16 U.S. Code § -
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In this section:
The term “Commission” means the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission established by subsection (e)(1).
(3) Historic District
The term “Historic District” means the Great Falls Historic District in the State.
(4) Management plan
The term “management plan” means the management plan for the Park developed under subsection (d).
The term “Map” means the map entitled “Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park–Proposed Boundary”, numbered T03/80,001, and dated May 2008.
The term “Park” means the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park established by subsection (b)(1)(A).
(b) Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
(A) In general
Subject to subparagraph (B), there is established in the State a unit of the National Park System to be known as the “Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park”.
(B) Conditions for establishment
The Park shall not be established until the date on which the Secretary determines that—
(I) the Secretary has acquired sufficient land or an interest in land within the boundary of the Park to constitute a manageable unit; or
(II) the State or City, as appropriate, has entered into a written agreement with the Secretary to donate—
(aa) the Great Falls State Park, including facilities for Park administration and visitor services; or
(ii) the Secretary has entered into a written agreement with the State, City, or other public entity, as appropriate, providing that—
(I) land owned by the State, City, or other public entity within the Historic District will be managed consistent with this section; and
The purpose of the Park is to preserve and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations certain historical, cultural, and natural resources associated with the Historic District.
The Park shall include the following sites, as generally depicted on the Map:
(C) A portion of Upper Raceway Park, including the Ivanhoe Wheelhouse and the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures Gatehouse.
(D) Overlook Park and adjacent land, including the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures Hydroelectric Plant and Administration Building.
(E) The Allied Textile Printing site, including the Colt Gun Mill ruins, Mallory Mill ruins, Waverly Mill ruins, and Todd Mill ruins.
(4) Availability of map
The Map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
(1) In general
The Secretary shall administer the Park in accordance with—
(2) State and local jurisdiction
Nothing in this section enlarges, diminishes, or modifies any authority of the State, or any political subdivision of the State (including the City)—
(3) Cooperative agreements
(A) In general
As the Secretary determines to be appropriate to carry out this section, the Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the owner of the Great Falls Visitor Center or any nationally significant properties within the boundary of the Park under which the Secretary may identify, interpret, restore, and provide technical assistance for the preservation of the properties.
(B) Right of access
A cooperative agreement entered into under subparagraph (A) shall provide that the Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, shall have the right of access at all reasonable times to all public portions of the property covered by the agreement for the purposes of—
(C) Changes or alterations
No changes or alterations shall be made to any properties covered by a cooperative agreement entered into under subparagraph (A) unless the Secretary and the other party to the agreement agree to the changes or alterations.
(D) Conversion, use, or disposal
Any payment made by the Secretary under this paragraph shall be subject to an agreement that the conversion, use, or disposal of a project for purposes contrary to the purposes of this section, as determined by the Secretary, shall entitle the United States to reimbursement in amount equal to the greater of—
(E) Matching funds
(i) In general As a condition of the receipt of funds under this paragraph, the Secretary shall require that any Federal funds made available under a cooperative agreement shall be matched on a 1-to-1 basis by non-Federal funds.
(4) Acquisition of land
(A) In general
The Secretary may acquire land or interests in land within the boundary of the Park by donation, purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange.
(d) Management plan
(1) In general
Not later than 3 fiscal years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this subsection, the Secretary, in consultation with the Commission, shall complete a management plan for the Park in accordance with—
(2) Cost share
The management plan shall include provisions that identify costs to be shared by the Federal Government, the State, and the City, and other public or private entities or individuals for necessary capital improvements to, and maintenance and operations of, the Park.
(e) Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission
There is established a commission to be known as the “Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission”.
The duties of the Commission shall be to advise the Secretary in the development and implementation of the management plan.
The Commission shall be composed of 9 members, to be appointed by the Secretary, of whom—
(i) 4 members shall be appointed after consideration of recommendations submitted by the Governor of the State;
(ii) 2 members shall be appointed after consideration of recommendations submitted by the City Council of Paterson, New Jersey;
(iii) 1 member shall be appointed after consideration of recommendations submitted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Passaic County, New Jersey; and
(B) Initial appointments
The Secretary shall appoint the initial members of the Commission not later than the earlier of—
(i) the date that is 30 days after the date on which the Secretary has received all of the recommendations for appointments under subparagraph (A); or
(4) Term; vacancies
The Commission shall meet at the call of—
(7) Chairperson and Vice Chairperson
(A) In general
The Commission shall select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the members of the Commission.
(B) Vice Chairperson
The Vice Chairperson shall serve as Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson.
(8) Commission personnel matters
(A) Compensation of members
(ii) Travel expenses Members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for an employee of an agency under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, while away from the home or regular place of business of the member in the performance of the duties of the Commission.
(i) In general The Secretary shall provide the Commission with any staff members and technical assistance that the Secretary, after consultation with the Commission, determines to be appropriate to enable the Commission to carry out the duties of the Commission.
(9) FACA nonapplicability
Section 14(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Commission.
(f) Study of Hinchliffe Stadium
(1) In general
Not later than 3 fiscal years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this section, the Secretary shall complete a study regarding the preservation and interpretation of Hinchliffe Stadium, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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