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H.R. 623 (113th): Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 12, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 623


February 12, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To provide for the conveyance of certain property located in Anchorage, Alaska, from the United States to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act .


Conveyance of property



In this section:



The term ANTHC means the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.



The term property means the property described in subsection (d).



The term Secretary means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.



As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, but not later than 30 days after that date, the Secretary shall convey to ANTHC all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the property for use in connection with health and related programs.



The conveyance of the property under this Act—


shall be made by warranty deed;


shall not require any consideration from ANTHC for the property;


shall not impose any obligation, term, or condition on ANTHC; and


shall not allow for any reversionary interest of the United States in the property.


Description of property

Subject to subsection (e), the property (including all improvements thereon and appurtenances thereto) to be conveyed under this Act is the Federal land commencing at the northwest corner of Tract A-3, plat number 87-47, Anchorage Recording District, marked with a 5/8” dia. rebar; thence N 89D 59’ 55” E, 456.03 feet along the north boundary of said tract; thence S 0D 01’ 52”E, 264.70 feet to and intersecting the north right of way line of Tudor Center Drive; thence westerly along the said north right of way, 47.91 feet on a curve to the left with radius of 900.00 feet and a chord of N 88D 48’ 30” W, 47.90 feet; thence along the said right of way, S 89D 45’ 21” W, 285.18 feet; thence along said right of way 125.33 feet on a curve to the left with radius of 400.00 feet, with a chord of S 80D 41’ 26” W, 124.82 feet, to the southwest corner of Tract A-3, marked by a 5/8” dia. rebar; thence N 0D 00’49” E, 285.10 feet to the point of commencement, containing 2.79 acres, more or less.




In general

The exact acreage and legal description of the property to be conveyed under this Act shall be determined by a survey that is satisfactory to the Secretary.



The full cost of the survey shall paid by ANTHC.


Environmental liability


In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal law, ANTHC shall not be liable for any soil, surface water, groundwater, or other contamination resulting from the disposal, release, or presence of any environmental contamination, including any oil or petroleum product, any hazardous substance, hazardous material, hazardous waste, pollutant, toxic substance, solid waste, or any other environmental contamination or hazard as defined in any Federal or State law, on the property as of the date of the conveyance.



The Secretary shall be accorded any easement or access to the property as may be reasonably necessary to satisfy any retained obligation or liability of the Secretary.


Notice of hazardous substance activity and warranty

In carrying out this Act, the Secretary shall comply with subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 120(h)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)(3)).