S. 2363 (96th): National Trails System Act Amendments of 1980

Introduced:
Feb 28, 1980 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 96-607.
Sponsor
Pete Domenici
Senator from New Mexico
Party
Republican
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Dec 28, 1980
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H.R. 6773 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 11, 1980

S.Con.Res. 139 (Related)
A concurrent resolution to make certain corrections in the enrollment of S.2363 to authorize ...

Passed Senate
Last Action: Dec 12, 1980

 
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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 28, 1980.

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Introduced Feb 28, 1980
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 1980
Reported by Committee May 15, 1980
Passed Senate Jun 05, 1980
Passed House with Changes Jun 17, 1980
Signed by the President Dec 28, 1980
 
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An act to provide, with respect to the national park system: For the establishment of new units; for adjustments in boundaries; for increases in appropriation authorizations for land acquisition and development; and for other purposes.

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12/28/1980--Public Law.
(Enrollment corrections (pursuant to S. Con. Res. 139)) =
Title I - Roger Williams National Memorial=
Increases the acquisition and development ceilings for the Roger Williams National Memorial, Rhode Island. =
Title II - Hamilton Grange National Memorial=
Increases the development ceiling for the Hamilton Grange National Memorial in New York City, New York. =
Title III - Coronado National Memorial=
Amends the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 to increase the authorization of appropriations for the acquisition of land for the Coronado National Memorial, Arizona. =
Title IV - Big Bend National Park=
Revises the boundaries of the Big Bend National Park in the State of Texas. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire the lands and interests added to the park by this Act by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, except that lands and interests owned by the State of Texas or any of its political subdivisions may be acquired only by donations or exchange. =
Title V - General Management Plans=
Directs the Secretary of the Interior, within three complete fiscal years from the effective date of this Act to submit to specified Congressional committees comprehensive general management plans for the James E. Garfield National Historic Site and the Women's Rights National Historical Park. =
Title VI - Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park=
Authorizes the use of appropriated funds for the acquisition of lands for the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Site, Texas, and revises the boundaries of such site. Increases the development ceiling for such site. Redesignates such site as a national historical park. =
Title VII - Mound City Group National Monument=
Revises the boundaries of the Mound City Group National Monument, Ohio. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire lands and waters within the boundary of such national monument by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, transfer from any other Federal agency, or exchange.
States that Federal lands in the vicinity of the monument which are determined to be surplus to the needs of the United States shall upon the request of the Secretary be transferred to the Secretary for use in acquiring lands within the monument by exchange.
Requires the Secretary to investigate other sites in the region which contain archaeological data illustrating the prehistoric Hopewellian civilization that flourished in the eastern United States and to identify those sites which the the Secretary determines should be protected as part of the Mound City Group National Monument. Directs the Secretary, not later than two complete fiscal years from the effective date of this Act, to transmit a report of such investigation to specified Congressional committees, together with recommendations for legislation.
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Title VIII - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site=
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire the Ansley Wilcox House in Buffalo, New York, and designates such house as the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. Directs the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation or other qualified public or private entities for the operation, maintenance, management, development and interpretation of such site.
Limits the Department of the Interior share in any fiscal year of the annual operating costs of such historic site to not more than two-thirds of such costs.
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Title IX - Study Committee=
Establishes a Study Committee to examine methods by which Federal, State, regional, and local governments can cooperate to enhance the recreational opportunities along specified portions of the Mississippi, Minnesota, and Saint Croix Rivers in the State of Minnesota. Terminates such Study Committee within two years and two months from the date of the initial appropriation of funds for this title. =
Title X - Golden Gate National Recreation Area=
Revises the boundaries of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California. Transfers the property known as the Pillar Point Military Reservation from the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior when the property is no longer needed by the Department of Defense. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to administer lands known as the San Francisco water department property in accordance with the provisions of documents granting certain easements.
Authorizes the Secretary to seek appropriate agreements needed to establish a trail within such property and connecting with a suitable beach unit under the jurisdiction of the Secretary. Increases the membership of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission from 17 to 18.
