H. R. 5167
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 17, 2014
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Conveyance Federal property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and after completion of the appraisal described in this section, the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to the Corporation by quitclaim deed for the consideration described in subsection (c), all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to a parcel of real property described in subsection (b).
Legal description of property
The parcel to be conveyed under subsection (a) consists of approximately 1,518 acres and improvements comprising a former Distant Early Warning Line site in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska near Wainwright, Alaska, and described as United States Survey Number 5252 located within the Umiat Meridian in—
Sections 3 and 4 within Township 14 North, Range 31 West;
Sections 17, 18, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, and 35 within Township 15 North, Range 31 West; and
Section 13 within Township 15 North; Range 32.
Terms and conditions
As consideration for the conveyance of the property under subsection (a), the Corporation shall pay to the Secretary an amount not less than the fair market value of the conveyed property, to be determined as provided in subparagraph (B).
The fair market value of the property to be conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined based on an appraisal that—
is conducted by a licensed, independent appraiser that is approved by the Secretary and the Corporation;
is based on the highest and best use of the property;
is approved by the Secretary; and
is paid for by the Corporation.
The Secretary, on terms and conditions the Secretary determines to be appropriate, may authorize the Corporation to enter the property at no charge for pre-construction and construction activities.
Additional terms and conditions
The Secretary may require additional terms and conditions in connection with the conveyance under subsection (a) as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332) shall not apply to any conveyance of property under this section.
In this section, the term Corporation means the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).
Passed the House of Representatives November 13, 2014.
Karen L. Haas,