March 8, 2012
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on February 29, 2012
S. 292 would ratify the Salmon Lake Area Land Ownership Consolidation Agreement that was signed by the federal government, the state of Alaska and the Bering Straits Native Corporation (a native-owned regional corporation established to administer land given to Alaska Natives under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) in 2007. That agreement was to settle a land dispute. Based on information from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CBO expects that enacting the legislation
would increase offsetting receipts (a credit against direct spending) in 2013; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. CBO estimates, however, that such effects would be insignificant. The act would not affect revenues.
S. 292 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.