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  • EnactedJuly 25th, 2014
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed July 9th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed May 15th, 2013
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Natural Resources
      Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
      Energy and Mineral Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 23rd, 2013

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Title

Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act

Official Title

To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled "An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes".

Summary

Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act - Authorizes Utah to relinquish for the benefit of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation certain of its school trust or subsurface mineral lands south of the border between Grand County and Uintah County, Utah, in exchange for certain federal subsurface mineral lands north of that border. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to reserve an overriding interest in that portion of the mineral estate composed of minerals subject to leasing under the Mineral Leasing Act in the mineral lands conveyed to Utah. Delineates the extent of that interest. Requires Utah to reserve, for the benefit of its school trust, an overriding interest in that portion of the mineral estate composed of minerals subject to leasing under the Mineral Leasing Act in the mineral lands it relinquished to the federal government. Delineates the extent of that interest. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with Utah and the Tribe to facilitate the relinquishment and selection of the lands to be conveyed, and the administration of the overriding interests reserved, under this Act.

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