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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 398, 404 -JULY 30, 1947 Lease of land for publicpark. Granting of right- of-way. Constructioncosts. July 30, 1947 18. 364] [Public Law 289] Surplus Property Act of 1944, amend- ments. 58 Stat. 771. 1622 (c). Harbor or port ter- minal. 58 Stat. 770. 1622. Conveyance of prop- erty for development of public airport. 49U.8.C.if1101- 1119. Conditions of dis- poeal Virginia, situated between the West Fork River and the line of the Clarksburg and Western Electric Railway and known as the Maxwell estate; (2) to lease to the city of Clarksburg, West Virginia, at a nominal consideration, so much of the westerly portion of such tract as is not presently needed for the purposes of such facility, upon con- dition that such portion be maintained by the city of Clarksburg as a public park until such time as it may be needed for the purposes of such facility, and upon such further terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the Administrator and such city; (3) to grant to the State of West Virginia a right-of-way across such tract of land for a public highway connecting United States Highway Numbered 19 with the highway known as the Clarksburg-Mount Clare Road; and (4) to enter into an agreement with the State Road Commission of the State of West Virginia to bear not to exceed 35 per centum of the costs of construction of such public highway and any necessary bridges thereon. Approved July 30, 1947. [CHAPTER 404] AN ACT To expedite the disposition of Government surplus airports, airport facilities, and equipment and to assure their disposition in such manner as will best encourage and foster the development of civilian aviation and preserve for national defense purposes a strong, efficient, and properly maintained Nation- wide system of public airports, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (c) of section 13 of the Surplus Property Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 765), as amended, is amended to read as follows: "(c) No harbor or port terminal, including necessary operating equipment, shall be otherwise disposed of until it has first been offered, under regulations to be prescribed by the Administrator, for sale or lease to the State, political subdivision thereof, and any municipality, in which it is situated, and to all municipalities in the vicinity thereof." SEC. 2. Section 13 of the Surplus Property Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 765), as amended, is hereby amended by adding a new subsection (g) reading as follows: "(g) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any disposal agency designated pursuant to this Act may, with the approval of the Administrator, convey or dispose of to any State, political sub- division, municipality, or tax-supported institution, without monetary consideration to the United States, but subject to the terms, conditions, reservations, and restrictions hereinafter provided for, all of the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to any surplus real or personal property (exclusive of property the highest and best use of which is determined by the Administrator to be industrial and which shall be so classified for disposal without regard to the provisions of this subsection) which, in the determination of the Administrator of Civil Aeronautics, is essential, suitable, or desirable for the develop- ment, improvement, operation, or maintenance of a public airport as defined in the Federal Airport Act (60 Stat. 170) or reasonably neces- sary to fulfill the immediate and foreseeable future requirements of the grantee for the development, improvement. operation, or main- tenance of a public airport, including property needed to develop sources of revenue from nonaviation businesses at a public airport. "(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3) hereof, all property disposed of under the authority of this subsection shall be disposed of on and subject to the following terms, conditions, reservations, and restrictions: [61 STAT.