The Secretary shall establish the park by publication of a notice to that effect in
the Federal Register at such time as he deems sufficient lands, waters, and interests
therein have been acquired for administration in accordance with the purposes of this
subchapter. Pending such establishment and thereafter, the Secretary shall administer lands,
waters, and interests therein acquired for the park in accordance with the provisions
of the Act approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535), 1 as amended and supplemented, and the Act approved August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666),
1 as amended.
(b)Cooperation with Federal agencies, State and local public bodies, and private interests
for development and use of lands
The Secretary is authorized to cooperate and enter into agreements with other Federal
agencies, State and local public bodies, and private interests, relating to planning,
development, use, acquisition, or disposal (including as provided in sections 100903 and 102901 of Title 54) of lands, structures, and waters in or adjacent to the park or otherwise affecting
the administration, use, and enjoyment thereof, in order to contribute to the development
and management of such lands in a manner compatible with the purposes of the park. Such agreements, acquisitions, dispositions, development, or use and land-use plans
shall provide for the preservation of historical sites and scenic areas, recreation,
and visitor enjoyment to the fullest extent practicable.
(c)Restoration of property without regard of United States title thereto
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may restore and rehabilitate
property within the park pursuant to cooperative agreements without regard as to whether
title thereto is in the United States.
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