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Introduced in Senate (06/29/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1486


To amend the Barrow Gas Field Transfer Act of 1984 with respect to the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation sand and gravel resources, 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 amend the Barrow Gas Field Transfer Act of 1984 with respect to the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation sand and gravel resources, 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 Barrow Sand and Gravel Access Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation sand and gravel resources.

Section 3 of the Barrow Gas Field Transfer Act of 1984 (Public Law 98–366; 98 Stat. 470) is amended—

(1) by striking “Sec. 3. The Secretary” and inserting the following:

“SEC. 3. Conveyance to Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation.

“(a) In general.—The Secretary”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(b) Inclusions.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraph (2), the conveyance to UIC under subsection (a) shall include all right, title, and interest held by the United States to sand and gravel deposits underlying the surface estate owned by UIC within and contiguous to the Barrow gas fields, in the areas depicted on the map entitled ‘1984 Barrow Gas Field Transfer Act’ and dated April 25, 2016 and more particularly described as follows:

“(A) T. 21 N. R. 16 W., secs. 7, 17-18, 19-21, and 28-29.

“(B) T. 21 N. R. 17 W., secs. 1-2, and 11-14.

“(C) T. 22 N., R. 18 W., secs. 4, 9, and 29-32.

“(D) T. 22 N. R. 19 W., secs. 25 and 36.

“(2) REQUIREMENTS.—

“(A) ROAD CONSTRUCTION.—In constructing roads to access any of the sand and gravel deposits lying within the areas described in paragraph (1), UIC shall continue to mitigate negative impacts on the nesting sites of the Steller’s eider.

“(B) EXCAVATION.—In excavating any of the sand and gravel deposits lying within the areas described in paragraph (1), UIC shall not blast or use explosives during the active nesting season of the Steller’s eider.”.


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