Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 107 Part 2.djvu/76

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107 STAT. 1028 PUBLIC LAW 103-104—OCT. 12, 1993 retar/s determination that such investigations are in the public interest and are compatible with the purposes of this Act. (n) RESOURCE PROTECTION.— The Secretary may designate zones where, and establish periods when, any activity otherwise permitted in the recreation area will not be permitted for reasons of public safety, administration, fish and wildlife management, protection of archaeological or cultural resources, or public use and ei\jo3rment. Except in emergencies such designations by the Secretary shall be put into efiTect only after consultation with the appropriate State agencies, appropriate tribal leaders, and other anected parties. 16 USC 460jjj-2. SEC. S. MINERALS AND BONING. (a) LIMITATION ON PATENT ISSUANCE.—(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no patents shall be issued after May 30, 1991, for any location or claim made in the recreation area under the mining laws of the United States. (2) Notwithstanding any statute of limitations or similar restriction oliierwise applicable, any party claiming to have been deprived of any property right by enactment of pcuragraph (1) may tile in the United States Claims Court a claim against the United States within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act seeking compensation for such property right. The United States Claims Comt shall have jurisdiction to render jud^ent upon any such claim in accordance ^th section 1491 of title 28, United States Code. (b) WITHDRAWAL. — Subject to valid existing rights, after the date of enactment of this Act, lands within the recreation area withdrawn from location under the general mining laws and from the operation of the mineral leasing, geothermal leasing, and mineral material disposal laws. (c) RECLAMATION.—No mining activity involving any surface disturbance of lands or waters within such area, including disturbance through subsidence, shall be permitted except in accordance with requirements imposed by the Secretary, including requirements for reasonable reclamation of disturbed lands to a visual and hydrological condition as close as practical to their premining condition. (d) MINING CLAIM VALIDITY REVIEW. —The Secretary of Agriculture shall undertake and complete within 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act an expedited program to examine all impatented mining claims, including those for which a patent application has been nled, within the recreation area. Upon determination by the Secretary of Agriculture that the elements of a contest are present, the Secretary of the Interior shall immediately determine the validity of such claims. If a claim is determined to be invalid, the Secretary shall promptly declare the claim to be null and void. (e) PUBLIC PURPOSES. —The Secretary may utilize mineral materials from within the recreation area for public purposes such as maintenance and construction of roads, trails, and facilities as long as such use is compatible with the purposes of the recreation area. 16 USC 46Qjjj-3. SEC. 4. ADJOINING LAND& --.^ The Secretary may evaluate lands adjoining the recreation area for possible inclusion in the recreation area and make recommendations to Congress, including (but not limited to) that area