[106th Congress Public Law 421]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

[DOCID: f:publ421.106]

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Public Law 106-421
106th Congress

                                 An Act

       To direct the Secretary of the <<NOTE: Nov. 1, 2000 -  [S. 
   1705]>> Interior to enter into land exchanges to acquire from the 
 private owner and to convey to the State of Idaho approximately 1,240 
 acres of land near the City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho, and for 
                             other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in <<NOTE: Castle Rock Ranch Acquisition Act of 
2000.>> Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 16 USC 431 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Castle Rock Ranch Acquisition Act of 


    In this Act:
            (1) Monument.--The term ``Monument'' means the Hagerman 
        Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho, depicted on the National 
        Park Service map numbered 300/80,000, C.O. No. 161, and dated 
        January 7, 1998.
            (2) Ranch.--The term ``Ranch'' means the land comprising 
        approximately 1,240 acres situated outside the boundary of the 
        Reserve, known as the ``Castle Rock Ranch''.
            (3) Reserve.--The term ``Reserve'' means the City of Rocks 
        National Reserve, located near Almo, Idaho, depicted on the 
        National Park Service map numbered 003/80,018, C.O. No. 169, and 
        dated March 25, 1999.
            (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.


    (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary shall 
acquire, by donation or by purchase with donated or appropriated funds, 
the Ranch.
    (b) Consent of Landowner.--The Secretary shall acquire land under 
subsection (a) only with the consent of the owner of the land.


    (a) In General.--
            (1) Federal and state exchange.--Subject to subsection (b), 
        on completion of the acquisition under section 3(a), the 
        Secretary shall convey the Ranch to the State of Idaho in 
        exchange for approximately 492.87 acres of land near Hagerman, 
        Idaho, located within the boundary of the Monument.
            (2) State and private landowner exchange.--On completion of 
        the exchange under paragraph (1), the State

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        of Idaho may exchange portions of the Ranch for private land 
        within the boundaries of the Reserve, with the consent of the 
        owners of the private land.

    (b) Condition of Exchange.--As a condition of the land exchange 
under subsection (a)(1), the State of Idaho shall administer all private 
land acquired within the Reserve through an exchange under this Act in 
accordance with title II of the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 
(16 U.S.C. 460yy et seq.).
    (c) Administration.--State land acquired by the United States in the 
land exchange under subsection (a)(1) shall be administered by the 
Secretary as part of the Monument.
    (d) No Expansion of Reserve.--Acquisition of the Ranch by a Federal 
or State agency shall not constitute any expansion of the Reserve.
    (e) No Effect on Easements.--Nothing in this Act affects any 
easement in existence on the date of enactment of this Act.

    Approved November 1, 2000.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-749 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-262 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
            Apr. 13, considered and passed Senate.
            Oct. 17, considered and passed House.