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Text of the Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2011

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on December 30, 2012 but was never passed by the House. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 13, 2012 (Reported by Senate Committee).

This is not the latest text of this bill.

Source: GPO

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Calendar No. 268

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 264

[Report No. 112–106]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 3, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Wicker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

January 13, 2012

Reported under authority of the order of the Senate of December 17, 2011, by , with an amendment

Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2011.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Map

The term map means the map entitled Natchez Trace Parkway, Proposed Boundary Change, numbered 604/105392, and dated November 2010.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(3)

State

The term State means the State of Mississippi.

3.

Land conveyance; boundary adjustment

(a)

Conveyance authority

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall, not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, convey to the State, by quitclaim deed and without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 2 parcels of land in the city of Natchez, Mississippi, described in subsection (b).

(b)

Land subject to conveyance

The parcels of land referred to in subsection (a) consist of a total of approximately 67 acres of land that are generally depicted as Proposed Conveyance on the map.

(c)

Availability of map

The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(d)

Boundary adjustments

(1)

Exclusion of conveyed land

On completion of the conveyance to the State of the land described in subsection (b), the Secretary shall adjust the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway to exclude the conveyed land.

(2)

Inclusion of additional land

Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway is adjusted to include the approximately 10 acres of land that are generally depicted as “Proposed Addition” on the map.

3.

Land conveyance

(a)

Conveyance authority

(1)

In general

Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary shall convey to the State, by quitclaim deed and without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcels of land described in subsection (b).

(2)

Compatible use

The deed of conveyance to the parcel of land that is located southeast of U.S. Route 61/84 and which is commonly known as the bean field property shall reserve an easement to the United States restricting the use of the parcel to only those uses which are compatible with the Natchez Trace Parkway.

(b)

Description of land

The parcels of land referred to in subsection (a) are the 2 parcels totaling approximately 67 acres generally depicted as Proposed Conveyance on the map.

(c)

Availability of map

The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

4.

Boundary adjustments

(a)

Exclusion of conveyed land

On completion of the conveyance to the State of the land described in section 3(b), the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway shall be adjusted to exclude the conveyed land.

(b)

Inclusion of additional land

(1)

In general

Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway is adjusted to include the approximately 10 acres of land that is generally depicted as Proposed Addition on the map.

(2)

Administration

The land added under paragraph (1) shall be administered by the Secretary as part of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

January 13, 2012

Reported with an amendment