S. 2471 (112th): Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Apr 26, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2471

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 26, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Lee) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act.

2.

Land conveyance, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

(a)

Conveyance required

On the request of Brigham Young University submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall convey, not later than one year after receiving the request, to Brigham Young University all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to an approximately 80-acre parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in the State of Utah consisting of the SE¼SE¼ of section 32, T. 6 S., R. 3 E., and the NE¼NE¼ of section 5, T. 7 S., R. 3 E., Salt Lake Base & Meridian. The conveyance shall be subject to valid existing rights and shall be made by quitclaim deed.

(b)

Consideration

(1)

Consideration required

As consideration for the land conveyed under subsection (a), Brigham Young University shall pay to the Secretary an amount equal to the fair market value of the land, as determined by an appraisal approved by the Secretary and conducted in conformity with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions and section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716).

(2)

Deposit

The consideration received by the Secretary under paragraph (1) shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury to reduce the Federal deficit.

(c)

Guaranteed public access to Y mountain trail

After the conveyance under subsection (a), Brigham Young University represents that it will—

(1)

continue to allow the same reasonable public access to the trailhead and portion of the Y Mountain Trail already owned by Brigham Young University as of the date of the enactment of this Act that Brigham Young University has historically allowed; and

(2)

allow that same reasonable public access to the portion of the Y Mountain Trail and the Y symbol located on the land described in subsection (a).

(d)

Survey and Administrative Costs

The exact acreage and legal description of the land to be conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary. Brigham Young University shall pay the reasonable costs of survey, appraisal, and any administrative analyses required by law.