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Text of A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land located in the State of Maryland to ...

...of Maryland to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 26, 1985. 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.