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[120 STAT. 3038]
[120 STAT. 3038]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

120 STAT. 3038

PUBLIC LAW 109–432—DEC. 20, 2006

SEC. 342. TRANSFER TO THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Subject to subsection (c), administrative jurisdiction over the parcels of land described in subsection (b) is transferred from the Forest Service to the Bureau of Land Management. (b) DESCRIPTION OF LAND.—The parcels of land referred to in subsection (a) are— (1) the land administered by the Forest Service and identified on the map entitled ‘‘Southern White Pine County’’ and dated November 29, 2006, as ‘‘Withdrawal Area’’; (2) the land administered by the Forest Service and identified on the map entitled ‘‘Southern White Pine County’’ and dated November 29, 2006, as ‘‘Highland Ridge Wilderness’’; and (3) all other Federal land administered by the Forest Service that is located adjacent to the Highland Ridge Wilderness. (c) CONTINUATION OF COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.—Any existing Forest Service cooperative agreement or permit in effect on the date of enactment of this Act relating to a parcel of land to which administrative jurisdiction is transferred by subsection (a) shall be continued by the Bureau of Land Management unless there is reasonable cause to terminate the agreement or permit, as determined by the Secretary. (d) WITHDRAWAL.—Subject to valid existing rights, all Federal land within the Withdrawal Area is withdrawn from all forms of— (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral laws, geothermal leasing laws, and mineral materials laws. (e) MOTORIZED AND MECHANICAL VEHICLES.—Use of motorized and mechanical vehicles in the withdrawal area designated by this subtitle shall be permitted only on roads and trails designated for their use, unless the use of those vehicles is needed— (1) for administrative purposes; or (2) to respond to an emergency. SEC. 343. TRANSFER TO THE FOREST SERVICE.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Subject to subsection (c), administrative jurisdiction over the parcels of land described in subsection (b) is transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to the Forest Service. (b) DESCRIPTION OF LAND.—The parcels of land referred to in subsection (a) are the approximately 5,799 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and identified on the map entitled ‘‘Western White Pine County’’, dated November 29, 2006, as the BLM Public Land Transfer to the US Forest Service. (c) CONTINUATION OF COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.—Any existing Bureau of Land Management cooperative agreement or permit in effect on the date of enactment of this Act relating to a parcel of land to which administrative jurisdiction is transferred by subsection (a) shall be continued by the Forest Service unless there is reasonable cause to terminate the agreement or permit, as determined by the Secretary.

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