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H.R. 801: Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 13, 2018 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 484

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 801

[Report No. 115–633]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 1, 2017

(for himself, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mrs. Torres, and Mr. Kinzinger) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

April 13, 2018

Additional sponsors: Mr. Foster, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Cook, Mr. Aguilar, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. O'Halleran, Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Mr. Cole, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Long, Mr. Luetkemeyer, and Mr. Clay

April 13, 2018

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 1, 2017


A BILL

To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act.

2.

Designation of the Route 66 National Historic 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:

(31)

Route 66 National Historic Trail

(A)

In general

The Route 66 National Historic Trail, a trail that includes all the alignments of U.S. Highway 66 in existence between 1926 and 1985, extending along a route of approximately 2,400 miles from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, as generally depicted on the map entitled Route 66 National Historic Trail, Proposed Route, numbered P26/141,279, and dated December 2017.

(B)

Availability of map

The map described in subparagraph (A) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

(C)

Administration

The Route 66 National Historic Trail shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service. Such administration shall be conducted in a manner that respects and maintains the idiosyncratic nature of the Route 66 National Historic Trail.

(D)

Land Acquisition

The United States may not acquire for the Route 66 National Historic Trail any land or interest in land—

(i)

outside the exterior boundary of any federally managed area without the consent of the owner of the land or interest in land; or

(ii)

that extends more than an average of one-quarter of a mile on either side of the trail.

(E)

No buffer zone created

Nothing in this Act, the acquisition of the land or an interest in land authorized by this Act, or the management plan for the Route 66 National Historic Trail shall be construed to create buffer zones outside of the Trail. That activities or uses can be seen, heard, or detected from the acquired land shall not preclude, limit, control, regulate, or determine the conduct or management of activities or uses outside of the trail.

(F)

Energy

Nothing in this Act, the acquisition of land or an interest in land authorized by this Act, or the management plan for the Route 66 National Historic Trail shall prohibit, hinder, or disrupt the development, production, or transmission of energy.

(G)

Eminent Domain or Condemnation

In carrying out this Act, the Secretary of the Interior may not use eminent domain or condemnation.

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April 13, 2018

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed