16 U.S. Code § 1 - Service created; director; other employees

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There is created in the Department of the Interior a service to be called the National Park Service, which shall be under the charge of a director who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director shall have substantial experience and demonstrated competence in land management and natural or cultural resource conservation. The Director shall select two Deputy Directors. The first Deputy Director shall have responsibility for National Park Service operations, and the second Deputy Director shall have responsibility for other programs assigned to the National Park Service. There shall also be in said service such subordinate officers, clerks, and employees as may be appropriated for by Congress. The service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified, except such as are under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army, as provided by law, by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

Source

(Aug. 25, 1916, ch. 408, § 1,39 Stat. 535; Ex. Ord. No. 6166, § 2, June 10, 1933; Mar. 2, 1934, ch. 38, § 1,48 Stat. 389; July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, § 205(a),61 Stat. 501; Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title VIII, § 814(e)(1),Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4196.)
Codification

Provisions relating to the pay of certain employees have been omitted as the pay of the employees is fixed pursuant to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–333amended first sentence by substituting “who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director shall have substantial experience and demonstrated competence in land management and natural or cultural resource conservation. The Director shall select two Deputy Directors. The first Deputy Director shall have responsibility for National Park Service operations, and the second Deputy Director shall have responsibility for other programs assigned to the National Park Service.” for original text which read “who shall be appointed by the Secretary and who shall receive a salary of $4,500 per annum.”
Change of Name

Office of National Parks, Buildings, and Reservations designated National Park Service by act Mar. 2, 1934, ch. 38, § 1,48 Stat. 389.
Department of War designated Department of the Army and title of Secretary of War changed to Secretary of the Army by section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, 61 Stat. 501. Section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, was repealed by section 53 of act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 641. Section 1 of act Aug. 10, 1956, enacted “Title 10, Armed Forces” which in sections 3010 to 3013 continued military Department of the Army under administrative supervision of Secretary of the Army.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title VIII, § 814(e)(2),Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4197, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [probably should be “paragraph (1)”, which amended this section] shall take effect on February 1, 1997, and shall apply with respect to the individual (if any) serving as the Director of the National Park Service on that date.”
Short Title of 2009 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–11, § 1(a),Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 991, provided that: “This Act [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the ‘Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009’.”
Short Title of 2008 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–229, § 1(a),May 8, 2008, 122 Stat. 754, provided that: “This Act [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the ‘Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008’.”
Short Title of 2004 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–352, § 1,Oct. 21, 2004, 118 Stat. 1395, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 1a–6, 392c, 410ggg, 410ggg–1, 430h–11, 460kkk, 470h–2, 698u–4, 1244, 1249, and 1274 of this title, enacting provisions set out as notes under this section and section 502 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, and amending provisions listed in a table of National Historic Sites and a table of National Heritage Areas set out under section 461 of this title and a table of Commemorative Works set out under section 8903 of Title 40] may be cited as the ‘National Park System Laws Technical Amendments Act of 2004’.”
Short Title of 2002 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–236, § 1,Oct. 9, 2002, 116 Stat. 1483, provided that: “This Act [amending section 460kk of this title] may be cited as the ‘Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act’.”
Short Title of 2000 Amendments

Pub. L. 106–510, § 1,Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2363, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 391b, 391d, 392c, 396b, 396c, 396d, 397 to 397b, 397d, and 1244 of this title and section 1026 of Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining, enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 391d, 396b, 396d, and 397 of this title, and amending provisions set out as notes under sections 1a–1 and 391 of this title, section 1005 of Title 30, provisions listed in a table of National Historic Sites set out under section 461 of this title, and provisions listed in a table of Wilderness Areas set out under section 1132 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adjustment Act of 2000’.”
Pub. L. 106–176, § 1(a),Mar. 10, 2000, 114 Stat. 23, provided that: “This Act [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the ‘Omnibus Parks Technical Corrections Act of 2000’.”
Short Title of 1998 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–391, title III, § 301,Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3501, provided that: “This title [amending section 1a–5 of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 1a–5 of this title] may be cited as the ‘National Park System New Areas Studies Act’.”
Short Title of 1996 Amendment

