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Public Law No: 112-263 (01/14/2013)

 
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[[Page 126 STAT. 2430]]

Public Law 112-263
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States 
 to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska. <<NOTE: Jan. 
                        14, 2013 -  [H.R. 443]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY.

    (a) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  In General.--As soon as practicable after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, but not later than 180 days after 
such date, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this Act 
referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall convey to the Maniilaq 
Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska, all right, title, and interest 
of the United States in and to the property described in section 2 for 
use in connection with health and social services programs. The 
Secretary's conveyance of title by warranty deed under this section 
shall, on its effective date, supersede and render of no future effect 
on any Quitclaim Deed to the properties described in section 2 executed 
by the Secretary and the Maniilaq Association.

    (b) Conditions.--The conveyance required by this section shall be 
made by warranty deed without consideration and without imposing any 
obligation, term, or condition on the Maniilaq Association, or 
reversionary interest of the United States, other than that required by 
this Act or section 512(c)(2)(B) of the Indian Self-Determination and 
Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 458aaa-11(c)(2)(B)).
SEC. 2. PROPERTY DESCRIBED.

    The property, including all land and appurtenances, to be conveyed 
pursuant to section 1 is as follows:
            (1) Kotzebue hospital and land.--Re-Plat of Friends Mission 
        Reserve, Subdivision No. 2, U.S. Survey 2082, Lot 1, Block 12, 
        Kotzebue, Alaska, containing 8.10 acres recorded in the Kotzebue 
        Recording District, Kotzebue, Alaska, on August 18, 2009.
            (2) Kotzebue quarters aka kic site.--Re-plat of Friends 
        Mission Reserve, U.S. Survey 2082, Lot 1A, Block 13, Kotzebue, 
        Alaska, containing 5.229 acres recorded in the Kotzebue 
        Recording District, Kotzebue, Alaska, on December 23, 1991.
            (3) Kotzebue quarters aka nana site.--Lot 1B, Block 26, 
        Tract A, Townsite of Kotzebue, U.S. Survey No. 2863 A, Kotzebue, 
        Alaska, containing 1.29 acres recorded in the Kotzebue Recording 
        District, Kotzebue, Alaska, on December 23, 1991.

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SEC. 3. ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal law, 
the Maniilaq Association shall not be liable for any soil, surface 
water, groundwater, or other contamination resulting from the disposal, 
release, or presence of any environmental contamination, including any 
oil or petroleum products, or any hazardous substances, hazardous 
materials, hazardous waste, pollutants, toxic substances, solid waste, 
or any other environmental contamination or hazard as defined in any 
Federal or State of Alaska law, on any property described in section 2 
on or before the date on which all of the properties described in 
section 2 were conveyed by quitclaim deed.
    (b) Easement.--The Secretary shall be accorded any easement or 
access to the property conveyed as may be reasonably necessary to 
satisfy any retained obligations and liability of the Secretary.
    (c) Notice of Hazardous Substance Activity and Warranty.--The 
Secretary shall <<NOTE: Compliance.>> comply with section 120(h)(3)(A) 
and (B) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)(3)(A)).

    Approved January 14, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 443:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-318, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 112-250 (Comm. on Indian Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 157 (2011):
                                    Dec. 14, 15, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                                        Vol. 158 (2012):
                                    Dec. 20, considered and passed 
                                        Senate, amended.
                                                        Vol. 158 (2013):
                                    Jan. 1, House concurred in Senate 
                                        amendment.

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