16 U.S. Code § 410xx–1 - Administration

§ 410xx–1.
Administration
(a) In general

The Secretary shall administer the park in accordance with this subchapter and with the provisions of law generally applicable to units of the national park system, including the Act entitled “An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes”, approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1, 2, 3, and 4).[1]

(b) Management purposesThe park shall be managed for the following purposes, among others:
(1)
To protect and interpret a pristine subtropical marine ecosystem, including an intact coral reef community.
(2)
To protect populations of fish and wildlife, including (but not limited to) loggerhead and green sea turtles, sooty terns, frigate birds, and numerous migratory bird species.
(3)
To protect the pristine natural environment of the Dry Tortugas group of islands.
(4)
To protect, stabilize, restore, and interpret Fort Jefferson, an outstanding example of nineteenth century masonry fortification.
(5)
To preserve and protect submerged cultural resources.
(6)
In a manner consistent with paragraphs (1) through (5), to provide opportunities for scientific research.
(Pub. L. 102–525, title II, § 202, Oct. 26, 1992, 106 Stat. 3440.)


[1]  See References in Text note below.
References in Text

The Act entitled “An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes”, approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1, 2, 3, and 4), referred to in subsec. (a), is act Aug. 25, 1916, ch. 408, 39 Stat. 535, known as the National Park Service Organic Act, which enacted sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this title and provisions set out as a note under section 100101 of Title 54, National Park Service and Related Programs. Sections 1 to 4 of the Act were repealed and restated as section 1865(a) of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, and section 100101(a), chapter 1003, and sections 100751(a), 100752, 100753, and 102101 of Title 54by Pub. L. 113–287, §§ 3, 4(a)(1), 7, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3094, 3260, 3272. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables. For disposition of former sections of this title, see Disposition Table preceding section 100101 of Title 54.

 

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