[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 120, 109th Congress, 2nd Session] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov] 120 STAT. 3367 Public Law 109-453 109th Congress An Act To amend the National Historic Preservation Act to provide appropriation authorization and improve the operations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. NOTE: Dec. 22, 2006 - [S. 1378] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress NOTE: National Historic Preservation Act Amendments Act of 2006. 16 USC 470 note. assembled, SECTION 1. NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT AMENDMENTS. (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``National Historic Preservation Act Amendments Act of 2006''. (b) Reference.--A reference in this Act to ``the Act'' shall be a reference to the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.). (c) Historic Preservation Fund.--Section 108 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 470h) is amended by striking ``2005'' and inserting ``2015''. (d) Membership of Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.-- (1) Additional members.--Section 201(a)(4) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 470i(a)(4)) is amended by striking ``four'' and inserting ``seven''. (2) Allowing designee for governor member.--Section 201(b) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 470i(b)) is amended by striking ``(5) and''. (3) Quorum.--Section 201(f) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 470i(f)) is amended by striking ``Nine'' and inserting ``12''. (e) Financial and Administrative Services for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.--Section 205(f) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 470m(f)) is amended to read as follows: ``(f) Financial and administrative services (including those related to budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, personnel and procurement) shall be provided the Council by the Department of the Interior or, at the discretion of the Council, such other agency or private entity that reaches an agreement with the Council, for which payments shall be made in advance or by reimbursement from funds of the Council in such amounts as may be agreed upon by the Chairman of the Council and the head of the agency or, in the case of a private entity, the authorized representative of the private entity that will provide the services. When NOTE: Applicability. a Federal agency affords such services, the regulations of that agency for the collection of indebtedness of personnel resulting from erroneous payments (5 U.S.C. 5514(b)) shall apply to the collection of erroneous payments made to or on behalf of a Council employee and regulations of that agency for the administrative control of funds (31 U.S.C. 1513(d), 1514) shall apply to appropriations of the Council. The Council shall not be required to prescribe such regulations.''. [[Page 3368]] 120 STAT. 3368 (f) Appropriation Authorization of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.--Section 212(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 470t(a)) is amended by striking ``for purposes of this title not to exceed $4,000,000 for each fiscal year 1997 through 2005'' and inserting ``such amounts as may be necessary to carry out this title''. (g) Effectiveness of Federal Grant and Assistance Programs in Meeting the Purposes and Policies of the National Historic Preservation Act.--Title II of the Act is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ``SEC. 216. NOTE: 16 USC 470v-2. EFFECTIVENESS OF FEDERAL GRANT AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. ``(a) Cooperative Agreements.--The Council may enter into a cooperative agreement with any Federal agency that administers a grant or assistance program for the purpose of improving the effectiveness of the administration of such program in meeting the purposes and policies of this Act. Such cooperative agreements may include provisions that modify the selection criteria for a grant or assistance program to further the purposes of this Act or that allow the Council to participate in the selection of recipients, if such provisions are not inconsistent with the grant or assistance program's statutory authorization and purpose. ``(b) Review of Grant and Assistance Programs.--The Council may-- ``(1) review the operation of any Federal grant or assistance program to evaluate the effectiveness of such program in meeting the purposes and policies of this Act; ``(2) make recommendations to the head of any Federal agency that administers such program to further the consistency of the program with the purposes and policies of the Act and to improve its effectiveness in carrying out those purposes and policies; and ``(3) make recommendations to the President and Congress regarding the effectiveness of Federal grant and assistance programs in meeting the purposes and policies of this Act, including recommendations with regard to appropriate funding levels.''. Approved December 22, 2006. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1378: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-235 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006): Sept. 29, considered and passed Senate. Dec. 8, considered and passed House.