(Pub. L. 92–203, § 14,Dec. 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 702; Pub. L. 95–178, § 2,Nov. 15, 1977, 91 Stat. 1369; Pub. L. 96–487, title XIV, §§ 1404,
1406(a)–(d), Dec. 2, 1980, 94 Stat. 2493, 2494; Pub. L. 104–42, title I, § 104,Nov. 2, 1995, 109 Stat. 355; Pub. L. 108–452, title II, §§ 203–206,Dec. 10, 2004, 118 Stat. 3583–3585.)
References in Text
Section 6(g) of the Alaska Statehood Act, referred to in subsec. (g), is section 6(g) ofPub. L. 85–508
, July 7, 1958, 72 Stat. 339
, as amended, which is set out as a note preceding section
, Territories and Insular Possessions.
December 10, 2004, referred to in subsec. (h)(1)(C)(i)(I), (D), (E), (F), was in the original “the date of enactment of this paragraph”, which was translated as meaning the date of enactment of Pub. L. 108–452
, which amended par. (1) of subsec. (h), to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Act of March 8, 1922, as amended, referred to in subsec. (h)(6), is act Mar. 8, 1922, ch. 96, 42 Stat. 415
, as amended, which enacted sections
of this title. Sections
of this title were repealed by Pub. L. 94–579
, title VII, § 703(a),Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2789
. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Section 12 of the Act of January 2, 1976 (Public Law 94–204), as amended, referred to in subsec. (h)(6), (9), is section 12 ofPub. L. 94–204
, Jan. 2, 1976, 89 Stat. 1150
, which is set out as a note under section
of this title.
2004—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 108–452
, § 203, designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added pars. (2) and (3).
Subsec. (h)(1). Pub. L. 108–452
, § 204, designated first sentence as subpar. (A) and second sentence as subpar. (B) and added subpars. (C) to (G).
Subsec. (h)(8)(C). Pub. L. 108–452
, § 205, added subpar. (C).
Subsec. (h)(10). Pub. L. 108–452
, § 206, designated existing provisions as subpar. (A) and added subpar. (B).
1995—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–42
inserted last par.
1980—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 96–487
, § 1404(a), inserted “as of December 18, 1971 (except that occupancy of tracts located in the Pribilof Islands shall be determined as of the date of initial conveyance of such tracts to the appropriate Village Corporation)” after “in the tract occupied”.
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 96–487
, § 1404(b), inserted “as of December 18, 1971” after “in any tract occupied”.
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 96–487
, § 1405, inserted provision authorizing the Village Corporation and the Municipal Corporation or the State in trust to agree to a lesser amount than 1,280 acres and requiring any net revenues derived from the sale of surface resources harvested or extracted from lands reconveyed be paid to the Village Corporation by the Municipal Corporation or the State in trust.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 96–487
, § 1404(c), inserted “as such existed on December 18, 1971” after “navigation aids” and “as such airport sites, runways, and other facilities existed as of December 18, 1971” after “airport runways”. Amendment, which directed that subsec. (c)(4) end with a period, was executed by substituting “; and” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (h)(1). Pub. L. 96–487
, § 1406(a), inserted provision that only title to the surface estate be conveyed for lands located in a Wildlife Refuge when the cemetery or historical site is greater than 640 acres.
Subsec. (h)(2), (5). Pub. L. 96–487
, § 1406(b), inserted “unless the lands are located in a Wildlife Refuge” after “Regional Corporation”.
Subsec. (h)(6). Pub. L. 96–487
, § 1406(c), substituted provision that any minerals reserved by the United States pursuant to the Act of Mar. 8, 1922, in a Native Allotment approved pursuant to section
of this title during the period Dec. 18, 1971 through Dec. 18, 1975, be conveyed to the appropriate Regional Corporation, unless such lands are located in a Wildlife Refuge or in the Lake Clark areas as provided in section 12 of Act Jan. 2, 1976, for provision that the Secretary charge against the 2 million acres authorized all allotments approved pursuant to section
of this title during the four years following Dec. 18, 1971.