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Title XI - Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site=
Revises the boundaries of the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Montana. Increases the development ceiling for such historic site. =
Title XII - James A. Garfield National Historic Site=
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, the lands and buildings known as Lawnfield in Mentor, Ohio, in order to preserve certain historically significant properties associated with the life of James A. Garfield. Specifies that portion of Lawnfield owned by the Western Reserve Historical Society may be acquired only by donation.
Directs the Secretary, upon the acquisition of such property, to establish the same as the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Permits the Secretary to enter into an agreement with the Western Reserve Historical Society pursuant to which the Society may operate and maintain the site and charge reasonable admission fees which may be used to defray the costs of such operation and maintenance.
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Title XIII - Keith Sebelius Lake=
Designates the water impounded by the Norton Dam, a component the Almena Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin project, Kansas, as the Keith Sebelius Lake. =
Title XIV - Monocacy National Battlefield=
Revises the boundaries of the Monocacy National Battlefield, Maryland. Authorizes additional appropriations for the acquisition of lands and interests in lands and for development of such battlefield. =
Title XV - Rogers C. B. Morton Recognition=
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to commemorate by an appropriate plaque or monument at Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland, the contributions of Rogers C. B. Morton, as a Member of Congress and later as Secretary of the Interior, toward the development of the Seashore and to conservation in general.
Requires the Secretary, within one year of the effective date of this Act, to inform in writing specified Congressional committees as to actions taken to implement such commemoration.
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Title XVI - Women's Rights National Historical Park=
Establishes the Women's Rights National Park which shall consist initially of specified sites in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, New York. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with the owners of properties designated as part of the park, pursuant to which the Secretary may mark, interpret, improve, restore, and provide technical assistance with respect to the preservation and interpretation of such properties.
Requires such agreements to contain provisions that the Secretary shall have the right of access at reasonable times to public portions of the property for interpretive and other purposes, and that no changes or alterations shall be made in the property except by mutual agreement.
Directs the Secretary to encourage State and local governmental agencies to develop and implement plans for the preservation and rehabilitation of sites designated as part of the park and their immediate environs, in order to preserve the historic character of the setting in sites are located.
Permits the Secretary to provide technical and financial assistance to such agencies in the development and implementation of such plans, but financial assistance may not exceed 50 percent of the costs.
Establishes the Women's Rights National Historical Park Advisory Commission to advise the Secretary on matters relating to the administration of the park.
Terminates the Commission 10 years from the effective date of this section.
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Title XVII - Authorization of Appropriations=
Makes the authorization of amounts to be appropriated under this Act effective October 1, 1981. States that the authority to enter into cooperative agreements and to make payments under this Act shall be effective only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in an appropriation Act. =Title XVIII:= Defines the term "Secretary", as used in this Act, to mean the Secretary of the Interior. =
Title XIX - American Falls Land Conveyance=
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the city of American Falls, Idaho, specified lands within or adjacent to the city. Reserves all rights-of-way and oil and gas in such lands to the United States. =
Title XX - National Capital Boundary Stones=
Makes the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the National Park Service, responsible for the preservation, protection, and maintenance of the original boundary stones delimiting the District of Columbia. Requires the Director of the National Park Service, within 12 months following enactment of this Act, to prepare and submit to the Secretary a plan for preserving, protecting, and maintaining such boundary stones.
Requires such plan to be prepared in consultation with the District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution. Specifies that such plan shall be considered as approved by the Secretary unless the Secretary disapproves the plan within 90 days from the date of its submission by the Director. Sets forth provisions to be included in such plan.
Requires the Secretary, following approval of the plan, acting through the Director, and in consultation with the District of Columbia Daughters of the Amerian Revolution, to implement such plan.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire the necessary lands and interests to carry out such program.
