Calendar No. 547
[Report No. 112–239]
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 30, 2011
Mr. Begich (for himself and Ms. Murkowski) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
November 14, 2012
Reported by Mr. Rockefeller, without amendment
To authorize the Secretary of Commerce to convey real property, including improvements, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Ketchikan, Alaska, and for other purposes.
Conveyance certain property of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Ketchikan, Alaska
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the Secretary of Commerce determines that it is in the best interest of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Federal Government to do so, the Secretary may convey to a non-Federal entity, by standard quitclaim deed, real property, including improvements to such property, under the administrative jurisdiction of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, located at 1010 Stedman Street in Ketchikan, Alaska.
For a conveyance under subsection (a), the Secretary shall require that the United States receive consideration of not less than the fair market value of the property or rights conveyed.
Consideration under this subsection may include any combination of—
property (either real or personal);
cash or cash equivalents; and
consideration in-kind, including—
provision of space, goods, or services of benefit, including construction, repair, remodeling, or other physical improvements;
maintenance of property;
provision of office, storage, or other useable space; or
relocation services associated with conveyance of property under this section.
Determination of fair market value
The Secretary shall determine fair market value for purposes of paragraph (1) based on a highest- and best-use appraisal of the properties conveyed under subsection (a) conducted in conformance with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice.
Use of proceeds
Any amounts received under subsection (b) by the United States as proceeds of any conveyance under this section shall be available to the Secretary, subject to appropriation, for the acquisition, whether through lease or purchase of real property, and associated design and construction of a new port facility in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, that is under the administrative jurisdiction of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.
The exact acreage and legal description of the real property to be conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary of Commerce. The cost of the survey shall be borne by the Secretary of Commerce.
The Secretary may exchange all or any portion of the real property under subsection (a) as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interest of the United States.
During any transition period necessary for the relocation to a new port facility under subsection (c), the Secretary may, subject to the availability of appropriations, acquire such temporary facilities and associated services, through lease, license, or permit as may be necessary for such relocation.
Additional terms and conditions
The Secretary may require such additional terms and conditions with a conveyance under subsection (a) as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interest of the United States.
November 14, 2012
Reported without amendment