Text: H.R.7119 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/04/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7119


To convey land in Anchorage, Alaska, to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 4, 2020

Mr. Young introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To convey land in Anchorage, Alaska, to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, 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 “Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Conveyance of property to the Alaska native tribal health consortium.

(a) Conveyance of property.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—As soon as practicable, but not later than 180 days, after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this Act as the “Secretary”) shall convey to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium located in Anchorage, Alaska (referred to in this section as the “Consortium”), all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the property described in subsection (b) for use in connection with health programs.

(2) CONDITIONS.—The conveyance of the property under paragraph (1)—

(A) shall be made by warranty deed; and

(B) shall not—

(i) require any consideration from the Consortium for the property;

(ii) impose any obligation, term, or condition on the Consortium; or

(iii) allow for any reversionary interest of the United States in the property.

(3) EFFECT ON ANY QUITCLAIM DEED.—The conveyance by the Secretary of title by warranty deed under paragraph (1) shall, on the effective date of the conveyance, supersede and render of no future effect any quitclaim deed to the property described in subsection (b) executed by the Secretary and the Consortium.

(b) Property described.—The property referred to in subsection (a), including all land, improvements, and appurtenances, is—

(1) Lot 1A in Block 31A, East Addition, Anchorage Townsite, United States Survey No. 408, Plat No. 96–117, recorded on November 22, 1996, in the Anchorage Recording District; and

(2) Block 32C, East Addition, Anchorage Townsite, United States Survey No. 408, Plat No. 96–118.

(c) Environmental liability.—

(1) LIABILITY.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Consortium shall not be liable for any soil, surface water, groundwater, or other contamination resulting from the disposal, release, or presence of any environmental contamination on any portion of the property described in subsection (b) on or before the date on which the property is conveyed to the Consortium under subsection (a)(1).

(B) ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION.—An environmental contamination described in subparagraph (A) includes any oil or petroleum products, hazardous substances, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, pollutants, toxic substances, solid waste, or any other environmental contamination or hazard as defined in any Federal or State of Alaska law.

(2) EASEMENT.—The Secretary shall be accorded any easement or access to the property conveyed under subsection (a)(1) as may be reasonably necessary to satisfy any retained obligation or liability of the Secretary.

(3) NOTICE OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE ACTIVITY AND WARRANTY.—In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall comply with subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 120(h)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)(3)).


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