- § 410vv. Purposes
- § 410vv-1. Establishment
- § 410vv-2. Administration
- § 410vv-3. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Scenic Zone
- § 410vv-4. Cooperative agreements
- § 410vv-5. Endowment
- § 410vv-6. Reservation of use and occupancy
- § 410vv-7. General management plan
- § 410vv-8. Authorization of appropriations
There is established as a unit of the National Park System the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Windsor County, Vermont (hereinafter in this subchapter referred to as the “park”).
The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter in this subchapter referred to as the “Secretary”) shall administer the park in accordance with this subchapter, and laws generally applicable to units of the National Park System, including, but not limited to the Act entitled “An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes”, approved August 25, 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1, 2–4).1
The primary purposes of the historic zone shall be preservation, education, and interpretation.
There is established the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Scenic Zone (hereinafter in this subchapter referred to as the “scenic zone”), which shall include those lands as generally depicted on the map entitled “Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Scenic Zone Map” and dated November 19, 1991.
The purpose of the scenic zone shall be to protect portions of the natural setting beyond the park boundaries that are visible from the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion, by such means and in such a manner as will permit current and future compatible uses.
Within the boundaries of the scenic zone, the Secretary is authorized only to acquire scenic easements by donation.
The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with such persons or entities as the Secretary determines to be appropriate for the preservation, interpretation, management, and providing of educational and recreational uses for the properties in the park and the scenic zone.
The Secretary, through cooperative agreements with owners or operators of land and facilities in the protection zone, may provide for facilities in the protection zone to support activities within the historic zone.
In accordance with the provisions of subsection (b), the Secretary is authorized to receive and expend funds from an endowment to be established with the Woodstock Foundation, or its successors and assigns.
In acquiring land within the historic zone, the Secretary may permit an owner of improved residential property within the boundaries of the historic zone to retain a right of use and occupancy of such property for noncommercial residential purposes for a term not to exceed 25 years or a term ending at the death of the owner, or the owner’s spouse, whichever occurs last. The owner shall elect the term to be reserved.
Not later than 3 complete fiscal years after August 26, 1992, the Secretary shall develop and transmit a general management plan for the park to the Committee on Natural Resources of the United States House of Representatives and to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this subchapter.