Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 2.djvu/41

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PUBLIC LAW 101-442 —OCT. 18, 1990 104 STAT. 1021 claims arising under public land laws or otherwise involving possible Federal residual interests; (6) existing authorities for Federal resolution of such conflicts, and for removal of such clouds on title, are often not well suited for efficient, expeditious action that appropriately protects the interests of all parties, including the United States; and (7) legislation to facilitate appropriate management by the State of Minnesota of such islands and upland tracts and to facilitate resolution of such claims and removal of such clouds would be in the public interest, G>) PURPOSES. —T his title is intended to provide for better management of public lands located in the State of Minnesota by— (1) transferring certain specified unclaimed islands and uplands and certain other public lands to such State for purposes of public recreation, protection of fish, wildlife, and plants, and the protection of resources and values; and (2) authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to resolve claims to certain other public lands in Minnesota and to transfer such lands to claimants thereof on terms that recognize the equities of such claimants in such lands. SEC. 203. DEFINITIONS. As used in this title— (a) the term "listed uplands and islands means those public lands located in the State of Minnesota which are specified in the list containing the legal description of such lands and entitled "Minnesota Upland^ and Islands Appropriate for State Management" dated July 16, 1990, on file in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, except for any lands to which Indian title has not been extinguished; (b) the term "public lands" means federally owned lands or interests therein managed by the Bureau of Land Management; (c) the term "claim" means a good faith assertion by a party other than the United States that— (1) such party has title to a parcel or tract of land, or (2) a parcel or tract of land is held in trust by the United States for the benefit of an Indian tribe or an individual member of an Indian tribe; (d) the term "Recreation and Public Purposes Act" means the Act of June 14, 1926, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.); (e) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior; and (f) the term "State" means the State of Minnesota. SEC. 204. GRANT TO STATE. (a) UNCLAIMED AREAS.—Effective one year after the date of enactment of this Act and subject to its terms and conditions, the right, title and interest of the United States in and to all listed uplands and islands, surveyed and unsurveyed, in Lake Superior, inland lakes and rivers, and other bodies of water within the State which as of one hundred and eighty da5rs after the date of enactment of this Act were not subject to any claim identified on the records of, or filed with the Bureau of Land Management, are hereby granted to the State. 0?) CLAIMED AREAS.— Any listed uplands and islands which were subject to a claim identified on the records of, or filed with the Bureau of Land Management as of one hundred and eighty days