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H.R. 6614 (115th): Lowell Observatory Conveyance Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 26, 2018 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6614

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 26, 2018

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

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain lands within the Coconino National Forest, Arizona.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Lowell Observatory Conveyance Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Observatory

The term Observatory means the Lowell Observatory of Flagstaff, Arizona.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.

3.

Release of reversionary and reserved interests

(a)

In general

Subject to valid existing rights, if the Observatory makes a written request to the Secretary not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act requesting conveyance of the National Forest System land described in subsection (b), the Secretary shall convey, without consideration and by quitclaim deed, to the Observatory all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcel of land described in subsection (b).

(b)

Land specified

The parcel of National Forest System land to be conveyed under subsection (a) is the land—

(1)

conveyed by the United States to Percival Lowell and his heirs by the Act entitled An Act Granting certain lands in the Coconino National Forest, in Arizona, for observatory purposes, approved May 30, 1910; and

(2)

described as section 17, Township 21 north of range 7 east of the Gila and Salt River base and meridian in Coconino County, Arizona.