H.R. 6282 (112th): 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 with

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Aug 02, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6282

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2012

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

A BILL

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.

1.

Conveyance of certain Federal land to City of Carlin, Nevada

(a)

Definitions

(1)

City

The term City means the City of Carlin, Nevada.

(2)

Federal land

The term Federal land means the land located in the City of Carlin, Nevada, that is identified on the map as Carlin Selected Parcels.

(3)

Map

The term map means the map entitled Proposed Carlin, NV, Land Conveyance and dated July 27, 2012.

(b)

Conveyance required

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.

(c)

Appraisal To determine fair market value

The Secretary shall determine the fair market value of the Federal land to be conveyed—

(1)

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

(2)

based on an appraisal that is conducted in accordance with nationally recognized appraisal standards, including—

(A)

the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition; and

(B)

the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

(d)

Availability of map

The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management.

(e)

Costs

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.

(f)

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)).

(g)

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.