Text: H.R.4781 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4781

  To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National 
           Forest System land to Custer County, South Dakota.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 11, 2018

  Mrs. Noem introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Natural Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
  To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National 
           Forest System land to Custer County, South Dakota.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Custer County Airport Conveyance 
Act''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) County.--The term ``County'' means Custer County, South 
        Dakota.
            (2) Federal land.--The term ``Federal land'' means all 
        right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 
        approximately 65.7 acres of National Forest System land, as 
        generally depicted on the map.
            (3) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map entitled ``Custer 
        County Airport Conveyance'' and dated October 19, 2017.
            (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.

SEC. 3. LAND CONVEYANCE.

    (a) In General.--Subject to the terms and conditions described in 
subsection (b), if the County submits to the Secretary an offer to 
acquire the Federal land for the market value, as determined by the 
appraisal under subsection (c), the Secretary shall convey the Federal 
land to the County.
    (b) Terms and Conditions.--The conveyance under subsection (a) 
shall be--
            (1) subject to valid existing rights;
            (2) made by quitclaim deed; and
            (3) subject to any other terms and conditions as the 
        Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the 
        United States.
    (c) Appraisal.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall complete an 
        appraisal to determine the market value of the Federal land.
            (2) Standards.--The appraisal under paragraph (1) shall be 
        conducted in accordance with--
                    (A) the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal 
                Land Acquisitions; and
                    (B) the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal 
                Practice.
    (d) Map.--
            (1) Availability of map.--The map shall be kept on file and 
        available for public inspection in the appropriate office of 
        the Forest Service.
            (2) Correction of errors.--The Secretary may correct any 
        errors in the map.
    (e) Consideration.--As consideration for the conveyance under 
subsection (a), the County shall pay to the Secretary an amount equal 
to the market value of the Federal land, as determined by the appraisal 
under subsection (c).
    (f) Survey.--The exact acreage and legal description of the Federal 
land to be conveyed under subsection (a) shall be determined by a 
survey satisfactory to the Secretary.
    (g) Environmental Compliance.--The Secretary may determine whether 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) or any other environmental law is applicable in 
carrying out the conveyance under subsection (a).
    (h) Costs of Conveyance.--As a condition on the conveyance under 
subsection (a), the County shall pay to the Secretary all costs 
associated with the conveyance, including the cost of--
            (1) the appraisal under subsection (c); and
            (2) the survey under subsection (f).
    (i) Deposit and Use of Proceeds.--Any proceeds received by the 
Secretary as a consideration for the conveyance under subsection (a) 
shall remain available to the Secretary until expended, without further 
appropriation, for the maintenance and improvement of lands or 
administration facilities in the State of South Dakota.
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