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Introduced in Senate (06/29/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1484


To provide for a land exchange relating to the Admiralty Island National Monument, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 29, 2017

Ms. Murkowski (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To provide for a land exchange relating to the Admiralty Island National Monument, 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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “ANCSA Admiralty Island Land Exchange Finalization Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Admiralty Island National Monument land exchange.

(a) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) SEALASKA.—The term “Sealaska” means the Sealaska Corporation, a Regional Native Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).

(2) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture.

(b) Land exchange.—If Sealaska relinquishes to the United States all right, title, and interest in and to the land described in subsection (c)(1), the Secretary, not later than 90 days after the date of the relinquishment, shall convey to Sealaska all right, title, and interest in and to the land described in subsection (c)(2).

(c) Land described.—

(1) SEALASKA LAND.—The land to be relinquished by Sealaska to the United States under subsection (b) is the subsurface estate to the approximately 23,000 acres of subsurface land depicted as “Sealaska Lands to U.S. Forest Service” on the map entitled “Sealaska Land Exchange—Sealaska Admiralty Island National Monument Lands” and dated March 10, 2016.

(2) FEDERAL LAND.—The Federal land to be conveyed to Sealaska under subsection (b) is the surface and subsurface estate to the approximately 8,872.5 acres of Federal land and the surface estate to approximately 5,145 acres of Federal land depicted as “U.S. Forest Service Land to Sealaska” on the map entitled “Sealaska Land Exchange—U.S. Forest Service Lands” and dated March 10, 2016.

(d) Withdrawal.—Subject to valid rights in existence on the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal land described in subsection (c)(2) is withdrawn from—

(1) all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws;

(2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and

(3) disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.

(e) Maps.—The maps described in subsection (c) shall be maintained on file in—

(1) the office of the Chief of the Forest Service;

(2) the office of the Secretary of the Interior; and

(3) the Alaska Regional Office of the Forest Service.

(f) Effect.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Federal land conveyed to Sealaska under subsection (b) shall be considered to be a conveyance made under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) on the date of enactment of that Act.