Subsec. (h)(9) to (11). Pub. L. 96–487
, § 1406(d), added pars. (9) to (11).
1977—Subsec. (h)(8). Pub. L. 95–178
designated existing provisions as subpar. (A) and added subpar. (B).
Claim to Subsurface Estate of Lands in Wildlife Refuge; Entitlement to In Lieu Surface or Subsurface Estate; Time Limitation; Waiver
Section 1406(e) ofPub. L. 96–487
provided that: “Any Regional Corporation which asserts a claim with the Secretary to the subsurface estate of lands selectable under section 14(h) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act [subsec. (h) of this section] which are in a Wildlife Refuge shall not be entitled to any in lieu surface or subsurface estate provided by subsections 12(c)(4) and 14(h)(9) of such Act [section
of this title and subsec. (h)(9) of this section]. Any such claim must be asserted within one hundred and eighty days after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 2, 1980]. Failure to assert such claim within the one-hundred-and-eighty-day period shall constitute a waiver of any right to such subsurface estate in a Wildlife Refuge as the boundaries of the refuge existed on the date of enactment of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act [Dec. 18, 1971].”
Escrow Account Pending Conveyance of Withdrawn Lands; Proceeds Not Deposited in Account; Payments; Interest; Deposit of Account in United States Treasury; Public Easements; Authority for Payment Out of Treasury Funds
Pub. L. 94–204
, § 2,Jan. 2, 1976, 89 Stat. 1146
, as amended by Pub. L. 96–487
, title XIV, § 1411,Dec. 2, 1980, 94 Stat. 2497
; Pub. L. 99–396
, § 22,Aug. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 846
; Pub. L. 100–581
, title II, § 218,Nov. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2942
, provided that:
“(a)(1) During the period of the appropriate withdrawal for selection pursuant to the Settlement Act [this chapter], any and all proceeds derived from contracts, leases, licenses, permits, rights-of-way, or easements, or from trespass occurring after the date of withdrawal of the lands for selection, pertaining to lands or resources of lands, including wildlife proceeds received between the date of withdrawal and the date of conveyance from harvests on lands conveyed pursuant to the Act, withdrawn for Native selection pursuant to the Settlement Act shall be deposited in an escrow account which shall be held by the Secretary until lands selected pursuant to that Act have been conveyed to the selecting Corporation or individual entitled to receive benefits under such Act.
“(2) Such proceeds which were received, if any, subsequent to the date of withdrawal of the land for selection, but were not deposited in the escrow account shall be identified by the Secretary within two years of the date of conveyance or this Act [probably means Dec. 2, 1980], whichever is later, and shall be paid, together with interest payable on the proceeds from the date of receipt by the United States to the date of payment to the appropriate Corporation or individual to which the land was conveyed by the United States: Provided, That the interest on proceeds received prior to January 2, 1976, shall be calculated and paid at the rate of the earnings on Individual Indian Moneys in the custody of the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to sections 463 and 465 of the Revised Statutes (25
) and invested by him pursuant to the Act of June 24, 1938 (25
), from the date of receipt to January 2, 1976. Effective January 2, 1976, the interest so calculated shall be added to the principal amount of such proceeds. The interest on this total amount and on proceeds received on or after January 2, 1976, shall be calculated and paid as though such proceeds and previously calculated interest had been deposited in the escrow account from January 2, 1976, or the date of receipt, whichever occurs later, to the date of payment to the affected Corporation.[:] Provided further, That any rights of a Corporation or individual under this section to such proceeds shall be limited to proceeds actually received by the United States plus interest: And provided further, That moneys for such payments have been appropriated as provided in subsection (e) of this section.
