Summary of National Park Service laws in 107th Congress

New NPS units created:

Adams Memorial (upon completion of memorial) –P.L. 107-62.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial (upon completion of the memorial - included in FY 2002 Defense Appropriations Act) –P.L. 107-117.

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site, IL (upon acquisition of property) –P.L. 107-137.

Craters of the Moon National Preserve (redesignation of part of the national monument as a national preserve) –P.L. 107-213.

Flight 93 National Memorial, PA –P.L. 107-226.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP, VA –P.L. 107-373.

Park name changes:

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts –P.L. 107-219.

Boundary modifications:

William Howard Taft National Historic Site, OH –P.L. 107-60.

Tumacacori NHP, AZ –P.L. 107-218.

Booker T. Washington NM, VA –P.L. 107-215.

Fort Clatsop NM, OR –P.L. 107-221.

Santa Monica Mountains NRA, CA –P.L. 107-236.

Vicksburg NMP, MS –P.L. 107-238.

Pictured Rocks NL, MI –P.L. 107-295.

Homestead NM, NB –P.L. 107-332.

National Park of American Samoa –P.L. 107-336.

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau NHP, HI –P.L. 107-340.

New River Gorge NR, WV –P.L. 107-356.

George Washington Birthplace NM, VA –P.L. 107-354.

Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, PA –P.L. 107-369.

Salt River Bay NHP, VI (included in Timpanogos Interagency Land Exchange Act) –P.L. 107-329.

Andersonville NHS, GA –P.L. 107-357.

New heritage areas:

Niagara Falls, NY heritage area (study) –P.L. 107-256.

Buffalo Bayou, TX heritage area (study) –P.L. 107-337.

Muscle Shoals, AL heritage area (study) –P.L. 107-348.

New wilderness areas:

Designation of wilderness at Lake Mead NRA (included in the Clark County, NV lands act) –P.L. 107-282.

Additions to Pinnacles wilderness (included in the Big Sur, CA wilderness act) –P.L. 107-370.

NPS lands issues:

Transfer of Schoodic Point Property to Acadia National Park (included in FY 2002 Defense Authorization Act) –P.L. 107-107.

Revision of authority to use funds for the transfer of Schoodic Point Property to Acadia National Park (included in FY 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act) –P.L. 107-206. –Further revisions were found in the FY 2003 Defense Appropriations Act, P.L. 107-248.

Transfers certain lands in George Washington Memorial Parkway to Arlington Cemetery for use as burial sites (included in FY 2002 Defense Authorization Act) –P.L. 107-107.

Authorizes the National Park Service to convey a leasehold or freehold interest in Cuyahoga National Park to allow for development of utilities and parking to support the historic Everett Church in Everett, OH (included in the FY 2002 Interior Appropriations Act) –P.L. 107-63.

Authorizes a pipeline right-of-way in Great Smoky Mountains NP, TN/NC –P.L. 107-223.

Authorizes an exchange of land between Prince William Forest Park and the Quantico Marine base (included in the FY 2003 Defense Authorization Act) –P.L. 107-314.

Civil War Battlefield Preservation grant program –P.L. 107-359.

Authorizes joint visitor center for Timpanogos Cave NM, UT and Forest Service (included in Timpanogos Land Exchange Act) –P.L. 107-329.

Fee authority:

Provides for an extension through FY 2002 of the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to obligate fees for a contract for transportation services at Zion National Park before the fees are received (included in the FY 2002 Interior Appropriations Act) –P.L. 107-63.

Extends the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program through September 30, 2004, while allowing expenditure of receipts from the fees through September 30, 2007 (included in the FY 2002 Interior Appropriations Act) –P.L. 107-63.

Natural resource authorities:

Authorizes holders of grazing permits for lands in Lake Roosevelt NRA as of March 31, 1997 to renew the permits for the lifetime of the holder or 20 years, whichever is less (included in the FY 2002 Interior Appropriations Act) –P.L. 107-63.

Requires that the number of vessel entries allowed into Glacier Bay NP and Pres. Be the same in calendar year 2000 pending completion of an EIS(included in the FY 2002 Interior Appropriations Act) –P.L. 107-63.

Provides authority for control of livestock on federal lands (included in the farm bill) –P.L. 107-171.

Cultural resource authorities:

Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations Act (included as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) –P.L. 107-110.

Miscellaneous other authorities:

Authorizes law enforcement officers to provide security at dams, facilities and resources under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation –P.L. 107-69.

Authorizes federal employees to retain frequent flyer miles obtained at federal government expense for personal use (included in the FY 2002 Defense Authorization Act) –P.L. 107-107.

Authorizes leasing of certain housing units by the Army at the Presidio in Golden Gate NRA, CA (included in the FY 2002 Defense Authorization Act) –P.L. 107-107.

Designation of a national memorial in Mojave National Preserve commemorating U.S. participation in World War I (included in FY 2002 Defense Appropriations Act) –P.L. 107-117.

Reiterates that the Director of the National Park Service is a member of the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (included in FY 2002 Defense Authorization Act) –P.L. 107-117.

Authorizes NPS to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Golden Gate National Parks Association to provide fee-based education, interpretive, and visitor services at Crissy Field and Fort Point (included in the FY 2002 Interior Appropriations Act) –P.L. 107-63.

Codifies Title 40 of the U.S. Code involving public buildings, property, and works –P.L. 107-217.

Authorizes an increase in appropriations for development at Vancouver NHR –P.L. 107-342.

Extends the authorization for the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network for an additional five years through FY 2008 (included in the North American Wetlands Conservation Reauthorization Act) –P.L. 107-308.

Grants passed through the National Park Service:

Authorizes $15 million in grant funds to build a new University of Utah Museum of Natural History (included in Timpanogos Interagency Land Exchange Act) –P.L. 107-329.


Great Falls Historic District in Patterson, NJ –P.L. 107-59.

Waco Mammoth site, TX –P.L. 107-341.

Virginia Key Beach, FL –P.L. 107-343.

Bainbridge Island/Japanese-American Memorial, WA –P.L. 107-363.


Navajo Long Walk (study) –P.L. 107-214.

Old Spanish National Historic Trail –P.L. 107-325.

Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett (study) –P.L. 107-338.

Wild and Scenic Rivers:

Eightmile river, CT (study) –P.L. 107-65.


Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission –P.L. 107-41.

National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission –P.L. 107-106.

D.C. Memorials:

World War II Memorial (expedite construction) –P.L. 107-11.

Tomas G. Masaryk Memorial –P.L. 107-61.

Authorizes use of Naval Annex site for construction of the Air Force Memorial (included in FY 2002 Defense Authorization Act) –P.L. 107-107.

Requires display of POW/MIA flag at certain DC Memorials, S. 1226 –P.L. 107-323.

Authorization of placement of the Adams Memorial in Area I –P.L. 107-315.


FY 2001 Supplemental Appropriations Act –P.L. 107-20.

FY 2002 Interior Appropriations Act –P.L. 107-63.

FY 2002 Transportation Appropriations Act –P.L. 107-87.

FY 2002 District of Columbia Appropriations Act –P.L. 107-96.

FY 2002 Defense Appropriations Act –P.L. 107-117.

FY 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act –P.L. 107-206.

FY 2003 Defense Appropriations Act –P.L. 107-248.

If you have any questions about the legislation, please call Don Hellmann, Chief of Legislation, at 202-208-5656.

Last updated: April 12, 2016