Declares that such lands acquired by the Secretary shall be administered as part of the National Park System. =
Title XXI - Gateway National Recreation Area Advisory Commission=
Terminates the Gateway National Recreation Area Advisory Commission 20 years after the date of the establishment of the Gateway National Recreation Area (previously ten years after the date of establishment). =
Title XXII - Historic Camden Assistance=
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a cooperative agreement or agreements with the Camden Historical Commission, the Camden District Heritage Foundation, or other appropriate public, governmental, or private nonprofit entities for the protection, restoration and interpretation of the town of Camden, South Carolina. =
Title XXIII - Warm Springs, Georgia, Study=
Directs the Secretary of the Interior, within one fiscal year from the date of enactment of this Act, to develop and transmit to specified Congressional committees, a general management plan for the use and development of the property known as the "Little White House" built by Franklin Roosevelt in 1931, the associated pools and springs, the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation and the FDR State Park, Georgia. Sets forth the information to be contained in such plans.
Directs the Secretary, in consultation and cooperation with the Secretary of Education and the Governor of the State of Georgia, within one fiscal year from the date of enactment of this Act, to transmit to specified Congressional committees, a report on the Secretary's investigation of the feasibility and desirability of further developing facilities and establishing programs for the rehabilitation of the physically disabled within the historical area and adjoining State-owned lands and facilities.
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Title XXIV - National Park System Advisory Board=
Increases to 13 the membership of the National Park System Advisory Board. =
Title XXV - Amendments to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act=
Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to make the Secretary of Agriculture responsible for the administration of the North Fork of the American River in the State of California. Designates specified segments of the following rivers for potential addition to the national wild and scenic rivers system:
(1) Myakka, Florida;
(2) Saint Lucie, Florida;
(3) Salmon, Connecticut;
(4) Farmington, Connecticut;
(5) Parker, Massachusetts;
(6) Caney Fork, Tennessee;
(7) Dan, North Carolina and Virginia;
(8) Satilla River, Georgia;
(9) Cimarron, Kansas;
(10) Hoh, Washington;
(11) Dosewallips, Washington;
(12) Quillayute, Washington;
(13) Wood, Rhode Island;
(14) Black, Wisconsin; and
(15) Humptulips, Washington. Sets forth the dates by which the studies of such rivers shall be completed.
Authorizes appropriations for the purpose of conducting such studies of the rivers.
Requires the Study of the Farmington River, Connecticut, to include an analysis of whether low-head hydroelectric generating facilities can be installed on such river at dams existing on the date of enactment of this Act without having a direct and adverse effect upon the fish, wildlife, recreational, and esthetic values of the river.
Requires that the study of the Salmon River and the Farmington River, in Connecticut, and the Hoh River, Dosewallips River, and Quillayute River, in Washington, include an analysis of the various means which may be practicable and appropriate, consistent with other provisions of this Act, to maintain and enhance the fisheries resources of such rivers.
Specifies that no permits or licenses currently approved for mining and related activities permitted on the Myakka River, Florida, shall be affected for the duration of the study of such river.
Designates specified segments of the following rivers as components of the national wild and scenic rivers system:
(1) the Illinois Rivers in the State of Oregon; and
(2) the Dosewallips River in the State of Washington. Requires the agency charged with the administration of each designated component of the national wild and scenic rivers system to establish detailed boundaries therefor and determine which class outlined in such Act best fits the river or its various segments, within one year from the date of designation of such component (formerly within one year from the date of such Act). Eliminates the requirement that such an agency prepare a plan for the necessary developments in connection with the administration of such a river.
Requires an agency charged with the administration of each such component, within specified time periods, to prepare a comprehensive protection and management plan to guide the agency's administration in accordance with the classification made under such Act. Requires that such plan include the identification of and plans for implementation of user carrying capacities for all types of public use activities within the boundaries of the river; and be prepared after consultation with State and local governments and the interested public.
Limits the authority to enter into contractual agreements and to make payments under this Act pursuant to such contractual agreements to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in an appropriation Acts. =
Title XXVI - Amendments to the National Trails System Act=
National Trails System Act Amendments of 1980 - Amends the National Trails System Act to declare that it is a purpose of such Act to encourage and assist volunteer citizen involvement in the planning, development and management of trails.
