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108th CONGRESS<greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
  1st Session<greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
             S. 273<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

 To provide for the expeditious completion of the acquisition of land 
  owned by the State of Wyoming within the boundaries of Grand Teton 
    National Park, and for other purposes.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x 


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      IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES<greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

               February 4, 2003<greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

 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<greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

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                    A BILL<greek-th> x <greek-th> x 


 
 To provide for the expeditious completion of the acquisition of land 
  owned by the State of Wyoming within the boundaries of Grand Teton 
                     National Park, and for other 
            purposes.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress 
assembled,<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th>
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

    This Act may be cited as the ``Grand Teton National Park Land 
Exchange Act''.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

    As used in this Act:<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
            (1) The term ``Federal lands'' means public lands as 
        defined in section 103(e) of the Federal Land Policy and 
        Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 
        1702(e)).<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
            (2) The term ``Governor'' means the Governor of the State 
        of Wyoming.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
            (3) The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the 
        Interior.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
            (4) The term ``State lands'' means lands and interest in 
        lands owned by the State of Wyoming within the boundaries of 
        Grand Teton National Park as identified on a map titled 
        ``Private, State & County Inholdings Grand Teton National 
        Park'', dated March 2001, and numbered GTNP/
        0001.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

SEC. 3. ACQUISITION OF STATE 
              LANDS.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

    (a) The Secretary is authorized to acquire approximately 1,406 
acres of State lands within the exterior boundaries of Grand Teton 
National Park, as generally depicted on the map referenced in section 
2(4), by any one or a combination of the following--
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            (1) donation;<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
            (2) purchase with donated or appropriated funds; 
        or<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
            (3) exchange of Federal lands in the State of Wyoming that 
        are identified for disposal under approved land use plans in 
        effect on the date of enactment of this Act under section 202 
        of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 
        U.S.C. 1712) that are of equal value to the State lands 
        acquired in the 
        exchange.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
    (b) In the event that the Secretary or the Governor determines that 
the Federal lands eligible for exchange under subsection (a)(3) are not 
sufficient or acceptable for the acquisition of all the State lands 
identified in section 2(4), the Secretary shall identify other Federal 
lands or interests therein in the State of Wyoming for possible 
exchange and shall identify such lands or interests together with their 
estimated value in a report to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Resources of 
the House of Representatives. Such lands or interests shall not be 
available for exchange unless authorized by an Act of Congress enacted 
after the date of submission of the 
report.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

SEC. 4. VALUATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL 
              INTERESTS.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th>
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    (a) Agreement on Appraiser.--If the Secretary and the Governor are 
unable to agree on the value of any Federal lands eligible for exchange 
under section 3(a)(3) or State lands, then the Secretary and the 
Governor may select a qualified appraiser to conduct an appraisal of 
those lands. The purchase or exchange under section 3(a) shall be 
conducted based on the values determined by the 
appraisal.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
    (b) No Agreement on Appraiser.--If the Secretary and the Governor 
are unable to agree on the selection of a qualified appraiser under 
subsection (a), then the Secretary and the Governor shall each 
designate a qualified appraiser. The two designated appraisers shall 
select a qualified third appraiser to conduct the appraisal with the 
advice and assistance of the two designated appraisers. The purchase or 
exchange under section 3(a) shall be conducted based on the values 
determined by the appraisal.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
    (c) Appraisal Costs.--The Secretary and the State of Wyoming shall 
each pay one-half of the appraisal costs under subsections (a) and 
(b).<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

SEC. 5. ADMINISTRATION OF STATE LANDS ACQUIRED BY THE UNITED 
              STATES.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

    The State lands conveyed to the United States under section 3(a) 
shall become part of Grand Teton National Park. The Secretary shall 
manage such lands under the Act of August 25, 1916 (commonly know as 
the ``National Park Service Organic Act''), and other laws, rules, and 
regulations applicable to Grand Teton National 
Park.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION FOR 
              APPROPRIATIONS.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 

    There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be 
necessary for the purposes of this 
Act.<greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x <greek-th> x 
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