[113th Congress Public Law 133]
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Public Law 113-133
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 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''. <<NOTE: July 25, 2014 -  [H.R. 
                                 356]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Hill Creek 
Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and 
Energy Development Act''.
SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION OF AUTHORITY.

    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'', approved March 11, 1948 (62 Stat. 72), as amended by the Act 
entitled ``An Act to amend the Act extending the exterior boundary of 
the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah so as to 
authorize such State to exchange certain mineral lands for other lands 
mineral in character'' approved August 9, 1955, (69 Stat. 544), is 
further amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``Sec. 5.  In order to further clarify authorizations under this 
Act, the State of Utah is hereby authorized to relinquish to the United 
States, for the benefit of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray 
Reservation, State school trust or other State-owned subsurface mineral 
lands located beneath the surface estate delineated in Public Law 440 
(approved March 11, 1948) and south of the border between Grand County, 
Utah, and Uintah County, Utah, and select in lieu of such relinquished 
lands, on an acre-for-acre basis, any subsurface mineral lands of the 
United States located beneath the surface estate delineated in Public 
Law 440 (approved March 11, 1948) and north of the border between Grand 
County, Utah, and Uintah County, Utah, subject to the following 
conditions:
            ``(1) Reservation by united states.--The Secretary of the 
        Interior shall reserve an overriding interest in that portion of 
        the mineral estate comprised of minerals subject to leasing 
        under the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 171 et seq.) in any 
        mineral lands conveyed to the State.
            ``(2) Extent of overriding interest.--The overriding 
        interest reserved by the United States under paragraph (1) shall 
        consist of--
                    ``(A) 50 percent of any bonus bid or other payment 
                received by the State as consideration for securing any 
                lease or authorization to develop such mineral 
                resources;

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                    ``(B) 50 percent of any rental or other payments 
                received by the State as consideration for the lease or 
                authorization to develop such mineral resources;
                    ``(C) a 6.25 percent overriding royalty on the gross 
                proceeds of oil and gas production under any lease or 
                authorization to develop such oil and gas resources; and
                    ``(D) an overriding royalty on the gross proceeds of 
                production of such minerals other than oil and gas, 
                equal to 50 percent of the royalty rate established by 
                the Secretary of the Interior by regulation as of 
                October 1, 2011.
            ``(3) Reservation by state of utah.--The State of Utah shall 
        reserve, for the benefit of its State school trust, an 
        overriding interest in that portion of the mineral estate 
        comprised of minerals subject to leasing under the Mineral 
        Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.) in any mineral lands 
        relinquished by the State to the United States.
            ``(4) Extent of overriding interest.--The overriding 
        interest reserved by the State under paragraph (3) shall consist 
        of--
                    ``(A) 50 percent of any bonus bid or other payment 
                received by the United States as consideration for 
                securing any lease or authorization to develop such 
                mineral resources on the relinquished lands;
                    ``(B) 50 percent of any rental or other payments 
                received by the United States as consideration for the 
                lease or authorization to develop such mineral 
                resources;
                    ``(C) a 6.25 percent overriding royalty on the gross 
                proceeds of oil and gas production under any lease or 
                authorization to develop such oil and gas resources; and
                    ``(D) an overriding royalty on the gross proceeds of 
                production of such minerals other than oil and gas, 
                equal to 50 percent of the royalty rate established by 
                the Secretary of the Interior by regulation as of 
                October 1, 2011.
            ``(5) No obligation to lease.--Neither the United States nor 
        the State shall be obligated to lease or otherwise develop oil 
        and gas resources in which the other party retains an overriding 
        interest under this section.
            ``(6) Cooperative agreements.--The Secretary of the Interior 
        is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with the 
        State and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray 
        Reservation to facilitate the relinquishment and selection of

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        lands to be conveyed under this section, and the administration 
        of the overriding interests reserved hereunder.''.

    Approved July 25, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 356 (S. 27):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-57 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 113-49 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources) 
accompanying S. 27.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 159 (2013):
                                    May 15, considered and passed House.
                                                        Vol. 160 (2014):
                                    July 9, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.

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