Ownership and Control of U.S. Virgin Islands Monument Lands, B-287626, November 15, 2002
B-287626: Nov 15, 2002
A number of questions have been raised relating to these monuments. We have been asked for our opinion about who owns the lands encompassed by the monument designations. As those terms are used under the Antiquities Act. The only possible exception is an 1. We conclude that those lands are neither U.S.-owned nor -controlled.