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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-585—OCT. 30, 1984

98 STAT. 3101

1984, and which shall be known as the Hickory Creek Wilderness. ADMINISTRATION OF WILDERNESS

SEC. 5. (a) Subject to valid existing rights, each wilderness area designated by this Act shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with the provisions of the Wilderness Act 16 USC 1131 governing areas designated by that Act as wilderness, except that "o^e. any reference in such provisions to the effective date of the Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act. (b) As provided in section 4(d)(8) of the Wilderness Act, nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction or responsibilities of the State of Pennsylvania with respect to wildlife and fish in the Allegheny National Forest in the State of Pennsylvania. (c)(1) The Secretary is authorized to acquire by purchase, donation, or exchange, with donated or appropriated funds, such lands or interests in lands (including oil, gas, and other mineral interests and scenic easements) within the wilderness areas designated by this Act as the Secretary deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. Such lands and interests in lands may be acquired only with the consent of the owner thereof. (2) Not more than $2,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated for Appropriation the purpose of acquiring, in accordance with this subsection, lands authorization. and interests in lands in the wilderness areas designated by this Act. ALLEGHENY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

SEC. 6. (a) In furtherance of the findings and purposes of this Act, certain lands in the Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania, which comprise approximately twenty-three thousand one hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled "Allegheny National Recreation Area—Proposed", dated March 1984, are hereby designated as the Allegheny National Recreation Area (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "national recreation area"). The Secretary of Agriculture may revise the boundaries of the national recreation area to correct errors or to include additional lands acquired adjacent to the area. (b) The national recreation area shall be managed for the purposes of— (1) outdoor recreation including, but not limited to, hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, camping, nature study, and the use of motorized and nonmotorized boats on the Allegheny Reservoir; (2) the conservation offish and wildlife populations and habitat; (3) the protection of watersheds and the maintenance of free flowing streams and the quality of ground and surface waters in accordance with applicable law; (4) the conservation of scenic, cultural, and other natural values of the area; (5) allowing the development of privately owned oil, gas, and mineral resources subject to reasonable conditions prescribed by the Secretary under subsection (c) for the protection of the area; and

16 USC 460qq.