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Text of To direct the Secretary of Transportation to convey to the Montauk Historical Society Light Station located at Montauk, New York.

...Montauk, New York.

This bill was introduced on June 21, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 21, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4611 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4611

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to convey to the Montauk Historical Society Light Station located at Montauk, New York.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 1994

Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to convey to the Montauk Historical Society Light Station located at Montauk, New York.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF LIGHT STATION, MONTAUK POINT, NEW YORK.

    (a) CONVEYANCE REQUIREMENT-

      (1) REQUIREMENT- The Secretary of Transportation shall convey to the Montauk Historical Association in Montauk, New York, by an appropriate means of conveyance, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to property comprising Light Station Montauk Point, located at Montauk, New York.

      (2) DETERMINATION OF PROPERTY- The Secretary may identify, describe, and determine the property to be conveyed pursuant to this section.

    (b) TERMS OF CONVEYANCE-

      (1) IN GENERAL- A conveyance of property pursuant to this section shall be made--

        (A) without the payment of consideration; and

        (B) subject to the conditions required by paragraphs (3) and (4) and such other terms and conditions as the Secretary may consider appropriate.

      (2) REVERSIONARY INTEREST- Any conveyance of property pursuant to this section shall be subject to the condition that all right, title, and interest in the Montauk Light Station shall immediately revert to the United States if the Montauk Light Station ceases to be maintained as a nonprofit center for public benefit for the interpretation and preservation of the material culture of the United States Coast Guard, the maritime history of Montauk, New York, and Native American and colonial history.

      (3) MAINTENANCE OF NAVIGATION AND FUNCTIONS- Any conveyance of property pursuant to this section shall be subject to such conditions as the Secretary considers to be necessary to assure that--

        (A) the light, antennas, sound signal, and associated lighthouse equipment located on the property conveyed, which are active aids to navigation, shall continue to be operated and maintained by the United States for as long as they are needed for this purpose;

        (B) the Montauk Historical Association may not interfere or allow interference in any manner with such aids to navigation without express written permission from the United States;

        (C) there is reserved to the United States the right to replace, or add any aids to navigation, or make any changes to the Montauk Lighthouse as may be necessary for navigation purposes;

        (D) the United States shall have the right, at any time, to enter the property conveyed without notice for the purpose of maintaining navigation aids;

        (E) the United States shall have an easement of access to such property for the purpose of maintaining the navigational aids in use on the property; and

        (F) the Montauk Light Station shall revert to the United States at the end of the 30-day period beginning on any date on which the Secretary of Transportation provides written notice to the Montauk Historical Association that the Montauk Light Station is needed for national security purposes.

      (4) MAINTENANCE OF LIGHT STATION- Any conveyance of property under this section shall be subject to the condition that the Montauk Historical Association shall maintain the Montauk Light Station in accordance with the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.) and other applicable laws.

      (5) LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS OF MONTAUK HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION- The Montauk Historical Association shall not have any obligation to maintain any active aid to navigation equipment on property conveyed pursuant to this section.

    (c) For purposes of this section--

      (1) the term ‘Montauk Light Station’ means the Coast Guard light station known as Light Station Montauk Point, located at Montauk, New York, including the keeper’s dwellings, adjacent Coast Guard rights of way, the World War II submarine spotting tower, the lighthouse tower, and the paint locker; and

      (2) the term ‘Montauk Lighthouse’ means the Coast Guard lighthouse located at the Montauk Light Station.