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thence north on Sixth Street Southwest to Independence Avenue;
thence west on Independence Avenue to Twelfth Street Southwest;
thence south on Twelfth Street Southwest to D Street Southwest;
thence west on D Street Southwest to Fourteenth Street Southwest;
thence south on Fourteenth Street Southwest to the middle of the Washington Channel;
thence generally south and east along the mid-channel of the Washington Channel to a point due west of the northern boundary line of Fort Lesley McNair;
thence due east to the side of the Washington Channel; thence following generally south and east along the side of the Washington Channel at the mean high water mark, to the point of confluence with the Anacostia River, and along the northern shore at the mean high water mark to the northern most point of the Eleventh Street Bridge; thence generally south and east along the northern side of the Eleventh Street Bridge to the eastern shore of the Anacostia River;
thence generally south and west along such shore at the mean high water mark to the point of confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers;
thence generally south along the eastern shore at the mean high water mark of the Potomac River to the point where it meets the present southeastern boundary line of the District of Columbia;
thence south and west along such southeastern boundary line to the point where it meets the present VirginiaDistrict of Columbia boundary;
thence generally north and west up the Potomac River along the Virginia-District of Columbia boundary to the point of beginning.
(2) STREETS AND SIDEWALKS INCLUDED.-Where the area in paragraph (1) is bounded by a street, the street, and any sidewalk of the street, are included in the area.
(3) FEDERAL PROPERTY THAT AFFRONTED OR ABUTTED THE AREA DEEMED TO BE IN THE AREA.-Federal real property that on December 24, 1973, affronted or abutted the area described in paragraph (1) is deemed to be in the area. For the purposes of this paragraph, federal real property affronting or abutting the area described in paragraph (1)
(A) is deemed to include Fort Lesley McNair, the Washington Navy Yard, the Anacostia Naval Annex, the United States Naval Station, Bolling Air Force Base, and the Naval Research Laboratory; and
(B) does not include any area situated outside of the District of Columbia boundary as it existed immediately prior to December 24, 1973, any part of the Anacostia Park situated east of the northern side of the Eleventh Street Bridge, or any part of the Rock Creek Park.
(b) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER PROVISIONS.—
(1) PROVISIONS COVERING BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS IN AREA NOT AFFECTED.-Except to the extent specifically provided by this section, this section does not
(A) apply to the United States Capitol Buildings and Grounds as defined and described in sections 5101 and 5102, any other buildings and grounds under the care of the Architect of the Capitol, the Supreme Court Building and grounds as described in section 6101 of this title, and the Library of Congress buildings and grounds as defined in section 11 of the Act of August 4, 1950 (2 U.S.C. 167j); and
(B) repeal, amend, alter, modify, or supersede
(i) chapter 51 of this title, section 9, 9A, 9B, 9C or 14 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (ch. 707, 60 Stat. 719, 720), any other general law of the United States, any law enacted by Congress and applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia, or any rule or regulation prescribed pursuant to any of those provisions, that was in effect on January 1, 1975, and that pertained to those buildings and grounds; or
(ii) any authority which existed on December 24, 1973, with respect to those buildings and grounds and was vested on January 1, 1975, in the Senate, the House of Representatives, Congress, any committee, commission, or board of the Senate, the House of Representatives, or Congress, the Architect of the Capitol or any other officer of the legislative branch, the Chief Justice of the United States, the Marshal of the Supreme Court, or the Librarian of Congress.
(2) CONTINUED APPLICATION OF LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND RULES.-Except to the extent otherwise specifically provided in this section, all general laws of the United States and all laws enacted by the Congress and applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia, including regulations and rules prescribed pursuant to any of those laws, that were in effect on January 1, 1975, and which applied to and in the areas included in the National Capital Service Area pursuant to this section continue to be applicable to and in the National Capital Service Area in the same manner and to the same extent as if this section had not been enacted and remain applicable until repealed, amended, altered, modified, or superseded.
(c) AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES AND FACILITIES.-As far as practicable, any service or facility authorized by the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (Public Law 93-198, 87 Stat. 774) to be rendered or furnished (including maintenance of streets and highways, and services under section 1537 of title 31) shall be made available to the Senate, the House of Representatives, Congress, any committee, commission, or board of the Senate, the House of Representatives, or Congress, the Architect of the Capitol, any other officer of the legislative branch who on January 1, 1975, was vested with authority over those buildings and grounds, the Chief Justice of the United States, the Marshal of the Supreme Court, and the Librarian of Congress on their request. If payment would be required for the rendition or furnishing of a similar service or facility to any other federal agency, the recipient, on presentation of proper vouchers and as agreed on by the parties, shall pay for the service or facility in advance or by reimbursement.
(d) RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN ELECTION NOT AFFECTED BY RESIDENCY.-An individual may not be denied the right to vote or
otherwise participate in any manner in any election in the District of Columbia solely because the individual resides in the National Capital Service Area.
§ 8502. National Capital Service Director
(a) ESTABLISHMENT AND COMPENSATION.-There is in the Executive Office of the President the National Capital Service Director who shall be appointed by the President. The Director shall receive compensation at the maximum rate established for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5314 of title 5.
