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[H.R. 1800 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
                                H. R. 1800



                             March 14, 2018

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, 
                        Nutrition, and Forestry


                                 AN ACT

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain Federal land 
to facilitate scientific research supporting Federal space and defense 

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


    (a) Land Conveyance Authorized.--Subject to valid existing rights, 
not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this 
section, the Secretary of Agriculture shall convey, without 
consideration, to the Utah State University Research Foundation, (in 
this section referred to as the ``Foundation'') all right, title, and 
interest of the United States in and to a parcel of real property 
consisting of approximately 80 acres, including improvements thereon, 
located outside of the boundaries of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 
Rich County, Utah, within Sections 19 and 30, Township 14 North, Range 
5 East, Salt Lake Base and Meridian for the purpose of permitting the 
Foundation to use the property for scientific and educational purposes.
    (b) Reversionary Interest.--If the Secretary of Agriculture 
determines at any time that the real property conveyed under subsection 
(a) is not being used in accordance with the purpose of the conveyance 
specified in such subsection, all right, title and interest in and to 
such real property, including any improvements thereto, shall, at the 
option of the Secretary, revert to and become the property of the 
United States, and the United States shall have the right of immediate 
entry onto such real property. A determination by the Secretary under 
this subsection shall be made on the record after an opportunity for a 
    (c) Payment of Costs of Conveyance.--
            (1) Payment required.--The Secretary of Agriculture shall 
        require the Foundation to cover the costs (except any costs for 
        environmental remediation of the property) to be incurred by 
        the Secretary, or to reimburse the Secretary for such costs 
        incurred by the Secretary, to carry out the conveyance under 
        subsection (a), including survey costs, costs for environmental 
        documentation, and any other administrative costs related to 
        the conveyance. If amounts are collected from the Foundation in 
        advance of the Secretary incurring the actual costs, and the 
        amount collected exceeds the costs actually incurred by the 
        Secretary to carry out the conveyance, the Secretary shall 
        refund the excess amount to the Foundation.
            (2) Treatment of amounts received.--Amounts received as 
        reimbursement under paragraph (1) shall be credited to the fund 
        or account that was used to cover those costs incurred by the 
        Secretary in carrying out the conveyance. Amounts so credited 
        shall be merged with amounts in such fund or account, and shall 
        be available for the same purposes, and subject to the same 
        conditions and limitations, as amounts in such fund or account.
    (d) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
description of the property to be conveyed under subsection (a) shall 
be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary of Agriculture.
    (e) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary of Agriculture 
may require such additional terms and conditions in connection with the 
conveyance under subsection (a) as the Secretary considers appropriate 
to protect the interests of the United States.

            Passed the House of Representatives March 13, 2018.


                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,


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