Specifies that national scenic trails may be located so as to include, but need not be limited to, desert, marsh, grassland, mountain, canyon, river, or forest areas, as well as landforms which exhibit significant characteristics of the physiographic regions of the Nation. Permits trails on privately owned lands to be designated "National Recreation Trails" by the Secretary of the Interior with the consent of the landowners.
Designates the following as national scenic and historic trails:
(1) Santa Fe National Historic Trails;
(2) Chisholm, Shawnee, and Western, National Historic Trails;
(3) Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail;
(4) Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail; and
(5) Florida National Scenic Trail. Directs the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, where lands administered by either of such Secretaries are involved, to submit studies concerning the suitability of trail designations to specified Congressional committees, and to determine the feasibility of such designations on the basis of an evaluation of whether or not it is physically possible to develop a trail along a route being studied, and if so whether the development of the trail would be financially feasible.
Directs the appropriate Secretary, if during the course of such study it is determined that it is not feasible to develop a national scenic or national historic trail along the proposed route and that there is no significant need for such trail, to submit a report containing such determiniation to specified Congressional committees.
Requires the Secretary, before submitting any such report containing a recommendation against designation of a trail, to examine:
(1) whether the route affords an opportunity to commemorate a significant event in the development of the Nation or the region or to memorialize an individual whose activities had a far reaching effect on the development thereof; and
(2) whether any segments of the route have the potential to be developed as national recreation trails.
Directs that the following trails be studied for consideration for designation as national scenic trails:
(1) the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail in the State of California;
(2) the Trail of Tears in the States of North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma;
(3) the Illinois Trail in the State of Illinois;
(4) the Jedediah Smith Trail in the States of Wyoming, California, Utah, and Washington;
(5) the General Crook Trail in the State of Arizona; and
(6) the Beale Wagon Road in the State of Arizona. Requires that a report to specified Congressional committees by the appropriate Secretary concerning a comprehensive management plan for a designated national historic trail pursuant to such Act include:
(1) a protection plan for any high potential trail routes or high potential historic sites; and
(2) general and site-specific development plans, including anticipated costs.
Permits connecting or side trails, when no Federal land acquisition is involved, to be located on privately owned lands with the consent of the landowner.
Directs the Secretary charged with the overall administration of any national scenic or national historic trail, in administering and managing the trail, to consult with the heads of all other affected State and Federal agencies.
Permits the Secretary charged with the overall administration of any such trail to transfer management of any specified trail segment of such trail to the other appropriate Secretary pursuant to a joint memorandum of agreement containing such terms and conditions as the Secretaries consider most appropriate to accomplish the purposes of such Act. Permits the appropriate Secretary to provide for trail interpretation centers, which shall be located at historic sites along the route of any national scenic or national historic trail, in order to present information to the public about the trail, with emphasis on that portion of the trail passing through the State in which the center is located.
Specifies that whenever possible such sites shall be maintained by a State agency under a cooperative agreement between the appropriate Secretary and the State agency.
Authorizes the appropriate Secretary, when a tract of land lies partly within and partly without a national scenic or national historic trail right-of-way, to acquire the entire tract with the consent of the owner.
Permits the United States to utilize condemnation proceedings or any other form of eminent domain power without the consent of the owner to acquire any lands, or interests in lands, which are designated as protected components of a trail system.
Provides that written cooperative agreements with States or their political subdivisions, landowners, private organizations, or individuals to operate, develop, and maintain any portion of a national scenic or national historic trail may include provisions for limited financial assistance to encourage participation in such activities and provisions for providing volunteer in the park or volunteer in the forest status in accordance with the Volunteers in the Parks Act of 1969 and the Volunteers in the Forests Act of 1972.
Permits the Secretary for the administration of any segment of any component of the National Trails System to utilize authorities related to units of the national park system or the national forests in carrying out the administrative responsibilities for such component.
Specifies certain activities as potential trail uses allowed on designated components of the national trails system, except where otherwise provided in this such Act or in other Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation, and the Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Secretary of the Interior to encourage State and local agencies and private interests to establish recreational trails.
