Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/404

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112 STAT. 2234 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 (3) The Secretary of the Air Force shall submit a copy of any such review to Congress. (b) ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION OF LANDS.— The Secretary of the Air Force shall, in accordance with applicable State and Federal law, carry out and complete environmental remediation— (1) before relinquishing jurisdiction to the Secretary of the Interior over any lands identified in a notice of intent to relinquish under section 2915(b); or (2) before the date of termination of the withdrawal and reservation, except as provided under subsection (d). (c) POSTPONEMENT OF RELINQUISHMENT. —The Secretary of the Interior shall not accept jurisdiction over any lands that are the subject of activities under subsection (b) until the Secretary of the Interior determines that environmental conditions on the lands are such that— (1) all necessary environmental remediation has been completed by the Secretary of the Air Force; (2) the lands are safe for nonmilitary uses; and (3) the lands could be opened consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's public land management responsibilities. (d) JURISDICTION WHEN WITHDRAWAL TERMINATES.—I f the determination required by section (c) cannot be achieved for any parcel of land subject to the withdrawal and reservation before the termination date of the withdrawal and reservation, the Secretary of the Air Force shall retain administrative jurisdiction over such parcels of land notwithstanding the termination date for the limited purposes of— (1) environmental remediation activities under subsection (b); and (2) any activities relating to the management of such lands after the termination of the withdrawal reservation for military purposes that are provided for in the integrated natural resources management plan under section 2909. (e) EFFECT ON OTHER LAWS. —Nothing in this title shall affect, or be construed to affect, the obligations, if any, of the Secretary of the Air Force to decontaminate lands withdrawn by this title pursuant to applicable law, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) and the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.). SEC. 2917. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY. (a) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE FUNCTIONS. —Except for executing the agreement referred to in section 2907, the Secretary of the Air Force may delegate that Secretary's functions under this title. (b) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FUNCTIONS. — (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Secretary of the Interior may delegate that Secretary fimctions under this title. (2) The order referred to in section 2915(b)(3) may be approved and signed only by the Secretary of the Interior, the Deputy Secretary of the Interior, or an Assistant Secretary of the Interior. (3) The approvals granted by the Bureau of Land Management shall be pursuant to the decisions of the Secretary of the Interior, or the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management.