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      SUGAR LOAF FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT LAND EXCHANGE ACT OF 2011

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Public Law 112-79
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To provide for the exchange of certain land located in the Arapaho-
   Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado, and for other 
              purposes <<NOTE: Dec. 23, 2011 -  [S. 278]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Sugar Loaf Fire 
Protection District Land Exchange Act of 2011.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District 
Land Exchange Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) District.--The term ``District'' means the Sugar Loaf 
        Fire Protection District of Boulder, Colorado.
            (2) Federal land.--The term ``Federal land'' means--
                    (A) the parcel of approximately 1.52 acres of land 
                in the National Forest that is generally depicted on the 
                map numbered 1, entitled ``Sugarloaf Fire Protection 
                District Proposed Land Exchange'', and dated November 
                12, 2009; and
                    (B) the parcel of approximately 3.56 acres of land 
                in the National Forest that is generally depicted on the 
                map numbered 2, entitled ``Sugarloaf Fire Protection 
                District Proposed Land Exchange'', and dated November 
                12, 2009.
            (3) National forest.--The term ``National Forest'' means the 
        Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests located in the State of 
        Colorado.
            (4) Non-federal land.--The term ``non-Federal land'' means 
        the parcel of approximately 5.17 acres of non-Federal land in 
        unincorporated Boulder County, Colorado, that is generally 
        depicted on the map numbered 3, entitled ``Sugarloaf Fire 
        Protection District Proposed Land Exchange'', and dated November 
        12, 2009.
            (5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of Agriculture.
SEC. 3. LAND EXCHANGE.

    (a) In General.--Subject to the provisions of this Act, if the 
District offers to convey to the Secretary all right, title, and 
interest of the District in and to the non-Federal land, and the offer 
is acceptable to the Secretary--
            (1) the Secretary shall accept the offer; and
            (2) on receipt of acceptable title to the non-Federal land, 
        the Secretary shall convey to the District all right, title, and 
        interest of the United States in and to the Federal land.

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    (b) Applicable Law.--Section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716) shall apply to the land exchange 
authorized under subsection (a), except that--
            (1) the Secretary may accept a cash equalization payment in 
        excess of 25 percent of the value of the Federal land; and
            (2) as a condition of the land exchange under subsection 
        (a), the District shall--
                    (A) <<NOTE: Payments.>>  pay each cost relating to 
                any land surveys and appraisals of the Federal land and 
                non-Federal land; and
                    (B) <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  enter into an agreement 
                with the Secretary that allocates any other 
                administrative costs between the Secretary and the 
                District.

    (c) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The land exchange under 
subsection (a) shall be subject to--
            (1) valid existing rights; and
            (2) any terms and conditions that the Secretary may require.

    (d) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Time for Completion of Land Exchange.--It 
is the intent of Congress that the land exchange under subsection (a) 
shall be completed not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of 
this Act.

    (e) Authority of Secretary To Conduct Sale of Federal Land.--
            (1) In general.--In accordance with paragraph (2), if the 
        land exchange under subsection (a) is not completed by the date 
        that is 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
        Secretary may offer to sell to the District the Federal land.
            (2) Value of federal land.--The Secretary may offer to sell 
        to the District the Federal land for the fair market value of 
        the Federal land.

    (f) Disposition of Proceeds.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall deposit in the fund 
        established under Public Law 90-171 (commonly known as the 
        ``Sisk Act'') (16 U.S.C. 484a) any amount received by the 
        Secretary as the result of--
                    (A) any cash equalization payment made under 
                subsection (b); and
                    (B) any sale carried out under subsection (e).
            (2) Use of proceeds.--Amounts deposited under paragraph (1) 
        shall be available to the Secretary, without further 
        appropriation and until expended, for the acquisition of land or 
        interests in land in the National Forest System.

    (g) Management and Status of Acquired Land.--The non-Federal land 
acquired by the Secretary under this section shall be--
            (1) added to, and administered as part of, the National 
        Forest; and
            (2) managed by the Secretary in accordance with--
                    (A) the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the 
                ``Weeks Law'') (16 U.S.C. 480 et seq.); and
                    (B) any laws (including regulations) applicable to 
                the National Forest.

    (h) Revocation of Orders; Withdrawal.--
            (1) Revocation of orders.--Any public order withdrawing the 
        Federal land from entry, appropriation, or disposal under

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        the public land laws is revoked to the extent necessary to 
        permit the conveyance of the Federal land to the District.
            (2) Withdrawal.--On the date of enactment of this Act, if 
        not already withdrawn or segregated from entry and appropriation 
        under the public land laws (including the mining and mineral 
        leasing laws) and the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 
        1001 et seq.), the Federal land is withdrawn until the date of 
        the conveyance of the Federal land to the District.

    Approved December 23, 2011.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 278 (H.R. 643):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-161 (Comm. on Natural Resources) accompanying 
H.R. 643.
SENATE REPORTS: No. 112-51 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 157 (2011):
            Nov. 2, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 14, 16, considered and passed House, amended.
            Dec. 17, Senate concurred in House amendment.

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