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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-425—SEPT. 28, 1984

98 STAT. 1625

ADMINISTRATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS

SEC. 103. (a) Subject to valid existing rights, each wilderness area designated by this title shall be administered by the Secretary concerned in accordance with the provisions of the Wilderness Act: Provided, 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 title. (b) Within the National Forest wilderness areas designated by this titleCD as provided in subsection 4(d)(4)(2) of the Wilderness Act, the grazing of livestock, where established prior to the date of enactment of this title, shall be permitted to continue subject to such reasonable regulations, policies and practices as the Secretary deems necessary, as long as such regulations, policies and practices fully conform with and implement the intent of Congress regarding grazing in such areas as such intent is expressed in the Wilderness Act and this title; (2) as provided in subsection 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act, the Secretary concerned may take such measures as are necessary in the control of fire, insects, and diseases, subject to such conditions as he deems desirable; and (3) as provided in section 4(b) of the Wilderness Act, the Secretary concerned shall administer such areas so as to preserve their wilderness character and to devote them to the public purposes of recreational, scenic, scientific, educational, conservation, and historical use. (c) Within sixty days of the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary of Agriculture shall enter into negotiations to acquire by exchange all or part of any privately owned lands within the national forest wilderness areas designated by this title. Such exchange shall to the maximum extent practicable be completed within three years after the date of enactment of this title. The Secretary is authorized to acquire such lands by means other than exchange, beginning three years after the date of enactment of this title. Acquisition shall be only with the concurrence of the owner. Values shall be determined without reference to any restrictions on access or use which arise out of designation as a wilderness area.

16 USC 1131 note.

16 USC 1133.

FILING OF MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS

SEC. 104. As soon as practicable after enactment of this title, a map and a legal description on each wilderness area shall be filed with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives, and each such map and description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this title: Provided, That correction of clerical and typographical errors in each such legal description and map may be made. Each such map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. ADDITIONS TO NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

SEC. 105. (a) The following lands are hereby added to the National Park System:

Public availability.