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house Bill H.R. 1275

Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act of 2009

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  • EnactedAugust 19th, 2009
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed August 5th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedMarch 3rd, 2009

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Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act of 2009

Official Title

To direct the exchange of certain land in Grand, San Juan, and Uintah Counties, Utah, and for other purposes.


Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to convey specified federal land in Grand, San Juan, and Uintah Counties, Utah, to the state of Utah in exchange for specified non-federal land in such counties. Requires the conveyance to be in three phases. Requires all costs of the land exchanges under this Act, including but not limited to, appraisals, surveys, and related costs, to be paid equally by the Secretary and the state. Sets forth provisions regarding: (1) land valuation, appraisal, and equalization; and (2) land administration, including water rights, hazardous materials, oil shale resources, mineral leasing, and revenues. Requires the conveyance of certain federal land to be subject to a 1,000-foot wide scenic easement and a 200-foot wide road of right-of-way previously granted to the National Park Service (NPS) for the Dinosaur National Monument. Terminates this Act's provisions five years after their enactment. Authorizes appropriations.

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