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than 15 per centum of the average added to the National Forest System pursuant to this section shall be west of the 100th meridian.
THREATENED SPECIES.—For any national area which may be authorized for the preservation of species of fish or wildlife that are threatened with extinction.
RECREATION AT REFUGES.—For the incidental recreation purposes of section 2 of the Act of Septem
ber 28, 1962 (76 Stat. 653, 16 U.S.C. 460 k-1); and (2) For payment into miscellaneous receipts of the Treasury as a partial offset for those capital costs, if any, of Federal water development projects hereafter authorized to be constructed by or pursuant to an Act of Congress which are allocated to public recreation and the enhancement of fish and wildlife values and financed through appropriations to water resource agencies.
(b) ACQUISITION RESTRICTION.-Appropriations from the fund pursuant to this section shall not be used for acquisition unless such acquisition is otherwise authorized by law.
FUNDS NOT TO BE USED FOR PUBLICITY
Sec. 7. Moneys derived from the sources listed in section 2 of this Act shall not be available for publicity. purposes.
TITLE II–MOTORBOAT FUEL TAX
TRANSFERS TO AND FROM LAND AND WATER
SEC. 201. (a) There shall be set aside in the land and water conservation fund in the Treasury of the United States provided for in title I of this Act the amounts specified in section 209(f)(5) of the Highway Revenue Act of 1956 (relating to special motor fuels and gasoline used in motorboats).
(b) There shall be paid from time to time from the land and water conservation fund into the general fund of the Treasury amounts estimated by the Secretary of the Treasury as equivalent to
(1) the amounts paid before July 1, 1973, under section 6421 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (relating to amounts paid in respect of gasoline used for certain nonhighway purposes or by local transit systems) with respect to gasoline used after December 31, 1964, in motorboats, on the basis of claims filed for periods ending before October 1, 1972; and
(2) 80 percent of the floor stocks refunds made before July 1, 1973, under section 6412(a) (2) of such Code with respect to gasoline to be used in motorboats.
AMENDMENTS TO HIGHWAY REVENUE ACT OF 1956
Sec. 202. (a) Section 209(f) of the Highway Revenue Act of 1956 (relating to expenditures from highway trust fund) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:
“(5) TRANSFERS FROM THE TRUST FUND FOR SPECIAL MOTOR FUELS AND GASOLINE USED IN MOTORBOATS. -The Secretary of the Treasury shall pay from time to time from the trust fund into the land and water conservation fund provided for in title I of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 amounts as determined by him in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce equivalent to the taxes received, on or after January 1, 1965, under section 4041 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with respect to special motor fuels used as fuel for the propulsion of motorboats and under section 4081 of such Code
with respect to gasoline used as fuel in motorboats.” (b) Section 209(f) of such Act is further amended
(1) by adding at the end of paragraph (3) the following new sentence: “This paragraph shall not apply to amounts estimated by the Secretary of the Treasury as paid under section 6421 of such Code with respect to gasoline used after December 31, 1964, in motorboats."; and
(2) by inserting after "such Code” in paragraph (4) (C) the following: “(other than gasoline to be used in motorboats, as estimated by the Secretary of
No. 1847 (Committee of Conference).
July 22: Considered in House.
Sept. 1 : House and Senate agreed to conference report.
Fund Act of 1965, and for other purposes. (82 Stat. 354) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 2, subsection (a), of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (78 Stat. 897; 16 U.S.C. 460 1-5), except the fourth paragraph thereof, is repealed; said fourth paragraph is redesignated section 10 of said Act; and subsections (b) and (c) of said section 2 are redesignated (a) and (b), respectively.
(b) It is not the intent of the Congress by this repealer to indicate that Federal agencies which have under their administrative jurisdiction areas or facilities used or useful for outdoor recreation or which furnish services related to outdoor recreation shall not exercise any authority they may have, including authority under section 501 of the Act of August 31, 1951 (65 Stat. 290; 31 U.S.C. 483a), or any authority they may hereafter be given to make reasonable charges for admission to such areas, for the use of such facilities, or for the furnishing of such services. Except as otherwise provided by law or as may be required by lawful contracts entered into prior to September 3, 1964, providing that revenues collected at particular Federal areas shall be credited to specific purposes, all fees so charged shall be covered into a special account under the Land and Water Conservation Fund and shall be available for appropriation, without prejudice to appropriations from other sources for the same purposes, for any authorized outdoor recreation function of the agency by which the fees were collected.
(c) Section 6, subsection (a), of said Act is amended by striking out the words “in substantially the same proportion as the number of visitor-days in areas and projects hereinafter described for which admission fees are charged under section 2 of this Act”.
