The tracts of land, easements, and other real estate known before February 26, 1919, as the Sieur de Monts National Monument, situated on Mount Desert Island, in the county of Hancock and State of Maine, are declared to be a national park and dedicated as a public park for the benefit and enjoyment of the people under the name of the Acadia National Park, under which name the aforesaid national park shall be entitled to receive and to use all moneys heretofore or hereafter appropriated for Sieur de Monts National Monument.
Cite as 16 U.S.C. § 341 Source: Feb. 26, 1919, ch. 45, §1, 40 Stat. 1178; Jan. 19, 1929, ch. 77, §2, 45 Stat. 1083. Notes from the Office of Law Revision Counsel current through 9/13/2017 CODIFICATION
The words "known before February 26, 1919," were substituted in text for "heretofore known".
Recitation in this section as originally enacted of the fact that Sieur de Monts National Monument was established under act June 8, 1906, by Presidential proclamation of July 8, 1916, was omitted as historically obsolete.
CHANGE OF NAME
"Lafayette National Park" changed to "Acadia National Park" by act Jan. 19, 1929.
PERMANENT BOUNDARY FOR ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Pub. L. 99-420, title I, Sept. 25, 1986, 100 Stat. 955, as amended by
Pub. L. , 110-229 title III, § 314 (a), (b) (1), (c), (d), May 8, 2008, 122 Stat. 775, provided that:
"SEC. 101. BOUNDARIES OF ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.
"In order to protect and conserve the land and water resources of Acadia National Park in the State of Maine (hereinafter in this title referred to as 'the Park'), and to facilitate the administration of the Park, the boundary depicted on the map entitled 'Acadia National Park Boundary Map', numbered 123-80011, and dated May 1986 (hereinafter in this title referred to as 'the map') is hereby established as the permanent boundary for the Park. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and it shall be made available to the Registry of Deeds for Hancock and Knox Counties, Maine.
"SEC. 102. LANDS WITHIN BOUNDARIES.
"(a) The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter in this title referred to as 'the Secretary') is authorized to acquire lands and interests therein within the boundaries of the Park by donation, exchange (in accordance with this section), or purchase with donated or appropriated funds, except that-
"(1) any lands or interests therein owned by the State of Maine or any political subdivision thereof may be acquired only by donation or exchange; and
"(2) privately owned lands or interests therein may be acquired only with the consent of the owner thereof unless the Secretary determines that the property is being developed or proposed to be developed in a manner which is detrimental to the scenic, historical, cultural, and other values for which the Park was established.
"(b)(1) Not later than 6 months after the enactment of this Act [Sept. 25, 1986], the Secretary shall publish specific guidelines under which determinations shall be made under subsection (a)(2). The Secretary shall provide adequate opportunity for public comment on such guidelines. The guidelines shall provide for notice to the Secretary prior to commencement of any proposed development within the boundaries of the Park. The Secretary shall provide written notice to the owner of the property of any determination proposed to be made under subsection (a)(2) and shall provide the owner a reasonable opportunity to comment on such proposal.
"(2) For purposes of this section, except as provided in paragraph (3), development or proposed development of private property within the boundaries of the Park that is significantly different from, or a significant expansion of, development existing as of November 1, 1985, shall be considered by the Secretary as detrimental to the values for which the Park was established.
"(3) Reconstruction or expansion of a private or commercial building shall not be treated as detrimental to the Park or as an incompatible development within the meaning of this section if such reconstruction or expansion is limited to one or more of the following:
"(A) Reconstruction of an existing building.
"(B) Construction of attached or accessory structural additions, which do not exceed 25 per centum of the square footage of the principal structure.
"(C) Construction of reasonable support development such as roads, parking facilities, water and sewage systems, and dock facilities.
"(c)(1) The owners of any private property within the Park may, on the date of its acquisition by the Secretary and as a condition of such acquisition, retain for himself and his successors or assigns a right to use and occupancy for a definite term of not more than 25 years, or ending at the death of the owner, or his spouse, whichever is later. The owners shall elect the term to be reserved. The Secretary shall pay to the owner the fair market value of the property on the date of such acquisition, less the fair market value, of the right retained by the owner.