Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 109 Part 1.djvu/262

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109 STAT. 246 PUBLIC LAW 104-19—JULY 27, 1995 section (b) and any timber sale under subsection (d) shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of the following applicable Federal laws (and regulations implementing such laws): (1) The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.). (2) The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). (3) The National Environmental Pohcy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). (4) The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). (5) The National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 472a et seq.). (6) The Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960 (16 U.S.C. 528 et seq.). (7) Any compact, executive agreement, convention, treaty, and international agreement, and implementing legislation related thereto. (8) All other applicable Federal environmental and natural resource laws. (j) EXPIRATION DATE.— The authority provided by subsections (b) and (d) shall expire on December 31, 1996. The terms and conditions of this section shall continue in effect with respect to salvage timber sale contracts offered under subsection (b) and timber sale contracts offered under subsection (d) until the completion of performance of the contracts. (k) AWARD AND RELEASE OF PREVIOUSLY OFFERED AND UNAWARDED TIMBER SALE CONTRACTS.— (1) AWARD AND RELEASE REQUIRED. —Notwithstanding any other provision of law, within 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary concerned shall act to award, release, and permit to be completed in fiscal years 1995 and 1996, with no change in originally advertised terms, volumes, and bid prices, all timber sale contracts offered or awarded before that date in any unit of the National Forest System or district of the Bureau of Land Management subject to section 318 of Public Law 101-121 (103 Stat. 745). The return of the bid bond of the high bidder shall not alter the responsibility of the Secretary concerned to comply with this paragraph. (2) THREATENED OR ENDANGERED BIRD SPECIES. — No sale unit shall be released or completed under this subsection if any threatened or endangered bird species is known to be nesting within the acreage that is the subject of the sale unit. (3) ALTERNATIVE OFFER IN CASE OF DELAY. — If for any reason a sale cannot be released and completed under the terms of this subsection within 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary concerned shall provide the purchaser an equal volume of timber, of like kind and value, which shall be subject to the terms of the original contract and shall not count against current allowable sale quantities. (1) EFFECT ON PLANS, POLICIES, AND ACTIVITIES.—Compliance with this section shall not require or permit any administrative action, including revisions, amendment, consultation, supplementation, or other action, in or for any land management plan, standard, guideline, policy, regional guide, or multiforest plan because of implementation or impacts, site-specific or cumulative,