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§ 410hhhh. Establishment of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site 1
1 So in original. Probably should be “Historical Park”. See Codification note below.
(a) EstablishmentIn order to provide for the benefit, inspiration, and education of the American people, there is hereby established the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park in the State of Georgia. In administering the historical park, the Secretary shall—
(1) preserve the key sites and structures located within the historical park associated with Jimmy Carter during his lifespan;
(2) provide for the interpretation of the life and Presidency of Jimmy Carter; and
(3) present the history of a small rural southern town.
(b) Description of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site 1
(1) The historical park shall consist of the lands and interests in lands (including the real property described in paragraph (2)) as generally depicted on the map entitled “Jimmy Carter National Historical Park 2
2 So in original. Probably should be “Historic Site”. See Codification and 2021 Amendment notes below.
and Preservation District Boundary Map”, numbered NHS–JC–80000, and dated April 1987. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection at appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
(2) The real property referred to in paragraph (1) is that real property which has significant historical association with the life of James Earl Carter, Jr., 39th President of the United States, located in the town of Plains and the County of Sumter, Georgia, and described more particularly as follows—
(A) the home of former President Carter on Woodland Drive in Plains, Georgia, including the residence and approximately 2.9 acres across Woodland Drive;
(B) the Plains Railroad Depot, adjacent to the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, which served as the campaign headquarters of former President Carter;
(C) the boyhood home of former President Carter, consisting of the residence, together with not more than 15 acres, located west of Plains near the community of Archery, Georgia;
(D) the 100-foot wide scenic easements on either side of Old Plains Highway from the intersection of U.S. Highway 280 to the boyhood home referred to in subparagraph (C);
(E) the Plains High School and grounds of approximately 12 acres; and
(F) the Gnann House at 1 Woodland Drive, which is adjacent to the residence referred to in subparagraph (A) of former President Carter.
(c) Acquisition of real and personal property
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and subject to such terms, reservations, and conditions as the Secretary determines reasonable or necessary, the Secretary may acquire by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, exchange, or otherwise—
(A) lands and interests in lands within the boundaries of the historical park; and
(B) personal property and artifacts for purposes of the historical park.
(2) The Carter home (described in subsection (b)(2)(A)) and the Plains High School (referred to in subsection (b)(2)(E)) may only be acquired by donation.
(3) Former President and Mrs. Carter may, as a condition of the acquisition of the Carter home (described in subsection (b)(2)(A)), reserve for themselves a right of use and occupancy of the home for a term of years or for a term ending at the deaths of President and Mrs. Carter.
(4) The Administrator of the General Services Administration shall acquire by purchase the Gnann House (described in subsection (b)(2)(F)) to be used for security purposes during the lives of former President and Mrs. Carter, or for such period as they may be entitled to security pursuant to Federal law, after which time the Gnann House shall be transferred to the Secretary of the Interior for administrative purposes by the National Park Service.
(Pub. L. 100–206, § 1, Dec. 23, 1987, 101 Stat. 1434; Pub. L. 105–106, § 1, Nov. 20, 1997, 111 Stat. 2247; Pub. L. 116–341, § 2(b)(1), (4)–(6), Jan. 13, 2021, 134 Stat. 5132.)
§ 410hhhh–1. Jimmy Carter National Preservation District
(a) Jimmy Carter National Preservation District

In order to preserve and interpret the life of James Earl Carter, Jr. and the rural southern town of Plains, Georgia, including the 20th century south and the roles of agriculture and the agricultural economy there is hereby established the Jimmy Carter National Preservation District, which shall consist of the area identified on the map referred to in section 410hhhh(b)(1) of this title as “Preservation District”. The preservation district shall include the Plains Historic District as listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 28, 1984, and those agricultural lands not to exceed 650 acres and that portion of Bond Street as depicted on such map.

(b) Preservation easements
(1) The Secretary may obtain by donation or purchase preservation easements on historically or culturally significant (as determined by the Secretary) buildings and open spaces located within the preservation district. Each preservation easement shall contain (but need not be limited to) provisions that the Secretary shall have the right of access at reasonable times to the portions of the property covered by that easement for interpretive or other purposes, and that no changes or alterations shall be made to such portions of the property except by mutual agreement.
(2) The Secretary may mark, interpret, and provide technical assistance to properties within the preservation district in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation Projects.
(Pub. L. 100–206, § 2, Dec. 23, 1987, 101 Stat. 1435.)
§ 410hhhh–2. Administration of historic site 1
1 So in original. Probably should be “historical park”. See Codification note set out under section 410hhhh of this title.
and preservation district
(a) In general

The Secretary shall administer the historical park and the preservation district in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, and the provisions of law generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including the Act entitled “An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes”, approved August 25, 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1, 2–4),2

2 See References in Text note below.
and the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the preservation of historic American sites, buildings, objects and antiquities of national significance, and for other purposes”, approved August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.).2

(b) Cooperation with State of Georgia

The Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement with the State of Georgia pursuant to which the Secretary may cooperate in the operation and use of the State of Georgia Visitor Center in Sumter County.

