Text: H.R.486 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-470 (01/11/2007)
[109th Congress Public Law 470]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 109-470
To provide for a land exchange involving private land and Bureau of Land
Management land in the vicinity of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico,
for the purpose of removing private land from the required safety zone
surrounding munitions storage bunkers at Holloman Air Force
Base. <<NOTE: Jan. 11, 2007 - [H.R. 486]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Holloman Air Force Base
Land Exchange Act.>> assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Holloman Air Force Base Land Exchange
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) Federal land.--The term ``Federal land'' means the land
administered by the Secretary consisting of a total of
approximately 320 acres, as depicted on the map.
(2) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map entitled ``Holloman
AFB Land Exchange'' and dated May 19, 2006.
(3) Non-federal land.--The term ``non-Federal land'' means
the parcel consisting of a total of approximately 241 acres of
land, as depicted on the map, that is--
(A) contiguous to Holloman Air Force Base, New
(B) located within the required safety zone
surrounding munitions storage bunkers at the
(4) Owner.--The term ``owner'' means an owner that is able
to convey to the United States clear title to the non-Federal
(5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
SEC. 3. LAND EXCHANGE.
(a) In General.--If the owner submits to the Secretary a request to
exchange the non-Federal land for the Federal land or a portion of the
Federal land, the Secretary shall convey to the owner all right, title,
and interest of the United States in and to the Federal land or the
applicable portion of the Federal land.
(b) Consideration.--As consideration for the conveyance of the
Federal land under subsection (a), the owner shall convey to the United
States all right, title, and interest of the owner in and to the non-
(c) Addition to Military Reservation.--On acquisition of the non-
Federal land by the Secretary, the Secretary shall--
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(1) assume jurisdiction over the non-Federal land; and
(2) amend the withdrawal for the Holloman Air Force Base to
include the non-Federal land.
(d) Interests Included in Exchange.--Subject to valid existing
rights, the land exchange under this Act shall include the conveyance of
all surface, subsurface, mineral, and water rights to the Federal land
and non-Federal land exchanged.
(e) Compliance With Federal Land Policy and Management Act.--
(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the
Secretary shall carry out the land exchange under this section
in accordance with section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and
Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716).
(2) Cash equalization.--Notwithstanding section 206(b) of
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C.
1716(b)), a cash equalization payment may be made in excess of
25 percent of the appraised value of the Federal land.
(f) No Amendment to Management Plan Required.--The exchange of
Federal land and non-Federal land shall not require an amendment to the
White Sands Resource Management Plan.
(g) Disposition and Use of Proceeds.--
(1) Disposition of proceeds.--The Secretary shall deposit
any cash equalization payments received under this Act in the
Federal Land Disposal Account established under section 206(a)
of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (43 U.S.C.
(2) Use of proceeds.--Amounts deposited under paragraph (1)
shall be expended in accordance with section 206(c) of the
Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (43 U.S.C. 2305(c)).
(h) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may require any
additional terms and conditions for the land exchange that the Secretary
considers to be appropriate to protect the interests of the United
Approved January 11, 2007.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 486:
SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-313 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
Vol. 151 (2005):
Mar. 14, considered and passed
Vol. 152 (2006):
Dec. 7, considered and passed
Dec. 8, House concurred in Senate