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cilities for the accommodation of the public within such national parks and monuments.
SEC. 4. (16 U.S.C. 4) That nothing in this Act contained shall affect or modify the provisions of the Act approved February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and one, entitled "An Act relating to rights of way through certain parks, reservations, and other public lands.” 1
B. LAWS RELATING TO PARK ROADS
ACT OF APRIL 9, 1924
(chapter 86; 43 Stat. 90; 16 U.S.C. 8 through 8c)
CHAP. 86.-An Act Authorizing the construction, reconstruction, and improvement
of roads and trails, inclusive of necessary bridges, in the national parks and monuments under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, [16 U.S.C. 8] That the Secretary of the Interior, in his administration of the National Park Service, is hereby authorized to construct, reconstruct, and improve road and trails, inclusive of necessary bridges, in the national parks and monuments under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior.
SEC. 2. That for such purposes, including the making of necessary surveys and plans, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums, to be available until expended: The sum of $2,500,000 for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925; the sum of $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1926; and the sum of $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927.
SEC. 3. That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to reserve from distribution to the several States, in addition to the 10 per centum authorized by section 5 of the Act of November 10, 1921 (Forty-second Statutes at Large, page 213), not exceeding 5 per centum of the material, equipment, and supplies hereafter received from the Secretary of War, and to transfer said material, equipment, and supplies to the Secretary of the Interior for use in constructing, reconstructing, improving, and maintaining roads and trails in the national parks and monuments: Provided, That no charge shall be made for such transfer except such sums as may be agreed upon as being reasonable charges for freight, handling, and conditioning for efficient use.
SEC. 4. (16 U.S.C. 8a] Whenever the Secretary of the Interior shall determine it to be in the public interest he may designate as national-park approach roads and as supplementary parts of the highway systems of any of the national parks roads whose primary value is to carry national-park travel and which lead across lands wholly or to the extent of 90 per centum owned by the Government of the United States and which will connect the highways within a national park with a convenient point on or leading to the Federal 7 per centum highway system: Provided, That such approach roads so designated shall be limited to not to exceed sixty miles in length between a park gateway and such point on or leading to the nearest convenient 7 per centum system road; or, if such approach road is on the 7 per centum system, it shall be limited to not to exceed thirty miles: Provided further, That not to exceed forty miles of any one approach road shall be designated in any one county.
SEC. 5. (16 U.S.C. 8b) The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized during the fiscal years 1950 and 1951 to construct, reconstruct, and improve such national-park approach roads so designated, inclusive of necessary bridges, and to enter into agreements for the maintenance thereof by State or county authorities, or to maintain them when otherwise necessary, as well as hereafter to construct, reconstruct, and improve roads and trails within the national parks and national monuments; and for all such purposes there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums: $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950; the sum of $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951: Provided, That under agreement with the Secretary of the Interior the Secretary of Agriculture may carry out any or all of the provisions of this section: Provided further, That not to exceed $1,500,000 shall be allocated annually for the construction, reconstruction, and improvement of such national park approach roads: And provided further, That nothing in this Act shall be constructed to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to hereafter construct, reconstruct, improve, and maintain roads and trails within the national parks and national monuments.
SEC. 6. [16 U.S.C. 8c) Whenever any such approach road is proposed under the terms of this Act across or within any national forest the Secretary of the Interior shall secure the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture before construction shall begin.
ACT OF MARCH 4, 1931
(chapter 522; 46 Stat. 1570; 16 U.S.C. 8d)
(16 U.S.C. 8d): Provided, That approach roads to national monuments shall be included within the provisions of such Act (Act of April 9, 1924) under the same conditions as approach roads to national parks, and the limitation therein on the amount of annual allocation of funds to national park approach roads shall be inclusive of such national monument approaches.
1 To amend this provision, use the following form: “The proviso relating to roads and trails, national parks, under the heading “NATIONAL PARK SERVICE” of the Act of March 4, 1931 (chapter 522; 46 Stat. 1570; 16 U.S.C. 8d) is amended ...”.
ACT OF JUNE 3, 1948
(chapter 401; 62 Stat. 334; 16 U.S.C. 8e and 8f)
AN ACT To authorize the conveyance to States, or political subdivisions, of roads
leading to certain historical areas administered by the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, [16 U.S.C. 8e) That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized in his discretion, subject to such conditions as may seem to him proper, to convey by proper quitclaim deed to any State, county, municipality, or proper agency thereof, in which the same is located, all the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to any Government owned or controlled road leading to any national cemetery, national military park, national historical park, national battlefield park, or national historic site administered by the National Park Service. Prior to the delivery of any conveyance under this Act, the State, county, or municipality to which the conveyance herein authorized is to be made shall notify the Secretary of the Interior in writing of its willingness to accept and maintain the road or roads included in such conveyance. Upon the execution and delivery of any conveyance herein authorized, any jurisdiction heretofore ceded to the United States by a State over the roads conveyed shall thereby cease and determine and shall thereafter vest and be in the particular State in which such roads are located.
SEC. 2. (16 U.S.C. 8f] The word “State” as used in this Act includes Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.