[117th Congress Public Law 48]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

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Public Law 117-48
117th Congress

                                 An Act

 To designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail Route, and for 
         other purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 13, 2021 -  [H.R. 2278]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: 16 USC 1244 

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Map.--The term ``Map'' means the map entitled 
        ``September 11th National Memorial Trail Route Proposed Trail 
        Route,'' numbered 669/176,670A, and dated July 2021.
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National 
        Park Service.
            (3) Trail route.--The term ``Trail Route'' means the 
        September 11th National Memorial Trail Route designated under 
        subsection (b).

    (b) Establishment of Trail Route.--
            (1) Designation.--There is designated a Trail Route, to be 
        known as the ``September 11th National Memorial Trail Route'', 
        to link the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, 
        the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and 
        the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, 
        Pennsylvania. The September 11th National Memorial Trail Route 
                    (A) provide for a tribute to the family members and 
                loved ones who were victims of the attack and the heroes 
                of September 11th, including the first responders in the 
                days, weeks, and months after the attack;
                    (B) be a trail of remembrance to honor the fallen in 
                a tangible way that keeps their memories alive and 
                reaffirms the exceptionalism of our country; and
                    (C) be a celebration of our Nation's resilience and 
                perseverance since September 11, 2001.
            (2) Route.--
                    (A) In general.--The Trail Route shall consist of a 
                series of trails as generally depicted on the Map.
                    (B) Availability of map.--The Map shall be available 
                in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
                    (C) <<NOTE: Federal Register, 
                publication. Notice.>>  Revision.--The Secretary may 
                revise the Map by publication in the Federal Register of 
                a notice of availability of a new Map.

    (c) <<NOTE: Consultation.>>  Administration.--The Trail Route 
program shall be administered by the Secretary in consultation with the 
affected landowners, including any Federal, State, Tribal or local 

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that manage the affected lands, but shall not be considered to be a unit 
of the National Park System or a part of the National Trail System.

    (d) Activities.--To facilitate the administration of the Trail Route 
program and the dissemination of information regarding the Trail Route, 
the Secretary shall--
            (1) produce and disseminate appropriate educational 
        materials regarding the Trail Route, such as handbooks, maps, 
        exhibits, signs, interpretive guides, electronic information, 
        and other interpretive materials;
            (2) <<NOTE: Coordination.>>  coordinate the management and 
        planning of the Trail Route with participating property owners, 
        other Federal agencies, State, Tribal, and local governments, 
        and nonprofit entities;
            (3) create and adopt an official, uniform symbol or device 
        to mark the Trail Route;
            (4) <<NOTE: Guidelines.>>  issue guidelines for the use of 
        the symbol or device adopted under paragraph (3); and
            (5) if deemed appropriate by the Secretary, authorize 
        signage on lands managed by the General Services Administration 
        or the National Park Service in the District of Columbia and its 
        environs, without regard to the requirements of the 
        Commemorative Works Act (40 U.S.C. 8901).

    (e) Agreements.--To ensure effective coordination of the Federal and 
non-Federal properties along the Trail Route, the Secretary may enter 
into agreements with, and provide technical and financial assistance to, 
other Federal agencies, the State, localities, regional governmental 
bodies, and private entities.

    Approved October 13, 2021.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 117-101 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
            July 26, 29, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 1, considered and passed Senate.