[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-167
111th Congress

An Act


 
To authorize a land exchange to acquire lands for the Blue Ridge Parkway
from the Town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and for other
purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Blue Ridge Parkway and Town of
Blowing Rock Land Exchange Act of 2009''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:
(1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
(2) Town.--The term ``Town'' means the Town of Blowing Rock
in the State of North Carolina.
(3) Map.--The term ``map'' means the National Park Service
map titled ``Blue Ridge Parkway, Proposed Land Exchange with
Town of Blowing Rock'', numbered ``601/90,000A'', and dated
``April, 2008''.
(4) Exchange.--The term ``exchange'' means the exchange of
land authorized by section 3(a).
SEC. 3. <>  LAND EXCHANGE.

(a) In General.--Subject to subsection (d), the Secretary may
exchange approximately 20 acres of land within the boundary of the Blue
Ridge Parkway that are generally depicted on the map as ``Blowing Rock
Reservoir'', for approximately 192 acres of land owned by the Town that
are generally depicted on the map as ``Town of Blowing Rock Exchange
Lands''.
(b) Map Availability.--The map shall be on file and available for
public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park
Service.
(c) Timing.--The Secretary shall seek to complete the land exchange
not later than three years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(d) Applicable Laws; Terms and Conditions.--The exchange shall be
subject to--
(1) laws, regulations, and policies applicable to exchanges
of land administered by the National Park Service, including
those concerning land appraisals, equalization of values, and
environmental compliance; and
(2) such terms and conditions as the Secretary considers
appropriate.

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(e) Equalization of Values.--If the lands proposed for exchange are
found to be not equal in value, the equalization of values may be
achieved by adjusting the acreage amounts identified in subsection (a).
(f) Boundary Adjustment.--Upon completion of the exchange, the
Secretary shall adjust the boundary of the Blue Ridge Parkway to reflect
the exchanged lands.
(g) Administration.--Lands acquired by the Secretary through the
exchange shall be administered as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway in
accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
(h) Future Disposition of Property.--If the Town desires to dispose
of the reservoir property that is the subject of the exchange, the
Secretary shall have the right of first refusal to acquire the property
for the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Approved May 24, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1121:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 111-227 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 111-147 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
Vol. 155 (2009):
July 27, considered and passed
House.
Vol. 156 (2010):
May 7, considered and passed Senate.