Text: H.R.1241 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Referred in Senate (12/09/2013)
[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1241 Referred in Senate (RFS)]
H. R. 1241
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 9, 2013
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and
To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System
lands in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SPECIAL RULES FOR INYO NATIONAL FOREST LAND EXCHANGE.
(a) Authority To Accept Lands Outside Boundaries of Inyo National
Forest.--In any land exchange involving the conveyance of certain
National Forest System land located within the boundaries of Inyo
National Forest in California, as shown on the map titled ``Federal
Parcel'' and dated June 2011, the Secretary of Agriculture may accept
for acquisition in the exchange certain non-Federal lands in California
lying outside the boundaries of Inyo National Forest, as shown on the
maps titled ``DWP Parcel - Interagency Visitor Center Parcel'' and
``DWP Parcel - Town of Bishop Parcel'' and dated June 2011, if the
Secretary determines that acquisition of the non-Federal lands is
desirable for National Forest System purposes.
(b) Cash Equalization Payment; Use.--In an exchange described in
subsection (a), the Secretary of Agriculture may accept a cash
equalization payment in excess of 25 percent. Any such cash
equalization payment shall be deposited into the account in the
Treasury of the United States established by Public Law 90-171
(commonly known as the Sisk Act; 16 U.S.C. 484a) and shall be made
available to the Secretary for the acquisition of land for addition to
the National Forest System.
(c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be
construed to grant the Secretary of Agriculture new land exchange
authority. This section modifies the use of land exchange authorities
already available to the Secretary as of the date of the enactment of
Passed the House of Representatives December 3, 2013.
KAREN L. HAAS,