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                                H. R. 903

 To provide for the conveyance by the Secretary of Agriculture of the 
 Sandpoint Federal Building and adjacent land in Sandpoint, Idaho, and 
                          for other purposes.



                           February 25, 2003

  Mr. Otter introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
 Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by 
the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


                                 A BILL

 To provide for the conveyance by the Secretary of Agriculture of the 
 Sandpoint Federal Building and adjacent land in Sandpoint, Idaho, and 
                          for other purposes.

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


     This Act may be cited as the ``Sandpoint Land and Facilities 
Conveyance Act of 2003''.

              SANDPOINT, IDAHO.

    (a) Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction.--Not later than 30 
days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of 
General Services shall transfer to the Secretary of Agriculture, 
without reimbursement, administrative jurisdiction over the Sandpoint 
Federal Building and approximately 3.17 acres of land in Sandpoint, 
Idaho, as depicted on the map entitled ``Sandpoint Federal Building,'' 
dated September 12, 2002.
    (b) Assumption and Repayment of Debt.--As of the date on which 
administrative jurisdiction of the property is transferred under 
subsection (a), the Secretary shall assume the obligation of the 
Administrator of General Services to repay to the Federal Finance Bank 
the debt incurred with respect to the transferred property. The 
Secretary may repay the debt using--
            (1) the proceeds of the conveyance of the property under 
        this section;
            (2) amounts appropriated to the Forest Service for the 
        rental, upkeep, and maintenance of facilities; and
            (3) any other unobligated appropriated amounts available to 
        the Secretary.
    (c) Conveyance of Property.--
            (1) Conveyance authorized.--The Secretary may convey, by 
        quitclaim deed, all right, title, and interest of the United 
        States in and to the property transferred to the Secretary 
        under subsection (a). The conveyance shall be made by sale or 
        by exchange.
            (2) Map.--Until the date on which the property is conveyed 
        under this section, the map referred to in subsection (a) shall 
        be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of 
        the Chief of the Forest Service and the Office of the 
        Supervisor, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Coeur d'Alene, 
            (3) Solicitations of offers.--The Secretary may solicit 
        offers for the conveyance of the property under this section on 
        such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe. The 
        Secretary may reject any offer made under this section if the 
        Secretary determines that the offer is not adequate or not in 
        the public interest.
    (d) Consideration.--
            (1) In general.--If the property is to be conveyed under 
        subsection (c) by sale, the recipient of the property shall pay 
        to the Secretary an amount equal to the fair market value of 
        the conveyed property, as determined under subsection (e). At 
        the election of the Secretary, the consideration may be in the 
        form of cash or other consideration, including the construction 
        of administrative facilities for the National Forest System in 
        Bonner County, Idaho.
            (2) Conditions on exchange.--If the property is to be 
        conveyed under subsection (c) in exchange for the construction 
        of administrative facilities--
                    (A) the construction of the administrative 
                facilities shall be subject to any terms or conditions 
                that the Secretary may prescribe by contract, including 
                final building design and costs; and
                    (B) the conveyance of the property shall be subject 
                            (i) the completion of the administrative 
                        facilities in a manner satisfactory to the 
                            (ii) the condition that the exchange be an 
                        equal value exchange, or if the value of the 
                        property and the administrative facilities are 
                        not equal, as determined under paragraph (3), 
                        that the values be equalized in accordance with 
                        paragraph (4); and
                            (iii) any requirements of the Secretary 
                        that the entity acquiring the property assume 
                        any outstanding indebtedness on the property to 
                        the Federal Finance Bank.
            (3) Valuation.--The value of the property to be conveyed 
        under subsection (c), and the value of any administrative 
        facilities in exchange for the property, shall be determined by 
        an appraisal that--
                    (A) is acceptable to the Secretary; and
                    (B) conforms with the Uniform Appraisal Standards 
                for Federal Land Acquisitions.
            (4) 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 property 
        conveyed under subsection (c).
    (e) Deposit and Use of Proceeds.--
            (1) Deposit.--The Secretary shall deposit the proceeds 
        derived from the conveyence of the property under this section 
        in the fund established by Public Law 90-171 (commonly known as 
        the ``Sisk Act''; 16 U.S.C. 484a).
            (2) Use.--Amounts deposited under this subsection shall be 
        available to the Secretary, without further appropriation and 
        until expended, for--
                    (A) the acquisition, construction, or improvement 
                of administrative facilities and associated land in the 
                Northern Region of the Forest Service in the State of 
                Idaho; and
                    (B) the acquisition of land and interests in land 
                for addition to the National Forest System in the 
                Northern Region of the Forest Service in the State of 
            (3) Limitations.--Funds deposited under this subsection 
        shall not--
                    (A) be paid or distributed to States or counties 
                under any provision of law; or
                    (B) be considered to be moneys received from units 
                of the National Forest System for purposes of--
                            (i) the sixth paragraph under the heading 
                        ``Forest Service'' in the Act of May 23, 1908 
                        (16 U.S.C. 500);
                            (ii) section 13 of the Act of March 1, 1911 
                        (commonly known as the ``Weeks Law''; 16 U.S.C. 
                        500); or
                            (iii) the fourteenth paragraph under the 
                        heading ``Forest Service'' in the Act of March 
                        4, 1913 (16 U.S.C. 501).
    (f) Management of Acquired Law.--Subject to valid existing rights, 
the Secretary shall manage any land acquired under this section in 
accordance with the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the ``Weeks 
Act''; 16 U.S.C. 480 et seq.) and other laws relating to the National 
Forest System.
    (g) Applicable Law.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, 
the conveyance of property under this section shall be subject to the 
laws applicable to the conveyance of National Forest System land. Part 
1955 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, shall not apply to any 
action carried out under this section.

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