PUBLIC LAW 87-126-AUG. 7, 1961
[75 S T A T.
the date of enactment of this Act provided such application is made not later than the date of establishment of the seashore. erty."*"**^*** P'°P" (d) The term "improved property," wherever used in this Act, shall mean a detached, one-family dwelling the construction of which was begun before September 1, 1959 (hereinafter referred to as "dwelling"), together with so much of the land on which the dwelling is situated, the said land being in the same ownership as the dwelling, as the Secretary shall designate to be reasonably necessary for the enjoyment of the dwelling for the sole purpose of noncommercial residential use, together with any structures accessory to the dwelling which are situated on the land so designated. The amount of the land so designated shall in every case be at least three acres in area, or all of such lesser amount as may be held in the same ownership as the dwelling, and in making such designation the Secretary shall take into account the manner of noncommercial residential use in which the dwelling and land have customarily been enjoyed: Provided, however, That the Secretary may exclude from the land so desigijtated any beach or waters, together with so much of the land adjoining such beach or waters as the Secretary may deem necessary for public access thereto. (e) Nothing in this section or elsewhere in this Act shall be construed to prohibit the use of condemnation as a means of acquiring a clear and marketable title, free of any and all encumbrances. uiLti"nr.*^^ "' '** ^^^' ^- (^) ^ ^ ^^^^ after the enactment of this Act as may be practicable, the Secretary shall issue regulations specifying standards for approval by him of zoning bylaws for purposes of section 4 of this Act. The Secretary may issue amended regulations specifying standards for approval by him of zoning bylaws whenever he shall consider such amended regulations to be desirable due to changed or unforeseen conditions. cli^re'^8.* " ° " *° ^11 regulations and amended regulations proposed to be issued under authority of the two preceding sentences of this subsection shall be submitted to the Congress and to the towns named in section 1 of this Act at least ninety calendar days (which ninety days, however, shall not include days on which either the House of Representatives or the Senate is not in session because of an adjournment of more than three calendar days to a day certain) before they become effective and the Secretary shall, before promulgating any such proposed regulations or amended regulations in final form, take due account of any suggestions for their modification which he may receive during said ^publication in j^jj^gj3y.(jay peHod. All such regulations and amended regulations shall, both in their proposed form and in their final form, be published in the Federal Register. Zoning bylaws. x h e Secretary shall approve any zoning bylaw and any amendment ^^^°^ ' to any approved zoning bylaws submitted to him which conforms to the standards contained in the regulations in effect at the time of the adoption by the town of such bylaw or such amendment unless before the time of adoption he has submitted to the Congress and the towns and published in the Federal Register as aforesaid proposed amended regulations with which the bylaw or amendment would not be in conformity, in which case he may withhold his approval pending completion of the review and final publication provided for in this subsection and shall thereafter approve the bylaw or amendment only if it is in conformity with the amended regulations in their final form. Such appro^'al shall not be withdrawn or revoked, nor shall its effect be altered for purposes of section 4 of this Act by issuance of any such amended regulations after the date of such approval, so long as such bylaw or such amendment remains in effect as approved.