Summary: H.R.3608 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3608. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (12/20/2001)

Directs the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) to convey to the Chaluka Corporation, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act village corporation for the Native Village of Nikolski, Umnak Island, Alaska, the surface estate in: (1) specified Phase I lands in the former Nikolski Radio Relay Site by September 30, 2002; and (2) specified Phase II lands in such site, upon completion of environmental restoration by the Department of the Air Force.

Deems any such lands conveyed to be selected under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and requires the Chaluka Corporation to reprioritize its remaining selections under such Act.

Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary of the Air Force for the environmental restoration of the contaminated land beneath and adjacent to the power house owned by the Native Village.

Requires the Corporation to permit airfield landing and takeoff rights and such rights of entry as are necessary to the Government for site investigation, environmental restoration, and environmental monitoring of the Site.

Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary for the Corporation to: (1) move the graves from the cemetery now located beneath the Nikolski airstrip and land adjacent to it; (2) relocate such graves to a location on Umnak Island acceptable to the Corporation and the Russian Orthodox Church; and (3) restore such airstrip to its original usable condition.

Removes such conveyed lands from the National Wildlife Refuge System and provides that they shall not be considered to be part of the Alaska maritime National Wildlife Refuge or subject to any laws pertaining to Refuge lands.