S.609 - San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: S.609 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Reported to Senate amended (06/27/2013)
San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, on request of the plaintiffs in the case Blancett v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, to convey to them by sale all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to any portion of approximately 19 acres of certain federal surface estate in San Juan County, New Mexico (including any improvements or appurtenances).
Requires the plaintiffs to: (1) pay the administrative costs associated with such conveyance; and (2) pay to the Secretary an amount equal to the fair market value of the federal surface estate conveyed, as determined by an appraisal acceptable to the Secretary.
Requires deposit of the proceeds of any such conveyance in a special account, to be available for the acquisition of land from willing sellers in the state for resource protection that is consistent with the purposes for which the Bald Eagle Area of Critical Environmental Concern was established.
Withdraws the federal land from: (1) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (2) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.