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H.R. 441 (117th): Don Young Alaska Native Health Care Land Transfers Act of 2022

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



1st Session

H. R. 441


January 21, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and for other purposes.


Conveyance of property to the Tanana Tribal Council


Conveyance of property


In general

As soon as practicable, but not later than 180 days, after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this Act as the Secretary) shall convey to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska (referred to in this section as the Council), all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the property described in subsection (b) for use in connection with health and social services programs.


Effect on any quitclaim deed

The conveyance by the Secretary of title by warranty deed under this subsection shall, on the effective date of the conveyance, supersede and render of no future effect any quitclaim deed to the property described in subsection (b) executed by the Secretary and the Council.



The conveyance of the property under this section—


shall be made by warranty deed; and


shall not—


require any consideration from the Council for the property;


impose any obligation, term, or condition on the Council; or


allow for any reversionary interest of the United States in the property.


Property described

The property, including all land, improvements, and appurtenances, described in this subsection is the property included in U.S. Survey No. 5958, Lot 12, in the village of Tanana, Alaska, within surveyed Township 4N, Range 22W, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska, containing 11.25 acres.


Environmental liability




In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Council shall not be liable for any soil, surface water, groundwater, or other contamination resulting from the disposal, release, or presence of any environmental contamination on any portion of the property described in subsection (b) on or before the date on which the property is conveyed to the Council.


Environmental contamination

An environmental contamination described in subparagraph (A) includes any oil or petroleum products, hazardous substances, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, pollutants, toxic substances, solid waste, or any other environmental contamination or hazard as defined in any Federal or State of Alaska law.



The Secretary shall be accorded any easement or access to the property conveyed under this section as may be reasonably necessary to satisfy any retained obligation or liability of the Secretary.


Notice of hazardous substance activity and warranty

In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall comply with subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 120(h)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)(3)).