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S. 3245: Lake Fannin Conveyance Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 19, 2018 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3245

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 19, 2018

(for himself and Mr. Cruz) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land in the State of Texas.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Lake Fannin Conveyance Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

County

The term County means the Fannin County, Texas.

(2)

Map

The term map means the map entitled Lake Fannin Conveyance and dated November 21, 2013.

(3)

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.

(4)

Secretary

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

3.

Conveyance of land and improvements

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

Map

(1)

Availability of map

The map shall be kept on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate office of the Forest Service.

(2)

Correction of errors

The Secretary may correct minor errors in the map.

(c)

Terms and conditions

The conveyance under subsection (a) shall be—

(1)

subject to valid existing rights;

(2)

made without consideration;

(3)

made by quitclaim deed; and

(4)

subject to any other terms and conditions the Secretary determines appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.

(d)

Use

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.

(e)

Costs

As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (a), the County shall pay for all costs associated with the conveyance, including the costs of—

(1)

the survey required under subsection (f); and

(2)

any environmental analysis and resource surveys required under Federal law.

(f)

Survey

(1)

In general

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.

(2)

Cadastral surveys

The Secretary may perform and approve any cadastral surveys required to be conducted as part of a survey under paragraph (1).