120 STAT. 3364
PUBLIC LAW 109–452—DEC. 22, 2006 Park Service, the Heritage Conservancy, and the Musconetcong Watershed Association entitled ‘‘Musconetcong River Management Plan’’ and dated April 2003 that establishes goals and actions to— (A) ensure long-term protection of the outstanding values of the river segments; and (B) compatible management of land and water resources associated with the river segments. (3) RIVER SEGMENT.—The term ‘‘river segment’’ means any segment of the Musconetcong River, New Jersey, designated as a scenic river or recreational river by section 3(a)(167) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (as added by section 4). (4) SECRETARY.—The term ‘‘Secretary’’ means the Secretary of the Interior.
SEC. 4. DESIGNATION OF PORTIONS OF MUSCONETCONG RIVER, NEW JERSEY, AS SCENIC AND RECREATIONAL RIVERS.
Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(167) MUSCONETCONG RIVER, NEW JERSEY.— ‘‘(A) DESIGNATION.—The 24.2 miles of river segments in New Jersey, consisting of— ‘‘(i) the approximately 3.5-mile segment from Saxton Falls to the Route 46 bridge, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a scenic river; and ‘‘(ii) the approximately 20.7-mile segment from the Kings Highway bridge to the railroad tunnels at Musconetcong Gorge, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a recreational river. ‘‘(B) ADMINISTRATION.—Notwithstanding section 10(c), the river segments designated under subparagraph (A) shall not be administered as part of the National Park System.’’. 16 USC 1274 note.
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SEC. 5. MANAGEMENT.
(a) MANAGEMENT PLAN.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall manage the river segments in accordance with the management plan. (2) SATISFACTION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR PLAN.—The management plan shall be considered to satisfy the requirements for a comprehensive management plan for the river segments under section 3(d) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(d)). (3) RESTRICTIONS ON WATER RESOURCE PROJECTS.—For purposes of determining whether a proposed water resources project would have a direct and adverse effect on the values for which a river segment is designated as part of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System under section 7(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1278(a)), the Secretary shall consider the extent to which the proposed water resources project is consistent with the management plan. (4) IMPLEMENTATION.—The Secretary may provide technical assistance, staff support, and funding to assist in the implementation of the management plan. (b) COOPERATION.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall manage the river segments in cooperation with appropriate Federal, State, regional, and local agencies, including— (A) the Musconetcong River Management Committee;