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H.R. 4275 (rs) To establish the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...
the Colorado River to the 100-year high water mark. (B) Nothing in this Act shall affect the authority that the Secretary may or may not have to manage recreational uses on the Colorado River, except as such authority may be affected by compliance with paragraph (3). Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the authority of the Secretary to manage the public lands between the boundary of the Conservation Area and the edge of the Colorado River. (C) Subject to valid existing rights, all lands owned by the Federal Government between the 100-year high water mark on each shore of the Colorado River, as designated on the Map from the line labeled ``Line A'' on the east to the boundary between the States of Colorado and Utah on the west, are hereby withdrawn from-- (i) all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (ii) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (iii) the operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws. SEC. 7. MAPS AND LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS. (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a copy of the Map and a legal description of the Conservation Area and of the Wilderness. (b) Force and Effect.--The Map and legal descriptions 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 the legal descriptions. (c) Public Availability.--Copies of the Map and the legal descriptions shall be on file and available for public inspection in-- (1) the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management; (2) the Grand Junction District Office of the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado; (3) the appropriate office of the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, if the Grand Junction District Office is not deemed the appropriate office; and (4) the appropriate office of the Bureau of Land Management in Utah. (d) Map Controlling.--Subject to section 6(l)(3), in the case of a discrepancy between the Map and the descriptions, the Map shall control. SEC. 8. ADVISORY COUNCIL. (a) Establishment.--Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish an advisory council to be known as the ``Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area Advisory Council''. (b) Duty.--The Council shall advise the Secretary with respect to preparation and implementation of the management plan, including budgetary matters, for the Conservation Area and the Wilderness. (c) Applicable Law.--The Council shall be subject to-- (1) the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.); and (2) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). (d) Members.--The Council shall consist of 10 members to be appointed by the Secretary including, to the extent practicable: (1) A member of or nominated by the Mesa County Commission. (2) A member nominated by the permittees holding grazing allotments within the Conservation Area or the Wilderness. (3) A member of or nominated by the Northwest Resource Advisory Council. (4) Seven members residing in, or within reasonable proximity to, Mesa County, Colorado, with recognized backgrounds reflecting-- (A) the purposes for which the Conservation Area or Wilderness was established; and (B) the interests of the stakeholders that are affected by the planning and management of the Conservation Area and the Wilderness. SEC. 9. PUBLIC ACCESS. (a) In General.--The Secretary shall continue to allow private landowners reasonable access to inholdings in the Conservation Area and Wilderness. (b) Glade Park.--The Secretary shall continue to allow public right of access, including commercial vehicles, to Glade Park, Colorado, in accordance with the decision in Board of County Commissioners of Mesa County v. Watt (634 F. Supp. 1265 (D.Colo.; May 2, 1986)). Passed the House of Representatives July 25, 2000. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.
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