The text of the bill below is as of Dec 26, 1985 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).
99 STAT. 1724 PUBLIC LAW 99-215—DEC. 26, 1985 Public Law 99-215 99th Congress An Act Dec. 26, 1985 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land located in the State [H.R. 3003] °^ Maryland to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Real property. United States of America in Congress assembled, That (aXD notwith- standing any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to convey, without monetary consideration, to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission all right, title, and interest of the United States to a parcel of land comprising approximately fifty-five acres located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Recreation. (2) Except as provided in subsection (b), the land conveyed pursu- ant to paragraph (1) shall be used solely for park and outdoor recreation purposes in accordance with a land use plan for the property prepared by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and submitted to the National Capital Plan- ning Commission for review and comment. The instrument for conveyance for the real property conveyed pursuant to subsection (a) shall set forth all terms and conditions of the conveyance. Such instrument shall further provide that all right, title, and interest conveyed to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission pursuant to such instrument, except such access as is authorized by subsection (bXD, shall revert to the United States if such land is used for any purpose other than as stated in this paragraph. (3) As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and legal description of the area designated under paragraph (1) with the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States House of Representatives, and with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate. Such map and description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the correction of clerical and tjrpographical errors in such legal description and map Public may be made. Such map and legal description shall be on file in the availability. office of the regional director. National Park Service and the Na- tional Capital Park Region. (4) The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commis- sion shall reimburse the Secretary of the Interior for the costs of the land conveyance described in paragraph (1). (bXD Subject to the provisions of this subsection, the Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission may grant access across the real property conveyed pursuant to subsection (a) to the owner of any adjacent real property contingent upon each of the following: (A) Submission by the owner of the adjacent real property of a land use and development plan, incorporating the provisions of the memorandum of May 7, 1985, to the National Capital Planning Commission for review and comment;
PUBLIC LAW 99-215—DEC. 26, 1985 99 STAT. 1725 (B) Approval of the terms and conditions of the memorandum of May 7,1985, by the Prince Georges County Council; (C) Compliance by the owner of the adjacent real property seeking such access with the terms and conditions of the memo- randum of May 7, 1985, as determined by the National Capital Planning Commission; (D) Conveyance by the owner of the adjacent real property to the National Capital Planning Commission of an easement in perpetuity which shall run with the land, incorporate the restrictions on development contained in the memorandum of May 7, 1985, and incorporate any other l£ind restrictions im- posed by Prince Georges County; and (E) The availability for such access for public use. Public (2) The owner of the adjacent real property shall obtain appro- availability. priate road construction bonds as required by State and local State and local governments. government regulation prior to the construction of such access road, and shall establish an interest bearing escrow account in an amount necessary to insure protection of the surrounding parkland and compliance with the conditions of subsection (bXD. Such amount shall be determined by the owner of the adjacent real property and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Following completion of the construction of such public use access road, and review by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Plan- ning Commission, said escrow account shall be returned to the owner of the adjacent real property. (3XA) The National Capital Planning Commission and the Mary- Public land-National Capital Park and Planning Commission shall make a availability. copy of the memorandum of May 7, 1985, available for public inspection in the offices of each commission during business hours. (B) Upon approval of any proposed amendment by both of the Federal parties to the memorandum of May 7, 1985, the proposed amend- Register, publication. ment shall be published in the Federal Register and concurrently submitted to the congressional committees referred to in subsection (a)(3). The amendment shall not be effective until 60 calendar days after it has been transmitted to the committees. (c) For purposes of this Act— (1) the term "memorandum of May 7,1985" means the memo- randum of understanding entered into on May 7, 1985, between the National Capital Planning Commission and the owner of
99 STAT. 1726 PUBLIC LAW 99-215—DEC. 26, 1985 the real property adjacent to the land to be conveyed pursuant to subsection (aXD; and (2) the term "owner of the adjacent real property" means the owner of the adjacent real property, its successors or assigns, as described in the memorandum of understanding entered into on May 7,1985. Approved December 26, 1985. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3003: HOUSE REPORT No. 99-313 (Ck)mm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORT No. 99-186 (Coram, on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 131 (1985): Oct. 23, considered and passed House. Dec. 3, considered and passed Senate, amended. Dec. 6, House concurred in Senate amendment.