of this title, referred to in subsec. (c), were repealed by Pub. L. 94–579
, title VII, § 702,Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2787
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–579
, § 212(a), inserted provisions requiring lands proposed to be disposed not to be of national significance nor more than reasonably necessary for the proposed use, provisions relating to proposals of over 640 acres, and provisions relating to participation by affected individuals.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 94–579
, § 212(b), in cl. (A) inserted reference to State political subdivision and struck out limitation of three sites, limitation of six sites for calendar years 1960, 1961, and 1962, and proviso for additional sites where conveyances in one year did not meet the authorized number, in cl. (B) substituted “nonprofit corporation or nonprofit association” for “political subdivision of a State”, and in cl. (C) substituted provisions relating to authorization for a calendar year, for provisions authorizing six hundred and forty acres to any nonprofit corporation or association.
1960—Subsec. (b)(i)(A). Pub. L. 86–755
inserted “or the State park agency or any other agency having jurisdiction over the State park system of said State designated by the Governor of that State as its sole representative for acceptance of lands under this provision,” after “State” and inserted proviso.
1959—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 86–292
substituted acreage limitations making special allowances to States for recreational areas for provision which limited conveyance to 640 acres to any one grantee in any one calendar year.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 86–66
substituted provisions making sections
of this title inapplicable, except insofar as those sections apply to leases of land to States and counties and to State and Federal instrumentalities and political subdivisions and to municipal corporations, to revested Oregon and California Railroad grant lands and reconveyed Coos Bay Wagon Road grant lands in the State of Oregon, for provisions which made those sections inapplicable to the revested Oregon and California Railroad grant lands and reconveyed Coos Bay Wagon Road grant lands.
1954—Act June 4, 1954, divided provisions of act June 14, 1926, on which this section is based, into separate sections (now set out as this section and sections
of this title), and changed provisions generally to broaden authority of Secretary of the Interior to dispose of public lands for public purposes (1) by including provisions for disposal thereof to Territories (including Alaska), other political subdivisions, and nonprofit corporations and associations rather than to States, counties, and municipalities only, (2) by permitting the disposal thereof for “public” purposes, rather than merely for “recreational” purposes as theretofore, (3) by striking out “nonmineral” in describing the lands which may be so disposed of, (4) by inserting limitation provisions set out in subsecs. (b) and (c) of this section, (5) by amending and transferring to section 2 of that act (section
of this title) provisions governing methods of, and conditions with respect to the, disposing of the lands for those purposes (see Prior Provisions note set out under section
of this title), including provision for the reservation of mineral deposits, (6) by amending and transferring to section 3 of that act (section
of this title) provisions with respect to reversion of the lands to the United States in certain cases (see Prior Provisions note set out under section
of this title), (7) by enacting, as section 4 of that act, provisions set out as section
of this title, and (8) by inserting provision in this section that disposals should be made “upon application by a duly qualified applicant” under section
of this title.
Pub. L. 86–755
provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 86–755
is effective Sept. 21, 1959.
Pub. L. 100–648
, § 1,Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3813
, provided that: “This Act [amending section
of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under section
of this title] may be cited as the ‘Recreation and Public Purposes Amendment Act of 1988’.”
Act June 14, 1926, ch. 578, 44 Stat. 741
, which enacted sections
of this title, is popularly known as the “Recreation and Public Purposes Act”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 94–579
not to be construed as terminating any valid lease, permit, patent, etc., existing on Oct. 21, 1976, see section 701 ofPub. L. 94–579
, set out as a note under section
of this title.