23 U.S. Code § 306 - Mapping
(a) In General.— In carrying out the provisions of this title, the Secretary shall, wherever practicable, authorize the use of photogrammetric methods in mapping, and the utilization of commercial enterprise for such services.
(b) Guidance.— The Secretary shall issue guidance to encourage States to utilize, to the maximum extent practicable, private sector sources for surveying and mapping services for projects under this title. In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary shall recommend appropriate roles for State government and private mapping and surveying activities, including—
(2) research in surveying and mapping instrumentation and procedures and technology transfer to the private sector;
(3) providing technical guidance, coordination, and administration of State surveying and mapping activities; and
Source(Pub. L. 85–767, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 913; Pub. L. 104–59, title III, § 321,Nov. 28, 1995, 109 Stat. 590; Pub. L. 112–141, div. A, title I, § 1517(a),July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 574.)
2012—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–141, § 1517(a)(1), substituted “shall” for “may”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–141, § 1517(a)(2), substituted “State government and” for “State and” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–141, § 1517(a)(3), added subsec. (c).
1995—Pub. L. 104–59designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment
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