IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 19, 2018
Mr. Cornyn (for himself and Mr. Cruz) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To require the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land in the State of Texas.
This Act may be cited as the
Lake Fannin Conveyance Act.
In this Act:
The term County means the Fannin County, Texas.
The term map means the map entitled
Lake Fannin Conveyance and dated November 21, 2013.
National Forest System land
The term National Forest System land means the approximately 2,025 acres of National Forest System land generally depicted on the map.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.
Conveyance of land and improvements
Subject to the requirements of this section, if the County submits to the Secretary a written request for conveyance of the National Forest System land not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall convey to the County all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the National Forest System land.
Availability of map
The map shall be kept on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate office of the Forest Service.
Correction of errors
The Secretary may correct minor errors in the map.
Terms and conditions
The conveyance under subsection (a) shall be—
subject to valid existing rights;
made without consideration;
made by quitclaim deed; and
subject to any other terms and conditions the Secretary determines appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the County shall agree to manage the land conveyed under that subsection for a public purpose.
As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the County shall pay for all costs associated with the conveyance, including the costs of—
the survey required under subsection (f); and
any environmental analysis and resource surveys required under Federal law.
The actual acreage and legal description of the National Forest System land to be conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary.
The Secretary may perform and approve any cadastral surveys required to be conducted as part of a survey under paragraph (1).