This Chapter makes provision with respect to public land in the State of Yap. Its purpose is to designate the State Government to hold title to and manage and dispose of public lands within the State in trust for the people of the State. It also provides for conveyance of lands to the State Government. The Government may, subject to limitations, sell, lease, exchange, use, dedicate for public purposes, or make other disposition of such public lands pursuant to the laws of the State. Any sale, grant, exchange, or long-term lease of public lands requires the consent of the Legislature and any agreement for the conveyance of vacant public land for development shall be accompanied by an environmental impact assessment study.
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