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H.R. 3023 (eh) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey property to the Greater Yuma Port Authority of Yuma County, Arizona, for use as an international port of entry. [Engrossed in House] %%Filename:...
In the Senate of the United States, October 19 (legislative day, September 22), 2000. Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 3023) entitled ``An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey property to the Greater Yuma Port Authority of Yuma County, Arizona, for use as an international port of entry.'', do pass with the following AMENDMENT: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: SECTION 1. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents for the Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Table of contents. TITLE I--LAND CONVEYANCES Sec. 101. Conveyance of lands to the Greater Yuma Port Authority. Sec. 102. Conveyance of land to Park County, Wyoming. Sec. 103. Conveyance to Landusky School District, Montana. TITLE II--GOLDEN SPIKE/CROSSROADS OF THE WEST NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA STUDY Sec. 201. Authorization of study. Sec. 202. Crossroads of the West Historic District. TITLE III--BLACK ROCK DESERT-HIGH ROCK CANYON EMIGRANT TRAILS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA Sec. 301. Short title. Sec. 302. Findings. Sec. 303. Definitions. Sec. 304. Establishment of conservation area. Sec. 305. Management. Sec. 306. Withdrawal. Sec. 307. No buffer zones. Sec. 308. Wilderness. Sec. 309. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE IV--SAINT HELENA ISLAND NATIONAL SCENIC AREA Sec. 401. Short title. Sec. 402. Establishment of Saint Helena Island National Scenic Area, Michigan. Sec. 403. Boundaries. Sec. 404. Administration and management. Sec. 405. Fish and game. Sec. 406. Minerals. Sec. 407. Acquisition. Sec. 408. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE V--NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT Sec. 501. Definitions. Sec. 502. Boundary adjustment and land acquisition. Sec. 503. Authorization of leasing. Sec. 504. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE VI--DIAMOND VALLEY LAKE INTERPRETIVE CENTER AND MUSEUM Sec. 601. Interpretive Center and Museum, Diamond Valley Lake, Helmet, California. TITLE VII--TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT Sec. 701. Alaska Native veterans. Sec. 702. Levies on settlement trust interests. TITLE VIII--NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM FOR AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKAN NATIVE, AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN YOUTH Sec. 801. Administration of national leadership symposium for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian youth. TITLE I--LAND CONVEYANCES SEC. 101. CONVEYANCE OF LANDS TO THE GREATER YUMA PORT AUTHORITY. (a) Authority To Convey.-- (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, may, in the 5-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this section and in accordance with the conditions specified in subsection (b) convey to the Greater Yuma Port Authority the interests described in paragraph (2). (2) Interests described.--The interests referred to in paragraph (1) are the following: (A) All right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the lands comprising Section 23, Township 11 South, Range 24 West, G&SRBM, Lots 1-4, NE\1/4\, N\1/2\ NW\1/4\, excluding lands located within the 60-foot border strip, in Yuma County, Arizona. (B) All right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the lands comprising Section 22, Township 11 South, Range 24 West, G&SRBM, East 300 feet of Lot 1, excluding lands located within the 60-foot border strip, in Yuma County, Arizona. (C) All right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the lands comprising Section 24, Township 11 South, Range 24 West, G&SRBM, West 300 feet, excluding lands in the 60-foot border strip, in Yuma County, Arizona. (D) All right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the lands comprising the East 300 feet of the Southeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 11 South, Range 24 West, G&SRBM, in Yuma County, Arizona. (E) The right to use lands in the 60-foot border strip excluded under subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), for ingress to and egress from the international boundary between the United States and Mexico. (b) Deed Covenants and Conditions.--Any conveyance under subsection (a) shall be subject to the following covenants and conditions: (1) A reservation of rights-of-way for ditches and canals constructed or to be constructed by the authority of the United States, this reservation being of the same character and scope as that created with respect to certain public lands by the Act of August 30, 1890 (26 Stat. 391; 43 U.S.C. 945), as it has been, or may hereafter be amended. (2) A leasehold interest in Lot 1, and the west 100 feet of Lot 2 in Section 23 for the operation of a Cattle Crossing Facility, currently being operated by the Yuma-Sonora Commercial Company, Incorporated. The lease as currently held contains 24.68 acres, more or less. Any renewal or termination of the lease shall be by the Greater Yuma Port Authority. (3) Reservation by the United States of a 245-foot perpetual easement for operation and maintenance of the 242 Lateral Canal and Well Field along the northern boundary of the East 300 feet of Section 22, Section 23, and the West 300 feet of Section 24 as shown on Reclamation Drawing Nos. 1292-303- 3624, 1292-303-3625, and 1292-303-3626. (4) A reservation by the United States of all rights to the ground water in the East 300 feet of Section 15, the East 300 feet of Section 22, Section 23, and the West 300 feet of Section 24, and the right to remove, sell, transfer, or exchange the water to meet the obligations of the Treaty of 1944 with the Republic of Mexico, and Minute Order No. 242 for the delivery of salinity controlled water to Mexico. (5) A reservation of all rights-of-way and easements existing or of record in favor of the public or third parties. (6) A right-of-way reservation in favor of the United States and its contractors, and the State of Arizona, and its contractors, to utilize a 33-foot easement along all section lines to freely give ingress to, passage over, and egress from areas in the exercise of official duties of the United States and the State of Arizona. (7) Reservation of a right-of-way to the United States for a 100-foot by 100-foot parcel for each of the Reclamation monitoring wells, together with unrestricted ingress and egress to both sites. One monitoring well is located in Lot 1 of Section 23 just north of the Boundary Reserve and just west of the Cattle Crossing Facility, and the other is located in the southeast corner of Lot 3 just north of the Boundary Reserve. (8) An easement comprising a 50-foot strip lying North of the 60-foot International Boundary Reserve for drilling and operation of, and access to, wells. (9) A reservation by the United States of \15/16\ of all gas, oil, metals, and mineral rights. (10) A reservation of \1/16\ of all gas, oil, metals, and mineral rights retained by the State of Arizona. (11) Such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United States. (c) Consideration.-- (1) In general.--As consideration for the conveyance under subsection (a), the Greater Yuma Port Authority shall pay the United States consideration equal to the fair market value on the date of the enactment of this Act of the interest conveyed. (2) Determination.--For purposes of paragraph (1), the fair market value of any interest in land shall be determined taking into account that the land is undeveloped, that 80 acres is intended to be dedicated to use by the United States for Federal governmental purposes, and that an additional substantial portion of the land is dedicated to public right- of-way, highway, and transportation purposes. (d) Use.--The Greater Yuma Port Authority and its successors shall use the interests conveyed solely for the purpose of the construction and operation of an international port of entry and related activities. (e) Compliance With Laws.--Before the date of the conveyance, actions required with respect to the conveyance under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.), and other applicable Federal laws must be completed at no cost to the United States. (f) Use of 60-Foot Border Strip.--Any use of the 60-foot border strip shall be made in coordination with Federal agencies having authority with respect to the 60-foot border strip. (g) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal description of property conveyed under this section, and of any right- of-way that is subject to a right of use conveyed pursuant to subsection (a)(2)(E), shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary. The cost of the survey shall be borne by the Greater Yuma Port Authority. (h) Definitions.--As used in this section: (1) 60-foot border strip.--The term ``60-foot border strip'' means lands in any of the Sections of land referred to in this title located within 60 feet of the international boundary between the United States and Mexico. (2) Greater yuma port authority.--The term ``Greater Yuma Port Authority'' means Trust No. 84-184, Yuma Title & Trust Company, an Arizona Corporation, a trust for the benefit of the Cocopah Tribe, a Sovereign Nation, the County of Yuma, Arizona, the City of Somerton, and the City of San Luis, Arizona, or such other successor joint powers agency or public purpose entity as unanimously designated by those governmental units. (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation. SEC. 102. CONVEYANCE OF LAND TO PARK COUNTY, WYOMING. (a) Findings.--Congress finds that-- (1) over 82 percent of the land in Park County, Wyoming, is owned by the Federal Government; (2) the parcel of land described in subsection (d) located in Park County has been withdrawn from the public domain for reclamation purposes and is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation; (3) the land has been subject to a withdrawal review, a level I contaminant survey, and historical, cultural, and archaeological resource surveys by the Bureau of Reclamation; (4) the Bureau of Land Management has conducted a cadastral survey of the land and has determined that the land is no longer suitable for return to the public domain; (5) the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Land Management concur in the recommendation of disposal of the land as described in the documents referred to in paragraphs (3) and (4); and (6) the County has evinced an interest in using the land for the purposes of local economic development. (b) Definitions.--In this section: (1) County.--The term ``County'' means Park County, Wyoming. (2) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the Administrator of the General Services Administration. (c) Conveyance.--In consideration of payment of $240,000 to the Administrator by the County, the Administrator shall convey to the County all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the parcel of land described in subsection (d). (d) Description of Property.--The parcel of land described in this subsection is the parcel located in the County comprising 190.12 acres, the legal description of which is as follows: Sixth Principal Meridian, Park County, Wyoming T. 53 N., R. 101 W. Acreage Section 20, S\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\............ 5.00 Section 29, Lot 7.................................. 9.91 Lot 9..................................... 38.24 Lot 10.................................... 31.29 Lot 12.................................... 5.78 Lot 13.................................... 8.64 Lot 14.................................... 0.04 Lot 15.................................... 9.73 S\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\............... 5.00 SW\1/4\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\..................... 10.00 SE\1/4\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\..................... 10.00 NW\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\..................... 10.00 Tract 101................................. 13.24 Section 30, Lot 31................................. 16.95 Lot 32.................................... 16.30 (e) Reservation of Rights.--The instrument of conveyance under subsection (c) shall reserve all rights to locatable, salable, leaseable coal, oil or gas resources. (f) Leases, Easements, Rights-of-Way, and Other Rights.--The conveyance under subsection (c) shall be subject to any land-use leases, easements, rights-of-way, or valid existing rights in existence as of the date of the conveyance. (g) Environmental Liability.--As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (c), the United States shall comply with the provisions of section 9620(h) of title 42, United States Code. (h) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Administrator may require such additional terms and conditions in connection with the conveyance under subsection (c) as the Administrator considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
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