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 						   Calendar No. 538

115th Congress}                                            { Report
                                 SENATE
  2d Session  }                                            { 115-319

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            ACADIA NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY CLARIFICATION ACT

                                _______
                                

                August 15, 2018.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

  Ms. Murkowski, from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 2102]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to which was 
referred the bill (S. 2102) to clarify the boundary of Acadia 
National Park, and for other purposes, having considered the 
same, reports favorably thereon with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute and recommends that the bill, as amended, do 
pass.

                               Amendments

    The amendment is as follows:
    Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Acadia National Park Boundary 
Clarification Act''.

SEC. 2. ACADIA NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY CLARIFICATION.

    Section 101 of Public Law 99-420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note) is amended--
          (1) in the first sentence, by striking ``In order to'' and 
        inserting the following:
    ``(a) Boundaries.--Subject to subsections (b) and (c)(2), to'';
          (2) in the second sentence--
                  (A) by striking ``The map shall be on file'' and 
                inserting the following:
    ``(c) Availability and Revisions of Maps.--
          ``(1) Availability.--The map, together with the map described 
        in subsection (b)(1) and any revised boundary map published 
        under paragraph (2), if applicable, shall be--
                  ``(A) on file''; and
                  (B) by striking ``Interior, and it shall be made'' 
                and inserting the following: ``Interior; and
                  ``(B) made'';
          (3) by inserting after subsection (a) (as designated by 
        paragraph (1)) the following:
    ``(b) Schoodic Peninsula Addition.--
          ``(1) In general.--The boundary of the Park is confirmed to 
        include approximately 1,441 acres of land and interests in 
        land, as depicted on the map entitled `Acadia National Park, 
        Hancock County, Maine, Schoodic Peninsula Boundary Revision', 
        numbered 123/129102, and dated July 10, 2015.
          ``(2) Ratification and approval of acquisitions of land.--
        Congress ratifies and approves--
                  ``(A) effective as of September 26, 2013, the 
                acquisition by the United States of the land and 
                interests in the land described in paragraph (1); and
                  ``(B) effective as of the date on which the 
                alteration occurred, any alteration of the land or 
                interests in the land described in paragraph (1) that 
                is held or claimed by the United States (including 
                conversion of the land to fee simple interest) that 
                occurred after the date described in subparagraph 
                (A).'';and
          (4) in subsection (c) (as designated by paragraph (2)(A)), by 
        adding at the end the following:
          ``(2) Technical and limited revisions.--Subject to section 
        102(k), notwithstanding any other provision of this section, 
        the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this title as the 
        `Secretary'), by publication in the Federal Register of a 
        revised boundary map or other description, may make--
                  ``(A) such technical boundary revisions as the 
                Secretary determines to be appropriate to the permanent 
                boundaries of the Park (including any property of the 
                Park located within the Schoodic Peninsula and Isle Au 
                Haut districts) to resolve issues resulting from causes 
                such as survey error or changed road alignments; and
                  ``(B) such limited boundary revisions as the 
                Secretary determines to be appropriate to the permanent 
                boundaries of the Park to take into account 
                acquisitions or losses, by exchange, donation, or 
                purchase from willing sellers using donated or 
                appropriated funds, of land adjacent to or within the 
                Park, respectively, in any case in which the total 
                acreage of the land to be so acquired or lost is less 
                than 10 acres, subject to the condition that--
                          ``(i) any such boundary revision shall not be 
                        a part of a more-comprehensive boundary 
                        revision; and
                          ``(ii) all such boundary revisions, 
                        considered collectively with any technical 
                        boundary revisions made pursuant to 
                        subparagraph (A), do not increase the size of 
                        the Park by more than a total of 100 acres, as 
                        compared to the size of the Park on the date of 
                        enactment of this paragraph.''.

SEC. 3. LIMITATION ON ACQUISITIONS OF LAND FOR ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.

    Section 102 of Public Law 99-420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), 
        by striking ``of the Interior (hereinafter in this title 
        referred to as `the Secretary')'';
          (2) in subsection (d)(1), in the first sentence, by striking 
        ``the the'' and inserting ``the'';
          (3) in subsection (k)--
                  (A) by redesignating the subsection as paragraph (4) 
                and indenting the paragraph appropriately; and
                  (B) by moving the paragraph so as to appear at the 
                end of subsection (b); and
          (4) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(k) Requirements.--Before revising the boundaries of the Park 
pursuant to this section or section 101(c)(2)(B), the Secretary shall--
          ``(1) certify that the proposed boundary revision will 
        contribute to, and is necessary for, the proper preservation, 
        protection, interpretation, or management of the Park;
          ``(2) consult with the governing body of each county, city, 
        town, or other jurisdiction with primary taxing authority over 
        the land or interest in land to be acquired regarding the 
        impacts of the proposed boundary revision;
          ``(3) obtain from each property owner the land or interest in 
        land of which is proposed to be acquired for, or lost from, the 
        Park written consent for the proposed boundary revision; and
          ``(4) submit to the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission 
        established by section 103(a), the Committee on Natural 
        Resources of the House of Representatives, the Committee on 
        Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, and the Maine 
        Congressional Delegation a written notice of the proposed 
        boundary revision.
    ``(l) Limitation.--The Secretary may not use the authority provided 
by section 100506 of title 54, United States Code, to adjust the 
permanent boundaries of the Park pursuant to this title.''.

SEC. 4. ACADIA NATIONAL PARK ADVISORY COMMISSION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall reestablish and appoint 
members to the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission in accordance 
with section 103 of Public Law 99-420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note).
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 103 of Public Law 99-420 (16 
U.S.C. 341 note) is amended by striking subsection (f).

SEC. 5. REPEAL OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.

    The following are repealed:
          (1) Section 3 of the Act of February 26, 1919 (40 Stat. 1178, 
        chapter 45).
          (2) The first section of the Act of January 19, 1929 (45 
        Stat. 1083, chapter 77).

SEC. 6. MODIFICATION OF USE RESTRICTION.

    The Act of August 1, 1950 (64 Stat. 383, chapter 511), is amended--
          (1) by striking ``That the Secretary'' and inserting the 
        following:

``SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF LAND IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.

