Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 6.djvu/392

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110 STAT. 4214 PUBLIC LAW 104-333—NOV. 12, 1996 "(A) to protect the resources within the Area; and "(B) in accordance with this Act, the Federal Land PoUcy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), and other applicable provisions of law. "(2) MINING. — "(A) WITHDRAWAL.— Subject to valid existing rights, the lands within the Area are withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the mining laws and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral leasing, geothermal leasing, and mineral material sales. "(B) COAL PREFERENCE RIGHTS. —The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to issue coal leases in New Mexico in exchange for any preference right coal lease application within the Area. Such exchanges shall be made in accordance with applicable existing laws and regulations relating to coal leases after a determination has been made by the Secretary that the applicant is entitled to a preference right lease and that the exchange is in the public interest. "(C) OIL AND GAS LEASES.— Operations on oil and gas leases issued prior to the date of enactment of this paragraph shall be subject to the applicable provisions of Group 3100 of title 43, Code of Federal Regulations (including section 3162.5 -1), and such other terms, stipulations, and conditions as the Secretary of the Interior considers necessary to avoid significant disturbance of the land surface or impairment of the natural, educational, and scientific research values of the Area in existence on the date of enactment of this paragraph. "(3) GRAZING. —Livestock grazing on lands within the Area may not be permitted. "(d) INVENTORY.— Not later than 3 full fiscal years after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, shall develop a baseline inventory of all categories of fossil resources within the Area. After the inventory is developed, the Secretary shall conduct monitoring surveys at intervals specified in the management plan developed for the Area in accordance with subsection (e). "(e) MANAGEMENT PLAN. — "(1) IN GENERAL.— Not later than 5 years Eifter the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall develop and submit to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives a management plan that describes the appropriate use of the Area consistent with this Act. "(2) CONTENTS. —The management plan shall include— "(A) a plan for the implementation of a continuing cooperative program with other agencies and groups for— "(i) laboratory and field interpretation; and "(ii) public education about the resources and values of the Area (including vertebrate fossils); "(B) provisions for vehicle management that are consistent with the purpose of the Area and that provide for the use of vehicles to the minimum extent necessary to accomplish an individual scientific project;