[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 114 (Friday, June 13, 1997)]
[Pages 32368-32369]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-15550]



National Park Service

National Park System Units in the State of Tennessee

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of concurrent jurisdiction.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the State of Tennessee has 
conveyed concurrent legislative jurisdiction over the lands and waters 
within the exterior boundaries of National Park System Units in the 
State of Tennessee. Additionally, the National Park Service (NPS) is 
retroceding concurrent jurisdiction to the State of Tennessee over 
certain NPS lands in the State where the United States currently has 
exclusive jurisdiction.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Concurrent jurisdiction within NPS units in the State 
of Tennessee became effective on April 23, 1997.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Burnett, Ranger Activities 
Division, National Park Service, Washington, D.C. Telephone 202208-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 23, 1997, in accordance with 
section 4-1-106 (1975), Tennessee Code Annotated, the Honorable Don 
Sundquist, Governor of the State of Tennessee, ceded by agreement to 
the NPS concurrent legislative jurisdiction over lands and waters 
administered by the NPS in the State of Tennessee. Acting in accordance 
with the provisions of 16 U.S.C. 1a-3 and 40 U.S.C. 255, Director of 
the National Park Service Roger Kennedy signed the agreement on April 
8, 1996. In addition, the United States retrocedes to the State of 
Tennessee concurrent jurisdiction to certain lands currently subject to 
the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States. The agreement became 
effective on the date of the last signature, April 23, 1997.

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    The NPS areas affected by this agreement include:

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Foothills Parkway (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Natchez Trace Parkway
Obed Wild and Scenic River
Shiloh National Military Park
Stones River National Battlefield

    Dated: June 5, 1997.
Chris Andress,
Chief, Ranger Activities Division, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 97-15550 Filed 6-12-97; 8:45 am]