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[[Page 1993]]

 CLARK COUNTY CONSERVATION OF PUBLIC LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES ACT OF 
                                  2002

[[Page 116 STAT. 1994]]

Public Law 107-282
107th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public 
land, and provide for high quality development in Clark County, Nevada, 
     and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Nov. 6, 2002 -  [H.R. 5200]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Clark County Conservation 
of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002.>> assembled,

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460qqq note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Clark County Conservation of Public 
Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.
Sec. 3. Definitions.
Sec. 4. Authorization of appropriations.

 TITLE I--RED ROCK CANYON NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA LAND EXCHANGE AND 
                           BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT

Sec. 101. Short title.
Sec. 102. Definitions.
Sec. 103. Findings and purposes.
Sec. 104. Red Rock Canyon land exchange.
Sec. 105. Status and management of lands.
Sec. 106. General provisions.

                       TITLE II--WILDERNESS AREAS

Sec. 201. Findings.
Sec. 202. Additions to National Wilderness Preservation System.
Sec. 203. Administration.
Sec. 204. Adjacent management.
Sec. 205. Military overflights.
Sec. 206. Native American cultural and religious uses.
Sec. 207. Release of wilderness study areas.
Sec. 208. Wildlife management.
Sec. 209. Wildfire management.
Sec. 210. Climatological data collection.
Sec. 211. National Park Service lands.

           TITLE III--TRANSFERS OF ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION

Sec. 301. Transfer of administrative jurisdiction to the United States 
           Fish and Wildlife Service.
Sec. 302. Transfer of administrative jurisdiction to National Park 
           Service.

 TITLE IV--AMENDMENTS TO THE SOUTHERN NEVADA PUBLIC LAND MANAGEMENT ACT

Sec. 401. Disposal and exchange.

                        TITLE V--IVANPAH CORRIDOR

Sec. 501. Interstate Route 15 south corridor.
Sec. 502. Area of Critical Environmental Concern segregation.

[[Page 116 STAT. 1995]]

            TITLE VI--SLOAN CANYON NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA

Sec. 601. Short title.
Sec. 602. Purpose.
Sec. 603. Definitions.
Sec. 604. Establishment.
Sec. 605. Management.
Sec. 606. Sale of Federal parcel.
Sec. 607. Right-of-way.

                 TITLE VII--PUBLIC INTEREST CONVEYANCES

Sec. 701. Definition of map.
Sec. 702. Conveyance to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Research 
           Foundation.
Sec. 703. Conveyance to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Sec. 704. Conveyance to the City of Henderson for the Nevada State 
           College at Henderson.
Sec. 705. Conveyance to the City of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sec. 706. Sale of Federal parcel.

                 TITLE VIII--HUMBOLDT PROJECT CONVEYANCE

Sec. 801. Short title.
Sec. 802. Definitions.
Sec. 803. Authority to convey title.
Sec. 804. Payment.
Sec. 805. Compliance with other laws.
Sec. 806. Revocation of withdrawals.
Sec. 807. Liability.
Sec. 808. National Environmental Policy Act.
Sec. 809. Future benefits.

                   TITLE IX--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Sec. 901. Technical amendments to the Mesquite Lands Act 2001.

SEC. 3. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460qqq-1 note.>> DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Agreement.--The term ``Agreement'' means the Agreement 
        entitled ``Interim Cooperative Management Agreement Between the 
        United States of the Interior Bureau of Land Management and 
        Clark County'', dated November 4, 1992.
            (2) County.--The term ``County'' means Clark County, Nevada.
            (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means--
                    (A) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to 
                land in the National Forest System; or
                    (B) the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to 
                other Federal land.
            (4) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of Nevada.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There is authorized such sums as may be necessary to carry out this 
Act.

    TITLE I--RED <<NOTE: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area 
     Protection and Enhancement Act of 2002.>> ROCK CANYON NATIONAL 
CONSERVATION AREA LAND EXCHANGE AND BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT

SEC. 101. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ccc-4 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``Red Rock Canyon National 
Conservation Area Protection and Enhancement Act of 2002''.

[[Page 116 STAT. 1996]]

SEC. 102. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ccc-4 note.>> DEFINITIONS.

    As used in this title:
            (1) Corporation.--The term ``Corporation'' means the Howard 
        Hughes Corporation, an affiliate of the Rouse Company, with its 
        principal place of business at 10000 West Charleston Boulevard, 
        Las Vegas, Nevada.
            (2) Red rock canyon.--The term ``Red Rock Canyon'' means the 
        Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, consisting of 
        approximately 195,780 acres of public lands in Clark County, 
        Nevada, specially designated for protection in the Red Rock 
        Canyon National Conservation Area Establishment Act of 1990 (16 
        U.S.C. 460ccc et seq.), as depicted on the Red Rock Canyon Map.
            (3) Red rock canyon map.--The term ``Red Rock Canyon Map'' 
        means the map entitled ``Southern Nevada Public Land Management 
        Act'', dated October 1, 2002.

