S.2466 - Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: S.2466 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in Senate (03/28/2006)
Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2006 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary) to convey to Resolution Copper Mining, LLC, all, right, title, and interest of the United States in and to specified federal land in Pinal county, Arizona, in exchange for Resolution Copper conveying to the United States title to: (1) the Secretary to specified non-federal land in Gila, Yavapai, Maricopa, Pinal, and Coconino counties, Arizona, and (2) the Secretary of the Interior to specified non-federal land in Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Gila counties, Arizona.
Directs the Secretary to convey specified land in Pinal county to the town of Superior, Arizona.
Instructs Resolution Copper to deliver to the Secretary an executed document granting a permanent conservation easement to an entity that is: (1) a qualified unit of government; or (2) a land trust or other qualified organization. Requires Resolution Copper and the grantee, in consultation with the town and other interested parties, to determine whether the area covered by the easement should be used to establish additional public access routes, trails, and trailheads to Apache Leap.
Directs: (1) the Secretary, in consultation with Resolution Copper, the town, and other interested parties, to construct in the Global Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest one or more replacement campgrounds for the Oak Flat Campground; and (2) the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the Arizona State Parks Board approximately 2,000 acres of land under such Secretary's jurisdiction within the exterior boundary of the proposed Tom O'Shanter Area State Park for the establishment of such Park.
Requires the Secretary of the Interior to construct or improve, or oversee construction or improvement of, and grant the Board a right-of-way over, the Tom O' Shanter Access Road in order to provide public access to the proposed State Park.