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H.R. 6542 (93rd): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain mineral interests of the United States to the owner or owners of record of certain lands in the State of South Carolina.


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 1, 1974 (Passed Congress).


88 STAT. ]       PUBLIC LAW 93-299-JUNE 1, 1974                                                  189

   SEC. 2. Any law, regulation, document, map, or record of the United
States in which reference is made to the Arrowood Civilian Conserva-
tion Corps Center or to the Cross Timbers National Grasslands shall
be held and considered to be a reference to the Lyndon B. Johnson
Civilian Conservation Corj)S Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson
National Grasslands, respectively.
   Approved June 1, 1974.


Public Law 93-299
                                   AN ACT                                            J u n e 1,1974
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain mineral interests       [H. R. 6542]
  of the United States to the owner or owners of record of certain lands in the
  State of South Carolina.

  Be it enacted l)y the Senate and House of Representatives of the
                                                                                     Clarendon
United States of America in Congress assembled^ That the Secretary                County, S.C.
of the Interior is authorized and directed, in accordance with section 8             Mineral inter-
of this Act, to convey by quitclaim deed to the present owner or owners           e s t s , conveyance.
of record all mineral interest of the United States in the following
described lands in Clarendon County, South Carolina:
        All that piece, parcel, or tract of land, lying, being, and situate
     the north corner iron being on the south city limits of Manning,
     South Carolina, containing one lot of land of .6 acre and described
     as follows: Beginning at a point on the right-of-way of the United
     States Highway 301 and running along L^nited States Highway
     301 north 60 degrees 10 minutes east 152 feet to a stake; thence
     south 45 degrees 46 minutes each 156 feet along the south city
     limits of Manning, South Carolina, to a stake; thence south 60
     degrees 10 minutes west 194.8 feet to a stake; thence north 29
     degrees 50 minutes west 150 feet to the point of beginning. Said
     tract of land bounded as follows: North by United States High-
     way 301; east by the lands of J. K. Breedin; south and west by the
     lands of B. F . H i l l .
For a more particular description of said land reference may be
had to a plat made by W. B. Sykes, surveyor, on December 29, 1961,
and recorded in plat book 17 at page 31 in the Office of the Clerk of
Court for Clarendon County.
   SEC. 2. The Secretary shall require the deposit of a sum of money                 Ad minis trativ(3
                                                                                  c o s t s , payment.
which he deems sufficient to cover estimated administrative costs of
this Act. If conveyance is not made pursuant to this Act, and the
administrative costs exceed the deposit, the Secretary shall bill the
applicant for the outstanding amount, but if the amount of the deposit
exceeds the actual administrative costs, the Secretary shall refund
the excess.
   SEC. 3. No conveyance shall be made unless application for convey-                Application,
                                                                                  filing d a l e .
ance is filed with the Secretary within six months of the date of
apjjroval of this Act and unless within the time specified by him pay-
ment is made to the Secretary of (1) administrative costs of the con-
veyance and (2) the fair market value of the interest to be conveyed.
The amount of the payment required shall be the difference between
the amount deposited and the full amount required to be paid under
this section. If the amount deposited exceeds the full amount required
to be paid, the applicant shall be given a credit or refund for the
excess.
   SEC. 4. The term "administrative costs" as used in this Act, includes,           "Administrative
                                                                                  costs."
but is not limited to, all costs of (1) conducting such exploratory
programs as the Secretary of the Interior deems necessary to deter-
mine the character of the mineral deposits in the land, (2) evaluating

190 PUBLIC LAW 93-300-JUNE 1, 1974 [88 STAT. the data obtained under the exploratory programs to determine the fair market value of the mineral rights to be conveyed, and (3) pre- paring and issuing the instrument of conveyance. SEC. 5. Moneys paid to the Secretary for administrative costs shall be paid to the agency which rendered service, and deposited to the appropriation then current. Moneys paid for the minerals or mineral interests conveyed shall be deposited into the general fund of the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. Approved June 1, 1974. Public Law 93-300 J u n e 1,1974 AN ACT [H. R . 10942] To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of July 3, 1918 (40 Stat. 755), as amended, to extend and adapt its provisions to the Convention between the United States and the Government of Japan for the protection of migratory birds and birds in danger of extinction and their environment, concluded at the city of Tokyo, March 4,1972. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the Migratory Bird United States of Ainerioa in Congress assembled^ That section 2 of the Treaty Act, amendments. Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703) is amended— (1) by striking out", or any part, nest, or ^gg of any such birds," and insert in lieu thereof ", any part, nest, or egg of any such bird, or any product, whether or not manufactured, which consists, or is composed in whole or part, of any such bird or any part, nest, or egg thereof,"; (2) by striking out "and" immediately after "1916,"; and (3) by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ", and the United States and the U.S.-Japanese convention terms, Government of Japan for the protection of migratory birds and addition. birds in danger of extinction, and their environment concluded March 4,1972.". SEC. 2. The title of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is amended to read as follows: "An Act to give effect to the conventions between the United States and other nations for the protection of migratory birds, birds in danger of extinction, game mammals, and their envi- ronment.". Effective d a t e . 16 u s e 703 SEC. 3. The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the note. date on which the President proclaims the exchange of ratifications of the convention between the United States and the Government of Japan for the protection of migratory birds and birds in danger of extinction, and their environment, concluded March 4, 1972, or on the date of the enactment of this Act, whichever date is later. Approved June 1, 1974. Public Law 93-301 J u n e 1,1974 AN ACT [H. R . 1 0 2 8 4 ] To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain rights in the State of Florida. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the Marion County, United States of America in Congress assembled^ That the Secretary Fla. Phosphate de- of the Interior is authorized and directed to convey to the record owner p o s i t s , convey- thereof, in accordance with section 3 of this Act, all right, title, and ance. interest in phosphate deposits reserved to the United States in land