2157 112th CONGRESS
H. R. 2157
To facilitate a land exchange involving certain
National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes.IN
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 13, 2011
MCKEON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural
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,
1. SPECIAL RULES FOR INYO NATIONAL FOREST LAND EXCHANGE.
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.
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 this Act.