Agreement between the Departments of the Navy and Interior for the Use of Land at Sachuest Point, Rhode Island
LCD-77-344: Published: May 6, 1977. Publicly Released: May 6, 1977.
- Full Report:
The Departments of the Navy and Interior have an agreement for the use of land at Sachuest Point, Rhode Island. Procedures for use and disposal of real property are specified under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949.
None of the agencies involved in the transactions concerning the use of the 102-acre parcel of land under dispute appears to have observed a principal objective of the Property Act, which is to promote the maximum use of federal property and the orderly disposition of excess property under the centralized direction of the General Services Administration (GSA).
Recommendation for Executive Action
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Recommendation: The Secretary of the Interior should direct the Fish and Wildlife Service to meet with the Department of the Navy to discuss the recreational needs in the area and to permit the Navy's continued use of the beach club property, if that is the most efficient and economical solution. The Secretary of the Navy should direct the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to complete the screening of the 102-acre parcel for Department of Defense requirements and, if not needed, to report it to GSA as excess. The Administrator of the GSA should direct the regional administrator to withdraw a 1975 environmental impact assessment; officially notify the town of Middletown, Rhode Island, that disposition of the land to other parties cannot be considered at this time; and follow normal procedures for screening the property if it is declared excess by the Department of Defense.