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1/3/2013--Introduced.Castle Nugent National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2013 - Establishes the Castle Nugent National Historic Site on the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, as a... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Jan 3, 2013

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A BILL

To establish the Castle Nugent National Historic Site at St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Castle Nugent National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act: (1) Historic site.--The term ``historic site'' means the Castle Nugent National Historic Site established in section 3. (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 3. CASTLE NUGENT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.

(a) Establishment.--There is established as a unit of the National Park System the Castle Nugent National Historic Site on the Island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, in order to preserve, protect, and interpret, for the benefit of present and future generations, a Caribbean cultural landscape that spans more than 300 years of agricultural use, significant archeological resources, mangrove forests, endangered sea turtle nesting beaches, an extensive barrier coral reef system, and other outstanding natural features. (b) Boundaries.--The historic site consists of the approximately 2,900 acres of land extending from Lowrys Hill and Laprey Valley to the Caribbean Sea and from Manchenil Bay to Great Pond, along with associated submerged lands to the three-mile territorial limit, as generally depicted on the map titled ``Castle Nugent National Historic Site Proposed Boundary Map'', numbered T22/100,447, and dated October 2009. (c) Map Availability.--The map referred to in subsection (b) shall be on file and available...

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Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Castle Nugent National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2013 - Establishes the Castle Nugent National Historic Site on the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, as a unit of the National Park System in order to preserve, protect, and interpret a Caribbean cultural landscape spanning over 300 years of agricultural use, significant archeological resources, an extensive barrier coral reef system, and other outstanding natural features. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands within the boundary of the Historic Site to the University of the Virgin Islands for the purpose of continuing the University's operations for breeding Senepol cattle.

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