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        of Nevada in order to obtain and hold any water rights not in 
        existence on the date of enactment of this Act with respect to 
        the wilderness areas designated by this Act.
            (4) New projects.--
                    (A) As used in this paragraph, the term ``water 
                resource'' facility means irrigation and pumping 
                facilities, reservoirs, water conservation works, 
                aqueducts, canals, ditches, pipelines, wells, hydropower 
                projects, and transmission and other ancillary 
                facilities, and other water diversion, storage, and 
                carriage structures. The term ``water resource'' 
                facility does not include wildlife guzzlers.
                    (B) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, on and 
                after the date of the enactment of this Act, neither the 
                President nor any other officer, employee, or agent of 
                the United States shall fund, assist, authorize, or 
                issue a license or permit for the development of any new 
                water resource facility within the wilderness areas 
                designated by this Act.

SEC. 204. ADJACENT MANAGEMENT.

    (a) In General.--Congress does not intend for the designation of 
wilderness in the State pursuant to this title to lead to the creation 
of protective perimeters or buffer zones around any such wilderness 
area.
    (b) Nonwilderness Activities.--The fact that nonwilderness 
activities or uses can be seen or heard from areas within a wilderness 
designated under this title shall not preclude the conduct of those 
activities or uses outside the boundary of the wilderness area.

SEC. 205. MILITARY OVERFLIGHTS.

    Nothing in this title restricts or precludes--
            (1) low-level overflights of military aircraft over the 
        areas designated as wilderness by this title, including military 
        overflights that can be seen or heard within the wilderness 
        areas;
            (2) flight testing and evaluation; or

[[Page 116 STAT. 2004]]

            (3) the designation or creation of new units of special use 
        airspace, or the establishment of military flight training 
        routes, over the wilderness areas.

SEC. 206. NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS USES.

    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to diminish the rights of any 
Indian Tribe. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to diminish tribal 
rights regarding access to Federal lands for tribal activities, 
including spiritual, cultural, and traditional food-gathering 
activities.

SEC. 207. RELEASE OF WILDERNESS STUDY AREAS.

    (a) Finding.--Congress finds that, for the purposes of section 603 
of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782), 
the public land in the County administered by the Bureau of Land 
Management and the Forest Service in the following areas have been 
adequately studied for wilderness designation:
            (1) The Garrett Buttes Wilderness Study Area.
            (2) The Quail Springs Wilderness Study Area.
            (3) The Nellis A, B, C Wilderness Study Area.
            (4) Any portion of the wilderness study areas--
                    (A) not designated as wilderness by section 202(a); 
                and
                    (B) designated for release on--
                          (i) the map entitled ``Muddy Mountains'' and 
                      dated October 1, 2002;
                          (ii) the map entitled ``Spring Mountains'' and 
                      dated October 1, 2002;
                          (iii) the map entitled ``Arrow Canyon'' and 
                      dated October 1, 2002;
                          (iv) the map entitled ``Gold Butte'' and dated 
                      October 1, 2002;
                          (v) the map entitled ``McCullough Mountains'' 
                      and dated October 1, 2002;
                          (vi) the map entitled ``El Dorado/Spirit 
                      Mountain'' and dated October 1, 2002; or
                          (vii) the map entitled ``Southern Nevada 
                      Public Land Management Act'' and dated October 1, 
                      2002.

    (b) Release.--Except as provided in subsection (c), any public land 
described in subsection (a) that is not designated as wilderness by this 
title--
            (1) is no longer subject to section 603(c) of the Federal 
        Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)); and
            (2) shall be managed in accordance with--
                    (A) land management plans adopted under section 202 
                of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1712); and
                    (B) existing cooperative conservation agreements.

    (c) Right-of-Way Grant.--The Secretary shall issue to the State-
regulated sponsor of the Centennial Project the right-of-way for the 
construction and maintenance of two 500-kilovolt electrical transmission 
lines. The construction shall occur within a 500-foot-wide corridor that 
is released from the Sunrise Mountains Instant Study Area in the County 
as depicted on the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act map, dated 
October 1, 2002.

[[Page 116 STAT. 2005]]

SEC. 208. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT.

