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H.R. 4609 (115th): West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 16, 2018 (Passed the House).

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4609 relates to Dolores County in southwest Colorado, which is home to part of the 1.8 million acre San Juan National Forest. As a neighbor to this forest, the County plays an active role in fire suppression efforts and emergency response on both private and public lands. After two failed attempts to acquire an appropriate site for a fire station failed due to insufficient space or accessibility constraints, the County began working with the U.S. Forest Service and local stakeholders to identify suitable property. H.R. 4609 implements the resulting agreement by authorizing the County to buy 3.61 acres of Forest Service land for the ...



2d Session

H. R. 4609



To provide for the conveyance of a Forest Service site in Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for a fire station.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017.



In this Act:



The term County means Dolores County, Colorado.



The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture.


West Fork Fire Station Conveyance Parcel

The term West Fork Fire Station Conveyance Parcel means the parcel of approximately 3.61 acres of National Forest System land in the County, as depicted on the map entitled Map for West Fork Fire Station Conveyance Parcel and dated November 21, 2017.


Conveyance of West Fork Fire Station Conveyance Parcel, Dolores County, Colorado


In general

On receipt of a request from the County and subject to such terms and conditions as are mutually satisfactory to the Secretary and the County, including such additional terms as the Secretary determines to be necessary, the Secretary shall convey to the County without consideration all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the West Fork Fire Station Conveyance Parcel.



Any costs relating to the conveyance under subsection (a), including processing and transaction costs, shall be paid by the County.


Use of land

The land conveyed to the County under subsection (a) shall be used by the County only for a fire station, related infrastructure, and roads to facilitate access to and through the West Fork Fire Station Conveyance Parcel.



If any portion of the land conveyed under subsection (a) is used in a manner that is inconsistent with the use described in subsection (c), the land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary, revert to the United States.

Passed the House of Representatives April 16, 2018.

Karen L. Haas,