U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Mesquite Lands Act of 1986, Public Law 99-548 - Oct. 27, 1986
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Public Law 104-208 - Sep. 30, 1996 (Amendment to the Mesquite Lands Act of 1988)
 
- Sec. 133. Conveyance of Land to City of Mesquite, Nevada. Section 3 of Public Law 99-548 (100 Stat. 3061; 110 Stat. 3009-202) is amended by adding to the end the following:
 
(e) Fifth Area.--

(1) Right to purchase.--

(A) In general.--

For a period of 12 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the City of Mesquite, Nevada, subject to all appropriate environmental reviews, including compliance with the  National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, shall have the exclusive right to purchase the parcels of public land described in paragraph (2).

(B) Applicability.--

Subparagraph (A) shall apply to a parcel of land described in paragraph (2) that has not been identified for disposal in the 1998 Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Resource Management Plan only if the conveyance is made under subsection (f).

(2) Land description.--

The parcels of public land referred  to in paragraph (1) are as follows:

(A) In T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada:

(i) The portion of sec. 27 north of Interstate Route 15.

(ii) Sec. 28: NE \1/4\, S \1/2\ (except the Interstate Route 15 right-of-way).

(iii) Sec. 29: E \1/2\ NE \1/4\ SE \1/4\, SE \1/4\ SE \1/4\.

(iv) The portion of sec. 30 south of Interstate Route 15.

(v) The portion of sec. 31 south of Interstate Route 15.

(vi) Sec. 32: NE \1/4\ NE \1/4\ (except the Interstate Route 15 right-of-way), the portion of NW \1/4\ NE \1/4\ south of Interstate Route 15, and the portion of W \1/2\ south of Interstate Route 15.

(vii) The portion of sec. 33 north of Interstate Route 15.

(B) In T. 13 S., R. 69 E., Mount Diablo Meridian,  Nevada: [Page 113 STAT. 1501A-167]

(i) The portion of sec. 25 south of Interstate Route 15.

(ii) The portion of sec. 26 south of Interstate Route 15.

(iii) The portion of sec. 27 south of Interstate Route 15.

(iv) Sec. 28: SW \1/4\ SE \1/4\.

(v) Sec. 33: E \1/2\.

(vi) Sec. 34.

(vii) Sec. 35.

(viii) Sec. 36.

(3) Notification.--

Not later than 10 years after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the city shall notify the Secretary which of the parcels of public land described in paragraph (2) the city intends to purchase.

(4) Conveyance.--

Not later than 1 year after receiving notification from the city under paragraph (3),the Secretary shall convey to the city the land selected for purchase.

(5) Withdrawal.--

Subject to valid existing rights, until the date that is 12 years after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the parcels of public land described in  paragraph (2) are withdrawn from all forms of entry and appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and from operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.

(6) Use of proceeds.--

The proceeds of the sale of each  parcel--

(A) shall be deposited in the special account established under section 4(e)(1)(C) of the Southern  Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2345); and

(B) shall be available for use by the Secretary--

(i) to reimburse costs incurred by the local offices of the Bureau of Land Management in arranging the land conveyances directed by this  Act; and

(ii) as provided in section 4(e)(3) of that Act (112 Stat. 2346).

(f) Sixth Area.--

(1) In general.--

Not later than 1 year after the date of  the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall convey to the City of Mesquite, Nevada, in accordance with section 47125 of title 49, United States Code, and subject to all appropriate environmental reviews, including compliance with the National   Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, up to 2,560 acres of public land to be selected by the city from among the parcels of land described in paragraph (2).

(2) Land description.--

The parcels of land referred to in paragraph (1) are as follows:

(A) In T. 13 S., R. 69 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada:

(i) The portion of sec. 28 south of Interstate Route 15 (except S \1/2\ SE \1/4\).

(ii) The portion of sec. 29 south of Interstate Route 15.

(iii) The portion of sec. 30 south of Interstate Route 15. [Page 113 STAT. 1501A-168]

(iv) The portion of sec. 31 south of Interstate Route 15.

(v) Sec. 32.

(vi) Sec. 33: W \1/2\.

(B) In T. 14 S., R. 69 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada:

(i) Sec. 4.

(ii) Sec. 5.

(iii) Sec. 6.

(iv) Sec. 8.

(C) In T. 14 S., R. 68 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada:

(ii) Sec. 12.

(3) Withdrawal.--

Subject to valid existing rights, until  the date that is 12 years after the date of the enactment of  this subsection, the parcels of public land described in paragraph (2) are withdrawn from all forms of entry and appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and from operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.

(4) If the land conveyed pursuant to this section is not utilized by the city as an airport, it shall revert to the  United States, at the option of the Secretary.

(5) Nothing in this section shall preclude the Secretary from applying appropriate terms and conditions as  identified by the required environmental review to any conveyance made under this section.


 
Last updated: 07-22-2008