TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION
CHAPTER 1 - NATIONAL PARKS, MILITARY PARKS, MONUMENTS, AND SEASHORES
SUBCHAPTER LXV - NATIONAL PARKWAYS
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.)
TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS
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
EFFECTIVE DATE OF TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS
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.
ADJUSTMENT OF BOUNDARY OF PARKWAY
Pub. L. 106-527, Nov. 22, 2000, 114 Stat. 2515, provided that:
"SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS.
"In this Act:
"(1) Parkway. - The term 'Parkway' means the Natchez Trace
"(2) Secretary. - The term 'Secretary' means the Secretary of
"SEC. 2. BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT AND LAND ACQUISITION.
"(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.
"SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF LEASING.
"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.
"SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
"There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are
necessary to carry out this Act."
RELOCATION OF PORTIONS OF PARKWAY
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
"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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