US (United States) Code. Title 16. Chapter 22: International Parks

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16 USC CHAPTER 22 - INTERNATIONAL PARKS 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 22 - INTERNATIONAL PARKS

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1101. Definitions.

1102. Joint United States-Canadian Commission; establishment;

functions.

1103. Powers of Commission.

1104. Membership of Commission.

(a) Selection.

(b) Chairman and Vice Chairman.

(c) Quorum.

1105. Compensation.

1106. Employees.

1107. Meetings and reports; inspection of records.

1108. Insurance.

1109. Court action; service of process.

1110. Liability.

(a) United States.

(b) Payment; exemption of property from attachment,

execution, etc.

(c) Individual members of Commission.

1111. Exemption from taxation.

1112. Tax treatment of any gift, devise or bequest to the

Commission.

1113. Authorization of appropriations.

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16 USC Sec. 1101 01/06/03

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Sec. 1101. Definitions

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For the purposes of this chapter:

(a) The term ''Commission'' means the Roosevelt Campobello

International Park Commission.

(b) The term ''United States members'' means members of the

Commission appointed by the President. The term ''Canadian

members'' means members of the Commission appointed by the

appropriate authorities in Canada.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 2, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 299.)

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SHORT TITLE

Section 1 of Pub. L. 88-363 provided: ''That this Act (enacting

this chapter) may be cited as the 'Roosevelt Campobello

International Park Act'.''

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16 USC Sec. 1102 01/06/03

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Sec. 1102. Joint United States-Canadian Commission; establishment;

functions

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There shall be established, in accordance with the agreement

between the Governments of the United States and Canada, signed

January 22, 1964, a joint United States-Canadian Commission, to be

called the ''Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission,''

which shall have as its functions -

(a) to accept title from the Hammer family to the former

Roosevelt estate comprising the Roosevelt home and other grounds

on Campobello Island;

(b) to take the necessary measures to restore the Roosevelt

home as closely as possible to its condition when it was occupied

by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt;

(c) to administer as a memorial the Roosevelt Campobello

International Park comprising the Roosevelt estate and such other

lands as may be acquired.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 3, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 299.)

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Sec. 1103. Powers of Commission

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The Commission shall have juridical personality and all powers

and capacity necessary or appropriate for the purpose of performing

its functions pursuant to the agreement between the Governments of

the United States and Canada signed January 22, 1964, which shall

include but not be limited to the power and capacity -

(a) to acquire property, both real and personal, or interests

therein, by gift, including conditional gifts whether conditioned

on the expenditure of funds to be met therefrom or not, by

purchase, by lease or otherwise, and to hold or dispose of the

same under such terms and conditions as it sees fit, excepting

the power to dispose of the Roosevelt home and the tract of land

on which it is located;

(b) to enter into contracts;

(c) to sue or be sued, complain and defend, implead and be

impleaded, in any United States district court. In such suits,

the Attorney General shall supervise and control the litigation;

(d) to appoint its own employees, including an executive

secretary who shall act as secretary at meetings of the

Commission and to fix the terms and conditions of their

employment and compensation;

(e) to delegate to the executive secretary or other officials

and to authorize the redelegation of such authority respecting

the employment and direction of its employees and the other

responsibilities of the Commission as it deems desirable and

appropriate;

(f) to adopt such rules of procedure as it deems desirable to

enable it to perform the functions set forth in this agreement;

(g) to charge admission fees for entrance to the park should

the Commission consider such fees desirable; however, such fees

shall be set at a level which will make the facilities readily

available to visitors; any revenues derived from admission fees

or concession operations of the Commission shall be transmitted

in equal shares to the two Governments within sixty days of the

end of the Commission's fiscal year, the United States share to

be turned over to the appropriate Federal agency for deposit into

the United States Treasury in accordance with the laws governing

entrance fees received by the National Park Service;

(h) to grant concessions; if deemed desirable;

(i) to adopt and use a seal;

(j) to obtain without reimbursement for use either in the

United States or in Canada, legal, engineering, architectural,

accounting, financial, maintenance, and other services, whether

by assignment, detail, or otherwise, from competent agencies in

the United States or in Canada, by arrangements with such

agencies.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 4, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 299.)

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Sec. 1104. Membership of Commission

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(a) Selection

The Commission shall consist of six members, of whom three shall

be the United States members and three shall be the Canadian

members. The United States members shall be three persons

appointed by the President, of whom one shall be selected from

nominations which may be made by the Governor of the State of

Maine. Alternates to United States members shall be appointed in

the same manner as the members themselves. The United States

members and their alternates shall hold office at the pleasure of

the President. A vacancy among the United States members of the

Commission or their alternates shall be filled in the same manner

in which the original appointment was made. An alternate shall, in

the absence of the member of the Commission for whom he is

alternate, attend meetings of the Commission and act and vote in

the place and instead of that member of the Commission.

