S 271

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 271

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into a property conveyance with the city of Wallowa, Oregon, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 3, 2011

Mr. WYDEN (for himself and Mr. MERKLEY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into a property conveyance with the city of Wallowa, Oregon, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Wallowa Forest Service Compound Conveyance Act'.

SEC. 2. CONVEYANCE TO CITY OF WALLOWA, OREGON.

    (a) Definitions- In this Act:

      (1) CITY- The term `City' means the city of Wallowa, Oregon.

      (2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture.

      (3) WALLOWA FOREST SERVICE COMPOUND- The term `Wallowa Forest Service Compound' means the approximately 1.11 acres of National Forest System land that--

        (A) was donated by the City to the Forest Service on March 18, 1936; and

        (B) is located at 602 First Street, Wallowa, Oregon.

    (b) Conveyance- On the request of the City submitted to the Secretary by the date that is not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act and subject to the provisions of this Act, the Secretary shall convey to the City all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Wallowa Forest Service Compound.

    (c) Conditions- The conveyance under subsection (b) shall be--

      (1) by quitclaim deed;

      (2) for no consideration; and

      (3) subject to--

        (A) valid existing rights; and

        (B) such terms and conditions as the Secretary may require.

    (d) Use of Wallowa Forest Service Compound- As a condition of the conveyance under subsection (b), the City shall--

      (1) use the Wallowa Forest Service Compound as a historical and cultural interpretation and education center;

      (2) ensure that the Wallowa Forest Service Compound is managed by a nonprofit entity; and

      (3) agree to manage the Wallowa Forest Service Compound with due consideration and protection for the historic values of the Wallowa Forest Service Compound.

    (e) Reversion- In the quitclaim deed to the City, the Secretary shall provide that the Wallowa Forest Service Compound shall revert to the Secretary, at the election of the Secretary, if any of the conditions under subsection (c) or (d) are violated.

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