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S. 535 (112th): Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 9, 2011 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 139

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 535

[Report No. 112–59]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 9, 2011

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

August 30 (legislative day, August 2), 2011

Reported under authority of the order of the Senate of August 2, 2011, by , without amendment

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands within Fort Pulaski National Monument, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act.

2.

Lease authorization

(a)

In general

The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the “Secretary”) may lease to the Savannah Bar Pilots Association, or a successor organization, no more than 30,000 square feet of land and improvements within Fort Pulaski National Monument (referred to in this section as the “Monument”) at the location on Cockspur Island that has been used continuously by the Savannah Bar Pilots Association since 1940.

(b)

Rental fee and proceeds

(1)

Rental fee

For the lease authorized by this Act, the Secretary shall require a rental fee based on fair market value adjusted, as the Secretary deems appropriate, for amounts to be expended by the lessee for property preservation, maintenance, or repair and related expenses.

(2)

Proceeds

Disposition of the proceeds from the rental fee required pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be made in accordance with section 3(k)(5) of Public Law 91–383 (16 U.S.C. 1a–2(k)(5)).

(c)

Terms and conditions

A lease entered into under this section—

(1)

shall be for a term of no more than 10 years and, at the Secretary’s discretion, for successive terms of no more than 10 years at a time; and

(2)

shall include any terms and conditions the Secretary determines to be necessary to protect the resources of the Monument and the public interest.

(d)

Exemption from applicable law

Except as provided in section 2(b)(2) of this Act, the lease authorized by this Act shall not be subject to section 3(k) of Public Law 91–383 (16 U.S.C. 1a–2(k)) or section 321 of Act of June 30, 1932 (40 U.S.C. 1302).

August 30 (legislative day, August 2), 2011

Reported without amendment