Summary: H.R.1397 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (07/11/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

(Sec. 1) This bill transfers administrative jurisdiction over:

  • 0.342 acres of federal land within the boundary of the George Washington Memorial Parkway from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Transportation (DOT), and
  • 0.479 acres of federal land within the boundary of the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) adjacent to the parkway from DOT to Interior.

Interior shall prohibit the storage, construction, or installation of any items that may interfere with access by the research center to certain restricted land within the parkway boundary for security and maintenance purposes.

The transfers of administrative jurisdiction under this bill shall not be subject to reimbursement or consideration.

The National Park Service and the FHA shall comply with the agreement they entered into on September 11, 2002, regarding the transfer of administrative jurisdiction, management, and maintenance of the land specified in it.

Subject to the terms of such agreement, Interior shall allow the research center to access specified acreage of: (1) the federal land transferred to Interior for purposes of transportation to and from the research center, and (2) such such land and the restricted land for maintenance of the visual appearance of such land.

The Research Center shall maintain the restricted land.