103 STAT. 172 PUBLIC LAW 101-67—JULY 31, 1989 Minerals and mining. Energy. Claims. ments of conveyance shall be issued as if such sales were made pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. (e) WITHDRAWAL, ETC.—(1) Subject to all valid existing rights, the lands within the Apex Site (depicted on the map referred to in section 3(a)) are hereby withdrawn from all forms of entry and appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining law, and from operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, but shall remsdn available for disposition under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) and for sale under this Act or other applicable law. This withdrawal shall continue in effect until a parcel of land affected by such withdrawal is sold, if such sale includes the right, title and interest of the United States in the minerals in such parcel. If the county or another party to whom such parcel is offered, elects not to seek to purchase the minerals in any such parcel, such parcel shall remain withdrawn from entry, location, or patent under the mining laws but after receipt by the Secretary of notification that the county or other offeree does not seek to purchase such minerals, such parcel shall be open to operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws. The withdrawal made by this subsection shall continue for twelve years after the date of enactment of this Act or until otherwise provided by an Act of Congress enacted after the date of enactment of this Act. (2) Before offering any parcel for sale pursuant to an agreement with the county under this section, the Secretary (in addition to other requirements of law) shall consider whether development of such parcel as part of a heavy-use industrial zone, including any appropriation mitigation measures, would be inconsistent with BLM's Desert Tortoise Plan. (f) (DoGENERATiON PROJECT.— Notwithstanding any withdrawal of the Apex Site (depicted on the map referred to in section 3(a)), and subject to the provisions of applicable law, the Secretary may grant to holders of valid existing mill-site clauns on such lands such rights-of-way as may be necessary for the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities required in the cogeneration of elec- tricity at the site of existing mill-site operations on such claims, unless and until the land subject to such claims is transferred out of Federal ownership. No such grant shall be made unless and until all environmental studies required in connection with such construc- tion, operation, and maintenance have been completed and any necessary mitigation measures have been agreed to. SEC. 5. RESERVATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY CORRIDORS. The transfer of lands pursuant to section 4 of this Act shall be subject to the reservation to the United States of the right-of-way corridors depicted on a map entitled "Right-of-Way Corridors Across the Apex Heavy Industrial Zone" dated May 1989. These corridors shall be administered by the Secretary, who may grant rights-of-way over, upon, under and through the corridors consistent with applicable law. In the administration of such corridors, the Sec- retary shall, so far as feasible, locate rights-of-way so as to have the least possible impact on any industrial uses. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as restricting the authority of the Secretary, under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 or other applicable law, to reserve or grant any other rights-of-way with respect to such lands, in addition to the rights-of-way described on such map.
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