    (a) In General.--In accordance with section 4(d)(7) of the 
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(7)), nothing in this title affects or 
diminishes the jurisdiction of the State with respect to fish and 
wildlife management, including the regulation of hunting, fishing, and 
trapping, in the wilderness areas designated by this title.
    (b) Management Activities.--In furtherance of the purposes and 
principles of the Wilderness Act, management activities to maintain or 
restore fish and wildlife populations and the habitats to support such 
populations may be carried out within wilderness areas designated by 
this title where consistent with relevant wilderness management plans, 
in accordance with appropriate policies such as those set forth in 
Appendix B of House Report 101-405, including the occasional and 
temporary use of motorized vehicles, if such use, as determined by the 
Secretary, would promote healthy, viable, and more naturally distributed 
wildlife populations that would enhance wilderness values and accomplish 
those purposes with the minimum impact necessary to reasonably 
accomplish the task.
    (c) Existing Activities.--Consistent with section 4(d)(1) of the 
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)) and in accordance with appropriate 
policies such as those set forth in Appendix B of House Report 101-405, 
the State may continue to use aircraft, including helicopters, to 
survey, capture, transplant, monitor, and provide water for wildlife 
populations, including bighorn sheep, and feral stock, horses, and 
burros.
    (d) Wildlife Water Development Projects.--Subject to subsection (f), 
the Secretary shall, authorize structures and facilities, including 
existing structures and facilities, for wildlife water development 
projects, including guzzlers, in the wilderness areas designated by this 
title if--
            (1) the structures and facilities will, as determined by the 
        Secretary, enhance wilderness values by promoting healthy, 
        viable and more naturally distributed wildlife populations; and
            (2) the visual impacts of the structures and facilities on 
        the wilderness areas can reasonably be minimized.

    (e) Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping.--The Secretary may designate by 
regulation areas in consultation with the appropriate State agency 
(except in emergencies), in which, and establish periods during which, 
for reasons of public safety, administration, or compliance with 
applicable laws, no hunting, fishing, or trapping will be permitted in 
the wilderness areas designated by this title.
    (f) Cooperative <<NOTE: Deadline.>> Agreement.--No later than one 
year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall enter 
into a cooperative agreement with the State of Nevada. The cooperative 
agreement shall specify the terms and conditions under which the State 
(including a designee of the State) may use wildlife management 
activities in the wilderness areas designated by this title.

SEC. 209. WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT.

    Consistent with section 4 of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133), 
nothing in this title precludes a Federal, State, or local agency from 
conducting wildfire management operations (including operations using 
aircraft or mechanized equipment) to manage wildfires in the wilderness 
areas designated by this title.

[[Page 116 STAT. 2006]]

SEC. 210. CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA COLLECTION.

    Subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, 
nothing in this title precludes the installation and maintenance of 
hydrologic, meteorologic, or climatological collection devices in the 
wilderness areas designated by this title if the facilities and access 
to the facilities are essential to flood warning, flood control, and 
water reservoir operation activities.

SEC. 211. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LANDS.

    To the extent any of the provisions of this title are in conflict 
with laws, regulations, or management policies applicable to the 
National Park Service for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, those 
laws, regulations, or policies shall control.

           TITLE III--TRANSFERS OF ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION

SEC. 301. <<NOTE: 16 USC 668dd note.>> TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATIVE 
            JURISDICTION TO THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE.

    (a) In General.--Administrative jurisdiction over the land described 
in subsection (b) is transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to 
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for inclusion in the Desert 
National Wildlife Range.
    (b) Description of Land.--The parcel of land referred to in 
subsection (a) is the approximately 26,433 acres of land administered by 
the Bureau of Land Management as generally depicted on the map entitled 
``Arrow Canyon'' and dated October 1, 2002.
    (c) Wilderness Release.--
            (1) Congress finds that the parcel of land described in 
        subsection (b) has been adequately studied for wilderness 
        designation for the purposes of section 603(c) of the Federal 
        Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)).
            (2) The parcel of land described in subsection (b)--
                    (A) shall not be subject to section 603(c) of the 
                Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 
                U.S.C. 1782(c)); and
                    (B) shall be managed in accordance with
                          (i) the National Wildlife Refuge System 
                      Administration Act, as amended by the National 
                      Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 
                      U.S.C. 668dd-668ee); and
                          (ii) existing cooperative conservation 
                      agreements.

