82 STAT. 3
PUBLIC LAW 90-540-OCT. 1, 1968
the United States mining laws. The Secretary of the Interior, under Minerals, such reguhitions as he deems appropriate, may permit the removal of ^^"'°'^^ • the nonleasable minerals from lands or interests in lands within the recreation area in the manner prescribed by section 10 of the Act of August 4, 1939, as amended (53 Stat. 1196; 43 U.S.C. 387), and he may 64 Stat. 463. )ermit the removal of leasable minerals from lands or interests in ands within the recreation area in accordance with the Mineral Leasing Act of February 24, 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.), or 41 Stat. 437. the Acquired Lands Mineral Leasing Act of August 7, 1947 (30 U.S.C. 351 et seq.), if he finds that such disposition would not have significant 61 Stat. 913. adverse effects on the purposes of the Colorado River storage project and the Secretary of Agriculture finds that such disposition would not have significant adverse effects on the purposes of the recreation area: Provided, That any lease or permit respecting such minerals in the recreation area shall be issued only with the consent of the Secretary of Agriculture and subject to such conditions as he may prescribe. Receipts, All receipts derived from permits and leases issued under the au- disposition. thority of this section for removal of nonleasable minerals shall be paid into the same funds or accounts in the Treasury of the United States and shall be distributed in the same manner as provided lor receipts from national forests. Any receijjts derived from permits or leases issued on lands in the recreation area under the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920, as amended, or the Act of August 7, 1947, shall be disposed of as provided in the applicable Act. Ashley SEC. 6. The boundaries of the Ashley National Forest are hereby National extended to include all of the lands not presently within such bound- Fore St, boundaries lying within the recreation area as described in accordance with aries extended. sections 1 and 3 of this Act. SEC. 7. Subject to any valid claim or entry now existing and hereafter legally maintained, all public lands of the United States and all lands of the United States heretofore or hereafter acquired or reserved for use in connection with the Colorado River storage project within the exterior boundaries of the recreation area which have not heretofore been added to and made a part of the Ashley National Forest, and all lands of the United States acquired for the purpose of the recreation area, are hereby added to and made a part of the Ashley National Forest: Provided, That lands within the flow lines of any reservoir operated and maintained by the Department of the Interior or otherwise needed or used for the operation of the Colorado River storage project shall continue to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior to the extent he determines to be required for such operation. SEC. 8. Funds hereafter appropriated and available for the acquisi- of Availability certain tion of lands and waters and interests therein in the national forest funds. system pursuant to section 6 of the Act of September 3, 1964 (78 Stat. 897, 903), shall be available for the acquisition of any lands, waters, 16 USC 460/-9. and interests therein within the boundaries of the recreation area. SEC. 9. Nothing in this Act shall deprive any State or political sub- State and local division thereof of its right to exercise civil and criminal jurisdiction J""^'ii'="°" within the recreation area consistent with the provisions of this Act, or of its right to tax persons, corporations, franchises, or other non-Federal property, including mineral or other interests, in or on lands or waters within the recreation area. Approved October 1, 1968.