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113 STAT. 1708 PUBLIC LAW 106-144—DEC. 7, 1999 Public Law 106-144 106th Congress An Act Dec. 7, 1999 To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to the city of Sisters, Oregon, [S. 416] ^ certain parcel of land for use in connection with a sewage treatment facility. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. FINDINGS. Congress finds that— (1) the city of Sisters, Oregon, faces a public health threat from a major outbreak of infectious diseases due to the lack of a sewer system; (2) the lack of a sewer system also threatens groundwater and surface water resources in the area; (3) the city is surrounded by Forest Service land and has no reasonable access to non-Federal parcels of land large enough, and with the proper soil conditions, for the development of a sewage treatment facility; (4) the Forest Service currently must operate, maintain, and replace 11 separate septic systems to serve existing Forest Service facilities in the city of Sisters; and (5) the Forest Service currently administers 77 acres of land within the city limits that would increase in value as a result of construction of a sewer system. SEC. 2. CONVEYANCE. Deadline. (a) IN GENERAL. —As soon as practicable and upon completion of any documents or analysis required by any environmental law, but not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall convey to the city of Sisters, Oregon (hereinafter referred to as the "city") an amount of land that is not more than is reasonably necessary for a sewage treatment facility and for the disposal of treated effluent consistent with subsection (c). (b) LAND DESCRIPTION. — The amount of land conveyed under subsection (a) shall be 160 acres or 240 acres from within— (1) the SE quarter of section 09, township 15 south, range 10 west, W.M., Deschutes, Oregon, and the portion of the SW quarter of section 09, township 15 south, range 10 west, W.M., Deschutes, Oregon, that lies east of Three Creeks Lake Road, but not including the westernmost 500 feet of that portion; and (2) the portion of the SW quarter of section 09, township 15 south, range 10 west, W.M., Deschutes County, Oregon, lying easterly of Three Creeks Lake Road. (c) CONDITION.—