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Public Law No: 115-252 (10/03/2018)

[115th Congress Public Law 252]
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Public Law 115-252
115th Congress

                                 An Act

 To require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White 
     River National Forest in the State of Colorado, and for other 
             purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 3, 2018 -  [H.R. 698]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Elkhorn Ranch 
and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017.>> 

    This Act may be cited as the ``Elkhorn Ranch and White River 
National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017''.
                    FOREST, COLORADO.

    (a) Land Conveyance Required.--Consistent with the purpose of the 
Act of March 3, 1909 (43 U.S.C. 772), all right, title, and interest of 
the United States (subject to subsection (b)) in and to a parcel of land 
consisting of approximately 148 acres as generally depicted on the map 
entitled ``Elkhorn Ranch Land Parcel-White River National Forest'' and 
dated March 2015 shall be conveyed by patent to the Gordman-Leverich 
Partnership, a Colorado Limited Liability Partnership (in this section 
referred to as ``GLP'').
    (b) Existing Rights.--The conveyance under subsection (a)--
            (1) is subject to the valid existing rights of the lessee of 
        Federal oil and gas lease COC-75070 and any other valid existing 
        rights; and
            (2) shall reserve to the United States the right to collect 
        rent and royalty payments on the lease referred to in paragraph 
        (1) for the duration of the lease.

    (c) Existing Boundaries.--The conveyance under subsection (a) does 
not modify the exterior boundary of the White River National Forest or 
the boundaries of Sections 18 and 19 of Township 7 South, Range 93 West, 
Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, as such boundaries are in effect on 
the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (d) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Time for Conveyance; Payment of Costs.--The 
conveyance directed under subsection (a) shall be completed not later 
than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. The 
conveyance shall be without consideration, except that all costs 
incurred by the Secretary of the Interior relating to any survey, 
platting, legal description, or other activities carried out to prepare

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and issue the patent shall be paid by GLP to the Secretary prior to the 
land conveyance.

    Approved October 3, 2018.


SENATE REPORTS: Nos. 115-69 and 115-92, accompanying S. 286, (both from 
Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
                                                        Vol. 163 (2017):
                                    Feb. 6, considered and passed House.
                                                        Vol. 164 (2018):
                                    Sept. 18, considered and passed 


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