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serving in the United States, however, concurrent legislative jurisdiction over such lands.
SEC. 5. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums not exceeding $20,000 as are necessary for the acquisition of lands and interests in land pursuant to this Act.
Approved May 17, 1963.
Reports: House No. 248 (accompanying H.R. 3200); Senate No. 116.
Congressional Record, Vol. 109, 1963:
Apr. 9, Considered and passed Senate; May 6, Considered and passed
An Act to authorize the establishment of the Biscayne National Monument in the State of Florida, and for other purposes. (82 Stat. 1188)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in order to preserve and protect for the education, inspiration, recreation, and enjoyment of present and future generations a rare combination of terrestrial, marine, and amphibious life in a tropical setting of great natural beauty, the Secretary of the Interior may establish the Biscayne National Monument within so much of the area in the State of Florida as generally depicted on the drawing entitled "Biscayne National Monument Boundary Map," numbered NM-BIS 7101, and dated May 1966, which drawing is superimposed on a photographic reproduction of a portion of Coast and Geodetic Survey Chart Numbered 1249 (eighth edition, December 20, 1965, correction numbered 22, dated May 28, 1966) as lies north of the north boundary of the channel easement shown thereon. The drawing shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The Secretary may revise the boundaries of the national monument from time to time, but the total acreage of the national monument shall not exceed ninety-six thousand three hundred acres and no boundary shall be revised outward or in such a manner as to obstruct any seaport channel which may be hereafter constructed outside the boundaries hereinbefore referred to.
SEC. 2. (a) Within the boundaries of the Biscayne National Monument, the Secretary of the Interior may acquire lands, waters, or interests therein by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange. The Secretary may in addition acquire by any of the above methods not more than eighty acres of land or interests therein on the mainland for a headquarters site, and not more than forty acres of land or interest therein on Key Largo for a visitor contact site.
(b) When acquiring property by exchange the Secretary may accept title to any non-Federal property within. the boundaries of the national monument, and outside of such boundaries within the limits prescribed in subsection (a) of this section, and in exchange therefor he may convey to the grantor of such property any federally owned property under his jurisdiction in the State of Florida which he classifies as suitable for exchange or other disposal. The values of the properties so exchanged either shall be approximately equal, or if they are not approximately equal the values shall be equalized by the payment
of cash to the grantor or to the Secretary as the circumstances require.
SEC. 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, lands and interests in land owned by the State of Florida or Dade County may be acquired solely by donation, and the Secretary shall not declare the Biscayne National Monument established until the State has transferred or agreed to transfer to the United States its right, title and interest in and to its lands within the boundaries of said national monument. The Secretary shall not acquire any other lands or interests in land pursuant to this Act except by donation or with donated funds until the State has made or obligated itself to make the aforesaid transfer: Provided, That nothing contained in this sentence shall preclude the Secretary from acquiring options for the purchase of lands and interests in land, other than lands and interests in land held by the State of Florida or Dade County, which are to be acquired pursuant to this Act and, upon the State's transferring or obligating itself to transfer as aforesaid, he shall proceed as expeditiously as possible to acquire the other lands and interests in land which are necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.
SEC. 4. The Secretary of the Interior shall preserve and administer the Biscayne National Monument in accordance with the provisions of the Act of August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1-4), as amended and supplemented. The waters within the Biscavne National Monument shall continue to be open to fishing in conformity with the laws of the State of Florida except as the Secretary, after consultation with appropriate officials of said State, designates species for which, areas and times within which, and methods by which fishing is prohibited, limited or otherwise regulated in the interest of sound conservation or in order to achieve the purposes for which the national monument is established.
SEC. 5. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, but not to exceed $24,575,000 for land acquisition and $2,900,000 for development.
Approved October 18, 1968.
House Report No. 1789 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Sept. 16: Considered and passed House.
7. Booker T. Washington
An Act to provide for increases in appropriation ceilings and boundary changes in certain units of the national park system, and for other purposes. (86 Stat. 120)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
TITLE II-DEVELOPMENT CEILING
SEC. 201. The limitations on appropriations for acquisition and development of units of the national park system contained in the following Acts are amended as follows:
(2) Booker T. Washington National Monument, Virginia: section 4 of the Act of April 2, 1956 (70 Stat. 86), is amended by changing "$200,000" to "$600,000”;
SEC. 202. The additional sums authorized to be appropriated for development in the Acts as amended in section 201 are based on March 1971 prices and may be increased or decreased in appropriation Acts by such amounts, if any, as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs as indicated by engineering cost indices applicable to the types of construction involved for each area.
Approved April 11, 1972.
8. Castillo de San Marcos
An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to condemn certain property in the city of Augustine, Florida, within the boundary of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, and for other purposes. (78 Stat. 611)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding the provisions in section 1(b) of the Act entitled "An Act to add certain lands to Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in the State of Florida", approved July 5, 1960 (74 Stat. 317; 319), that certain lands may be acquired only by negotiation, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire the following described land, interests therein, and improvements thereon, for the purposes of said Act by condemnation with funds that are hereby authorized to be appropriated for that purpose:
All of lots 1 and 5 of block 6 less and except that portion acquired by the Florida Highway Department in 1959 in connection with relocated State Route A-1-A, as shown on the subdivision plat of the city of Saint Augustine prepared June 12, 1923, and filed in the official plat book in the circuit clerk's office of Saint Johns County, Florida, lying northeast of a survey line which is the southerly boundary of the proposed Castillo Drive shown on that certain map in three sheets prepared by E. W. Pacetti and Associates, April 23, 1960, and revised June 2, 1960 (map numbered NM-CSM-3012), and more particularly described as follows:
Beginning at a point on the survey line which is south. 53 degrees 05 minutes west a distance of 24.0 feet from survey station 31 +81.00 of Florida State Highways A-1A and 5, section 7801-114 being station 0+00 of the proposed relocated highway; thence, south 36 degrees 55 minutes east a distance of 7.46 feet to a point; thence, on a curve to the right with a radius of 612.0 feet for a distance of 160.22 feet to a point which is station 1+67.68; thence, south 21 degrees 55 minutes east for a distance of 185.22 feet to a point which is station 3 +52.90; thence, on a curve to the left with a radius of 465.0 feet for a distance of 328.69 feet to a point which is station 6+81.59; thence, south 62 degrees 25 minutes east for a distance of 251.13 feet to a point which is station 9+32.72; thence, on a curve to the right with a radius of 158.0 feet for a distance of 158.98 feet to the end of this survey line description and being station 10+91.70 of the proposed relocated highway, containing 3,850 square feet more or less.
Approved August 27, 1964.