H. R. 1388
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Star-Spangled Banner Trail in the States of Maryland and Virginia and the District of Columbia as a National Historic Trail.
This Act may be cited as the
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic
Authorization and administration of trail
Section 5(a) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Star-spangled banner national historic trail
Banner National Historic Trail, a trail consisting of water and overland routes
totaling approximately 290 miles, extending from Tangier Island, Virginia,
through southern Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia, in
the Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent River, Potomac River, and north to the Patapsco
River, and Baltimore, Maryland, commemorating the Chesapeake Campaign of the
War of 1812 (including the British invasion of Washington, District of
Columbia, and its associated feints, and the Battle of Baltimore in summer
1814), as generally depicted on the map titled
National Historic Trail, numbered T02/80,000, and dated June
The map referred to in subparagraph (A) shall be maintained on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
Subject to subparagraph (E)(ii), the trail shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior.
No land or interest in land outside the exterior boundaries of any federally administered area may be acquired by the United States for the trail except with the consent of the owner of the land or interest in land.
The Secretary of the Interior shall—
encourage communities, owners of land along the trail, and volunteer trail groups to participate in the planning, development, and maintenance of the trail; and
consult with other affected landowners and Federal, State, and local agencies in the administration of the trail.
Interpretation and assistance
Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary of the Interior may provide, to State and local governments and nonprofit organizations, interpretive programs and services and technical assistance for use in—
carrying out preservation and development of the trail; and
providing education relating to the War of 1812 along the trail.
Passed the House of Representatives July 23, 2007.
Lorraine C. Miller,