H. R. 6614
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 26, 2018
Mr. O'Halleran introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain lands within the Coconino National Forest, Arizona.
This Act may be cited as the
Lowell Observatory Conveyance Act.
In this Act:
Observatory means the Lowell Observatory of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.
Release of reversionary and reserved interests
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).
The parcel of National Forest System land to be conveyed under subsection (a) is the land—
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
described as section 17, Township 21 north of range 7 east of the Gila and Salt River base and meridian in Coconino County, Arizona.