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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2828

PUBLIC LAW 100-563—OCT. 31, 1988 Strawberry Valley Reclamation Project shall remain unchanged. The Association shall be exempt from fees or charges for licenses or permits, other than grazing fees, for project related facilities on Project Lands.

(e) STRAWBERRY VALLEY LAND TRANSFERS, AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS.—

Contracts.

Contracts.

(1)(A) The Secretary is hereby authorized and directed to convey to the Association 95 acres in fee title of Project Lands, together with all improvements, as shown on a plat appended to the map referred to in subsection (c)(1). This action is consistent with the intent of the Act of April 4, 1910 (chapter 140, 36 Stat. 269). (B) Within 15 days of payment of compensation to the Association in accordance with subsection (e)(2), the Secretary shall transfer administrative jurisdiction to the Secretary of Agriculture over the 30,785 acres of remaining Project Lands and the 25,990 acres of recreation lands. Management of the surface shall be subject to applicable law. (C) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the association shall retain its contractual rights to issue oil, gas, coal and mineral leases, excluding sand and gravel, on the Project Lands. The authority of the Association to issue such leases and to utilize revenues therefrom as set forth in Interior Solicitor's opinion M-36863 dated August 8, 1972 (79 I.D. 513) is hereby confirmed. All such revenues shall be used and applied to Strawberry Valley Reclamation Project purposes. (2) COMPENSATION.—There is authorized to be appropriated under Section 8, of the Act of April 11, 1956 (70 Stat. 110; 43 U.S.C. 620g), $15,000,000 as compensation to the Association which shall be available only for such compensation and must be used for Strawberry Valley Reclamation Project purposes. Of the amounts appropriated hereafter under section 8 of such Act, the first $15,000,000 shall be paid to the Association. Upon receipt of such compensation, the Association shall relinquish all of its contractual surface rights and interests, including sand and gravel, in the 56,775 acres of Project Lands. (3) OTHER CONSIDERATIONS.—The Association shall be entitled to retain the first right of refusal to grazing privileges on the 30,785 acres of remaining Project Lands, and if permitted under the grazing rehabilitation plan pursuant to subsection (f), on the 25,990 acres of recreation lands. (f) REHABILITATION OF LANDS.—The Forest Service shall, in coordination with the State of Utah and other appropriate agencies begin long-term rehabilitation of Project Lands. Such rehabilitation shall be five years in duration and shall permit continued grazing uses consistent with such rehabilitation. There is authorized to be appropriated under section 8 of the Act of April 11, 1956 (70 Stat. 110; 43 U.S.C. 620g), $3,000,000 which shall be available only for such rehabilitation. The Association shall be held harmless for any costs associated with rehabilitation. (g) INTERIM RECREATION MANAGEMENT BY FOREST SERVICE.—

Until administrative jurisdiction of the 25,990 acres of recreation lands is transferred to the Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with subsection (e)(1)(B), the Congress authorizes and directs the Secretary of Agriculture to expend National Forest System appropriated funds in lieu of Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation funds to manage the 25,990 acres of recreation lands for the