H.R. 1684: Ranch A Consolidation and Management Improvement Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 28, 2014 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1684

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 28, 2014

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

AN ACT

To convey certain property to the State of Wyoming to consolidate the historic Ranch A, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ranch A Consolidation and Management Improvement Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.

(2)

State

The term State means the State of Wyoming.

3.

Conveyance

(a)

In general

Upon the request of the State submitted to the Secretary not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall convey to the State, without consideration and by quitclaim deed, all right, title and interest of the United States in and to the parcel of National Forest System land described in subsection (b).

(b)

Description of land

The parcel of land referred to in subsection (a) is approximately 10 acres of National Forest System land located on the Black Hills National Forest, in Crook County, State of Wyoming more specifically described as the E½ NE¼ NW¼ SE¼ less the south 50 feet, W½ NW¼ NE¼ SE¼ less the south 50 feet, Section 24, Township 52 North, Range 61 West Sixth P.M.

(c)

Terms and conditions

The conveyance under subsection (a) shall be—

(1)

subject to valid existing rights; and

(2)

made notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (a) of section 1 of Public Law 104–276.

(d)

Survey

If determined by the Secretary to be necessary, the exact acreage and legal description of the land to be conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by a survey that is approved by the Secretary and paid for by the State.

4.

Amendments

Section 1 of the Act of October 9, 1996 (Public Law 104–276) is amended—

(1)

by striking subsection (b); and

(2)

by designating subsection (c) as subsection (b).

Passed the House of Representatives January 27, 2014.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk