25 U.S. Code § 1780g - Trust status and National Forest boundaries

(a) Operation of law
Without any additional administrative action by the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior—
(1) on recording the quitclaim deed or deeds from the Pueblo to the United States in trust for the Pueblo under section 1780f (b) of this title in the Land Titles and Records Office, Southwest Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs—
(A) the Settlement Area Land shall be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Pueblo; and
(B) the boundaries of the Santa Fe National Forest shall be deemed to be modified to exclude from the National Forest System the Settlement Area Land; and
(2) on recording the quitclaim deed or deeds from the Secretary of Agriculture to the County of the Water System Land in the county land records, the boundaries of the Santa Fe National Forest shall be deemed to be modified to exclude from the National Forest System the Water System Land.
(b) Future interests
If fee title to the Water System Land vests in the Pueblo by conveyance or operation of law, the Water System Land shall be deemed to be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Pueblo, without further administrative procedures or environmental or other analyses.
(c) Nonintercourse Act
Any land conveyed to the Secretary of the Interior in trust for the Pueblo or any other tribe in accordance with this subchapter shall be—
(1) subject to the Act of June 30, 1834 (25 U.S.C. 177); and
(2) treated as reservation land.

Source

(Pub. L. 109–286, § 9,Sept. 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 1224.)
References in Text

Act of June 30, 1834, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), is act June 30, 1834, ch. 161, 4 Stat. 729. The act was incorporated into the Revised Statutes as R.S. §§ 533, 2111 to 2113, 2116 to 2118, 2124 to 2126, 2129 to 2135, 2137, 2141, 2145, 2147, 2150 to 2152, and 2154 to 2157. For complete classification of those sections of the Revised Statutes to the Code, see Tables.

 

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