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H.R. 1651 (rfs) To amend the Fishermen's Protective Act of 1967 to extend the period during which reimbursement may be provided to owners of United States fishing vessels for costs incurred when such a vessel is seized and detained by a foreign country, a...
108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1651 To provide for the exchange of land within the Sierra National Forest, California, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 7, 2003 Mr. Radanovich (for himself, Mr. Nunes, and Mr. Dooley of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To provide for the exchange of land within the Sierra National Forest, California, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Sierra National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2003''. SEC. 2. LAND EXCHANGE, SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST, CALIFORNIA. (a) Definitions.--In this section: (1) Federal land.--The term ``Federal land'' means the parcels of land and improvements thereon comprising approximately 160 acres and located in township 9 south, range 25 east, section 30, E\1/2\SW\1/4\ and W\1/2\ SE\1/4\, Mt. Diablo Meridian, California. (2) Non-federal land.--The term ``non-Federal land'' means a parcel of land comprising approximately 80 acres and located in township 8 south, range 26 east, section 29, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, Mt. Diablo Meridian, California. (b) Exchange Authorized.-- (1) In general.--If, during the one-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the owner of the non- Federal land offers the United States the exchange of the non- Federal land, together with a cash equalization payment in accordance with this section, the Secretary shall convey by quit claim deed all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land. The conveyance of the Federal land shall be subject to valid existing rights and under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe. (2) Acceptable title.--Title to the non-Federal land shall conform with the title approval standards of the Attorney General applicable to Federal land acquisitions and shall be acceptable to the Secretary. (3) Correction and modification of legal descriptions.--The Secretary, in consultation with the owner of the non-Federal land, may make corrections to the legal descriptions of the Federal land and non-Federal land. The Secretary and the owner of the non-Federal land may make minor modifications to such descriptions insofar as such modifications do not affect the overall value of the exchange by more than 5 percent. (c) Valuation of Land to Be Conveyed.--For purposes of this section, during the period referred to in subsection (b)(1), the value of the non-Federal land shall be deemed to be $200,000 and the value of the Federal land shall be deemed to be $250,000. (d) Equalization of Values.--Notwithstanding section 206(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716(b)), the Secretary may accept a cash equalization payment in excess of 25 percent of the value of the Federal land. (e) Administration of Land Acquired by United States.--Once acquired, the Secretary shall manage the non-Federal land in accordance with the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the Weeks Act; 16 U.S.C. 480 et seq.), and in accordance with the other laws and regulations pertaining to National Forest System lands. (f) Reconveyance.--The conveyance under subsection (b) shall be subject to the condition that the recipient of the Federal land agree to convey the land, within a time period agreed to by the Secretary and the recipient, to the Sequoia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. (g) Disposition and Use of Cash Equalization Funds.--The Secretary shall deposit any cash equalization payment received under this section in the fund established by Public Law 90-171 (commonly known as the Sisk Act; 16 U.S.C. 484a). Funds so deposited shall be available to the Secretary until expended, without further appropriation, for the acquisition of lands and interests in lands for the National Forest System in the State of California. (h) Cost Collection Funds.--The owner of the non-Federal land shall be responsible for all direct costs associated with processing the land exchange under this section and shall pay the Secretary the necessary funds, which shall be deposited in a cost collection account. Funds so deposited shall be available to the Secretary until expended, without further appropriation, for the cost associated with the land exchange. Any funds remaining after completion of the land exchange, which are not needed to cover expenses, shall be refunded to the owner of the non-Federal land. <all>
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