(d) The provisions of subsections (a) and (c) of this section shall be effective March 31, 1970. Until that date, revenues derived from the subsection (a) that is repealed by this section shall continue to be covered into the fund.
SEC. 2. The aforesaid section 2 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:
"(c) (1) OTHER REVENUES.-In addition to the sum of the revenues and collections estimated by the Secretary of the Interior to be covered into the fund pursuant to this section, as amended, there are authorized to be appropriated annually to the fund out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated such amounts as are necessary to make the income of the fund not less than $200,000,000 for each of the five fiscal years beginning July 1, 1968, and ending June 30, 1973.
“(2) To the extent that any such sums so appropriated are not sufficient to make the total annual income of the fund amount to $200,000,000 for each of such fiscal years, an amount sufficient to cover the remainder thereof shall be credited to the fund from revenues due and payable to the United States for deposit in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 13331 et seq.): Provided, That notwithstanding the provisions of section 3 of this Act, moneys covered into the fund under this para
graph shall remain in the fund until appropriated by the Congress to carry out the purpose of this Act.”
Sec. 3. The first sentence of section 4, subsection (b), of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 is amended by deleting "for a total of eight years" and inserting in lieu thereof "until the end of fiscal year 1969”.
SEC. 4. The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 is further amended by adding thereto the following new sections:
*Sec. 8. Not to exceed $30,000,000 of the money authorized to be appropriated from the fund by section 3 of this Act may be obligated by contract during each of fiscal years 1969 and 1970 for the acquisition of lands, waters, or terests therein within areas specified in section 6(a)(1) of this Act. Any such contract may be executed by the head of the department concerned, within limitations prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. Any such contract so entered into shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the United States and shall be liquidated with money appropriated from the fund specifically for liquidation of such contract obligation. No contract may be entered into for the acquisition of property pursuant to this section unless such acquisition is otherwise authorized by Federal law.
“Sec. 9. The Secretary of the Interior may enter into contracts for options to acquire lands, waters, or interests therein within the exterior boundaries of any area the acquisition of which is authorized by law for inclusion in the national park system. The minimum period of any such option shall be two years, and any sums expended for the purchase thereof shall be credited to the purchase price of said area. Not to exceed $500,000 of the sum authorized to be appropriated from the fund by section 3 of this Act may be expended by the Secretary in any one fiscal year for such options.”
Sec. 5. (a) With respect to any property acquired by the Secretary of the Interior within a unit of the national park system or miscellaneous area, except property within national parks, or within national monuments of scientific significance, the Secretary may convey a freehold or leasehold interest therein, subject to such terms and conditions as will assure the use of the property in a manner which is, in the judginent of the Secretary, consistent with the purpose for which the area was authorized by the Congress. In any case in which the Secretary exercises his discretion to convey such interest, he shall do so to the highest bidder, in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, but such conveyance shall be at not less than the fair market value of the interest, as determined by the Secretary; except that if any such conveyance is proposed within two years after
the property to be conveyed is acquired by the Secretary, he shall allow the last owner or owners of record of such property thirty days following the date on which they are notified by the Secretary in writing that such property is to be conveyed within which to notify the Secretary that such owners wish to acquire such interest. Upon receiving such timely requests, the Secretary shall convey such interest to such person or persons, in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, upon payment or agreement to pay an amount equal to the highest bid price.
(b) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept title to any non-Federal property or interest therein within a unit of the National Park System or miscellane
а ous area under his administration, and in exchange therefor he may convey to the grantor of such property or interest any Federally-owned property or interest therein under his jurisdiction which he determines is suitable for exchange or other disposal and which is located in the same State as the non-Federal property to be acquired: Provided, however, That timber lands subject to harvest under a sustained yield program shall not be so exchanged. Upon request of a State or a political subdivision thereof, or of a party in interest, prior to such exchange the Secretary or his designee shall hold a public hearing in the area where the lands to be exchanged are located. 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 from funds appropriated for the acquisition of land for the area, or to the Secretary as the circumstances require.
(c) The proceeds received from any conveyance under this section shall be credited to the land and water conservation fund in the Treasury of the United States.
Approved July 15, 1968.
No. 1598 (Committee of Conference).
Apr. 22-26, 29, 30: Considered and passed Senate.
Senate disagreed to House amendments.
of 1965, as amended, and for other purposes (84 Stat. 410)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assemBled, That subsection 1(d) of the Act of July 15, 1968 (Public Law 90-401, 82 Stat. 354), is amended by deleting "March 31, 1970." and inserting in lieu thereof “December 31, 1971."