SEC. 103. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ccc-4 note.>> FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

    (a) Findings.--The Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) Red Rock Canyon is a natural resource of major 
        significance to the people of Nevada and the United States. It 
        must be protected in its natural state for the enjoyment of 
        future generations of Nevadans and Americans, and enhanced 
        wherever possible.
            (2) In 1998, the Congress enacted the Southern Nevada Public 
        Lands Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-263), which 
        provided among other things for the protection and enhancement 
        of Red Rock Canyon.
            (3) The Corporation owns much of the private land on Red 
        Rock Canyon's eastern boundary, and is engaged in developing a 
        large-scale master-planned community.
            (4) Included in the Corporation's land holdings are 1,071 
        acres of high-ground lands at the eastern edge of Red Rock 
        Canyon. These lands were intended to be included in Red Rock, 
        but to date have not been acquired by the United States. The 
        protection of this high-ground acreage would preserve an 
        important element of the western Las Vegas Valley viewshed.
            (5) The Corporation has volunteered to forgo development of 
        the high-ground lands, and proposes that the United States 
        acquire title to the lands so that they can be preserved in 
        perpetuity to protect and expand Red Rock Canyon.

    (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this title are:
            (1) To accomplish an exchange of lands between the United 
        States and the Corporation that would transfer certain high-
        ground lands to the United States in exchange for the transfer 
        of other lands of approximately equal value to the Corporation.
            (2) To protect Red Rock Canyon and to expand its boundaries 
        as contemplated by the Bureau of Land Management, as depicted on 
        the Red Rock Canyon Map.
            (3) To further fulfill the purposes of the Southern Nevada 
        Public Lands Management Act of 1998 and the Red Rock Canyon 
        National Conservation Area Establishment Act of 1990.

SEC. 104. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ccc-4 note.>> RED ROCK CANYON LAND EXCHANGE.

    (a) Acquisition <<NOTE: Deadline.>> Requirement.--If the Corporation 
offers to convey to the United States all right, title, and interest in 
and to the approximately 1,082 acres of non-Federal land owned by 


[[Page 116 STAT. 1997]]

the Corporation and depicted on the Red Rock Canyon Map as ``Offered 
Lands proposed addition to the Red Rock Canyon NCA'', the Secretary 
shall accept such offer on behalf of the United States, and not later 
than 90 days after the date of the offer, except as otherwise provided 
in this title, shall make the following conveyances:
            (1) To the Corporation, the approximately 998 acres of 
        Federal lands depicted on the Red Rock Canyon Map as ``Public 
        land selected for exchange''.
            (2) To Clark County, Nevada, the approximately 1,221 acres 
        of Federal lands depicted on the Red Rock Canyon Map as 
        ``Proposed BLM transfer for county park''.

    (b) Simultaneous Conveyances.--Title to the private property and the 
Federal property to be conveyed pursuant to this section shall be 
conveyed at the same time.
    (c) Map.--The Secretary shall keep the Red Rock Canyon Map on file 
and available for public inspection in the Las Vegas District Office of 
the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, and the State Office of the 
Bureau of Land Management, Reno, Nevada.
    (d) Conditions.--
            (1) Hazardous materials.--As a condition of the conveyance 
        under --subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall require that the 
        Corporation be responsible for removal of and remediation 
        related to any hazardous materials that are present on the 
        property conveyed to the United States under subsection (a).
            (2) Survey.--As <<NOTE: Deadline.>> a condition of the 
        conveyance under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall require 
        that not later than 90 days after the date of the offer referred 
        to in subsection (a), the Corporation shall provide a metes and 
        bounds survey, that is acceptable to the Corporation, Clark 
        County, and the Secretary, of the common boundary between the 
        parcels of land to be conveyed under subsection (a).
            (3) Lands conveyed to clark county.--As a condition of the 
        conveyance under subsection (a)(2), the Secretary shall require 
        that--
                    (A) the lands transferred to Clark County by the 
                United States must be held in perpetuity by the County 
                for use only as a public park or as part of a public 
                regional trail system; and
                    (B) if the County attempts to transfer the lands or 
                to undertake a use on the lands that is inconsistent 
                with their preservation and use as described in 
                subparagraph (A), such lands shall, at the discretion of 
                the Secretary, revert to the United States.

    (e) Valuation.--
            (1) Equal value exchange.--The values of the Federal parcel 
        and the non-Federal parcel, as determined under paragraph (2)--
                    (A) shall be equal; or
                    (B) if the values are not equal, shall be equalized 
                in accordance with paragraph (3).
            (2) Appraisal.--The values of the Federal parcel and the 
        non-Federal parcel shall be determined by an appraisal, to be 
        approved by the Secretary, that complies with the Uniform 
        Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions.
            (3) Equalization.--

[[Page 116 STAT. 1998]]

                    (A) In general.--If the value of the non-Federal 
                parcel is less than the value of the Federal parcel--
                          (i) the Corporation shall make a cash 
                      equalization payment to the Secretary; or
                          (ii) the Secretary shall, as determined to be 
                      appropriate by the Secretary and the Corporation, 
                      reduce the acreage of the Federal parcel.
                    (B) Disposition of proceeds.--The Secretary shall 
                deposit any cash equalization payments received under 
                subparagraph (A)(i) in accordance with section 
                4(e)(1)(C) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management 
                Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2345).

SEC. 105. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ccc-4 note.>> STATUS AND MANAGEMENT OF 
            LANDS.

    (a) Inclusion <<NOTE: Effective date.>> and Management of Lands.--
Upon the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
administer the lands depicted on the Red Rock Map as ``Public Lands-
proposed addition to the Red Rock Canyon NCA'', exclusive of those lands 
used for the Corps of Engineers R-4 Detention Basin, as part of Red Rock 
and in accordance with the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area 
Establishment Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 460ccc et seq.) and all other 
applicable laws.

    (b) Inclusion of Acquired Lands.--Upon acquisition by the United 
States of lands under this Act, the Secretary shall--

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