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SUBCHAPTER II-NATIONAL VISITOR FACILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION
§ 6921. Establishment, composition, and meetings
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-There is a National Visitor Facilities Advisory Commission.
(1) MEMBERSHIP.-The Commission is composed of-
(B) the Administrator of General Services;
(C) the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution;
(D) the Chairman of the National Capital Planning Commission;
(E) the Chairman of the Commission of Fine Arts;
(F) six Members of the Senate, three from each party, to be appointed by the President of the Senate;
(G) six Members of the House of Representatives, three from each party, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and
(H) three individuals appointed by the President, at least two of whom shall not be officers of the Federal Government, and one member of whom shall be a representative of the District of Columbia government.
(2) CHAIRMAN.-The Secretary of the Interior serves as the Chairman of the Commission.
(3) SERVICE OF NON-FEDERAL MEMBERS.-Non-federal members serve at the pleasure of the President.
(c) MEETINGS.-The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chairman.
§ 6922. Duties
(a) IN GENERAL.-The National Visitor Facilities Advisory Commission shall—
(1) conduct continuing investigations and studies of sites and plans to provide additional facilities and services for visitors and students coming to the Nation's Capital; and
(2) advise the Secretary of the Interior and the Administrator of General Services on the planning, construction, acquisition, and operation of those visitor facilities.
(b) STAFF AND FACILITIES.-The Director of the National Park Service, in consultation with the Administrator, shall provide the necessary staff and facilities to assist the Commission in carrying out its duties under this subchapter.
§ 6923. Compensation and expenses
Members of the National Visitor Facilities Advisory Commission who are not officers or employees of the Federal Government or the government of the District of Columbia are entitled to receive compensation under section 3109 of title 5 and expenses under section 5703 of title 5.
§ 6924. Reports and recommendations
The National Visitor Facilities Advisory Commission shall report to the Secretary of the Interior and the Administrator of General Services the results of its studies and investigations. A report recommending additional facilities for visitors shall include the Commission's recommendations as to sites for the facilities to be
provided, preliminary plans, specifications, and architectural drawings for the facilities, and the estimated cost of the recommended sites and facilities.
PART D-PUBLIC BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND PARKS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
8101. Supervision of public buildings and grounds in District of Columbia not otherwise provided for by law.
8102. Protection of Federal Government buildings in District of Columbia. 8103. Application of District of Columbia laws to public buildings and grounds. 8104. Regulation of private and semipublic buildings adjacent to public buildings and grounds.
8105. Approval by Administrator of General Services.
8106. Buildings on reservations, parks, or public grounds.
8107. Advertisements and sales in or around Washington Monument.
8108. Use of public buildings for public ceremonies.
8121. Improper appropriation of streets.
8122. Jurisdiction over portion of Constitution Avenue.
8123. Record of transfer of jurisdiction between Director of National Park Service and Mayor of District of Columbia.
8124. Transfer of jurisdiction between Federal and District of Columbia authori
8125. Public spaces resulting from filling of canals.
8126. Temporary occupancy of Potomac Park by Secretary of Agriculture.
8127. Part of Washington Aqueduct for playground purposes.
SUBCHAPTER III-SERVICES FOR FACILITIES
8141. Contract to rent buildings in the District of Columbia not to be made until appropriation enacted.
8142. Rent of other buildings.
8144. Delivery of fuel for use during ensuing fiscal year.
8161. Reservation of parking spaces for Members of Congress.
8162. Ailanthus trees prohibited.
8163. Use of greenhouses and nursery for trees, shrubs, and plants.
8164. E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse.
8165. Services for Office of Personnel Management.
§ 8101. Supervision of public buildings and grounds in District of Columbia not otherwise provided for by law
(a) IN GENERAL.-Under regulations the President prescribes, the Administrator of General Services shall have charge of the public buildings and grounds in the District of Columbia, except those buildings and grounds which otherwise are provided for by law.
(b) NOTICE OF UNLAWFUL OCCUPANCY.-If the Administrator, or the officer under the direction of the Administrator who is in immediate charge of those public buildings and grounds, decides that an individual is unlawfully occupying any part of that public land, the Administrator or officer in charge shall notify the United States marshal for the District of Columbia in writing of the unlawful occupation.
(c) EJECTION OF TRESPASSER.-The marshal shall have the trespasser ejected from the public land and shall restore possession of the land to the officer charged by law with the custody of the land.
§ 8102. Protection of Federal Government buildings in District of Columbia
The Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury may prohibit
(1) a vehicle from parking or standing on a street or roadway adjacent to a building in the District of Columbia—
(A) at least partly owned or possessed by, or leased to, the Federal Government; and
(B) used by law enforcement authorities subject to their jurisdiction; and
(2) a person or entity from conducting business on property immediately adjacent to a building described in paragraph (1). § 8103. Application of District of Columbia laws to public buildings and grounds
(a) APPLICATION OF LAWS.-Laws and regulations of the District of Columbia for the protection of public or private property and the preservation of peace and order are extended to all public buildings and public grounds belonging to the Federal Government in the District of Columbia.
