2002 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 8 Oct 2002 18:18:43 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Land deeded to local office
Land deeded to local office

By Steve Limtiaco
Pacific Daily News
Ancestral landowners of excess military property in Dededo, Agat and
Piti are one step closer to getting their land back.

The federal government's General Services Agency yesterday signed over
the deeds to 941 acres of land to the Air Force real estate office in

The real estate office will turn over the deeds to the government of
Guam's Ancestral Lands Commission, which will process claims so the
deeds can be given to the original landowners and their heirs.

The eight parcels of land are some of the last to be returned under U.S.
Public Law 103-339, introduced by Guam Delegate Robert Underwood in 1993
and signed into law in 1994.

The law called for the return of about 3,200 acres of excess property,
but Underwood said some of the land has not been returned because of
environmental problems.

"There's about 25 acres that's left that has enormous environmental
issues, and so that's going to remain under federal control until those
are resolved," said Underwood, who is a candidate for governor.

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