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104 STAT. 1022 PUBLIC LAW 101-442—OCT. 18, 1990 after the date of enactment of this Act, may be sold by the Secretary to the claimant or claimants thereof under section 205 of this Act. No later than one year 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, subject to the following exceptions: (1) The ten-year period shall be tolled during pendency of any administrative appellate review of a decision by the Bureau of Land Management or of any judicial review of a final decision by the Secretary; and (2) The Secretary may transfer lands to the State earlier than ten years after the date of enactment if a claim for said lands has been rejected or disallowed for any reason, or forfeited by the claimant. (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 title on such date and shall thereafter be exempt from the requirements of the regulations of the Department of the Interior governing leases under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, but shall be subject to the provisions of this title. (2) Upon reversion and acceptance of public land in Minnesota which prior to the date of enactment of this Act was leased or patented under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act to entities other than the State, its departments, agencies and bureaus, and upon request of the State, the surface estate in such lands shall be transferred by the Secretary to the State pursuant to and subject to the provisions of this title. (3) K, in order to bring lands under the provisions of this title, the State notifies the Secretary that the State desires to relinquish to the United States the right, title, and interest of the State in and to any lands which prior to the date of enactment of this Act were patented to the State (or to any department, agency, or bureau of the State) under the authority of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, the Secretary shall accept such relinquishment and shall transfer such relinquished lands to the State under and subject to the provisions of this title. Such transfer shall be effective at the same time that the State's relinquishment is effective. SEC. 205. RESOLUTION OF CLAIMS. (a) SALES.—In accordance with the provisions of this section, the Secretary is authorized to sell and issue a patent to a tract of public land located in Minnesota to an applicant for such sale where the Secretary determines that— (1) such tract does not exceed one thousand five hundred acres and, because of its location or other characteristics, is difRcult and uneconomic to manage as part of the public lands and is not