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                           OZARK LAND EXCHANGE

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Public Law 108-350
108th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange all or 
  part of certain administrative sites and other land in the Ozark-St. 
Francis and Ouachita National Forests and to use funds derived from the 
   sale or exchange to acquire, construct, or improve administrative 
               sites. <<NOTE: Oct. 21, 2004 -  [S. 33]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress 
assembled, <<NOTE: Arkansas. Oklahoma.>> 

SECTION 1. SALE OR EXCHANGE OF LAND.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this 
Act as the ``Secretary'') may, under such terms and conditions as the 
Secretary may prescribe, sell or exchange any right, title, and interest 
of the United States in and to the following National Forest System land 
and improvements:
            (1) In the Ouachita National Forest--
                    (A) tract 1, ``Work Center and two Residences'' 
                (approximately 12.4 acres), as identified on the map 
                entitled ``Ouachita National Forest, Waldron, Arkansas, 
                Work Center and Residences'' and dated July 26, 2000;
                    (B) tract 2, ``Work Center'' (approximately 10 
                acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Booneville, Arkansas, Work Center'' and 
                dated July 26, 2000;
                    (C) tract 3, ``Residence'' (approximately \1/2\ 
                acre), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Glenwood, Arkansas, Residence'' and 
                dated July 26, 2000;
                    (D) tract 4, ``Work Center'' (approximately 10.12 
                acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Thornburg, Arkansas, Work Center'' and 
                dated July 26, 2000;
                    (E) tract 5, ``Office Building'' (approximately 1.5 
                acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Perryville, Arkansas, Office Building'' 
                and dated July 26, 2000;
                    (F) tract 6, ``Several Buildings, Including Office 
                Space and Equipment Depot'' (approximately 3 acres), as 
                identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita National 
                Forest, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Buildings'' and dated 
                July 26, 2000;
                    (G) tract 7, ``Isolated Forestland'' (approximately 
                120 acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Sunshine, Arkansas, Isolated 
                Forestland'' and dated July 26, 2000;
                    (H) tract 8, ``Isolated Forestland'' (approximately 
                40 acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National

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                Forest, Sunshine, Arkansas, Isolated Forestland'' and 
                dated July 26, 2000;
                    (I) tract 9, ``Three Residences'' (approximately 
                9.89 acres), as identified on the map entitled 
                ``Ouachita National Forest, Heavener, Oklahoma, Three 
                Residences'' and dated July 26, 2000;
                    (J) tract 10, ``Work Center'' (approximately 38.91 
                acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Heavener, Oklahoma, Work Center'' and 
                dated July 26, 2000;
                    (K) tract 11, ``Residence #1'' (approximately 0.45 
                acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Talihina, Oklahoma, Residence #1'' and 
                dated July 26, 2000;
                    (L) tract 12, ``Residence #2'' (approximately 0.21 
                acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Talihina, Oklahoma, Residence #2'' and 
                dated July 26, 2000;
                    (M) tract 13, ``Work Center'' (approximately 5 
                acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Big Cedar, Oklahoma, Work Center'' and 
                dated July 26, 2000;
                    (N) tract 14, ``Residence'' (approximately 0.5 
                acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ouachita 
                National Forest, Idabel, Oklahoma, Residence'' and dated 
                July 26, 2000;
                    (O) tract 15, ``Residence and Work Center'' 
                (approximately 40 acres), as identified on the map 
                entitled ``Ouachita National Forest, Idabel, Oklahoma, 
                Residence and Work Center'' and dated July 26, 2000; and
                    (P) tract 16, ``Isolated Forestland'' at sec. 30, T. 
                2 S., R. 25 W. (approximately 2.08 acres), as identified 
                on the map entitled ``Ouachita National Forest, Mt. Ida, 
                Arkansas, Isolated Forestland'' and dated August 27, 
                2001.
            (2) In the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest--
                    (A) tract 1, ``Tract 750, District 1, Two 
                Residences, Administrative Office'' (approximately 8.96 
                acres), as identified on the map entitled ``Ozark-St. 
                Francis National Forest, Mountain View, Arkansas, Tract 
                750, District 1, Two Residences, Administrative Office'' 
                and dated July 26, 2000;
                    (B) tract 2, ``Tract 2736, District 5, Mountainburg 
                Work Center'' (approximately 1.61 acres), as identified 
                on the map entitled ``Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, 
                Mountainburg, Arkansas, Tract 2736, District 5, 
                Mountainburg Work Center'' and dated July 26, 2000;
                    (C) tract 3, ``Tract 2686, District 6, House'' 
                (approximately 0.31 acres), as identified on the map 
                entitled ``Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, Paris, 
                Arkansas, Tract 2686, District 6 House'' and dated July 
                26, 2000;
                    (D) tract 4, ``Tract 2807, District 6, House'' 
                (approximately 0.25 acres), as identified on the map 
                entitled ``Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, Paris, 
                Arkansas, Tract 2807, District 6, House'' and dated July 
                26, 2000;
                    (E) tract 5, ``Tract 2556, District 3, Dover Work 
                Center'' (approximately 2.0 acres), as identified on the 
                map entitled ``Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, Dover, 
                Arkansas, Tract

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                2556, District 3, Dover Work Center'' and dated July 26, 
                2000;
                    (F) tract 6, ``Tract 2735, District 2, House'' 
                (approximately 0.514 acres), as identified on the map 
                entitled ``Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, Jasper, 
                Arkansas, Tract 2735, District 2, House'' and dated July 
                26, 2000; and
                    (G) tract 7, ``Tract 2574, District 2, House'' 
                (approximately 0.75 acres), as identified on the map 
                entitled ``Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, Jasper, 
                Arkansas, Tract 2574, District 2, House'' and dated July 
                26, 2000.

    (b) Applicable Authorities.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
Act, any sale or exchange of land described in subsection (a) shall be 
subject to laws (including regulations) applicable to the conveyance and 
acquisition of land for National Forest System purposes.
    (c) Cash Equalization.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
the Secretary may accept cash equalization payments in excess of 25 
percent of the total value of the land described in subsection (a) from 
any exchange under subsection (a).
    (d) Solicitations of Offers.--
            (1) In general.--In carrying out this Act, the Secretary may 
        use solicitations of offers for sale or exchange under this Act 
        on such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe.
            (2) Rejection of offers.--The Secretary may reject any offer 
        under this Act if the Secretary determines that the offer is not 
        adequate or not in the public interest.

SEC. 2. DISPOSITION OF FUNDS.

    Any funds received by the Secretary through sale or by cash 
equalization from an exchange--
            (1) shall be deposited into the fund established by Public 
        Law 90-171 (commonly known as the ``Sisk Act'') (16 U.S.C. 
        484a); and
            (2) shall be available for expenditure, without further Act 
        of appropriation, for the acquisition, construction, or 
        improvement of administrative facilities, land, or interests in 
        land for the national forests in the States of Arkansas and 
        Oklahoma.

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SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary 
to carry out this Act.

    Approved October 21, 2004.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 33:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 149 (2003):
                                    Nov. 24, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.
                                                        Vol. 150 (2004):
                                    Oct. 5, considered and passed House.

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