Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 1.djvu/687

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PUBLIC LAW 106-257—AUG. 8, 2000 114 STAT. 651 (ii) to reduce right-of-way, special use, and other permit processing and issuance for roads and other facihties on Federal land; (5) time is of the essence in completing a land exchange because further delays may force the identified landowners to construct roads in, log, develop, or sell the private land and thereby diminish the public values for which the private land is to be acquired; and (6) it is in the public interest to complete the land exchanges at the earliest practicable date so that the land acquired by the United States can be preserved for— (A) protection of threatened and endangered species habitat; and (B) permanent public use and enjoyment. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Act— (1) the term "Clearwater" means Clearwater Land Exchange—Oregon, an Oregon partnership that signed the document entitled "Assembled Land Exchange Agreement between the Bureau of Land Management and Clearwater Land Exchange—Oregon for the Northeast Oregon Assembled Lands Exchange, OR 51858", dated October 30, 1996, and the document entitled "Agreement to initiate" with the Forest Service, dated June 30, 1995, or its successors or assigns; (2) the term "identified landowners" means private landowners identified by Clearwater and willing to exchange private land for Federal land in accordance with this Act; (3) the term "map" means the map entitled "Northeast Oregon Assembled Land Exchange/Triangle Land Exchange", dated November 5, 1999; and (4) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture, as appropriate. SEC. 4. BLM —NORTHEAST OREGON ASSEMBLED LAND EXCHANGE. (a) IN GENERAL.—Upon the request of Clearwater, on behalf of the appropriate identified landowners, the Secretary of the Interior shall exchange the Federal lands described in subsection (b) for the private lands described in subsection (c), as provided in section 6. (b) BLM LANDS TO BE CONVEYED.— The parcels of Federal lands to be conveyed by the Secretary to the appropriate identified landowners are as follows— (1) the parcel comprising approximately 45,824 acres located in Grant County, Oregon, within the Central Oregon Resource Area in the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management, as generally depicted on the map; (2) the parcel comprising approximately 2,755 acres located in Wheeler County, Oregon, within the Central Oregon Resource Area in the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management, as generally depicted on the map; (3) the parcel comprising approximately 726 acres located in Morrow County, Oregon, within the Baker Resource Area of the Vale District of Land Management, as generally depicted on the map; and (4) the parcel comprising approximately 1,015 acres located in Umatilla County, Oregon, within the Baker Resource Area