References in Text
Section 282 of this title, referred to in subsec. (c), was repealed by Pub. L. 94–579, title VII, § 702, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2787.
Date of approval of this Act, referred to in subsec. (c), probably means date of approval of Pub. L. 85–771, which was Aug. 27, 1958.
R.S. § 2276 derived from acts May 20, 1826, ch. 83, § 1, 4 Stat. 179; Feb. 26, 1859, ch. 58, 11 Stat. 385; June 22, 1874, ch. 422, 18 Stat. 202.
1966—Pub. L. 89–470 struck out “or Territory” after “State” once in subsec. (a), twice in subsec. (a)(1), and once each in subsecs. (a)(2), (c), and (d)(2), and “or Territories” after “States” in subsec. (b); substituted “before title could pass to the State” for “prior to survey” in subsec. (a)(1) and (2); and inserted “or unsurveyed” after “surveyed” in subsec. (a).
1960—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 86–786, § 1, substituted “If none of the land subject to that lease or permit is in a producing or producible status, subject, however, to the restrictions and conditions of the preceding and following paragraphs of this subsection” for “, but only if all of the lands subject to that lease or permit are selected and if none of the lands subject to that lease or permit are in a producing or producible status; where lands subject to a mineral lease or permit are selected, the State or Territory shall succeed to the position of the United States thereunder”, in par. (3), and added pars. (4) and (5).
Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 86–786, § 2, included interest of United States in lands which have been disposed of with a reservation to United States of all minerals.
1958—Pub. L. 85–771 designated introductory clause as subsec. (a) and added restrictions (1) to (3) thereto; designated remainder as subsec. (b) and added subsecs. (c) and (d).
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
University of Alaska; Grantee of Lands, Improvements, and Personal Property of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station
Pub. L. 102–415, § 9, Oct. 14, 1992, 106 Stat. 2114, provided that:
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to the University of Alaska, by quitclaim deed and without consideration, all the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to—
the lands of the University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, consisting of approximately 16 acres, including improvements on the lands, located at Palmer and Matanuska, Alaska; and
“(2) the lands of the University of Alaska Fur Farm Experiment Station, consisting of approximately 37 acres, including improvements on the lands, located at Petersburg, Alaska, subject to the terms of—
the lease between the Forest Service and the University of Alaska dated March 29, 1978; and
the agreement between the parties listed in subparagraph (A) dated March 2, 1983.”
Pub. L. 89–620, Oct. 4, 1966, 80 Stat. 871, authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to convey by quitclaim deed and without consideration to the University of Alaska for public purposes all the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the lands of the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, including improvements thereon, and such personal property as may be designated, located at Palmer and Matanuska, Alaska.
University of Alaska; Additional Land Grant for Agricultural College and School of Mines; Conditions and Limitation
Pub. L. 108–452, title I, § 105(a), Dec. 10, 2004, 118 Stat. 3579, provided that:
“As of January 1, 2003
, the remaining State entitlement for the benefit of the University of Alaska under the Act of January 21, 1929
(45 Stat. 1091
, chapter 92) [set out below], is 456 acres.”
Act Jan. 21, 1929, ch. 92, 45 Stat. 1091, as amended July 12, 1960, Pub. L. 86–620, 74 Stat. 408; Sept. 19, 1966, Pub. L. 89–588, 80 Stat. 811; Pub. L. 108–452, title I, § 105(b), Dec. 10, 2004, 118 Stat. 3579, provided:
“That in addition to the provision made by the Act of Congress approved March 4, 1915 (thirty-eighth Statutes at Large, page 1214 [classified to section 353 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions, and provisions set out in the Site for Agricultural College and School of Mines note below], for the use and benefit of the Agricultural College and School of Mines, there is granted to the State of Alaska, for the exclusive use and benefit of the Agricultural College and School of Mines, one hundred thousand acres of vacant nonmineral surveyed unreserved public lands in the State of Alaska, to be selected, under the direction and subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, by the State, and subject to the following conditions and limitations:
That the college and school provided for in this act shall forever remain under the exclusive control of the said State, and no part of the proceeds arising from the sale or disposal of any lands granted herein shall be used for the support of any sectarian or denominational college or school.
(a) The State of Alaska (referred to in this Act as the ‘State’), acting on behalf of, and with the approval of, the University of Alaska, may select—
any mineral interest (including an interest in oil or gas) in land located in the State, the unreserved portion of which is owned by the University of Alaska; or
any reversionary interest held by the United States in land located in the State, the unreserved portion of which is owned by the University of Alaska.
The total acreage of any parcel of land for which a partial interest is conveyed under subsection (a) shall be charged against the remaining entitlement of the State under this Act.
In taking title to a reversionary interest, the State, with the approval of the University of Alaska, waives all right to any future acreage credit if the reversion does not occur.
The Secretary may survey any vacant, unappropriated, and unreserved land in the State for purposes of allowing selections under this Act.
“Sec. 5. The authorized outstanding selections under this Act shall be not more than—
125 percent of the remaining entitlement; plus
the number of acres of land that are in conflict with land owned by the University of Alaska, as identified in Native allotment applications on record with the Bureau of Land Management.”
University of Alaska; Site for Agricultural College and School of Mines
Act Mar. 4, 1915, ch. 181, § 2, 38 Stat. 1215, provided:
“That section numbered 6 in township numbered one south of the Fairbanks base line and range numbered one west of the Fairbanks meridian; section numbered thirty-one, in township numbered one north of the Fairbanks base line and range numbered one west of the Fairbanks meridian; section numbered one, in township numbered one south of the Fairbanks base line and range numbered two west of the Fairbanks meridian; and section numbered thirty-six, in township numbered one north of the Fairbanks base line and range numbered two west of the Fairbanks meridian, are granted to the Territory of Alaska, but with the express condition that they shall be forever reserved and dedicated to use as a site for an agricultural college and school of mines: Provided
, That nothing in this Act [classified to section 353 of Title 48
, Territories and Insular Possessions, and set out in this note] shall be held to interfere with or destroy any legal claim of any person or corporation to any part of said lands under the homestead [law, chapter 7 of this title.] or other law for the disposal of the public lands acquired prior to the approval of this Act [Mar. 4, 1915
]: Provided further
, That so much of the said land as is now [Mar. 4, 1915
] used by the Government of the United States as an agricultural experiment station may continue to be used for such purpose until abandoned for that use by an order of the President of the United States or by Act of Congress