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S 729

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 729

To validate final patent number 27-2005-0081, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 5, 2011

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


A BILL

To validate final patent number 27-2005-0081, 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. FINAL PATENT AND LAND RECONFIGURATION IN CLARK COUNTY AND LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA.

    (a) In General- Patent number 27-2005-0081 and the associated land reconfiguration issued by the Bureau of Land Management on February 18, 2005, is affirmed and validated as having been issued pursuant to, and in compliance with, the Nevada-Florida Land Exchange Authorization Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-275; 102 Stat. 52), the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) for the benefit of the desert tortoise, other species, and related habitat to increase the likelihood of the recovery of the desert tortoise and other species.

    (b) Ratification of Reconfiguration- The process used by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management in reconfiguring the land described in subsection (a), as depicted on Exhibit 1-4 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Development Project MSHCP, Lincoln County, NV (FWS-R8-ES-2008-N0136), and the reconfiguration provided for in Special Condition 10 of Army Corps of Engineers Permit No. 000005042 are ratified.

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