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SEC. 2. Section 2(a) (i) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (78 Stat. 897; 16 U.S.C. 4601-5(a) (i)) is amended by deleting “not more than $7" and inserting in lieu thereof “not more than $10."
SEC. 3. Section 8 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (78 Stat. 897), as amended (16 U.S.C. 4601–10a), is amended by deleting of fiscal years 1969 and 1970% and inserting “fiscal year."
Sec. 4. On or before February 1, 1971, the Secretary of the Interior shall complete a survey as to policy to be implemented with regard to entrance and user fees and report his findings to the Senate and House Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs.
Approved July 7, 1970.
Vol. 115 (1969): Sept. 10, 12, 24, considered and passed Senate.
June 23, Senate concurred in House amendments. An Act to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as amended, and for other purposes. (84 Stat. 1084)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congre88 assembled, That subsection 2(c) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601-5(c) is amended as follows:
(a) In clause (1), strike out “five fiscal years beginning July 1, 1968, and ending June 30, 1973” and insert "fiscal years 1968, 1969, and 1970, and not less than $300,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter through June 30, 1989."
(b) In clause (2), after “$200,000,000” insert "or $300,000,000” and after "for each of such fiscal years," insert "as provided in clause (1),”.
SEC. 2. Section 203 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 484), is further amended by redesignating section 203 (k) (2) as section 203(k) (3), and by adding a new section 203(k) (2) as follows:
“(k) (2) Under such regulations as he may prescribe, , the Administrator is authorized, in his discretion, to assign to the Secretary of the Interior for disposal such surplus real property, including buildings, fixtures, and equipment situated thereon, as is recommended by the Secretary of the Interior as needed for use as a public park or recreation area.
“(A) Subject to the disapproval of the Administrator within thirty days after notice to him by the Secretary of the Interior of a proposed transfer of property for public park or public recreational use, the Secretary of the Interior, through such officers or employees of the Department of the Interior as he may designate, may sell or lease such real property, including buildings, fixtures, and equipment situated thereon, for public park or public recreational purposes to any State, political subdivision, instrumentalities thereof, or municipality.
“(B) In fixing the sale or lease value of property to be disposed of under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the Secretary of the Interior shall take into consideration any benefit which has accrued or may accrue to the United States from the use of such property by any such State, political subdivision, instrumentality, or muncipality.
“(C) The deed of conveyance of any surplus real property disposed of under the provisions of this subsection
"(i) shall provide that all such property shall be used and maintained for the purpose for which it was conveyed in perpetuity, and that in the event that such property ceases to be used or maintained for such purpose during such period, all or any portion of such property shall in its then existing condition, at the option of the United States, revert to the United States; and
(ii) may contain such additional terms, reservations, restrictions, and conditions as may be determined by the Secretary of the Interior to be neces
sary to safeguard the interests of the United States. “(D) “States' as used in this subsection includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories and possessions of the United States."
Sec. 3. The first sentence of subsection (n) of section 203 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (10 U.S.C. 484 (n)), is amended by striking “(k)” and substituting “(k) (1)” in lieu thereof.
Sec. 4. Subsection (o) of section 203 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 481(0)), is amended to read as follows:
"(0) The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, with respect to personal property donated under subsection () of this section, and the head of each executive agency disposing of real property under subsection (k) of this section shall submit during the calendar quarter following the close of each fiscal year a report to the Senate (or to the Secretary of the Senate if the Senate is not in session) and to the House of Representatives (or to the Clerk of the House if the House is not in session) showing the acquisition cost of all personal property so donated and of all real property so disposed of during the preceding fiscal year.”
Sec. 5. Section 13(h) of the Surplus Property Act of 1944 (50 U.S.C. App. 1622(h)) is amended by
(1) striking out the phrase "public park, public recreational area, or” in paragraph (1) thereof; and
(2) striking out the first full sentence of paragraph (2) thereof. Approved October 22, 1970. Legislative History House Report No. 91-1225 accompanying H.R. 15913 (Committee on
Interior and Insular Affairs).
Vol. 115 (1969) : June 12, 26, considered and passed Senate.
lieu of H.R. 15913. Oct. 8, Senate concurred in House amendment. An Act to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act
to restore the Golden Eagle Passport Program, and for other purposes (86 Stat. 459)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection 1(b) of the Act of July 15, 1968 (82 Stat. 354) is hereby repealed.
