To facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Findings and purpose. Sec. 3. Definitions. Sec. 4. Land exchange. Sec. 5. Conveyance and management of non-Federal land. Sec. 6. Value adjustment payment to United States. Sec. 7. Withdrawal. Sec. 8. Apache leap. Sec. 9. Conveyances to town of Superior, Arizona. Sec. 10. Miscellaneous provisions.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds that-- (1) the land exchange furthers public objectives referenced in section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716) including-- (A) promoting significant job and other economic opportunities in a part of the State of Arizona that has a long history of mining, but is currently experiencing high unemployment rates and economic difficulties; (B) facilitating the development of a world-class domestic copper deposit capable of meeting a significant portion of the annual United States demand for this strategic and important mineral, in an area which has already been subject to mining operations; (C) significantly enhancing Federal, State, and local...