[113th Congress Public Law 99]
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Public Law 113-99
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of 
the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. <<NOTE: Apr. 15, 2014 -  [S. 
                                 404]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Green Mountain 
Lookout Heritage Protection Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Green Mountain Lookout Heritage 
Protection Act''.
SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY OF GREEN MOUNTAIN 
                    LOOKOUT.

    (a) Legal Authority of Lookout.--Section 4(b) of the Washington 
State Wilderness Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-339; 98 Stat. 300; 16 U.S.C. 
1131 note) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting 
the following: ``, and except that with respect to the lands described 
in section 3(5), the designation of such lands as a wilderness area 
shall not preclude the operation and maintenance of Green Mountain 
Lookout.''
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect as if included in the enactment of the Washington State 
Wilderness Act of 1984.
SEC. 3. PRESERVATION OF GREEN MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT LOCATION.

    The <<NOTE: Determination.>> Secretary of Agriculture, acting 
through the Chief of the Forest Service, may not move Green Mountain 
Lookout from its current location on Green Mountain in the Mount Baker-
Snoqualmie National Forest unless the Secretary determines that moving 
Green Mountain Lookout is necessary to preserve the Lookout or to ensure 
the safety of individuals on or around Green Mountain. If the Secretary 
makes such a determination, the Secretary shall move the Green Mountain 
Lookout to a location outside of the lands described in section 3(5) of 
the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 and designated as a 
wilderness area in section 4(b) of such Act.
SEC. 4. ALASKA NATIVE VETERAN ALLOTMENT.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Application.--The term ``application'' means the Alaska 
        Native Veteran Allotment application numbered AA-084021-B.
            (2) Federal land.--The term ``Federal land'' means the 80 
        acres of Federal land that is--
                    (A) described in the application; and
                    (B) depicted as Lot 2 in U.S. Survey No. 13957, 
                Alaska, that was officially filed on October 9, 2009.

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            (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.

    (b)  Issuance of Patent.--Notwithstanding section 41 of the Alaska 
Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1629g) and subject to subsection 
(c), the Secretary shall--
            (1) approve the application; and
            (2) issue a patent for the Federal land to the person that 
        submitted the application.

    (c) Terms and Conditions.--
            (1) In general.--The patent issued under subsection (b) 
        shall--
                    (A) only be for the surface rights to the Federal 
                land; and
                    (B) be subject to the terms and conditions of any 
                certificate issued under section 41 of the Alaska Native 
                Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1629g), including terms 
                and conditions providing that--
                          (i) the patent is subject to valid existing 
                      rights, including any right of the United States 
                      to income derived, directly or indirectly, from a 
                      lease, license, permit, right-of-way, or easement 
                      on the Federal land; and
                          (ii) the United States shall reserve an 
                      interest in deposits of oil, gas, and coal on the 
                      Federal land, including the right to explore, 
                      mine, and remove the minerals on portions of the 
                      Federal land that the Secretary determines to be 
                      prospectively valuable for development.
            (2) Additional terms and conditions.--The Secretary may 
        require any additional terms and conditions for the issuance of 
        the patent under subsection (a) that the Secretary determines to 
        be appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.

    Approved April 15, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 404 (H.R. 908):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-328 (Comm. on Natural Resources) accompanying 
H.R. 908.
SENATE REPORTS: No. 113-140 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
            Apr. 3, considered and passed Senate.
            Apr. 7, considered and passed House.

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