Pub. L. 104–333, § 1,Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4093, provided that: “This Act [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the ‘Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996’.”
Short Title of 1983 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–141, § 1,Oct. 31, 1983, 97 Stat. 909, provided: “That this Act [amending sections 459b–8, 459g–7, and 460x–14 of this title and sections 872, 874, 875, 880, and 885 of former Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, repealing section 433e of this title, and amending provisions set out as a note under section 433c of this title] may be cited as the ‘Public Lands and National Parks Act of 1983’.”
Short Title of 1978 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–625, § 1,Nov. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 3467, provided that: “This Act [enacting chapter 45 and sections 45f, 230 to 230i, 241g, 396d, 410y–1a, 441e–1, 459c–6b, 460m–15 to 460m–25, 460kk, 471i, and 1285a of this title, amending sections 1a–5, 1a–7, 273f, 282c, 283e, 397 to 397d, 410y–6, 410z, 410z–1, 430mm, 450mm–1, 450qq–4, 459c–1, 459c–5, 459e, 459e–1, 459e–6, 459e–9, 459h–10, 459i, 459i–9, 460l–8, 460m–14, 460o–1, 460q–9, 460u–9, 460aa–12, 460bb–1 to 460bb–4, 460ff–1, 460ff–3, 460ff–5, 460gg, 463, 469c, 470t, 698m, 1241, 1242, 1244 to 1247, 1249, 1273, 1274, 1276, 1277, 1283, and 1287 of this title, repealing sections 45a–3 and 688 of this title, enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 1a–5, 45a–1, 45f, 410z, 430nn, 430oo, 431, 461, 602, 688, 1246, 1274, and 2501 of this title, and amending provisions set out as notes under sections 431, 433c, 450bb, 461, and 1132 of this title] may be cited as the ‘National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978’.”
Short Title of 1970 Amendment

Pub. L. 91–383, § 14, as added by Pub. L. 108–352, § 10(b),Oct. 21, 2004, 118 Stat. 1397, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 1a–1 to 1a–7a of this title, amending sections 1b, 1c, 17j, 460n–5, 463, 470a, and 559 of this title, and repealing sections 10, 10a, 17b–1, and 415 of this title] may be cited as the ‘National Park System General Authorities Act’.”
Short Title

Act Aug. 25, 1916, ch. 408, § 5, as added by Pub. L. 108–352, § 10(a),Oct. 21, 2004, 118 Stat. 1397, provided that: “This Act [enacting this section and sections 2, 3, and 4 of this title and amending sections 22 and 43 of this title and section 1457 of Title 43, Public Lands] may be cited as the ‘National Park Service Organic Act’.”
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Functions of Federal Works Agency and of all agencies thereof, together with functions of Federal Works Administrator, and functions of Commissioner of Public Buildings, and Public Buildings Administration, transferred to Administrator of General Services by act June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, § 103(a),63 Stat. 380. Federal Works Agency, Office of Federal Works Administrator, Office of Commissioner of Public Buildings, and Public Building Administration abolished by section 103(b) of that act. See Historical and Revision Notes under section 303 (b) of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works. Section 303 (b) of Title 40 was amended generally by Pub. L. 109–313, § 2(a)(1),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1734, and, as so amended, no longer relates to the Federal Works Agency and Commissioner of Public Buildings. See 2006 Amendment note under section 303 of Title 40.
Branch of Buildings Management of National Park Service in Department of the Interior and its functions and personnel, except those relating to monuments and memorials, and certain functions of National Park Service in connection with public buildings in District of Columbia, together with personnel engaged exclusively in such functions, transferred to Public Buildings Administration, and functions of Secretary of the Interior and Director of National Park Service relating thereto transferred to Federal Works Administrator by Reorg. Plan No. I of 1939, §§ 301, 303, eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2729, 53 Stat. 1427, set out in the Appendix to Title 5.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission and its functions transferred to National Park Service by Reorg. Plan No. II of 1939, § 4(i), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1434, set out in the Appendix to Title 5.
Functions of administration of public buildings, reservations, national parks, national monuments, and national cemeteries, including those with respect to enumerated national cemeteries and parks of War Department located within continental limits of United States, consolidated, with certain exceptions, in National Park Service in Department of the Interior by Ex. Ord. No. 6166, set out as a note under section 901 of Title 5. Cemeteries and parks located outside of continental United States remained under War Department.
National Park Police Drug Enforcement Supplemental Authority Act

