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H.R. 3657 (eh) To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of public domain land in the San Bernardino National Forest in the State of California, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...

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                  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. 
3657) entitled ``An Act to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel 
of public domain land in the San Bernardino National Forest in the 
State of California, and for other purposes.'', do pass with the 


            Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

              FOREST, CALIFORNIA.

    (a) Conveyance Required.--Subject to valid existing rights and 
settlement of claims as provided in this section, the Secretary of 
Agriculture shall convey to KATY 101.3 FM (in this section referred to 
as ``KATY'') all right, title and interest of the United States in and 
to a parcel of real property consisting of approximately 1.06 acres 
within the San Bernardino National Forest in Riverside County, 
California, generally located in the north \1/2\ of section 23, 
township 5 south, range 2 east, San Bernardino meridian.
    (b) Legal Description.--The Secretary and KATY shall, by mutual 
agreement, prepare the legal description of the parcel of real property 
to be conveyed under subsection (a), which is generally depicted as 
Exhibit A-2 in an appraisal report of the subject parcel dated August 
26, 1999, by Paul H. Meiling.
    (c) Consideration.--Consideration for the conveyance under 
subsection (a) shall be equal to the appraised fair market value of the 
parcel of real property to be conveyed. Any appraisal to determine the 
fair market value of the parcel shall be prepared in conformity with 
the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition and 
approved by the Secretary.
    (d) Settlement.--In addition to the consideration referred to in 
subsection (c), upon the receipt of $16,600 paid by KATY to the 
Secretary, the Secretary shall release KATY from any and all claims of 
the United States arising from the occupancy and use of the San 
Bernardino National Forest by KATY for communication site purposes.
    (e) Access Requirements.--Notwithstanding section 1323(a) of the 
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3210(a)) or 
any other law, the Secretary is not required to provide access over 
National Forest System lands to the parcel of real property to be 
conveyed under subsection (a).
    (f) Administrative Costs.--Any costs associated with the creation 
of a subdivided parcel, recordation of a survey, zoning, and planning 
approval, and similar expenses with respect to the conveyance under 
this section, shall be borne by KATY.
    (g) Assumption of Liability.--By acceptance of the conveyance of 
the parcel of real property referred to in subsection (a), KATY, and 
its successors and assigns will indemnify and hold harmless the United 
States for any and all liability to General Telephone and Electronics 
Corporation (also known as ``GTE'') KATY, and any third party that is 
associated with the parcel, including liability for any buildings or 
personal property on the parcel belonging to GTE and any other third 
    (h) Treatment of Receipts.--All funds received pursuant to this 
section shall be deposited in the fund established under Public Law 90-
171 (16 U.S.C. 484a; commonly known as the Sisk Act), and the funds 
shall remain available to the Secretary, until expended, for the 
acquisition of lands, waters, and interests in land for the inclusion 
in the San Bernardino National Forest.
    (i) Receipts Act Amendment.--The Act of June 15, 1938 (Chapter 
438:52 Stat. 699), as amended by the Acts of May 26, 1944 (58 Stat. 
227), is further amended--
            (1) by striking the comma after the words ``Secretary of 
            (2) by striking the words ``with the approval of the 
        National Forest Reservation Commission established by section 4 
        of the Act of March 1, 1911 (16 U.S.C. 513),'';
            (3) by inserting the words ``, real property or interests 
        in lands,'' after the word ``lands'' the first time it is used;
            (4) by striking ``San Bernardino and Cleveland'' and 
        inserting ``San Bernardino, Cleveland and Los Angeles'';
            (5) by striking ``county of Riverside'' each place it 
        appears and inserting ``counties of Riverside and San 
            (6) by striking ``as to minimize soil erosion and flood 
        damage'' and inserting ``for National Forest System purposes''; 
            (7) after the ``Provided further, That'', by striking the 
        remainder of the sentence to the end of the paragraph, and 
        inserting ``twelve and one-half percent of the monies otherwise 
        payable to the State of California for the benefit of San 
        Bernardino County under the aforementioned Act of March 1, 1911 
        (16 U.S.C. 500) shall be available to be appropriated for 
        expenditure in furtherance of this Act.''.


    The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Act of 
2000 is amended as follows:
            (1) In the second sentence of section 2(d)(1), by striking 
        ``and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry''.
            (2) In the second sentence of section 4(a)(3), by striking 
        ``Nothing in this section'' and inserting ``Nothing in this 
            (3) In section 4(c)(1), by striking ``any person, 
            (4) In section 5, by adding at the end the following:
    ``(j) Wilderness Protection.--Nothing in this Act alters the 
management of any areas designated as Wilderness which are within the 
boundaries of the National Monument. All such areas shall remain 
subject to the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the laws 
designating such areas as Wilderness, and other applicable laws. If any 
part of this Act conflicts with any provision of those laws with 
respect to the management of the Wilderness areas, such provision shall 


    The Santo Domingo Pueblo Claims Settlement Act of 2000 is amended 
by adding at the end:


    ``(a) Exchange of Certain Lands with New Mexico.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall acquire by exchange 
        the State of New Mexico trust lands located in township 16 
        north, range 4 east, section 2, and all interests therein, 
        including improvements, mineral rights and water rights.
            ``(2) Use of other lands.--In acquiring lands by exchange 
        under paragraph (1), the Secretary may utilize unappropriated 
        public lands within the State of New Mexico.
            ``(3) Value of lands.--The lands exchanged under this 
        subsection shall be of approximately equal value, and the 
        Secretary may credit or debit the ledger account established in 
        the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Land 
        Management, the New Mexico State Land Office, and the New 
        Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands, in order to equalize the 
        values of the lands exchanged.
            ``(4) Conveyance.--
                    ``(A) By secretary.--Upon the acquisition of lands 
                under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall convey all 
                title and interest to such lands to the Pueblo by sale, 
                exchange or otherwise, and the Pueblo shall have the 
                exclusive right to acquire such lands.
                    ``(B) By pueblo.--Upon the acquisition of lands 
                under subparagraph (A), the Pueblo may convey such land 
                to the Secretary who shall accept and hold such lands 
                in trust for the benefit of the Pueblo.
    ``(b) Other Exchanges of Land.--
            ``(1) In general.--In order to further the purposes of this 
                    ``(A) the Pueblo may enter into agreements to 
                exchange restricted lands for lands described in 
                paragraph (2); and
                    ``(B) any land exchange agreements between the 
                Pueblo and any of the parties to the action referred to 
                in paragraph (2) that are executed not later than 
                December 31, 2001, shall be deemed to be approved.
            ``(2) Lands.--The land described in this paragraph is the 
        land, title to which was at issue in Pueblo of Santo Domingo v. 
        Rael (Civil No. 83-1888 (D.N.M.)).
            ``(3) Land to be held in trust.--Upon the acquisition of 
        lands under paragraph (1), the Pueblo may convey such land to 
        the Secretary who shall accept and hold such lands in trust for 
        the benefit of the Pueblo.
            ``(4) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this subsection 
        shall be construed to limit the provisions of section 5(a) 
        relating to the extinguishment of the land claims of the 
    ``(c) Approval of Certain Resolutions.--All agreements, 
transactions, and conveyances authorized by Resolutions 97-010 and C22-
99 as enacted by the Tribal Council of the Pueblo de Cochiti, and 
Resolution S.D. 12-99-36 as enacted by the Tribal Council of the Pueblo 
of Santo Domingo, pertaining to boundary disputes between the Pueblo de 
Cochiti and the Pueblo of Santo Domingo, are hereby approved, including 
the Pueblo de Cochiti's agreement to relinquish its claim to the 
southwest corner of its Spanish Land Grant, to the extent that such 
land overlaps with the Santo Domingo Pueblo Grant, and to disclaim any 
right to receive compensation from the United States or any other party 
with respect to such overlapping lands.''.



  2d Session

                               H. R. 3657



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