    ``The Secretary''; and
          (2) by striking ``for school purposes'' and inserting ``for 
        public purposes, subject to the conditions that use of the land 
        shall not degrade or adversely impact the resources or values 
        of Acadia National Park and that the land shall remain in 
        public ownership for recreational, educational, or similar 
        public purposes''.

SEC. 7. CONTINUATION OF CERTAIN TRADITIONAL USES.

    Title I of Public Law 99-420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 109. CONTINUATION OF CERTAIN TRADITIONAL USES.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Land within the park.--The term `land within the Park' 
        means land owned or controlled by the United States--
                  ``(A) that is within the boundary of the Park 
                established by section 101; or
                  ``(B)(i) that is outside the boundary of the Park; 
                and
                  ``(ii) in which the Secretary has acquired a property 
                interest or conservation easement pursuant to this 
                title.
          ``(2) Marine species; marine worm; shellfish.--The terms 
        `marine species', `marine worm', and `shellfish' have the 
        meanings given those terms in section 6001 of title 12 of the 
        Maine Revised Statutes (as in effect on the date of enactment 
        of this section).
          ``(3) State law.--The term `State law' means the law 
        (including regulations) of the State of Maine, including the 
        common law.
          ``(4) Taking.--The term `taking' means the removal or 
        attempted removal of a marine species, marine worm, or 
        shellfish from the natural habitat of the marine species, 
        marine worm, or shellfish.
    ``(b) Continuation of Traditional Uses.--The Secretary shall allow 
for the traditional taking of marine species, marine worms, and 
shellfish, on land within the Park between the mean high watermark and 
the mean low watermark in accordance with State law.''.

SEC. 8. CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN LAND IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK TO THE TOWN 
                    OF BAR HARBOR, MAINE.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall convey to the Town of Bar 
Harbor all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 
the .29-acre parcel of land in Acadia National Park identified as lot 
110-055-000 on the tax map of the Town of Bar Harbor for section 110, 
dated April 1, 2015, to be used for a solid waste transfer facility.
    (b) Reversion.--If the land conveyed under subsection (a) is used 
for a purpose other than the purpose described in that subsection, the 
land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United 
States.

                                Purpose

    The purpose of S. 2102 is to clarify the boundary of Acadia 
National Park and to make other modifications to Acadia 
National Park management authorities.

                          Background and Need

    In 1916, President Wilson established the Sieur de Monts 
National Monument in Maine. In 1919, President Wilson signed a 
law designating the area as Lafayette National Park. In 1929, 
the name was changed to Acadia National Park (Park). Today the 
Park protects more than 47,000 acres and hosts over 3.5 million 
visitors annually.
    In November 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) accepted 
a donation from the National Park Foundation of 1,441 acres 
adjacent to the Schoodic Peninsula for inclusion in the Park. 
The Schoodic Peninsula property was conveyed to the National 
Park Foundation from Schoodic Woods LLC, a subsidiary of Lyme 
Timber, in August 2015. For several years prior to the 
transition to the National Park Foundation, the NPS had 
effectively managed the Schoodic Peninsula property as NPS 
property. Although many in the local community supported the 
property becoming a part of the Acadia National Park 
eventually, Congressional approval of the boundary adjustment 
and addition was thought necessary by some. Opposition to the 
inclusion of the addition was primarily based on the common 
assumption that the park had a permanent boundary. This 
assumption was based on the fact that in 1986, Congress 
approved a permanent boundary for Acadia National Park (Public 
Law 99-420), limiting the size of the Park's growth, and 
establishing the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission. 
Proponents of acquiring the additional 1,441 acres believed 
that Congressional action was needed to adjust the boundary, 
regardless of the level of community support.
    NPS claimed authority under a 1929 law to expand the Park's 
boundary and accepted the donation of the 1,441 acres (45 Stat. 
1083, chapter 77) rather than seek another Act of Congress. NPS 
failed to notify the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission 
or Congress of its intent to accept this donation under the 
1929 authority prior to notice in the Federal Register.
    Although the Department of the Interior asserted legal 
authority to accept the donation of land for addition to the 
Park, many local communities objected to the process that NPS 
used to acquire the property. S. 2102 seeks to clarify the 
situation by ratifying the prior donation by statute while 
clarifying that any future additions or large boundary 
modifications require an Act of Congress. S. 2102 would also 
specifically allow limited future technical boundary 
corrections of less than 10 acres each, with all revisions 
taken together not to increase the acreage of the park by more 
than 100 acres. Before revising the boundaries of the Park 
pursuant to the bill, the Secretary would be required to: 
certify that the boundary revision will contribute to and is 
necessary for proper preservation, protection, interpretation 
or management of the park; consult with local authorities as 
specified; obtain written consent from specified property 
owners; and provide written notice to the Acadia National Park 
Advisory Commission, the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources of the Senate, the Committee on Natural Resources of 
the House of Representatives, and the Maine Congressional 
delegation.
    S. 2102 would resolve other local issues relating to the 
operation and maintenance of Acadia National Park. These 
include permanently reauthorizing the Acadia National Park 
Advisory Commission, modifying existing land use restrictions 
in areas of the park, and allowing for an area previously set 
aside for a public school to be used for additional public 
purposes, as the tract is no longer needed for a school.
    S. 2102 would also clarify that traditional harvesting of 
marine species, marine worms, and shellfish within park 
boundaries and any adjacent areas where the Secretary may have 
a property interest or conservation easement is an allowable 
activity. In Maine, unlike most states, the intertidal zone 
between the mean high watermark and the mean low watermark 
belongs to the owner of the adjacent upland rather than the 
state. A colonial ordinance adopted by the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony in 1641, when Maine was still part of Massachusetts, 
provided that the owner of the upland held title to the 
adjoining intertidal zone subject to the public's right to fish 
in the intertidal zone. Although the colonial ordinance is no 
longer in effect, the Supreme Court of Maine long ago held that 
the public right of fishing afforded by the colonial ordinance 
was a rule of Massachusetts common law when Maine became a 
state in 1820 and was incorporated into the common law of Maine 
pursuant to the Maine Constitution at that time.
    Although Maine law has given the public the right to 
harvest marine species in the intertidal zone since statehood, 
the NPS currently prohibits this activity within Acadia 
National Park pursuant to its statutory responsibility to 
protect park resources. To alleviate the conflict between the 
public's common law right and National Park Service 
regulations, S. 2102 would make it clear that the National Park 
Service, like any other owner of land adjacent to the 
intertidal zone, must allow the public to collect marine 
species, marine worms, and shellfish in accordance with Maine 
law in the intertidal zone within the boundaries of Acadia 
National Park or on lands owned or controlled by the National 
Park Service in which it has a property interest or 
conservation easement.
    Finally, S. 2102 would convey a .29-acre parcel of land in 
Acadia National Park to the town of Bar Harbor, Maine, to be 
used as a solid waste transfer facility for the benefit of the 
park and local communities. If this parcel is used for a 
purpose other than as a solid waste transfer facility, it 
shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United 
States.

