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S. 304 (113th): Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 22, 2013 (Reported by Senate Committee).


Calendar No. 56


1st Session

S. 304

[Report No. 113–25]


February 13, 2013

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

April 22, 2013

Reported by , without amendment


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.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013 .



In this Act:



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



The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.



The term State means the State of Mississippi.


Land conveyance


Conveyance authority


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).


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.


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.


Availability of map

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


Boundary adjustments


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.


Inclusion of additional land


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.



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

April 22, 2013

Reported without amendment