IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
October 11, 2018
Mr. Udall (for himself and Mr. Inhofe) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act.
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:
Route 66 National Historic Trail
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.
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.
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.
The United States may not acquire for the Route 66 National Historic Trail any land or interest in land—
outside the exterior boundary of any federally managed area without the consent of the owner of the land or interest in land; or
that extends more than an average of one-quarter of a mile on either side of the trail.
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.
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.
Eminent Domain or Condemnation
In carrying out this Act, the Secretary of the Interior may not use eminent domain or condemnation.