Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/402

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112 STAT. 2232 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 (b) NEW RIGHTS.— (1) Nothing in this title shall be construed to establish a reservation in favor of the United States with respect to any water or water right on the lands withdrawn and reserved by this title. (2) Nothing in this title shall be construed to authorize the appropriation of water on the lands withdrawn and reserved by this title by the United States after the date of the enactment of this Act unless such appropriation is carried out in accordance with the laws of the State of Idaho. (c) APPLICABILITY.— This section may not be construed to affect any water rights acquired by the United States before the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 2915. DURATION OF WITHDRAWAL. (a) TERMINATION—(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section and section 2916, the withdrawal and reservation made by this title shall terminate 25 years after the date of the enactment of this Act. Federal Register, (2) At the time of termination, the previously withdrawn lands publication. shall not be open to the general land laws, including the mining laws and the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, until the Secretary of the Interior publishes in the Federal Register an appropriate order which shall state the date upon which such lands shall be opened. (b) RELINQUISHMENT. —(1) If the Secretary of the Air Force determines under subsection (c) that the Air Force has no continuing military need for any lands withdrawn and reserved by this title, the Secretary of the Air Force shall submit to the Secretary of the Interior a notice of intent to relinquish jurisdiction over such lands to the Secretary of the Interior. (2) The Secretary of the Interior may accept jurisdiction over any lands covered by a notice of intent to relinquish jurisdiction under paragraph (1) if the Secretary of the Interior determines that the Secretary of the Air Force has completed the environmental review required under section 2916(a) and the conditions under section 2916(c) have been met. Federal Register, (3) If the Secretary of the Interior decides to accept jurisdiction publication. over lands under paragraph (2) before the date of termination, as provided for in subsection (a)(1), the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register an appropriate order which shall— (A) revoke the withdrawal and reservation of such lands under this title; (B) constitute official acceptance of administrative jurisdiction over the lands by the Secretary of the Interior; and (C) state the date upon which such lands shall be opened to the operation of the general land laws, including the mining laws and the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, if appropriate. (4) The Secretary of the Interior shall manage any lands relinquished under this subsection as multiple use status lands. (5) If the Secretary of the Interior decUnes pursuant to subsection (b)(2) to accept jurisdiction of any parcel of land proposed for relinquishment, that parcel shall remain under the continued administration of the Secretary of the Air Force pursuant to section 2916(d).