[USC02] 54 USC Ch. 1007: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

54 USC Ch. 1007: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
From Title 54—NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND RELATED PROGRAMSSubtitle I—National Park SystemDIVISION A—ESTABLISHMENT AND GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 1007—RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I—SYSTEM RESOURCE INVENTORY AND MANAGEMENT

Sec.
100701.
Protection, interpretation, and research in System.
100702.
Research mandate.
100703.
Cooperative study units.
100704.
Inventory and monitoring program.
100705.
Availability of System units for scientific study.
100706.
Integration of study results into management decisions.
100707.
Confidentiality of information.

        

SUBCHAPTER II—SYSTEM UNIT RESOURCE PROTECTION

100721.
Definitions.
100722.
Liability.
100723.
Actions.
100724.
Use of recovered amounts.
100725.
Donations.

        

SUBCHAPTER III—MINING ACTIVITY WITHIN SYSTEM UNITS

100731.
Findings and declaration.
100732.
Preservation and management of System units by Secretary; promulgation of regulations.
100733.
Recordation of mining claims; publication of notice.
100734.
Report on finding or notification of potential damage to natural and historical landmarks.
100735.
Civil actions for just compensation by mining claim holders.
100736.
Acquisition of land by Secretary.
100737.
Financial disclosure by officer or employee of Secretary.

        

SUBCHAPTER IV—ADMINISTRATION

100751.
Regulations.
100752.
Destruction of animals and plant life.
100753.
Disposal of timber.
100754.
Relinquishment of legislative jurisdiction.
100755.
Applicability of other laws.

        

SUBCHAPTER I—SYSTEM RESOURCE INVENTORY AND MANAGEMENT

§100701. Protection, interpretation, and research in System

Recognizing the ever increasing societal pressures being placed upon America's unique natural and cultural resources contained in the System, the Secretary shall continually improve the ability of the Service to provide state-of-the-art management, protection, and interpretation of, and research on, the resources of the System.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3105.)

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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100701 16 U.S.C. 5911. Pub. L. 105–391, title I, §101, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3498.

§100702. Research mandate

The Secretary shall ensure that management of System units is enhanced by the availability and utilization of a broad program of the highest quality science and information.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3105.)

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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100702 16 U.S.C. 5932. Pub. L. 105–391, title II, §202, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3499.

§100703. Cooperative study units

The Secretary shall enter into cooperative agreements with colleges and universities, including land grant schools, in partnership with other Federal and State agencies, to establish cooperative study units to conduct multi-disciplinary research and develop integrated information products on the resources of the System, or the larger region of which System units are a part.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3105.)

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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100703 16 U.S.C. 5933(a). Pub. L. 105–391, title II, §203(a), Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3500.

§100704. Inventory and monitoring program

The Secretary shall undertake a program of inventory and monitoring of System resources to establish baseline information and to provide information on the long-term trends in the condition of System resources. The monitoring program shall be developed in cooperation with other Federal monitoring and information collection efforts to ensure a cost-effective approach.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3105.)

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Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100704 16 U.S.C. 5934. Pub. L. 105–391, title II, §204, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3500.

§100705. Availability of System units for scientific study

(a) In General.—The Secretary may solicit, receive, and consider requests from Federal or non-Federal public or private agencies, organizations, individuals, or other entities for the use of any System unit for purposes of scientific study.

(b) Criteria.—A request for use of a System unit under subsection (a) may be approved only if the Secretary determines that the proposed study—

(1) is consistent with applicable laws and Service management policies; and

(2) will be conducted in a manner that poses no threat to the System unit resources or public enjoyment derived from System unit resources.


(c) Fee Waiver.—The Secretary may waive any System unit admission or recreational use fee in order to facilitate the conduct of scientific study under this section.

(d) Benefit-Sharing Arrangements.—The Secretary may negotiate for and enter into equitable, efficient benefit-sharing arrangements with the research community and private industry.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3106.)

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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100705 16 U.S.C. 5935. Pub. L. 105–391, title II, §205, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3500.