(c) History

The Secretary shall gather oral history on the historical park, its occupants, and environs. The Secretary may also preserve personal property that has been acquired by the Secretary for purposes of the historical park.

(d) Report

25 years after December 23, 1987, the Secretary shall convene a distinguished group of nationally recognized historians, scholars, and other experts to examine the life of President Carter in greater historical perspective. The group shall examine the research then available on President Carter, his life and Presidency, and make recommendations on interpretation, preservation, and other issues (as appropriate) at the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park and the Jimmy Carter National Preservation District.

(Pub. L. 100–206, § 3, Dec. 23, 1987, 101 Stat. 1435; Pub. L. 116–341, § 2(b)(2), (4), (5), Jan. 13, 2021, 134 Stat. 5132.)
§ 410hhhh–3. Advisory commission
(a) Establishment

The Secretary shall establish an advisory commission to provide advice on achieving balanced and accurate interpretation of the historical park.

(b) Membership
(1) The commission shall consist of a group of five nationally recognized scholars with collective expertise on the life and Presidency of Jimmy Carter, the 20th century rural south, historic preservation, and the American Presidency.
(2) The commission members shall be appointed by the Secretary for staggered terms of 3 years each. Any vacancy on the commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. Any member of the Commission appointed for a definite term may serve after the expiration of such term until a successor is appointed.
(3) Meetings of the Commission shall be called twice annually by the Secretary.
(c) Expenses

The Secretary is authorized to pay, in accordance with section 5703 of title 5, the expenses reasonably incurred by the members of the Commission in carrying out their responsibilities under this subchapter.

(Pub. L. 100–206, § 4, Dec. 23, 1987, 101 Stat. 1436; Pub. L. 116–341, § 2(b)(4), (5), Jan. 13, 2021, 134 Stat. 5132.)
§ 410hhhh–4. Management plan
Not later than 3 years after December 23, 1987, the Secretary shall develop and submit to the Congress a general management plan for the use and development of the historical park and the preservation district. Such plan shall—
(1) be prepared in accordance with section section 100502 of title 54, and shall be consistent with the purposes of this subchapter;
(2) include consideration of the economic feasibility and interpretive necessity of providing a transportation system for visitor use; and
(3) address the preservation and interpretation of Plains High School (referred to in section 410hhhh(b)(2)(E) of this title) including appropriate use by the town of Plains.
Following a determination of the appropriate uses of the Plains High School for the town of Plains, the Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement with the town concerning its use of the high school.
(Pub. L. 100–206, § 5, Dec. 23, 1987, 101 Stat. 1436; Pub. L. 116–341, § 2(b)(4), (5), Jan. 13, 2021, 134 Stat. 5132.)
§ 410hhhh–5. Definitions
For the purposes of this subchapter—
(1) the term “preservation district” means the Jimmy Carter National Preservation District established under section 410hhhh–1 of this title;
(2) the term “historical park” means the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park established under section 410hhhh of this title; and
(3) the term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.
(Pub. L. 100–206, § 6, Dec. 23, 1987, 101 Stat. 1437; Pub. L. 116–341, § 2(b)(3)–(5), Jan. 13, 2021, 134 Stat. 5132.)
§ 410hhhh–6. Authorization of appropriations
(a) In general

There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this subchapter, except that not more than $3,500,000 is authorized to be appropriated for acquisition of real and personal property (including preservation easements) and development of the preservation district and the historical park.

(b) Cost sharing

Not more than 60 percent of the aggregate cost of restoring the Plains High School (referred to in section 410hhhh (b)(2)(E) of this title) may be provided from appropriated Federal funds. The remaining 40 percent, non-Federal share of such cost may be in the form of cash, goods, or services, fairly valued.

(Pub. L. 100–206, § 7, Dec. 23, 1987, 101 Stat. 1437; Pub. L. 116–341, § 2(b)(4), (5), Jan. 13, 2021, 134 Stat. 5132.)