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115th Congress    }                                    {        Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                    {       115-615

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 TO CLARIFY THE DESCRIPTION OF CERTAIN FEDERAL LAND UNDER THE NORTHERN 
ARIZONA LAND EXCHANGE AND VERDE RIVER BASIN PARTNERSHIP ACT OF 2005 TO 
         INCLUDE ADDITIONAL LAND IN THE KAIBAB NATIONAL FOREST

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 March 22, 2018.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 466]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (S. 466) to clarify the description of certain Federal 
land under the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River 
Basin Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land in the 
Kaibab National Forest, having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill 
as amended do pass.
    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. CLARIFICATION RELATING TO A CERTAIN LAND DESCRIPTION UNDER 
                    THE NORTHERN ARIZONA LAND EXCHANGE AND VERDE RIVER 
                    BASIN PARTNERSHIP ACT OF 2005.

  Section 104(a)(5) of the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde 
River Basin Partnership Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-110; 119 Stat. 
2356) is amended by inserting before the period at the end ``, which, 
notwithstanding section 102(a)(4)(B), includes the N\1/2\ NE\1/4\ SW\1/
4\ SW\1/4\, the N\1/2\ N\1/2\ SE\1/4\ SW\1/4\, and the N\1/2\ N\1/2\ 
SW\1/4\ SE\1/4\, sec. 34, Township 22 North, Range 2 East, Gila and 
Salt River Meridian, Coconino County, Arizona, comprising approximately 
25 acres''.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of S. 466 is to clarify the description of 
certain Federal land under the Northern Arizona Land Exchange 
and Verde River Basin Partnership Act of 2005 to include 
additional land in the Kaibab National Forest.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    The Northern Arizona Land Exchange and the Verde River 
Basin Partnership Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-110) called for 
the conveyance of 237.5 acres of U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 
land to Young Life, a nonprofit and nondenominational Christian 
ministry focused on middle school, high school, and college 
aged students.\1\ The organization planned to incorporate the 
conveyed land into their existing ``Lost Canyon'' camp in 
Williams, Arizona. However, the map referenced in the bill only 
depicted 212.5 acres of the 237.5 acres.\2\ The Act added that 
``in the case of any discrepancy between a map and legal 
description, the map shall prevail unless the Secretary and 
Yavapai Ranch agree otherwise.''\3\ Because of the error on the 
map and the fact that the map took precedence in resolving 
discrepancies, the law did not grant USFS the authority to 
convey the remaining 25 acres.
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    \1\``About Young Life'' Younglife.org
    \2\S.466 Senate Bill Report (Report 115-41).
    \3\Public Law 109-110
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    According to USFS, it lacks the legal authority to convey 
more than the 212.5 acres identified on the map without passage 
of this legislation.\4\ S. 466 would amend Public Law 109-110 
to clarify that USFS has legal authority to convey the full 
237.5 acres of land that was intended by Public Law 109-110.
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    \4\Ibid 2
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                            Committee Action

    S.466 was introduced on February 28, 2017, by Senator Jeff 
Flake (R-AZ). The Senate passed the bill by voice vote on 
December 21, 2017. In the House of Representatives, the bill 
was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and within 
the Committee to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. On March 
14, 2018, the Natural Resources Committee met to consider the 
bill. The Subcommittee was discharged by unanimous consent. 
Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) offered an amendment designated 
#1; it was adopted by unanimous consent. No additional 
amendments were offered and the bill, as amended, was ordered 
favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous 
consent.

            Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

      Compliance With House Rule XIII and Congressional Budget Act

    1. Cost of Legislation and the Congressional Budget Act. 
With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(2) and (3) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
sections 308(a) and 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, the Committee has received the following estimate for the 
bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, March 20, 2018.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for S. 466, an act to 
clarify the description of certain Federal land under the 
Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin 
Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land in the 
Kaibab National Forest.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Jeff LaFave.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

S. 466--An act to clarify the description of certain Federal land under 
        the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin 
        Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land in the 
        Kaibab National Forest

    S. 466 would amend current law to clarify that the 
Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to convey about 238 
acres of federal land to a summer camp in Arizona. Under 
current law, the Secretary is authorized to convey 212 acres to 
the camp.
    Using information provided by the Forest Service, CBO 
estimates that implementing the act would not affect the 
federal budget. Because CBO expects that the acreage that could 
be conveyed under the act would not generate any income over 
the next 10 years, enacting S. 466 would not affect direct 
spending. Enacting S. 466 also would not affect revenues; 
therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting S. 466 would not increase net 
direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year period beginning in 2028.
    S. 466 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA). 
The act would modify the terms of a land exchange between the 
federal government and a private business, which would have a 
small incidental effect on property taxes collected by the 
state and local governments in Arizona. That effect, however, 
would not result from an intergovernmental mandate as defined 
in UMRA.
    On April 7, 2017, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 
466, a bill to clarify the description of certain Federal land 
under the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin 
Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land in the 
Kaibab National Forest, as ordered reported by the Senate 
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on March 30, 2017. 
The pieces of legislation are similar and CBO's estimates of 
their budgetary effects are the same.
    The CBO staff contacts for this estimate are Jeff LaFave 
(for federal costs) and Zachary Byrum (for mandates). The 
estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to clarify the description of certain 
Federal land under the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde 
River Basin Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land 
in the Kaibab National Forest.

