(Pub. L. 92–203, § 18,Dec. 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 710; Pub. L. 102–415, § 3,Oct. 14, 1992, 106 Stat. 2112; Pub. L. 108–452, title III, §§ 301,
305,Dec. 10, 2004, 118 Stat. 3587, 3588, 3590.)
References in Text
Act of February 8, 1887 (24 Stat. 389
), referred to in subsec. (a), is popularly known as the Indian General Allotment Act. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
, Indians, and Tables.
Act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 363
), referred to in subsec. (a), probably means act June 25, 1910, ch. 431, 36 Stat. 855
, which enacted section
of this title, sections 104 and 107 of former Title 18, Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure, sections 47, 93, 151, 191, 202, 312, 331, 333, 336, 337, 344a, 351, 352, 353, 372, 373, 403, 406, 407, 408 ofTitle
6a–1 of former Title 41, Public Contracts. Sections 104 and 107 of former Title 18 were repealed in the general revision of that title by act June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 683
, and were reenacted as sections
, Crimes and Criminal Procedure. Section 6a–1 of former Title 41 was repealed and restated as section
, Public Contracts, by Pub. L. 111–350
, §§ 3,
,Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3677
, 3855. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Act of May 17, 1906 (34 Stat. 197
), as amended, referred to in subsecs. (a), (d)(2)(B)(i), and (f)(1), is act May 17, 1906, ch. 2469, 34 Stat. 197
, which enacted sections
of this title, and was repealed by Pub. L. 92–203
, § 18(a),Dec. 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 710
. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(2)(A), is Pub. L. 96–487
, Dec. 2, 1980, 94 Stat. 2371
, as amended. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
, Conservation, and Tables.
Section 6 of the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the admission of the State of Alaska into the Union”, approved July 7, 1958 (commonly referred to as the “Alaska Statehood Act”), referred to in subsec. (c)(2)(B), is section 6 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.
2004—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 108–452
, § 301, added subsec. (d).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 108–452
, § 303, added subsec. (e).
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 108–452
, § 305, added subsec. (f).
1992—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–415
added subsec. (c).
Title Recovery of Native Allotments
Pub. L. 108–452
, title III, § 302,Dec. 10, 2004, 118 Stat. 3588
, provided that:
“(a) In General.—In lieu of the process for the correction of conveyance documents available under subsection (d) ofsection
of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (as added by section
], any Native Corporation may elect to reconvey all of the land encompassed by an allotment claim or a portion of the allotment claim agreeable to the applicant in satisfaction of the entire claim by tendering a valid and appropriate deed to the United States.
“(b) Certificate of Allotment.—If the United States determines that the allotment application is valid or would have been approved under section 905 of the Alaska National Interests Lands Conservation Act (42
U.S.C. 1634) had the land described in the allotment application been in Federal ownership on December 2, 1980, and obtains title evidence acceptable under the Department of Justice title standards, the United States shall accept the deed from the Native Corporation and issue a certificate of allotment to the allotment applicant.
“(c) Probate Not Required.—If the Native Corporation reconveys the entire interest of the Native Corporation in the allotment claim of a deceased applicant, the United States may accept the deed and issue the certificate of allotment without waiting for a determination of heirs or the approval of a will.
“(d) No Liability.—The United States shall not be subject to liability under Federal or State [of Alaska] law for the presence of any hazardous substance in land or an interest in land solely as a result of any reconveyance to, and transfer by, the United States of land or interests in land under this section.”
Pub. L. 108–452
, title III, § 304,Dec. 10, 2004, 118 Stat. 3589
, provided that:
“(a) In General.—The Secretary [of the Interior] shall adjust the acreage entitlement computation records for the State [of Alaska] or an affected Native Corporation to account for any difference in the amount of acreage between the corrected description and the previous description in any conveyance document as a result of actions taken under section 18(d) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (as added by section
] or section 18(e) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (as added by section
303), or for other voluntary reconveyances to the United States for the purpose of facilitating land transfers in the State.
“(b) Limitation.—No adjustment to the acreage conveyance computations shall be made where the State or an affected Native Corporation retains a partial estate in the described allotment land.
“(c) Availability of Additional Land.—If, as a result of implementation under section 18(d) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (as added by section
] or any voluntary reconveyance to facilitate a land transfer, a Village Corporation has insufficient remaining selections from which to receive its full entitlement under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the Secretary may use the authority and procedures available under paragraph (3) of section 22(j) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43
) (as added by section
) to make additional land available for selection by the Village Corporation.”
Alaska Native Allotment Subdivision
Pub. L. 108–337
1. SHORT TITLE.
, Oct. 18, 2004, 118 Stat. 1357
, provided that:
“This Act may be cited as the ‘Alaska Native Allotment Subdivision Act’.
“In this Act:
“(1) Restricted land.—The term ‘restricted land’ means land in the State that is subject to Federal restrictions against alienation and taxation.
“(2) Secretary.—The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior.
“(3) State.—The term ‘State’ means the State of Alaska.
3. SUBDIVISION AND DEDICATION OF ALASKA NATIVE RESTRICTED LAND.
“(a) In General.—An Alaska Native owner of restricted land may, subject to the approval of the Secretary—
“(1) subdivide the restricted land in accordance with the laws of the—
“(A) State; or
“(B) applicable local platting authority; and
“(2) execute a certificate of ownership and dedication with respect to the restricted land subdivided under paragraph (1) with the same effect under State law as if the restricted land subdivided and dedicated were held by unrestricted fee simple title.
“(b) Ratification of Prior Subdivisions and Dedications.—Any subdivision or dedication of restricted land executed before the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 18, 2004] that has been approved by the Secretary and by the relevant State or local platting authority, as appropriate, shall be considered to be ratified and confirmed by Congress as of the date on which the Secretary approved the subdivision or dedication.
4. EFFECT ON STATUS OF LAND NOT DEDICATED.
“Except in a case in which a specific interest in restricted land is dedicated under section
, nothing in this Act terminates, diminishes, or otherwise affects the continued existence and applicability of Federal restrictions against alienation and taxation on restricted land or interests in restricted land (including restricted land subdivided under section