H.R. 643 (112th): Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jul 20, 2011 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 106

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 643

[Report No. 112–161]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 10, 2011

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

July 20, 2011

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 10, 2011


A BILL

To provide for the exchange of certain land located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

District

The term District means the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District of Boulder, Colorado.

(2)

Federal land

The term Federal land means—

(A)

the parcel of approximately 1.52 acres of land in the National Forest that is generally depicted on the map numbered 1, entitled Sugarloaf Fire Protection District Proposed Land Exchange, and dated November 12, 2009; and

(B)

the parcel of approximately 3.56 acres of land in the National Forest that is generally depicted on the map numbered 2, entitled Sugarloaf Fire Protection District Proposed Land Exchange, and dated November 12, 2009.

(3)

National forest

The term National Forest means the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests located in the State of Colorado.

(4)

Non-Federal land

The term non-Federal land means the parcel of approximately 5.17 acres of non-Federal land in unincorporated Boulder County, Colorado, that is generally depicted on the map numbered 3, entitled Sugarloaf Fire Protection District Proposed Land Exchange, and dated November 12, 2009.

(5)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture.

3.

Land exchange

(a)

In general

Subject to the provisions of this Act, if the District offers to convey to the Secretary all right, title, and interest of the District in and to the non-Federal land, and the offer is acceptable to the Secretary—

(1)

the Secretary shall accept the offer; and

(2)

on receipt of acceptable title to the non-Federal land, the Secretary shall convey to the District all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land.

(b)

Applicable law

Section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716) shall apply to the land exchange authorized under subsection (a), except that—

(1)

the Secretary may accept a cash equalization payment in excess of 25 percent of the value of the Federal land; and

(2)

as a condition of the land exchange under subsection (a), the District shall—

(A)

pay each cost relating to any land surveys and appraisals of the Federal land and non-Federal land; and

(B)

enter into an agreement with the Secretary that allocates any other administrative costs between the Secretary and the District.

(c)

Additional terms and conditions

The land exchange under subsection (a) shall be subject to—

(1)

valid existing rights; and

(2)

any terms and conditions that the Secretary may require.

(d)

Time for completion of land exchange

It is the intent of Congress that the land exchange under subsection (a) shall be completed not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.

(e)

Authority of Secretary To conduct sale of Federal land

(1)

In general

In accordance with paragraph (2), if the land exchange under subsection (a) is not completed by the date that is 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary may offer to sell to the District the Federal land.

(2)

Value of Federal land

The Secretary may offer to sell to the District the Federal land for the fair market value of the Federal land.

(f)

Management and status of acquired land

The non-Federal land acquired by the Secretary under this section shall be—

(1)

added to, and administered as part of, the National Forest; and

(2)

managed by the Secretary in accordance with—

(A)

the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the Weeks Law) (16 U.S.C. 480 et seq.); and

(B)

any laws (including regulations) applicable to the National Forest.

(g)

Revocation of orders; withdrawal

(1)

Revocation of orders

Any public order withdrawing the Federal land from entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws is revoked to the extent necessary to permit the conveyance of the Federal land to the District.

(2)

Withdrawal

On the date of enactment of this Act, if not already withdrawn or segregated from entry and appropriation under the public land laws (including the mining and mineral leasing laws) and the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.), the Federal land is withdrawn until the date of the conveyance of the Federal land to the District.

July 20, 2011

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed