[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 126, 112th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

Public Law 112-182
112th Congress

An Act

To authorize the exchange of land or interest in land between Lowell
National Historical Park and the city of Lowell in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, and for other purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>

This Act may be cited as the ``Lowell National Historical Park Land
Exchange Act of 2012''.

The Act entitled ``An act to provide for the establishment of the
Lowell National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
and for other purposes'' approved June 5, 1978 (Public Law 95-290; 16
U.S.C. 410cc et seq.), is amended in section 202, by <> adding at the end the following:

``(d)(1) The Secretary may exchange any land or interest in land
within the boundaries of the park for any land or interest in land owned
by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the city of Lowell, or the
University of Massachusetts Building Authority.
``(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), an exchange under this
subsection shall be subject to the laws, regulations, and policies
applicable to exchanges of land administered by the National Park
Service and any other terms and conditions that the Secretary determines
to be necessary to protect the interests of the United States.
``(3) Where facilities or infrastructure required for the management
and operation of the Lowell National Historical Park exists on the
Federal land to be exchanged, and the non-Federal land or interest in
land to be exchanged is not of equal value, the values shall be
equalized by the payment of cash to the Secretary. The Secretary shall
not be required to equalize the values of any exchange conducted under
this subsection if the land or interest

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in land received by the Federal Government exceeds the value of the
Federal land or interest in land exchanged.''.

Approved October 5, 2012.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-450 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
Apr. 24, 26, considered and passed House.
Sept. 21, considered and passed Senate.