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H.R. 2632 (ih) To designate certain Federal lands in the Talladega National Forest in the State of Alabama as the Dugger Mountain Wilderness. [Introduced in House] ...
One Hundred Sixth Congress
United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
the sixth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine
To designate certain Federal lands in the Talladega National Forest in
the State of Alabama as the Dugger Mountain Wilderness.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Dugger Mountain Wilderness Act of
SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF DUGGER MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS, ALABAMA.
(a) Designation.--In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness
Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), certain Federal lands in the Talladega
National Forest in the State of Alabama, which comprise approximately
9,200 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ``Proposed Dugger
Mountain Wilderness'' and dated July 2, 1999, are hereby designated as
wilderness and, therefore, as a component of the National Wilderness
Preservation System, and shall be known as the Dugger Mountain
(b) Map and Description.--As soon as practicable after the date of
the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall submit to
Congress a map and a boundary description of the area designated as
wilderness by this section. The map and description shall have the same
force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary
may correct clerical and typographical errors in the map and
description. A copy of the map and description shall be on file and
available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of the
Forest Service and in the office of the Supervisor of National Forest
System lands in Alabama.
(c) Management.--Subject to valid existing rights, lands designated
as wilderness by this section shall be managed by the Secretary of
Agriculture in accordance with the provisions of the Wilderness Act
governing areas designated by that Act as wilderness, except that, with
respect to the wilderness area designated by this section, any
reference in the Wilderness Act to the effective date of the Wilderness
Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the date of the enactment of
(d) Treatment of Dugger Mountain Fire Tower.--The Forest Service
shall have 2 years, beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act,
in which to use ground-based mechanical and motorized equipment to
disassemble and remove from the wilderness area designated by this
section the Dugger Mountain fire tower, which has been scheduled for
removal by the Forest Service, and any supporting structures. The road
to the fire tower shall be open to motorized vehicles during this
period only for the purpose of removing the tower and supporting
structures, after which time the road shall be permanently closed to
motorized use. The Forest Service shall follow the provisions of the
National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.) in the
determination and execution of the removal of the tower and supporting
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
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