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                                                       Calendar No. 452

106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 150

                          [Report No. 106-236]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

  To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey National Forest 
 System lands for use for educational purposes, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             March 9, 2000

                       Reported with an amendment





                                                       Calendar No. 452
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 150

                          [Report No. 106-236]

  To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey National Forest 
 System lands for use for educational purposes, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              June 9, 1999

   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

                             March 9, 2000

              Reported by Mr. Murkowski, with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
  To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey National Forest 
 System lands for use for educational purposes, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

<DELETED>SECTION. 1. SHORT TITLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Education Land Grant 
Act''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. CONVEYANCE OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS FOR 
              EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Authority To Convey.--Upon application, the Secretary 
of Agriculture may convey National Forest System lands for use for 
educational purposes if the Secretary determines that--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) the entity seeking the conveyance will use the 
        conveyed land for a public or publicly funded elementary or 
        secondary school, to provide grounds or facilities related to 
        such a school, or for both purposes;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) the conveyance will serve the public 
        interest;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) the land to be conveyed is not otherwise 
        needed for the purposes of the National Forest System; 
        and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) the total acreage to be conveyed does not 
        exceed the amount reasonably necessary for the proposed 
        use.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Acreage Limitation.--A conveyance under this section 
may not exceed 80 acres. However, this limitation shall not be 
construed to preclude an entity from submitting a subsequent 
application under this section for an additional land conveyance if the 
entity can demonstrate to the Secretary a need for additional 
land.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Costs and Mineral Rights.--A conveyance under this 
section shall be for a nominal cost. The conveyance may not include the 
transfer of mineral rights.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Review of Applications.--When the Secretary receives 
an application under this section, the Secretary shall--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) before the end of the 14-day period beginning 
        on the date of the receipt of the application, provide notice 
        of that receipt to the applicant; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) before the end of the 120-day period beginning 
        on that date--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) make a final determination whether or 
                not to convey land pursuant to the application, and 
                notify the applicant of that determination; 
                or</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) submit written notice to the applicant 
                containing the reasons why a final determination has 
                not been made.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (e) Reversionary Interest.--If at any time after lands are 
conveyed pursuant to this section, the entity to whom the lands were 
conveyed attempts to transfer title to or control over the lands to 
another or the lands are devoted to a use other than the use for which 
the lands were conveyed, without the consent of the Secretary, title to 
the lands shall revert to the United States.</DELETED>

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``National Forest 
Education and Community Purpose Lands Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that--
            (1) communities adjacent to and surrounded by National 
        Forest System land have limited opportunities to acquire land 
        for recreational, educational and other public purposes;
            (2) in many cases, such recreational, educational and other 
        public purposes are not within the mission of the Forest 
        Service, but would not be inconsistent with land and resource 
        management plans developed for the adjacent national forest;
            (3) such communities are often unable to acquire land for 
        such recreational, educational and other public purposes due to 
        extremely high market value of private land resulting from the 
        predominance of Federal land in the local area; and
            (4) the national forests and adjacent communities would 
        mutually benefit from a process similar to that available to 
        the Bureau of Land Management under the Act of June 14, 1926 
        (commonly known as the ``Recreation and Public Purposes Act'') 
        (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.).

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Hazardous substance.--The term ``hazardous substance'' 
        has the meaning given the term in section 101 of the 
        Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
        Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601).
            (2) Parcel.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``parcel'' means a parcel 
                of land under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service 
                that has been withdrawn from the public domain.
                    (B) Exclusion.--The term ``parcel'' does not 
                include land set aside or held for the benefit of 
                Indians.
            (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.

SEC. 4. DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LAND FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES.

