H. R. 3575
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 18, 2007
Mr. Matheson introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To provide for the sale of approximately 25 acres of public land to the Turnabout Ranch, Escalante, Utah, at fair market value.
In this Act:
The term Federal land means the approximately
25 acres of Bureau of Land Management land identified on the map as
Lands to be conveyed to Turnabout Ranch.
term map means the map entitled
Conveyance dated May 12, 2006, and on file in the office of the
Director of the Bureau of Land Management.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term Monument means the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument located in southern Utah.
The term Turnabout Ranch means the Turnabout Ranch in Escalante, Utah, owned by Aspen Education Group.
Conveyance of Federal land to Turnabout Ranch
Notwithstanding the land use planning requirements of sections 202 and 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1713), if not later than 30 days after completion of the appraisal required under subsection (b), Turnabout Ranch of Escalante, Utah submits to the Secretary an offer to acquire the Federal land for the appraised value, the Secretary shall, not later than 30 days after the date of the offer, convey to Turnabout Ranch all right, title, and interest to the Federal land, subject to valid existing rights.
later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall
complete an appraisal of the Federal land. The appraisal shall be completed in
accordance with the
Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land
Acquisitions and the
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal
Practice. All costs associated with the appraisal shall be born by
Payment of consideration
Not later than 30 days after the date on which the Federal land is conveyed under subsection (a), as a condition of the conveyance, Turnabout Ranch shall pay to the Secretary an amount equal to the appraised value of the Federal land, as determined under subsection (b).
Costs of conveyance
As a condition of the conveyance, any costs of the conveyance under subsection (a) shall be paid by Turnabout Ranch.
Disposition of proceeds
The Secretary shall deposit the proceeds from the conveyance of the Federal land under subsection (a) in the Federal Land Deposit Account established by section 206 of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, Public Law 106–248, to be expended in accordance with that Act.
Modification of monument boundary
When the conveyance authorized by section 2 is completed, the boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in the State of Utah are hereby modified to exclude the Federal land conveyed to Turnabout Ranch.