PUBLIC LAW 100-691—NOV. 18, 1988
102 STAT. 4547
(4) INDIAN TRIBE.—The term "Indian tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska Native Claims settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). (5) CAVE RESOURCE.—The term "cave resource" includes any material or substance occurring naturally in caves on Federal lands, such as animal life, plant life, paleontol(^cal deposits, sediments, minerals, spele<^ens, and speleothems. (6) SECRETARY.—The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate. (7) SPELEOTHEM.—The term "speleothem" means any natural mineral formation or deposit occurring in a cave or lava tube, including but not limited to any stalactite, stalagmite, helictite, cave flower, flowstone, concretion, drapery, rimstone, or formation of clay or mud. (8) SPELEOGEN.—The term "spele<^en" means relief features on the walls, ceiling, and floor of any cave or lava tube which are part of the surrounding bedrock, including but not limited to anastomoses, scallops, meander niches, petromorphs and rock pendants in solution caves and similar features unique to volcanic caves. SEC. 4. MANAGEMENT ACTIONS.
16 USC 4303.
(a) REGULATIONS.—Not later than nine months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue such r ^ u l a t i o n s as he deems necessary to achieve the purposes of this Act. Emulations shall include, but not be limited to, criteria for the identification of significant caves. The Secretaries shall cooperate and consult with one another in preparation of the regulations. To the extent practical, regulations promulgated by the respective Secretaries should be similar. flt)) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall take such actions as may be necessary to further the purposes of this Act. Those actions shall include Obut need not be limited to)— (1) identification of significant caves on Federal lands: (A) The Secretary shall prepare an initial list of signifi- Records. cant caves for lands under his jurisdiction not later than one year after the publication of final r^ulations using the significance criteria defined in such r^ulations. Such a list shall be developed after consultation with appropriate private sector interests, including cavers. (B) The initial list of significant caves shall be updated periodically, after consultation with appropriate private sector interests, including cavers. The Secretary shall pre- Regulations. scribe by policy or regulation the requirements and process by which the initial list will be updated, including management measures to assure that caves under consideration for the list are protected during the period of consideration. Each cave recommended to the Secretary by interested groups for possible inclusion on the list of significant caves shall be considered by the Secretary according to the requirements prescribed pursuant to this paragraph, and shall be added to the list if the Secretary determines that the cave meets the criteria for significance as defined by the r^ulations.