16 U.S. Code §450ff. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site; establishment

Section Text

For the purpose of establishing a Federal area of national historical importance for the benefit of the people of the United States, to be known as the "Fort Vancouver National Historic Site," the Administrator of General Services and the Secretary of the Army are authorized to transfer to the Secretary of the Interior, without exchange of funds, administrative jurisdiction over such federally owned lands and other property, real or personal, under their jurisdiction, including the site of the old Hudson’s Bay Company stockade in the State of Washington, as they shall find to be surplus to the needs of their respective agencies, such properties to be selected, with their approval, by the Secretary of the Interior for inclusion within the national historic site.

Editorial Notes

CHANGE OF NAME Words "national historic site" substituted in text for "national monument" in view of redesignation of Fort Vancouver National Monument as Fort Vancouver National Historic Site by Pub. L. 87–78, classified to section 450ff–6 of this title.TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS "Administrator of General Services" substituted in text for "Administrator of the War Assets Administration" pursuant to act June 30, 1949, which transferred functions of Administrator of War Assets Administration and War Assets Administration to Administrator of General Services and General Services Administration.MCLOUGHLIN HOUSE ADDITION TO FORT VANCOUVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Pub. L. 108–63, July 29, 2003, 117 Stat. 872, provided that: "SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; DEFINITIONS. "(a) Short Title.—This Act may be cited as the ‘McLoughlin House Addition to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Act’. "(b) Definitions.—For the purposes of this Act, the following definitions apply: "(1) City.—The term ‘City’ means Oregon City, Oregon. "(2) McLoughlin house.—The term ‘McLoughlin House’ means the McLoughlin House National Historic Site which is described in the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Interior’s Order of June 27, 1941, and generally depicted on the map entitled ‘McLoughlin House, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site’, numbered 389/92,002, and dated 5/01/03, and includes the McLoughlin House, the Barclay House, and other associated real property, improvements, and personal property. "(3) Secretary.—The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior. "SEC. 2. MCLOUGHLIN HOUSE ADDITION TO FORT VANCOUVER. "(a) Acquisition.—The Secretary is authorized to acquire the McLoughlin House, from willing sellers only, by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, except that lands or interests in lands owned by the City may be acquired by donation only. "(b) Map Availability.—The map identifying the McLoughlin House referred to in section 1(b)(2) shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. "(c) Boundaries; Administration.—Upon acquisition of the McLoughlin House, the acquired property shall be included within the boundaries of, and be administered as part of, the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. "(d) Name Change.—Upon acquisition of the McLoughlin House, the Secretary shall change the name of the site from the ‘McLoughlin House National Historic Site’ to the ‘McLoughlin House’. "(e) Federal Laws.—After the McLoughlin House is acquired and added to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the ‘McLoughlin House National Historic Site’ (other than this Act) shall be deemed a reference to the ‘McLoughlin House’, a unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site."


16 U.S.C. § 450ff (2018)