    (a) Authority.--Upon receipt and approval of an application in 
writing, the Secretary may dispose of National Forest System land to a 
State or a political subdivision of a State as provided in this section 
on the condition that the parcel be used for recreational, educational 
and other public purposes, as determined by the Secretary.
    (b) Conditions of Disposal, Transfer of Title, or Change in Use.--
Before any parcel may be disposed of or any application for a transfer 
of title to or a change in use of a parcel is approved under this 
section, the Secretary shall determine that--
            (1) the parcel is to be used for an established or proposed 
        project that is described in detail in the application to the 
        Secretary, and that would serve public objectives (either 
        locally or at large) that outweigh the objectives and values 
        which would be served by maintaining such parcel in Federal 
        ownership;
            (2) the applicant is financially and otherwise capable of 
        implementing the proposed project; and
            (3) the acreage is not more than is reasonably necessary 
        for the proposed use.
    (c) Public Participation.--The Secretary shall provide an 
opportunity for public participation in a disposal under this section, 
including at least one public hearing or meeting, to provide for public 
comments.
    (d) Review of Applications.--
            (a) In general.--When the Secretary receives an application 
        under this section to convey a parcel for recreational, 
        educational, or other public purposes related to emergency 
        services, the Secretary shall--
                    (A) before the end of the 14-day period beginning 
                on the date of the receipt of the application, provide 
                notice of that receipt to the applicant; and
                    (B) before the end of the 120-day period beginning 
                on that date--
                            (i) make a final determination whether or 
                        not to convey land pursuant to the application, 
                        and notify the applicant of that determination; 
                        or
                            (ii) submit written notice to the applicant 
                        containing the reasons why a final 
                        determination has not been made.
            (2) Other applications.--When the Secretary receives an 
        application under this section to convey a parcel for any 
        public purposes other than those under paragraph (1), the 
        Secretary shall--
                    (A) before the end of the 14-day period beginning 
                on the date of the receipt of the application, provide 
                notice of that receipt to the applicant; and
                    (B) take reasonable actions necessary to make a 
                final determination whether or not to convey land 
                pursuant to the application, and notify the applicant 
                of that determination, to the extent practicable, 
                before the end of the 180-day period beginning on that 
                date.
    (e) Parcels Withdrawn in Aid of Functions of Federal and State 
Agencies.--If a parcel has been withdrawn in aid of a function of a 
Federal agency other than the Department of Agriculture or of an agency 
of a State or political subdivision of a State (including a water 
district), the Secretary may dispose of the parcel under this section 
only with the consent of the agency.
    (f) Conveyances and Leases.--
            (1) Conveyances.--The Secretary may convey a parcel to the 
        State or a political subdivision of a State in which the parcel 
        is located if the proposed use is not inconsistent with the 
        land allocations within applicable land and resource management 
        plans under the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources 
        Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.)
            (2) Leases.--The Secretary may lease a parcel to the State 
        or a political subdivision of a State in which the parcel is 
        located, at a reasonable annual rental, for a period up to 25 
        years, and, at the discretion of the Secretary, with a 
        privilege of renewal for a like period, if the proposed use is 
        not inconsistent with the land allocations within applicable 
        land and resource management plans under the Forest and 
        Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 
        1600 et seq.)
            (3) Consideration.--The conveyance or lease of a parcel for 
        purposes under this section shall be made at a price to be 
        fixed by the Secretary, consistent with the pricing structure 
        established by the Secretary of the Interior under the Act of 
        June 14, 1926 (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.).
    (g) Acreage Limitations and Property Descriptions.--
            (1) Acreage limitations.--A conveyance under this section 
        may not exceed 100 acres, unless the parcel contains facilities 
        that have been determined by the Secretary to be suitable for 
        disposal under the authority of the General Services 
        Administration. This limitation shall not be construed to 
        preclude an entity from submitting subsequent applications 
        under this section for additional land conveyances if the 
        entity can demonstrate to the Secretary a need for 
additional land.
            (2) Description of property.--If necessary, the exact 
        acreage and legal description the real property conveyed under 
        this subsection shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to 
        the Secretary and the applicant. The cost of the survey shall 
        be borne by the applicant.
            (3) Recreation and purposes act.--Section 1 of the Act of 
        June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the ``Recreation and Public 
        Purposes Act''; 43 U.S.C. 869), as amended, is further amended 
        by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Description of Property.--If necessary, the exact acreage and 
legal description of the real property conveyed under this section 
shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary and the 
applicant. The cost of the survey shall be borne by the applicant.''.
    (h) Reservation of Mineral Rights.--Each conveyance or lease under 
this section shall contain a reservation to the United States of all 
mineral deposits in the parcel conveyed or leased and of the right to 
mine and remove the mineral deposits under applicable laws (including 
regulations).
    (i) Use of the Leased Land for Unauthorized Purposes.--Each lease 
under this section shall contain a provision for termination of the 
lease on a finding by the Secretary that--
            (1) the parcel has not been used by the lessee as specified 
        in the lease of a period greater than 5 years; or
            (2) the parcel or any part of the parcel is being devoted 
        to a use other than that for which the lease was made.
    (j) Conditions of Conveyance; Reversion for Noncompliance.--
            (1) Conditions of conveyance.--
                    (A) Transfer of title.--
                            (i) In general.--Except as provided in 
                        clause (ii), title to a parcel conveyed by the 
                        Secretary under this section may not be 
                        transferred by the grantee or a successor of 
                        the grantee.
                            (ii) Exception.--With the consent of the 
                        Secretary in accordance with this section, 
                        title to a parcel may be transferred to the 
                        State or a political subdivision of the State 
                        in which the parcel is located.
                    (B) Use.--
                            (i) In general.--Except as provided in 
                        clause (ii), a grantee or a successor of the 
                        grantee may not change the use specified in the 

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