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            (1) administer the lands as part of Red Rock and in 
        accordance with the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area 
        Establishment Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 460ccc et seq.), the 
        Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 
        105-263), and all other applicable laws; and
            (2) create new maps showing the boundaries of Red Rock as 
        modified or pursuant to this Act, and make such maps available 
        for review at the Las Vegas District Office of the Bureau of 
        Land Management and the State Office of the Bureau of Land 
        Management, Reno, Nevada.

    (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 3(a)(2) of the Red Rock Canyon 
National Conservation Area Establishment Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 460ccc-
1(a)(2)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: ``, 
and such additional areas as are included in the conservation area 
pursuant to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Protection 
and Enhancement Act of 2002''.

SEC. 106. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ccc-4 note.>> GENERAL PROVISIONS.

    (a) Review <<NOTE: Deadline.>> of Appraisal.--Not later than 90 days 
after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
complete a review of the appraisal entitled, ``Complete Self-Contained 
Appraisal Red Rock Exchange, Las Vegas, Nevada'', completed on or about 
June 3, 2002. The difference in appraisal values shall be reimbursed to 
the Secretary by the Corporation in accordance with the Southern Nevada 
Public Lands Management Act of 1998.

    (b) Valid Existing Rights.--The land exchange under this Act shall 
be subject to valid existing rights. Each party to which property is 
conveyed under this Act shall succeed to the rights and obligations of 
the conveying party with respect to any lease, right-of-way, permit, or 
other valid existing right to which the property is subject.
    (c) Technical Corrections.--Nothing in this Act prohibits the 
parties to the conveyances under this Act from agreeing to

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the correction of technical errors or omissions in the Red Rock Map.
    (d) Withdrawal of Affected Lands.--To the extent not already 
accomplished under law or administrative action, the Secretary shall 
withdraw from operation of the public land and mining laws, subject to 
valid existing rights--
            (1) those Federal lands acquired by the United States under 
        this Act; and
            (2) those Federal lands already owned by the United States 
        on the date of enactment of this Act but included within the Red 
        Rock National Conservation Area boundaries by this Act.

                       TITLE II--WILDERNESS AREAS

SEC. 201. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--
            (1) public land in the County contains unique and 
        spectacular natural resources, including--
                    (A) priceless habitat for numerous species of plants 
                and wildlife; and
                    (B) thousands of acres of pristine land that remain 
                in a natural state;
            (2) continued preservation of those areas would benefit the 
        County and all of the United States by--
                    (A) ensuring the conservation of ecologically 
                diverse habitat;
                    (B) conserving primitive recreational resources; and
                    (C) protecting air and water quality.

SEC. 202. ADDITIONS TO NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM.

    (a) Additions.--The <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> following land in 
the State is designated as wilderness and as components of the National 
Wilderness Preservation System:
            (1) Arrow canyon wilderness.--Certain Federal land managed 
        by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 
        27,530 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Arrow 
        Canyon'', dated October 1, 2002, which shall be known as the 
        ``Arrow Canyon Wilderness''.
            (2) Black canyon wilderness.--Certain Federal land within 
        the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and an adjacent portion 
        of Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, 
        comprising approximately 17,220 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Eldorado/Spirit Mountain'', dated October 1, 
        2002, which shall be known as the ``Black Canyon Wilderness''.
            (3) Bridge canyon wilderness.--Certain Federal land within 
        the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising approximately 
        7,761 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Eldorado/Spirit Mountain'', dated October 1, 2002, which shall 
        be known as the ``Bridge Canyon Wilderness''.
            (4) Eldorado wilderness.--Certain Federal land within the 
        Lake Mead National Recreation Area and an adjacent portion of 
        Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, 
        comprising approximately 31,950 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Eldorado/Spirit Mountain'', dated

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        October 1, 2002, which shall be known as the ``Eldorado 
        Wilderness''.
            (5) Ireteba peaks wilderness.--Certain Federal land within 
        the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and an adjacent portion 
        of Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, 
        comprising approximately 32,745 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Eldorado/Spirit Mountain'', dated October 1, 
        2002, which shall be known as the ``Ireteba Peaks Wilderness''.
            (6) Jimbilnan wilderness.--Certain Federal land within the 
        Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising approximately 
        18,879 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Muddy 
        Mountains'', dated October 1, 2002, which shall be known as the 
        ``Jimbilnan Wilderness''.
            (7) Jumbo springs wilderness.--Certain Federal land managed 
        by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 4,631 
        acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Gold Butte'', 
        dated October 1, 2002, which shall be known as the ``Jumbo 
        Springs Wilderness''.
            (8) La madre mountain wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        within the Toiyabe National Forest and an adjacent portion of 
        Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, 
        comprising approximately 47,180 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Spring Mountains'', dated October 1, 2002, 
        which shall be known as the ``La Madre Mountain Wilderness''.
            (9) Lime canyon wilderness.--Certain Federal land managed by 
        the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 23,233 
        acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Gold Butte'', 
        dated October 1, 2002, which shall be known as the ``Lime Canyon 
        Wilderness''.
            (10) Mt. charleston wilderness additions.--Certain Federal 
        land within the Toiyabe National Forest and an adjacent portion 
        of Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, 
        comprising approximately 13,598 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Spring Mountains'', dated October 1, 2002, 
        which shall be included in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness.
            (11) Muddy mountains wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and an adjacent 
        portion of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, 
        comprising approximately 48,019 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Muddy Mountains'', dated October 1, 2002, 
        which shall be known as the ``Muddy Mountains Wilderness''.
            (12) Nellis wash wilderness.--Certain Federal land within 
        the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising approximately 
        16,423 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Eldorado/Spirit Mountain'', dated October 1, 2002, which shall 
        be known as the ``Nellis Wash Wilderness''.
            (13) North mccullough wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 14,763 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``McCulloughs'', dated October 1, 2002, which shall be 
        known as the ``North McCullough Wilderness''.
            (14) Pinto valley wilderness.--Certain Federal land within 
        the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, comprising

