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H.R. 436: Canyon Village Land Conveyance Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 21, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 436

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 21, 2021

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

A BILL

To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain interests in land in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Canyon Village Land Conveyance Act.

2.

Canyon Village

(a)

Conveyance

Notwithstanding section 2653.3(c) of title 43, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations), or the withdrawal made by section 303(2)(A) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (Public Law 96–487; 94 Stat. 2390), the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the Secretary) shall convey to Kian Tr’ee Corporation, for the Native Village of Canyon Village, the surface estate in the land selected by the Kian Tr’ee Corporation pursuant to section 14(h)(2) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1613(h)(2)).

(b)

Limitation

The conveyance under subsection (a) shall not exceed 6,400 acres.

(c)

Subsurface estate

(1)

In general

Unless Doyon, Limited, elects to receive conveyance under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall convey to Doyon, Limited, the subsurface estate in the land conveyed under subsection (a).

(2)

Alternate selection

At the option of Doyon, Limited, in lieu of accepting the conveyance under paragraph (1)—

(A)

Doyon, Limited, may receive a conveyance from existing selections on land withdrawn pursuant to section 11(a)(3) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1610(a)(3)) that is equal in acreage to the subsurface that would otherwise be conveyed under paragraph (1);

(B)

Doyon, Limited, shall notify the Secretary (acting through the Alaska State Office of the Bureau of Land Management) of the preference of Doyon, Limited, not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act; and

(C)

the Secretary shall convey to Doyon, Limited, the subsurface estate selected under subparagraph (A).