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                                                       Calendar No. 195

105th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                S. 1159

                          [Report No. 105-100]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

 To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, regarding the Kake 
           Tribal Corporation public interest land exchange.

_______________________________________________________________________

                            October 7, 1997

                       Reported with an amendment
                                                       Calendar No. 195
105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1159

                          [Report No. 105-100]

 To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, regarding the Kake 
           Tribal Corporation public interest land exchange.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 10, 1997

 Mr. Murkowski introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
       referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

                            October 7, 1997

              Reported by Mr. Murkowski, with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, regarding the Kake 
           Tribal Corporation public interest land exchange.

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

<DELETED>SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Kake Tribal Corporation 
Land Exchange Act''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. AMENDMENT OF SETTLEMENT ACT.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (Public Law 92-
203, December 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 688, 43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), as 
amended, is further amended by adding at the end thereof:</DELETED>

<DELETED>``SEC.    KAKE TRIBAL CORPORATION LAND EXCHANGE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    ``(a) General.--To provide Kake Tribal Corporation with 
land suitable for development, to acknowledge the corporation's return 
to public ownership land needed as municipal watershed area, and to 
promote the public interest, the Secretary shall convey to the 
corporation approximately 2,427 acres of Federal land as described in 
subsection (c).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(b) Title to Surface and Subsurface.--Subject to valid 
existing rights and easements, the Secretary shall, no later than the 
deadline specified in (c)(2) of this section, convey to Kake Tribal 
Corporation title to the surface estate in the land described in 
subsection (c)(2) and convey to Sealaska Corporation title to the 
subsurface estate in that land.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(c) Description and Deadlines.--The land to be conveyed 
under this section is in the Copper River Meridian and is further 
described as follows:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) the municipal watershed land to be conveyed by 
        Kake Tribal Corporation to the United States no later that 90 
        days after the effective date of this section is shown on the 
        map dated              and labeled Attachment A, and is 
        described as follows:</DELETED>

                      <DELETED>MUNICIPAL WATERSHED

                          <DELETED>T56S, R72E

<DELETED>Section                                      Approximate acres
        <DELETED>13............................................      82
        <DELETED>23............................................     118
        <DELETED>24............................................     635
        <DELETED>25............................................     640
        <DELETED>26............................................     346
        <DELETED>34............................................       9
        <DELETED>35............................................     349
        <DELETED>36............................................     248
        <DELETED>Approximate total.............................   2,427
        <DELETED>and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(2) the approximate 2,427 acres of land to be 
        conveyed to Kake Tribal Corporation is land in the Hamilton Bay 
        and Saginaw Bay areas and shall be conveyed within 90 days 
        after the conveyance of lands in subsection (c)(1); this land 
        is depicted on the maps dated              and labeled 
        Attachments B and C.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(d) Management of Watershed.--The United States Forest 
Service shall enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the City of 
Kake, Alaska, to provide for management of the municipal 
watershed.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(e) Timber Manufacturing; Export Restriction.--
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, timber harvested from land 
conveyed to Kake Tribal Corporation under this Act is not available for 
export as unprocessed logs from Alaska, nor may Kake Tribal Corporation 
sell, trade, exchange, substitute, or otherwise convey that timber to 
any person for the purpose of exporting that timber from the State of 
Alaska. The land exchange valuation shall be in accordance with section 
22(f).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(f) Relation to Other Requirements.--The land conveyed 
to Kake Tribal Corporation and Sealaska Corporation under this section 
shall be for all purposes, considered land conveyed under the Alaska 
Native Claims Settlement Act.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(g) Maps.--The maps referred to in this section shall be 
maintained on file in the Office of the Chief, United States Forest 
Service, and in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 
Washington, DC. The acreage cited in this section is approximate, and 
if a discrepancy arises between cited acreage and the land depicted on 
the specified maps the maps shall control. The maps do not constitute 
an attempt by the United States to convey State or private 
land.''</DELETED>

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Kake Tribal Corporation Land 
Exchange Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT OF SETTLEMENT ACT.

    The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (Public Law 92-203, 
December 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 688, 43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), as amended, 
is further amended by adding at the end thereof:

``SEC.    KAKE TRIBAL CORPORATION LAND EXCHANGE.

    ``(a) General.--The Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with the 
equal value provisions of section 22(f) shall convey to the Kake Tribal 
Corporation the Federal land as described in subsection (c).
    ``(b) Title to Surface and Subsurface.--Subject to valid existing 
rights and easements, the Secretary shall, no later than the deadline 
specified in (c)(2) of this section, convey to Kake Tribal Corporation 
title to the surface estate in the land described in subsection (c)(2) 
and convey to Sealaska Corporation title to the subsurface estate in 
that land.
    ``(c) Description and Deadlines.--The land to be conveyed under 
this section is in the Copper River Meridian and is further described 
as follows:
            ``(1) the surface and subsurface estates to the municipal 
        watershed land to be conveyed by Kake Tribal Corporation and 
        Sealaska to the United States no later than 90 days after the 
        effective date of this section is shown on the map dated 
        September 1, 1997, and labeled Attachment A, and is described 
        as follows:

                          MUNICIPAL WATERSHED

                               T56S, R72E

Section                                               Approximate acres
        13.....................................................      82
        23.....................................................     118
        24.....................................................     635
        25.....................................................     640
        26.....................................................     346
        34.....................................................       9
        35.....................................................     349
        36.....................................................     248
        Approximate total......................................   2,427
        and
            ``(2) the surface and subsurface estates to the land to be 
        conveyed to Kake Tribal Corporation and Sealaska by the 
        Secretary of Agriculture shall be lands in the Hamilton Bay and 
        Saginaw Bay areas and shall be conveyed within 180 days after 
        the conveyance of lands in subsection (c)(1); and are to be 
        selected from the lands depicted on the maps dated September 1, 
        1997, and labeled Attachments B and C.
    ``(d) Management of Watershed.--The Secretary of Agriculture shall 
enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the City of Kake, Alaska, to 
provide for management of the municipal watershed.
    ``(e) Timber Manufacturing; Export Restriction.--Notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, timber harvested from land conveyed to Kake 
Tribal Corporation under this Act is not available for export as 
unprocessed logs from Alaska, nor may Kake Tribal Corporation sell, 
trade, exchange, substitute, or otherwise convey that timber to any 
person for the purpose of exporting that timber from the State of 
Alaska.
    ``(f) Relation to Other Requirements.--The land conveyed to Kake 
Tribal Corporation and Sealaska Corporation under this section shall be 
for all purposes, considered land conveyed under the Alaska Native 
Claims Settlement Act.
    ``(g) Maps.--The maps referred to in this section shall be 
maintained on file in the Office of the Chief, United States Forest 
Service, and in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 
Washington, DC. The acreage cited in this section is approximate, and 
if a discrepancy arises between cited acreage and the land depicted on 
the specified maps the maps shall control. The maps do not constitute 
an attempt by the United States to convey State or private land.''.

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