16 U.S. Code § 7b - Acquisition of lands for airport use; contracts for operation and maintenance

In order to carry out the purposes of sections 7a to 7e of this title, the Secretary is authorized to acquire necessary lands and interests in or over lands; to contract for the construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of airports and incidental facilities; to enter into agreements with other public agencies providing for the construction, operation, or maintenance of airports by such other public agencies or jointly by the Secretary and such other public agencies upon mutually satisfactory terms; and to enter into such other agreements and take such other action with respect to such airports as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of said sections: Provided, That nothing in said sections shall be held to authorize the Secretary to acquire any land, or interest in or over land, by purchase, condemnation, grant, or lease without first obtaining the consent of the Governor of the State, and the consent of the State political subdivision in which such land is located: And provided further, That the authorization herein granted shall not exceed $3,500,000.


(Mar. 18, 1950, ch. 72, § 2,64 Stat. 28; Pub. L. 89–763, Nov. 5, 1966, 80 Stat. 1313.)

1966—Pub. L. 89–763substituted “$3,500,000” for “$2,000,000”.

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