Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/618

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110 STAT. 1410 PUBLIC LAW 104-158-JULY 9, 1996 SEC. 4. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. (a) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this Act: (1) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) The term "Lake Gulch" means Lake Gulch, Inc., a Colorado corporation, or its successors, heirs or assigns. (3) The term "offered land" means lands to be conveyed to the United States pursuant to this Act. (4) The term "selected land" means lands to be transferred to Lake Gulch, Inc., or its successors, heirs or assigns pursuant to this Act. (5) The term "Blanca Wetlands" means an area of land comprising approximately 9,290 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled "Blanca Wetlands", dated August 1994, or such land as the Secretary may add thereto by purchase from willing sellers after the date of enactment of this Act utilizing funds provided by this Act or such other moneys as Congress may appropriate. (b) TIME REQUIREMENT FOR COMPLETING TRANSFER.—I t is the intent of Congress that unless the Secretary and Lake Gulch mutually agree otherwise the exchange of lands authorized and directed by this Act shall be completed not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act. In the event the exchange cannot be consummated within such 6-month-time period, the Secretary, upon application by Lake Gulch, is directed to sell to Lake Gulch at appraised fair market value any or all of the parcels (comprising a total of approximately 11 acres) identified in section 2(d)(1)(C) of this Act as long as the parcel or parcels applied for are not under formal application for transfer to a qualified unit of local government. (c) ADMINISTRATION OF LANDS ACQUIRED BY UNITED STATES.— In accordance with the provisions of section 206(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716(c)), all lands acquired by the United States pursuant to this Act shall upon acceptance of title by the United States and without further action by the Secretary concerned become part of and be managed as part of the administrative unit or area within which they are located. Approved July 9, 1996. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 2437: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-305 (Comm. on Resources). SENATE REPORTS: No. 104-196 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 141 (1995): Nov. 7, considered and passed House. Vol. 142 (1996): June 26, considered and passed Senate.