Text: S.1319 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/13/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1319


To validate final patent number 27–2005–0081, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 13, 2015

Mr. Heller introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To validate final patent number 27–2005–0081, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Final patent and land reconfiguration in Clark County and Lincoln County, Nevada.

(a) In general.—Patent number 27–2005–0081 and the associated land reconfiguration issued by the Bureau of Land Management on February 18, 2005, as depicted on the map prepared by the Bureau of Land Management entitled “Lincoln County Land Patent” and dated December 4, 2014, is affirmed and validated as having been issued pursuant to, and in compliance with, the Nevada-Florida Land Exchange Authorization Act of 1988 (Public Law 100–275; 102 Stat. 52), the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) for the benefit of the desert tortoise, other species, and the habitat of the desert tortoise and other species to increase the likelihood of the recovery of the desert tortoise and other species.

(b) Issuance of lincoln county patent.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Director of the Bureau of Land Management may issue a patent for 7,548 acres of land in Lincoln County, Nevada, that is—

(A) depicted on the map described in subsection (a); and

(B) described in the legal description of the proposed lease and fee land on file in the Ely District Office of the Bureau of Land Management.

(2) APPLICABLE LAW.—A patent issued under paragraph (1) shall be considered to have been issued pursuant to, and in compliance with, the Nevada-Florida Land Exchange Authorization Act of 1988 (Public Law 100–275; 102 Stat. 52).

(c) Ratification of reconfiguration.—The process used by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management in reconfiguring the land described in subsection (a), as depicted on Exhibit 1–4 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Development Project MSHCP, Lincoln County, NV (FWS–R8–ES–2008–N0136) and the reconfiguration provided for in Special Condition 10 of Army Corps of Engineers Permit No. 200125042 are ratified.