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of the United States and which will connect the highways within a national park with a convenient point on or leading to the Federal 7 per centum highway system: Provided, That such approach roads so designated shall be limited to not to exceed sixty miles in length between a park gateway and such point on or leading to the nearest convenient 7 per centum system road; or, if such approach road is on the 7 per centum system, it shall be limited to not to exceed thirty miles: Provided further, That not to exceed forty miles of any one approach road shall be designated in any one county.
SEC. 5. [16 U.S.C. 8b] The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized during the fiscal years 1950 and 1951 to construct, reconstruct, and improve such national-park approach roads so designated, inclusive of necessary bridges, and to enter into agreements for the maintenance thereof by State or county authorities, or to maintain them when otherwise necessary, as well as hereafter to construct, reconstruct, and improve roads and trails within the national parks and national monuments; and for all such purposes there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums: $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950; the sum of $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951: Provided, That under agreement with the Secretary of the Interior the Secretary of Agriculture may carry out any or all of the provisions of this section: Provided further, That not to exceed $1,500,000 shall be allocated annually for the construction, reconstruction, and improvement of such national park approach roads: And provided further, That nothing in this Act shall be constructed to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to hereafter construct, reconstruct, improve, and maintain roads and trails within the national parks and national monuments.
SEC. 6. [16 U.S.C. 8c] Whenever any such approach road is proposed under the terms of this Act across or within any national forest the Secretary of the Interior shall secure the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture before construction shall begin.
ACT OF MARCH 4, 1931
(chapter 522; 46 Stat. 1570; 16 U.S.C. 8d)
[16 U.S.C. 8d]1: Provided, That approach roads to national monuments shall be included within the provisions of such Act [Act of April 9, 1924] under the same conditions as approach roads to national parks, and the limitation therein on the amount of annual allocation of funds to national park approach roads shall be inclusive of such national monument approaches.
1To amend this provision, use the following form: "The proviso relating to roads and trails, national parks, under the heading "NATIONAL PARK SERVICE" of the Act of March 4, 1931 (chapter 522; 46 Stat. 1570; 16 U.S.C. 8d) is amended ...".
ACT OF JUNE 3, 1948
(chapter 401; 62 Stat. 334; 16 U.S.C. 8e and 8f)
AN ACT To authorize the conveyance to States, or political subdivisions, of roads leading to certain historical areas administered by the Department of the Interior, 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. 8e] That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized in his discretion, subject to such conditions as may seem to him proper, to convey by proper quitclaim deed to any State, county, municipality, or proper agency thereof, in which the same is located, all the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to any Government owned or controlled road leading to any national cemetery, national military park, national historical park, national battlefield park, or national historic site administered by the National Park Service. Prior to the delivery of any conveyance under this Act, the State, county, or municipality to which the conveyance herein authorized is to be made shall notify the Secretary of the Interior in writing of its willingness to accept and maintain the road or roads included in such conveyance. Upon the execution and delivery of any conveyance herein authorized, any jurisdiction heretofore ceded to the United States by a State over the roads conveyed shall thereby cease and determine and shall thereafter vest and be in the particular State in which such roads are located.
SEC. 2. [16 U.S.C. 8f] The word "State" as used in this Act includes Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.
C. ACT OF MAY 26, 1930
CHAP. 324.-AN ACT To facilitate the administration of the national parks by the United States Department of the Interior, 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._17] That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to purchase personal equipment and supplies for employees of the National Park Service, and to make deductions therefor from moneys appropriated for salary payments or otherwise due such employees.
[Section 2 was repealed by section 8(a) of Public Law 89-554]
SEC. 3. [16 U.S.C. 17b] That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to contract for services or other accommodations provided in the national parks and national monuments for the public under contract with the Department of the Interior, as may be required in the administration of the National Park Service, at rates approved by him for the furnishing of such services or accommodations to the Government and without compliance with the provisions of section 3709 of the Revised Statutes of the United States.
SEC. 4. [16 U.S.C. 17c] That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized in emergencies when no other source is available for the immediate procurement of supplies, materials, or special services, to aid and assist grantees, permittees, or licensees conducting operations for the benefit of the public in the national parks and national monuments by the sale at cost, including transportation and handling of such supplies, materials, or special services as may be necessary to relieve the emergency and insure uninterrupted service to the public: Provided, That the receipts from such sales shall be deposited as a refund to the appropriation or appropriations current at the date of covering in of such deposit, and shall be available for expenditure for national park and national monument purposes.
SEC. 5.1 [16 U.S.C. 17d] The provisions of section 3651 of the Revised Statutes shall not be construed so as to prohibit the cashing of traveler's checks or other forms of money equivalent in customary use by travelers, exclusive of personal checks, when tendered in payment of automobile license fees charged at national
1Section 5 is omitted from commercial publications of this Act as obsolete in light of the repeal of section 3651 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 543) by section 5(b) of Public Law 97258 (96 Stat. 1068).
parks under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, or other collections made within the national parks or national monu
SEC. 6. [16 U.S.C. 17e] That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to provide, out of moneys appropriated for the general expenses of the several national parks, for the temporary care and removal from the park of indigents, and in case of death to provide for the burial, in those national parks not under local jurisdiction for these purposes, this section in no case to authorize transportation of such indigent or dead for a distance of more than fifty miles from the national park.
SEC. 7. [16 U.S.C. 17f] That hereafter the Secretary of the Interior in his administration of the National Park Service is authorized to reimburse employees and other owners of horses, vehicles, and other equipment lost, damaged, or destroyed while in the custody of such employee or the Department of the Interior, under authorization, contract, or loan, for necessary firefighting, trail, or other offical business, such reimbursement to be made from any available funds in the appropriation to which the hire of such equipment would be properly chargeable.
SEC. 8. [16 U.S.C. 17g] That the Secretary of the Interior may require field employees of the National Park Service to furnish horses, motor and other vehicles, and miscellaneous equipment necessary for the performance of their official work; and he may provide, at Government expense, forage, care, and housing for animals, and housing or storage and fuel for vehicles and other equipment so required to be furnished.
SEC. 9. [16 U.S.C. 17h] That hereafter the Secretary of the Interior may, under such regulations as he may prescribe, authorize the hire, rental, or purchase of property from employees of the National Park Service whenever the public interest will be promoted thereby.
SEC. 10. [16 U.S.C. 17i] Hereafter the National Park Service may hire, with or without personal services, work animals and animal-drawn and motor-propelled vehicles and equipment at rates to be approved by the Secretary of the Interior and without compliance with the provisions of sections 3709 and 37441 of the Revised Statutes.
SEC. 11. [16 U.S.C. 17j] In the administration of the National Park System, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, under regulations prescribed by him, to pay (a) the traveling expenses of employees, including the costs of packing, crating, and transporting (including draying) their personal property, upon permanent change of station of such employees and (b) the traveling expenses as aforesaid of dependents of deceased employees (i) to the nearest
In section 10, section 3744 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 16) was repealed by the Act of October 21, 1941 (ch 452; 55 Stat. 743). Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes is classified at 41 U.S.C. 5.