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      Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
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      House Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedMarch 17th, 2009

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Title

Fountainhead Property Land Transfer Act

Official Title

To take certain property in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, into trust for the benefit of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and for other purposes.

Summary

Fountainhead Property Land Transfer Act - Requires, immediately after completion of a survey required by this Act, receipt of consideration and costs, and satisfaction of all terms specified by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Army, the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over specified federal property in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, within the boundary of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (the Tribe), from the Secretary of the Army to the Secretary of the Interior, who shall take such land into trust for the benefit of the Tribe. Requires the Tribe to pay: (1) to the Secretary of the Army fair market value for the property; and (2) all costs and administrative expenses associated with the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of the property and the taking of it into trust, including costs of the survey and any environmental remediation. Subjects the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of the property and the taking of it into trust to such other terms and conditions such Secretaries consider appropriate for the protection of U.S. interests, including reservation of flowage easements for the Lake Eufaula project. Prohibits the Tribe from conducting gaming activities on land taken into trust pursuant to this Act: (1) as a matter of claimed inherent authority; or (2) under any federal law, including the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and any regulations promulgated by the Secretary or the National Indian Gaming Commission pursuant to such Act.

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