                           Earmark Statement

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    Compliance With Public Law 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       Compliance With H. Res. 5

    Directed Rule Making. This bill does not contain any 
directed rule makings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                Preemption of State, Local or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (new matter is 
printed in italic and existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

NORTHERN ARIZONA LAND EXCHANGE AND VERDE RIVER BASIN PARTNERSHIP ACT OF 
                                  2005




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TITLE I--NORTHERN ARIZONA LAND EXCHANGE

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SEC. 104. DESCRIPTION OF FEDERAL LAND.

  (a) In general.--The Federal land referred to in this title 
consists of the following:
          (1) Certain land comprising approximately 15,300 
        acres located in the Prescott National Forest, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled ``Yavapai Ranch 
        Land Exchange, Yavapai Ranch Area Federal Lands'', 
        dated August 2004.
          (2) Certain land located in the Coconino National 
        Forest--
                  (A) comprising approximately 1,500 acres as 
                generally depicted on the map entitled 
                ``Yavapai Ranch Land Exchange, Flagstaff 
                Federal Lands Airport Parcel'', dated August 
                2004; and
                  (B) comprising approximately 28.26 acres in 
                two separate parcels, as generally depicted on 
                the map entitled ``Yavapai Ranch Land Exchange, 
                Flagstaff Federal Lands Wetzel School and Mt. 
                Elden Parcels'', dated August 2004.
          (3) Certain land located in the Kaibab National 
        Forest, and referred to as the Williams Airport, 
        Williams golf course, Williams Sewer, Buckskinner Park, 
        Williams Railroad, and Well parcels number 2, 3, and 4, 
        cumulatively comprising approximately 950 acres, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled ``Yavapai Ranch 
        Land Exchange, Williams Federal Lands'', dated August 
        2004.
          (4) Certain land located in the Prescott National 
        Forest, comprising approximately 2,200 acres, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled ``Yavapai Ranch 
        Land Exchange, Camp Verde Federal Land General Crook 
        Parcel'', dated August 2004.
          (5) Certain land located in the Kaibab National 
        Forest, comprising approximately 237.5 acres, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled ``Yavapai Ranch 
        Land Exchange, Younglife Lost Canyon'', dated August 
        2004, which, notwithstanding section 102(a)(4)(B), 
        includes the N\1/2\ NE\1/4\ SW\1/4\ SW\1/4\, the N\1/2\ 
        N\1/2\ SE\1/4\ SW\1/4\, and the N\1/2\ N\1/2\ SW\1/4\ 
        SE\1/4\, sec. 34, Township 22 North, Range 2 East, Gila 
        and Salt River Meridian, Coconino County, Arizona, 
        comprising approximately 25 acres.
          (6) Certain land located in the Prescott National 
        Forest, including the ``Friendly Pines'', ``Patterdale 
        Pines'', ``Camp Pearlstein'', ``Pine Summit'', and 
        ``Sky Y'' camps, cumulatively comprising approximately 
        200 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Yavapai Ranch Land Exchange, Prescott Federal Lands, 
        Summer Youth Camp Parcels'', dated August 2004.
  (b) Condition of Conveyance of Camp Verde Parcel.--(1) To 
conserve water in the Verde Valley, Arizona, and to minimize 
the adverse impacts from future development of the Camp Verde 
General Crook parcel described in subsection (a)(4) on current 
and future holders of water rights in existence of the date of 
enactment of this Act and the Verde River and National Forest 
System lands retained by the United States, the United States 
shall limit in perpetuity the use of water on the parcel by 
reserving conservation easements that--
                  (A) run with the land;
                  (B) prohibit golf course development on the 
                parcel;
                  (C) require that any public park or greenbelt 
                on the parcel be watered with treated 
                wastewater;
                  (D) limit total post-exchange water use on 
                the parcel to not more than 300 acre-feet of 
                water per year;
                  (E) provide that any water supplied by 
                municipalities or private water companies shall 
                count towards the post-exchange water use 
                limitation described in subparagraph (D); and
                  (F) except for water supplied to the parcel 
                by municipal water service providers or private 
                water companies, require that any water used 
                for the parcel not be withdrawn from wells 
                perforated in the saturated Holocene alluvium 
                of the Verde River.
          (2) If Yavapai Ranch conveys the Camp Verde parcel 
        described in subsection (a)(4), or any portion thereof, 
        the terms of conveyance shall include a recorded and 
        binding agreement of the quantity of water available 
        for use on the land conveyed, as determined by Yavapai 
        Ranch, except that total water use on the Camp Verde 
        parcel may not exceed the amount specified in paragraph 
        (1)(D).
          (3) The Secretary may enter into a memorandum of 
        understanding with the State or political subdivision 
        of the State to enforce the terms of the conservation 
        easement.

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