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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 3090

16 USC 1600 •^o*^^ 16 USC 1604.

PUBLIC LAW 98-578—OCT. 30, 1984

aged for the purpose of protecting their suitability for wilderness designation prior to or during revision of such plans, and areas recommended for wilderness designation shall be managed for the purpose of protecting their suitability for wilderness designation sis may be required by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, and other applicable law. (c) As used in this section, and as provided in section 6 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, the term "revision" shall not include an "amendment" to a plan. (d) The provisions of this section shall also apply to National Forest System roadless lands in Monroe and Polk Counties, Tennessee, which are less than five thousand acres in size. DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS STUDY AREAS

16 USC 1131 "0^^-

SEC. 6. (a) In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act, the following lands shall be reviewed by the Secretary of Agriculture as to their suitability for preservation as wilderness during preparation of the initial land management plan for the Cherokee National Forest pursuant to section 6 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended: (1) certain lands in the Cherokee National Forest, which comprise approximately four thousand eight hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled "Little Frog Wilderness Study Area—Proposed," dated April 1984, and which shall be known as the Little Frog Wilderness Study Area; and (2) certain lands in the Cherokee National Forest which comprise approximately three thousand acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled "Big Frog Study Area," dated April 1984. (b) Subject to valid existing rights, the Little Frog Wilderness Study Area designated by this section shall, until Congress determines otherwise, be administered by the Secretary so as to maintain its presently existing wilderness character and potential for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System. Approved October 80, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 4263: HOUSE REPORT No. 98-714, Pt. I (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORT No. 98-615 (Comm. on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Apr. 30, May 1, considered and passed House. Oct. 2, considered and passed Senate, amended. Oct. 4, House concurred in Senate amendments.