One Hundred Thirteenth Congress of the United States of America
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January, two thousand and fourteen
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
To preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
This Act may be cited as the
Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act
Clarification of legal authority of Green Mountain Lookout
Legal authority of Lookout
Section 4(b) of
the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (
Public Law 98–339
; 98 Stat.
16 U.S.C. 1131
note) is amended by striking the period at the end and
, and except that with respect to the lands described in
section 3(5), the designation of such lands as a wilderness area shall not
preclude the operation and maintenance of Green Mountain
The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984.
Preservation of Green Mountain Lookout location
The Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, may not move Green Mountain Lookout from its current location on Green Mountain in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest unless the Secretary determines that moving Green Mountain Lookout is necessary to preserve the Lookout or to ensure the safety of individuals on or around Green Mountain. If the Secretary makes such a determination, the Secretary shall move the Green Mountain Lookout to a location outside of the lands described in section 3(5) of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 and designated as a wilderness area in section 4(b) of such Act.
Alaska native veteran allotment
In this section:
application means the Alaska Native Veteran Allotment application numbered AA–084021–B.
Federal land means the 80 acres of Federal land that is—
described in the application; and
depicted as Lot 2 in U.S. Survey No. 13957, Alaska, that was officially filed on October 9, 2009.
Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
Issuance of patent
Notwithstanding section 41 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ( 43 U.S.C. 1629g ) and subject to subsection (c), the Secretary shall—
approve the application; and
issue a patent for the Federal land to the person that submitted the application.
Terms and Conditions
The patent issued under subsection (b) shall—
only be for the surface rights to the Federal land; and
be subject to the terms and conditions of any certificate issued under section 41 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ( 43 U.S.C. 1629g ), including terms and conditions providing that—
the patent is subject to valid existing rights, including any right of the United States to income derived, directly or indirectly, from a lease, license, permit, right-of-way, or easement on the Federal land; and
the United States shall reserve an interest in deposits of oil, gas, and coal on the Federal land, including the right to explore, mine, and remove the minerals on portions of the Federal land that the Secretary determines to be prospectively valuable for development.
Additional terms and conditions
The Secretary may require any additional terms and conditions for the issuance of the patent under subsection (a) that the Secretary determines to be appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate