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H.R. 3796 (rh) To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the administrative site for the Rogue River National Forest and use the proceeds for the construction or improvement of offices and support buildings for the Rogue River National Forest an...

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                                H. R. 3796



                             June 18, 1998

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


                                 AN ACT


To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the administrative 
 site for the Rogue River National Forest and use the proceeds for the 
 construction or improvement of offices and support buildings for the 
     Rogue River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management.

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


    In this Act, the term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 


    (a) In General.--The Secretary, under such terms and conditions as 
the Secretary may prescribe, may sell or exchange any or all right, 
title, and interest of the United States in and to the Rogue River 
National Forest administrative site depicted on the map entitled 
``Rogue River Administrative Conveyance'' dated April 23, 1998, 
consisting of approximately 5.1 acres.
    (b) Exchange Acquisitions.--The Secretary may provide for the 
construction of administrative facilities in exchange for a conveyance 
of the administrative site under subsection (a).
    (c) Applicable Authorities.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
Act, any sale or exchange of an administrative site shall be subject to 
the laws (including regulations) applicable to the conveyance and 
acquisition of land for National Forest System purposes.
    (d) Cash Equalization.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
the Secretary may accept a cash equalization payment in excess of 25 
percent of the value of an administrative site in an exchange under 
subsection (a).
    (e) Solicitations of Offers.--In carrying out this Act, the 
Secretary may--
            (1) use solicitations of offers for sale or exchange on 
        such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe; and
            (2) reject any offer if the Secretary determines that the 
        offer is not adequate or not in the public interest.


    The proceeds of a sale or exchange under section 2 shall be 
deposited in the fund established under Public Law 90-171 (16 U.S.C. 
484a) (commonly known as the ``Sisk Act'') and shall be available, 
until expended, for the construction or improvement of offices and 
support buildings for combined use by the Forest Service for the Rogue 
River National Forest, and by the Bureau of Land Management.


    (a) Public Land Orders.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, to facilitate the sale or exchange of the administrative site, 
public land orders withdrawing the administrative site from all forms 
of appropriation under the public land laws are revoked for any portion 
of the administrative site, upon conveyance of that portion by the 
    (b) Effective Date.--The effective date of a revocation made by 
this section shall be the date of the patent or deed conveying the 
administrative site (or portion thereof).

            Passed the House of Representatives June 16, 1998.


                                                ROBIN H. CARLE,


Pages: 1

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