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8. National Park System Omnibus
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 I-ACQUISITION CEILING INCREASES
SEC. 101. The limitation on appropriations for the acquisition of lands and interests therein within units of the national park system contained in the following Acts are amended as follows:
(1) Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland: section 11 of the Act of September 21, 1965 (79 Stat. 824, 827) is amended by changing "$16,250,000" to "$21,050,000 (including such sums, together with interest, as may be necessary to satisfy final judgments rendered against the United States)";
(2) Big Hole National Battlefield, Montana: section 5 of the Act of May 17, 1963 (77 Stat. 18), is amended by changing "$20,000" to "$42,500";
(3) Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Wyoming and Montana: section 5 of the Act of October 15, 1966 (80 Stat. 913) is amended by changing "$355,000" to "$780,000";
(4) Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa: section 5 of the Act of May 27, 1961 (75 Stat. 88), is amended by changing "$2,000" to "$14,000";
(5) Fort Donelson National Military Park, Tennessee: section 3 of the Act of September 8, 1960 (74 Stat. 875), is amended by changing "$226,000" to "$454,000";
(6) Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana: section 4 of the Act of February 19, 1962 (76 Stat. 9), is amended by changing "$1,000,000" to "$1,320,000" and "$75,000" to "$395,000";
(7) Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri: section 8 of the Act of August 27, 1964 (78 Stat. 608), is amended by changing "$7,000,000" to "$10,804,000"; and
(8) Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee: section 1 of the Act of July 3, 1926 (44 Stat. 826), is amended by changing "$57,100" to "$150,000".
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:
(1) Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Iowa: section 4 of the Act of August 12, 1965 (79 Stat. 510), is amended by changing "$1,650,000" to "$3,500,000";
(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";
(3) Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Pennsylvania: section 5 of the Act of August 31, 1964 (78 Stat. 752), is amended by changing "$2,000,000" to “$2,244,600"; and
(4) Wolf Trap Farm Park, Virginia: section 3 of the Act of October 15, 1966 (80 Stat. 950), is amended by changing "$600,000" to "$5,473,000".
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.
TITLE III-BOUNDARY CHANGES
SEC. 301. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to revise the boundaries of the following units of the national park system:
(1) Adams National Historic Site, Massachusetts: to add approximately 3.68 acres;
(2) Cowpens National Battleground Site, South Carolina: to add approximately 845 acres;
(3) Fort Caroline National Memorial, Florida : to add approximately 12.5 acres;
(4) George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia: to add approximately 62.3
(5) Glacier National Park, Montana: to add approximately 267.90 acres and to exclude approximately 68.47 acres;
(6) Isle Royale National Park, Michigan: to add approximately 0.52 acre;
(7) Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Pennsylvania: to add approximately 53.6 acres;
(8) Lassen Volcanic Natoinal Park, California: to exclude approvimately 482 acres;
(9) Muir Woods National Monument, California: to add approximately 49.7 acres;
(10) Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri: to add approximately 1,670 acres; and
(11) Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia: to exclude approximately 257.53 acres.
SEC. 302. The boundary revisions authorized in section 301 shall become effective upon publication in the Federal Register of a map or other description of the lands added or exculded by the Secretary of the Interior.
SEC. 303. Within the boundaries of the areas as revised in accordance with section 301, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire lands and interest therein by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, exchange, or transfer from any other Federal agency. Lands and interests therein so acquired shall become part of the area to which they are added, and shall be subject to all laws, rules, and regulations applicable thereto. When acquiring any land pursuant to this Act, the Secretary (i) may tender, to the owner or owners of record on the date of enactment of this Act, a revocable permit for the continued use and occupancy of such land or any portion thereof subject to such terms and conditions as he deems necessary or (ii) may acquire any land pursuant to this Act subject to the retention of a right of use and occupancy for a term not to exceed 25 years or for the life of the owner or owners. Lands and interests therein excluded from the areas pursuant to section 301 may be exchanged for non-Federal lands within the boundaries as revised, or they may be transferred to the jurisdiction of any other Federal agency or to a State or political subdivision thereof, without monetary consideration, as the Secretary of the Interior may deem appropriate. In exercising the authority in this section with respect to lands and interests therein excluded from the areas, the Secretary of the Interior may, on behalf of the United States, retrocede to the appropriate State exclusive or concurrent legislative jurisdiction subject to such terms and conditions as he may deem appropriate, over such lands, to be effective upon acceptance thereof by the State. Any such lands not so exchanged or transferred may be disposed of in accordance with the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended.
SEC. 304. For the acquisition of lands and interests in lands which are added to the areas referred to in section 301, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary, but not more than the following amounts:
(1) Adams National Historic Site, $122,000: (2) George Washington Birthplace National Monument, $57,000;
(3) Glacier National Park, $6,000;
(4) Isle Royale National Park, $31,500;
Flood National Memorial,
(6) Muir Woods National Monument, $950,000.
SEC. 305. The authorities in this title are supplementary to any other authorities available to the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the acquisition, development, and administration of the areas referred to in section 301.
TITLE IV-MISCELLANEOUS CHANGES
SEC. 401. The third sentence of section 2 of the Act of August 27, 1964 (78 Stat. 608) is amended to read as follows: "Lands and waters owned by the State of Missouri within such area may be acquired with the consent of the State and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, subject to provision for reversion to such State conditioned upon continued use of the property for National Scenic Riverway."
SEC. 402. For the purposes of the Cowpens National Battleground Site, which is hereby redesignated as the Cowpens National Battlefield, there are authorized to be appropriated not more than $2,363,900 for the acquisition of lands and interests in lands and not more than $3,108,000 for development.
Approved April 11, 1972.
House Reports: No. 92-743 and No. 92-743 Pt. II, accompanying H.R. 10086 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Senate Report No. 92-452 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Vol. 117 (1971): Nov. 19, considered and passed Senate.
Jan. 31, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R.
Mar. 14, Senate concurred in House amendment with amendment.
Mar. 29, House concurred in Senate amendment.
9. Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation
An Act to establish the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, to provide for the preparation and carrying out of a development plan for certain areas between the White House and the Capitol, to further the purposes for which the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site was designated, and for other purposes. (86 Stat. 1266)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Act of 1972". SEC. 2. The Congress finds and declares
(a) that it is in the national interest that the area adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House, most of which was designated on September 30, 1965, as a national historic site under the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), be developed, maintained, and used in a manner suitable to its ceremonial, physical, and historic relationship to the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government and to the governmental buildings, monuments, memorials, and parks in or adjacent to the area;
(b) that the area adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House, because of its blighted character, imposes severe public, economic and social liabilities upon the District of Columbia as the seat of the government of the United States, thereby impeding its sound growth and development and constituting a serious and growing threat to the public health, safety, morals, and welfare of its inhabitants;
(c) that to insure suitable development, maintenance, and use of the area and the elimination of blight, it is essential that there be developed and carried out as an entirety plans for this area which will specify the uses, both public and private, to which property is to be put, the programming and financing of necessary acquisitions, construction, reconstruction, and other activities;
(d) that such duties and responsibilities can best be developed and carried out by vesting the requisite powers in a Federal corporation which can take maximum advantage of the private as well as the public resources which will be necessary;
(e) that the powers conferred by this Act are for public uses and purposes for which public powers may be employed, public funds may be expended, and the power of eminent domain and the police power may be exercised, and the granting of such powers is necessary in the public interest; and