Bishop Bill Seeks to Transfer Land to Hyde Park, UT
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) has introduced the “Hyde Park Land Conveyance Act” which directs the Secretary of the Interior to transfer 80 acres of BLM land to the City of Hyde Park, UT. Rep. Bishop issued the following statement:
“This common-sense transfer is a win for all involved. The city of Hyde Park will be able to further pursue its community goals, and the federal government will be free of a burden it shouldn’t be shouldering. This is something that should have been done over three decades ago.”
BACKGROUND: In 1985, the United States Department of the Interior determined that an isolated tract of Bureau of Land Management land in Cache County, UT was eligible for disposal The decision document states that, “due to its location, size, and lack of access, this parcel is difficult and uneconomic to manage as part of the public lands, and is not suitable for management by another federal department or agency.” In the subsequent 32 years since the Interior decision, this land has remained the responsibility of the BLM which has a backlogged deferred maintenance burden of ~$810 million. Hyde Park City welcomes the transfer and is supportive of this legislation.