                          Legislative History

    Senators King and Collins introduced S. 2102, the Acadia 
National Park Boundary Clarification Act, on November 8, 2017. 
The Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing on S. 2102 on 
February 14, 2018.
    A similar measure, H.R. 4266 was introduced by Rep. 
Poliquin in the House of Representatives on November 7, 2017. 
The Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a 
hearing on H.R. 4266 on November 15, 2017. The Natural 
Resources Committee reported the bill on December 13, 2017 (H. 
Rept. 115-526).
    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources met in open 
business session on May 17, 2018, and ordered S. 2102 favorably 
reported, as amended.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, in 
open business session on May 17, 2018, by a majority voice vote 
of a quorum present recommends that the Senate pass S. 2102, if 
amended as described herein.

                          Committee Amendment

    During its consideration of S. 2102, the Committee adopted 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute that is further 
described in the section-by-section analysis.

                      Section-by-Section Analysis


Section 1. Short title

    Section 1 sets forth a short title.

Section 2. Acadia National Park boundary clarification

    Section 2 clarifies the boundary of Acadia National Park, 
specifically incorporating the Schoodic Peninsula Addition, and 
confirming that the Park includes approximately 1,441 acres of 
land and interests in land, as depicted on the map entitled 
``Acadia National Park, Hancock County, Maine, Schoodic 
Peninsula Boundary Revision'', numbered 123/129102, and dated 
July 10, 2015. This section amends Public Law 99-420 to ratify 
and approve the Schoodic Peninsula addition. In addition, 
section 2 provides for future technical and limited boundary 
revisions to the park boundary, by permitting the Secretary of 
the Interior, by publication in the Federal Register, to make 
certain boundary revisions and ensuring that such adjustments 
are limited in scope to less than 10 acres each, are not part 
of a more comprehensive boundary adjustment plan, and do not 
increase the size of the Park by more than 100 acres as 
compared to the size of the park on the date of enactment.

Section 3. Limitation on acquisitions of land for Acadia National Park

    Section 3 amends section 102 of Public Law 99-420 (16 
U.S.C. 341 note) by reformatting paragraphs, removing 
duplicative language, and adding two new sections at the end: 
``REQUIREMENTS.'' which sets forth due-diligence the Secretary 
must perform before revising the boundaries of the park, and 
``LIMITATION.'' which clarifies that the Secretary may not use 
the authority provided by section 100506 of title 54, U.S.C., 
to adjust the permanent boundaries of the Park pursuant to this 
title.
    The added ``REQUIREMENTS'' provision mandates that the 
Secretary shall (1) certify that the proposed revision will 
contribute to, and is necessary for, the proper preservation, 
protection, interpretation, or management of the Park; (2) 
consult with the governing body of each county, city, town, or 
other jurisdiction with primary taxing authority over, or 
interest in, the land to be acquired regarding impacts of the 
proposed revision; (3) obtain written consent for the proposed 
boundary revision from each property owner that is a party to 
the revision; and (4) submit written notice of the proposed 
boundary revision to the Acadia National Park Commission, the 
Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives, 
the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, 
and the Maine Congressional Delegation before revising the 
boundaries of the park.

Section 4. Acadia National Park Advisory Commission

    Section 4 instructs the Secretary to reestablish and 
appoint members to the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission 
in accordance with section 103 of P.L. 99-420 (16 U.S.C. 341 
note) and amends section 103 of Public Law 99-420 by striking 
subsection (f), which terminates the Commission.

Section 5. Repeal of certain provisions relating to Acadia National 
        Park

    Section 5 repeals section 3 of the Act of February 26, 1919 
(40 Stat. 1178, chapter 45), which authorizes the Secretary to 
accept property donations on Mount Desert Island in Maine, and 
section 1 of the Act of January 19, 1929 (45 Stat. 1083, 
chapter 77), which authorizes the Secretary to accept property 
donations for the extension of Lafayette National Park in 
Maine.

Section 6. Modification of use restriction

    Section 6 amends the Act of August 1, 1950 (64 Stat. 383, 
chapter 511), so that certain land in Acadia National Park that 
was conveyed to the town of Tremont, Maine by the Secretary is 
no longer exclusively used for school purposes, but for public 
purposes subject to conditions that use of the land does not 
degrade or adversely impact the resources or values of Acadia 
National Park, and that the land remains in public ownership 
for recreational, educational, or similar public purposes.

Section 7. Continuation of certain traditional uses

    Section 7 amends Title I of Public Law 99-420 (16 U.S.C. 
341 note) by adding ``SEC. 109. CONTINUATION OF CERTAIN 
TRADITIONAL USES.''.
    The new section provides relevant definitions related to 
the continuation of traditional activities within the Park and 
on lands in which the Secretary has acquired a property 
interest or conservation interest. The Secretary shall allow 
for the traditional taking of marine species, marine worms, and 
shellfish on land within the Park between the mean high 
watermark and the mean low watermark in accordance with State 
law.

Section 8. Conveyance of certain land in Acadia National Park to the 
        Town of Bar Harbor, Maine

    Section 8 instructs the Secretary to convey specified land 
to the Town of Bar Harbor for use as a solid waste transfer 
facility. If the conveyed land is used for a purpose other than 
as a solid waste transfer facility, the Secretary is authorized 
to revert the conveyed land back to the United States.

