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S. 1946 (107th): Old Spanish Trail Recognition Act of 2002

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 20, 2002 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Seventh Congress

of the

United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,

the twenty-third day of January, two thousand and two

An Act

To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Old Spanish Trail as a National Historic Trail.

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


    This Act may be cited as the ‘Old Spanish Trail Recognition Act of 2002’.


    Section 5(a) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a)) is amended--

      (1) by redesignating the second paragraph (21) as paragraph (22); and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:


      ‘(A) IN GENERAL- The Old Spanish National Historic Trail, an approximately 2,700 mile long trail extending from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, that served as a major trade route between 1829 and 1848, as generally depicted on the maps numbered 1 through 9, as contained in the report entitled ‘Old Spanish Trail National Historic Trail Feasibility Study’, dated July 2001, including the Armijo Route, Northern Route, North Branch, and Mojave Road.

      ‘(B) MAP- A map generally depicting the trail shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Department of the Interior.

      ‘(C) ADMINISTRATION- The trail shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this paragraph as the ‘Secretary’).

      ‘(D) LAND ACQUISITION- The United States shall not acquire for the trail any land or interest in land outside the exterior boundary of any federally-managed area without the consent of the owner of the land or interest in land.

      ‘(E) CONSULTATION- The Secretary shall consult with other Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies in the administration of the trail.

      ‘(F) ADDITIONAL ROUTES- The Secretary may designate additional routes to the trail if--

        ‘(i) the additional routes were included in the Old Spanish Trail National Historic Trail Feasibility Study, but were not recommended for designation as a national historic trail; and

        ‘(ii) the Secretary determines that the additional routes were used for trade and commerce between 1829 and 1848.’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.