S.3613 - A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain Federally owned land located in Story County, Iowa.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: S.3613 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in Senate (07/19/2010)
Requires conveyance of approximately 44 acres of federally owned land administered by the Agricultural Research Service which comprises part of the National Animal Disease Center (the property) in the city of Ames, Iowa, to the city of Ames and its assigns.
Requires the city: (1) to pay to the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) the market value of the property, to be determined by an appraisal; and (2) at closing, to pay or reimburse the reasonable transaction and administrative costs associated with the conveyance incurred by the Secretary.
Requires the city and the Secretary to bear their own attorneys fees.
Requires the Secretary to meet disclosure requirements for hazardous substances, but to otherwise not be required to remediate or abate such substances or any other hazardous pollutants, contaminants, or waste that might be present on the property at the time of closing.