H.R. 631 (103rd): Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Jul 20, 1993 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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HR 631 RFS

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 631

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 20 (legislative day, JUNE 30), 1993

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


AN ACT

To designate certain lands in the State of Colorado as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.

    (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the ‘Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993’.

    (b) DEFINITIONS- (1) As used in this Act with reference to lands in the National Forest System, the term ‘the Secretary’ means the Secretary of Agriculture.

    (2) As used in this Act with respect to lands not in the National Forest System, the term ‘the Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 2. ADDITIONS TO THE WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM.

    (a) ADDITIONS- The following lands in the State of Colorado are hereby designated as wilderness and, therefore, as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System:

      (1) Certain lands in the Gunnison Resource Area administered by the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 3,390 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘American Flats Additions to the Big Blue Wilderness Proposal (American Flats)’, dated January, 1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part of the wilderness area designated by section 102(a)(1) of Public Law 96-560 and renamed Uncompahgre Wilderness by section 3(f) of this Act.

      (2) Certain lands in the Gunnison Resource Area administered by the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 815 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Bill Hare Gulch and Larson Creek Additions to the Big Blue Wilderness’, dated January, 1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part of the wilderness area designated by section 102(a)(1) of Public Law 96-560 and renamed Uncompahgre Wilderness by section 3(f) of this Act.

      (3) Certain lands in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests which comprise approximately 43,410 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which shall be known as the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness.

      (4) Certain lands in the Gunnison National Forest and in the Powderhorn Primitive Area administered by the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 60,100 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Powderhorn Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which shall be known as the Powderhorn Wilderness.

      (5) Certain lands in the Routt National Forest which comprise approximately 20,750 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Davis Peak Additions to Mount Zirkel Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness designated by Public Law 88-555, as amended by Public Law 96-560.

      (6) Certain lands in the Gunnison National Forests which comprise approximately 33,060 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Fossil Ridge Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which shall be known as the Fossil Ridge Wilderness.

      (7) Certain lands in the San Isabel National Forest which comprise approximately 22,040 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which shall be known as the Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness.

      (8) Certain lands within the Pike National Forest which comprise approximately 14,700 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Lost Creek Wilderness Addition Proposal’, dated January, 1993, which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part of the Lost Creek Wilderness designated by Public Law 96-560: Provided, That the Secretary is authorized to acquire, only by donation or exchange, various mineral reservations held by the State of Colorado within the boundaries of the Lost Creek Wilderness additions designated by this Act.

      (9) Certain lands in the Gunnison National Forests which comprise approximately 5,500 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘O-Be-Joyful Addition to the Raggeds Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part of the Raggeds Wilderness designated by Public Law 96-560.

      (10) Certain lands in the Rio Grande and San Isabel National Forests and lands in the San Luis Resource Area administered by the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 226,455 acres, as generally depicted on four maps entitled ‘Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Proposal (North Section)’, ‘Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Proposal (North Middle Section)’, ‘Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Proposal (South Middle Section)’, and ‘Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Proposal (South Section)’, all dated January, 1993, and which shall be known as the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.

      (11) Certain lands in the Routt National Forest which comprise approximately 47,140 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Service Creek Wilderness Proposal (Sarvis Creek Wilderness)’, dated January, 1993, and which shall be known as the Sarvis Creek Wilderness.

      (12) Certain lands in the San Juan National Forest which comprise approximately 31,100 acres, as generally depicted on two maps, one entitled ‘South San Juan Wilderness Expansion Proposal, Montezuma Peak’ and the other entitled ‘South San Juan Wilderness Expansion Proposal, V-Rock Trail’, both dated January, 1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part of the South San Juan Wilderness designated by Public Law 96-560.

      (13) Certain lands in the White River National Forest which comprise approximately 8,330 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Spruce Creek Addition to the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be part of the Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness designated by Public Law 95-327: Provided, That no right, or claim of right, to the diversion and use of waters by the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project shall be prejudiced, expanded, diminished, altered, or affected by this Act, nor shall anything in this Act be construed to expand, abate, impair, impede, limit, interfere with, or prevent the construction, operation, use, maintenance, or repair of the project facilities and diversion systems to their full extent.

