The text of the bill below is as of Aug 30, 1974 (Passed Congress).
88 STAT. PUBLIC LAW 93-402-AUG. 30, 1974 801 Public Law 93-402 AN A C T August 30, 1974 [H. R. 3620] To establish the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assemhled^ That (a) there is sJ!,'^n^'J^\i^nai established a national wildlife refuge to be known as the "Great wiidufe'Refuge, Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge" (hereinafter referred to in va.-N.u s e 668dd this Act as the "Refuge"). The Refuge shall consist of— ^^ ^ note. (1) those lands and waters, comprising forty-nine thousand Description. ninety-seven and eleven one-thousandths acres, of which a 40 per centum undivided interest therein was granted to the United States of America by The Nature Conservancy by deed dated February 22, 1973, and which are more particularly described in exhibit A of the deed, dated February 21, 1973, by w^hich such interest in such lands and waters was granted to The Nature Conservancy by the Union Camp Corporation (and such deeds shall be on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of the Interior); and (2) such additional lands and waters and interests therein as the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to in this Act as the "Secretary") may acquire after the date of the enactment of this Act pursuant to section 3 of this Act. (b) Until such time as the remaining undivided interest in the lands and waters described in subsection (a)(1) of this section is granted to the Secretary, he shall lease such remaining interest on such terms and conditions as he deems appropriate. SEC. 2. Subject to such restrictions, conditions, and reservations as 16Administration. u s e 668dd are specified in the deeds referred to in the first section of this Act, note. the Secretary shall administer the lands and waters and interests therein within the Refuge in accordance with the provisions of the 2\"ational Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), except that the Secretary may utilize such addi- tional statutory authority as may be available to him for the conservation and management of wildlife and natural resources, the development of outdoor recreation opportunities, and interpretative education as he deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of this Act. I n the administration of the Refuge, the Secretary and the Chief of Engineers, (^orps of Engineers, shall enter into such consultations and take such cooperative actions as they deem necessary and appro- priate to insure that any navigational or other uses made of the Dismal .'Uvamp Canal do not adversely affect the Refuge and, in this regard, particular attention shall be given by the Secretary and the Chief of Engineers with respect to maintaining an appropriate water level in Lake Drumniond. SEC. 3. The Secretary may acquire by donation, purchase with a c Lq ua insdi st i, o wn .a t e r s , donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, such lands and waters 16 u s e 668dd and interests therein (including in-holdings) that are adjacent to the note.
802 PUBLIC LAW 93-403-AUG. 30, 1974 [88 STAT. lands and waters described in subsection (a) (1) of the tirst section of this Act and are within the area known as the Great Dismal Swamp located in the States of Viro;inia and North (^arolina as he determines to be suitable to carry out the purposes of this Act; except that the Secretary may not acquire any such lands and waters and interests therein by purchase or exchange without first taking into account such recommendations as may result from the study required under Public Law 92-478, approved October 9, 1972 (86 Stat. 793-794). Appropriation, SEC. 4. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, limitations. 16 u s e 668dd there is authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending note. June 30, 1975, not to exceed $1,000,000; for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, not to exceed $3,000,000; and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1977, not to exceed $3,000,000. (b) I n no event shall the amount authorized to be appropriated exceed the cost estimates of the report to be submitted to the Congress 86 Stat. 793. by the Secretary pursuant to Public Law 92-478. Approved August 30, 1974. Public Law 93-403 August 30, 1974 AN ACT [ H . R . 15205] To amend the Natural Gas Pipeline Safet.y Act of 1968, as amended, to authorize additional appropriations, and for other purposes. Be it enoMed hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the Natural Gas United States of America in Congress assembled^ That this Act may Pipeline Safety Act Amendments be cited as the "Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act Amendments of of 1974. 1974". 49 u s e 1674 note. SEC. 2. Section 5(c) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. 1674(c)) is amended by renumbering paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively, and by inserting immediately after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph: Infra. "(2) Funds authorized to be appropriated by section 15(b) of this Act shall be allocated among the several States for payments to aid in the conduct of pipeline safety programs in accordance with para- graph (1) of this section.". SEC. 3. Section 15 of such Act (49 U.S.C. 1684) is amended to read as follows: u APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZED "SEC. 15. (a) There are authorized to be appropriated $2,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, and $2,850,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, for the purpose of carrying out the pro- visions of this Act, except that the funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection shall not be used for Federal grants-in-aid. Supra. "(b) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 5(c) of this Act, there are authorized to be appropriated for Federal grants-in-aid, $1,800,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, and $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976.". Approved August 30, 1974.