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Public Law (12/19/2003)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on August 26, 2003. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to certain private land owners specified lands in the Tonto National Forest in exchange for the conveyance by such land owners of certain lands adjacent to the Montezuma Castle National Monument and certain lands within the Coconino National Forest. Requires that the values of Federal and non-Federal lands be equalized.

Directs the Secretary to convey to certain private land owners specified lands northeast of Payson, Arizona, in exchange for the conveyance by such land owners of certain lands within the Tonto National Forest. Requires that the values of Federal and non-Federal lands be equalized. Terminates all special use cabin permits on the Federal land upon execution of the exchange.

Directs the Secretary, prior to any conveyance under this Act, to conduct the necessary land surveys and preexchange clearances, reviews, and approvals relating to threatened and endangered species, cultural and historic resources, wetlands and floodplains, and hazardous materials. Requires the Secretary to delete from either exchange any portion of Federal lands that cannot be transferred for any reason thereof.

Transfers the land adjacent to the Montezuma Castle National Monument to the jurisdiction of the National Park Service and incorporates it in the Montezuma Castle National Monument.