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PRIVATE LAW 101-8—OCT. 22, 1990 104 STAT. 5143 the meaning of section 101(b)(l)(E) of such Act upon approval of a petition filed on his behalf by Victoria Sherrouse, a citizen of the United States, pursuant to section 204 of such Act. No natural parent, brother, or sister, of Wilson Johan Sherrouse shall, by virtue of such relationship, be accorded any right, privilege, or status under such Act. Approved October 17, 1990. Private Law 101-8 101st Congress An Act To provide for the conveyance of lands to certain individuals in Stone County, Oct. 22, 1990 Arkansas. [S. 2680] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. Claims. SECTION 1. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. (a) FINDINGS.— The Congress finds and declares that— (1) certain landowners in Stone County, Arkansas, who own property adjacent to the Ozark National Forest have been adversely affected by certain erroneous surveys; (2) these landowners have occupied or improved their property in good faith and in reliance on erroneous surveys of their properties that they believed were accurate; and (3) the 1975 Bureau of Land Management dependent resurvey of the Ozark National Forest correctly established accurate boundaries between such forest and private lands. (h) PURPOSE.— It is the purpose of this Act to authorize and direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey, without consideration, certain lands in Stone County, Arkansas, to persons claiming to have been deprived of title to such lands. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. I For the purposes of this Act the term— (a) "affected lands" means those Federal lands located in the Ozark National Forest in Stone County, Arkansas, in sections 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, and 12, township 15 north, range 12 west. Fifth Principal Meridian, as described by the dependent resurvey by the Bureau of Land Management conducted in 1975, and subsequent Forest Service land line location surveys, including all adjacent parcels where the property line as identified by the 1975 BLM dependent resurvey and National Forest boundary lines before such dependent resurvey are not coincident; (b) "claimant" means an owner of real property in Stone County, Arkansas, located adjacent to the Ozark National Forest lands described in subsection (a), who claims to have been deprived by the United States of title to property as a result of previous erroneous surveys; and (c) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture. SEC. 3. CONVEYANCE OF LANDS. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary is authorized and directed to convey, without consideration, all right.