[108th Congress Public Law 342]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

[DOCID: f:publ342.108]

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Public Law 108-342
108th Congress

                                 An Act

 To amend the National Trails System Act to designate El Camino Real de 
  los Tejas as a National Historic Trail. <<NOTE: Oct. 18, 2004 -  [S. 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: El Camino Real 
de los Tejas National Historic Trail Act. Texas. Louisiana. Mexico. 16 
USC 1241 note.>> 


    This Act may be cited as the ``El Camino Real de los Tejas National 
Historic Trail Act''.
                    HISTORIC TRAIL.

    Section 5(a) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a)) 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(24) El camino real de los tejas national historic trail.--
            ``(A) In general.--El Camino Real de los Tejas (the Royal 
        Road to the Tejas) National Historic Trail, a combination of 
        historic routes (including the Old San Antonio Road) totaling 
        approximately 2,580 miles, extending from the Rio Grande near 
        Eagle Pass and Laredo, Texas, to Natchitoches, Louisiana, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled `El Camino Real de los 
        Tejas' contained in the report entitled `National Historic Trail 
        Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment: El Camino Real 
        de los Tejas, Texas-Louisiana', dated July 1998.
            ``(B) Map.--A map generally depicting the trail shall be on 
        file and available for public inspection in the appropriate 
        offices of the National Park Service.
            ``(C) Administration.--(i) The Secretary of the Interior 
        (referred to in this paragraph as `the Secretary') shall 
        administer the trail.
            ``(ii) The Secretary shall administer those portions of the 
        trail on non-Federal land only with the consent of the owner of 
        such land and when such trail portion qualifies for 
        certification as an officially established component of the 
        trail, consistent with section 3(a)(3). An owner's approval of a 
        certification agreement shall satisfy the consent requirement. A 
        certification agreement may be terminated at any time.
            ``(iii) The designation of the trail does not authorize any 
        person to enter private property without the consent of the 
            ``(D) Consultation.--The Secretary shall consult with 
        appropriate State and local agencies in the planning and 
        development of the trail.

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            ``(E) Coordination of activities.--The Secretary may 
        coordinate with United States and Mexican public and 
        nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, and, in 
        consultation with the Secretary of State, the Government of 
        Mexico and its political subdivisions, for the purpose of 
        exchanging trail information and research, fostering trail 
        preservation and educational programs, providing technical 
        assistance, and working to establish an international historic 
        trail with complementary preservation and education programs in 
        each nation.
            ``(F) Land acquisition.--The United States shall not acquire 
        for the trail any land or interest in land outside the exterior 
        boundary of any federally-administered area without the consent 
        of the owner of the land or interest in land.''.

    Approved October 18, 2004.


SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-321 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
            Sept. 15, considered and passed Senate.
            Sept. 28, considered and passed House.