16 U.S. Code § 459r - Disposition of recreational demonstration projects

§ 459r.
Disposition of recreational demonstration projects

Except as provided in section 459s of this title, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, with the approval of the President, to convey or lease to the States or to the political subdivisions thereof, without consideration, any or all of the recreational demonstration projects and lands, improvements, and equipment comprised within such projects transferred to him by Executive Order Numbered 7496, dated November 14, 1936, or any parts of such projects, when in his judgment such grantees or lessees are adequately prepared to administer, operate, and maintain such project areas for public park, recreational, and conservation purposes, or he may, with the approval of the President, transfer to other Federal agencies any of the aforesaid recreational demonstration areas that may be of use to such agencies.

(June 6, 1942, ch. 380, § 1, 56 Stat. 326.)
Delegation of Functions

For delegation to Secretary of the Interior of authority vested in President by this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 10752, Feb. 12, 1958, 23 F.R. 973, set out as a note under section 715j of Title 15, Commerce and Trade.

Silver Creek Project

Act July 30, 1947, ch. 351, 61 Stat. 519, provided:

“That, in order to carry out the purposes of the act of June 6, 1942 [56 Stat. 326; sections 459r to 459t of this title], relating to the disposition of recreational demonstration areas, and to effectuate the transfer to the State of Oregon, pursuant to that act, of the Silver Creek recreational demonstration project, the following-described revested Oregon and California Railroad grant lands shall hereafter be administered as a part of the Silver Creek recreational demonstration project and shall be subject to all of the provisions of the aforesaid Act of June 6, 1942:
“willamette meridian“Township 8 south, range 1 east:
“Section 13,
east half southeast quarter and southeast quarter northeast quarter;
“Section 25,
all;
“Section 35,
north half northeast quarter northeast quarter and north half south half northeast quarter northeast quarter;

“Township 8 south, range 2 east:

“Section 17,
south half southwest quarter and northwest quarter southwest quarter;
“Section 19,
lots 3, 4, and northeast quarter;
“Section 29,
west half; and
“Section 31,
north half;
comprising one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one and ninety-three one-hundredths acres.
“Sec. 2.
The following-described lands also shall become a part of the Silver Creek recreational demonstration project and shall be subject to the provisions of the act of June 6, 1942, upon acquisition of title thereto by the Oregon and California Revested Lands Administration:
“willamette meridian

“Township 8 south, range 1 east: Section 36, northeast quarter, northeast quarter northwest quarter, north half southeast quarter northwest quarter, north half south half southeast quarter northwest quarter, north half northwest quarter northwest quarter, and north half south half northwest quarter northwest quarter; comprising two hundred and sixty acres.”

Ex. Ord. No. 7496. Transfer of Recreational Demonstration Projects

Ex. Ord. No. 7496, Nov. 14, 1936, 1 F.R. 1946, provided:

By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by Title II of the National Industrial Recovery Act (48 Stat. 200) (title 15, sections 701 to 712), the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 (49 Stat. 115), and the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1936 (Public, No. 739, 74th Congress), (title 15, ch. 16 note) I hereby order as follows:

1. There is transferred from the Resettlement Administration to the Secretary of the Interior (a) all the real and personal property or any interest therein, together with all contracts, options, rights and interests, books, papers, memoranda, records, etc., acquired by the Resettlement Administration in connection with the recreational demonstration projects set forth in the attached schedule with funds appropriated or made available to carry out the provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act by the Fourth Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1933 (48 Stat. 274, 275), and by the Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935 (48 Stat. 1055), and with funds appropriated by the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 (49 Stat. 115), and by the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1936 (Public No. 739, 74th Congress), (title 15, ch. 16 note) and (b) all personnel, whether in the District of Columbia or elsewhere, now employed in connection with the acquisition of land for those recreational demonstration projects, together with all administration personnel records pertaining to the employees transferred, and to those employees engaged in development activities as of July 31, 1936, who were released by the Resettlement Administration on that date to permit the Department of the Interior to enter them on its rolls as of August 1.

2. There is transferred and allocated to the Secretary of the Interior all balances of appropriations heretofore made available to or allotted for expenditure by the Resettlement Administration both for acquiring land for the recreational demonstration projects set forth in the attached schedule and for developing those projects, under the said National Industrial Recovery Act, Fourth Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1933, Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935, Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, and Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1936, to be used for the purposes for which such funds were made available or allotted to the Resettlement Administration. The Secretary of the Interior shall assume all outstanding obligations, commitments, and encumbrances heretofore incurred by the Resettlement Administration in connection with the said projects.

3. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, through the National Park Service, to complete and administer the projects transferred to him by this Executive Order and to exercise with respect to any real or personal property or any interest therein, contracts, options, rights and interests, books, papers, memoranda, and records acquired in connection with such projects, all the powers and functions given to the Resettlement Administration in connection therewith by Executive Orders Nos. 7027 and 7028 of April 30, 1935, and April 30, 1935, respectively.

4. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the administrative functions transferred and delegated to him by this Executive Order.