                   Cost and Budgetary Considerations

    The following estimate of the costs of this measure has 
been provided by the Congressional Budget Office:
    S. 2102 would confirm the boundary of Acadia National Park 
in Maine. The National Park Service (NPS), which manages the 
park, administratively adjusted the boundary in 2015 when the 
agency accepted the donation of 1,441 acres of land for 
inclusion within the park. The bill also would permanently 
authorize that park's advisory commission and would require the 
NPS to allow traditional harvesting of marine species within 
and near park boundaries in accordance with the laws of the 
state of Maine. Finally, S. 2102 would require the NPS to 
convey a 0.29-acre parcel of land located within the park to 
the Town of Bar Harbor.
    Based on the budgets for Acadia National Park and other 
units of the National Park System, CBO estimates that allowing 
traditional harvesting activities would lead to an increase in 
management, monitoring, and enforcement costs at the park, but 
such costs would total less than $500,000 over the 2019-2023 
period. In addition, using information from the NPS, CBO 
estimates that the agency would incur roughly $50,000 in 
administrative costs associated with the land conveyance to the 
Town of Bar Harbor. Such spending would be subject to the 
availability of appropriated funds.
    Enacting S. 2102 would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting S. 2102 would not increase net 
direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
    S. 2102 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    On December 21, 2017, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for 
H.R. 4266, the Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act, 
as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources 
on December 13, 2017. The pieces of legislation are similar, 
and CBO's estimates of their budgetary effects are the same.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Janani 
Shankaran. The estimate was reviewed by H. Samuel Papenfuss, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                      Regulatory Impact Evaluation

    In compliance with paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee makes the following 
evaluation of the regulatory impact which would be incurred in 
carrying out S. 2102. The bill is not a regulatory measure in 
the sense of imposing Government-established standards or 
significant economic responsibilities on private individuals 
and businesses.
    No personal information would be collected in administering 
the program. Therefore, there would be no impact on personal 
privacy.
    Little, if any, additional paperwork would result from the 
enactment of S. 2102, as ordered reported.

                   Congressionally Directed Spending

    S. 2102, as ordered reported, does not contain any 
congressionally directed spending items, limited tax benefits, 
or limited tariff benefits as defined in Rule XLIV of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate.

                        Executive Communications

    The testimony provided by the Department of the Interior at 
the February 14, 2018, hearing on S. 2102 follows:

Statement of P. Daniel Smith, Deputy Director, Exercising the Authority 
    of the Director of the National Park Service, Department of the 
                                Interior

    Chairman Daines, Ranking Member King, and members of the 
Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to present the 
Department of the Interior's views on S. 2102, to clarify the 
boundary of Acadia National Park, and for other purposes.
    The Department supports this legislation. S. 2102 contains 
changes that address the Department's concerns about the 
original version's (S. 257) provisions on park boundary 
authority and traditional harvesting authority in Acadia 
National Park. We appreciate the willingness of the bill 
sponsor, Ranking Member King, and the other members of the 
Maine delegation, to work with us to resolve these concerns.
    Section 2 of S. 2102 would confirm in statute that the 
boundary of Acadia National Park now also includes the 
approximately 1,441-acre Schoodic Woods property that was 
donated to the National Park Service (NPS) in 2015.
    The NPS accepted the donation of the Schoodic Woods 
property and added it to the boundary of the park under the 
authority of 16 U.S.C. 342(a), which was enacted as part of the 
Act of January 19, 1929, and which authorizes the NPS to accept 
donations of lands, easements, and buildings within Hancock 
County, Maine, the county in which most of Acadia is located. 
The NPS published the notice of the boundary adjustment 
reflecting the imminent acceptance of fee title to the Schoodic 
Woods property in the Federal Register of November 17, 2015.
    We understand the concerns that have been raised about the 
use of this authority given that Congress passed legislation in 
1986 establishing a ``permanent boundary'' for the park 
(Section 102 of P.L. 99-420). Section 2 would allay those 
concerns and we support this section.
    Section 3 provides that, although generic minor boundary 
adjustment authority could not be used at Acadia, the NPS would 
have a park-specific authority to make technical boundary 
revisions and other limited boundary revisions involving up to 
10 acres of land. The legislation additionally provides that 
all such revisions taken together may not increase the size of 
the park by more than a total of 100 acres over the size of the 
park on the date of enactment of this bill.
    This provision will allow the NPS to address encroachments 
due to mistaken surveys, rationalize boundary lines, and 
otherwise resolve real-world land ownership dilemmas that have 
an impact on neighboring landowners. We understand the desire 
of the Maine delegation and the communities around Acadia to 
limit changes to the park boundaries established in 1986 and we 
appreciate the sponsor's pragmatic approach to this issue.
    Section 4 would authorize the Secretary, subject to the 
availability of prior appropriations, to contribute $350,000 to 
a regional consortium of local governments, on or near Mount 
Desert Island that is established to improve the management of 
the disposal and recycling of solid waste. The 1986 law 
required the Secretary to contribute the lesser of $350,000 or 
50% of the cost of the construction of a waste transfer 
facility that would benefit the park as well as the local 
towns. This funding was never appropriated and construction of 
a facility is no longer needed, but there is local interest in 
converting the $350,000 authorization for construction into a 
federal payment for municipal waste disposal. We support 
section 4.
    Section 5 would permanently authorize the Acadia National 
Park Advisory Commission. The Department recognizes the 
important work of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission 
(Commission). The Commission advises the Secretary of the 
Interior on matters relating to the management and development 
of the park. The Commission is composed of 16 members, ten of 
whom are appointed based on recommendations from the park's 
host communities including the four towns of Mount Desert 
Island, three Hancock County mainland towns, and three island 
towns.
    Section 6 would prohibit the use of the 1929 authority, and 
authority under section 3 of the Act of February 26, 1919, to 
acquire land by donation outside of the ``permanent boundary'' 
established in 1986. The intent of this section is to ensure 
that the boundaries of the park cannot be enlarged beyond the 
lines drawn in 1986 through a donation of land, except for 
limited boundary revisions that are authorized through Section 
3 of this Act. We support section 6.
    Section 7 provides that specified lands that were part of 
Acadia and that were conveyed by the NPS to the town of 
Tremont, on Mt. Desert Island, for school purposes shall no 
longer be required to be used exclusively and perpetually for 
school purposes if the land is being used for public purposes, 
subject to the condition that use of the land shall not degrade 
or adversely impact the resources or values of Acadia National 
Park and that the lands shall remain in public ownership for 
recreational, educational, or similar public purposes.
    Public Law 81-629 permitted the NPS to convey a parcel 
identified as NPS Tract 06-126 to the town to locate a new 
school. The town is now consolidating schools with a 
neighboring town and thus will no longer use this property 
exclusively for school purposes, but would like to retain 
ownership and continue to use the developed property for 
community purposes. This legislation would allow it to do so 
and we support this section.
    Section 8 provides that the Secretary shall allow the 
traditional harvesting of marine species in Acadia and outside 
of the park where the NPS has a property interest. The 
provision would allow for the harvesting of marine worms, 
shellfish, and other marine species (as defined by Maine 
Revised Statutes in effect on the date of enactment of this 
Act). The Department supports this provision to allow 
traditional harvesting of clams and worms in the intertidal 
areas of the park to continue.
    Finally, Section 9 would require the Secretary to convey to 
the Town of Bar Harbor a 0.29-acre parcel of land for the 
construction of a solid waste transfer facility. The Department 
supports this section and the overall intent of the 
legislation.

