[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 118, 108th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]

118 STAT. 1370

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.
2052]

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.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``El Camino Real de los Tejas National
Historic Trail Act''.
SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF EL CAMINO REAL DE LOS TEJAS NATIONAL
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
owner.
``(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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2052:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-321 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
Sept. 15, considered and passed Senate.
Sept. 28, considered and passed House.