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H.R. 486 (109th): Holloman Air Force Base Land Exchange Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 14, 2005 (Passed the House).


HR 486 EH

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 486

AN ACT

To provide for a land exchange involving private land and Bureau of Land Management land in the vicinity of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for the purpose of removing private land from the required safety zone surrounding munitions storage bunkers at Holloman Air Force Base.

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

SECTION 1. LAND EXCHANGE, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LAND IN VICINITY OF HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NEW MEXICO.

    (a) Conveyance of Public Land- In exchange for the land described in subsection (b), the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to Randal, Jeffrey, and Timothy Rabon of Otero County, New Mexico (in this section referred to as the `Rabons'), all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to certain public land administered by the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management consisting of a total of approximately 320 acres, as depicted on the map entitled `Alamogordo Rabon Land Exchange' and dated September 24, 2004, and more specifically described as follows:

      (1) SE 1/4 of section 6, township 17 south, range 10 east, New Mexico principal meridian.

      (2) N 1/2 N 1/2 of section 7, township 17 south, range 10 east, New Mexico principal meridian.

    (b) Consideration- As consideration for the conveyance of the real property under subsection (a), the Rabons shall convey to the United States all right, title, and interest held by the Rabons in and to three parcels of land depicted on the map referred to in subsection (a), which consists of approximately 241 acres, is contiguous to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is located within the required safety zone surrounding munitions storage bunkers at the installation. The Secretary shall assume jurisdiction over the land acquired under this subsection. The three parcels are more specifically described as follows:

      (1) Lot 4 in the S1/2 of section 30, township 16 south, range 9 east, New Mexico principal meridian, consisting of approximately 17.6 acres.

      (2) E1/2SW1/4 of section 31, township 16 south, range 9 east, New Mexico principal meridian, consisting of approximately 80 acres.

      (3) Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 of section 31, township 16 south, range 9 east, New Mexico principal meridian, consisting of approximately 143 acres.

    (c) Interests Included in Exchange- Subject to valid existing rights, the land exchange under this section shall include conveyance of all surface, subsurface, mineral, and water rights in the lands.

    (d) Compliance With Existing Law- (1) The Secretary shall carry out the land exchange under this section in the manner provided in section 206 of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716). Notwithstanding subsection (b) of such section, if necessary, a cash equalization payment may be made in excess of 25 percent of the appraised value of the public land to be conveyed under subsection (a).

    (2) The cost of the appraisals performed as part of the land exchange shall be borne by the Secretary.

    (e) Additional Terms and Conditions- The Secretary may require such additional terms and conditions in connection with the land exchange under this section as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.

Passed the House of Representatives March 14, 2005.

Attest:

Clerk.