“(3) Such proceeds which have been deposited in the escrow account shall be paid, together with interest accrued by the Secretary to the appropriate Corporation or individual upon conveyance of the particular withdrawn lands. In the event that a conveyance does not cover all of the land embraced within any contract, lease, license, permit, right-of-way, easement, or trespass, the Corporation or individual shall only be entitled to the proportionate amount of the proceeds, including interest accrued, derived from such contract, lease, license, permit, right-of-way, or easement, which results from multiplying the total of such proceeds, including interest accrued, by a fraction in which the numerator is the acreage of such contract, lease, license, permit, right-of-way, or easement which is included in the conveyance and the denominator is the total acreage contained in such contract, lease, license, permit, right-of-way, or easement; in the case of trespass, the conveyee shall be entitled to the proportionate share of the proceeds, including a proportionate share of interest accrued, in relation to the damages occurring on the respective lands during the period the lands were withdrawn for selection.
“(4) Such proceeds which have been deposited in the escrow account pertaining to lands withdrawn but not selected pursuant to such Act [this chapter], or selected but not conveyed due to rejection or relinquishment of the selection, shall be paid, together with interest accrued, as would have been required by law were it not for the provisions of this Act [enacting sections
of this title, amending sections
of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections
of this title].
“(5) Lands withdrawn under this subsection include all Federal lands identified under appendices A, B–1, and B–2 of the document referred to in section 12 of the Act of January 2, 1976 (Public Law 94–204) [set out as a note under section
of this title] for Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated, and are deemed withdrawn as of the date established in subsection (a) ofsection
of the Act of January 2, 1976 [this subsection].
“(b) The Secretary is authorized to deposit in the Treasury of the United States the escrow account proceeds referred to in subsection (a) of this section, and the United States shall pay interest thereon semiannually from the date of deposit to the date of payment with simple interest at the rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury to be the rate payable on short-term obligations of the United States prevailing at the time of payment: Provided, That the Secretary in his discretion may withdraw such proceeds from the United States Treasury and reinvest such proceeds in the manner provided by the first section of the Act of June 24, 1938 (52
U.S.C. 1037) [section
, Indians]: Provided further, That this section shall not be construed to create or terminate any trust relationship between the United States and any corporation or individual entitled to receive benefits under the Settlement Act [this chapter].
“(c) Any and all proceeds from public easements reserved pursuant to section 17(b)(3) of the Settlement Act [section
of this title], from or after the date of enactment of this Act [Jan. 2, 1976], shall be paid to the grantee of such conveyance in accordance with such grantee’s proportionate share.
“(d) To the extent that there is a conflict between the provisions of this section and any other Federal laws applicable to Alaska, the provisions of this section will govern. Any payment made to any corporation or any individual under authority of this section shall not be subject to any prior obligation under section 9(d) or 9(f) of the Settlement Act [section
of this title].
“(e) The Secretary shall calculate the amounts payable pursuant to this section and notify the affected Corporation of the results of his calculations. The affected Corporation shall have thirty days in which to appeal the Secretary’s calculations after which the Secretary shall promptly make a final determination of the amounts payable. The Secretary shall certify such final determinations to the Secretary of the Treasury and each determination shall constitute a final judgment, award, or compromise settlement under section
of the United States Code. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay such amounts to the appropriate Corporation out of funds in the Treasury: Provided, That if the lands from which the proceeds and interest entitlement are derived have not been conveyed to the selecting Native Corporation at the time the Secretary makes his final determination, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay such amount into the escrow account where it will earn interest and be disbursed in the same manner as other proceeds and interest.”
Boundary Between Southeastern and Chugach Regions; Hunting and Fishing Rights of Natives of Village of Yakutat
Pub. L. 94–204
, § 11,Jan. 2, 1976, 89 Stat. 1150
, provided that: “The boundary between the southeastern and Chugach regions shall be the 141st meridian: Provided, That the Regional Corporation for the Chugach region shall accord to the Natives enrolled to the Village of Yakutat the same rights and privileges to use any lands which may be conveyed to the Regional Corporation in the vicinity of Icy Bay for such purposes as such Natives have traditionally made thereof, including, but not limited to, subsistence hunting, fishing and gathering, as the Regional Corporation accords to its own shareholders, and shall take no unreasonable or arbitrary action relative to such lands for the primary purpose and having the effect, of impairing or curtailing such rights and privileges.”