(b) Chairman and Vice Chairman

The Commission shall elect a Chairman and a Vice Chairman from

among its members, each of whom shall hold office for a term of two

years. The post of Chairman shall be filled for alternate terms by

a Canadian and by a United States member. The post of Vice

Chairman shall be filled by a Canadian member if the post of

Chairman is held by a United States member, and by a United States

member if the post of Chairman is held by a Canadian member. In

the event of a vacancy in the office of Chairman or Vice Chairman

within the two-year term, the vacancy shall be filled for the

remainder of the term by special election in accordance with the

foregoing requirements. The Vice Chairman shall act as Chairman in

the absence of the Chairman.

(c) Quorum

Four members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the

transaction of business, but the affirmative votes of at least two

United States members, or their alternates, and at least two

Canadian members, or their alternates, shall be required for any

decision to be made by the Commission.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 5, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 300.)

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Sec. 1105. Compensation

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No compensation will be attached to the position of United States

members of the Commission. United States members or their

alternates shall be reimbursed by the Commission for travel

expenses in accordance with section 5703 of title 5 and the

Standardized Government Travel Regulations.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 6, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 300.)

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CODIFICATION

''Section 5703 of title 5'' substituted in text for ''section 5

of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended (5 U.S.C.

73b-2),'' on authority of Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 7(b), Sept. 6, 1966,

80 Stat. 631, the first section of which enacted Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

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Sec. 1106. Employees

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The Commission may employ both United States and Canadian

citizens.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 7, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 300.)

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Sec. 1107. Meetings and reports; inspection of records

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The Commission shall hold at least one meeting every calendar

year and shall submit an annual report to the United States and

Canadian Governments on or before March 31 of each year, including

a general statement of the operation for the previous year and the

results of an independent audit of the financial operations of the

Commission. The Commission shall permit inspection of its records

by the accounting agencies of both the United States and Canadian

Governments.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 8, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 301.)

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Sec. 1108. Insurance

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The Commission shall maintain insurance in reasonable amounts,

including, but not limited to, liability and property insurance.

Such insurance may not cover the Commissioners or employees of the

Commission except when sued by name for acts done in the scope of

their employment.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 9, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 301.)

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Sec. 1109. Court action; service of process

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In an action against the Commission instituted in a district

court of the United States, service of the summons and of the

complaint upon the Commission shall be made by delivering a copy

thereof to the United States attorney for the district in which the

action is brought, or to an assistant United States attorney, or to

a clerical employee designated by the United States attorney to

accept service in a writing filed with the clerk of the court, and

by sending a copy of the summons and of the complaint to the

Commission by registered or certified mail.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 10, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 301.)

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Sec. 1110. Liability

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(a) United States

The United States Government shall not be liable for any act or

omission of the Commission or of any person employed by, or

assigned or detailed to, the Commission.

(b) Payment; exemption of property from attachment, execution, etc.

Any liability of the Commission shall be met from funds of the

Commission to the extent that it is not covered by insurance, or

otherwise. Property belonging to the Commission shall be exempt

from attachment, execution, or other process for satisfaction of

claims, debts, or judgments.

(c) Individual members of Commission

No liability of the Commission shall be imputed to any member of

the Commission solely on the basis that he occupies the position of

member of the Commission.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 11, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 301.)

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Sec. 1111. Exemption from taxation

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The Commission shall not be subject to Federal, State, or

municipal taxation in the United States on any real or personal

property held by it or on any gift, bequest, or devise to it of any

personal or real property, or on its income, whether from

governmental appropriations, admission fees, concessions, or

donations.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 12, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 301.)

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Sec. 1112. Tax treatment of any gift, devise or bequest to the

Commission

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For the purpose of Federal income, estate, and gift taxes, any

gift, devise, or bequest to or for the use of the Commission, and

accepted by the Commission under authority of this chapter, shall

be deemed to be a gift, devise, or bequest to or for the use of the

United States, as the case may be, if it is not deducted as a gift,

devise, or bequest to or for the use of the Government of Canada

under the income, estate, or gift tax laws of the Government of

Canada.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 13, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 301.)

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16 USC Sec. 1113 01/06/03

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Sec. 1113. Authorization of appropriations

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There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Department

of the Interior without fiscal year limitation such sums as may be

necessary for the purposes of this chapter and the agreement with

the Government of Canada signed January 22, 1964, article 11 of

which provides that the Governments of the United States and Canada

shall share equally the costs of developing and the annual cost of

operating and maintaining the Roosevelt Campobello International

Park.

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(Pub. L. 88-363, Sec. 14, July 7, 1964, 78 Stat. 301.)

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