116 STAT. 3022 PUBLIC LAW 107-362—DEC. 19, 2002 agency currently responsible for the administration of public activities, archaeological features, and natural resources. (8) The area addressed by this Act lies within the Sqilantnu Archaeological District which was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 1981. (9) Both the Forest Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service dispute the validity and timeliness of Cook Inlet Region, Inc.'s selections under section 14(h)(1) of ANCSA. (10) The Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Cook Inlet Region, Inc., determined that it was in the interest of the United States and Cook Inlet Region, Inc., to— (A) protect and preserve the outstainding historic, cultural, and natural resources of the area; (B) resolve their disputes concerning the validity of Cook Inlet Region, Inc.'s selections under section 14(h)(1) of ANCSA without litigation; and (C) provide for the management of public use of the area and protection of the cultural resources within the Sqilantnu Archaeological District, particularly the management of the area at the confluence of the Russian and Kenai Rivers. (11) Legislation is required to enact the resolution reached by the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (b) PURPOSE. —It is the purpose of this Act to ratify an agreement between the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, and Cook Inlet Region, Inc. SEC. 3. RATIFICATION OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, AND COOK INLET REGION, INC. (a) RATIFICATION OF AGREEMENT.— (1) IN GENERAL. —The terms, conditions, covenants, and procedures set forth in the document entitled "Russian River Section 14(h)(1) Selection Agreement", which was executed by Cook Inlet Region, Inc., the United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of the Interior on July 26, 2001, (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Agreement"), are hereby incorporated in this section, and are ratified, as to the duties and obligations of the United States and the Cook Inlet Region, Inc., as a matter of Federal law. (2) SECTION 5. — The ratification of section 5 of the Agreement is subject to the following conditions: (A) The Fish and Wildlife Service shall consult with interested parties when developing an exchange under section 5 of the Agreement. (B) The Secretary of the Interior shall submit to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a copy of the agreement implementing any exchsinge under section 5 of the Agreement not less than 30 days before the exchange becomes effective. (3) AGREEMENT CONTROLS. — In the event any of the terms of the Agreement conflict with any other provision of law, the terms of the Agreement shall be controlling.
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