Text: H.R.1370 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/17/2005)


109th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1370


To require the Secretary of the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of Federal real property to assist with Federal land management, resource conservation, and development of Federal real property, including identification of any such property that is no longer required to be owned by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2005

Mr. Cannon (for himself, Mr. Flake, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Musgrave) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources


A BILL

To require the Secretary of the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of Federal real property to assist with Federal land management, resource conservation, and development of Federal real property, including identification of any such property that is no longer required to be owned by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2005”.

SEC. 2. Cadastre of Federal land.

(a) In general.—The Secretary shall develop a multipurpose cadastre of Federal real property to assist with Federal land management, resource conservation, and development of real property, including identification of any Federal land which is no longer required to be owned by the Federal Government.

(b) Cost sharing.—The Secretary may enter into cost sharing agreements with States to include any non-Federal lands in a State in the cadastre. The Federal share of any such cost agreement shall not exceed 50 percent of the total cost to a State for the development of the cadastre of non-Federal lands in the State.

(c) Consolidation and report.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate on—

(1) the existing real property inventories or any components of any cadastre currently authorized by law or conducted by the Department of the Interior, the statutory authorization for such, and the amount expended by the Federal Government for each such activity in fiscal year 2004;

(2) the existing real property inventories or any components of any cadastre currently authorized by law or conducted by the Department of the Interior that will be eliminated or consolidated into the multipurpose cadastre authorized by this Act;

(3) the existing real property inventories or any components of a cadastre currently authorized by law or conducted by the Department of the Interior that will not be eliminated or consolidated into the multipurpose cadastre authorized by this Act, together with a justification for not terminating or consolidating such in the multipurpose cadastre authorized by this Act;

(4) the cost savings that will be achieved by eliminating or consolidating duplicative or unneeded real property inventories or any components of a cadastre currently authorized by law or conducted by the Department of the Interior that will become part of the multipurpose cadastre authorized by this Act; and

(5) recommendations for any legislation necessary to increase the cost savings and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of replacing, eliminating, or consolidating real property inventories or any components of a cadastre currently authorized by law or conducted by the Department of the Interior.

(d) Coordination.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall—

(A) participate, pursuant to section 216 of Public Law 107–347, in the establishment of such standards and common protocols as are necessary to assure the interoperability of geospatial information pertaining to the cadastre for all users of such information;

(B) coordinate with, seek assistance and cooperation of, and provide liaison to the Federal Geographic Data Committee pursuant to Office of Management and Budget Circular A–16 and Executive Order 12906;

(C) make the cadastre interoperable with the Federal Real Property Profile established pursuant to Executive Order 13327; and

(D) use contracts with the private sector, to the maximum extent practicable, to provide such products and services as are necessary to develop the cadastre.

(2) CONTRACTS CONSIDERED SURVEYING AND MAPPING.—Contracts entered into under paragraph (1)(C) shall be considered “surveying and mapping” services as such term is used and as such contracts are awarded in accordance with the selection procedures in title IX of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.).

SEC. 3. Definitions.

As used in this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.

(2) CADASTRE.—The term “cadastre” means an inventory of real property of the Federal Government developed through collecting, storing, retrieving, or disseminating graphical or digital data depicting natural or man-made physical features, phenomena, or boundaries of the earth and any information related thereto, including surveys, maps, charts, satellite and airborne remote sensing data, images, and services, with services performed by professionals such as surveyors, photogrammetrists, hydrographers, geodesists, cartographers, and other such services of an architectural or engineering nature including the following data layers:

(A) A reference frame consisting of a geodetic network.

(B) A series of current, accurate large scale maps.

(C) A cadastral boundary overlay delineating all cadastral parcels.

(D) A system for indexing and identifying each cadastral parcel.

(E) A series of land data files, each including the parcel identifier, which can be used to retrieve information and cross reference between and among other data files, which contains information about the use, value, infrastructure, resources, and characteristics of each parcel.

(3) REAL PROPERTY.—The term “real property” means real estate consisting of land, buildings, crops, forests, or other resources still attached to or within the land or improvements or fixtures permanently attached to the land or a structure on it, including any interest, benefit, right, or privilege in such property.