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H.R. 5739 (112th): Former Charleston Naval Base Land Exchange Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of May 11, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

I

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5739

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 11, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Clyburn) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To provide for an exchange of land between the Department of Homeland Security and the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Former Charleston Naval Base Land Exchange Act of 2012.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Federal land

The term Federal land means the parcels consisting of approximately 10.499 acres of land (including improvements) that are owned by the United States, located on the former U.S. Naval Base Complex in North Charleston, South Carolina, and included within the Charleston County Tax Assessor’s Office Tax Map Number 400-00-00-004, and shown as New Parcel B in that certain plat of Forsberg Engineering and Surveying Inc., dated May 25, 2007, entitled in part “Plat Showing the Subdivision of TMS 400-00-00-004 into Parcel B and Remaining Residual (Parcel A).

(2)

Non-Federal land

The term non-Federal land means the 3 parcels of land (including improvements) authorized to be conveyed to the United States under this Act.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(4)

State Ports Authority

The term State Ports Authority means the South Carolina State Ports Authority, an agency of the State of South Carolina.

3.

Land exchange

(a)

Land exchange

(1)

In general

In exchange for the conveyance to the Secretary, by quitclaim deed, of all right, title, and interest of the State Ports Authority to the non-Federal land owned by the State Ports Authority, the Secretary is authorized to convey to the State Ports Authority, by quitclaim deed, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land.

(2)

Exchange

If the State Ports Authority offers to convey to the Secretary all right, title, and interest of the State Ports Authority in and to the non-Federal parcels identified in subsection (b), the Secretary—

(A)

is authorized to accept the offer; and

(B)

on acceptance of the offer, shall simultaneously convey to the State Ports Authority all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to approximately 10.499 acres of Federal land.

(b)

Non-Federal Land Described

The non-Federal land (including improvements) to be conveyed under this section consists of—

(1)

the approximately 18.736 acres of land that is owned by the State Ports Authority, located on S. Hobson Avenue, and currently depicted in the Charleston County Tax Assessor’s Office as Tax Map Number 400-00-00-158, and as New I-48.55 Parcel B, containing 18.736 acres, on the plat recorded in the Charleston County RMC Office in Plat Book EL, at page 280;

(2)

the approximately 4.069 acres of land that is owned by the State Ports Authority, located on Thompson Avenue and the Cooper River, and currently depicted in the Charleston County Tax Assessor’s Office as Tax Map Number 400-00-00-156, and as New II-121.44 Parcel C, containing 4.069 acres, on the plat recorded in the Charleston County RMC Office in Plat Book L09, at pages 0391-393; and

(3)

the approximately 2.568 acres of land that is owned by the State Ports Authority, located on Partridge Avenue, and currently depicted in the Charleston County Tax Assessor’s Office as Tax Map Number 400-00-00-157, and as New II-121.44 Parcel B, containing 2.568 acres, on the plat recorded in the Charleston County RMC Office in Plat Book L09, at pages 0391-0393.

(c)

Land title

Title to the non-Federal land conveyed to the Secretary under this section shall—

(1)

be acceptable to the Secretary; and

(2)

conform to the title approval standards of the Attorney General of the United States applicable to land acquisitions by the Federal Government.

4.

Exchange terms and conditions

(a)

In general

The conveyance of Federal land under section 3 shall be subject to—

(1)

any valid existing rights; and

(2)

any additional terms and conditions that the Secretary determines to be appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.

(b)

Costs

The costs of carrying out the exchange of land under section 3 shall be shared equally by the Secretary and the State Ports Authority.

(c)

Equal value exchange

Notwithstanding the appraised value of the land exchanged under section 3, the values of the Federal and non-Federal land in the land exchange under section 3 shall be considered to be equal.

5.

Boundary adjustment

On acceptance of title to the non-Federal land by the Secretary—

(1)

the non-Federal land shall be added to and administered as part of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; and

(2)

the boundaries of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center shall be adjusted to exclude the exchanged Federal land.