2008 Acadia Improvement Act

Within the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, the following law was enacted applying to Acadia National Park:


(a) Extension of Land Conveyance Authority.--Section 102(d) of Public Law 99-420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note) is amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:

``(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 hall be eligible to receive such lands unless lands within the Park boundary and owned by the town have been conveyed to the Secretary.''.

(b) Extension of Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.--

(1) In general.--Section 103(f) of Public Law 99-420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note) is amended by striking ``20'' and inserting ``40''.
(2) <> Effective date.--The amendment made by aragraph (1) shall take effect on September 25, 2006.

(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 106 of Public Law 99- 420 (16 U.S.C. 341 note) is amended by adding the following:

(c) Additional Funding.--In ddition to such sums as have been heretofore appropriated, there is hereby authorized $10,000,000 for acquisition of lands and interests therein.''.
(d) Intermodal Transportation Center.--Title I of Public Law 99-420 (16 .S.C. 41 note) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:


(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 ndividuals 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 0 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.''.

Last updated: April 20, 2022

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