§100706. Integration of study results into management decisions

The Secretary shall take such measures as are necessary to ensure the full and proper utilization of the results of scientific study for System unit management decisions. In each case in which an action undertaken by the Service may cause a significant adverse effect on a System unit resource, the administrative record shall reflect the manner in which System unit resource studies have been considered. The trend in the condition of resources of the System shall be a significant factor in the annual performance evaluation of each superintendent of a System unit.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3106.)

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Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100706 16 U.S.C. 5936. Pub. L. 105–391, title II, §206, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3500.

§100707. Confidentiality of information

Information concerning the nature and specific location of a System resource that is endangered, threatened, rare, or commercially valuable, of mineral or paleontological objects within System units, or of objects of cultural patrimony within System units, may be withheld from the public in response to a request under section 552 of title 5 unless the Secretary determines that—

(1) disclosure of the information would further the purposes of the System unit in which the resource or object is located and would not create an unreasonable risk of harm, theft, or destruction of the resource or object, including individual organic or inorganic specimens; and

(2) disclosure is consistent with other laws protecting the resource or object.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3106.)

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Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100707 16 U.S.C. 5937. Pub. L. 105–391, title II, §207, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3501.

SUBCHAPTER II—SYSTEM UNIT RESOURCE PROTECTION

§100721. Definitions

In this subchapter:

(1) Damages.—The term "damages" includes—

(A) compensation for—

(i)(I) the cost of replacing, restoring, or acquiring the equivalent of a System unit resource; and

(II) the value of any significant loss of use of a System unit resource pending its restoration or replacement or the acquisition of an equivalent resource; or

(ii) the value of the System unit resource if the System unit resource cannot be replaced or restored; and


(B) the cost of a damage assessment under section 100723(b) of this title.


(2) Response costs.—The term "response costs" means the costs of actions taken by the Secretary to—

(A) prevent or minimize destruction or loss of or injury to a System unit resource;

(B) abate or minimize the imminent risk of the destruction, loss, or injury; or

(C) monitor ongoing effects of incidents causing the destruction, loss, or injury.


(3) System unit resource.—

(A) In general.—The term "System unit resource" means any living or non-living resource that is located within the boundaries of a System unit.

(B) Exclusion.—The term "System unit resource" does not include a resource owned by a non-Federal entity.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3106.)

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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100721 16 U.S.C. 19jj. Pub. L. 101–337, §1, July 27, 1990, 104 Stat. 379; Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title VIII, §814(h)(1), (2), Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4199.

In this section, the text of 16 U.S.C. 19jj(a) is omitted as unnecessary. The text of 16 U.S.C. 19jj(e) is omitted because the term "regimen" is not used in the revised title. The text of 16 U.S.C. 19jj(g) is omitted because a marine or aquatic park system resource is a kind of park system resource.

§100722. Liability

(a) In General.—Subject to subsection (c), any person that destroys, causes the loss of, or injures any System unit resource is liable to the United States for response costs and damages resulting from the destruction, loss, or injury.

(b) Liability In Rem.—Any instrumentality, including a vessel, vehicle, aircraft, or other equipment, that destroys, causes the loss of, or injures any System unit resource shall be liable in rem to the United States for response costs and damages resulting from the destruction, loss, or injury to the same extent as a person is liable under subsection (a).

(c) Defenses.—A person is not liable under this section if the person establishes that—

(1) the destruction, loss of, or injury to the System unit resource was caused solely by an act of God or an act of war;

(2) the person acted with due care, and the destruction, loss of, or injury to the System unit resource was caused solely by an act or omission of a 3d party, other than an employee or agent of the person; or

(3) the destruction, loss, or injury to the System unit resource was caused by an activity authorized by Federal or State law.


(d) Scope.—Liability under this section is in addition to any other liability that may arise under Federal or State law.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3107.)

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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100722 16 U.S.C. 19jj–1. Pub. L. 101–337, §2, July 27, 1990, 104 Stat. 379; Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title VIII, §814(h)(3), Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4199; Pub. L. 106–176, title I, §120(c), Mar. 10, 2000, 114 Stat. 29.

