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                                                       Calendar No. 668
110th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 830

                          [Report No. 110-316]


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            October 23, 2007

   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

                             April 10, 2008

              Reported by Mr. Bingaman, without amendment

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                                 AN ACT


 
   To authorize the exchange of certain interests in land in Denali 
                 National Park in the State of Alaska.

    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 ``Denali National Park and Alaska 
Railroad Exchange Act of 2007''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Corporation.--The term ``Corporation'' means the Alaska 
        Railroad Corporation owned by the State of Alaska.
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.

SEC. 3. EXCHANGE.

    (a) In General.--
            (1) Easement expanded.--The Secretary is authorized to 
        grant to the Alaska Railroad Corporation an exclusive-use 
        easement on land that is identified by the Secretary within 
        Denali National Park for the purpose of providing a location to 
        the Corporation for construction, maintenance, and on-going 
        operation of track and associated support facilities for 
        turning railroad trains around near Denali Park Station.
            (2) Easement relinquished.--In exchange for the easement 
        granted in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall require the 
        relinquishment of certain portions of the Corporation's 
        existing exclusive use easement within the boundary of Denali 
        National Park.
    (b) Conditions of the Exchange.--
            (1) Equal exchange.--The exchange of easements under this 
        section shall be on an approximately equal-acre basis.
            (2) Total acres.--The easement granted under paragraph (1) 
        of subsection (a) shall not exceed 25 acres.
            (3) Interests conveyed.--The easement conveyed to the 
        Alaska Railroad Corporation by the Secretary under this section 
        shall be under the same terms as the exclusive use easement 
        granted to the Railroad in Denali National Park in the Deed for 
        Exclusive Use Easement and Railroad Related Improvements filed 
        in Book 33, pages 985-994 of the Nenana Recording District, 
        Alaska, pursuant to the Alaska Railroad Transfer Act of 1982 
        (45 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.). The easement relinquished by the 
        Alaska Railroad Corporation to the United States under this 
        section shall, with respect to the portion being exchanged, be 
        the full title and interest received by the Alaska Railroad in 
        the Deed for Exclusive Use Easement and Railroad Related 
        Improvements filed in Book 33, pages 985-994 of the Nenana 
        Recording District, Alaska, pursuant to the Alaska Railroad 
        Transfer Act of 1982 (45 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.).
            (4) Costs.--The Alaska Railroad shall pay all costs 
        associated with the exchange under this section, including the 
        costs of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
        of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the costs of any surveys, and 
        other reasonable costs.
            (5) Land to be part of wilderness.--The lands underlying 
        any easement relinquished to the United States under this 
        section that are adjacent to designated wilderness are hereby 
        designated as wilderness and added to the Denali Wilderness, 
        the boundaries of which are modified accordingly, and shall be 
        managed in accordance with applicable provisions of the 
        Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 892) and the Alaska National Interest 
        Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (94 Stat. 2371).
            (6) Other terms and conditions.--The Secretary shall 
        require any additional terms and conditions under this section 
        that the Secretary determines to be appropriate to protect the 
        interests of the United States and of Denali National Park.
                                                       Calendar No. 668

110th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 830

                          [Report No. 110-316]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

   To authorize the exchange of certain interests in land in Denali 
                 National Park in the State of Alaska.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             April 10, 2008

                       Reported without amendment

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