Authorizes the establishment of a volunteer action trails demonstration program to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to encourage the planning, development, and management by volunteers of all types of trails throughout the Nation. Permits each Secretary to make grants of not more than $25,000 to volunteer trail groups which are committed to managing, maintaining, or developing trails, or which agree to conduct such activities.
Limits the usage of such grants to:
(1) developing or maintaining trails which are components of the National Trails System, or trails which if so developed and maintained by such groups could qualify for designation as components of the National Trails System; or
(2) operating programs to organize and supervise volunteer trail buildings efforts with respect to such trails, conducting trail-related research projects, or providing education and training to volunteers on methods of trail planning, construction, and maintenance.
Prohibits any such grant from being made available to a volunteer trail group unless the group submits an application to the appropriate Secretary. Prohibits the Secretary from approving any such application unless:
(1) the group agrees to provide funds, or services pertaining to trails, the value of which is equal to the amount of the grant, and agrees to abide by such procedures as the Secretary may establish to ensure accountability for any funds made available to the group; and
(2) the application specifies the manner in which the funds would be used.
Amends the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to prohibit the imposition of any Federal fee for entrance or admission to any national recreation area, any unit of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, or any unit of the National Trails System. Prohibits, effective June 1, 1981, the imposition of any Federal fee for entrance or admission to any unit of the National Park System at which the receipts collected for entrance fees exceeded the cost of collection of said fees in 1979.
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Title XXVII - Miscellaneous Provisions=
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to accept a conveyance of specified land adjacent to the Effigy Mounds National Monument in the State of Iowa, and in exchange convey to that grantor without monetary consideration specified land presently within the monument. =
Title XXVIII - John Sack Cabin=
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the Fremont County Historical Society and other interested organizations, to take such action as may be necessary in order to provide for the protection and maintenance of the John Sack Cabin, Targhee National Forest, State of Idaho, and associated structures.
Authorizes the Secretary, to carry out such action, to enter into a cooperative agreement with, or to issue a special use permit to, an appropriate person or organization pursuant to which such person or organization shall provide such protection and maintenance.
=Title XXIX= - Requires the Director of the National Park Service to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Requires the Director of the National Park Service to have had professional experience in park, recreation, and resource management, and to have demonstrated an appreciation for and commitment to the preservation of natural and cultural resources.
=Title XXX= - Revises the boundaries of the Olympic National Park in the State of Washington to exclude specified tracts of land from such park.
Directs the Secretary to request that the Attorney General of the United States bring an action in the appropriate United States District Court to require the State or political subdivision to enforce or revise any zoning or land use controls, if necessary to preserve such lands.
Authorizes the Secretary, within such specified tracts, and notwithstanding that such lands are excluded from the park, to acquire lands and interests therein by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange with the consent of the owner.
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Title XXXI - Forest Service Land Conveyance=
Authorizes and directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey by quitclaim deed subject to valid existing rights, the rights, title, and interest to specified lands within Lincoln County, Wyoming. Specifies that a road of right-of-way of all minerals in a specified portion of such land will be reserved by the United States, to Richard Hendricks of Preston, Idaho, subject to provisions set forth in this section.
States that the lands so acquired by the Secretary shall, upon acquisition, become part of the Caribou National Forest and shall be administered in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the National Forest System. =
Title XXXII - Cumberland Island National Seashore Facilities=
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to reimburse the Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation for the costs incurred by such corporation in installing transmission lines, transformers, and electric meters on Cumberland Island in the State of Georgia before the date of establishment of the Cumberland Island National Seashore. Specifies that such reimbursement shall provide for payment of only the costs of so much of such facilities as are used for purposes of supplying electric energy to that area on Cumberland Island which is within the Cumberland Island National Seashore at the time such payment is made.
Reduces such payment by an amount equal to the sum of all reimbursement for such facilities paid by any governmental or nongovernmental source to such corporation before the date on which payment is made under this title.
Declares Congressional disapproval of withdrawals of certain areas in the State of Idaho by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

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