H.R. 359 would designate Fort San Gerónimo del Boquerón in Puerto Rico as an affiliated area of the National Park System to be managed by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. The bill would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to provide technical and financial assistance to the institute to assist with marketing, interpretation, and preservation efforts. H.R. 359 also would require the NPS to develop a management plan for the area within three years of enactment.
Based on the cost of the NPS assisting other affiliated areas, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 359 would cost $2 million over the 2023-2028 period; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.