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PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960


PUBLIC LAW 86-433-APR. 22, 1960



Public Law 86-433 April 22, 1960 [H. R. 7359]

Colorado R i v e r Commission, Nev. Conveyance. Definitions.

L^ands gated.




AN ACT To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public lands in the State of Nevada to the Colorado River Commission of Nevada acting for the State of Nevada.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, as used in this Act— (a) The term "Secretary" shall mean the Secretary of the Interior. (b) The term "Commission" shall mean the Colorado River Commission of the State of Nevada. (c) The term "State" shall mean the State of Nevada. (d) The term "transfer area" shall mean all of the lands and interests in land owned by the United States and described in section 2 of this Act, except (l) lands in which the Fort Mohave Indian Tribe holds an interest, (2) lands excluded at the request of the Commission because of conflict with a mining claim or claims, and (8) lands or interests in land reserved to the United States pursuant to section 7 of this Act. SEC. 2. The Secretary is hereby authorized and directed to segregate from all forms of entry under the public land laws of the United States, during a period of five years from and after the effective date of this Act, the following described lands, situated in the State of Nevada and comprising approximately 15,000 acres: (1) All of sections 1, 12, and 13 and fractional sections 24 and 25, township 33 south, range 65 east. (2) All of sections 6, 7, and 8, fractional sections 4, 5, 9, 10, and 15, east half, east half northwest quarter, and southwest quarter section 16, west half northeast quarter, west half, and southeast quarter fractional section 17, all of section 18, fractional sections 19, 20, 21, and 30, township 33 south, range 66 east. (3) East half section 20, all of sections 21, 22, and 23, fractional sections 24 and 26, all of sections 27 and 28, east half section 29, southeast quarter section 31, fractional sections 32, 34, and 35, township 32 south, range 66 east. (4) Notwithstanding the specific land descriptions in items 1 through 3, the eastern boundary of the transfer area is the centerline of the Colorado River as it exists on the date of approval of this Act, and all range references contained in the foregoing refer to the Mount Diablo base and meridian. SEC. 3. The Commission, acting on behalf of the" State, is hereby given the option, after compliance with all of the provisions of this Act and any regulations promulgated hereunder, of having patented to the State by the Secretary all of the lands within the transfer area. Such option may be exercised at any time during the five-year period of segregation established in section 2, but the filing of any application for the conveyance of title to the lands within the transfer area, if received by the Secretary from the Commission prior to the expiration of such period, shall have the effect of extending the period of segregation of such lands from all forms of entry under the public land laws until such application is finally disposed of by the Secretary. SEC. 4. Prior to conveying any lands or interests in lands of the United States to the State, the Commission and the Secretary shall comply with the requirements set out following: (a) The Commission, within three years after the effective date of this Act, shall submit to the Secretary a proposed plan of development for the entire transfer area, which plan shall include but need