SEC. 302. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460n-1 note.>> TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATIVE 
            JURISDICTION TO NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.

    (a) In General.--Administrative jurisdiction over the parcel of land 
described in subsection (b) is transferred from the Bureau of Land 
Management to the National Park Service for inclusion in the Lake Mead 
National Recreation Area.
    (b) Description of Land.--The parcel of land referred to in 
subsection (a) is the approximately 10 acres of Bureau of Land 
Management land, as depicted on the map entitled ``Eldorado/Spirit 
Mountain'' and dated October 1, 2002.
    (c) Use of Land.--The parcel of land described in subsection (b) 
shall be used by the National Park Service for administrative 
facilities.

[[Page 116 STAT. 2007]]

 TITLE IV--AMENDMENTS TO THE SOUTHERN NEVADA PUBLIC LAND MANAGEMENT ACT

SEC. 401. DISPOSAL AND EXCHANGE.

    (a) In General.--Section 4 of the Southern Nevada Public Land 
Management Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2344) is amended--
            (1) in the first sentence of subsection (a), by striking 
        ``entitled Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, Land Disposal Map, dated 
        April 10, 1997'' and inserting ``entitled Southern Nevada Public 
        Land Management Act, dated October 1, 2002''; and
            (2) in subsection (e)(3)(A)--
                    (A) in clause (iv)--
                          (i) by inserting ``or regional governmental 
                      entity'' after ``local government''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``and'' at the end;
                    (B) by redesignating clause (v) as clause (vi); and
                    (C) by inserting after clause (iv) the following:
                          ``(v) up to 10 percent of amounts available, 
                      to be used for conservation initiatives on Federal 
                      land in Clark County, Nevada, administered by the 
                      Department of the Interior or the Department of 
                      Agriculture; and''.

    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) take 
effect on January 31, 2003.
    (c) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, the land 
designated for disposal in this section is withdrawn from entry and 
appropriation under the public land laws, location and entry, under the 
mining laws, and from operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal 
leasing laws until such times as the Secretary terminates the withdrawal 
or the lands are patented.

                        TITLE V--IVANPAH CORRIDOR

SEC. 501. INTERSTATE ROUTE 15 SOUTH CORRIDOR.

    (a) Management of Interstate Route 15 Corridor Land.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall manage the land located 
        along the Interstate Route 15 corridor south of the Las Vegas 
        Valley to the border between the States of California and 
        Nevada, generally depicted as Interstate 15 South Corridor on 
        the map entitled ``Clark County Conservation of Public Land and 
        Natural Resources Act of 2002'' and dated October 1, 2002, in 
        accordance with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act 
        of 1998 (112 Stat. 2343) and this section.
            (2) Availability <<NOTE: Public inspection.>> of map.--The 
        map described in paragraph (1) shall be on file and available 
        for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau 
        of Land Management.
            (3) Multiple use management.--Subject to any land management 
        designations under the 1998 Las Vegas District Resource 
        Management Plan or the Clark County Multi-Species Conservation 
        Plan, land depicted on the map described in paragraph (1) shall 
        be managed for multiple use purposes.

[[Page 116 STAT. 2008]]

            (4) Termination of administrative withdrawal.--The 
        administrative withdrawal of the land identified as the 
        Interstate 15 South Corridor on the map entitled ``Clark County 
        Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002'' 
        and dated October 1, 2002, from mineral entry dated July 23, 
        1997, and as amended March 9, 1998, as further amended July 2, 
        2002, is terminated.
            (5) Withdrawal of land.--Subject to valid existing rights, 
        the corridor described in subsection (b) and the land described 
        in subsection (c)(1) are withdrawn from location and entry under 
        the mining laws, and from operation under the mineral leasing 
        and geothermal leasing laws, until such time as--
                    (A) the Secretary terminates the withdrawal; or
                    (B) the corridor or land, respectively, is patented.

    (b) Transportation and Utilities Corridor.--Notwithstanding sections 

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