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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 Oct 22, 2013 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 176

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 623

[Report No. 113–248, Part I]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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

October 22, 2013

Reported from the Committee on Natural Resources with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

October 22, 2013

The Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 12, 2013


A BILL

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


1.

Short title

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

2.

Conveyance of property

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

ANTHC

The term ANTHC means the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

(2)

Property

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

(3)

Secretary

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

(b)

Conveyance

As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, but not later than 90 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 Secretary’s conveyance of title by warranty deed under this section shall, on its effective date, supersede and render of no future effect any quitclaim deed to the property described in subsection (d) executed by the Secretary and ANTHC.

(c)

Conditions

The conveyance of the property under this Act—

(1)

shall be made by warranty deed;

(2)

shall not require any consideration from ANTHC for the property;

(3)

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

(4)

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

(d)

Description of property

The property (including all improvements thereon and appurtenances thereto) to be conveyed under this Act is described as follows: Tract A-3A, Tudor Centre, according to plat no. 2013-43, recorded on June 20, 2013 in Anchorage recording district, Alaska.

(e)

Environmental liability

(1)

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 on or before the date on which the property was conveyed by quitclaim deed.

(2)

Easement

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.

(3)

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) ).

October 22, 2013

Reported from the Committee on Natural Resources with an amendment

October 22, 2013

The Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed