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H.R. 6115 (114th): Canyon Village Land Conveyance Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 21, 2016 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6115

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 21, 2016

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To fulfill the land conveyance requirements under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for the Alaska Native Village of Canyon Village, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Canyon Village Land Conveyance Act.

2.

Canyon Village, Alaska, land conveyance

Section 14(h) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1613(h)) is amended—

(1)

in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking and follows and inserting as follows;

(2)

by striking the semicolon at the end of each of paragraphs (2) through (5) and inserting a period;

(3)

in paragraph (6), by striking this Act; and inserting this Act.;

(4)

in paragraph (7), by striking and (5); and and inserting (5), and (12).;

(5)

in paragraph (9), in the first sentence, by striking or (5) and inserting (5), or (12);

(6)

in paragraph (11), by striking and (6) and inserting (6), and (12); and

(7)

by adding at the end the following:

(12)

Canyon Village

(A)

Conveyance

(i)

In general

The Secretary shall convey to Kian Tr’ee Corporation, for the Native Village of Canyon Village, the surface estate in the land selected by the Kian Tr’ee Corporation under paragraph (2).

(ii)

Application

For purposes of the conveyance under clause (i), sections 2650.2 and 2653.2(c) of title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations) shall not apply.

(B)

Limitation

A conveyance under subparagraph (A) shall not exceed 6,400 acres.

(C)

Subsurface estate

(i)

In general

Unless Doyon Limited elects to make a selection under clause (ii), the Secretary shall convey to Doyon Limited the subsurface estate to the land conveyed under subparagraph (A).

(ii)

Alternate selection

At the option of Doyon Limited, instead of accepting the conveyance under clause (i)—

(I)

Doyon Limited may make a selection from existing selections on land withdrawn pursuant to section 11(a)(3) that is equal in acreage to the subsurface estate that would otherwise be conveyed under clause (i); and

(II)

the Secretary shall convey to Doyon Limited the subsurface estate selected under subclause (I).

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