(Pub. L. 96–487, title II, § 202,Dec. 2, 1980, 94 Stat. 2382; Pub. L. 97–468, title VI, § 615(b)(5),Jan. 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2578.)
1983—Subsec. (3)(a). Pub. L. 97–468
struck out provision that the portion of the Alaska Railroad right-of-way within the park be subject to such laws and regulations applicable to the protection of fish and wildlife and other park values as the Secretary, with the concurrence of the Secretary of Transportation, might determine.
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 97–468
became effective on date of transfer of Alaska Railroad to the State [Jan. 5, 1985], pursuant to section
, Railroads, see section 615(b) ofPub. L. 97–468
Glacier Bay National Park Boundary Adjustment
Pub. L. 105–317
, Oct. 30, 1998, 112 Stat. 3002
, provided for exchange of land between United States and Alaska no later than six months after issuance of license to Gustavus Electric Company by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for construction and operation of hydroelectric project; provided for approximately same amount of designated wilderness after transfer as before it; provided environmental, economic, and other conditions on the transfer; provided for role of FERC and Secretary of the Interior in land exchange and hydroelectric project; and provided for authorities and jurisdictions provided in Pub. L. 105–317
to continue in effect until modified or repealed by Congress.
Katmai National Park Land Exchange
Pub. L. 105–277
, div. A, § 101(e) [title I, § 135], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–231
, 2681–264, provided that:
“(a) Ratification of Agreement.—
“(A) In general.—The terms, conditions, procedures, covenants, reservations, and other provisions set forth in the document entitled ‘Agreement for the Sale, Purchase and Conveyance of Lands between the Heirs, Designees and/or Assigns of Palakia Melgenak and the United States of America’ (hereinafter referred to in this section as the ‘Agreement’), executed by its signatories, including the heirs, designees and/or assigns of Palakia Melgenak (hereinafter referred to in this section as the ‘Heirs’) effective on September 1, 1998 are authorized, ratified and confirmed, and set forth the obligations and commitments of the United States and all other signatories, as a matter of Federal law.
“(B) Native allotment.—Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, all lands described in section 2(c) of the Agreement for conveyance to the Heirs shall be deemed a replacement transaction under ‘An Act to relieve restricted Indians in the Five Civilized Tribes whose nontaxable lands are required for State, county or municipal improvements or sold to other persons or for other purposes’ (25
Stat. 1471), as amended, and the Secretary shall convey such lands by a patent consistent with the terms of the Agreement and subject to the same restraints on alienation and tax-exempt status as provided for Native allotments pursuant to ‘An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to allot homesteads to the natives of Alaska’ (34 Stat. 197
) [former 43
], as amended, repealed by section
[of] the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 710
], with a savings clause for applications pending on December 18, 1971.
“(C) Land acquisition.—Lands and interests in land acquired by the United States pursuant to the Agreement shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Secretary’) as part of the Katmai National Park, subject to the laws and regulations applicable thereto.
“(2) Maps and deeds.—The maps and deeds set forth in the Agreement generally depict the lands subject to the conveyances, the retention of consultation rights, the conservation easement, the access rights, Alaska Native Allotment Act [34 Stat. 197
] status, and the use and transfer restrictions.
“A strip of land approximately one half mile long and 165 feet wide lying within Section
1, Township 24 South, Range 33 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, the center line of which is the center of the unnamed stream from its mouth at Geographic Harbor to the north line of said Section
1. Said unnamed stream flows from the unnamed lake located in Sections
26, Township 23 South, Range 33 West, Seward Meridian. This strip of land contains approximately 10 acres.
“(b) Katmai National Park and Preserve Wilderness.—Upon the date of closing of the conveyance of the approximately 10 acres of Katmai National Park Wilderness lands to be conveyed to the Heirs under the Agreement, the following lands shall hereby be designated part of the Katmai Wilderness as designated by section 701(4) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16
U.S.C. 1132 note
; 94 Stat. 2417
“(c) Availability of Appropriation.—None of the funds appropriated in this Act or any other Act hereafter enacted for the implementation of the Agreement may be expended until the Secretary determines that the Heirs have signed a valid and full relinquishment and release of any and all claims described in section 2(d) of the Agreement.
“(d) General Provisions.—
“(1) All of the lands designated as Wilderness pursuant to this section shall be subject to any valid existing rights.
“(2) Subject to the provisions of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act [see Short Title note set out under section
of this title], the Secretary shall ensure that the lands in the Geographic Harbor area not directly affected by the Agreement remain accessible for the public, including its mooring and mechanized transportation needs.
“(3) The Agreement shall be placed on file and available for public inspection at the Alaska Regional Office of the National Park Service, at the office of the Katmai National Park and Preserve in King Salmon, Alaska, and at least one public facility managed by the Federal, State or local government located in each of Homer, Alaska, and Kodiak, Alaska and such other public facilities which the Secretary determines are suitable and accessible for such public inspections. In addition, as soon as practicable after enactment of this provision [Oct. 21, 1998], the Secretary shall make available for public inspection in those same offices, copies of all maps and legal descriptions of lands prepared in implementing either the Agreement or this section. Such legal descriptions shall be published in the Federal Register and filed with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate.”