Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 94 Part 3.djvu/580
94 STAT. 3224
16 USC 1600 "°*®
PUBLIC LAW 96-550—DEC. 19, 1980
November 1980, and which shall be known as the Lower San Francisco Wilderness Study Area. (6) Certain lands in the Coronado National Forest, New Mexico, which comprise approximately seven thousand seven hundred and sixty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled "Whitmire Canyon Wilderness Study Area—Proposed", dated November 1980, and which shall be known as the Whitmire Canyon Wilderness Study Area. (b) Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness study areas designated by this section shall, until Congress determines otherwise, be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture so as to maintain their presently existing wilderness character and potential for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System: Provided, That within the areas, current levels of motorized and other uses and improvements shall be permitted to continue subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as the Secretary of Agriculture shall prescribe. SEC. 104. (a) The Congress finds that— (1) the Department of Agriculture has completed the second roadless area review and evaluation program (RARE II); and (2) the Congress has made its own review and examination of National Forest System roadless areas in the State of New Mexico and of the environmental impacts associated with alternative allocations of such areas. (b) On the basis of such review, the Congress hereby determines and directs that— (1) without passing on the question of the legal and factual sufficiency of the RARE II Final Environmental Statement (dated January 1979) with respect to National Forest System lands in States other than New Mexico such statement shall not be subject to judicial review with respect to National Forest System lands in the State of New Mexico; (2) with respect to the National Forest System lands in the State of New Mexico which were reviewed by the Department of Agriculture in the second roadless area review and evaluation (RARE II), except those areas designated for Wilderness Study by section 103 of this Act, or designated as wilderness by this Act, that review and evaluation shall be deemed for the purposes of the initial land management plans required for such lands by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976 to be an adequate consideration of the suitability of such lands for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, and the Department of Agriculture shall not be required to review the wilderness option prior to the revision of the initial plans, and in no case prior to the date established by law for completion of the initial planning cycle; (3) areas in the State of New Mexico reviewed in such Final Environmental Statement and not designated as wilderness, or for wilderness study by this Act need not be managed for the purpose of protecting their suitability for wilderness designation pending revision of the initial plans. (c) Unless expressly authorized by Congress, the Secretary shall not conduct any further statewide roadless area review and evaluation of National Forest System lands in the State of New Mexico for the purpose of determining their suitability for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System.