H. R. 6282
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 2, 2012
Mr. Amodei introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management, to convey to the City of Carlin, Nevada, in exchange for consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States, to any Federal land within that city that is under the jurisdiction of that agency, and for other purposes.
Conveyance of certain Federal land to City of Carlin, Nevada
City means the City
of Carlin, Nevada.
land means the land located in the City of Carlin, Nevada, that is
identified on the map as
Carlin Selected Parcels.
map means the map
Proposed Carlin, NV, Land Conveyance and dated July 27,
Subject to valid existing rights and not later than 180 days after the date on which the Secretary of the Interior receives an offer from the City to purchase the Federal land, the Secretary, acting through the Bureau of Land Management, shall convey, notwithstanding the land use planning requirements of sections 202 and 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712, 1713), to the City, in exchange for consideration in an amount equal to the fair market value of the Federal land, all right, title, and interest of the United States, to such Federal land.
Appraisal To determine fair market value
The Secretary shall determine the fair market value of the Federal land to be conveyed—
in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); and
based on an appraisal that is conducted in accordance with nationally recognized appraisal standards, including—
the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition; and
the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Availability of map
The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management.
The City shall, at closing for the conveyance authorized under subsection (b), pay or reimburse the Secretary, as appropriate, for the reasonable transaction and administrative personnel costs associated with the conveyance authorized under such subsection, including the costs of appraisal, title searches, maps, and boundary and cadastral surveys.
Conveyance not a major Federal action
A conveyance or combination of conveyances made under this section shall not be considered a major Federal action for purposes of section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)).
Release of United States
Upon making the conveyance under subsection (b), notwithstanding any other provision of law, the United States is released from any and all liabilities or claims of any kind or nature arising from the presence, release, or threat of release of any hazardous substance, pollutant, contaminant, petroleum product (or derivative of a petroleum product of any kind), solid waste, mine materials or mining related features (including tailings, overburden, waste rock, mill remnants, pits, or other hazards resulting from the presence of mining related features) on the Federal land in existence on or before the date of the conveyance.