      (14) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest which comprise approximately 8,095 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Byers Peak Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which shall be known as the Byers Peak Wilderness.

      (15) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest which comprise approximately 12,300 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Vasquez Peak Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which shall be known as the Vasquez Peak Wilderness.

      (16) Certain lands in the San Juan National Forest which comprise approximately 28,740 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘West Needle Wilderness Proposal and Weminuche Additions’, dated January, 1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part of the Weminuche Wilderness designated by Public Law 93-632, as amended by Public Law 96-560.

      (17) Certain lands in the Rio Grande National Forest which comprise approximately 25,640 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Wheeler Addition to the La Garita Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which shall be incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part of the La Garita Wilderness designated by Public Law 96-560.

      (18) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest which comprise approximately 13,175 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Farr Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which shall be known as the Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness.

      (19) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest which comprise approximately 6,990 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Bowen Gulch Additions to Never Summer Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993, and which are hereby incorporated in and shall be deemed to be a part of the Never Summer Wilderness designated by Public Law 96-560.

    (b) MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the appropriate Secretary shall file a map and a boundary description of each area designated as wilderness by this Act with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the United States House of Representatives. Each map and description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the appropriate Secretary is authorized to correct clerical and typographical errors in such boundary descriptions and maps. Such maps and boundary descriptions shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, and the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, as appropriate.

SEC. 3. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- (1) Subject to valid existing rights, lands designated as wilderness by this Act shall be managed by the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) and this Act, except that, with respect to any wilderness areas designated by this Act, 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 enactment of this Act.

    (2) Administrative jurisdiction over those lands designated as wilderness pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (10) of section 2(a) of this Act, and which, as of the date of enactment of this Act, are administered by the Bureau of Land Management, is hereby transferred to the Forest Service and such lands are hereby added to the appropriate National Forest.

    (b) GRAZING- Grazing of livestock in wilderness areas designated by this Act shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(4)), as further interpreted by section 108 of Public Law 96-560, and, as regards wilderness managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the guidelines set forth in Appendix A of House Report 101-405 of the 101st Congress.

    (c) STATE JURISDICTION- As provided in section 4(d)(7) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(7)), nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction or responsibilities of the State of Colorado with respect to wildlife and fish in Colorado.

    (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 2(e) of the Endangered American Wilderness Act of 1978 (92 Stat. 41) is amended by striking ‘Subject to’ and all that follows through ‘System.’.

    (e) BUFFER ZONES- Congress does not intend that the designation by this Act of wilderness areas in the State of Colorado creates or implies the creation of protective perimeters or buffer zones around any wilderness area. The fact that nonwilderness activities or uses can be seen or heard from within a wilderness area shall not, of itself, preclude such activities or uses up to the boundary of the wilderness area.

    (f) WILDERNESS NAME CHANGE- The wilderness area designated as ‘Big Blue Wilderness’ by section 102(a)(1) of Public Law 96-560, and the additions thereto made by paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 2(a) of this Act, shall hereafter be known as the Uncompahgre Wilderness. Any reference to the Big Blue Wilderness in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be considered to be a reference to the Uncompahgre Wilderness.

    (g) BOUNDARIES AND AUTHORIZATIONS TO USE LANDS- (1) For the purpose of section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601-9), the boundaries of affected National Forests, as modified by this section, shall be considered to be the boundaries of such National Forests as of January 1, 1965.

    (2) Nothing in this subsection shall affect valid existing rights of any person under the authority of law.

