H. R. 3006
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 16, 2014
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes.
In this Act—
Map 1 means the map entitled
Specified Parcel of Public Land in California and dated July 18, 2014.
Map 2 means the map entitled
River Bottom Farm Lands and dated July 18, 2014.
Land exchange, Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, and Bureau of Land Management land in Riverside County, California
Conveyance of bureau of land management land
In exchange for the land described in subsection (b), the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to
River Bottom Farms of La Paz County, Arizona, all right, title and
interest of the United States in and to certain Federal land administered
by the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management consisting of a
total of approximately 80 acres in Riverside County, California,
Parcel A on Map 1. The conveyed land shall be subject to valid existing rights, including easements,
rights-of-way, utility lines, and any other valid encumbrances on the land
as of the date of the conveyance under this section.
As consideration for the conveyance of the Federal land under subsection (a), River Bottom Farms
shall convey to the United States all right, title, and interest of River
Bottom Farms in and to two parcels of land contiguous to the Cibola
National Wildlife Refuge in La Paz County, Arizona, consisting of a total
of approximately 40 acres in La Paz County, Arizona, identified as
Parcel 301–05–005B–9 and
Parcel 301–05–008–0 on Map 2.
Equal value exchange
The values of the Federal land and non-Federal land to be exchanged under this section shall be
equal or equalized by the payment of cash to the Secretary by River Bottom
Farms, if appropriate, pursuant to section 206(b) of the Federal Land
Policy Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1716(b)). The value of the land shall be determined by the Secretary through an appraisal performed by a
qualified appraiser mutually agreed to by the Secretary and River Bottom
Farms and performed in conformance with the Uniform Appraisal Standards
for Federal Land Acquisitions (U.S. Department of Justice, December 2000).
If the final appraised value of the non-Federal land (
Parcel 301–05–005B–9 and
Parcel 301–05–008–0 on Map 2) exceeds the value of the Federal land (
Parcel A on Map 1), the surplus value of the non-Federal land shall be considered to be a donation by River
Bottom Farms to the United States.
The Secretary shall complete the land exchange under this section not later than 1 year after the
date of the expiration of any existing Bureau of Land Management lease
agreement or agreements affecting the Federal land (
Parcel A on Map 1) to be exchanged under this section, unless the Secretary and River Bottom Farms mutually
agree to extend such deadline.
Administration of acquired land
The land acquired by the Secretary under subsection (b) shall become part of the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge and be administered in accordance with the laws and regulations generally applicable to the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Passed the House of Representatives September 15, 2014.
Karen L. Haas,