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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-150—NOV. 3, 1987

101 STAT. 883

trails in the special management area and shall include a trail from Garlic Creek to Little Tehipite Valley. (g) ACCESS TO PRIVATE LANDS.—If any State or privately owned land or any valid mining claim or other valid occupancy is within the special management area, or if State or private subsurface rights underlie public lands within the special management area, the Secretary shall provide the State or private owner, claimant, or occupier and their successors in interest such rights as may be necessary to assure adequate and feasible access for economic and other purposes to the site concerned. Such rights shall be subject to reasonable regulations issued by the Secretary to protect the natural and other values of the special management area, taking into - account the traditional and customary means of access used prior to the enactment of this Act. (h) SPECIFIC PROTECTIONS.—In recognition of the dispute that Dams, exists over whether a dam project should be constructed in the segment of the Main Stem of the Kings River from the point at elevation 1,595 feet above mean sea level downstream to the point at elevation 990 feet above mean sea level. Congress declares its intention at this time not to designate that segment of the Kings River as a component of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal lands may be used for the construction of any dam or diversion within the boundaries of the special management area without specific authority of the Congress. In order to protect the natural, cultural, recreational, fishery, and wildlife values of the river segment referred to in this subsection, that segment shall be subject to the provisions of section 7(a) of the Act of October 2, 1968 (82 Stat. 906), in the same manner as if it were designated. Nothing in this Act shall preclude the Kings River Conservation District from conducting studies as it may deem appropriate. Approved November 3, 1987.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 799: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 100-49 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORTS: No. 100-185 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 133 (1987): Apr. 21, considered and passed House. Oct. 1, considered and passed Senate, amended. Oct. 13, House concurred in Senate amendments.

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