Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/836

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108 STAT. 3470 PUBLIC LAW 103-365—OCT. 14, 1994 16 USC 1132 note. Perrin Properties, Inc. Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company, et al. Missouri. Arkansas. (7) the Arizona Wilderness Act of 1984 (Public Law 98- 406) designated certain lands in the Prescott National Forest in Arizona as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), including the Apache Creek Wilderness and the Juniper Mesa Wilderness; (8) the 14,632.72 acres are in the Prescott National Forest and comprise large portions of the Apache Creek and Juniper Mesa Wilderness areas; and (9) if the 14,632.72 acres are patented to private owners, the creation of a checkerboard ownership pattern over the wilderness areas will effectively preclude management of the areas as wilderness. (b) PURPOSES.— The purposes of this Act are— (1) to resolve the status of the title to the approximately 14,632.72 acres in the Prescott National Forest described in section 3(c); (2) to ensure that the lands are permanently retained in Federal ownership; and (3) to preserve the integrity of the Apache Creek and Juniper Mesa Wilderness areas consistent with the Arizona Wilderness Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-406). SEC. 3. RESOLUTION OF STATUS OF LANDS. (a) PAYMENT BY THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY.— (1) PAYMENT. — Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay to Perrin Properties, Inc., the sum of $3,854,0()0 from the permeinent judgment appropriation established pursuant to section 1304 of title 31, Umted States Code. (2) INTEREST. —No funds shall be made available for the payment of interest on the amounts payable under paragraph (b) CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT. —The Secretary of the Treasury shall make the payment described in subsection (a) if the Attorney General of the United States notifies the Secretary of the Treasury that the appellants in Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company, et al. V. Secretary of the Interior, 830 F.2d 1168 (1987), and Perrin Properties, Inc., have executed in forms satisfactory to the Attorney General all documents necessary— (1) to dismiss with prejudice all litigation involving the title to the lands described in subsection (c); and (2) to release and quitclaim to the United States all right, title, and interest of the appellants and of Perrin Properties, Inc., arising out of the Act entitled An Act granting Lands to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the States of Missouri and Arkansas to the Pacific Coast", approved July 27, 1866 (14 Stat. 292), in and to lands in the Prescott National Forest. (c) DESCRIPTION OF LANDS.— The lands described in this subsection are the approximately 14,632.72 acres of land in the Prescott National Forest in Arizona described in the decision by the Interior Board of Land Appeals, Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Co., No. 82- 449, 72IBLA 197 (April 19, 1983). (d) MANAGEMENT OF LANDS. —Upon the execution of documents and dismissal of the Utigation as described in subsection (b), the lands described in subsection (c) shall be managed in accordance