                        Changes in Existing Law

    In compliance with paragraph 12 of Rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, changes in existing law made by 
the original bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing 
law proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

                           PUBLIC LAW 99-420


 A BILL TO ESTABLISH A PERMANENT BOUNDARY FOR THE ACADIA NATIONAL PARK 
IN THE STATE OF MAINE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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                                TITLE I


SEC. 101. BOUNDARIES OF ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.

    [In order to]
    (a) Boundaries.--Subject to subsections (b) and (c)(2), to; 
protect and conserve the land and water resources of Acadia 
National Park in the State of Maine (hereinafter in this title 
referred to as ``the Park''), and to facilitate the 
administration of the Park, the boundary depicted on the map 
entitled ``Acadia National Park Boundary Map'', numbered 123-
80011, and dated May 1986 (hereinafter in this title referred 
to as ``the map'') is hereby established as the permanent 
boundary for the Park. [The map shall be on file]
    (b) Schoodic Peninsula Addition.--
          (1) In general.--The boundary of the Park is 
        confirmed to include approximately 1,441 acres of land 
        and interests in land, as depicted on the map entitled 
        `Acadia National Park, Hancock County, Maine, Schoodic 
        Peninsula Boundary Revision', numbered 123/129102, and 
        dated July 10, 2015.
          (2) Ratification and approval of acquisitions of 
        land.--Congress ratifies and approves--
                  (A) effective as of September 26, 2013, the 
                acquisition by the United States of the land 
                and interests in the land described in 
                paragraph (1); and
                  (B) effective as of the date on which the 
                alteration occurred, any alteration of the land 
                or interests in the land described in paragraph 
                (1) that is held or claimed by the United 
                States (including conversion of the land to fee 
                simple interest) that occurred after the date 
                described in subparagraph (A).''
    (c) Availability and Revisions of Maps.--
          (1) Availability.--The map, together with the map 
        described in subsection (b)(1) and any revised boundary 
        map published under paragraph (2), if applicable, shall 
        be--
                  (A) on file and available for public 
                inspection in the offices of the National Park 
                Service, Department of the [Interior, and it 
                shall be made] Interior; and
                  (B) made; available to the Registry of Deeds 
                for Hancock and Knox Counties, Maine.
          (2) Technical and limited revisions.--Subject to 
        section 102(k), notwithstanding any other provision of 
        this section, the Secretary of the Interior (referred 
        to in this title as the ``Secretary''), by publication 
        in the Federal Register of a revised boundary map or 
        other description, may make--
                  (A) such technical boundary revisions as the 
                Secretary determines to be appropriate to the 
                permanent boundaries of the Park (including any 
                property of the Park located within the 
                Schoodic Peninsula and Isle Au Haut districts) 
                to resolve issues resulting from causes such as 
                survey error or changed road alignments; and
                  (B) such limited boundary revisions as the 
                Secretary determines to be appropriate to the 
                permanent boundaries of the Park to take into 
                account acquisitions or losses, by exchange, 
                donation, or purchase from willing sellers 
                using donated or appropriated funds, of land 
                adjacent to or within the Park, respectively, 
                in any case in which the total acreage of the 
                land to be so acquired or lost is less than 10 
                acres, subject to the condition that--
                          (i) any such boundary revision shall 
                        not be a part of a more-comprehensive 
                        boundary revision; and
                          (ii) all such boundary revisions, 
                        considered collectively with any 
                        technical boundary revisions made 
                        pursuant to subparagraph (A), do not 
                        increase the size of the Park by more 
                        than a total of 100 acres, as compared 
                        to the size of the Park on the date of 
                        enactment of this paragraph.

SEC. 102. LANDS WITHIN BOUNDARIES.

