H.R.4332 - Soledad Canyon High Desert, California Public Lands Conservation and Management Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] (Introduced 12/16/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||01/13/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4332 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/16/2009)
Soledad Canyon High Desert, California Public Lands Conservation and Management Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) cancel Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mineral contracts CA-20139 and CA-22901; and (2) withdraw the areas that were subject to such contracts from further mineral entry under all mineral leasing and sales authorities available to the Secretary.
Requires the holder of such contracts to receive specified compensation for the cancellation.
Deems: (1) any negotiated agreement between the Secretary and the contract holder as to the amount of compensation to be a compromise settlement of imminent litigation; and (2) judgment by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to be final.
Directs the Secretary to offer for sale by competitive bidding specified lands identified for disposition near Victorville, California, and provides for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive land and interests with the proceeds of such sale.