§100723. Actions

(a) Civil Action for Response Costs and Damages.—The Attorney General, on request of the Secretary after a finding by the Secretary of destruction, loss, or injury to a System unit resource or a finding that absent the undertaking of a response action, destruction, loss, or injury to a System unit resource would have occurred, may bring a civil action in United States district court against any person or instrumentality that may be liable under section 100722 of this title for response costs and damages. The Secretary shall submit a request for the civil action to the Attorney General whenever a person may be liable or an instrumentality may be liable in rem for those costs and damages under section 100722 of this title.

(b) Response Actions and Assessment of Destruction, Loss, or Injury.—

(1) Actions to prevent or minimize destruction, loss, or injury.—The Secretary shall undertake all necessary actions to—

(A) prevent or minimize the destruction, loss of, or injury to System unit resources; or

(B) minimize the imminent risk of destruction, loss, or injury to System unit resources.


(2) Assessment and monitoring.—The Secretary shall assess and monitor destruction, loss, or injury to System unit resources.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3107.)

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Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100723 16 U.S.C. 19jj–2. Pub. L. 101–337, §3, July 27, 1990, 104 Stat. 380.

In this section, the words "destruction, loss, or injury" are substituted for "damage" in subsection (a) and for "damages" in subsection (b) for consistency in the new chapter and to distinguish destruction, loss, or injury from damages recovered in a civil action.

In subsection (a), the words "response action" are substituted for "response costs" the 1st time the words appear for clarity and consistency in the new chapter.

§100724. Use of recovered amounts

(a) Limitation on Use.—Response costs and damages recovered by the Secretary under this subchapter or amounts recovered by the Federal Government under any Federal, State, or local law or regulation or otherwise as a result of destruction, loss of, or injury to any System unit resource shall be available to the Secretary and without further Congressional action may be used only as follows:

(1) Reimbursement.—To reimburse response costs and damage assessments by the Secretary or other Federal agencies as the Secretary considers appropriate.

(2) Restoration and replacement.—To restore, replace, or acquire the equivalent of System unit resources that were the subject of the action and to monitor and study those System unit resources. The funds may not be used to acquire any land or water, interest in land or water, or right to land or water unless the acquisition is specifically approved in advance in appropriations Acts. The acquisition shall be subject to any limitations contained in the legislation establishing the System unit.


(b) Excess Amounts.—Any amounts remaining after expenditures pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) shall be deposited in the Treasury.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3108.)

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Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100724 16 U.S.C. 19jj–3. Pub. L. 101–337, §4, July 27, 1990, 104 Stat. 380; Pub. L. 103–437, §6(d)(3), Nov. 12, 1994, 108 Stat. 4583.

Section 4(d) of the Act of July 27, 1990 (Public Law 101–337, 104 Stat. 380), is omitted as obsolete. See section 3003 of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995 (Public Land 104–66, 31 U.S.C. 1113 note) and page 111 of House Document No. 103–7.

In subsection (a), before paragraph (1), the words "destruction, loss, or injury to" are substituted for "damage to" for consistency in the new chapter and to distinguish destruction, loss, or injury from damages recovered in a civil action.

In subsection (b), the words "the General Fund of the United States" are omitted as unnecessary.

§100725. Donations

The Secretary may accept donations of money or services for expenditure or employment to meet expected, immediate, or ongoing response costs. The donations may be expended or employed at any time after their acceptance, without further Congressional action.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3108.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100725 16 U.S.C. 19jj–4. Pub. L. 101–337, §5, July 27, 1990, 104 Stat. 381.

SUBCHAPTER III—MINING ACTIVITY WITHIN SYSTEM UNITS

§100731. Findings and declaration

Congress finds and declares that—

(1) the level of technology of mineral exploration and development has changed radically, and continued application of the mining laws of the United States to System units to which the mining laws apply conflicts with the purposes for which the System units were established; and

(2) all mining operations in System units should be conducted so as to prevent or minimize damage to the environment and other resource values.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3109.)

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Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100731 16 U.S.C. 1901. Pub. L. 94–429, §1, Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1342.

In paragraph (1), the words "in recent years" are omitted as obsolete.

In paragraph (2), the words "in certain areas of the National Park System, surface disturbances from mineral development should be temporarily halted while Congress determines whether or not to acquire any valid mineral rights which may exist in such areas" are omitted as obsolete.

