An Act To amend the Act approved August 18, 1970, providing for improvement in the administration of the National Park System by the Secretary of the Interior and clarifying authorities applicable to the National Park System, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • Section 3 of the Act approved August 18, 1970 (84 Stat. 825; 16 U.S.C. 1a-1 et seq.) is amended in order to clarify the authority of the National Park System administration. Regulations are set forth concerning: boating and other activities on or relating to waters located within areas of the National Park System; meals and lodging for members of the United States Park Police; traveling expenses of employees; relinquishment of the legislative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior; and uniform allowance for uniformed employees.
  • The Secretary of the Interior is directed to transmit annually to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate, a complete and current list of all areas included on the Registry of Natural Landmarks and those areas of national significance listed on the National Register of Historic Places which areas exhibit known or anticipated damage or threats to the integrity of their resources, along with notations as to the nature and severity of such damage or threats. A National Park System Advisory Board is established. It shall be the duty of such board to advise the Secretary on matters relating to the National Park System, other related areas, and administration of this Act, including but not limited to matters submitted to it for consideration by the Secretary, but it shall not be required to recommend as to the suitability or desirability of surplus real and related personal property for use as an historic monument.
  • The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to designate certain officers or employees of the Department of the Interior who shall maintain law and order and protect persons and property within areas of the National Park System. These officers or employees may carry firearms and make arrests, execute any warrant or other process issued by a court or officer of competent jurisdiction, and conduct investigations of offenses against the United States. Regulations pertaining to law enforcement officers and their status as Federal employees are delineated. The Secretary of the Interior shall transmit to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs all proposed awards of concession leases and contracts involving a gross annual business of $100,000 or more, or exceeding five years in duration, and all pertinent rules and regulations, sixty days before such awards are made or promulgated.

Subject

  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Registry of Natural Landmarks
  • United States Dept. of the Interior
  • United States Park Police

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 90 Stat. 1939
  • Title 16, Conservation
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

90 Stat. 1939 (1976); Pub. L. No. 94-458 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1978
  • 10/07/1976

Topic

  • Uniforms
  • Boats and boating
  • National Park System Advisory Board
  • Law
  • Historic preservation
  • Firearms
  • Natural monuments
  • Watchmen
  • Law enforcement

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 1939-43

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