[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 120, 109th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

120 STAT. 3562

Public Law 109-474
109th Congress

An Act

To provide for a land exchange involving Federal lands in the Lincoln
National Forest in the State of New Mexico, and for other
purposes.  NOTE: Jan. 12, 2007 -  [H.R. 482]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,  NOTE: Pine Springs
Land Exchange Act.


This Act may be cited as the ``Pine Springs Land Exchange Act''.


In this Act:
(1) Federal land.--The term ``Federal land'' means the 3
parcels of Forest land (including any improvements on the land),
comprising approximately 80 acres, as depicted on the map.
(2) Forest.--The term ``Forest'' means the Lincoln National
Forest in the State of New Mexico.
(3) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map entitled ``Pine
Springs Land Exchange'' and dated May 25, 2004.
(4) Non-federal land.--The term ``non-Federal land'' means
the parcel of University land comprising approximately 80 acres,
as depicted on the map.
(5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of Agriculture.
(6) University.--The term ``University'' means Lubbock
Christian University in the State of New Mexico.


(a) In General.--In  NOTE: Lubbock Christian University.  exchange
for the conveyance to the Secretary of the non-Federal land by the
University, the Secretary shall convey to the University, by quitclaim
deed, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the
Federal land.

(b) Map.--
(1) Availability of map.--The map shall be on file and
available for inspection in--
(A) the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service;
(B) the Office of the Supervisor of Lincoln National
(2) Minor errors.--The Secretary and the University may
correct any minor errors in the map.


(a) In General.--The conveyance of Federal land under section 3(a)
shall be subject to--
(1) any valid existing rights; and

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(2) any additional terms and conditions that the Secretary
determines to be appropriate to protect the interests of the
United States.

(b) Acceptable Title.--Title to the non-Federal land shall--
(1) conform with the title approval standards of the
Attorney General applicable to Federal land acquisitions; and
(2) otherwise be acceptable to the Secretary.

(c) Compliance With Federal Land Policy and Management Act.--The
land exchange authorized under section 3(a) shall be carried out in
accordance with section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and Management
Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716).
(d) Costs.--The costs of carrying out the exchange of Federal land
and non-Federal land shall be shared equally by the Secretary and the


(a) Revocation and Withdrawal.--
(1) Revocation of orders.--Any public orders withdrawing any
of the Federal land from appropriation or disposal under the
public land laws are revoked to the extent necessary to permit
disposal of the Federal land in accordance with this Act.
(2) Withdrawal of federal land.--Subject to valid existing
rights, pending the completion of the land exchange under
section 3(a), the Federal land is withdrawn from all forms of
location, entry, and patent under the public land laws,
(A) the mining and mineral leasing laws; and
(B) the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 1001
et seq.).

(b) Administration of Land Acquired by the United States.--
(1) Boundary adjustment.--On acceptance of title by the
Secretary to the non-Federal land--
(A) the non-Federal land shall become part of the
Forest; and
(B) the boundaries of the Forest shall be adjusted
to include the acquired land.
(2) Land and water conservation fund.--For purposes of
section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965
(16 U.S.C. 460l-9), the boundaries of the Forest, as modified
under paragraph (1), shall be considered to be boundaries of the
Forest as of January 1, 1965.
(3) Management.--The Secretary shall manage the non-Federal
land acquired under section 3(a) in accordance with--
(A) the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the
``Weeks Law'') (16 U.S.C. 480 et seq.); and
(B) any other laws (including regulations)
applicable to National Forest System land.

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(c) Duties of Secretary.--In exercising any discretion necessary to
carry out this Act, the Secretary shall ensure that the public interest
is well served.

Approved January 12, 2007.


SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-312 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
Vol. 151 (2005):
Apr. 12, considered and passed
Vol. 152 (2006):
Dec. 7, considered and passed
Senate, amended.
Dec. 8, House concurred in Senate