    (a) The Secretary [of the Interior (hereinafter in this 
title referred to as ``the Secretary'')] is authorized to 
acquire lands and interests therein within the boundaries of 
the Park by donation, exchange (in accordance with this 
section), or purchase with donated or appropriated funds, 
except that--
          (1) any lands or interests therein owned by the State 
        of Maine or any political subdivision thereof may be 
        acquired only by donation or exchange; and
          (2) privately owned lands or interests therein may be 
        acquired only with the consent of the owner thereof 
        unless the Secretary determines that the property is 
        being developed or proposed to be developed in a manner 
        which is detrimental to the scenic, historical, 
        cultural, and other values for which the Park was 
        established.
    (b)(1) Not later than 6 months after the enactment of this 
Act [Sept. 25, 1986], the Secretary shall publish specific 
guidelines under which determinations shall be made under 
subsection (a)(2). The Secretary shall provide adequate 
opportunity for public comment on such guidelines. The 
guidelines shall provide for notice to the Secretary prior to 
commencement of any proposed development within the boundaries 
of the Park. The Secretary shall provide written notice to the 
owner of the property of any determination proposed to be made 
under subsection (a)(2) and shall provide the owner a 
reasonable opportunity to comment on such proposal.
    (2) For purposes of this section, except as provided in 
paragraph (3), development or proposed development of private 
property within the boundaries of the Park that is 
significantly different from, or a significant expansion of, 
development existing as of November 1, 1985, shall be 
considered by the Secretary as detrimental to the values for 
which the Park was established.
    (3) Reconstruction or expansion of a private or commercial 
building shall not be treated as detrimental to the Park or as 
an incompatible development within the meaning of this section 
if such reconstruction or expansion is limited to one or more 
of the following:
          (A) Reconstruction of an existing building.
          (B) Construction of attached or accessory structural 
        additions, which do not exceed 25 per centum of the 
        square footage of the principal structure.
          (C) Construction of reasonable support development 
        such as roads, parking facilities, water and sewage 
        systems, and dock facilities.
    (c)(1) The owners of any private property within the Park 
may, on the date of its acquisition by the Secretary and as a 
condition of such acquisition, retain for himself and his 
successors or assigns a right to use and occupancy for a 
definite term of not more than 25 years, or ending at the death 
of the owner, or his spouse, whichever is later. The owners 
shall elect the term to be reserved. The Secretary shall pay to 
the owner the fair market value of the property on the date of 
such acquisition, less the fair market value, of the right 
retained by the owner.
    (2) Any such right retained pursuant to this subsection 
shall be subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
may prescribe and may be terminated by the Secretary upon his 
determination and after reasonable notice to the owner thereof 
that such property is being used for any purpose which is 
incompatible with the administration of the Park or with the 
preservation of the resources therein. Such right shall 
terminate by operation of law upon notification to the owner by 
the Secretary and tendering to the owner the amount equal to 
the fair market value of that portion which remains unexpired.
    (d)(1) In exercising his authority to acquire lands by 
exchange pursuant to this title, the Secretary may accept title 
to non-Federal property located within [the the] the boundary 
of the Park and may convey to the grantor of such property any 
federally owned property under the jurisdiction of the 
Secretary which lies outside said boundary and depicted on the 
map. Properties so exchanged shall be approximately equal in 
value, as determined by the Secretary, except that the 
Secretary may accept cash from or pay cash to the grantor in 
such an exchange in order to equalize the value of the 
properties exchanged.
    (2) Federally owned property under jurisdiction of the 
Secretary referred to in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall 
be conveyed to the towns in which the property is located 
without encumbrance and without monetary consideration, except 
that no town shall be eligible to receive such lands unless 
lands within the Park boundary and owned by the town have been 
conveyed to the Secretary.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, 
lands depicted on the map referenced in section 101 and 
identified as 10DBH and 11DBH known as the ``Bar Harbor Sewage 
Treatment Plant''; 14DBH known as the ``New Park Street 
Ballfield''; and 15DBH known as the ``Former Park 
Headquarters'''; shall be conveyed by the Secretary, without 
monetary consideration, to the town of Bar Harbor, Maine, 
within 180 days following the enactment of this Act. The real 
property conveyed pursuant to this subsection shall be used and 
retained by the town for municipal and public purposes. Title 
to the properties conveyed pursuant to this subsection shall 
revert to the United States if such property or any portion 
thereof is conveyed by the town to another party or used for 
purposes other than those specified in this subsection.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, 
land depicted on the map identified as 4DBH, located in the 
village of Town Hill, Maine, shall be conveyed by the Secretary 
without monetary consideration, to the town of Bar Harbor, 
Maine, as soon as practicable following the enactment of this 
Act, subject to such terms and conditions, including 
appropriate reversionary provisions, as will in the judgment of 
the Secretary provide for the development and use of such 
property by any town which so desires as a solid waste transfer 
station in accordance with a plan that is satisfactory to the 
town and the Secretary. The Secretary shall (subject to the 
availability of prior appropriations) contribute toward the 
cost of constructing such transfer station the lesser of--
          (1) $350,000, or
          (2) 50 per centum of the cost of such construction.
    (g) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, 
the Secretary is authorized to acquire by donation or exchange 
lands or interests therein in the area identified on the map as 
'Schooner Head', which is outside the boundary of the park. The 
Secretary is further authorized to acquire conservation 
easements on such lands by purchase with donated or 
appropriated funds if he determines after written notice to the 
owner and after providing a reasonable opportunity to comment 
on such notice, that the property is being developed or 
proposed to be developed in a manner which is significantly 
different from or a significant expansion of development 
existing as of November 1, 1985, as defined in subsection (b) 
of this section.
    (h)(1) The Secretary is authorized to acquire conservation 
easements by purchase from a willing seller or by donation on 
parcels of land adjacent to the Park on Schoodic Peninsula, the 
islands of Hancock County, and the islands of Knox County east 
and south of the Penobscot Ship Channel, except such islands as 
lie within the town of Isle au Haut, Knox County. Parcels 
subject to conservation easements acquired or accepted by the 
Secretary under this subsection must possess one or more of the 
following characteristics:
          (A) important scenic, ecological, historic, 
        archeological, or cultural resources;
          (B) shorefront property; or
          (C) largely undeveloped entire islands.
    (2) Conservation easements acquired pursuant to this 
subsection shall--
          (A) protect the respective scenic, ecological, 
        historic, archeological, or cultural resources existing 
        on the parcels;
          (B) preserve, through setback requirements or other 
        appropriate restrictions, the open, natural, or 
        traditional appearance of the shorefront when viewed 
        from the water or from other public viewpoints; or
          (C) limit year-round and seasonal residential and 
        commercial development to activities consistent with 
        the preservation of the islands' natural qualities and 
        to traditional resource-based land use including, but 
        not limited to, fishing, farming, silviculture, and 
        grazing.
    (3) In determining whether to accept or acquire 
conservation easements pursuant to this subsection, the 
Secretary shall consider the following factors:
          (A) the resource protection benefits that would be 
        provided by the conservation easement;
          (B) the public benefit that would be provided by the 
        conservation easement;
          (C) the significance of the easement in relation to 
        the land planning objectives of local government and 
        regional and State agencies;
          (D) the economic impact of the conservation easement 
        on local livelihoods, activities, and government 
        revenues; and
          (E) the proximity of the parcel to the boundary of 
        the Park and to other parcels on which the Secretary 
        maintains conservation easements.
    (4) For purposes of this subsection, the term `conservation 
easement' means a less-than-fee interest in land or a 
conservation restriction as defined in section 476 through 479-
B inclusive, as amended, of title 33 of the Maine Revised 
Statutes of 1964, as in effect on the date of the enactment of 
this Act.
    (5) No easement may be acquired by the Secretary under this 
subsection without first consulting with, and providing written 
notification to, the town in which the land is located and the 
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission established by section 
103 of this title. In providing such notification, the 
Secretary shall indicate the manner and degree to which the 
easement meets the criteria provided in this subsection.
    (i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit 
the use of condemnation as a means of acquiring a clear and 
marketable title, free of any and all encumbrances.
    (j)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, 
the Secretary shall accept an offer of the following from the 
Jackson Laboratory (a not-for-profit corporation organized 
under the laws of Maine):
          (A) Lands depicted on the map as 55 A ABH which are 
        held in fee by the Jackson Laboratory.
          (B) A conservation easement on lands depicted on the 
        map identified as 55 ABH (the developed property known 
        as ``Highseas''). The easement shall prohibit 
        subdivision of such land or any further significant 
        development on such lands, except as permitted by the 
        guidelines published under section 102(b)(1).
    (2) Upon receipt of the lands and easement described in 
paragraph (1), the Secretary shall transfer to the Jackson 
Laboratory the lands depicted on the map as 8 DBH and 9 DBH. 
Any disparity in the fair market value of the lands and 
easement referred to in paragraph (1) and the lands described 
in the preceding sentence shall be equalized as provided in 
section 102(d)(1).
    [(k)] (4) For purposes of subsection (a)(2), the 
construction of one single family residence on Burnt Porcupine 
Island by the owner of the Island shall not be treated as 
detrimental to the scenic, historic, cultural, or other values 
for which the park was established if, before such construction 
commences, the Secretary has reviewed and approved plans for 
the size, location and architectural design of the structure.
    (k) Requirements.--Before revising the boundaries of the 
Park pursuant to this section or section 101(c)(2)(B), the 
Secretary shall--
          (1) certify that the proposed boundary revision will 
        contribute to, and is necessary for, the proper 
        preservation, protection, interpretation, or management 
        of the Park;
          (2) consult with the governing body of each county, 
        city, town, or other jurisdiction with primary taxing 
        authority over the land or interest in land to be 
        acquired regarding the impacts of the proposed boundary 
        revision;
          (3) obtain from each property owner the land or 
        interest in land of which is proposed to be acquired 
        for, or lost from, the Park written consent for the 
        proposed boundary revision; and
          (4) submit to the Acadia National Park Advisory 
        Commission established by section 103(a), the Committee 
        on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives, 
        the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the 
        Senate, and the Maine Congressional Delegation a 
        written notice of the proposed boundary revision.
    (l) Limitation.--The Secretary may not use the authority 
provided by section 100506 of title 54, United States Code, to 
adjust the permanent boundaries of the Park pursuant to this 
title.''.

