43 U.S.C. § 776 Cadastre of Federal Real Property

LibraryUnited States Statutes
Edition2023 Edition
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 118-19 (published on www.congress.gov on 10/06/2023)

(a) Definitions

In this section:

(1) Cadastre

(A) In general

The term "cadastre" means an inventory of real property developed through collecting, storing, retrieving, or disseminating graphical or digital data depicting natural or man-made physical features, phenomena, or boundaries of the earth, and any information related to the data, including-

(i) surveys;

(ii) maps;

(iii) charts;

(iv) satellite and airborne remote sensing data;

(v) images; and

(vi) services of an architectural or engineering nature performed by 1 or more professionals, as authorized to perform the services under State law, if applicable, such as-

(I) a surveyor;

(II) a photogrammetrist;

(III) a hydrographer;

(IV) a geodesist; or

(V) a cartographer.

(B) Inclusions

The term "cadastre" includes-

(i) a reference frame consisting of a current geodetic network that is consistent with, and not duplicative of, the National Geodic Survey of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;

(ii) a series of current and accurate large-scale maps;

(iii) an existing cadastral boundary overlay delineating all cadastral parcels;

(iv) a system for indexing and identifying each cadastral parcel; and

(v) a series of land data files, each including the parcel identifier, which can be used to retrieve information and cross-reference between and among other existing data files that may contain information about the use, assets, and infrastructure of each parcel.

(2) Federal real property

(A) In general

The term "Federal real property" means any real property owned, leased, or otherwise managed by the Secretary concerned.

(B) Exclusions

The term "Federal real property" does not include-

(i) real property held in trust by the Federal Government for the benefit of 1 or more Indian Tribes or individual Indians; or

(ii) restricted land owned by an Indian Tribe or individual Indians.

(3) Real property

The term "real property" means real estate consisting of-

(A) land;

(B) buildings, crops, forests, or other resources still attached to or within the land;

(C) improvements or fixtures permanently attached to the land;

(D) any structure on the land; or

(E) any interest, benefit, right, or privilege in the property described in subparagraphs (A) through (D).

(4) Secretary concerned

The term "Secretary concerned" means-

(A) the Secretary; or

(B) the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.

(b) Cadastre of Federal real property

(1) Interagency data standardization

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