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public safety, administration, fish or wildlife management, or public use and enjoyment. Except in emergencies, any rules and regulations of the Secretary pursuant to this section shall be put into effect only after consultation with the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission.
SEC. 4. The Federal Power Commission shall not license the construction of any dam, water conduit, reservoir, powerhouse, transmission line, or other project works under the Federal Power Act (41 Stat. 1063), as amended (16 U.S.C. 791a et seq.), on or directly affecting the Buffalo National River and no department or agency of the United States shall assist by loan, grant, license, or otherwise in the construction of any water resources project that would have a direct and adverse effect on the values for which such river is established, as determined by the Secretary. Nothing contained in the foregoing sentence, however, shall preclude licensing of, or assistance to, developments below or above the Buffalo National River or on any stream tributary thereto which will not invade the area or unreasonably diminish the scenic, recreational, and fish and wildlife values present in the area on the date of approval of this Act. No department or agency of the United States shall recommend authorization of any water resources project that would have a direct and adverse effect on the values for which such river is established, as determined by the Secretary, nor shall such department or agency request appropriations to begin construction on any such project, whether heretofore or hereafter authorized, without, at least sixty days in advance, (i) advising the Secretary, in writing, of its intention so to do and (ii) reporting to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, respectively, the nature of the project involved and the manner in which such project would conflict with the purposes of this Act or would affect the national river and the values to be protected by it under this Act.
Sec. 5. The Secretary shall administer, protect, and develop the Buffalo National River in accordance with the provisions of the Act of August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented; except that any other statutory authority available to the Secretary for the conservation and management of natural resources may be utilized to the extent he finds such authority will further the purposes of this Act.
Sec. 6. Within three years from the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall review the area within the boundaries of the national river and shall report to the President, in accordance with subsections 3(c) and 3(d) of the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890; 16 Ú.S.C. 1132 (c) and (d), his recommendation as to the suitability or nonsuitability of any area within the national river for preservation as a wilderness, and any designation of any such area as a wilderness, shall be accomplished in accordance with said subsections of the Wilderness Act.
Sec. 7. For the acquisition of lands and interests in lands, there are authorized to be appropriated not more than $16,115,000. For development of the national river, there are authorized to be appropriated not more than $283,000 in fiscal year 1974; $2,923,000 in fiscal year 1975; $3,643,000 in fiscal year 1976; $1,262,000 in fiscal year 1977; and $1,260,000 in fiscal year 1978. The sums appropriated each year shall remain available until expended.
Approved March 1, 1972. Legislative History House Report No. 92-807 accompanying H.R. 8382 (Committee on
Interior and Insular Affairs).
Vol. 117 (1971): May 21, considered and passed Senate.
Feb. 7. considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R.
6. Cape Cod
An Act to amend the Act of August 7, 1961, providing for the
establishment of Cape Cod National Seashore. (84 Stat. 216)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 9 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the establishment of Cape Cod National Seashore," approved August 7, 1961 (75 Stat. 284, 293), is amended by striking out the figure “$16,000,000” and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$33,500,000”.
Approved May 14, 1970. Legislative History House Report No. 91-902 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs). Senate Report No. 91-779 accompanying S. 2253 (Committee on Interior
and Insular Affairs).
Mar. 16, considered and passed Senate, in lieu of S. 2253.
7. Cape Hatteras An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey
certain property to the county of Dare, State of North Carolina, and for other purposes. (79 Stat. 583)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to convey the tract of land and improvements thereon situated in the village of Hatteras, Dare County, North Carolina, and administered as a part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, formerly bearing General Services Administration excess property control number C-NC444, comprising one and five-tenths acres, the exact description for which shall be determined by the Secretary, to the Board of Commissioners of Dare County, for purposes of providing thereon a public health facility: Provided, That title to the land and any improvements shall revert to the United States upon a finding and notification to the grantee by the Secretary that the property is used for purposes other than a public health facility. The conveyance herein authorized shall be without monetary consideration.
Sec. 2. Upon the transfer of title to the grantee, the property herein conveyed shall cease to be a part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Åpproved August 28, 1965.
Apr. 5 : Considered and passed House.
Aug. 11: Considered and passed Senate. An Act to authorize the appropriation of funds for Cape Hatteras
National Seashore. (82 Stat. 168) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to satisfy any final judgments rendered against the United States in civil actions numbered 263 and 401 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Elizabeth City Division, for the acquisition of land and interests in land for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The sums herein authorized to be appropriated shall be sufficient to pay the amount of said judgments, together with such interest and other costs as may be specified by the court.
Approved June 4, 1968.
Vol. 113 (1967) : Nov. 2. considered and passed Senate.
Congressional Record :
8. Cape Lookout An Act to provide for the establishment of the Cape Lookout National Seashore in the State of North Carolina, and for ther purposes. (80 Stat. 33) 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 public use and enjoyment an area in the State of North Carolina possessing outstanding natural and recreational values, there is hereby authorized to be established the Cape Lookout National Seashore (hereinafter referred to as "seashore”), which shall comprise the lands and adjoining marshlands and waters on the outer banks of Carteret County, North Carolina, between Ocracoke Inlet and Beaufort Inlet, as generally depicted on the map, entitled “Proposed Boundaries Proposed Cape Lookout National Seashore”, dated April 1964, and numbered NS-CL-7101-B, which is on file in the Office of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior: Provided, however, That such seashore shall not include those lands and interests in lands which are bounded on the north by the southerly boundary of the Cape Lookout lighthouse property, on the east by a line located seven hundred and fifty feet inland from the mean high water line of the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the northerly boundary of property now owned or leased by the United States Coast Guard and other Federal agencies, and on the west by the easterly boundary of property of the Thomas Gold heirs (as shown on a map prepared by J. G. Hassel in October 1961 and recorded at page 4 of Map Book Numbered 6 in the office of the Register of Deeds, Carteret County, North Carolina) and the waters of Lookout Bight.
SEC. 2. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal property located within the boundaries of the Cape Lookout National Seashore may, with the concurrence of the agency having custody thereof, be transferred to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior for the purposes of the seashore. Such transfer shall be made without transfer of funds. NonFederal lands, marshlands, waters, or interests therein located within the authorized seashore may be acquired by the Secretary of the Interior only through donation, except that he may purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or may acquire by exchange, the lands, marshlands, and waters or interests therein comprising the Shackleford Banks. Land donated by the State of North Carolina pursuant to this subsection shall constitute consideration for the transfer by the United States of 1.5 acres of land that is to be used as a site for a public