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S.3398 - National Park Service Critical Authorities Act of 2012
A bill to provide for several critical National Park Service authorities, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SNOW REMOVAL.
‘SEC. 3. DUTIES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.
‘(a) In General- It shall be the duty of a Federal agency to remove, or cause to be removed, snow, sleet, or ice from any paved sidewalk or crosswalk within the fire limits of the District of Columbia that is--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Timing- The removal of snow, sleet, or ice under subsection (a) shall occur within a reasonable period after the snow or sleet ceases to fall or the ice has accumulated, as applicable.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(c) Application of Sand, Ashes, and Salt- If snow, sleet, or ice has hardened and cannot be removed from a sidewalk or crosswalk described in subsection (a), the Federal agency shall--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(d) Authority To Delegate- A Federal agency may delegate the duty of the Federal agency under subsections (a) and (c) to another governmental entity or a nongovernmental entity under a lease, contract, or other comparable arrangement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(e) Agreement- If 2 or more Federal agencies have overlapping responsibility for a sidewalk or crosswalk, the Federal agencies may enter into an agreement assigning responsibility for the removal of snow, sleet, or ice from the sidewalk or crosswalk.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARKWAY.
(a) Purpose- The purpose of this section is to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain Department of Transportation land and Department of the Interior land in accordance with the terms and conditions of this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) AGREEMENT- The term ‘Agreement’ means the agreement entered into by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service on September 11, 2002, with respect to the Federal land described in this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may transfer to the Secretary of Transportation administrative jurisdiction over the DOI land in exchange for the transfer by the Secretary of Transportation to the Secretary of administration jurisdiction over the DOT land.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall restrict the use of the land described in subparagraph (B) by prohibiting the storage, construction, or installation of any item that may obstruct the view from the Research Center to the George Washington Memorial Parkway.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) DESCRIPTION OF RESTRICTED LAND- The land referred to in subparagraph (A) is the approximately 0.139 acres of land within the boundary of the George Washington Memorial Parkway immediately adjacent to the north perimeter fence of the Research Center, generally depicted as ‘C’ on the Map.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) IN GENERAL- The National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration shall comply with all terms and conditions of the Agreement regarding the transfer of administrative jurisdiction, management, and maintenance of the land described in the Agreement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(i) IN GENERAL- Subject to clauses (ii) and (iii), the Secretary shall allow the Research Center to access the land described in paragraph (2)(B) for purposes of maintenance in accordance with National Park Service standards, including grass mowing, weed control, tree maintenance, fence maintenance, and maintenance of the visual appearance of the land.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(ii) PRUNING AND REMOVAL OF TRESS- No tree on the land described in paragraph (2)(B) that is 6 inches or more in diameter shall be pruned or removed without the advance written permission of the Secretary.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. UNIFORM PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS ON PARK SERVICE LAND.
(a) In General- The first section of the Act of March 2, 1933 (47 Stat. 1420, chapter 180), is amended by striking ‘imprisonment.’ and inserting the following: ‘imprisonment, unless the violation occurs at a park, site, monument, or memorial that is part of the National Park System, in which case the violation shall be subject to the appropriate penalty under section 3 of the National Park Service Organic Act (
(b) Administration by Secretary of Interior- Section 2(k) of the Act of August 21, 1935 (