2004—Pub. L. 108–307 inserted section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, section authorized the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain lands for the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
1994—Pub. L. 103–437 substituted “Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives” for “Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs of the Congress of the United States”.
1989—Pub. L. 101–109 substituted “two thousand five hundred and five acres” for “two thousand four hundred and seventy-five acres” in first sentence and inserted after first sentence “The Secretary is authorized to acquire, by donation only, approximately twenty-seven acres of land or interests therein which are outside the boundary of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Proposed Bradley and Ruth Nash Addition—Harpers Ferry National Historical Park,’ dated April 1, 1989 and numbered 385–80056. Such map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, District of Columbia. When acquired, such lands or interests therein shall become a part of the park, subject to the laws and regulations applicable thereto.”
1980—Pub. L. 96–199 substituted “ ‘Boundary Map, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’, numbered 385–80,021A and dated April 1979” for “ ‘Boundary Map, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’, numbered 385–40,000D and dated April 1974” and “two thousand four hundred and seventy-five acres” for “two thousand acres”.
1974—Pub. L. 93–466 inserted reference to updated map, prohibited the Secretary from exercising any power of condemnation on lands in which a less than fee interest has been previously acquired, authorized the acquisition of land with appropriated funds and by exchange, authorized an increase in total area from 1500 to 2000 acres, and authorized the Secretary to make minor boundary changes by publication of a revised description in the Federal Register, after advising the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs.
Acquisition of Clear and Marketable Title to Additional Park Lands
Pub. L. 101–109, § 1(b), Oct. 6, 1989, 103 Stat. 681, provided that:
“Nothing in this Act [amending this section] shall be deemed to prohibit the Secretary
from using such measures as may be necessary to acquire
a clear and marketable title, free of any and all encumbrances, to the lands identified for acquisition
in paragraph (a)(2) of this Act.”
Authorization of Appropriations
Act June 30, 1944, ch. 328, § 4, 58 Stat. 646, as amended by Pub. L. 93–466, § 1(3), Oct. 24, 1974, 88 Stat. 1420; Pub. L. 95–625, title I, § 101(14), Nov. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 3471; Pub. L. 96–199, title I, § 108(2), Mar. 5, 1980, 94 Stat. 69, provided that:
to such sums as have heretofore been appropriated, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act [sections 450bb
of this title], but not more than $1,600,000 for the acquisition
of lands and interests in lands,
and not more than $12,385,000 for development.”