IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 19, 2015
Mr. Wyden (for himself and Mr. Merkley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.
This Act may be cited as the
Cow Creek Umpqua Land Conveyance Act.
In this Act:
Council creek land
The term Council Creek land means the approximately 17,519 acres of land, as generally depicted on the map entitled
Canyon Mountain Land Conveyance and dated June 27, 2013.
The term Tribe means the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
Subject to valid existing rights, including rights-of-way, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Council Creek land, including any improvements located on the land, appurtenances to the land, and minerals on or in the land, including oil and gas, shall be—
held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe; and
part of the reservation of the Tribe.
Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall complete a survey of the boundary lines to establish the boundaries of the land taken into trust under subsection (a).
Map and legal description
As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and legal description of the Council Creek land with—
the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate; and
the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives.
Force and effect
The map and legal description filed under subsection (a) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct any clerical or typographical errors in the map or legal description.
The map and legal description filed under subsection (a) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Secretary.
Unless expressly provided in this Act, nothing in this Act affects any right or claim of the Tribe existing on the date of enactment of this Act to any land or interest in land.
Exports of unprocessed logs
Federal law (including regulations) relating to the export of unprocessed logs harvested from Federal land shall apply to any unprocessed logs that are harvested from the Council Creek land.
Non-permissible use of land
Any real property taken into trust under section 3 shall not be eligible, or used, for any gaming activity carried out under Public Law 100–497 (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.).
Any forest management activity that is carried out on the Council Creek land shall be managed in accordance with all applicable Federal laws.
Identification of Oregon and California railroad grant land
Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary shall identify any Oregon and California Railroad grant land that is held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe under section 3.
Identification of public domain land
Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall identify public domain land in the State of Oregon that—
is approximately equal in acreage and condition as the Oregon and California Railroad grant land identified under subsection (a); and
is located in the vicinity of the Oregon and California Railroad grant land.
Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress and publish in the Federal Register 1 or more maps depicting the land identified in subsections (a) and (b).
After providing an opportunity for public comment, the Secretary shall reclassify the land identified in subsection (b) as Oregon and California Railroad grant land.
The Act of August 28, 1937 (43 U.S.C. 1181a et seq.), shall apply to land reclassified as Oregon and California Railroad grant land under paragraph (1).