SEC. 103. ADVISORY COMMISSION.

    (a) There is hereby established an Acadia National Park 
Advisory Commission (hereinafter referred to as ``the 
Commission''). The Commission shall be composed of 16 members 
appointed by the Secretary as follows:
          (1) 3 members at large.
          (2) 3 members appointed from among individuals 
        recommended by the Governor of Maine.
          (3) 4 members, appointed from among individuals 
        recommended by each of the four towns on the island of 
        Mount Desert.
          (4) 3 members appointed from among individuals 
        recommended by each of the three Hancock County 
        mainland communities of Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor, and 
        Trenton.
          (5) 3 members, appointed from among individuals 
        recommended by each of the three island towns of 
        Cranberry Isles, Swans Island, and Frenchboro.
    (b) The terms of the Commission members shall be 3 years 
except that, for initial appointments under each paragraph, one 
member shall serve for a term of one year, and one member shall 
serve for a term of 2 years.
    (c) The Commission shall elect its own chairman and adopt 
its own bylaws. Any vacancy on the Commission shall be filled 
in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
    (d) Members of the Commission shall serve without 
compensation as such, except that the Secretary is authorized 
to pay the expenses reasonably incurred by the Commission in 
carrying out its responsibilities under this title.
    (e) The Secretary shall consult with the Commission on 
matters relating to the management and development of the Park, 
including but not limited to each of the following:
          (1) The acquisition of lands and interests in lands 
        (including conservation easements on islands).
          (2) Termination of rights of use and occupancy.
    [(f) The Commission established under this section shall 
terminate 40 years after the enactment of this Act.]

SEC. 104. BEAR ISLAND.

    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal 
property located on Bear Island in the town of Cranberry Isle 
shall, with the concurrence of the agency having custody 
thereof, be transferred without consideration to the 
administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary for use by him in 
carrying out the provisions of the title. Such Federal property 
shall not be developed by the Secretary in a manner which would 
provide for or encourage intensive visitor use.
    (b) The Secretary is authorized to make improvements to the 
Federal property on Bear Island as he deems appropriate for the 
protection of adjacent private property.

SEC. 105. TOWN OF ISLE AU HAUT.

    The provisions of this title shall not apply to those 
portions of the Park lying within the Town of Isle au Haut, 
Maine, which lands shall continue to be governed by the 
provisions of Public Law 97-335.

SEC. 106. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Effective October 1, 1986, there are authorized to be 
appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the 
provisions of this title, but not to exceed $9,100,000 for 
acquisition of lands and interests therein.
    (b) For the purposes of paragraph 7(a)(3) of the Land and 
Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as amended ([former] 16 
U.S.C. 460l-9) [now 54 U.S.C. 200306(a)(4)], the statutory 
ceiling provided in subsection (a) shall be deemed to have been 
enacted prior to the convening of the Ninety-fifth Congress 
[Jan. 4, 1977].
    (c) Additional Funding.--In addition to such sums as have 
been heretofore appropriated, there is hereby authorized 
$10,000,000 for acquisition of lands and interests therein.

SEC. 107. PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

    (a) Notwithstanding the limitation in subsection 3(d) of 
the Act of October 20, 1976 (90 Stat. 2662) payments in the 
manner provided in section 3 of that Act [see 31 U.S.C. 
6904(b)] shall be made to the appropriate units of local 
government having jurisdiction over lands with the boundary of 
the Park. Such payments shall be made only for a period of 12 
years.
    (b) Payments received by the units of local government 
pursuant to this section shall be used only for fire 
protection, police protection, solid waste management, and road 
maintenance and improvement.
    (c) Payments pursuant to this section may be made only from 
funds appropriated therefor. Such payments shall be in addition 
to and not in place of any other funds or form of Federal 
assistance to which the units of local government are entitled.

