25 U.S. Code § 1780f - Conveyances

(a) Authorization
(1) Consideration from Pueblo
Upon receipt of the consideration from the Pueblo for the Settlement Area Land and the Water System Land, the Secretary of Agriculture shall execute and deliver—
(A) to the Pueblo, a quitclaim deed to the Settlement Area Land; and
(B) to the County, a quitclaim deed to the Water System Land, reserving—
(i) a contingent remainder in the United States in trust for the benefit of the Pueblo in accordance with the Los Alamos Agreement; and
(ii) a right of access for the United States for the Pueblo for ceremonial and other cultural purposes.
(2) Consideration from County
Upon receipt of the consideration from the County for all or a portion of the Los Alamos Townsite Land, the Secretary of Agriculture shall execute and deliver to the County a quitclaim deed to all or portions of such land, as appropriate.
(3) Execution
An easement or deed of conveyance by the Secretary of Agriculture under this subchapter shall be executed by the Director of Lands and Minerals, Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Department of Agriculture.
(b) Authorization for Pueblo to convey in trust
Upon receipt by the Pueblo of the quitclaim deed to the Settlement Land under subsection (a)(1), the Pueblo may quitclaim the Settlement Land to the United States, in trust for the Pueblo.
(c) Adequacy of conveyance instruments
Notwithstanding the status of the Federal land as public domain or acquired land, no instrument of conveyance other than a quitclaim deed shall be required to convey the Settlement Area Land, the Water System Land, the Northern Tier Land, or the Los Alamos Townsite Land under this subchapter.
(d) Surveys
The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to perform and approve any required cadastral survey.
(e) Contributions
Notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31 or any other provision of law, the Secretary of Agriculture may accept and use contributions of cash or services from the Pueblo, other governmental entities, or other persons—
(1) to perform and complete required cadastral surveys for the Settlement Area Land, the Water System Land, the Northern Tier Land, or the Los Alamos Townsite Land, as described in the Settlement Agreement or the Los Alamos Agreement; and
(2) to carry out any other project or activity under—
(A) this subchapter;
(B) the Settlement Agreement; or
(C) the Los Alamos Agreement.

Source

(Pub. L. 109–286, § 8,Sept. 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 1224.)

 

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