H.R. 3603 (110th): Idaho Land Conveyance Act of 2007

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Sep 19, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3603

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 19, 2007

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To authorize the exchange of certain land located in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Idaho Land Conveyance Act of 2007.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Bureau of Land Management land

The term Bureau of Land Management land means a parcel of land—

(A)

the area of which is not more than 50 acres; and

(B)

that is under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior.

(2)

Company

The term Company means the Sun Valley Company.

(3)

National Forest

The term National Forest means the Sawtooth National Forest.

(4)

Forest Service land

The term Forest Service land means a parcel of land—

(A)

the area of which is not more than 50 acres; and

(B)

that is under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.

(5)

Non-Federal land

The term non-Federal land means a parcel of land—

(A)

the area of which is not more than 50 acres; and

(B)

that is owned by the Company.

(6)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture (acting through the Chief of the Forest Service).

(7)

Shoshone District

The term Shoshone District means the Shoshone District of the Bureau of Land Management.

3.

Land exchange; transfer of jurisdiction

(a)

Land exchange

If the Company offers to convey to the Secretary the non-Federal land, the Secretary may—

(1)

accept the offer; and

(2)

on conveyance to the Secretary of the non-Federal land, simultaneously convey to the Company the Forest Service land.

(b)

Transfer of jurisdiction

(1)

In general

On the date on which the Secretary conveys to the Company the Forest Service land under subsection (a)(2)—

(A)

the Secretary shall transfer to the Secretary of the Interior administrative jurisdiction of the non-Federal land; and

(B)

the Secretary of the Interior shall transfer to the Secretary administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management land.

(2)

Boundary adjustments

(A)

Shoshone District

On the date on which the Secretary transfers to the Secretary of the Interior the non-Federal land under paragraph (1)(A)—

(i)

the non-Federal land shall become part of the Shoshone District; and

(ii)

the boundaries of the Shoshone District shall be adjusted to include the non-Federal land.

(B)

National Forest

On the date on which the Secretary of the Interior transfers to the Secretary administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management land under paragraph (1)(B)—

(i)

the Bureau of Land Management land shall become part of the National Forest; and

(ii)

the boundaries of the National Forest shall be adjusted to include the Bureau of Land Management land.

(3)

Management of transferred land

For any parcel of land the jurisdiction of which is transferred under paragraph (1), the applicable Secretary shall manage the parcel of land in accordance with—

(A)

the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.);

(B)

the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.);

(C)

the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and

(D)

all other applicable laws (including regulations).