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H.R. 5459 (116th): Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 17, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5459

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 17, 2019

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

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to correct a land ownership error within the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Federal land

The term Federal land means the approximately 0.18 acres of land depicted as TR04–168–1 on the map.

(2)

Map

The term map means the map entitled “Rocky Mountain National Park Proposed Forsyth Family Land Exchange”, numbered 121/154,326, and dated June 2019.

(3)

Non-Federal land

The term non-Federal land means the approximately 0.18 acres of land depicted as TR04–169 on the map.

(4)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

3.

Rocky Mountain National Park land exchange

(a)

Authorization of exchange

To correct a longstanding land ownership error, if the owner of the non-Federal land offers to convey to the Secretary all right, title, and interest of the owner in and to the non-Federal land, the Secretary shall convey to the owner of the non-Federal land, subject to valid existing rights, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land.

(b)

Valuation

The value of the Federal land and the non-Federal land to be exchanged under this Act shall be considered to be of equal value.

(c)

Administration

The non-Federal land acquired by the Secretary under this section shall be administered by the Secretary as part of Rocky Mountain National Park.

(d)

Availability of map

The map shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.