecture, folklore, cultural anthropology, curation, conservation, and landscape architecture, and

(C)  which has the authority to--

(i)  review National Register nominations and appeals from nominations;

(ii)  review appropriate documentation submitted in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Fund;

(iii)  provide general advice and guidance to the State Historic Preservation Officer; and

(iv)  perform such other duties as may be appropriate.

(13)  "Historic preservation review commission" means a board, council, commission, or other similar collegial body which is established by State or local legislation as provided in section 101(c)(1)(B), and the members of which are appointed, unless otherwise provided by State or local legislation, by the chief elected official of the jurisdiction concerned from among--

(A)  professionals in the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, prehistoric and historic archaeology, folklore, cultural anthropology, curation, conservation, and landscape architecture, or related disciplines, to the extent such professionals are available in the community concerned, and

(B)  such other persons as have demonstrated special interest, experience, or knowledge in history, architecture, or related disciplines and as will provide for an adequate and qualified commission.

(14)  "Tribal lands" means--

(A)  all lands within the exterior boundaries of any Indian reservation; and

(B)  all dependent Indian communities.

(15)  "Certified local government" means a local government whose local historic preservation program has been certified pursuant to section 101(c).

(16)  "Council" means the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation established by section 201.

(17)  "Native Hawaiian" means any individual who is a descendant of the aboriginal people who, prior to 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the area that now constitutes the State of Hawaii.

(18)  "Native Hawaiian organization" means any organization which--

(A)  serves and represents the interests of Native Hawaiians;

(B)  has as a primary and stated purpose the provision of services to Native Hawaiians; and

(C)  has demonstrated expertise in aspects of historic preservation that are culturally significant to Native Hawaiians.

The term includes, but is not limited to, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs of the State of Hawaii and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, an organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Hawaii.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470w]

[Source:  Section 301 of title III of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 501 of title V of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 3001), effective December 12, 1980; amended by section 4019(a) of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4763), effective October 30, 1992; section 5(w)(10) of the Act of May 26, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--208; 114 Stat. 319), effective May 26, 2001]

§ 302.  Expenditures

Where appropriate, each Federal agency is authorized to expend funds appropriated for its authorized programs for the purposes of activities carried out pursuant to this Act [16 USCS § § 470 et seq.], except to the extent appropriations legislation expressly provides otherwise.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470w--1]

[Source:  Section 302 of title III of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 501 of title V of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 3002), effective December 12, 1980]

§ 303.  Acceptance of gifts or donations

(a)  The Secretary is authorized to accept donations and bequests of money and personal property for the purposes of this Act and shall hold, use, expend, and administer the same for such purposes.

(b)  The Secretary is authorized to accept gifts or donations of less than fee interests in any historic property where the acceptance of such interests will facilitate the conservation or preservation of such properties. Nothing in this section or in any provision of this Act shall be construed to affect or impair any other authority of the Secretary under other provision of law to accept or acquire any property for conservation or preservation or for any other purpose.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470w--2]

[Source:  Section 303 of title III of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 501 of title V of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 3002), effective December 12, 1980]

SEC. 304. ACCESS TO INFORMATION.

(a)  AUTHORITY TO WITHHOLD FROM DISCLOSURE.--The head of a Federal agency or other public official receiving grant assistance pursuant to this Act, after consultation with the Secretary, shall withhold from disclosure to the public, information about the location, character, or ownership of a historic resource if the Secretary and the agency determine that disclosure may--

(1)  cause a significant invasion of privacy;

(2)  risk harm to the historic resources; or

(3)  impede the use of a traditional religious site by practitioners.

(b)  ACCESS DETERMINATION.--When the head of a Federal agency or other public official has determined that information should be withheld from the public pursuant to subsection (a), the Secretary, in consultation with such Federal agency head or official, shall determine who may have access to the information for the purpose of carrying out this Act.

(c)  CONSULTATION WITH COUNCIL.--When the information in question has been developed in the course of an agency's compliance with section 106 or 110(f), the Secretary shall consult with the Council in reaching determinations under subsections (a) and (b).

