[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 118, 108th Congress, 2nd Session]
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118 STAT. 1362

Public Law 108-340
108th Congress

An Act


 
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the
preservation and interpretation of the historic sites of the Manhattan
Project for potential inclusion in the National Park
System. NOTE: Oct. 18, 2004 -  [S. 1687]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, NOTE: Manhattan
Project National Historical Park Study Act. State listing.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Manhattan Project National Historical
Park Study Act''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:
(1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
(2) Study.--The term ``study'' means the study authorized by
section 3(a).
(3) Study area.--
(A) In general.--The term ``study area'' means the
historically significant sites associated with the
Manhattan Project.
(B) Inclusions.--The term ``study area'' includes--
(i) Los Alamos National Laboratory and
townsite in the State of New Mexico;
(ii) the Hanford Site in the State of
Washington; and
(iii) Oak Ridge Reservation in the State of
Tennessee.

SEC. 3. SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY.

(a) Study.--
(1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the
Secretary of Energy, shall conduct a special resource study of
the study area to assess the national significance, suitability,
and feasibility of designating 1 or more sites within the study
area as a unit of the National Park System in accordance with
section 8(c) of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-5(c)).
(2) Administration.--In conducting the study, the Secretary
shall--
(A) consult with interested Federal, State, tribal,
and local officials, representatives of organizations,
and members of the public;
(B) evaluate, in coordination with the Secretary of
Energy, the compatibility of designating 1 or more sites
within the study area as a unit of the National Park

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System with maintaining the security, productivity, and
management goals of the Department of Energy and public
health and safety; and
(C) consider research in existence on the date of
enactment of this Act by the Department of Energy on the
historical significance and feasibility of preserving
and interpreting the various sites and structures in the
study area.

(b) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date on which funds
are made available to carry out the study, the Secretary shall submit to
Congress a report that describes the findings of the study and the
conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

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

Approved October 18, 2004.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1687:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-270 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
Sept. 15, considered and passed Senate.
Sept. 28, considered and passed House.