Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 2.djvu/111

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PUBLIC LAW 106~76-—OCT. 21, 1999 113 STAT. 1131 (B) INCORPORATION INTO NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA.— The portion of the wilderness study area described in subparagraph (A) shall be incorporated into the Conservation Area. (b) ADMINISTRATION.— Subject to valid rights in existence on the date of the enactment of this Act, the wilderness areas designated under this Act shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) except that any reference in such provisions to the effective date of the Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the effective date of this Act and any reference to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be deemed to be a reference to the Secretary of the Interior. (c) STATE RESPONSIBILITY. —As provided in section 4(d)(7) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(7)), nothing in this Act or in the Wilderness Act shall affect the jurisdiction or responsibilities of the State of Colorado with respect to wildlife and fish on the public land located in that State. (d) MAPS AND LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS.— As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary of the Interior shall file a map and a legal description of the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Resources of the United States House of Representatives. This map and description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act. The Secretary of the Interior may correct clerical and typographical errors in the map and legal description. The map and legal description shall be on file and available in the office of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). SEC. 9. WITHDRAWAL. 16 USC 410f!r-7. Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal lands identified on the Map as "BLM Withdrawal (Tract B)" (comprising approximately 1,154 acres) are hereby withdrawn from all forms of entry, appropriation or disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and from disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing, and all amendments thereto. SEC. 10. WATER RIGHTS. 16 USC 410fff-8. (a) EFFECT ON WATER RIGHTS. —Nothing in this Act shall— (1) constitute an express or implied reservation of water for any purpose; or (2) affect any water rights in existence prior to the date of the enactment of this Act, including any water rights held by the United States. (b) ADDITIONAL WATER RIGHTS. —Any new water right that the Secretary determines is necessary for the purposes of this Act shall be established in accordance with the procedural and substantive requirements of the laws of the State of Colorado. SEC. 11. STUDY OF LANDS WITHIN AND ADJACENT TO CURECANTI 16 USC 410111-9. NATIONAL RECREATION AREA. (a) IN GENERAL.— Not later than 3 years after the date of Deadline, the enactment of this Act, the Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, shall conduct a study concerning land protection and open space within and adjacent to the area administered as the Curecanti National Recreation Area.