(b) PERSONNEL.-The Director may appoint and fix the rate of compensation of necessary personnel, subject to chapters 33 and 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5.
(1) PRESIDENT.-The President, through the Director and using District of Columbia governmental services to the extent practicable, shall ensure that there is provided in the area described in section 8501(a) of this title adequate fire protection and sanitation services.
(2) DIRECTOR.-Except with respect to that part of the National Capital Service Area comprising the United States Capitol Buildings and Grounds as defined and described in sections 5101 and 5102, the Supreme Court Building and grounds as described in section 6101 of this title, and the Library of Congress buildings and grounds as defined in section 11 of the Act of August 4, 1950 (2 U.S.C. 167j), the Director shall ensure that there is provided in the remainder of the area described in section 8501(a) of this title adequate police protection and maintenance of streets and highways.
8721. Comprehensive plan for the National Capital.
8722. Proposed federal and district developments and projects.
8723. Capital improvements.
8724. Zoning regulations and maps.
8725. Recommendations on platting and subdividing land.
8726. Authorization of appropriations.
SUBCHAPTER IV-ACQUIRING AND DISPOSING OF LAND
8731. Acquiring land for park, parkway, or playground purposes.
8732. Acquiring land subject to limited rights reserved to grantor and limited permanent rights in land adjoining park property.
8733. Lease of land acquired for park, parkway, or playground purposes.
8734. Sale of land by Mayor.
8735. Sale of land by Secretary of the Interior.
Execution of deeds.
8737. Authorization of appropriations.
§ 8701. Findings and purposes
(a) FINDINGS.-Congress finds that—
(1) the location of the seat of government in the District of Columbia has brought about the development of a metropolitan region extending well into adjoining territory in Maryland and Virginia;
(2) effective comprehensive planning is necessary on a regional basis and of continuing importance to the federal establishment;
(3) the distribution of federal installations throughout the region has been and will continue to be a major influence in determining the extent and character of development;
(4) there is needed a central planning agency for the National Capital region to coordinate certain developmental activities of the many different agencies of the Federal and District of Columbia Governments so that those activities may conform with general objectives;
(5) there is an increasing mutuality of interest and responsibility between the various levels of government that calls for coordinate and unified policies in planning both federal and local development in the interest of order and economy;
(6) there are developmental problems of an interstate character, the planning of which requires collaboration between federal, state, and local governments in the interest of equity and constructive action; and
(7) the instrumentalities and procedures provided in this chapter will aid in providing Congress with information and advice requisite to legislation.
(1) IN GENERAL.-The purposes of this chapter (except sections 8733-8736) are—
(A) to secure comprehensive planning for the physical development of the National Capital and its environs;
(B) to provide for the participation of the appropriate planning agencies of the environs in the planning; and (C) to establish the agency and procedures requisite to the administration of the functions of the Federal and District Governments related to the planning.
(2) OBJECTIVE.-The general objective of this chapter (except sections 8733-8736) is to enable appropriate agencies to plan for the development of the federal establishment at the seat of government in a manner
(A) consistent with the nature and function of the National Capital and with due regard for the rights and prerogatives of the adjoining States and local governments to exercise control appropriate to their functions; and
(B) which will, in accordance with present and future needs, best promote public health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity, and the general welfare, as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development.
§ 8702. Definitions
In this chapter
(1) ENVIRONS.—The term "environs" means the territory surrounding the District of Columbia included in the National Capital region.
(2) NATIONAL CAPITAL.-The term "National Capital" means the District of Columbia and territory the Federal Government owns in the environs.
(3) NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION.-The term "National Capital region" means—
(A) the District of Columbia;
(B) Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland:
(C) Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties in Virginia; and
(D) all cities in Maryland or Virginia in the geographic area bounded by the outer boundaries of the combined area of the counties listed in subparagraphs (B) and (C). (4) PLANNING AGENCY.-The term "planning agency" means any city, county, bi-county, part-county, or regional planning agency authorized under state and local laws to make and adopt comprehensive plans.
SUBCHAPTER II-PLANNING AGENCIES
§ 8711. National Capital Planning Commission
(a) ESTABLISHMENT AND PURPOSE.-The National Capital Planning Commission is the central federal planning agency for the Federal Government in the National Capital, created to preserve the important historical and natural features of the National Capital, except for the United States Capitol Buildings and Grounds. (as defined and described in sections 5101 and 5102), any extension of, or additions to, those Buildings and Grounds, and buildings and grounds under the care of the Architect of the Capitol. (b) COMPOSITION.—
(1) MEMBERSHIP.-The National Capital Planning Commission is composed of
(A) ex officio, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, the chairman of the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the chairman of the Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, or an alternate any of those individuals designates; and
(B) five citizens with experience in city or regional planning, three of whom shall be appointed by the President and two of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor. (2) RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT.-The citizen members appointed by the Mayor shall be residents of the District of Columbia. Of the three appointed by the President, at least one shall be a resident of Virginia and at least one shall be a resident of Maryland.
(3) TERMS.-An individual appointed by the President serves for six years. An individual appointed by the Mayor serves for four years. An individual appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the individual being replaced.