H.R. 6370 (110th): Oregon Surplus Federal Land Act of 2008

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Sep 25, 2008 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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One Hundred Tenth Congress of the United States of America

At the Second Session

H. R. 6370

AN ACT

To transfer excess Federal property administered by the Coast Guard to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Oregon Surplus Federal Land Act of 2008.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Commandant

The term Commandant means the Commandant of the Coast Guard.

(2)

Light Station

The term Light Station means the Cape Arago Light Station on Chief's Island in the State of Oregon.

(3)

Maps

The term maps means the maps filed under section 3(d).

(4)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(5)

Tribes

The Term Tribes means the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians in the State of Oregon.

3.

Transfer of administrative jurisdiction

(a)

In general

As soon as practicable, but not later than 5 years, after the date of enactment of this Act and subject to subsection (c), the Commandant shall transfer to the Secretary, to hold in trust for the benefit of the Tribes, administrative jurisdiction over the Federal land described in subsection (b).

(b)

Description of land

The Federal land referred to in subsection (a) consists of the parcels of Coast Guard land (including any improvements to the land) comprising approximately 24 acres, located in Coos County, Oregon, in the areas commonly know as Gregory Point and Chief's Island, as depicted on the maps.

(c)

Conditions

(1)

Compliance with applicable law

Before completing the transfer of administrative jurisdiction under subsection (a), the Commandant shall execute any actions required to comply with applicable environmental and cultural resources laws.

(2)

Trust status

On transfer of administrative jurisdiction over the land under subsection (a), the land transferred to the Secretary shall be—

(A)

held in trust by the United States for the Tribes; and

(B)

included in the reservation of the Tribes.

(3)

Maintenance of Cape Arago Light Station

(A)

In general

The transfer of administrative jurisdiction over the Light Station under subsection (a) shall be subject to the conditions that the Tribes—

(i)

shall—

(I)

use, and make reasonable efforts to maintain, the Light Station in accordance with—

(aa)

the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.);

(bb)

the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties under part 68 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations; and

(cc)

any other applicable laws; and

(II)

submit any proposed changes to the Light Station for review and approval by the Secretary, in consultation with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Officer, if the Secretary determines that the changes are consistent with—

(aa)

section 800.5(a)(2)(vii) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations; and

(bb)

the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation under section 67.7 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations;

(ii)

shall make the Light Station available to the general public for educational, park, recreational, cultural, or historic preservation purposes at times and under conditions determined to be reasonable by the Secretary;

(iii)

shall not—

(I)

sell, convey, assign, exchange, or encumber the Cape Arago Light Station (or any part of the Light Station) or any associated historic artifact conveyed in conjunction with the transfer under subsection (a), unless the sale, conveyance, assignment, exchange, or encumbrance is approved by Secretary; or

(II)

conduct any commercial activities at the Cape Arago Light Station (or any part of the Light Station) or in connection with any historic artifact conveyed in conjunction with the transfer under subsection (a) in any manner, unless the commercial activities are approved by the Secretary; and

(iv)

shall allow the United States, at any time, to enter the Light Station without notice, for purposes of ensuring compliance with this section, to the extent that it is not practicable to provide advance notice.

(B)

Reversion

If the Tribes fail to meet any condition described in subparagraph (A), the Light Station, or any associated historic artifact conveyed in conjunction with the transfer under subsection (a), shall, at the option of the Secretary—

(i)

revert to the United States; and

(ii)

be placed under the administrative control of the Secretary.

(d)

Maps and legal descriptions

(1)

In general

As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commandant shall file the maps entitled Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Land Transfer Maps and legal descriptions of the parcels to be transferred under subsection (a) with—

(A)

the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate;

(B)

the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives; and

(C)

the Secretary.

(2)

Force of law

The maps and legal descriptions filed under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Commandant may correct any errors in the maps and legal descriptions.

(3)

Availability

Each map and legal description filed under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate office of the Department of the Interior.

(e)

Easements

The Coast Guard may retain easements on, or other property interests as may be necessary in, the land described in subsection (b) to operate, maintain, relocate, install, improve, replace, or remove any aid to navigation located on the land as may be required by the Coast Guard.

(f)

Tribal fishing rights

No fishing rights of the Tribes that are in existence on the date of enactment of this Act shall be enlarged, impaired, or otherwise affected by the transfer of administrative jurisdiction under subsection (a).

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.