16 USC Sec. 460                                             01/05/2009




    Sec. 460. Natchez Trace Parkway


      All lands and easements heretofore and hereafter conveyed to the
    United States by the States of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee
    for the right-of-way for the projected parkway between Natchez,
    Mississippi, and Nashville, Tennessee, together with sites acquired
    or to be acquired for recreational areas in connection therewith,
    and a right-of-way for said parkway of a width sufficient to
    include the highway and all bridges, ditches, cuts, and fills
    appurtenant thereto, but not exceeding a maximum of two hundred
    feet through Government-owned lands (except that where small
    parcels of Government-owned lands would otherwise be isolated, or
    where topographic conditions or scenic requirements are such that
    bridges, ditches, cuts, fills, parking overlooks, and landscape
    development could not reasonably be confined to a width of two
    hundred feet, the said maximum may be increased to such width as
    may be necessary, with the written approval of the department or
    agency having jurisdiction over such lands) as designated on maps
    heretofore or hereafter approved by the Secretary of the Interior,
    shall be known as the Natchez Trace Parkway and shall be
    administered and maintained by the Secretary of the Interior
    through the National Park Service, subject to the provisions of
    sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this title, the provisions of which
    sections, as amended and supplemented, are extended over and made
    applicable to said parkway: Provided, That the Secretary of
    Agriculture is authorized, with the concurrence of the Secretary of
    the Interior, to connect with said parkway such roads and trails as
    may be necessary for the protection, administration, or utilization
    of adjacent and nearby national forests and the resources thereof:
    And provided further, That the Forest Service and the National Park
    Service shall, insofar as practicable, coordinate and correlate
    such recreational developments as each may plan, construct, or
    permit to be constructed, on lands within their respective
    jurisdictions, which, by mutual agreement, should be given special
    treatment for recreational purposes.


    (May 18, 1938, ch. 251, Sec. 1, 52 Stat. 407.)


      For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and
    agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to
    Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan
    No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64
    Stat. 1262, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government
    Organization and Employees.
      Functions of Administrator of General Services transferred to
    Secretary of Commerce by Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1949, Sec. 2, eff.
    Aug. 20, 1949, 14 F.R. 5228, 63 Stat. 1070, set out in the Appendix
    to Title 5.
      Functions, powers, and duties of Secretary of Commerce and other
    officers and offices of Department of Commerce relating generally
    to highways under Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1949 transferred to and
    vested in Secretary of Transportation by Pub. L. 89-670, Sec.
    6(a)(1)(M), Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 938. Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1949
    was amended by section 2(b) of Pub. L. 97-449, Jan. 12, 1983, 96
    Stat. 2439, to reflect such transfer.
      Functions of Federal Works Agency and of all agencies thereof,
    together with functions of Federal Works Administrator transferred
    to Administrator of General Services by section 103(a) of act June
    30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, 63 Stat. 380. Both Federal Works Agency
    and office of Federal Works Administrator abolished by section
    103(b) of that act. See Historical and Revision Notes under section
    303(b) of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works. Section
    303(b) of Title 40 was amended generally by Pub. L. 109-313, Sec.
    2(a)(1), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1734, and, as so amended, no
    longer relates to the Federal Works Agency and Commissioner of
    Public Buildings. See 2006 Amendment note under section 303 of
    Title 40.
      Transfer of functions by act June 30, 1949, as effective July 1,
    1949, see section 605, formerly Sec. 505, of act June 30, 1949, ch.
    288, 63 Stat. 403; renumbered by act Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, Sec.
    6(a), (b), 64 Stat. 583.


      Pub. L. 106-527, Nov. 22, 2000, 114 Stat. 2515, provided that:
      "In this Act:
        "(1) Parkway. - The term 'Parkway' means the Natchez Trace
      Parkway, Mississippi.
        "(2) Secretary. - The term 'Secretary' means the Secretary of
      the Interior.
      "(a) In General. - The Secretary shall adjust the boundary of the
    Parkway to include approximately -
        "(1) 150 acres of land, as generally depicted on the map
      entitled 'Alternative Alignments/Area', numbered 604-20062A and
      dated May 1998; and
        "(2) 80 acres of land, as generally depicted on the map
      entitled 'Emerald Mound Development Concept Plan', numbered 604-
      20042E and dated August 1987.
      "(b) Maps. - The maps referred to in subsection (a) shall be on
    file and available for public inspection in the office of the
    Director of the National Park Service.
      "(c) Acquisition. - The Secretary may acquire the land described
    in subsection (a) by donation, purchase with donated or
    appropriated funds, or exchange (including exchange with the State
    of Mississippi, local governments, and private persons).
      "(d) Administration. - Land acquired under this section shall be
    administered by the Secretary as part of the Parkway.
      "The Secretary, acting through the Superintendent of the Parkway,
    may lease land within the boundary of the Parkway to the city of
    Natchez, Mississippi, for any purpose compatible with the Parkway.
      "There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are
    necessary to carry out this Act."
      Pub. L. 85-746, Aug. 25, 1958, 72 Stat. 839, provided: "That the
    Secretary of the Interior is authorized to enter into an agreement
    with the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District which shall
    provide for the district, upon terms and conditions which the
    Secretary determines are in the public interest, to relocate those
    portions of sections 3-O and 3-N of the Natchez Trace Parkway in
    Madison County, Mississippi, required in connection with the Pearl
    River Reservoir.
      "Sec. 2. To cooperate in the relocation, the Secretary of the
    Interior is authorized to transfer to the Pearl River Valley Water
    Supply District the aforesaid portions of the existing Natchez
    Trace Parkway lands and roadway in exchange for the contemporaneous
    transfer to the United States of relocated parkway lands and
    roadway situated and constructed in accordance with the terms and
    conditions of the agreement authorized by the first section of this
    Act: Provided, That such exchange shall be made on the basis of
    approximately equal values.
      "Sec. 3. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept
    and to use until expended without additional authority any funds
    provided by the district for the purpose of this Act pursuant to
    agreement with the Secretary of the Interior, and any such funds
    shall be placed in a separate account in the Treasury which shall
    be available for such purpose."
                           LANDS IN FRENCH CAMP
      The Secretary of the Interior was authorized to relinquish or
    modify certain restrictions upon the use of privately owned lands
    in the village of French Camp along the Natchez Trace Parkway by
    act Jan. 7, 1941, ch. 939, 54 Stat. 1227.
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