    (3) Authorizations to use lands transferred by this section which were issued prior to the date of enactment of this Act shall remain subject to the laws and regulations under which they were issued, to the extent consistent with this Act. Such authorizations shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. Any renewal or extension of such authorizations shall be subject to the laws and regulations pertaining to the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, and the applicable law, including this Act. The change of administrative jurisdiction resulting from the enactment of this section shall not in itself constitute a basis for denying or approving the renewal or reissuance of any such authorization.

SEC. 4. WILDERNESS RELEASE.

    (a) REPEAL OF WILDERNESS STUDY PROVISIONS- Sections 105 and 106 of the Act of December 22, 1980 (Public Law 96-560), are hereby repealed.

    (b) INITIAL PLANS- Section 107(b)(2) of the Act of December 22, 1980 (Public Law 96-560), is amended by striking out ‘except those lands remaining in further planning upon enactment of this Act, areas listed in section 105 and 106 of this Act, or previously congressionally designated wilderness study areas,’.

SEC. 5. FOSSIL RIDGE RECREATION MANAGEMENT AREA.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- (1) In order to conserve, protect, and enhance the scenic, wildlife, recreational, and other natural resource values of the Fossil Ridge area, there is hereby established the Fossil Ridge Recreation Management Area (hereinafter referred to as the ‘recreation management area’).

    (2) The recreation management area shall consist of certain lands in the Gunnison National Forest, Colorado, which comprise approximately 43,900 acres, as generally depicted as ‘Area A’ on a map entitled ‘Fossil Ridge Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993.

    (b) ADMINISTRATION- The Secretary of Agriculture shall administer the recreation management area in accordance with this section and the laws and regulations generally applicable to the National Forest System.

    (c) WITHDRAWAL- Subject to valid existing rights, all lands within the recreation management area are hereby withdrawn from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and from disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, including all amendments thereto.

    (d) TIMBER HARVESTING- No timber harvesting shall be allowed within the recreation management area except to the extent that would be permitted in wilderness under section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act for necessary control of fire, insects, and diseases, and for public safety.

    (e) LIVESTOCK GRAZING- The designation of the recreation management area shall not be construed to prohibit, or change the administration of, the grazing of livestock within the recreation management area.

    (f) DEVELOPMENT- No developed campgrounds shall be constructed within the recreation management area. After the date of enactment of this Act, no new roads or trails may be constructed within the recreation management area.

    (g) OFF-ROAD RECREATION- Motorized travel shall be permitted within the recreation management area only on those established trails and routes existing as of July 1, 1991, on which such travel was permitted as of such date, except that other trails and routes may be used where necessary for administrative purposes or to respond to an emergency. No later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall identify such routes and trials and shall prepare and make available to the public a map showing such routes and trials. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as precluding the Secretary from closing any trail or route from use for purposes of resource protection or public safety.

SEC. 6. BOWEN GULCH PROTECTION AREA.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- (1) There is hereby established in the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, the Bowen Gulch Protection Area (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the ‘protection area’).

    (2) The protection area shall consist of certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, which comprise approximately 11,600 acres, as generally depicted as ‘Area A’ on a map entitled ‘Bowen Gulch Additions to Never Summer Wilderness Proposal’, dated January, 1993.

    (b) ADMINISTRATION- The Secretary shall administer the protection area in accordance with this section and the laws and regulations generally applicable to the National Forest System.

    (c) WITHDRAWAL- Subject to valid existing rights, all lands within the protection area are hereby withdrawn from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and from disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, including all amendments thereto.

    (d) DEVELOPMENT- No developed campgrounds shall be constructed within the protection area. After the date of enactment of this Act, no new roads or trails may be constructed within the protection area.

    (e) TIMBER HARVESTING- No timber harvesting shall be allowed within the protection area except to the extent that would be permitted in wilderness under section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act for necessary control of fire, insects, and diseases, and for public safety.

    (f) MOTORIZED TRAVEL- Motorized travel shall be permitted within the protection area only on those designated trails and routes existing as of July 1, 1991, and only during periods of adequate snow cover. At all other times, mechanized, non-motorized travel shall be permitted within the protection area.

