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2096 16 USC 1278.
16 USC 1275.
16 USC 1274 note.
PUBLIC LAW 93-622-JAN. 3, 1975
(c) I n clause (i) of subsection (b) of section 7 strike the final comma and the following word "and" and insert in lieu thereof a colon and the following proviso: '•'•Provided, That if any Act designating any river or rivers for potential addition to the national wild and scenic rivers system provides a period for the study or studies which exceeds such three complete fiscal year period the period provided for in such Act shall be substituted for the three complete fiscal year period in the provisions of this clause (i); and'*. (d) I n the fourth sentence of subsection (a) of section 4: (1) between "rivers" and "with" insert " (i) ", and (2) strike "system." and insert in lieu thereof "system, and (ii) which possess the greatest proportion of private lands withiu their areas.". SEC. 2. Subsection (a) of section 6 of the Lower Saint Croix Kiver Act of 1972 (86 Stat. 1174) is amended by deleting "$7,275,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$19,000,000". Approved January 3, 1975. Public Law 93-622
January 3, 1975 [S. 3433]
National Wilderness Preservation System. Designation of certain acquired lands. 16 USC 1132 note.
16 USC 1131 note.
AN ACT To further the purposes of the Wilderness Act by designating certain acquired lands for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, to provide for study of certain additional lands for such inclusion, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives United States of America in Congress assembled, STATEMENT OF F I N D I N G S AND
SEC. 2. (a) The Congress finds that— (1) in the more populous eastern half of the United States there is an urgent need to identify, study, designate, and preserve areas for addition to the National Wilderness Preservation System; (2) in recognition of this urgent need, certain areas in the national forest system in the eastern half of the United States were designated by the Congress as wilderness in the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890); certain areas in the national wildlife refuge system in the eastern half of the United States have been designated by the Congress as wilderness or recommended by the President for such designation, and certain areas in the national park system in the eastern half of the United States have been recommended by the President for designation as wilderness; and (3) additional areas of wilderness in the more populous eastern half of the United States are increasingly threatened by the pressures of a growing and more mobile population, large-scale industrial and economic growth, and development and uses inconsistent with the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of tl.e areas' wilderness character. (b) Therefore, the Congress finds and declares that it is in the national interest that these and similar areas in the eastern half of the United States be promptly designated as wilderness within the National Wilderness Preservation System, in order to preserve such areas as an enduring resource of wilderness which shall be managed to promote and perpetuate the wilderness character of the land and its specific values of solitude, physical and mental challenge, scientific study, inspiration, and primitive recreation for the benefit of all of the American people of present and future generations.