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470w--3]

[Source:  Section 304 of title III of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 501 of title V of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 3002), effective December 12, 1980; amended by section 4020 of title XL of the Act of October 30, 1992 (Pub. L. No. 102--575; 106 Stat. 4765), effective October 30, 1992]

§ 305.  Award of fees and other costs in civil action

In any civil action brought in any United States district court by any interested person to enforce the provisions of this Act, if such person substantially prevails in such action, the court may award attorneys' fees, expert witness fees, and other costs of participating in such action, as the court deems reasonable.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470w--4]

[Source:  Section 305 of title III of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 501 of title V of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 3002), effective December 12, 1980]

§ 306.  National Museum for the Building Arts

(a)  In order to provide a national center to commemorate and encourage the building arts and to preserve and maintain a nationally significant building which exemplifies the great achievements of the building arts in the United States, the Secretary and the Administrator of the General Services Administration are authorized and directed to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Committee for a National Museum of the Building Arts, Incorporated, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the District of Columbia, or its successor, for the operation of a National Museum for the Building Arts in the Federal Building located in the block bounded by Fourth Street, Fifth Street, F Street, and G Street, Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia. Such museum shall--

(1)  collect and disseminate information concerning the building arts, including the establishment of a national reference center for current and historic documents, publications, and research relating to the building arts;

(2)  foster educational programs relating to the history, practice and contribution to society of the building arts, including promotion of imaginative educational approaches to enhance understanding and appreciation of all facets of the building arts;

(3)  publicly display temporary and permanent exhibits illustrating, interpreting and demonstrating the building arts;

(4)  sponsor or conduct research and study into the history of the building arts and their role in shaping our civilization; and

(5)  encourage contributions to the building arts.

(b)  The cooperative agreement referred to in subsection (a) shall include provisions which--

(1)  make the site available to the Committee referred to in subsection (a) without charge;

(2)  provide, subject to available appropriations, such maintenance, security, information, janitorial and other services as may be necessary to assure the preservation and operation of the site; and

(3)  prescribe reasonable terms and conditions by which the Committee can fulfill its responsibilities under this Act.

(c)  The Secretary is authorized and directed to provide matching grants-in-aid to the Committee referred to in subsection (a) for its programs related to historic preservation. The Committee shall match such grants-in-aid in a manner and with such funds and services as shall be satisfactory to the Secretary, except that no more than $500,000 may be provided to the Committee in any one fiscal year.

(d)  The renovation of the site shall be carried out by the Administrator with the advice of the Secretary. Such renovation shall, as far as practicable--

(1)  be commenced immediately,

(2)  preserve, enhance, and restore the distinctive and historically authentic architectural character of the site consistent with the needs of a national museum of the building arts and other compatible use, and

(3)  retain the availability of the central court of the building, or portions thereof, for appropriate public activities.

(e)  The Committee shall submit an annual report to the Secretary and the Administrator concerning its activities under this section and shall provide the Secretary and the Administrator with such other information as the Secretary may, from time to time, deem necessary or advisable.

(f)  For purposes of this section, the term "building arts" includes, but shall not be limited to, all practical and scholarly aspects of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary architecture, archaeology construction, building technology and skills, landscape architecture preservation and conservation, building and construction, engineering, urban and community design and renewal, city and regional planning, and related professions, skills, trades, and crafts.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470w--5]

[Source:  Section 306 of title III of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 501 of title V of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515; 94 Stat. 3002), effective December 12, 1980]

§ 307.  Regulations; transmittal of regulations to Congress; disapproval of regulations by Congress

(a)  No final regulation of the Secretary shall become effective prior to the expiration of thirty calendar days after it is published in the Federal Register during which either or both Houses of Congress are in session.

(b)  Regulation shall not become effective if, within ninety calendar days of continuous session of Congress after the date of promulgation, both Houses of Congress adopt a concurrent resolution, the matter after the resolving clause of which is as follows: "That Congress disapproves the regulation promulgated by the Secretary dealing with the matter of ____________________________________________ , which regulation was transmitted to Congress on ____________________________________________ , the blank spaces therein being appropriately filled.

(c)  If at the end of sixty calendar days of continuous session of Congress after the date of promulgation of a regulation, no committee of either House of Congress has reported or been discharged from further consideration of a concurrent resolution disapproving the regulation, and neither House has adopted such a resolution, the regulation may go into effect immediately. If, within such sixty calendar days, such a committee has reported or been discharged from further consideration of such a resolution, the regulation may go into effect not sooner than ninety calendar days of continuous session of Congress after its promulgation unless disapproved as provided for.

