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Public Law 106-272
To authorize the development and maintenance of a multi-agency campus
project in the town of Jackson, Wyoming. <<NOTE: Sept. 22, 2000 - [S.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Jackson Multi-
Agency Campus Act of 2000.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Jackson Multi-Agency Campus Act of
SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
(1) the management of public land and natural resources and
the service of the public in the area of Jackson, Wyoming, are
responsibilities shared by--
(A) the Department of Agriculture;
(B) the Forest Service;
(C) the Department of the Interior, including--
(i) the National Park Service; and
(ii) the United States Fish and Wildlife
(D) the Game and Fish Commission of the State of
(E) Teton County, Wyoming;
(F) the town of Jackson, Wyoming;
(G) the Jackson Chamber of Commerce; and
(H) the Jackson Hole Historical Society; and
(2) it is desirable to locate the administrative offices of
several of the agencies and entities specified in paragraph (1)
on 1 site to--
(A) facilitate communication between the agencies
(B) reduce costs to the Federal, State, and local
(C) better serve the public.
(b) Purposes.--The purposes of this Act are--
(1) to authorize the Federal agencies specified in
(A) to develop and maintain the Project in Jackson,
Wyoming, in cooperation with the other agencies and
entities specified in subsection (a); and
(B) to provide resources and enter into such
agreements as are necessary for the planning, design,
construction, operation, maintenance, and fixture
modifications of all elements of the Project;
(2) to direct the Secretary to convey to the town of
Jackson, Wyoming, certain parcels of federally owned land
located in Teton County, Wyoming, in exchange for construction
of facilities for the Bridger-Teton National Forest by the town
(3) to direct the Secretary to convey to the Game and Fish
Commission of the State of Wyoming certain parcels of federally
owned land in the town of Jackson, Wyoming, in exchange for
approximately 1.35 acres of land, also located in the town of
Jackson, to be used in the construction of the Project; and
(4) to relinquish certain reversionary interests of the
United States in order to facilitate the transactions described
in paragraphs (1) through (3).
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) Commission.--The term ``Commission'' means the Game and
Fish Commission of the State of Wyoming.
(2) Construction cost.--The term ``construction cost'' means
any cost that is--
(A) associated with building improvements to Federal
standards and guidelines; and
(B) open to a competitive bidding process approved
by the Secretary.
(3) Federal parcel.--The term ``Federal parcel'' means--
(A) the parcel of land, and all appurtenances to the
land, comprising approximately 15.3 acres, depicted as
``Bridger-Teton National Forest'' on the Map; and
(B) the parcel comprising approximately 80 acres,
known as the ``Cache Creek Administrative Site'',
located adjacent to the town.
(4) Map.--The term ``Map'' means the map entitled ``Multi-
Agency Campus Project Site'', dated March 31, 1999, and on file
in the offices of--
(A) the Bridger-Teton National Forest, in the State
of Wyoming; and
(B) the Chief of the Forest Service.
(5) Master plan.--The term ``master plan'' means the
document entitled ``Conceptual Master Plan'', dated July 14,
1998, and on file at the offices of--
(A) the Bridger-Teton National Forest, in the State
of Wyoming; and
(B) the Chief of the Forest Service.
(6) Project.--The term ``Project'' means the proposed
project for construction of a multi-agency campus, to be carried
out by the town of Jackson in cooperation with the other
agencies and entities described in section 2(a)(1), to provide,
in accordance with the master plan--
(A) administrative facilities for various agencies
and entities; and
(B) interpretive, educational, and other facilities
for visitors to the greater Yellowstone area.
(7) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of Agriculture (including a designee of the Secretary).
(8) State parcel.--The term ``State parcel'' means the
parcel of land comprising approximately 3 acres, depicted as
``Wyoming Game and Fish'' on the Map.
(9) Town.--The term ``town'' means the town of Jackson,
SEC. 4. MULTI-AGENCY CAMPUS PROJECT, JACKSON, WYOMING.
(a) Construction for Exchange of Property.--
(1) In <<NOTE: Deadline.>> general.--Not later than 5 years
after the date of enactment of this Act, the town may construct,
as part of the Project, an administrative facility to be owned
and operated by the Bridger-Teton National Forest, if--
(A) an offer by the town to construct the
administrative facility is accepted by the Secretary
under paragraph (2);
(B) a memorandum of understanding between the town
and the Secretary outlining the roles and
responsibilities of each party involved in the land
exchange and construction is executed;
(C) a final building design and construction cost
estimate is approved by the Secretary; and
(D) the exchange described in subsection (b)(2) is
completed in accordance with that subsection.
(2) Acceptance and authorization to construct.--The
Secretary, on receipt of an acceptable offer from the town under
paragraph (1), shall authorize the town to construct the
administrative facility described in paragraph (1) in accordance
with this Act.
