Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/687

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PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 112 STAT. 2517 "(3) Trade and Manufacturing sites. ' "(4) Reindeer sites and Reindeer headquarters sites. "(5) Cemetery sites. "(4) A person who quaUfies for an allotment on lands prohibited from conveyance by a provision of subsection (a)(3) may select an alternative allotment from the following lands located within the geographic boundaries of the same Regional Corporation as the excluded allotment— "(A) lands withdrawn pursuant to section 11(a)(1) of this Act which were not selected, or were relinquished after selection; "(B) lands contiguous to the outer boundary of lands withdrawn pursuant to section 11(a)(1)(C) of this Act, except lands excluded from selection by a provision of subsection (a)(3) and lands within a National Park; and "(C) vacant, unappropriated and unreserved lands. "(5) After consultation with a person entitled to an allotment within a Conservation System Unit, the Secretary may convey alternative lands of equal acreage, including lands within a Conservation System Unit, to that person if the Secretary determines that the allotment would be incompatible with a purpose for which the Conservation System Unit was established. "(6) All conveyances under this section shall— "(A) be subject to valid existing rights, including any right of the United States to income derived, directly or indirectly, from a lease, license, permit, right-ol-way or easement; and "(B) reserve to the United States deposits of oil, gas and coal, together with the right to explore, mine, and remove these minerals, on lands which the Secretary determines to be prospectively valuable for development. "(b) ELIGIBLE PERSON.— (1) A person is eligible to select an allotment under this section if that person— "(A) would have been eligible for an allotment under the Act of May 17, 1906 (chapter 2469; 34 Stat. 197), as that Act was in effect before December 18, 1971; and "(B) is a veteran who served during the period between January 1, 1969 and December 31, 1971 and— "(i) served at least 6 months between January 1, 1969 and June 2, 1971; or "(ii) enlisted or was drafted into military service after June 2, 1971 but before December 3, 1971. "(2) The personal representative of the estate of a decedent who was eligible under subsection (b)(1) may, for the benefit of the heirs, select an allotment if, during the period specified in subsection (b)(1)(B), the decedent— "(A) was killed in action; "(B) was wounded in action and subsequently died as a direct consequence of that wound, as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs; or "(C) died while a prisoner of war. "(3) No person who received an allotment or has a pending allotment under the Act of May 17, 1906 may receive an allotment under this section. "(c) STUDY AND REPORT. —(1) The Secretary of the Interior shall conduct a study to identify and assess the circumstances ofveteransof the Vietnam era who—