Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 4.djvu/283

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PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 116 STAT. 2711 Refuge to enhance, manage, and protect the unique mountain longleaf pine ecosystem on the property. (2) The Secretary of Interior shall manage the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge in a manner that— (A) conserves and enhances populations of fish, wildlife, and plants in the Refuge, including migratory birds and species that are threatened or endangered, with particular emphasis on the protection of the mountain longleaf pine plant ecosystem; (B) protects and enhances the quality of aquatic habitat in the Refuge; (C) provides, in coordination with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the public with recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, and photography; (D) provides opportunities for scientific research and education on land use and environmental law; and (E) is consistent with environmental restoration efforts conducted by the Secretary of the Army on the Refuge or on lands adjacent to the Refuge. (c) ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION.—(1) The Secretary of the Army shall continue to be responsible for unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, and munitions constituents on the real property transferred under subsection (a) and shall continue to follow a remediation process in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.). (2) The Secretary of the Army shall appropriately factor the management directives for the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge, as described in subsection (b), into the remedy selection process for the property transferred under subsection (a). (d) RELATION TO OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS. — Nothing in this section shall relieve, and no action taken under this section may relieve, the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Interior, or any other person from any liability or other obligation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), or any other Federal or State law. (e) ASSISTANCE. —The Secretary of the Army may provide up to $500,000 from the funds in the Base Realignment and Closure Account 1990 to the Secretary of Interior to facilitate the establishment of the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge and to support environmental research at the Refuge during the first two years of the operation of the Refuge. SEC. 2822. LAND CONVEYANCES, LANDS IN ALASKA NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR NATIONAL GUARD PURPOSES. (a) CONVEYANCE AUTHORIZED.— The Secretary of the Army may convey to an eligible entity described in subsection (b) all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to any parcel of real property, including any improvements thereon, in the State of Alaska described in subsection (c) if the Secretary determines the conveyance would be in the public interest. (b) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS.— The following entities shall be eligible to receive real property under subsection (a): (1) The State of Alaska. (2) A governmental entity in the State of Alaska.