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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 4274

PUBLIC LAW 99-663—NOV. 17, 1986

Public Law 99-663 99th Congress An Act Nov. 17, 1986 [H.R. 5705] Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act. Oregon. Washington. 16 USC 544 note.

To protect and provide for the enhancement of the resources of the Columbia River Gorge, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.

This Act may be referred to as the "Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act". TABLE OF CONTENTS Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

1. Short title and table of contents. 2. Definitions. 3. Purposes. 4. Establishment of the scenic area. 5. The Columbia River Gorge Commission. 6. The scenic area management plan. 7. Administration of the scenic area. 8. Administration of the special management areas. 9. Land acquisitions. 10. Interim management. 11. Economic development. 12. Old Columbia River highway. 13. Tributary rivers and streams. 14. Implementation measures. 15. Enforcement. 16. Authorization of appropriations. 17. Savings provisions. 18. Severability.


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As used in this Act, the term— (a) "adversely affect" or "adversely affecting" means, except as used in section 15, a reasonable likelihood of more than moderate adverse consequences for the scenic, cultural, recreation or natural resources of the scenic area, the determination of which is based on— (1) the context of a proposed action; (2) the intensity of a proposed action, including the magnitude and duration of an impact and the likelihood of its occurrence; (3) the relationship between a proposed action and other similar actions which are individually insignificant but which may have cumulatively significant impacts; and (4) proven mitigation measures which the proponent of an action will implement as part of the proposal to reduce otherwise significant affects to an insignificant level; (b) "agricultural lands" means lands designated as agricultural lands pursuant to section 6 of this Act; (c) "Commission" means the Columbia River Gorge Commission established pursuant to section 5 of this Act;