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16 U.S. Code § 433c - Acceptance of donations of lands and funds; acquisition of land

After the said peace memorial has been established as provided in section 433a of this title the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept donations of land, interests in land, buildings, structures, and other property as may be donated for the extension and improvement of the said peace memorial, and donations of funds for the purchase and maintenance thereof, the title and evidence of title to lands acquired to be satisfactory to the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That he may acquire on behalf of the United States out of any donated funds by purchase when purchasable at prices deemed by him reasonable, otherwise by condemnation under the provisions of section 3113 of title 40, such tracts of land within the said peace memorial as may be necessary for the completion thereof. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to purchase with appropriated funds not to exceed four acres of land, or interests in land, for addition to the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.

(June 2, 1936, ch. 477, § 3, 49 Stat. 1394; Pub. L. 92–568, §§ 1, 2, Oct. 26, 1972, 86 Stat. 1181, 1182.)
Editorial Notes

Section 3113 of title 40” substituted in text for “the Act of August 1, 1888” on authority of Pub. L. 107–217, § 5(c), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1303, the first section of which enacted Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.


1972—Pub. L. 92–568, § 2, authorized acquisition of an additional four acres of land.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Change of Name

“Peace memorial” substituted in text for “national monument” to conform to redesignation of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial National Monument as Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial provided in section 1 of Pub. L. 92–568, classified to section 433f–1 of this title.

Authorization of Appropriations

Pub. L. 92–568, § 4, Oct. 26, 1972, 86 Stat. 1182, as amended by Pub. L. 95–625, title I, § 101(21), Nov. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 3472; Pub. L. 98–141, § 7(a), Oct. 31, 1983, 97 Stat. 910; Pub. L. 98–181, title I, Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1294, provided that:

“There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act [enacting section 433f–1, amending sections 433a to 433c and 433e, and repealing section 433d of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note hereunder], but not more than $370,000 shall be appropriated for the acquisition of lands and interests in lands and not more than $10,500,000 shall be appropriated for development. The sums authorized in this section shall be available for acquisition and development undertaken subsequent to the approval of this Act [such sections].”
Executive Documents
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.