Pub. L. 99–570, title V, subtitle B (§§ 5051, 5052), Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207–156, as amended by Pub. L. 100–690, title VI, § 6254(d)(2),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4365, provided that:
“SEC. 5051. SHORT TITLE.
“This subtitle may be cited as the ‘National Park Police Drug Enforcement Supplemental Authority Act’.
“SEC. 5052. NATIONAL PARK AUTHORIZATION.
“In order to improve Federal law enforcement activities relating to the use and production of narcotics and controlled substances in National Park System units, from amounts appropriated there shall be made available to the Secretary of the Interior, in addition to sums made available under other authority of law, $3,000,000 for fiscal year 1989, and for each fiscal year thereafter, to be used for the employment and training of officers or employees of the Department of the Interior designated pursuant to section 10(b) of the Act of August 18, 1970 (16 U.S.C. 1a–6), for equipment and facilities to be used by such personnel, and for expenses related to such employment, training, equipment, and facilities.”
Codification of Laws Relating to United States Park Police; Feasibility Study and Report by Secretary of the Interior

Pub. L. 94–533, § 3,Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2494, directed Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress not later than one year after Oct. 17, 1976, a report on feasibility and desirability of enacting as a part of United States Code those provisions concerning powers, duties, functions, salaries, and benefits of officers and members of the United States Park Police force which presently are contained in several statutes and are compiled in District of Columbia Code.
National Park Centennial Commission

Pub. L. 91–332, July 10, 1970, 84 Stat. 427, provided that 1972 was to be designated by President as “National Parks Centennial Year”, in recognition in 1872 of establishment of world’s first national park at Yellowstone. There was also established a National Park Centennial Commission, composed of four members of Senate, four members of House, Secretary of the Interior, and six persons to be appointed by President. The Commission was empowered to prepare a suitable plan for commemoration of establishment of Yellowstone, to coordinate all activities under such plan, and to provide host services for a world conference on National Parks in 1972. The Commission was to submit a final report of its activities, including an accounting of funds received and expended, to Congress, not later than Dec. 31, 1973, and was to cease to exist upon submission of said report.

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36 CFR - Parks, Forests, and Public Property

36 CFR Part 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

36 CFR Part 2 - RESOURCE PROTECTION, PUBLIC USE AND RECREATION

36 CFR Part 3 - BOATING AND WATER USE ACTIVITIES

36 CFR Part 4 - VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC SAFETY

36 CFR Part 5 - COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE OPERATIONS

36 CFR Part 6 - SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SITES IN UNITS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

36 CFR Part 7 - SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

36 CFR Part 8 - LABOR STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO EMPLOYEES OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONCESSIONERS

36 CFR Part 9 - MINERALS MANAGEMENT

36 CFR Part 10 - DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN WILD ANIMALS

36 CFR Part 12 - NATIONAL CEMETERY REGULATIONS

36 CFR Part 13 - NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM UNITS IN ALASKA

36 CFR Part 20 - ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK; COMMERCIAL FISHING

36 CFR Part 25 - NATIONAL MILITARY PARKS; LICENSED GUIDE SERVICE REGULATIONS

36 CFR Part 28 - FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE: ZONING STANDARDS

36 CFR Part 34 - EL PORTAL ADMINISTRATIVE SITE REGULATIONS

36 CFR Part 51 - CONCESSION CONTRACTS

43 CFR - Public Lands: Interior

43 CFR Part 36 - TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY SYSTEMS IN AND ACROSS, AND ACCESS INTO, CONSERVATION SYSTEM UNITS IN ALASKA

 

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