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(iii) coordination of activities of nearby law enforcement and firefighting departments or agencies; and

(B) a Federal, State, or local agency to develop or operate facilities and services to carry out this title; and

(5) notwithstanding any other provision of law, accept donations of funds, property, or services from an individual, foundation, corporation, or public entity to provide a service or facility that is consistent with this title, as determined by the Secretary, including 1-time contributions for the Center (to be payable during construction funding periods for the Center after the date of enactment of this Act) from

(A) the State, in the amount of $3,000,000;

(B) Elko County, Nevada, in the amount of $1,000,000; and

(C) the city of Elko, Nevada, in the amount of


There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title $12,000,000.


[As Amended Through Public Law 106–580, December 31, 2000)

A. ACT OF AUGUST 25, 1916



(39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1, 2, 3, and 4)

CHAP. 408.-AN ACT To establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, [16 U.S.C. 1] That there is hereby created in the Department of the Interior a service to be called the National Park Service, which shall be under the charge of a director, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director shall have substantial experience and demonstrated competence in land management and natural or cultural resource conservation. The Director shall select two Deputy Directors. The first Deputy Director shall have responsibility for National Park Service operations, and the second Deputy Director shall have responsibility for other programs assigned to the National Park Service. There shall also be appointed by the Secretary the following assistants and other employees at the salaries designated: One assistant director, at $2,500 per annum; one chief clerk, at $2,000 per annum; one craftsman, at $1,800 per annum; one messenger, at $600 per annum; and, in addition thereto, such other employees as the Secretary of the Interior shall deem necessary: Provided, That not more than $8,100 annually shall be expended for salaries of experts, assistants, and employees within the District of Columbia not herein specifically enumerated unless previously authorized by law. The service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

SEC. 2. (16 U.S.C. 2] That the director shall, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, have the supervision, management, and control of the several national parks and national monuments which are now under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior, and of the Hot Springs Reservation 1 in the State of

1 In section 2, the "Hot Springs Reservation" is now known as “Hot Spring National Park". See section 1 of the Act of March 4, 1921 (41 Stat. 1407).

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