SEC.2 . The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (78 Stat. 897), as amended (16 U.S.C. 4601), is further amended by inserting the following new section and renumbering subsequent sections accordingly: “ADMISSION AND SPECIAL RECREATION USE FEES :
ESTABLISHMENT AND REGULATIONS “Sec. 4. (a) ADMISSION FEES.--Entrance or admission fees shall be charged only at designated units of the National Park System administered by the Department of the Interior and National Recreation Areas administered by the Department of Agriculture. No admission fees of any kind shall be charged or imposed for entrance into any other Federally owned areas used for outdoor recreation purposes.
“(1) For admission into any such designated area, an annual admission permit (to be known as the 'Golden Eagle Passport') shall be available, for a fee of not more than $10. Any person purchasing the annual permit, and any person accompanying him, in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle shall be entitled to general admission into any admission fee area designated pursuant to this section during the calendar year in which the annual fee is paid, but such permit shall not authorize any use of specialized sites, facilities, equipment, or services for which additional fees are charged pursuant to subsection (b) of this section. The annual permit shall be nontransferable and the unlawful use thereof shall be punishable in accordance with regulations established pursuant to subsection (d). The annual permit shall be available for purchase through the offices of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and
through all post offices of the first- and second-class and at such others as the Postmaster General shall direct. The Secretary of the Interior shall transfer to the Postal Service from the receipts thereof such funds as are adequate for the reimbursement of the cost of the service so provided.
“(2) Reasonable admission fees for a single visit at any designated area shall be established by the administering Secretary for persons who choose not to purchase the annual permit or who enter such an area by means other than by private, noncommercial vehicle.
“(3) No admission fee shall be charged for travel by private, noncommercial vehicle over any national parkway or any road or highway established as a part of the National Federal Aid System, as defined in section 101, title 23, United States Code, which is commonly used by the public as a means of travel between two places either or both of which are outside the area. Nor shall any fee be charged for travel by private, noncommercial vehicle over any road or highway to any land in which such person has any property right if such land is within any such designated area. In the Smoky Mountains National Park, unless fees are charged for entrance into said park on main highways and thoroughfares, fees shall not be charged for entrance on other routes into said park or any part thereof.
*(4) The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish procedures providing for the issuance of an annual entrance permit (to be known as the 'Golden Age Passport') to any person sixty-two years of age or older applying for such permit. Such permit shall be nontransferable, shall be issued without charge, and shall entitle the bearer and any person accompanying the bearer in a single, private noncommercial vehicle to entry into any admission fee area designated pursuant to this section. No other free permits shall be issued to any person: Provided, That no fees of any kind shall be collected from any persons who have a right of access for hunting or fishing privileges under a specific provision of law or treaty or who are engaged in the conduct of official Federal, State, or local Government business and Provided further, That for no more than three years after date of enactment of this Act, visitors to the United States will be granted entrance, without charge, to any designated admission fee area upon presentation of a valid passport.
“(b) SPECIAL RECREATION USE FEES.-Each Federal agency developing, administering, or providing specialized sites, facilities, equipment, or services related to outdoor recreation shall provide for the collection of special recreation use fees for the use of sites, facilities, equipment, or services furnished at Federal expense.
“(1) Daily use fees for overnight occupancy within areas specially developed for such use shall be determined on the basis of the value of the capital improvements offered, the cost of the services furnished, and other pertinent factors. Any person bearing a valid Golden Age Passport issued pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of this section shall be entitled upon presentation of such permit to utilize such special recreation facilities at a rate of fifty per centum of the established daily use fee.
“(2) Special recreation permits for uses such as group activities, recreation events, motorized recreation vehicles, and other specialized recreation uses may be issued in accordance with procedures and at fees established by the agency involved.
"(c) All fees established pursuant to this section shall be fair and equitable, taking into consideration the direct and indirect cost to the Government, the benefits to the recipient, the public policy or interest served, the comparable recreation fees charged by non-Federal public agencies, the economic and administrative feasibility of fee collection and other pertinent factors. Clear notice that an admission fee or special recreation use fee has been established shall be prominently posted at each area and at appropriate locations therein and shall be included in publications distributed at such areas. It is the intent of this Act that comparable fees should be charged by the several Federal agencies for comparable services and facilities.
“(d) In accordance with the provisions of this section, the heads of appropriate departments and agencies may prescribe rules and regulations for areas under their administration for the collection of any entrance fee and or special recreation use fee, as the case may be. Persons authorized by the heads of such Federal agencies to enforce any such rules or regulations issued under this subsection may, within areas under the administration or authority of such agency head and with, or if the offense is committed in his presence, without a warrant, arrest any person who violates such rules and regulations. Any person so arrested may be tried and sentenced by the United States magistrate specifically designated for that purpose by the court by which he was appointed, in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as provided in title 18, United States Code, section 3401, subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e), as amended. Any violations of the rules and regulations issued under this subsection shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $100.
"(e) 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