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[82 STAT. 925]
[82 STAT. 925]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-543-OCT. 2, 1968

zations, or individuals to operate, develop, and maintain any portion of a national scenic trail either within or outside a federally administered area. Whenever the Secretary of the Interior makes any conveyance of land under any of the public land laws, he may reserve a right-of-way for trails to the extent he deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. (i) The appropriate Secretary, with the concurrence of the heads of any other Federal agencies administering lands through which a national recreation or scenic trail passes, and after consultation with the States, local governments, and organizations concerned, may issue regulations, which may be revised from time to time, governing the use, protection, management, development, and administration of trails of the national trails system. I n order to maintain good conduct on and along the trails located within federally administered areas and to provide for the proper government and protection of such trails, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall prescribe and publish such uniform regulations as they deem necessary and any person who violates such regulations shall he guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be punished by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or by both such tine and imprisonment.

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STATE A N D ME'IT.OPOLITAN AREA l l t A l L S

SEC. 8. (a) The Secretary of the Interior is directed to encourage States to consider, in their comprehensive statewide outdoor recreation plans and proposals for financial assistance for State and local projects submitted pursuant to the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, [^ sta^ 897-^ needs and opportunities for establishing park, forest, and other recrea- note. tion trails on lands owned or administered by States, and recreation trails on lands in or near urban areas. He is further directed, in accordance with the authority contained in the Act of May 28, 1963 (77 Stat. 49), to encourage States, political subdivisions, and private interests, ^^QIY^^^ '*^°^' including nonprofit organizations, to establish such trails. (b) The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is directed, in administering the program of comprehensive urban planning and assistance under section 701 of the Housing Act of 1954, to encourage yg^starV//-^' the planning of recreation trails in connection with the recreation and si Stat. 262.' transportation planning for metropolitan and other urban areas. He '^^ ^^^ '^^^ is further directed, in administering the urban open-space program under title VII of the Housing Act of 1961, to encourage such recrea- J^ sta^ ua^ tion trails. et seq. (c) The Secretary of Agriculture is directed, in accordance with authority vested in him, to encourage States and local agencies and private interests to establish such trails. Suitable mark(d) Such trails may be designated and suitably marked as parts of ings. the nationwide system of trails hj the States, their political subdivisions, or other appropriate administering agencies with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. R I G H T S - O F - W A Y A N D OTHER

PROPERTIES

SEC. 9. (a) The Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture as the case may be, may grant easements and rights-of-way upon, over, under, across, or along any component of the national trails system in accordance with the laws applicable to the national park system and the national forest system, respectively: Provided, That any conditions contained in such easements and rights-of-way shall be related to the policy and purposes of this Act.

Easements and rights-of-way.