(Pub. L. 90–543, § 9,Oct. 2, 1968, 82 Stat. 925; Pub. L. 95–91, title III, § 301(b),Aug. 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 578; Pub. L. 100–470, § 3,Oct. 4, 1988, 102 Stat. 2281; Pub. L. 104–88, title III, § 317(2),Dec. 29, 1995, 109 Stat. 949.)
References in Text
The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, referred to in subsecs. (d)(2) and (f)(2), is Pub. L. 94–579
, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2743
, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 35 (§ 1701 et seq.) of Title 43, Public Lands. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, referred to in subsec. (f)(1), is Pub. L. 96–487
, Dec. 2, 1980, 94 Stat. 2371
, as amended. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
of this title and Tables.
1995—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–88
substituted “Surface Transportation Board” for “Interstate Commerce Commission”.
1988—Subsecs. (c) to (f). Pub. L. 100–470
added subsecs. (c) to (f).
Effective Date of 1995 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 104–88
effective Jan. 1, 1996, see section 2 ofPub. L. 104–88
, set out as an Effective Date note under section
Transfer of Functions
Enforcement functions of Secretary or other official in Department of the Interior related to compliance with system activities requiring coordination and approval under this chapter and such functions of Secretary or other official in Department of Agriculture, insofar as they involve lands and programs under jurisdiction of that Department, related to compliance with this chapter with respect to pre-construction, construction, and initial operation of transportation system for Canadian and Alaskan natural gas transferred to Federal Inspector, Office of Federal Inspector for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System, until first anniversary of date of initial operation of Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System, see Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1979, §§ 102(e), (f),
, 33666, 93 Stat. 1373
, 1376, effective July 1, 1979, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. Office of Federal Inspector for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System abolished and functions and authority vested in Inspector transferred to Secretary of Energy by section 3012(b) ofPub. L. 102–486
, set out as an Abolition of Office of Federal Inspector note under section
, Commerce and Trade. Functions and authority vested in Secretary of Energy subsequently transferred to Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects by section
“Secretary of Energy” substituted for “Federal Power Commission” in subsec. (b) pursuant to Pub. L. 95–91
, § 301(b), which is classified to section
, The Public Health and Welfare.
Federal Power Commission terminated and its functions, personnel, property, funds, etc., transferred to Secretary of Energy (except for certain functions which were transferred to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) by sections
Abandoned Railroad Grants; Congressional Findings
Section 2 ofPub. L. 100–470
provided that: “Congress hereby finds that—
“(1) State and local governments have a special role to play under the National Trails System Act [16
et seq.] in acquiring and developing trails for recreation and conservation purposes.
“(2) Many miles of public land rights-of-way have been granted to the railroads by the United States, and much of this mileage could be suitable for trail use at such time as it may be abandoned.
“(3) The United States should retain any residual interest it may have in such public land rights-of-way and relinquish it, where appropriate, in favor of State and local governments or other nonprofit entities for trail purposes.”
Section 5 ofPub. L. 100–470
“(a) Nothing in this Act [amending this section and section
of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section and section
of this title] shall be construed as authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to use condemnation proceedings to retain or acquire all or any portion of a right-of-way described in this Act.
“(b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to expand or diminish existing condemnation authorities contained in the National Trails System Act, as amended [16