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PUBLIC LAW 105-326—OCT. 30, 1998 112 STAT. 3041 (B) certain structures and lands are no longer essential to management of the Colorado River Storage Project or to management of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area; (4)(A) residents of the community are interested in purchasing the homes they currently rent from the Secretary of the Interior and the land on which the homes are located; (B) Daggett County, Utah, is interested in reducing the financial burden the County experiences in providing local government support services to a community that produces little direct tax revenue because of Federal ownership; and (C) a withdrawal of the role of the Federal Government in providing basic direct community services to Dutch John would require local government to provide the services at a substantial cost; (5)(A) residents of the Dutch John community are interested in self-government of the community; and (B) with growing demands for additional commercial recreation services for visitors to the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and Ashley National Forest, there are opportunities for private economic development, but few private lands are available for the services; and (6) the privatization and disposal to local government of certain lands in and surrounding Dutch John would be in the public interest, (b) PURPOSES. —The purposes of this Act are— (1) to privatize certain lands in and surrounding Dutch John, Utah; (2) to transfer jurisdiction of certain Federal property between the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior; (3) to improve the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area; (4) to dispose of certain residential units, public buildings, and facilities; (5) to provide interim financial assistance to local government to defray the cost of providing basic governmental services; (6) to achieve efficiencies in operation of the Flaming Gorge Dam and Reservoir and the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area; (7) to reduce long-term Federal outlays; and (8) to serve the interests of the residents of Dutch John and Daggett County, Utah, and the general public. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.— The term "Secretary of Agriculture" means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service. (2) SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.— The term "Secretary of the Interior" means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. SEC. 4. DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN LANDS AND PROPERTIES. (a) IN GENERAL. —Lands, structures, and community infrastructure facilities within or associated with Dutch John, Utah, that have been identified by the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior as unnecessary for support of the agency of the