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[82 STAT. 873]
[82 STAT. 873]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. 1

PUBLIC LAW 90-520-SEPT. 26, 1968


Public Law 90-520 AN ACT

September26, 1968

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States a condition in a deed conveying certain lands to the State of Ohio, and for other purposes.

[s. 3687]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rejwesentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, notwithstand- °^|^°ing the provisions of subsection (c) of section 32 of the Bankhead- dition, r"iea*se" Jones F a r m Tenant Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1011 (c)), the Secretary ^/o^f^^^^s^s; of Agriculture is authorized and directed to release on behalf of the 56 Stat. 725. United States with respect to lands designated pursuant to section 2 hereof, the condition in a deed dated January 80, 1957, conveying lands in the State of Ohio to the State of Ohio, which requires that the lands so conveyed be used for public purposes and provides for a reversion of such lands to the United States if at any time they cease to be so used. SEC. 2. The Secretary shall release the condition referred to in the ^JZtZl^^^"^^^ first section of this Act only with respect to lands covered by and requirement. described in an agreement or agreements entered into between the Secretary and the State of Ohio or an authorized agency of the State in which such State or agency, in consideration of the release of such condition as to such lands, agrees that the lands with respect to which such condition is released shall be exchanged for lands of approximately comparable value and that the lands so acquired by exchange shall be used for public purposes. SEC. 3. Upon application all the undivided mineral interests of the Mineral inUnited States in any parcel or tract of land released pursuant to this ^"^'^ ^' Act from the condition as to such lands shall be conveyed to the State of Ohio for the use and benefit of the State by the Secretary of the Interior. I n areas where the Secretary of the Interior determines that there is no active mineral development or leasing, and that the lands have no mineral value, the mineral interests covered by a single application shall be sold for a consideration of $1. I n other areas the mineral interests shall be sold at the fair market value thereof as determined by the Secretary of the Interior after taking into consideration such appraisals as he deems necessary or appropriate. SEC. 4. Each application made under the provisions cf section 3 of this Act shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable deposit to be applied to the administrative costs as fixed by the Secretary of the Interior. If the conveyance is made, the applicant shall pay to the Secretary of the Interior the full administrative costs, less the deposit. If a conveyance is not made pursuant to an application filed under this Act, the deposit shall constitute full satisfaction of such administrative costs notwithstanding that the administrative costs exceed the deposit. SEC. 5. The term "administrative costs" as used in this Act includes, "Administrative in addition to other items, all costs which the Secretary of the Interior c o s t s. " determines are included in a determination of (1) the mineral character of the land in question, and (2) the fair market value of the mineral interest. SEC. 6. Amounts paid to the Secretary of the Interior under the provisions of this Act shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts. Approved September 26, 1968.