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        approximately 39,173 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``Muddy Mountains'', dated October 1, 2002, which shall 
        be known as the ``Pinto Valley Wilderness''.
            (15) Rainbow mountain wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        within the Toiyabe National Forest and an adjacent portion of 
        Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, 
        comprising approximately 24,997 acres, as generally depicted on 
        the map entitled ``Spring Mountains'', dated October 1, 2002, 
        which shall be known as the ``Rainbow Mountain Wilderness''.
            (16) South mccullough wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 44,245 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``McCulloughs'', dated October 1, 2002, which shall be 
        known as the ``South McCullough Wilderness''.
            (17) Spirit mountain wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and an adjacent 
        portion of Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land 
        Management, comprising approximately 33,518 acres, as generally 
        depicted on the map entitled ``Eldorado/Spirit Mountain'', dated 
        October 1, 2002, which shall be known as the ``Spirit Mountain 
        Wilderness''.
            (18) Wee thump joshua tree wilderness.--Certain Federal land 
        managed by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising 
        approximately 6,050 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
        entitled ``McCulloughs'', dated October 1, 2002, which shall be 
        known as the ``Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness''.

    (b) Boundary.--
            (1) Lake offset.--The boundary of any portion of a 
        wilderness area designated by subsection (a) that is bordered by 
        Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, or the Colorado River shall be 300 feet 
        inland from the high water line.
            (2) Road offset.--The boundary of any portion of a 
        wilderness area designated by subsection (a) that is bordered by 
        a road shall be at least 100 feet from the edge of the road to 
        allow public access.

    (c) Map and Legal Description.--
            (1) In general.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and legal 
        description of each wilderness area designated by subsection (a) 
        with the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives 
        and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate.
            (2) Effect.--Each map and legal description shall have the 
        same force and effect as if included in this section, except 
        that the Secretary may correct clerical and typographical errors 
        in the map or legal description.
            (3) Availability.--Each <<NOTE: Public inspection.>> map and 
        legal description shall be on file and available for public 
        inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land 
        Management, National Park Service, or Forest Service, as 
        applicable.

    (d) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness 
areas designated in this section are withdrawn from--
            (1) all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under 
        the public land laws;
            (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and

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            (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and 
        geothermal leasing laws.

SEC. 203. ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Management.--Subject to valid existing rights, each area 
designated as wilderness by this title shall be administered by the 
Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et 
seq.), except that--
            (1) any reference in that Act to the effective date shall be 
        considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this 
        Act; and
            (2) any reference in that Act to the Secretary of 
        Agriculture shall be considered to be a reference to the 
        Secretary of the Interior with respect to lands administered by 
        the Secretary of the Interior.

    (b) Livestock.--Within the wilderness areas designated under this 
title that are administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the 
grazing of livestock in areas in which grazing is established as of the 
date of enactment of this Act shall be allowed to continue, subject to 
such reasonable regulations, policies, and practices that the Secretary 
considers necessary, consistent with section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness 
Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(4)), including the guidelines set forth in 
Appendix A of House Report 101-405.
    (c) Incorporation of Acquired Lands and Interests.--Any land or 
interest in land within the boundaries of an area designated as 
wilderness by this title that is acquired by the United States after the 
date of enactment of this Act shall be added to and administered as part 
of the wilderness area within which the acquired land or interest is 
located.
    (d) Water Rights.--
            (1) Findings.--Congress finds that--
                    (A) the lands designated as Wilderness by this Act 
                are within the Mojave Desert, are arid in nature, and 
                include ephemeral streams;
                    (B) the hydrology of the lands designated as 
                wilderness by this Act is locally characterized by 
                complex flow patterns and alluvial fans with impermanent 
                channels;
                    (C) the subsurface hydrogeology of the region is 
                characterized by ground water subject to local and 
                regional flow gradients and artesian aquifers;
                    (D) the lands designated as wilderness by this Act 
                are generally not suitable for use or development of new 
                water resource facilities and there are no actual or 
                proposed water resource facilities and no opportunities 
                for diversion, storage, or other uses of water occurring 
                outside such lands that would adversely affect the 
                wilderness or other values of such lands; and
                    (E) because of the unique nature and hydrology of 
                these desert lands designated as wilderness by this Act 
                and the existence of the Clark County Multi-Species 
                Habitat Conservation Plan it is possible to provide for 
                proper management and protection of the wilderness, 
                perennial springs and other values of such lands in ways 
                different from those used in other legislation.
            (2) Statutory construction.--
                    (A) Nothing in this Act shall constitute or be 
                construed to constitute either an express or implied 
                reservation by

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                the United States of any water or water rights with 
                respect to the lands designated as Wilderness by this 
                Act.
                    (B) Nothing in this Act shall affect any water 
                rights in the State of Nevada existing on the date of 
                the enactment of this Act, including any water rights 
                held by the United States.
                    (C) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as 
                establishing a precedent with regard to any future 
                wilderness designations.
                    (D) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as 
                limiting, altering, modifying, or amending any of the 
                interstate compacts or equitable apportionment decrees 
                that apportion water among and between the State of 
                Nevada and other States.
                    (E) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as 
                limiting, altering, modifying, or amending the Clark 
                County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) 
                with respect to the lands designated as Wilderness by 
                this Act including the MSHCP's specific management 
                actions for the conservation of perennial springs.
            (3) Nevada water law.--The Secretary shall follow the 
        procedural and substantive requirements of the law of the State 

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