SEC. 108. INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary may provide assistance in 
the planning, construction, and operation of an intermodal 
transportation center located outside of the boundary of the 
Park in the town of Trenton, Maine to improve the management, 
interpretation, and visitor enjoyment of the Park.
    (b) Agreements.--To carry out subsection (a), in 
administering the intermodal transportation center, the 
Secretary may enter into interagency agreements with other 
Federal agencies, and, notwithstanding chapter 63 of title 31, 
United States Code, cooperative agreements, under appropriate 
terms and conditions, with State and local agencies, and 
nonprofit organizations--
          (1) to provide exhibits, interpretive services 
        (including employing individuals to provide such 
        services), and technical assistance;
          (2) to conduct activities that facilitate the 
        dissemination of information relating to the Park and 
        the Island Explorer transit system or any successor 
        transit system;
          (3) to provide financial assistance for the 
        construction of the intermodal transportation center in 
        exchange for space in the center that is sufficient to 
        interpret the Park; and
          (4) to assist with the operation and maintenance of 
        the intermodal transportation center.
    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--
          (1) In general.--There are authorized to be 
        appropriated to the Secretary not more than 40 percent 
        of the total cost necessary to carry out this section 
        (including planning, design and construction of the 
        intermodal transportation center).
          (2) Operations and maintenance.--There are authorized 
        to be appropriated to the Secretary not more than 85 
        percent of the total cost necessary to maintain and 
        operate the intermodal transportation center.

SEC. 109. CONTINUATION OF CERTAIN TRADITIONAL USES.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Land within the park.--The term ``land within the 
        park'' means land owned or controlled by the United 
        States--
                  (A) that is within the boundary of the Park 
                established by section 101; or
                  (B)(i) that is outside the boundary of the 
                Park; and
                  (ii) in which the Secretary has acquired a 
                property interest or conservation easement 
                pursuant to this title.
          (2) Marine species; marine worm; shellfish.--The 
        terms ``marine species'', ``marine worm'', and 
        ``shellfish'' have the meanings given those terms in 
        section 6001 of title 12 of the Maine Revised Statutes 
        (as in effect on the date of enactment of this 
        section).
          ``(3) State law.--The term ``State law'' means the 
        law (including regulations) of the State of Maine, 
        including the common law.
          (4) Taking.--The term ``taking'' means the removal or 
        attempted removal of a marine species, marine worm, or 
        shellfish from the natural habitat of the marine 
        species, marine worm, or shellfish.
    (b) Continuation of Traditional Uses.--The Secretary shall 
allow for the traditional taking of marine species, marine 
worms, and shellfish, on land within the Park between the mean 
high watermark and the mean low watermark in accordance with 
State law.

                        ACT OF FEBRUARY 26, 1919


                       40 Stat. 1178, Chapter 45


 AN ACT To establish the Lafayette National Park in the State of Maine

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
tracts of land, easements, and other real estate heretofore 
known as the Sieur de Monts National Monument, situated on 
Mount Desert Island, in the county of Hancock and the State of 
Maine, established and designated as a national monument under 
the Act of June eighth, nineteen hundred and six, entitled ``An 
Act for the preservation of American antiquities,'' by 
presidential proclamation of July eighth, nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, is hereby declared to be a national park and dedicated 
as a public park for the benefit and enjoyment of the people 
under the name of the Lafayette National Park, under which name 
the aforesaid national park shall be entitled to receive and to 
use all moneys heretofore or hereafter appropriated for Sieur 
de Monts National Monument.
    Sec. 2. That the administration, protection, and promotion 
of said Lafayette National Park shall be exercised under the 
direction of the Secretary of the Interior by the National Park 
Service, subject to the provision of the Act of August twenty-
fifth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, entitled ``An Act to 
establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes,'' 
and Acts additional thereto or amendatory thereof.
    [Sec. 3. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby 
authorized, in his discretion, to accept in behalf of the 
United States such other property on said Mount Desert Island, 
including lands, easements, buildings, and moneys, as may be 
donated for the extension or improvement of said park.]
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                        ACT OF JANUARY 19, 1929


                       45 Stat. 1083, Chapter 77


   AN ACT To provide for the extension of the boundary limits of the 
Lafayette National Park in the State of Maine and for change of name of 
                 said park to the Acadia National Park

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, [That the 
Secretary a of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, 
in his discretion, to accept in behalf of the United States 
lands, easements, and buildings, as may be donated for the 
extension of the Lafayette National Park, lying within the 
bounds of Hancock County within which the park is situated, 
together with such islands in Knox County adjoining, as lie to 
the east and south of the main ship channel through Penobscot 
Bay, which complete the archipelago of which Mount Desert 
Island, whereon the park is situated, forms the dominant and 
largest unit.]
    Sec. 2. That the area now within the Lafayette National 
Park, together with such additions as may hereafter be made 
thereto, shall be known as the Acadia National Park, under 
which name the aforesaid national park shall be entitled to 
receive and to use all moneys heretofore or hereafter 
appropriated for the Lafayette National Park: Provided, That 
the provisions of the Act of June 10, 1920, entitled ``An Act 
to create a Federal Power Commission, to provide for the 
improvement of navigation, the development of water power, the 
use of the public lands in relation thereto, and to repeal 
section 18 of the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act, 
approved August 8, 1917, and for other purposes,'' shall not 
apply to or extend to any lands now or hereafter included in 
said park.
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                         ACT OF AUGUST 1, 1950


                       64 Stat. 383, Chapter 511


  AN ACT To authorize the conveyance, for school purposes, of certain 
  land in Acadia National Park to the town of Tremont, Maine, and for 
                             other purposes

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, [That the 
Secretary]

SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF LAND IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.

    The Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, is hereby 
authorized to convey without consideration, but under such 
terms and conditions as he may deem advisable, to the town of 
Tremont, Hancock County, Maine, [for school purposes] for 
public purposes, subject to the conditions that use of the land 
shall not degrade or adversely impact the resources or values 
of Acadia National Park and that the land shall remain in 
public ownership for recreational, educational, or similar 
public purposes, eight and forty-five one-hundredths acres of 
land, more or less, situate between Marsh Creek and Marsh Road 
on Mount Desert Island, Hancock County, Maine, now a part of 
Acadia National Park.

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