10 U.S. Code § 4772 - Heritage Center for the National Museum of the United States Army: development and operation
(a) Agreement for Development of Center.— The Secretary of the Army may enter into an agreement with the Army Historical Foundation, a nonprofit organization, for the design, construction, and operation of a facility or group of facilities at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for the National Museum of the United States Army. The facility or group of facilities constructed pursuant to the agreement shall be known as the Heritage Center for the National Museum of the United States Army (in this section referred to as the “Center”).
(b) Purpose of Center.— The Center shall be used for the identification, curation, storage, and public viewing of artifacts and artwork of significance to the United States Army, as agreed to by the Secretary of the Army. The Center may also be used to support such education, training, research, and associated purposes as the Secretary considers appropriate.
(c) Design and Construction.—
(2) For each phase of the development of the Center, the Secretary may—
(A) accept funds from the Army Historical Foundation for the design and construction of such phase of the Center; or
(d) Acceptance by Secretary.— Upon the satisfactory completion, as determined by the Secretary of the Army, of any phase of the Center, and upon the satisfaction of any financial obligations incident to such phase of the Center by the Army Historical Foundation, the Secretary shall accept such phase of the Center from the Army Historical Foundation, and all right, title, and interest in and to such phase of the Center shall vest in the United States. Upon becoming the property of the United States, the Secretary shall assume administrative jurisdiction over the Center.
(e) Use of Certain Gifts.—
(1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army, the Commander of the United States Army Center of Military History may, without regard to section 2601 of this title, accept, hold, administer, invest, and spend any gift, devise, or bequest of personal property of a value of $250,000 or less made to the United States if such gift, devise, or bequest is for the benefit of the National Museum of the United States Army or the Center.
(f) Lease of Facility.—
(1) Under such terms and conditions as the Secretary of the Army considers appropriate, the Secretary may lease portions of the Center to the Army Historical Foundation to be used by the Foundation, consistent with the purpose of the Center, for—
(A) generating revenue for activities of the Center through rental use by the public, commercial and nonprofit entities, State and local governments, and other Federal agencies; and
(2) The annual amount of consideration paid to the Secretary by the Army Historical Foundation for a lease under paragraph (1) may not exceed an amount equal to the actual cost, as determined by the Secretary, of the annual operations and maintenance of the Center.
Source(Added Pub. L. 108–375, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2822(a),Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 2130.)
A prior section 4772, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 268, had provided that, when ordered by the President, unappropriated public land could be reserved from entry for an air base, or a field for tests and experiments, for the Army, and that such land and other property of the United States could be designed and used for either of those purposes, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 97–295, § 1(43)(A),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1298.
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