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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2712

Claims.

PUBLIC LAW 100-537—OCT. 28, 1988 of public recreation, protection of fish, wildlife, and plants, and the protection of resources and values; and (2) authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to resolve claims to certain other public lands in Michigan and to transfer such lands to claimants thereof on terms that recognize the equities of such claimants in such lands. (d) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this Act— (1) the term "listed uplands and islands" means those vacant, unappropriated, and unreserved public lands located in the State of Michigan which are specified in the list entitled "Michigan Uplands and Islands Appropriate for State Management" dated June 1988, on file in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior; (2) the term "public lands" has the same meaning as specified in section 103(e) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1702(e)); (3) the term "claim" means an assertion by a party other than the United States that such party has title to a parcel or tract of land; (4) the term "Recreation and Public Purposes Act" means the Act of June 14, 1926, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.); (5) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior; and (6) the term "State" means the State of Michigan.

SEC. 2. GRANT TO STATE.

(a) UNCLAIMED AREAS.—Effective one hundred and eighty days after the date of enactment of this Act and subject to its terms and conditions, the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to all listed uplands and islands, surveyed and unsurveyed, in the Great Lakes, inland lakes and rivers, and other bodies of water within the State which as of January 1, 1988, were not subject to any claim identified on the records of the Bureau of Land Management, are hereby granted to the State. (b) CLAIMED AREAS.—Any listed uplands and islands which were subject to a claim identified on the records of the Bureau of Land Management on January 1, 1988, may be sold by the Secretary to the claimant or claimants thereof under section 3 of this Act. No later than one hundred and eighty days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall notify such claimant or claimants concerning the Secretary's authority for such sales. The right, title, and interest of the United States in and to any such listed uplands and islands not purchased by such claimant or claimants within ten years after the date of enactment of this Act shall be transferred by the Secretary to the State under and subject to this Act at the end of such ten years, and any claim to any such listed uplands and islands by any party other than the State shall not thereafter be enforceable in any court of the United States. (c) PRIOR TRANSFERS.—

(1) Title to the surface estate in all public land which on the date of enactment of this Act was subject to leases issued under the authority of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act to the State, its departments, agencies, and bureaus, shall be deemed to have been granted to and vested in the State under this Act on such date and shall thereafter be exempt from the requirements of the regulations of the Department of the Interior