(d)  For the purposes of this section--

(1)  continuity of session is broken only by an adjournment sine die; and

(2)  the days on which either House is not in session because of an adjournment of more than three days to a day certain are excluded in the computation of sixty and ninety calendar days of continuous session of Congress.

(e)  Congressional inaction on or rejection of a resolution of disapproval shall not be deemed an expression of approval of such regulation.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470w--6]

[Source:  Section 307 of title III of the Act of October 15, 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89--665), effective October 15, 1966, as added by section 501 of title V of the Act of December 12, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--515), effective December 12, 1980; as amended by section 6(d)(29) of the Act of November 2, 1994 (Pub. L. No. 103--437, 108 Stat. 4584), effective November 2, 1994; sections 814(d)(1)(O) and 814(d)(2)(E) and (F) of title VIII of the Act of November 12, 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104--333; 110 Stat. 4196; sections 5(a)(11)--(13) of the Act of May 26, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--208; 114 Stat. 319), effective May 26, 2001]

SEC. 308. HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION.

(a)  IN GENERAL.--In order to provide a national historic light station program, the Secretary shall--

(1)  collect and disseminate information concerning historic light stations, including historic lighthouses and associated structures;

(2)  foster educational programs relating to the history, practice, and contribution to society of historic light stations;

(3)  sponsor or conduct research and study into the history of light stations;

(4)  maintain a listing of historic light stations; and

(5)  assess the effectiveness of the program established by this section regarding the conveyance of historic light stations.

(b)  CONVEYANCE OF HISTORIC LIGHT STATIONS.--

(1)  PROCESS AND POLICY.--Not later than 1 year after October 24, 2000, the Secretary and the Administrator shall establish a process and policies for identifying, and selecting, an eligible entity to which a historic light station could be conveyed for education, park, recreation, cultural, or historic preservation purposes, and to monitor the use of such light station by the eligible entity.

(2)  APPLICATION REVIEW.--The Secretary shall review all applications for the conveyance of a historic light station, when the agency with administrative jurisdiction over the historic light station has determined the property to be "excess property" as that term is defined in section 102(3) of Title 40, and forward to the Administrator a single approved application for the conveyance of the historic light station. When selecting an eligible entity, the Secretary shall consult with the State Historic Preservation Officer of the State in which the historic light station is located.

(3)  CONVEYANCE OF HISTORIC LIGHT STATIONS.--(A)  Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Administrator shall convey, by quitclaim deed, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the historic light station, subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (c) after the Secretary's selection of an eligible entity. The conveyance of a historic light station under this section shall not be subject to the provisions of the McKinney--Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq.) or section 416(d) of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998 (Public Law 105--383).

(B) (i)  Historic light stations located within the exterior boundaries of a unit of the National Park System or a refuge within the National Wildlife Refuge System shall be conveyed or sold only with the approval of the Secretary.

(ii)  If the Secretary approves the conveyance of a historic light station referenced in this paragraph, such conveyance shall be subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (c) and any other terms or conditions the Secretary considers necessary to protect the resources of the park unit or wildlife refuge.

(iii)  If the Secretary approves the sale of a historic light station referenced in this paragraph, such sale shall be subject to the conditions set forth in subparagraphs (A) through (D) and (H) of subsection (c)(1) and subsection (c)(2) and any other terms or conditions the Secretary considers necessary to protect the resources of the park unit or wildlife refuge.

(iv)  For those historic light stations referenced in this paragraph, the Secretary is encouraged to enter into cooperative agreements with appropriate eligible entities, as provided in this subchapter, to the extent such cooperative agreements are consistent with the Secretary's responsibilities to manage and administer the park unit or wildlife refuge, as appropriate.

