[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 126, 112th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

Public Law 112-103
112th Congress

An Act

To provide for the conveyance of approximately 140 acres of land in the
Ouachita National Forest in Oklahoma to the Indian Nations Council,
Inc., of the Boy Scouts of America, and for other purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>

This Act may be cited as the ``Help to Access Land for the Education
of Scouts'' or ``HALE Scouts Act''.

(a) Finding.--Congress finds that it is in the public interest to
provide for the sale of certain federally owned land in the Ouachita
National Forest in Oklahoma to the Indian Nations Council, Inc., of the
Boy Scouts of America, for market value consideration.
(b) Conveyance Required.--Subject to valid existing rights, the
Secretary of Agriculture shall convey, by quitclaim deed, to the Indian
Nations Council, Inc., of the Boy Scouts of America (in this section
referred to as the ``Council'') all right, title, and interest of the
United States in and to certain National Forest System land in the
Ouachita National Forest in the State of Oklahoma consisting of
approximately 140 acres, depending on the final measurement of the road
set back and the actual size of the affected sections, as more fully
described in subsection (c). The conveyance may not include any land
located within the Indian Nations National Scenic and Wildlife Area
designated by section 10 of the Winding Stair Mountain National
Recreation and Wilderness Area Act (16 U.S.C. 460vv-8).
(c) Covered Lands.--The National Forest System land to be conveyed
under subsection (b) is depicted on the map entitled ``Boy Scout Land
Request--Ouachita NF''. The map shall be on file and available for
public inspection in the Forest Service Regional Office in Atlanta,
(d) Consideration.--As consideration for the land conveyed under
subsection (b), the Council shall pay to the Secretary an amount equal
to the fair market value of the land, as determined by an appraisal
approved by the Secretary and done in conformity with the Uniform
Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions and section 206 of the
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716).
(e) Survey and Administrative Costs.--The exact acreage and legal
description of the land to be conveyed under subsection

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(b) shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary. The
Council shall pay the reasonable costs of survey, appraisal, and any
administrative analyses required by law.
(f) Access.--Access to the land conveyed under subsection (b) shall
be from the adjacent land of the Council or its successor.
Notwithstanding section 1323(a) of the Alaska National Interest Lands
Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3210(a)), the Secretary shall not be
required to provide additional access to the conveyed land.
(g) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may prescribe
such terms and conditions on the conveyance under subsection (b) as the
Secretary considers in the public interest, including the reservation of
access rights to the conveyed land for administrative purposes.

Approved April 2, 2012.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-218 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
Vol. 157 (2011):
Oct. 3, considered and passed House.
Vol. 158 (2012):
Mar. 15, considered and passed