[Senate Report 108-10]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

                                                        Calendar No. 18
108th Congress                                                   Report
 1st Session                                                     108-10


               February 11, 2003.--Ordered to be printed


   Mr. Domenici, from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 254]

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to which was 
referred the bill (S. 254) to revise the boundary of Kaloko-
Honokohau National Historical Park in the State of Hawaii, and 
for other purposes, having considered the same, reports 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that the 
bill do pass.

                         Purpose of the Measure

    The purpose of S. 254 is to expand the boundaries of the 
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in the State of 
Hawaii, and other purposes.

                          Background and Need

    Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park was established 
in 1978 for the preservation, protection and interpretation of 
traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture. The park is 
located on the west side of the island of Hawaii, near Kona.
    For more than two decades, the National Park Service has 
been leasing building space in the nearby Kaloko Industrial 
Park for the Park's operations and administrative offices. A 
2.14-acre property is located within the industrial park and is 
adjacent to the existing national historical park boundary, 
separated by a State highway. The property contains a two-
story, 6,000 square foot building that is currently for sale.
    The property is large enough to accommodate additional 
buildings as well as space for storage and staff and visitor 
parking. The property has the capability to house Kaloko-
Honokohau's park operations, the Ala Kahakai National Historic 
Trail staff, plus the administrative operations for Pu'uhonua o 
Honaunau National Historical Park and Pu'ukohola Heiau National 
Historical Site.
    Including the 2.14-acre property within Kaloko-Honokohau's 
boundary would permit consolidation of the administrative 
functions of the three Kona area parks, which will contribute 
to more cost-effective and efficient operations. It will also 
eliminate the need for constructing new operationalfacilities 
within the park and allow the removal of existing administrative 
facilities within Pu'ukohola Heiau, an historically significant area.

                          Legislative History

    S. 254 was introduced by Senator Akaka on January 30, 2003. 
Similar legislation, S. 3005, was introduced by Senators Akaka 
and Inouye in the 107th Congress. A similar legislative 
proposal was also submitted by the Administration. The 
Committee ordered S. 3005 favorably reported on October 4, 
2002, and the text of the bill was adopted as part of amendment 
4971 to S. 941, which passed the Senate by unanimous consent on 
November 19, 2002.
    At its business meeting on February 5, 2003, the Committee 
on Energy and Natural Resources ordered S. 254, favorably 

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, in open 
business session on February 5, 2003, by a unanimous vote of a 
quorum present, recommends that the Senate pass S. 254.

                      Section-by-Section Analysis

    Section 1 entitles the bill the ``Kaloko-Honokohau National 
Historical Park Addition Act of 2003.''
    Section 2 amends section 505(a) of Public Law 95-625 (16 
U.S.C. 396d(a)), the Park's enabling legislation, to include 
the 2.14-acre parcel within the boundaries of Kaloko-Honokohau 
National Historical Park.
    Section 3 authorizes the appropriation of funds necessary 
to carry out the purposes of the Act.

                   Cost and Budgetary Considerations

    The following estimate of costs of this measure has been 
provided by the Congressional Budget Office.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                  Washington, DC, February 7, 2003.
Hon. Pete V. Domenici,
Chairman, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,
U.S. Senate, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for S. 254, the Kaloko-
Honokohau National Historical Park Addition Act of 2003.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Deborah Reis.
                                     Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Director.

 S. 254--Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Addition Act of 2003

    S. 254 would modify the boundary of the Kaloko-Honokohau 
National Historical Park in Hawaii to include an additional two 
acres. Once added to the existing park boundary, the property 
(which includes a two-story building) could be acquired by the 
National Park Service (NPS) by donation, purchase, or exchange. 
The bill would authorize the appropriation of whatever amounts 
are necessary for this purpose.
    Assuming appropriation of the necessary amount, CBO 
estimates that the NPS would spend about $3 million to 
implement S. 254 over the next year or two. Most of this amount 
would be used to purchase the property added to the park. We 
estimate that acquiring this property would not significantly 
increase annual park operating costs. Enacting S. 254 would not 
affect revenues or direct spending. This estimate is based on 
information provided by the NPS and the existing property 
owner, a Japanese company.
    S. 254 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would impose no significant costs on state, local, or tribal 
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Deborah Reis. 
This estimate was approved by Paul R. Cullinan, Chief for Human 
Resources Cost Estimates Unit of the Budget Analysis Division.

                      Regulatory Impact Evaluation

    In compliance with paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee makes the following 
evaluation of the regulatory impact which would be incurred in 
carrying out S. 254. The bill is not a regulatory measure in 
the sense of imposing Government-established standards or 
significant economic responsibilities on private individuals 
and businesses.
    No personal information would be collected in administering 
the program. Therefore, there would be no impact on personal 
    Little, if any, additional paperwork would result from the 
enactment of S. 254, as ordered reported.

                        Executive Communications

    On February 6, 2003, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources requested legislative reports from the Department of 
the Interior and the Office of Management and Budget setting 
forth Executive agency recommendations on S. 254. These reports 
had not been received at the time the report on S. 254 was 
filed. When the reports become available, the Chairman will 
request that they be printed in the Congressional Record for 
the advice of the Senate.

                        Changes in Existing Law

    In compliance with paragraph 12 of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, changes in existing law made by 
the bill S. 254, as ordered reported, are shown as follows:

                    PUBLIC LAW 95-625--NOV. 10, 1978

 AN ACT To authorize additional appropriations for the acquisition of 
 lands and interests in lands within the Sawtooth National Recreation 
                             Area in Idaho

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


    Section 1. This Act may be cited as the ``National Parks 
and Recreation Act of 1978''.

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    Sec. 505. [(a) In order] (a)(1) In order to provide a 
center for the preservation, interpretation, and perpetuation 
of traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture, and to 
demonstrate historic land use patterns as well as to provide a 
needed resource for the education, enjoyment, and appreciation 
of such traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture by 
local residents and visitors, there is established the Kaloko-
Honokohau National Historical Park (hereinafter in this section 
referred to as the ``park'') in Hawaii comprising approximately 
one thousand three hundred acres as generally depicted on the 
map entitled ``Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park,'' 
numbered KHN-80,000, and dated May [1978, which shall be on 
file and available for public inspection in the appropriate 
offices of the National Park Service, Department of the 
Interior.] 1978.
    (2) The boundaries of the park are modified to include 
lands and interests therein comprised of Parcels 1 and 2 
totaling 2.14 acres, identified as ``Tract A'' on the map 
entitled ``Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Proposed 
Boundary Adjustment'', numbered PWR (PISO) 466/82,043 and dated 
April 2002.
    (3) The maps referred to in this subsection shall be on 
file and available for public inspection in the appropriate 
offices of the National Park Service.

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