16 U.S. Code § 1249 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1249.
Authorization of appropriations
(a) Appalachian and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trails
(1)
There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the acquisition of lands or interests in lands not more than $5,000,000 for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and not more than $500,000 for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. From the appropriations authorized for fiscal year 1979 and succeeding fiscal years pursuant to chapter 2003 of title 54, not more than the following amounts may be expended for the acquisition of lands and interests in lands authorized to be acquired pursuant to the provisions of this chapter: for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, not to exceed $30,000,000 for fiscal year 1979, $30,000,000 for fiscal year 1980, and $30,000,000 for fiscal year 1981, except that the difference between the foregoing amounts and the actual appropriations in any one fiscal year shall be available for appropriation in subsequent fiscal years.
(2)
It is the express intent of the Congress that the Secretary should substantially complete the land acquisition program necessary to insure the protection of the Appalachian Trail within three complete fiscal years following March 21, 1978.
(b) Land deemed to qualify for funding

For the purposes of Public Law 95–42 (91 Stat. 211), the lands and interests therein acquired pursuant to this section shall be deemed to qualify for funding under the provisions of section 1, clause 2, of said Act.

(c) Authorization of appropriations
(1) In general

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter relating to the trails designated by section 1244(a) of this title.

(2) Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
(A) In generalWith respect to the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (referred to in this paragraph as the “trail”) designated by section 1244(a)(12) of this title
(i)
not more than $500,000 shall be appropriated for the acquisition of land or interests in land for the trail; and
(ii)
not more than $2,000,000 shall be appropriated for the development of the trail.
(B) Participation by volunteer trail groups

The administering agency for the trail shall encourage volunteer trail groups to participate in the development of the trail.

References in Text

Public Law 95–42 (91 Stat. 211), referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 95–42, June 10, 1977, 91 Stat. 210, which, to the extent classified to the Code, amended former sections 460

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–5, 460
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–7, and 460
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–9 of this title. Section 1, clause 2 of said Act amended former section 460
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–7 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Amendments

2014—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 113–287 substituted “chapter 2003 of title 54” for “the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (78 Stat. 897), as amended”.

2009—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–11 added subsec. (c) and struck out former subsec. (c) which appropriated such sums as necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter relating to the trails designated by section 1244(a) of this title.

2004—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 108–352 substituted “the Ice Age” for “The Ice Age”.

1996—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 104–333 struck out at end “Until the entire acquisition program is completed, he shall transmit in writing at the close of each fiscal year the following information to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives:

“(A) the amount of land acquired during the fiscal year and the amount expended therefor;

“(B) the estimated amount of land remaining to be acquired; and

“(C) the amount of land planned for acquisition in the ensuing fiscal year and the estimated cost thereof.”

1994—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 103–437 in introductory provisions substituted “Natural Resources” for “Interior and Insular Affairs” after “Committee on”.

1990—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 101–365 amended first sentence generally. Prior to amendment, first sentence read as follows: “There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 1983 and subsequent fiscal years such sums as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter relating to the trails designated by paragraphs (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (15), and (16) of section 1244(a) of this title.”

1987—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 100–192 substituted “, (10), (11), (12), (13), (15), and (16)” for “through (13) and (15)”.

Pub. L. 100–35 inserted “and (15)” after “(13)”.

1983—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 98–11, § 209(1), (2), inserted “(a)(1)” before “There are hereby authorized to be appropriated” at beginning of undesignated opening paragraph, and substituted “for the” for “(a) The” before “Appalachian National Scenic Trail” at beginning of former subsec. (a).

Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 98–11, § 209(3), (4), inserted “(2)” before sentence beginning “It is the express intent of the Congress” and substituted “protection of the Appalachian Trail” for “protection of the Trail”.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98–11, § 209(5), designated existing provisions as par. (1), inserted provision that funds may be expended for the acquisition of lands or interests therein for the purpose of providing for one trail interpretation site, as described in section 1246(c) of this title, and added par. (2).

1980—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–370 substituted “(7), (8), (9), and (10)” for “(7), and (8)” and inserted reference to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Pub. L. 96–199 inserted references to the North Country National Scenic Trail in two places, once by its full name and once by the designation as the trail “designated by” section 1244(a)(8) of this title, substituted “appropriated prior to October 1, 1978” for “appropriated prior to October 1, 1979”, and substituted “no funds may be expended by Federal agencies for the acquisition of lands or interests in lands outside the exterior boundaries of existing Federal area” for “no funds may be expended for the acquisition of lands or interests in lands”.

1978—Pub. L. 95–248 inserted provisions relating to determinations respecting appropriations authorized for fiscal year 1979 and succeeding fiscal years.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–625 struck out par. (1) designation, substituted “in subsequent fiscal years” for “in the subsequent fiscal year” and struck out par. (2) which provided for transmission of a report to Congressional committees by the Appalachian Trail Conference at the close of each fiscal year, until entire acquisition program was completed, covering conduct of negotiations for acquisition program and whether larger interests in land were being acquired than were necessary for the purposes of this chapter.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–625 added subsec. (c).

Effective Date of Appropriation Authorizations Under Pub. L. 98–11; Contract Authority

Pub. L. 98–11, title I, § 101, Mar. 28, 1983, 97 Stat. 42, provided that:

“Authorizations of appropriations under this Act [enacting section 1241 of this title] shall be effective only for the fiscal year beginning on October 1, 1983, and subsequent fiscal years. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, authority to enter into contracts, and to make payments, under this Act shall be effective only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts.”sections 1250 and 1251 of this title, amending this section andsections 1241 to 1247 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under

Appropriations for Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail and Ice Age National Scenic Trail; Effective Date; Contract Authority

Pub. L. 96–370, § 2, Oct. 3, 1980, 94 Stat. 1360, provided that:

“Authorizations of moneys to be appropriated under this Act [amending October 1, 1981. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, authority to enter into contracts, to incur obligations, or to make payments under this Act shall be effective only to the extent, and in such amounts, as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts.”sections 1244 and 1249 of this title] shall be effective on

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