43 U.S. Code § 1748c - Bureau of Land Management Foundation
The Foundation shall not be considered to be an agency or establishment of the United States.
The Foundation shall be governed by a Board of Directors.
The Board shall consist of not more than 9 members.
A member appointed to the Board shall be a citizen of the United States.
A majority of members appointed to the Board shall have education or experience relating to natural, cultural, conservation, or other resource management, law, or research.
To the maximum extent practicable, the members of the Board shall represent diverse points of view.
Not later than 1 year after May 5, 2017, the Secretary shall appoint the initial members of the Board.
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), a member of the Board shall be appointed for a term of 6 years.
Serving as a member of the Board shall not constitute employment by the Federal Government for any purpose.
The Foundation shall not participate or intervene in a political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
The serving of notice to, or service of process on, the agent required under this paragraph, or mailed to the business address of the agent, shall be deemed to be notice to, or the service of process on, the Foundation.
The Foundation shall have an official seal, to be selected by the Board, which shall be judicially noticed.
For purposes of this section, an interest in real property shall include mineral and water rights, rights-of-way, and easements, appurtenant or in gross.
No land, water, or interest in land or water, that is owned by the Foundation shall be subject to condemnation by any State, political subdivision of a State, or agent or instrumentality of a State or political subdivision of a State.
Funds made available under subparagraph (A) shall remain available to the Foundation until expended for authorized purposes.
The Foundation may reimburse the Secretary for any support provided under subparagraph (A), in whole or in part, and any reimbursement received by the Secretary under this subparagraph shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the appropriations then current and chargeable for the cost of providing the services.
The Secretary may accept, without regard to the civil service classification laws (including regulations), the services of the Foundation, the Board, and the officers, employees, and agents of the Foundation, without compensation from the Department of the Interior, as volunteers for the performance of the functions under section 1737(d) of this title.
For purposes of section 10101 of title 36, the Foundation shall be considered to be a private corporation established under Federal law.
Nothing in this section authorizes the Foundation to perform any function the authority for which is provided to the Bureau of Land Management under any other provision of law.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.
Section was enacted as part of the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and also as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, and not as part of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 which comprises this chapter.
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