(c)  TERMS OF CONVEYANCE.--

(1)  IN GENERAL.--The conveyance of a historic light station shall be made subject to any conditions, including the reservation of easements and other rights on behalf of the United States, the Administrator considers necessary to ensure that--

(A)  the Federal aids to navigation located at the historic light station in operation on the date of conveyance remain the personal property of the United States and continue to be operated and maintained by the United States for as long as needed for navigational purposes;

(B)  there is reserved to the United States the right to remove, replace, or install any Federal aid to navigation located at the historic light station as may be necessary for navigational purposes;

(C)  the eligible entry to which the historic light station is conveyed under this section shall not interfere or allow interference in any manner with any Federal aid to navigation, nor hinder activities required for the operation and maintenance of any Federal aid to navigation, without the express written permission of the head of the agency responsible for maintaining the Federal aid to navigation;

(D)  the eligible entity to which the historic light station is conveyed under this section shall, at its own cost and expense, use and maintain the historic light station in accordance with this Act, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, 36 CFR part 68, and other applicable laws, and any proposed changes to the historic light station shall be reviewed and approved by the Secretary in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer of the State in which the historic light station is located, for consistency with 36 CFR part 800.5(a)(2)(vii), and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, 36 CFR part 67.7;

(E)  the eligible entity to which the historic light station is conveyed under this section shall make the historic light station available for education, park, recreation, cultural or historic preservation purposes for the general public at reasonable times and under reasonable conditions;

(F)  the eligible entity to which the historic light station is conveyed shall not sell, convey, assign, exchange, or encumber the historic light station, any part thereof, or any associated historic artifact conveyed to the eligible entity in conjunction with the historic light station conveyance, including but not limited to any lens or lanterns, unless such sale, conveyance, assignment, exchange or encumbrance is approved by the Secretary;

(G)  the eligible entity to which the historic light station is conveyed shall not conduct any commercial activities at the historic light station, any part thereof, or in connection with any associated historic artifact conveyed to the eligible entity in conjunction with the historic light station conveyance, in any manner, unless such commercial activities are approved by the Secretary; and

(H)  the United States shall have the right, at any time, to enter the historic light station conveyed under this section without notice, for purposes of operating, maintaining, and inspecting any aid to navigation and for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this subsection, to the extent that it is not possible to provide advance notice.

(2)  MAINTENANCE OF AID TO NAVIGATION.--Any eligible entity to which a historic light station is conveyed under this section shall not be required to maintain any Federal aid to navigation associated with a historic light station, except any private aids to navigation permitted under section 83 of title 14, United States Code, to the eligible entity.

(3)  REVERSION.--In addition to any term or condition established pursuant to this subsection, the conveyance of a historic light station shall include a condition that the historic light station, or any associated historic artifact conveyed to the eligible entity in conjunction with the historic light station conveyance, including but not limited to any lens or lanterns, at the option of the Administrator, shall revert to the United States and be placed under the administrative control of the Administrator, if--

(A)  the historic light station, any part thereof, or any associated historic artifact ceases to be available for education, park, recreation, cultural, or historic preservation purposes for the general public at reasonable times and under reasonable conditions which shall be set forth in the eligible entity's application;

(B)  the historic light station or any part thereof ceases to be maintained in a manner that ensures its present or future use as a site for a Federal aid to navigation;

(C)  the historic light station, any part thereof, or any associated historic artifact ceases to be maintained in compliance with this Act, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, 36 CFR part 68, and other applicable laws;

(D)  the eligible entity to which the historic light station is conveyed, sells, conveys, assigns, exchanges, or encumbers the historic light station, any part thereof, or any associated historic artifact, without approval of the Secretary;

(E)  the eligible entity to which the historic light station is conveyed, conducts any commercial activities at the historic light station, any part thereof, or in conjunction with any associated historic artifact, without approval of the Secretary; or

(F)  at least 30 days before the reversion, the Administrator provides written notice to the owner that the historic light station or any part thereof is needed for national security purposes.

(4)  LIGHT STATIONS ORIGINALLY CONVEYED UNDER OTHER AUTHORITY.--Upon receiving notice of an executed or intended conveyance by an owner who--

(A)  received from the Federal Government under authority other than this Act an historic light station in which the United States retains a reversionary or other interest; and

(B)  is conveying it to another person by sale, gift, or any other manner, the Secretary shall review the terms of the executed or proposed conveyance to ensure that any new owner is capable of or is complying with any and all conditions of the original conveyance. The Secretary may require the parties to the conveyance and relevant Federal agencies to provide such information as is necessary to complete this review. If the Secretary determines that the new owner has not or is unable to comply with those conditions, the Secretary shall immediately advise the Administrator, who shall invoke any reversionary interest or take such other action as may be necessary to protect the interests of the United States.

