Summary: H.R.4157 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4157. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/24/1994)

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to offer to transfer all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the State in which such lands are located. Requires a State to accept or reject the total offer of all the lands. Makes the transfer effective on September 30, 1998.

Requires each State receiving such lands to honor valid existing leases, permits, and mining claims.

Restricts the transferred lands to public purpose use if they are not encumbered by a lease or permit. Reverts such lands to the United States if a State does not use them for public purposes.

Exempts BLM lands from transfer under this Act if they are: (1) wilderness; (2) wilderness study areas; (3) areas of critical environmental concern; or (4) determined by the Secretary to be too costly for the United States to decontaminate.