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(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 comtemporary 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.
SEC. 307. (16 U.S.C. 470w-6) (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, 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.
[Subsection (b) repealed by Public Law 104–333, $ 814(d)(1)(0) (110 Stat. 4196).]
(c) Except as provided in subsection (b), the regulations 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 regulations promulgated by the Secretary dealing with the matter of
which regulation was transmitted to Congress
the blank spaces therein being appropriately filled. (d) 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. (e) 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.
(f) Congressional inaction on or rejection of a resolution of disapproval shall not be deemed an expression of approval of such regulation.
TITLE IV-NATIONAL CENTER FOR PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING
SEC. 401. (16 U.S.C. 470x) FINDINGS.
The Congress finds and declares that, given the complexity of technical problems encountered in preserving historic properties and the lack of adequate distribution of technical information to preserve such properties, a national initiative to coordinate and promote research, distribute information, and provide training about preservation skills and technologies would be beneficial. SEC. 402. (16 U.S.C. 470x-1) DEFINITIONS. For the purposes of this title
(1) The term “Board” means the National Preservation Technology and Training Board established pursuant to section 404.
(2) The term “Center" means the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training established pursuant to section 403.
(3) The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 403. (16 U.S.C. 470x-2) ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL CENTER.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-There is hereby established within the Department of the Interior a National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. The Center shall be located at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches, Louisiana. (b) PURPOSES.—The purposes of the Center shall be to
(1) develop and distribute preservation and conservation skills and technologies for the identification, evaluation, conservation, and interpretation of prehistoric and historic resources;
(2) develop and facilitate training for Federal, State and local resource preservation professionals, cultural resource managers, maintenance personnel, and others working in the preservation field;
(3) take steps to apply preservation technology benefits from ongoing research by other agencies and institutions;
(4) facilitate the transfer of preservation technology among Federal agencies, State and local governments, universities, international organizations, and the private sector; and
(5) cooperate with related international organizations including, but not limited to the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, and the International Council on Museums.
(c) PROGRAMS.—Such purposes shall be carried out through research, professional training, technical assistance, and programs for public awareness, and through a program of grants established under section 405.
(d) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.—The Center shall be headed by an Executive Director with demonstrated expertise in historic preservation appointed by the Secretary with advice of the Board.
(e) ASSISTANCE FROM SECRETARY.—The Secretary shall provide the Center assistance in obtaining such personnel, equipment, and facilities as may be needed by the Center to carry out its activities. SEC. 404. (16 U.S.C. 470x-3) PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY AND TRAIN
ING BOARD. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established a Preservation Technology and Training Board. (b) DUTIES.—The Board shall
(1) provide leadership, policy advice, and professional oversight to the Center;
(2) advise the Secretary on priorities and the allocation of grants among the activities of the Center; and
(3) submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. (c) MEMBERSHIP.—The Board shall be comprised of,
(1) the Secretary, or the Secretary's designee;
(2) 6 members appointed by the Secretary who shall represent appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, State and local historic preservation commissions, and other public and international organizations, 1 and
(3) 6 members appointed by the Secretary on the basis of outstanding professional qualifications who represent major organizations in the fields of archaeology, architecture, conservation, curation, engineering, history, historic preservation, land
scape architecture, planning, or preservation education. SEC. 405. (16 U.S.C. 470x4] PRESERVATION GRANTS.
(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, in consultation with the Board, shall provide preservation technology and training grants to eligible applicants with a demonstrated institutional capability and commitment to the purposes of the Center, in order to ensure an effective and efficient system of research, information distribution and skills training in all the related historic preservation fields.
(b) GRANT REQUIREMENTS.—(1) Grants provided under this section shall be allocated in such a fashion to reflect the diversity of the historic preservation fields and shall be geographically distributed.
(2) No grant recipient may receive more than 10 percent of the grants allocated under this section within any year.
(3) The total administrative costs, direct and indirect, charged for carrying out grants under this section may not exceed 25 percent of the aggregate costs.
(c) ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.-Eligible applicants may include Federal and non-Federal laboratories, accredited museums, universities, nonprofit organizations; offices, units, and Cooperative Park Study Units of the National Park System, State Historic Preservation Offices, tribal preservation offices, and Native Hawaiian organizations.
(d) STANDARDS.-All such grants shall be awarded in accordance with accepted professional standards and methods, including peer review of projects.
(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary. SEC. 406. (16 U.S.C. 470x-5) GENERAL PROVISIONS.
(a) ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS AND TRANSFERS.—The Center may accept
(1) grants and donations from private individuals, groups, organizations, corporations, foundations, and other entities; and
(2) transfers of funds from other Federal agencies. (b) CONTRACTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.–Subject to appropriations, the Center may enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with Federal, State, local, and tribal governments, Native Hawaiian organizations, educational institutions, and other public entities to carry out the Center's responsibilities under this title.
(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the Center. Funds for the Center shall be in addition to existing National Park Service programs, centers, and offices. SEC. 407. (16 U.S.C. 470x-6) NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PRESERVATION.
In order to improve the use of existing National Park Service resources, the Secretary shall fully utilize and further develop the National Park Service preservation (including conservation) centers and regional offices. The Secretary shall improve the coordination of such centers and offices within the National Park Service, and shall, where appropriate, coordinate their activities with the Center and with other appropriate parties.
B. SECTION 603 OF PUBLIC LAW 89-754
(section 603 of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966;
Approved November 3, 1966; 80 Stat. 1278; 16 U.S.C. 470b-1)
GRANTS TO NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION TO COVER
RESTORATION COSTS SEC. 603. (16 U.S.C. 470b-1] (a) The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is authorized to make grants to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, on such terms and conditions and in such amounts (not exceeding $90,000 with respect to any one structure) as he deems appropriate, to cover the costs incurred by such Trust in renovating or restoring structures which it considers to be of historic or architectural value and which it has accepted and will maintain (after such renovation or restoration) for historic purposes.
(b) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for the grants to be made under subsection (a).