H. R. 1397
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 7, 2017
Mrs. Comstock introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes.
Interagency transfer of land along George Washington Memorial Parkway
In this section:
Map means the map entitled
George Washington Memorial Parkway—Claude Moore Farm Proposed Boundary Adjustment, numbered 850_130815, and dated February 2016.
Research Center means the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration.
Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
Administrative jurisdiction transfer
Transfer of jurisdiction
George Washington Memorial Parkway land
Administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 0.342 acres of Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary within the boundary of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, as generally depicted as
B on the Map, is transferred from the Secretary to the Secretary of Transportation.
Research center land
Administration jurisdiction over the approximately 0.479 acres of Federal land within the boundary of the Research Center land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Transportation adjacent to the boundary of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, as generally depicted as
A on the Map, is transferred from the Secretary of Transportation to the Secretary.
The Secretary shall restrict the use of 0.139 acres of Federal land within the boundary of the George Washington Memorial Parkway immediately adjacent to part of the perimeter fence of the Research Center, generally depicted as
C on the Map, by prohibiting the storage, construction, or installation of any item that may interfere with the access of the Research Center to the restricted land for security and maintenance purposes.
Reimbursement or consideration
The transfers of administrative jurisdiction under this subsection shall not be subject to reimbursement or consideration.
Compliance with agreement
The National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration shall comply with all terms and conditions of the agreement entered into by the parties on September 11, 2002, regarding the transfer of administrative jurisdiction, management, and maintenance of the land described in the agreement.
Access to restricted land
Subject to the terms of the agreement described in subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall allow the Research Center—
to access the Federal land described in paragraph (1)(B) for purposes of transportation to and from the Research Center; and
to access the Federal land described in paragraphs (1)(B) and (2) for purposes of maintenance in accordance with National Park Service standards, including grass mowing, weed control, tree maintenance, fence maintenance, and maintenance of the visual appearance of the Federal land.
Management of transferred land
The Federal land transferred to the Secretary under subsection (b)(1)(B) shall be—
included in the boundary of the George Washington Memorial Parkway; and
administered by the Secretary as part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, subject to applicable laws (including regulations).
The Federal land transferred to the Secretary of Transportation under subsection (b)(1)(A) shall be—
included in the boundary of the Research Center land; and
removed from the boundary of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
The Federal land that the Secretary has designated for restricted use under subsection (b)(2) shall be maintained by the Research Center.
Map on file
The Map shall be available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.