PUBLIC LAW 9 9 - 5 4 8 - O C T. 27, 1986
100 STAT. 3061
Public Law 99-548 99th Congress An Act To transfer certain real property to the City of Mesquite, Nevada.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
Oct. 27, 1986 [H.R. 3352] Public lands.
SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS AND MAPS.
(a) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this Act: (1) The term "public lands" has the same meaning as such term hgis in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. (2) The term "city limits" means the corporate limits of the City of Mesquite, in Clark County, Nevada, as such limits were established on September 15, 1986. (3) The term "the Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior. (4) The term "the map" means the map entitled "Mesquite, Nevada Lands Transfer Plan" dated September 1986. (b) MAPS.—All maps referred to in this Act shall be on file with the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and also on file and available for inspection in the offices of the Director and Nevada State Director of the Bureau of Land Management.
43 USC 1701 note.
SEC. 2. WITHDRAWAL.
Subject to valid existing rights, all public lands within the city limits are hereby withdrawn from all forms of entry and appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and from operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws. This withdrawal will terminate on the date ten years after the date of enactment of this Act, except with regard to those lands identified on the map as "Public Lands Retention Area". The withdrawal of the lands so identified shall continue in effect until otherwise provided by law. SEC. 3. NOTIFICATION AND SALE PERIODS.
(a) FIRST AREA.—(1) No later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the City of Mesquite shall notify the Secretary as to which if any of the public lands within the area specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection the city wishes to purchase. (2) For the period of one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the city shall have the exclusive right to purchase public lands within the area identified on the map as "Area One". (b) SECOND AREA.—(1) No later than three years after the date of enactment of this Act, the City of Mesquite shall notify the Secretary as to which if any of the public lands within the area specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection the city wishes to purchase.