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PUBLIC LAW 105-277—OCT. 21, 1998 112 STAT. 2681-314 (b) STATE RESPONSIBILITY.— (1) IN GENERAL.— The States shall be responsible for the maintenance of forest highways within the Recreation Area. (2) REIMBURSEMENT. — To the maximum extent provided by law, from funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation and available for purposes of highway construction and maintenance, the Secretary of Transportation shall reimburse the States for all or a portion of the costs of maintenance of forest highways in the Recreation Area. Subtitle B—Management Provisions SEC. 521. LAND AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN. (a) IN GENERAL. —As soon as practicable after the effective date of the transfer of jurisdiction under section 541, the Secretary shall prepare a land and resource management plan for the Recreation Area in conformity with the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 472a et seq.) and other applicable law. (b) INTERIM PROVISION.— Until adoption of the land and resource management plan, the Secretary may use, as appropriate, the existing Tennessee Valley Authority Natural Resource Management Plan to provide interim management direction. Use of all or a portion of the management plan by the Secretary shall not be considered to be a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. SEC. 522. ADVISORY BOARD. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.—Not later than 90 days after the date of transfer pursuant to section 541, the Secretary shall establish the Land Between the Lakes Advisory Board. (b) MEMBERSHIP.— The Advisory Board shall be composed of 17 members, of whom— (1) 4 individuals shall be appointed by the Secretary, including— (A) 2 residents of the State of Kentucky; and (B) 2 residents of the State of Tennessee; (2) 2 individuals shall be appointed by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner or designee; (3) 1 individual shall be appointed by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission or designee; (4) 2 individuals shall be appointed by the Governor of the State of Tennessee; (5) 2 individuals shall be appointed by the Governor of the State of Kentucky; and (6) 2 individuals shall be appointed by appropriate officials of each of the 3 counties containing the Recreation Area. (c) TERM. — (1) IN GENERAL.— The term of a member of the Advisory Board shall be 5 years. (2) SUCCESSION. —Members of the Advisory Board may not succeed themselves. (d) CHAIRPERSON.— The Regional Forester shall serve as chairperson of the Advisory Board. (e) RULES OF PROCEDURE. — The Secretary shall prescribe the rules of procedure for the Advisory Board. (f) FUNCTIONS. —The Advisory Board may advise the Secretary on— 16 USC 460/«- 2L 16 USC 46(M//- 22.