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Calendar No. 654

115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2297

[Report No. 115–367]


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


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 11, 2018

Mr. Thune (for himself and Mr. Rounds) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

November 15, 2018

Reported by Ms. Murkowski, with amendments

[Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]


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)(g)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) 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 land or administration facilities in the State of South Dakota.

(h) Proceeds from the sale of land.—Any proceeds received by the Secretary from the conveyance under subsection (a) shall be—

(1) deposited in the fund established under Public Law 90–171 (commonly known as the “Sisk Act”) (16 U.S.C. 484a); and

(2) available to the Secretary until expended, without further appropriation, for the acquisition of inholdings in units of the National Forest System in the State of South Dakota.


Calendar No. 654

115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
S. 2297
[Report No. 115–367]

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

November 15, 2018
Reported with amendments