96 STAT. 1032
PUBLIC LAW 97-258—SEPT. 13, 1982 (D) the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and (E) the Virgin Islands.
§ 6902. Authority and eligibility (a) The Secretary of the Interior shall make a payment for each fiscal year to each unit of general local government in which entitlement land is located. A unit may use the payment for any governmental purpose. (b) A unit of general local government may not receive a payment for land for which payment under this chapter otherwise may be received if the land was owned or administered by a State or unit and was exempt from real estate taxes when the land was conveyed to the United States Government. This subsection does not apply to payments for land a State or unit acquires from a private party to donate to the Government within 8 years of acquisition. (c) A unit of general local government receiving payment for a fiscal year for land under the Act of August 28, 1937 (43 U.S.C. 1181a et seq.), or the Act of May 24, 1939 (ch. 144, 53 Stat. 753), may not receive a payment under this chapter for the land for that fiscal year. This chapter does not apply to either Act. (d) If the total payment to a unit of general local government for a fiscal year would be less than $100, the Secretary may not make the payment.
§6903. Payments (a) In this section— (1) "payment law" means— (A) the Act of June 20, 1910 (ch. 310, 36 Stat. 557); (B) section 33 of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1012); (C) the Act of May 23, 1908 (16 U.S.C. 500); (D) section 5 of the Act of June 22, 1948 (16 U.S.C. 577g, 577g-l); (E) section 401(c)(2) of the Act of June 15, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 715s(c)(2)); (F) section 17 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 810); (G) section 35 of the Act of February 25, 1920 (30 U.S.C. 191); (H) section 6 of the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands (30 U.S.C. 355); (I) section 3 of the Act of July 31, 1947 (30 U.S.C. 603); and (J) section 10 of the Act of June 28, 1934 (known as the Taylor Grazing Act) (43 U.S.C. 315i). (2) population shall be determined on the same basis that the Secretary of Commerce determines resident population for general statistical purposes. (3) a unit of general local government may not be credited with a population of more than 50,000. (4) if any part of a smaller unit is located within another unit, entitlement land within both units is deemed to be located within the smaller unit. (b)(1) A payment under section 6902 of this title is equal to the greater of— (A) 75 cents for each acre of entitlement land located within a unit of general local government (but not more than the limitation determined under subsection (c) of this section) reduced