16 U.S. Code § 698s - Acquisition
(1) In general
Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Secretary is authorized to acquire lands, waters, and interests in lands and waters within the boundaries of the Preserve by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange.
(2) Consent of the owner
The Secretary may not acquire lands, waters, or interests in lands and waters for the Preserve without the consent of the owner.
(b) Negotiations for acquisition
(1) Commencement of negotiations
(2) Report to Congress
Not later than 1 year after October 21, 1992, the Secretary shall submit, in writing, a detailed schedule of actions and a progress report regarding the acquisition to—
(3) Acquisition deadline
(c) Environmental audits
(1) Availability to owner
(2) Inclusion in documents transferring title
Any audit described in paragraph (1), and any environmental audit performed by the owner of the property and submitted to the Secretary prior to the date of the acquisition, shall be included as part of the documents transferring title to the property to the United States.
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