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Calendar No. 981

110th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2354


To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey 4 parcels of land from the Bureau of Land Management to the city of Twin Falls, Idaho.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 14, 2007

Mr. Crapo (for himself and Mr. Craig) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

September 16, 2008

Reported by Mr. Bingaman, with amendments

[Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey 4 parcels of land from the Bureau of Land Management to the city of Twin Falls, Idaho.

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

SECTION 1. Conveyance of land to Twin Falls, Idaho.

(a) Conveyance.—As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, shall convey to the city of Twin Falls, Idaho, subject to valid existing rights, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the 4 parcels of land described in subsection (b).

(b) Land Description.—The 4 parcels of land to be conveyed under subsection (a) are the parcels of land in Twin Falls County, Idaho, that are described as follows:

(1) Parcel 1 contains lots 5, 6, and 13 of section 24, T. 9 S., R. 16 E., B.M., in which lot 5 is approximately 18.80 acres, lot 6 is approximately 36.90 acres, and lot 13 is approximately 10.70 acres.

(2) Parcel 2 contains lots 10, 11, and 12 of section 30, T. 9 S., R. 17 E., B.M., in which lot 10 is approximately 30.90 acres, lot 11 is approximately 16.20 acres, and lot 12 is approximately 6.9 acres.

(3) Parcel 3 contains the approximately 5-acre portion of the SW1/4NW1/4 lying south of the Snake River in section 29, T. 9 S., R. 17 E., B.M. and the approximately 25-acre portion of the SE1/4NE1/4 lying south of the Snake River in section 30, T. 9 S., R. 17 E., B.M.

(4) Parcel 4 contains the approximately 15-acre portion of the NE1/4SW1/4 lying south of the Snake River in section 29, T. 9 S., R. 17 E., B.M.

(b) Land description.—The 4 parcels of land to be conveyed under subsection (a) are the approximately 165 acres of land in Twin Falls County, Idaho, that are identified as “Land to be conveyed to Twin Falls” on the map titled “Twin Falls Land Conveyance” and dated July 28, 2008.

(c) Map on file.—A map depicting the land described in subsection (b) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management.

(d) Use of conveyed lands.—

(1) PURPOSE.—The land conveyed under this section shall be used to support public purposes, including a limited agricultural exemption to allow for water quality and wildlife habitat improvements.

(1) PURPOSE.—The land conveyed under this section shall be used to support the public purposes of the Auger Falls Project, including a limited agricultural exemption to allow for water quality and wildlife habitat improvements.

(2) RESTRICTION.—The land conveyed under this section shall not be used for residential or commercial purposes, except for the limited agricultural exemption described in paragraph (1).

(3) ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.—The Secretary of the Interior may require such additional terms and conditions in connection with the conveyance as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.

(e) Reversion.—If the land conveyed under this section is no longer used in accordance with subsection (d)—

(1) the land shall, at the discretion of the Secretary based on his determination of the best interests of the United States, revert to the United States; and

(2) if the Secretary chooses to have the land revert to the United States and if the Secretary determines that the land is environmentally contaminated, the city of Twin Falls, Idaho, or any other person responsible for the contamination shall remediate the contamination.

(f) Administrative Costs.—The Secretary shall require that the city of Twin Falls, Idaho, pay all survey costs and other administrative costs necessary for the preparation and completion of any patents of and transfer of title to property under this section.


Calendar No. 981

110th CONGRESS
     2d Session
S. 2354

A BILL
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey 4 parcels of land from the Bureau of Land Management to the city of Twin Falls, Idaho.

September 16, 2008
Reported with amendments
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