(b) PENALTIES.-A person shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than six months, or both if the person
(1) is guilty of disorderly and unlawful conduct in or about those public buildings or public grounds;
(2) willfully injures the buildings or shrubs;
(3) pull downs, impairs, or otherwise injures any fence, wall, or other enclosure;
(4) injures any sink, culvert, pipe, hydrant, cistern, lamp, or bridge; or
(5) removes any stone, gravel, sand, or other property of the Government, or any other part of the public grounds or lots belonging to the Government in the District of Columbia. § 8104. Regulation of private and semipublic buildings adjacent to public buildings and grounds
(a) FACTORS FOR DEVELOPMENT.-In view of the provisions of the Constitution respecting the establishment of the seat of the National Government, the duties it imposed on Congress in connection with establishing the seat of the National Government, and the solicitude shown and the efforts exerted by President Washington in the planning and development of the Capital City, the development should proceed along the lines of good order, good taste, and with due regard to the public interests involved, and a reasonable degree of control should be exercised over the architecture of private or semipublic buildings adjacent to public buildings and grounds of major importance.
(b) SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION TO COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS.The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall submit to the Commission on Fine Arts an application for a permit to erect or alter any building, a part of which fronts or abuts on the grounds of the Capitol, the grounds of the White House, the part of Pennsylvania Avenue extending from the Capitol to the White House,
Lafayette Park, Rock Creek Park, the Zoological Park, the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Potomac Park, or The Mall Park System and public buildings adjacent to the System, or abuts on any street bordering any of those grounds or parks, so far as the plans relate to height and appearance, color, and texture of the materials of exterior construction.
(c) REPORT TO MAYOR.-The Commission shall report promptly its recommendations to the Mayor, including any changes the Commission decides are necessary to prevent reasonably avoidable impairment of the public values belonging to the public building or park. If the Commission fails to report its approval or disapproval of a plan within 30 days, the report is deemed approved and a permit may be issued.
(d) ACTION BY THE MAYOR.-The Mayor shall take action the Mayor decides is necessary to effect reasonable compliance with the recommendation under subsection (c).
§ 8105. Approval by Administrator of General Services
Subject to applicable provisions of existing law relating to the functions in the District of Columbia of the National Capital Planning Commission and the Commission of Fine Arts, only the Administrator of General Services is required to approve sketches, plans, and estimates for buildings to be constructed by the Administrator, except that the Administrator and the United States Postal Service must approve buildings designed for post-office purposes. § 8106. Buildings on reservations, parks, or public grounds A building or structure shall not be erected on any reservation, park, or public grounds of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia without express authority of Congress.
§ 8107. Advertisements and sales in or around Washington Monument
Except on the written authority of the Director of the National Park Service, advertisements of any kind shall not be displayed, and articles of any kind shall not be sold, in or around the Washington Monument.
§ 8108. Use of public buildings for public ceremonies
Except as expressly authorized by law, public buildings in the District of Columbia (other than the Capitol Building and the White House), and the approaches to those public buildings, shall not be used or occupied in connection with ceremonies for the inauguration of the President or other public functions.
§ 8121. Improper appropriation of streets
(a) AUTHORITY.-The Secretary of the Interior shall
(1) prevent the improper appropriation or occupation of any public street, avenue, square, or reservation in the District of Columbia that belongs to the Federal Government;
(2) reclaim the street, avenue, square, or reservation if unlawfully appropriated;
(3) prevent the erection of any permanent building on property reserved to or for the use of the Government, unless plainly authorized by law; and
(4) report to Congress at the beginning of each session on the Secretary's proceedings in the premises, together with a full statement of all property described in this subsection, and how, and by what authority, the property is occupied or claimed. (b) APPLICATION.-This section does not interfere with the temporary and proper occupation of any part of the property described in subsection (a), by lawful authority, for the legitimate purposes of the Government.
§ 8122. Jurisdiction over portion of Constitution Avenue
The Director of the National Park Service has jurisdiction over that part of Constitution Avenue west of Virginia Avenue that was under the control of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia prior to May 27, 1908.
§ 8123. Record of transfer of jurisdiction between Director of National Park Service and Mayor of District of Columbia
When in accordance with law or mutual legal agreement, spaces or portions of public land are transferred between the jurisdiction of the Director of the National Park Service, as established by the Act of July 1, 1898 (ch. 543, 30 Stat. 570), and the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the letters of transfer and acceptance exchanged between them are sufficient authority for the necessary change in the official maps and for record when necessary.
§ 8124. Transfer of jurisdiction between Federal and District of Columbia authorities
(a) TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION.-Federal and District of Columbia authorities administering properties in the District that are owned by the Federal Government or by the District may transfer jurisdiction over any part of the property among or between themselves for purposes of administration and maintenance under conditions the parties agree on. The National Capital Planning Commission shall recommend the transfer before it is completed.
(b) REPORT TO CONGRESS.-The District authorities shall report all transfers and agreements to Congress.
(c) CERTAIN LAWS NOT REPEALED.-Subsection (a) does not repeal any law in effect on May 20, 1932, which authorized the transfer of jurisdiction of certain land among and between federal and District authorities.
§ 8125. Public spaces resulting from filling of canals
The Director of the National Park Service has jurisdiction over all public spaces resulting from the filling of canals in the original city of Washington that were not under the jurisdiction of the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army as of August 1, 1914, except spaces included in the navy yard or in actual use as roadways and sidewalks and spaces assigned by law to the District of Columbia for use as a property yard and the location of a sewage pumping station. The spaces shall be laid out as reservations as a part of the park system of the District of Columbia. § 8126. Temporary occupancy of Potomac Park by Secretary of Agriculture
(a) NOT MORE THAN 75 ACRES.-The Director of the National Park Service may allow the Secretary of Agriculture to temporarily