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H.R. 3796 (105th): To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the administrative site for the Rogue River National Forest and use the proceeds for the construction or improvement of offices and support buildings for the Rogue River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management.


The text of the bill below is as of May 5, 1998 (Introduced).


HR 3796 IH

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3796

To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the administrative site for the Rogue River National Forest and use the proceeds for the construction or improvement of offices and support buildings for the Rogue River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 5, 1998

Mr. SMITH of Oregon introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the administrative site for the Rogue River National Forest and use the proceeds for the construction or improvement of offices and support buildings for the Rogue River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DEFINITION.

    In this Act, the term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of Agriculture.

SEC. 2. SALE OR EXCHANGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SITE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, may sell or exchange any or all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Rogue River National Forest administrative site depicted on the map entitled ‘Rogue River Administrative Conveyance’ dated April 23, 1998, consisting of approximately 5.1 acres.

    (b) EXCHANGE ACQUISITIONS- The Secretary may provide for the construction of administrative facilities in exchange for a conveyance of the administrative site under subsection (a).

    (c) APPLICABLE AUTHORITIES- Except as otherwise provided in this Act, any sale or exchange of an administrative site shall be subject to the laws (including regulations) applicable to the conveyance and acquisition of land for National Forest System purposes.

    (d) CASH EQUALIZATION- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may accept a cash equalization payment in excess of 25 percent of the value of an administrative site in an exchange under subsection (a).

    (e) SOLICITATIONS OF OFFERS- In carrying out this Act, the Secretary may--

      (1) use solicitations of offers for sale or exchange on such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe; and

      (2) reject any offer if the Secretary determines that the offer is not adequate or not in the public interest.

SEC. 3. DISPOSITION OF FUNDS.

    The proceeds of a sale or exchange under section 2 shall be deposited in the fund established under Public Law 90-171 (16 U.S.C. 484a) (commonly known as the ‘Sisk Act’) and shall be available, until expended, for the construction or improvement of offices and support buildings for combined use by the Forest Service for the Rogue River National Forest, and by the Bureau of Land Management.

SEC. 4. REVOCATIONS.

    (a) PUBLIC LAND ORDERS- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, to facilitate the sale or exchange of the administrative site, public land orders withdrawing the administrative site from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws are revoked for any portion of the administrative site, upon conveyance of that portion by the Secretary.

    (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The effective date of a revocation made by this section shall be the date of the patent or deed conveying the administrative site (or portion thereof).