(A) Secretary.--The Secretary shall convey all
right, title, and interest in and to the Federal land
described in section 5(a)(1) to the town in simultaneous
exchange for, and on satisfactory completion of, the
(B) Town.--The town shall convey all right, title,
and interest in and to the administrative facility
constructed under this section in exchange for the land
described in section 5(a)(1).
(b) Offer To Convey State Parcel.--
(1) In general.--The Commission may offer to convey a
portion of the State parcel, depicted on the Map as ``Parcel
Three'', to the United States to be used for construction of an
administrative facility for the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
(2) Conveyance.--If the offer described in paragraph (1) is
made not later than 5 years after the date of enactment of this
Act, the Secretary shall convey the Federal land described in
section 5(a)(2) to the Commission, in exchange for the portion
of the State parcel described in paragraph (1), in accordance
with this Act.
SEC. 5. CONVEYANCE OF FEDERAL LAND.
(a) In General.--In exchange for the consideration described in
section 4, the Secretary shall convey--
(1) to the town, in a manner that equalizes values--
(A) the portion of the Federal parcel, comprising
approximately 9.3 acres, depicted on the Map as ``Parcel
(B) if an additional conveyance of land is necessary
to equalize the values of land exchanged after the
conveyance of Parcel Two, an appropriate portion of the
portion of the Federal parcel comprising approximately
80 acres, known as the ``Cache Creek Administrative
Site'' and located adjacent to the town; and
(2) to the Commission, the portion of the Federal parcel,
comprising approximately 3.2 acres, depicted on the Map as
(b) Reversionary Interests.--As additional consideration for
acceptance by the United States of any offer described in section 4, the
United States shall relinquish all reversionary interests in the State
parcel, as set forth in the deed between the United States and the State
of Wyoming, dated February 19, 1957, and recorded on October 2, 1967, in
Book 14 of Deeds, Page 382, in the records of Teton County, Wyoming.
SEC. 6. EQUAL VALUE OF INTERESTS EXCHANGED.
(a) Valuation of Land To Be Conveyed.--
(1) In general.--The fair market and improvement values of
the land to be exchanged under this Act shall be determined--
(A) by appraisals acceptable to the Secretary, using
nationally recognized appraisal standards; and
(B) in accordance with section 206 of the Federal
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716).
(2) Appraisal report.--Each appraisal report shall be
written to Federal standards, as defined in the Uniform
Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions developed by
the Interagency Land Acquisition Conference.
(3) No effect on value of reversionary interests.--An
appraisal of the State parcel shall not take into consideration
any reversionary interest held by the United States in the State
parcel as of the date on which the appraisal is conducted.
(b) Value of Federal Land Greater Than Construction Costs.--If the
value of the Federal land to be conveyed to the town under section
5(a)(1) is greater than the construction costs to be paid by the town
for the administrative facility described in section 4(a), the Secretary
shall reduce the acreage of the Federal land conveyed so that the value
of the Federal land conveyed to the town closely approximates the
(c) Value of Federal Land Equal to Value of State Parcel.--
(1) In general.--The value of any Federal land conveyed to
the Commission under section 5(a)(2) shall be equal to the value
of the State parcel conveyed to the United States under section
(2) Boundaries.--The boundaries of the Federal land and the
State parcel may be adjusted to equalize values.
(d) Payment of Cash Equalization.--Notwithstanding subsections (b)
and (c), the values of Federal land and the State parcel may be
equalized by payment of cash to the Secretary, the Commission, or the
town, as appropriate, in accordance with section 206(b) of the Federal
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716(b)), if the
values cannot be equalized by adjusting the size of parcels to be
conveyed or by conveying additional land, without compromising the
design of the Project.
SEC. 7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS.
(a) Construction of Federal Facilities.--The construction of
facilities on Federal land within the boundaries of the Project shall
(1) supervised and managed by the town in accordance with
the memorandum of understanding referred to in section
(2) carried out to standards and specifications approved by
(b) Access.--The town (including contractors and subcontractors of
the town) shall have access to the Federal land until completion of
construction for all purposes related to construction of facilities
under this Act.
(c) Administration of Land Acquired by United States.--Land acquired
by the United States under this Act shall be governed by all laws
applicable to the administration of national forest sites.
(1) In general.--There shall be no construction of any
facility after the date of conveyance of Federal land under this
Act within any portion of the Federal parcel delineated on the
map as ``wetlands''.
(2) Deeds and conveyance documents.--A deed or other
conveyance document executed by the Secretary in carrying out
this Act shall contain such reservations as are necessary to
preclude development of wetland on any portion of the Federal
Approved September 22, 2000.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1374:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-748 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-215 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
Vol. 145 (1999):
Nov. 19, considered and passed
Vol. 146 (2000):
Sept. 12, considered and passed
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