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                                                       Calendar No. 889
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 1680

                          [Report No. 106-444]


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 22, 2000

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

                           September 29, 2000

  Reported under authority of the order of the Senate of September 28 
   (legislative day, September 22), 2000, by Mr. Murkowski, with an 
                               amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
   To provide for the conveyance of Forest Service property in Kern 
County, California, in exchange for county lands suitable for inclusion 
                      in Sequoia National Forest.

    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 ``Kern County California Land 
Exchange Act of 2000''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. LAND EXCHANGE, CAMP OWEN AND RELATED PARCELS, KERN 
              COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Exchange Required.--In exchange for the non-Federal 
lands and the additional consideration described in subsection (b), the 
Secretary of Agriculture shall convey to Kern County, California, all 
right, title, and interest of the United States in and to four parcels 
of land under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service in Kern County, as 
follows:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Approximately 70 acres known as Camp 
        Owen.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Approximately 4 acres known as Wofford Heights 
        Park.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Approximately 4 acres known as the French 
        Gulch maintenance yard.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) Approximately 14 acres known as the Kernville 
        Fish Hatchery.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Consideration.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Conveyance of non-federal lands.--As 
        consideration for the conveyance of the Federal lands referred 
        to in subsection (a), Kern County shall convey to the Secretary 
        a parcel of land consisting of approximately 52 acres of 
        Greenhorn Mountain Park in Kern County, California, which is 
        owned by Kern County within Sequoia National Forest.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Replacement facility.--As additional 
        consideration for the conveyance of the storage facility 
        located at the maintenance yard referred to in subsection 
        (a)(3), Kern County shall provide a replacement storage 
        facility of comparable size and condition, as acceptable to the 
        Secretary, at the Greenhorn Ranger District Lake Isabella 
        Maintenance Yard property.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Cash equalization payment.--As additional 
        consideration for the conveyance of the Federal lands referred 
        to in subsection (a), Kern County shall tender a cash 
        equalization payment specified by the Secretary, but not to 
        exceed $100,000. Subject to such limitation, the cash 
        equalization payment shall be based upon an appraisal performed 
        at the option of the Forest Service pursuant to section 206(b) 
        of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 
        U.S.C. 1716(b)).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Conditions on Acceptance.--Title to the non-Federal 
lands to be conveyed under this section must be acceptable to the 
Secretary, and the conveyance shall be subject to valid existing rights 
of record. The non-Federal lands shall conform with the title approval 
standards applicable to Federal land acquisitions.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Time for Conveyance.--Subject to subsection (c), the 
Secretary shall complete the conveyance of the Federal lands under 
subsection (a) within 3 months after Kern County tenders to the 
Secretary the consideration required by subsection (b).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (e) Status of Acquired Lands.--Upon approval and 
acceptance of title by the Secretary, the non-Federal lands conveyed to 
the United States under this section shall become part of Sequoia 
National Forest, and the boundaries of the national forest shall be 
adjusted to include the acquired lands. The Secretary shall manage the 
acquired lands for recreational purposes in accordance with the laws 
and regulations pertaining to the National Forest System. For purposes 
of section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 
U.S.C. 460l-9), the boundaries of the national forest, as adjusted 
pursuant to this section, shall be considered to be the boundaries of 
the national forest as of January 1, 1965.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (f) Relationship to Environmental Liability.--In 
connection with the conveyances under this section, the Secretary may 
require such additional terms and conditions related to environmental 
liability as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the 
interests of the United States.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (g) Legal Descriptions.--The exact acreage and legal 
description of the real property to be exchanged under this section 
shall be determined by a survey or surveys satisfactory to the 
Secretary. The costs of any such survey, as well as other 
administrative costs incurred to execute the land exchange (other than 
costs incurred by Kern County to comply with subsection (h)), shall be 
divided equally between the Secretary and Kern County.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (h) Treatment of Existing Utility Lines at Camp Owen.--
Upon receipt of the Federal lands described in subsection (a)(1), Kern 
County shall grant an easement, and record the easement in the 
appropriate office, for permitted or licensed uses of those lands that 
are unrecorded as of the date of the conveyance.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (i) Applicable Law.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
section, any exchange of National Forest System land under this section 
shall be subject to the laws (including regulations) applicable to the 
conveyance and acquisition of land for the National Forest 
System.</DELETED>

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Kern County California Land Exchange 
Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. LAND EXCHANGE, CAMP OWEN AND RELATED PARCELS, KERN COUNTY, 
              CALIFORNIA.