(d)  DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY

(1)  IN GENERAL--The Administrator shall prepare the legal description of any historic light station conveyed under this section. The Administrator, in consultation with the Commandant, United States Coast Guard, and the Secretary, may retain all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to any historical artifact, including any lens or lantern, that is associated with the historic light station and located at the light station at the time of conveyance. Wherever possible, such historical artifacts should be used in interpreting that station. In cases where there is no method for preserving lenses and other artifacts and equipment in situ, priority should be given to preservation or museum entities most closely associated with the station, if they meet loan requirements.

(2)  ARTIFACTS--Artifacts associated with, but not located at, the historic light station at the time of conveyance shall remain the personal property of the United States under the administrative control of the Commandant, United States Coast Guard.

(3)  CONVENANTS--All conditions placed with the quitclaim deed of title to the historic light station shall be construed as convenants running with the land.

(4)  Submerged lands

No submerged lands shall be conveyed under this section.

(e)  DEFINITIONS

For purposes of this section:

(1)  ADMINISTRATOR--The term "Administrator" shall mean the Administrator of General Services.

(2)  HISTORIC LIGHT STATION--The term "historic light station" includes the light tower, lighthouse, keepers dwelling, garages, storage sheds, oil house, fog signal building, boat house, barn, pumphouse, tramhouse support structures, piers, walkways, underlying and appurtenant land and related real property and improvements associated therewith; provided that the "historic light station" shall be included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

(3)  ELIGIBLE ENTITY--The term "eligible entity" shall mean:

(A)  any department or agency of the Federal Government; or

(B)  Any department or agency of the State in which the historic light station is located, the local Government of the community in which the historic light station is located, nonprofit corporation, educational agency, or community development organization that

(i)  has greed to comply with the conditions set forth in subsection (c) and to have such conditions recorded with the deed of title to the historic light station; and

(ii)  is financially able to maintain the historic light station in accordance with the conditions set forth in subsection (c).

(4)  FEDERAL AID TO NAVIGATION--The term "Federal aid to navigation" shall mean any device, operated and maintained by the United States, external to a vessel or aircraft, intended to assist a navigator to determine position or safe course, or to warn of dangers or obstructions to navigation, and shall include, but not be limited to, a light, lens, lantern, antenna, sound signal, camera, sensor, electronic navigation equipment, power source, or other associated equipment.

(5)  SECRETARY.--The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470w--7]

[Section 2 of the Act of October 24, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--355; 114 Stat. 1385), effective October 24, 2000; Section 2 of the Act of October 30, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--400; 114 Stat. 1675), effective October 30, 2000; section 627 of title VI of the Act of August 9, 2004 (Pub. L. No. 108--293; 118 Stat. 1066), effective August 9, 2004]

SEC. 309. HISTORIC LIGHT STATION SALES.

(a)  IN GENERAL.--In the event no applicants are approved for the conveyance of a historic light station pursuant to section 308, the historic light station shall be offered for sale. Terms of such sales shall be developed by the Administrator of General Services and consistent with the requirements of section 308, subparagraphs (A) through (D) and (H) of subsection (c)(1), and subsection (c)(2). Conveyance documents shall include all necessary covenants to protect the historical integrity of the historic light station and ensure that any Federal aid to navigation located at the historic light station is operated and maintained by the United States for as long as needed for that purpose.

(b)  NET SALE PROCEEDS.--Net sale proceeds from the disposal of a historic light station--

(1)  located on public domain lands shall be transferred to the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program, established by the National Maritime Heritage Act of 1994 (Public Law 103--451) within the Department of the Interior; and(2)  under the administrative control of the Coast Guard shall be credited to the Coast Guard's Operating Expenses appropriation account, and shall be available for obligation and expenditure for the maintenance of light stations remaining under the administrative control of the Coast Guard, such funds to remain available until expended and shall be available in addition to funds available in the Operating Expense appropriation for this purpose.

[Codified to 16 U.S.C. 470w--8]

[Section 3 of the Act of October 24, 2000 (Pub. L. No. 106--355; 114 Stat. 1389), effective October 24, 2000]


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