16 U.S. Code § 7a - Airports in national parks, monuments and recreation areas; construction, etc.
The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter called the “Secretary”) is authorized to plan, acquire, establish, construct, enlarge, improve, maintain, equip, operate, regulate, and protect airports in the continental United States in, or in close proximity to, national parks, national monuments, and national recreation areas, when such airports are determined by him to be necessary to the proper performance of the functions of the Department of the Interior: Provided, That no such airport shall be acquired, established, or constructed by the Secretary unless such airport is included in the then current revision of the national airport plan formulated by the Secretary of Transportation pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Airport Act: Provided further, That the operation and maintenance of such airports shall be in accordance with the standards, rules, or regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation.
Source(Mar. 18, 1950, ch. 72, § 1,64 Stat. 27; Pub. L. 85–726, title XIV, § 1402(e),Aug. 23, 1958, 72 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 91–258, title I, § 52(b)(1),May 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 235.)
References in Text
The Federal Airport Act, referred to in text, is act May 13, 1946, ch. 251, 60 Stat. 170, as amended, which was classified to chapter 14 (§ 1101 et seq.) of former Title 49, Transportation. The Act was repealed by section 52(a) of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–258, title I, May 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 235). See chapter 471 of Title 49, Transportation.
1970—Pub. L. 91–258substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency” in two places.
1958—Pub. L. 85–726substituted “Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency” for “Administrator of Civil Aeronautics” in two places.
Effective Date of 1958 Amendment
Section 1505(2) ofPub. L. 85–726provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 85–726is effective on 60th day following date on which the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency first appointed under Pub. L. 85–726qualifies and takes office. The Administrator was appointed, qualified and took office on Oct. 31, 1958.
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