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Public Law 89-33
June 5, 1965 | [S. 339] 79 Stat. 123

To provide for the establishment of the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in the State of Nebraska, and for other purposes.
Section 2 | 3 | 4

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Public Law 89-33 Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebr. Establishment.
Sec. 2 Acquisition of lands.
Sec. 2 Publication in Federal Register.
Sec. 3 Administration.
Sec. 4 Appropriation.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to preserve for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the outstanding paleontological sites known as the Agate Springs Fossil Quarries, and nearby related geological phenomena, to provide a center for continuing paleontological research and for the display and interpretation of the scientific specimens uncovered at such sites, and to facilitate the protection and exhibition of a valuable collection of Indian artifacts and relics that are representative of an important phase of Indian history, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire by donation, or by purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or otherwise, title or a lesser interest in not more than three thousand one hundred and fifty acres of land in township 28 north, range 55 west, sixth principal meridian, Sioux County, Nebraska, for inclusion in the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in accordance with the boundary designation made pursuant to section 2 hereof, which boundary may include such right-of-way as is needed for a road between the Stenomylus Quarry site and the monument lands lying in section 3 or 10 of the said township and range.

SEC. 2.

Within the acreage limitation of section 1, the Secretary may designate and adjust the boundaries of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. When the Secretary finds that lands constituting an initially administrable unit are in Federal ownership, he shall establish such national monument by publication of notice thereof in the Federal Register, and any subsequent adjustment of its boundaries shall be effectuated in the same manner.

SEC. 3.

The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the Act entitled "An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes", approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U. S. C. 1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented.

SEC. 4.

There are hereby authorized to be appropriated the sums of not more than $301,150 for acquisition of lands and interests in land and not more than $1,842,000 for development in connection with the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument under this Act.

Approved, June 5, 1965.

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