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                                                       Calendar No. 633
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1894

                          [Report No. 106-315]

 To provide for the conveyance of certain land to Park County, Wyoming.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            November 9, 1999

 Mr. Thomas (for himself and Mr. Enzi) introduced the following bill; 
   which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

                             June 27, 2000

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

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To provide for the conveyance of certain land to Park County, Wyoming.

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

<DELETED>SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF LAND TO PARK COUNTY, 
              WYOMING.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) the parcel of land described in subsection (d) 
        has been withdrawn from the public domain for reclamation 
        purposes and is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) the land has been subject to a withdrawal 
        review, a level I contaminant survey, and historical, cultural, 
        and archaeological resource surveys by the Bureau of 
        Reclamation;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) the Bureau of Land Management has conducted a 
        cadastral survey of the land and has determined that the land 
        is no longer suitable for return to the public domain; 
        and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of 
        Land Management concur in the recommendation of disposal of the 
        land as described in the documents referred to in paragraph 
        (2).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Definitions.--In this Act:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) County.--The term ``County'' means Park 
        County, Wyoming.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of the Interior.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Conveyance.--In consideration of payment of $240,000 
to the Secretary by the County, the Secretary shall convey to the 
County all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 
the parcel of land described in subsection (d).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Description of Property.--The parcel of land described 
in this subsection is the parcel located in the County comprising 
190.12 acres, the legal description of which is as follows:</DELETED>

        <DELETED>Sixth Principal Meridian, Park County, Wyoming

<DELETED>T. 53 N., R. 101 W.                                    Acreage
        <DELETED>Section 20, S</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/      <DELETED>5.00
            2</DELETED>\<DELETED>SE</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>SW</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>SE</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\.
        <DELETED>Section 29, Lot 7.........................        9.91
        <DELETED>         Lot 9............................       38.24
        <DELETED>         Lot 10...........................       31.29
        <DELETED>         Lot 12...........................        5.78
        <DELETED>         Lot 13...........................        8.64
        <DELETED>         Lot 14...........................        0.04
        <DELETED>         Lot 15...........................        9.73
        <DELETED>         S</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/         <DELETED>5.00
            2</DELETED>\<DELETED>NE</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>NE</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>NW</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\.
        <DELETED>         SW</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/       <DELETED>10.00
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>NE</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>NW</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\.
        <DELETED>         SE</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/       <DELETED>10.00
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>NW</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>NW</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\.
        <DELETED>         NW</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/       <DELETED>10.00
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>SW</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\<DELETED>NW</DELETED>\<DELETED>1/
            4</DELETED>\.
        <DELETED>         Tract 101........................       13.24
        <DELETED>Section 30, Lot 31........................       16.95
        <DELETED>         Lot 32...........................       16.30
<DELETED>    (e) Reservation of Rights.--The instrument of conveyance 
under subsection (c) shall reserve all rights to locatable, salable, 
and leasable oil and gas reserves.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (f) Leases, Easements, Rights-of-Way, and Special Use 
Permits.--The conveyance under subsection (c) shall be subject to any 
land use leases, easements, rights-of-way, and special use permits in 
existence as of the date of the conveyance.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (g) Environmental Liability.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Liability of the future owners.--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) Finding.--Congress finds that--
                </DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) the United States has in good 
                        faith exercised due diligence in accordance 
                        with applicable laws (including regulations), 
                        in an effort to identify any environmental 
                        contamination on the parcel of land described 
                        in subsection (d); and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) the parcel is free of any 
                        environmental contamination.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) Release from liability.--The United 
                States holds harmless and releases from all liability 
                any future owners of the conveyed land for any 
                violation of environmental law or other contamination 
                problem arising from any action or inaction of any 
                tenant of the land that vacates the lease before the 
                date of the conveyance under subsection (c).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Liability of tenants.--A tenant of the parcel 
        of land described in subsection (d) on the date of the 
        conveyance or thereafter shall be liable for any violation of 
        environmental law or other contamination problem that results 
        from any action or inaction of the tenant after the date of the 
        conveyance.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (h) Use of Land.--The conveyance under subsection (c) 
shall be subject to the condition that the County--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) use the land for the promotion of economic 
        development; or</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) transfer the land to a local organization 
        formed for the purpose of promoting economic 
        development.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (i) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may 
require such additional terms and conditions in connection with the 
conveyance under subsection (c) as the Secretary considers appropriate 
to protect the interests of the United States.</DELETED>

SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF LAND TO PARK COUNTY, WYOMING.

    (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
            (1) over eighty-two percent of the land in Park County, 
        Wyoming, is owned by the Federal Government;
            (2) the parcel of land described in subsection (d) located 
        in Park County has been withdrawn from the public domain for 
        reclamation purposes and is managed by the Bureau of 
        Reclamation;
            (3) the land has been subject to a withdrawal review, a 
        level I contaminant survey, and historical, cultural, and 
        archaeological resource surveys by the Bureau of Reclamation;
            (4) the Bureau of Land Management has conducted a cadastral 
        survey of the land and has determined that the land is no 
        longer suitable for return to the public domain;
            (5) the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Land 
        Management concur in the recommendation of disposal of the land 
        as described in the documents referred to in paragraphs (3) and 
        (4); and
            (6) the County has evinced an interest in using the land 
        for the purposes of local economic development.
    (b) Definitions.--In this Act:
            (1) County.--The term ``County'' means Park County, 
        Wyoming.
            (2) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the 
        Administrator of the General Services Administration.
    (c) Conveyance.--In consideration of payment of $240,000 to the 
Administrator by the County, the Administrator shall convey to the 
County all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 
the parcel of land described in subsection (d).
    (d) Description of Property.--The parcel of land described in this 
subsection is the parcel located in the County comprising 190.12 acres, 
the legal description of which is as follows:

             Sixth Principal Meridian, Park County, Wyoming

T. 53 N., R. 101 W.                                             Acreage
        Section 20, S\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\............        5.00
        Section 29, Lot 7..................................        9.91
                 Lot 9.....................................       38.24
                 Lot 10....................................       31.29
                 Lot 12....................................        5.78
                 Lot 13....................................        8.64
                 Lot 14....................................        0.04
                 Lot 15....................................        9.73
                 S\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\...............        5.00
                 SW\1/4\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\.....................       10.00
                 SE\1/4\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\.....................       10.00
                 NW\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\.....................       10.00
                 Tract 101.................................       13.24
        Section 30, Lot 31.................................       16.95
                 Lot 32....................................       16.30
    (e) Reservation of Rights.--The instrument of conveyance under 
subsection (c) shall reserve all rights to locatable, salable, 
leaseable coal, oil, or gas resources.
    (f) Leases, Easements, Rights-of-Way, and Other Rights.--The 
conveyance under subsection (c) shall be subject to any land-use 
leases, easements, rights-of-way, or valid existing rights in existence 
as of the date of the conveyance.
    (g) Environmental Liability.--As a condition of the conveyance 
under subsection (c), the United States shall comply with the 
provisions of section 9620(h) of title 42, United States Code.
    (h) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Administrator may require 
such additional terms and conditions in connection with the conveyance 
under subsection (c) as the Administrator considers appropriate to 
protect the interests of the United States.
    (i) Treatment of Amounts Received.--The net proceeds received by 
the United States as payment under subsection (c) shall be deposited 
into the fund established in section 490(f) of title 40 of the United 
States Code, and may be expended by the Administrator for real property 
management and related activities not otherwise provided for, without 
further authorization.




                                                       Calendar No. 633

106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 1894

                          [Report No. 106-315]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

 To provide for the conveyance of certain land to Park County, Wyoming.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             June 27, 2000

                       Reported with an amendment

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