    (a) Exchange Required.--In exchange for the non-Federal lands and 
the additional consideration described in subsection (b), the Secretary 
of Agriculture shall convey to Kern County, California, all right, 
title, and interest of the United States in and to four parcels of land 
under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service in Kern County, as 
follows:
            (1) Approximately 70 acres known as Camp Owen as depicted 
        on the map entitled ``Camp Owen'', dated June 15, 2000.
            (2) Approximately 4 acres known as Wofford Heights Park as 
        depicted on the map entitled ``Wofford Heights Park'', dated 
        June 15, 2000.
            (3) Approximately 4 acres known as the French Gulch 
        maintenance yard as depicted on the map entitled ``French Gulch 
        Maintenance Yard'', dated June 15, 2000.
            (4) Approximately 14 acres known as the Kernville Fish 
        Hatchery as depicted on the map entitled ``Kernville Fish 
        Hatchery'', dated June 15, 2000.
    (b) Consideration.--
            (1) Conveyance of non-federal lands.--As consideration for 
        the conveyance of the Federal lands referred to in subsection 
        (a), Kern County shall convey to the Secretary a parcel of land 
        for fair market value consisting of approximately 52 acres as 
        depicted on the map entitled ``Greenhorn Mountain Park'', 
        located in Kern County, California, dated June 18, 2000.
            (2) Replacement facility.--As additional consideration for 
        the conveyance of the storage facility located at the 
        maintenance yard referred to in subsection (a)(3), Kern County 
        shall provide a replacement storage facility of comparable size 
        and condition, as acceptable to the Secretary, at the Greenhorn 
        Ranger District Lake Isabella Maintenance Yard property.
            (3) Cash equalization payment.--As additional consideration 
        for the conveyance of the Federal lands referred to in 
        subsection (a), Kern County shall tender a cash equalization 
        payment specified by the Secretary. The cash equalization 
        payment shall be based upon an appraisal performed at the 
        option of the Forest Service pursuant to section 206(b) of the 
        Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 
        1716(b)).
    (c) Conditions on Acceptance.--Title to the non-Federal lands to be 
conveyed under this section must be acceptable to the Secretary, and 
the conveyance shall be subject to valid existing rights of record. The 
non-Federal lands shall conform with the title approval standards 
applicable to Federal land acquisitions.
    (d) Time for Conveyance.--Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary 
shall complete the conveyance of the Federal lands under subsection (a) 
within 3 months after Kern County tenders to the Secretary the 
consideration required by subsection (b).
    (e) Status of Acquired Lands.--Upon approval and acceptance of 
title by the Secretary, the non-Federal lands conveyed to the United 
States under this section shall become part of Sequoia National Forest, 
and the boundaries of the national forest shall be adjusted to include 
the acquired lands. The Secretary shall manage the acquired lands for 
recreational purposes in accordance with the laws and regulations 
pertaining to the National Forest System. For purposes of section 7 of 
the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601-9), 
the boundaries of the national forest, as adjusted pursuant to this 
section, shall be considered to be the boundaries of the national 
forest as of January 1, 1965.
    (f) Relationship to Environmental Liability.--In connection with 
the conveyances under this section, the Secretary may require such 
additional terms and conditions related to environmental liability as 
the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the 
United States.
    (g) Legal Descriptions.--The exact acreage and legal description of 
the real property to be exchanged under this section shall be 
determined by a survey or surveys satisfactory to the Secretary. The 
costs of any such survey, as well as other administrative costs 
incurred to execute the land exchange (other than costs incurred by 
Kern County to comply with subsection (h)), shall be divided equally 
between the Secretary and Kern County.
    (h) Treatment of Existing Utility Lines at Camp Owen.--Upon receipt 
of the Federal lands described in subsection (a)(1), Kern County shall 
grant an easement, and record the easement in the appropriate office, 
for permitted or licensed uses of those lands that are unrecorded as of 
the date of the conveyance.
    (i) Applicable Law.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, 
any exchange of National Forest System land under this section shall be 
subject to the laws (including regulations) applicable to the 
conveyance and acquisition of land for the National Forest System.

            Passed the House of Representatives March 21, 2000.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.
                                                       Calendar No. 889

106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 1680

                          [Report No. 106-444]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

   To provide for the conveyance of Forest Service property in Kern 
County, California, in exchange for county lands suitable for inclusion 
                      in Sequoia National Forest.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 29, 2000

  Reported under authority of the order of the Senate of September 28 
        (legislative day, September 22), 2000 with an amendment

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