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PUBLIC LAW 102-220—DEC. 11, 1991 105 STAT. 1675 special management area"). The Secretary shall manage the special management area in accordance with this Act, and with provisions of law generally applicable to units of the National Forest System to the extent consistent with this Act. (b) AREA INCLUDED. —The special management area shall consist of lands, waters, and interests therein within the area referred to on the map as "The Greer Spring Special Management Area". The Secretary is authorized to make minor revisions to the boundary of the special management area. (c) TIMBER HARVESTING.— The Secretary shall permit the harvesting of timber within the specisd management area only in those cases where, in the judgment of the Secretary, the harvesting of timber is required in order to control insects or disease, for public safety, for salvage sales, or to accomplish the objectives of the special management area as described in subsection (a). To the extent practicable, timber harvesting shall be conducted only by the individual tree selection method. (d) HUNTING AND FISHING. — The Secretary shall permit hunting and fishing on lands and waters within the special management area in accordance with applicable Federal and State law. (e) MINING AND MINERAL LEASING.—Subject to valid, existing rights, lands within the special management areas are withdrawn from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws of the United States, and from the operation of the mineral and geothermal leasing laws of the United States. (f) VEHICULAR ACCESS.—The Secretary shall construct and maintain only those roads within the special management area and corridor which are indicated on the map: Provided, That the Secretary shall provide access to such roads, or to timber harvesting pursuant to subsection (c), in such a manner as to minimize environmental impact. SEC. 5. APPROPRIATIONS. 16 USC 539h There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. Approved December 11, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3604: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 102-346, Pt. 1 {Comm. on Agriculture) and Pt. 2 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): Nov. 22, considered and passed House. Nov. 26, considered and passed Senate.