§100732. Preservation and management of System units by Secretary; promulgation of regulations

To preserve for the benefit of present and future generations the pristine beauty of System units, and to further the purposes of section 100101(a), chapter 1003, and sections 100751(a), 100752, 100753, and 102101 of this title and the individual organic Acts for the System units, all activities resulting from the exercise of mineral rights on patented or unpatented mining claims within any System unit shall be subject to such regulations prescribed by the Secretary as the Secretary considers necessary or desirable for the preservation and management of the System units.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3109.)

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Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100732 16 U.S.C. 1902. Pub. L. 94–429, §2, Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1342.

The word "valid" is omitted for clarity because regulations apply to the exercise of mining claim rights before they are determined to be valid. The word "existing" is omitted as obsolete.

§100733. Recordation of mining claims; publication of notice

All mining claims under the Mining Law of 1872 (30 U.S.C. chapter 2, sections 161 and 162, and chapters 12A and 16) that lie within the boundaries of System units in existence on September 28, 1976, that were not recorded with the Secretary within one year after September 28, 1976, shall be conclusively presumed to be abandoned and shall be void. The recordation does not render valid any claim that was not valid on September 28, 1976, or that becomes invalid after that date.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3109.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100733 16 U.S.C. 1907. Pub. L. 94–429, §8, Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1343.

The section is substituted for the source provision to eliminate obsolete words. The words "in existence on September 28, 1976" are added for clarity to show that the provision applies only to System units that were part of the System on that date.


Editorial Notes

References in Text

The Mining Law of 1872, referred to in text, is act May 10, 1872, ch. 152, 17 Stat. 91, which was incorporated into the Revised Statutes of 1878 as R.S. §§2319 to 2328, 2331, 2333 to 2337, and 2344, which are classified to sections 22 to 24, 26 to 28, 29, 30, 33 to 35, 37, 39 to 42, and 47 of Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining. For complete classification of such Revised Statutes sections to the Code, see Tables.

§100734. Report on finding or notification of potential damage to natural and historical landmarks

When the Secretary finds on the Secretary's own motion or on being notified in writing by an appropriate scientific, historical, or archeological authority that a district, site, building, structure, or object that has been found to be nationally significant in illustrating natural history or the history of the United States and that has been designated as a natural or historic landmark may be irreparably lost or destroyed in whole or in part by any surface mining activity, including exploration for or removal or production of minerals or materials, the Secretary shall notify the person conducting the activity and submit a report on the findings or notification, including the basis for the Secretary's finding that the activity may cause irreparable loss or destruction of a national landmark, to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, with a request for advice of the Council as to alternative measures that may be taken by the United States to mitigate or abate the activity.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3109.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100734 16 U.S.C. 1908(a). Pub. L. 94–429, §9(a), Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1343.

§100735. Civil actions for just compensation by mining claim holders

The holder of any patented or unpatented mining claim subject to this subchapter that believes the holder has suffered a loss by operation of this subchapter, or by orders or regulations issued pursuant to this subchapter, may bring a civil action in United States district court to recover just compensation, which shall be awarded if the court finds that the loss constitutes a taking of property compensable under the Constitution.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3110.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100735 16 U.S.C. 1910. Pub. L. 94–429, §11, Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1344; Pub. L. 98–620, title IV, §402(21), 98 Stat. 3358.

§100736. Acquisition of land by Secretary

Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary to acquire land and interests in land within the boundary of any System unit. The Secretary shall give prompt and careful consideration to any offer made by the owner of any valid right or other property in Glacier Bay National Monument, Death Valley National Monument, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, or Mount McKinley National Park to sell the right or other property if the owner notifies the Secretary that the continued ownership of the right or property is causing, or would result in, undue hardship.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3110.)

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Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100736 16 U.S.C. 1911. Pub. L. 94–429, §12, Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1344.

