Text: H.R.443 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-263 (01/14/2013)
[112th Congress Public Law 263]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[[Page 126 STAT. 2430]]
Public Law 112-263
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:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-318, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 112-250 (Comm. on Indian Affairs).
Vol. 157 (2011):
Dec. 14, 15, considered and passed
Vol. 158 (2012):
Dec. 20, considered and passed
Vol. 158 (2013):
Jan. 1, House concurred in Senate