Schedule of Recreational Demonstration Projects

OP No.

RA No.

Name

65–11–24

LD–ME–2

Camden Hills

56–143

LP–ME–2

Camden Hills

65–11–25

LD–ME–3

Acadia

56–144

LP–ME–3

Acadia

65–25–340

LD–MD–4

Catoctin

56–147

LP–MD–4

Catoctin

65–13–145

LD–NH–1

Bear Brook

56–183

LP–NH–1

Bear Brook

65–23–3466

LD–PA–6

Racoon Creek

56–232

LP–PA–6

Racoon Creek

65–23–3467

LD–PA–7

French Creek

56–233

LP–PA–7

French Creek

65–23–3468

LD–PA–8

Laurel Hill

56–234

LP–PA–8

Laurel Hill

65–23–3469

LD–PA–11

Blue Knob

56–235

LP–PA–11

Blue Knob

65–23–3470

LD–PA–12

Hickory Run

56–236

LP–PA–12

Hickory Run

65–16–365

LD–RI–2

Beach Pond

56–238

LP–RI–2

Beach Pond

65–51–3019

LD–MI–4

Waterloo

56–152

LP–MI–4

Waterloo

65–51–3020

LD–MI–6

Yankee Springs

56–153

LP–MI–6

Yankee Springs

65–71–4637

LD–MN–7

St. Croix

56–160

LP–MN–7

St. Croix

65–54–1683

LD–IL–5

Pere Marquette

56–126

LP–IL–5

Pere Marquette

65–52–2067

LD–IN–5

Versailles

56–129

LP–IN–5

Versailles

65–52–2068

LD–IN–6

Winemac

56–130

LP–IN–6

Winemac

65–55–2838

LD–MO–6

Lake of the Ozarks

56–167

LP–MO–6

Lake of the Ozarks

65–55–2839

LD–MO–7

Cuivre River

56–168

LP–MO–7

Cuivre River

65–55–2840

LD–MO–8

Montserrat

56–169

LP–MO–8

Montserrat

65–43–1491

LD–KY–4

Otter Creek

56–136

LP–KY–4

Otter Creek

65–32–1133

LD–NC–8

Crabtree Creek

56–203

LP–NC–8

Crabtree Creek

65–32–1134

LD–NC–11

Appalachian National Parkway (Blue Ridge Parkway)

56–204

LP–NC–11

Appalachian National Parkway (Blue Ridge Parkway)

65–44–1315

LD–TN–11

Montgomery Bell

56–266

LP–TN–11

Montgomery Bell

65–44–1316

LD–TN–12

Shelby Forest Park

56–267

LP–TN–12

Shelby Forest Park

65–44–1317

LD–TN–13

Falls Creek Falls

56–268

LP–TN–13

Falls Creek Falls

65–31–1155

LD–VA–5

Swift Creek

56–277

LP–VA–5

Swift Creek

65–31–1156

LD–VA–6

Chopawamsic

56–278

LP–VA–6

Chopawamsic

65–31–1158

LD–VA–7

Shenandoah National Park

56–279

LP–VA–7

Shenandoah National Park

65–31–1516

LD–VA–8

Appalachian National Park

56–280

LP–VA–8

Appalachian National Park

65–31–1157

LD–VA–9

Bull Run

56–281

LP–VA–9

Bull Run

65–31–1159

LD–VA–13

Waysides

56–282

LP–VA–13

Waysides

65–61–1184

LD–AL–11

Oak Mountain

56–96

LP–AL–11

Oak Mountain

65–34–3167

LD–GA–9

Hard Labor Creek

56–120

LP–GA–9

Hard Labor Creek

65–34–3168

LD–GA–11

Alex Stephens Memorial

56–121

LP–GA–11

Alex Stephens Memorial

65–34–3169

LD–GA–12

Pine Mountain

56–122

LP–GA–12

Pine Mountain

65–33–1838

LD–SC–7

Cheraw

56–243

LP–SC–7

Cheraw

65–33–1839

LD–SC–8

Kings Mountain

56–244

LP–SC–8

Kings Mountain

65–33–1840

LD–SC–12

Waysides

56–245

LP–SC–12

Waysides

65–73–221

LD–ND–12

Roosevelt Park

56–216

LP–ND–12

Roosevelt Park

65–74–1475

LD–SD–14

Badlands

56–259

LP–SD–14

Badlands

65–74–1476

LD–SD–15

Custer Park

56–260

LP–SD–15

Custer Park

65–65–695

LD–OK–9

Lake Murray

56–225

LP–OK–9

Lake Murray

65–03–1801

LD–CF–5

Mendocino Woodlands

56–104

LP–CF–5

Mendocino Woodlands

65–83–245

LD–WY–2

Lake Guernsey

56–297

LP–WY–2

Lake Guernsey

65–94–677

LD–OR–4

Silver Creek

56–299

LP–OR–4

Silver Creek

65–85–932

LD–NM–14

White Sands

56–197

LP–NM–14

White Sands

 

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