§100737. Financial disclosure by officer or employee of Secretary

(a) Written Statements.—Each officer or employee of the Secretary who—

(1) performs any function or duty under this subchapter, or any Act amended by the Mining in the Parks Act (Public Law 94–429, 90 Stat. 1342) concerning the regulation of mining in the System; and

(2) has any known financial interest—

(A) in any person subject to this subchapter or any Act amended by the Mining in the Parks Act (Public Law 94–429, 90 Stat. 1342); or

(B) in any person who holds a mining claim within the boundary of any System unit;


shall annually file with the Secretary a written statement concerning all such interests held by the officer or employee during the preceding calendar year. The statement shall be available to the public.

(b) Monitoring and Enforcement Procedures.—The Secretary shall—

(1) define the term "known financial interest" for purposes of subsection (a);

(2) establish the methods by which the requirement to file written statements specified in subsection (a) will be monitored and enforced, including appropriate provisions for the filing by the officers and employees of the statements and the review by the Secretary of the statements; and

(3) submit to Congress on June 1 of each year a report with respect to the disclosures and the actions taken in regard to the disclosures during the preceding calendar year.


(c) Exemptions.—In the rules prescribed under subsection (b), the Secretary may identify specific positions within the Department of the Interior that are of a nonregulatory or nonpolicymaking nature and provide that officers or employees occupying those positions shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.

(d) Criminal Penalties.—Criminal penalties for a violation of this section are provided by section 1865 of title 18.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3110.)

Historical and Revision Notes
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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100737(a) through (c) 16 U.S.C. 1912(a) through (c). Pub. L. 94–429, §13(a) through (c), Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1344.
100737(d) no source.

In subsection (a), the words "beginning on February 1, 1977" are omitted as obsolete.

In subsection (b), the words "act within ninety days after September 28, 1976" are omitted as obsolete.

In subsection (c), the words "the Department of the Interior" are substituted for "such agency" for clarity.

Subsection (d) is added for informational purposes.


Editorial Notes

References in Text

The Mining in the Parks Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), (2)(A), is Pub. L. 94–429, Sept. 28, 1976, 90 Stat. 1342. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

SUBCHAPTER IV—ADMINISTRATION

§100751. Regulations

(a) In General.—The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as the Secretary considers necessary or proper for the use and management of System units.

(b) Boating and Other Activities on or Relating to Water.—The Secretary, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary considers advisable, may prescribe regulations under subsection (a) concerning boating and other activities on or relating to water located within System units, including water subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Any regulation under this subsection shall be complementary to, and not in derogation of, the authority of the Coast Guard to regulate the use of water subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

(c) Criminal Penalties.—Criminal penalties for a violation of a regulation prescribed under this section are provided by section 1865 of title 18.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3111.)

Historical and Revision Notes
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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100751(a) 16 U.S.C. 3 (1st sentence words before "and any violation"). Aug. 25, 1916, ch. 408, §3 (1st sentence words before "and any violation"), 39 Stat. 535.
100751(b) 16 U.S.C. 1a–2(a) (matter before (a)). Pub. L. 91–383, §3 (matter before (a)), Aug. 18, 1970, 84 Stat. 826.
16 U.S.C. 1a–2(h). Pub. L. 91–383, §3(h), as added Pub. L. 94–458, §1(2), Oct. 7, 1976, 90 Stat. 1939; Pub. L. 106–176, title I, §118(2), (3), Mar. 10, 2000, 114 Stat. 28.
100751(c) no source.

In subsection (b), the words "In order to facilitate the administration of the national park system" and "and enforce" are omitted as unnecessary. The words "under subsection (a)" are added for clarity to show that a regulation under subsection (b) is a special type of regulation under subsection (a) so that a violation of a regulation under subsection (b) is subject to a criminal penalty under 18 U.S.C. 1865.

Subsection (c) is added for informational purposes.

§100752. Destruction of animals and plant life

The Secretary may provide for the destruction of such animals and plant life as may be detrimental to the use of any System unit.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3111.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100752 16 U.S.C. 3 (3d sentence). Aug. 25, 1916, ch. 408, §3 (3d sentence), 39 Stat. 535.

§100753. Disposal of timber

The Secretary, on terms and conditions to be fixed by the Secretary, may sell or dispose of timber in cases where, in the judgment of the Secretary, the cutting of timber is required to control attacks of insects or diseases or otherwise conserve the scenery or the natural or historic objects in any System unit.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3111.)

