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PUBLIC LAW 96-586—DEC. 23, 1980
94 STAT. 3383
to the Secretary of Agriculture for expenditure in the Lake Tahoe Basin. (i) The provisions of section 3 of the Act of October 20, 1976 (31 U.S.C. 1601) and the provisions of subsections (a) through (c) of section 31 USC 1603. 106 of the Act of March 27, 1978 (16 U.S.C. 79o) shall apply to lands acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture under this Act in the same manner and to the same extent as such provisions apply to lands owned by the United States and referred to in such section 106. For purposes of applying such provisions, any reference in such provisions to the lands referred to in such section 106 or to the National Park System shall be treated as including reference to the lands acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture under this Act. SEC. 3. (a)(1) The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to acquire by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or otherwise, lands and interests in lands which were unimproved as of the date of enactment of this Act (except as provided in subsection (c)), and which are environmentally sensitive lands within the meaning of paragraph (2). The funds used for acquisition of such lands and interests in lands shall be the funds authorized to be appropriated pursuant to this Act, and no such funds may be expended until the final map has been filed in accordance with paragraph (2)(B). Such funds shall be in addition to any other amounts available to the Secretary of Agriculture for expenditure in the Lake Tahoe Basin. (2)(A) The Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the Map, governments of Nevada and California, the Tahoe Regional Planning preparation; notice and Agency and with local governments, including the appropriate plan- hearing. ning and regulatory agencies, after notice and opportunity for public hearing, shall prepare a map of the lands to be acquired pursuant to this subsection. (B) The Secretary of Agriculture shall, within six months of the Submittal to condate of enactment of this Act, and after notice and opportunity for gressional compublic hearing, file with the United States Senate Committee on mittees. Energy and Natural Resources and the United States House of Representatives Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs a map which in the Secretary of Agriculture's judgment best achieves the objectives set forth in this Act and includes the environmentally sensitive land defined in subparagraph (C) of this paragraph. (C) For purposes of this paragraph, the term "environmentally "Environmentally sensitive land means— sensitive land." (i) stream environment zones which are— (I) areas generally located within the one-hundred-year flood plain; (II) areas containing soils which are associated with high runoff or high water tables; (III) areas of riparian vegetation types; or (IV) minimum protective buffer areas for the areas referred to in subclauses (I) through (III); (ii) high hazard lands which are characterized by steep slopes and a fragile environmental balance or with a high erosion potential; (iii) unimproved lands previously modified by man which are causing unacceptably high rates of sedimentation; and (iv) shore zone areas which are sensitive to cliff erosion, beach erosion, and near-shore instability. (D) The map filed pursuant to subparagraph (B) shall be prepared at such scale as to clearly identify the affected land tracts by ownership and shall designate such tracts for acquisition or nonacquisition.