Public Law 115 – 190 – An act to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes

[115th Congress Public Law 190]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

[[Page 132 STAT. 1499]]

Public Law 115-190
115th Congress

An Act

To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of
administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: June 22, 2018 – [H.R. 1397]>>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. INTERAGENCY TRANSFER OF LAND ALONG GEORGE WASHINGTON
MEMORIAL PARKWAY.

(a) Definitions.–In this section:
(1) Map.–The term “Map” means the map entitled “George
Washington Memorial Parkway–Claude Moore Farm Proposed Boundary
Adjustment”, numbered 850_130815, and dated February 2016.
(2) Research center.–The term “Research Center” means the
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway
Administration.
(3) Secretary.–The term “Secretary” means the Secretary
of the Interior.

(b) Administrative Jurisdiction Transfer.–
(1) Transfer of jurisdiction.–
(A) George washington memorial parkway land.–
Administrative jurisdiction over the approximately 0.342
acres of Federal land under the jurisdiction of the
Secretary within the boundary of the George Washington
Memorial Parkway, as generally depicted as “B” on the
Map, is transferred from the Secretary to the Secretary
of Transportation.
(B) Research center land.–Administration
jurisdiction over the approximately 0.479 acres of
Federal land within the boundary of the Research Center
land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of
Transportation adjacent to the boundary of the George
Washington Memorial Parkway, as generally depicted as
“A” on the Map, is transferred from the Secretary of
Transportation to the Secretary.
(2) Use restriction.–The Secretary shall restrict the use
of 0.139 acres of Federal land within the boundary of the George
Washington Memorial Parkway immediately adjacent to part of the
perimeter fence of the Research Center, generally depicted as
“C” on the Map, by prohibiting the storage, construction, or
installation of any item that may interfere with the access of
the Research Center to the restricted land for security and
maintenance purposes.
(3) Reimbursement or consideration.–The transfers of
administrative jurisdiction under this subsection shall not be
subject to reimbursement or consideration.

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(4) Compliance with agreement.–
(A) Agreement.–The National Park Service and the
Federal Highway Administration shall comply with all
terms and conditions of the agreement entered into by
the parties on September 11, 2002, regarding the
transfer of administrative jurisdiction, management, and
maintenance of the land described in the agreement.
(B) Access to restricted land.–Subject to the terms
of the agreement described in subparagraph (A), the
Secretary shall allow the Research Center–
(i) to access the Federal land described in
paragraph (1)(B) for purposes of transportation to
and from the Research Center; and
(ii) to access the Federal land described in
paragraphs (1)(B) and (2) for purposes of
maintenance in accordance with National Park
Service standards, including grass mowing, weed
control, tree maintenance, fence maintenance, and
maintenance of the visual appearance of the
Federal land.

(c) Management of Transferred Land.–
(1) Interior land.–The Federal land transferred to the
Secretary under subsection (b)(1)(B) shall be–
(A) included in the boundary of the George
Washington Memorial Parkway; and
(B) administered by the Secretary as part of the
George Washington Memorial Parkway, subject to
applicable laws (including regulations).
(2) Transportation land.–The Federal land transferred to
the Secretary of Transportation under subsection (b)(1)(A) shall
be–
(A) included in the boundary of the Research Center
land; and
(B) removed from the boundary of the George
Washington Memorial Parkway.
(3) Restricted-use land.–The Federal land that the
Secretary has designated for restricted use under subsection
(b)(2) shall be maintained by the Research Center.

(d) Map on File.–The Map shall be available for public inspection
in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

Approved June 22, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY–H.R. 1397 (S. 1460):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-206, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-257 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
Vol. 163 (2017):
July 11, considered and passed
House.
Vol. 164 (2018):
June 6, considered and passed
Senate.

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