Historical and Revision Notes
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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100753 16 U.S.C. 3 (2d sentence). Aug. 25, 1916, ch. 408, §3 (2d sentence), 39 Stat. 535.

§100754. Relinquishment of legislative jurisdiction

(a) In General.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may relinquish to a State or a territory (including a possession) of the United States part of the legislative jurisdiction of the United States over System land or interests in land in that State or territory. Relinquishment may be accomplished—

(1) by filing with the chief executive official of the State or territory a notice of relinquishment to take effect on acceptance; or

(2) as the laws of the State or territory may otherwise provide.


(b) Submission of Agreement to Congress.—Prior to consummating a relinquishment under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit the proposed agreement to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives. The Secretary shall not finalize the agreement until 60 calendar days after the submission has elapsed.

(c) Concurrent Legislative Jurisdiction.—The Secretary shall diligently pursue the consummation of arrangements with each State or territory within which a System unit is located so that insofar as practicable the United States shall exercise concurrent legislative jurisdiction within System units.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3111.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100754 16 U.S.C. 1a–3. Pub. L. 91–383, §6, as added Pub. L. 94–458, §2, Oct. 7, 1976, 90 Stat. 1939; Pub. L. 103–437, §6(a)(1), Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4583.

In this section, the words "territory (including a possession)" are substituted for "territory, or possession" the 1st time the words appear for clarity, because a possession is a category of territory, that is, one that has very little local autonomy. In subsequent instances, the word "territory" is used in an equivalent sense. The word "Commonwealth" is omitted as being included in "territory (including a possession)".

§100755. Applicability of other laws

(a) In General.—This section and sections 100501, 100901(d) to (h), 101302(b)(2), 101901(c), and 102711 of this title, and the various authorities relating to the administration and protection of System units, including the provisions of law listed in subsection (b), shall, to the extent that those provisions are not in conflict with any such specific provision, be applicable to System units, and any reference in any of these provisions to a System unit does not limit those provisions to that System unit.

(b) Applicable Provisions.—The provisions of law referred to in subsection (a) are—

(1) section 100101(a), chapter 1003, sections 100751(a), 100752, 100753, 101101, 101102, 101511, 102101, 102712, 102901, 104905, and 104906, and chapter 2003 of this title;

(2) the Act of March 4, 1911 (43 U.S.C. 961); and

(3) chapter 3201 of this title.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3112.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
100755 16 U.S.C. 1c(b). Aug. 8, 1953, ch. 384, §2(b), 67 Stat. 496; Pub. L. 91–383, §2(b), Aug. 18, 1970, 84 Stat. 826.

In subsection (a), the words "reference in such Act" are interpreted to mean "reference in such Acts" for clarity.

In subsection (b)(1), the words "relating to donation of land and money", "relating to roads and trails", "relating to approach roads to national monuments", "relating to conveyance of roads to States", "relating to acquisitions of inholdings", and "relating to aid to visitors in emergencies" are omitted as unnecessary. The words "the Act of March 3, 1905 (33 Stat. 873; 16 U.S.C. 10), relating to arrests" are omitted because the Act was repealed by section 10(a)(2) of the Act of August 18, 1970 (known as the National Park System General Authorities Act) (Public Law 91–383), as added by section 2 of the Act of October 7, 1976 (Public Law 94–458, 90 Stat. 1941). The words "relating to services or other accommodations for the public, emergency supplies and services to concessioners, acceptability of travelers checks, care and removal of indigents" are omitted as unnecessary. The words "the Act of October 9, 1965 (79 Stat. 696; 16 U.S.C. 20–20g), relating to concessions" are omitted because the Act was repealed by section 415(a) of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105–391, 112 Stat. 3515).

In subsection (b)(2), the words "relating to rights of way" are omitted as unnecessary.

Subsection (b)(3) is added for clarity because many of the laws that established a System unit provided that the Secretary, in addition to administering the unit in accordance with the Act of August 25, 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1, 3, 3, and 4) and with laws generally applicable to System units, administer the unit in accordance with the Act of August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461 to 467).