Summary: S.1686 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/05/1999)

Chugach Alaska Natives Settlement Implementation Act of 1999 - Title I: Easement for Access - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to grant to the Chugach Alaska Corporation (Chugach) a perpetual easement for access to and utilization and development of land interests in the vicinity of Carbon Mountain, Alaska, that were conveyed to Chugach pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA).

States that, if within six months the Secretary and Chugach fail to agree on easement terms and conditions, then such easement is hereby granted to Chugach as a conveyance under ANCSA.

Title II: Cemetery Sites and Historic Places - Directs the Secretary to withdraw from all forms of appropriations: (1) all public lands for which Chugach filed an application for conveyance pursuant to ANCSA as a cemetery site or historical place which application was denied because the land was selected by and conveyed to a Village Corporation; and (2) all lands that the Federal Government acquired from Village Corporations or other private parties in the Chugach Region in connection with the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Program. Outlines Chugach application requirements for the withdrawn lands and requires lands previously selected by Chugach for such purposes to be evaluated for their eligibility as cemetery sites and historical places. Provides a reinstatement period for Chugach to refile an application for lands previously requested.

Title III: Forest System Land Management - Directs the Secretary to coordinate the development, maintenance, and revision of land and resource management plans for units of the National Forest System in Alaska with the plans of the Alaska Native Corporations for the utilization of lands which are intermingled with, adjacent to, or dependent for access upon National Forest System lands.