16 U.S. Code § 460ff–2. Land acquisition plan

(a) Submission to Congressional committees; time; contentsWithin one year after December 27, 1974, the Secretary shall submit, in writing, to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs and to the Committees on Appropriations of the United States Congress a detailed plan which shall indicate:
the lands and areas which he deems essential to the protection and public enjoyment of this park,
the lands which he has previously acquired by purchase, donation, exchange, or transfer for the purpose of this park, and
the annual acquisition program (including the level of funding) which he recommends for the ensuing five fiscal years.
(b) Congressional intent for land acquisition completion

It is the express intent of the Congress that the Secretary should substantially complete the land acquisition program contemplated by this subchapter within six years after December 27, 1974.


2000—Subsec. (a)(i), (ii). Pub. L. 106–291 substituted “park” for “recreation area”.

Change of Name

Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the Senate abolished and replaced by Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, effective Feb. 11, 1977. See Rule XXV of Standing Rules of the Senate, as amended by Senate Resolution No. 4 (popularly cited as the “Committee System Reorganization Amendments of 1977”), approved Feb. 4, 1977.

Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives changed to Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives on Jan. 5, 1993, by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Third Congress.