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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

PUBLIC LAW 96-487—DEC. 2, 1980

94 STAT. 2509

Doyon and the Secretary agree, that some or all of such requirements should be waived. (d) In the event Doyon receives conveyance in the study area, the Rights of access. corporation shall have those rights of access to the lands involved as are reasonably necessary for the economic operation of such mineral developments. Upon final termination of mining activity, Doyon shall restore any access roads as may be agreed upon by Doyon and the Secretary. (e) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 shall not be Regulations. construed, in whole or in part, as requiring the preparation or 42 USC 4321 note. submission of an environmental impact statement before the issuance of regulations under this paragraph, or any permit relating to mineral development, the conduct of any investigation in the study area, the conveyance of interests therein to Doyon or the grant of any easement or right-of-way to the lands involved. The Secretary, however, is authorized to promulgate such regulations as may reasonably be necessary to protect the water quality and quantity, and to prevent substantial adverse environmental degradation, of the Hodzana River. Any such regulations shall be coordinated with, and shall not be more stringent than, the applicable requirements under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. CONVEYANCE TO THE STATE OF ALASKA

SEC. 1421. In furtherance of the State's entitlement to lands under section 6(b) of the Alaska Statehood Act and regardless of whether such lands lie within the boundaries of a conservation system unit established, designated, redesignated, or expanded by this Act, the United States shall, upon Doyon's meeting the terms and conditions set forth in section 1419(a)(1), convey to the State of Alaska all right, title and interest of the United States in: (1) the following lands located south of Circle on the Yukon River: Fairbanks Meridian

48 USC note prec. 21.

Township 8 north, range 18 east, section 1; Township 8 north, range 19 east. That portion of sections 1 through 18, inclusive, lying south and west of the mean high water line of the Yukon River; Township 8 north, range 20 east, That portion of sections 7 and 18 lying west of the mean high water line of the Yukon River; Township 9 north, range 17 east; Township 9 north, range 18 east. That portion lying south and west of the mean high water line of the Yukon River; and Township 9 north, range 19 east. That portion lying south and west of the mean high water line of the Yukon River. (2) Upon relinquishment by Doyon, Limited of all land selections pursuant to section 1419(a) of this Act, the lands described in subparagraphs 1419(a)(1)(D). DOYON AND FORTYMILE RIVER

SEC. 1422. (a) Subject to the provisions of subsections (h) and (c) of this section, Doyon, Limited shall have the right within one year after the date of enactment of this Act to identify some or all of the following described Isinds, previously selected by such corporation, in

Land identification rights.