    (g) MANAGEMENT PLAN- During the revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Arapaho National Forest, the Forest Service shall develop a management plan for the protection area, after providing for public comment.

SEC. 7. OTHER LANDS.

    Nothing in this Act shall affect ownership or use of lands or interests therein not owned by the United States or access to such lands available under other applicable law.

SEC. 8. WATER.

    (a) FINDINGS, PURPOSE, AND DEFINITION- (1) Congress finds that--

      (A) the lands designated as wilderness by this Act are located at the headwaters of the streams and rivers on those lands, with few, if any, actual or proposed water resource facilities located upstream from such lands and few, if any, opportunities for diversion, storage, or other uses of water occurring outside such lands that would adversely affect the wilderness values of such lands; and

      (B) the lands designated as wilderness by this Act are not suitable for use for development of new water resource facilities, or for the expansion of existing facilities; and

      (C) therefore, it is possible to provide for proper management and protection of the wilderness value of such lands in ways different from those utilized in other legislation designating as wilderness lands not sharing the attributes of the lands designated as wilderness by this Act.

    (2) The purpose of this section is to protect the wilderness values of the lands designated as wilderness by this Act by means other than those based on a Federal reserved water right.

    (3) As used in this section, 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.

    (b) RESTRICTIONS ON RIGHTS AND DISCLAIMER OF EFFECT- (1) Neither the Secretary of Agriculture nor the Secretary of the Interior, nor any other officer, employee, representative, or agent of the United States, nor any other person, shall assert in any court or agency, nor shall any court or agency consider, any claim to or for water or water rights in the State of Colorado, which is based on any construction of any portion of this Act, or the designation of any lands as wilderness by this Act, as constituting an express or implied reservation of water or water rights.

    (2)(A) Nothing in this Act shall constitute or be construed to constitute either an express or implied reservation of any water or water rights with respect to the Piedra, Roubideau, and Tabeguache areas identified in section 9 of this Act, or the Bowen Gulch Protection Area or the Fossil Ridge Recreation Management Area identified in sections 5 and 6 of this Act.

    (B) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as a creation, recognition, disclaimer, relinquishment, or reduction of any water rights of the United States in the State of Colorado existing before the date of enactment of this Act, except as provided in subsection (g)(2) of this section.

    (C) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this section, nothing in this Act shall be construed as constituting an interpretation of any other Act or any designation made by or pursuant thereto.

    (D) Nothing in this section shall be construed as establishing a precedent with regard to any future wilderness designations.

    (c) NEW OR EXPANDED PROJECTS- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on and after the date of 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 areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act or the enlargement of any water resource facility within the areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act.

    (d) ACCESS AND OPERATION- (1) Subject to the provisions of this subsection (d), the Secretary shall allow reasonable access to water resource facilities in existence on the date of enactment of this Act within the areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act, including motorized access where necessary and customarily employed on routes existing as of the date of enactment of this Act.

    (2) Existing access routes within such areas customarily employed as of the date of enactment of this Act may be used, maintained, repaired, and replaced to the extent necessary to maintain their present function, design, and serviceable operation, so long as such activities have no increased adverse impacts on the resources and values of the areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act than existed as of the date of enactment of this Act.

    (3) Subject to the provisions of subsections (c) and (d), the Secretary shall allow water resource facilities existing on the date of enactment of this Act within areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act to be used, operated, maintained, repaired, and replaced to the extent necessary for the continued exercise, in accordance with Colorado state law, of vested water rights adjudicated for use in connection with such facilities by a court of competent jurisdiction prior to the date of enactment of this Act: Provided, That the impact of an existing facility on the water resources and values of the area shall not be increased as a result of changes in the adjudicated type of use of such facility as of the date of enactment of this Act.

    (4) Water resource facilities, and access routes serving such facilities, existing within the areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act on the date of enactment of this Act shall be maintained and repaired when and to the extent necessary to prevent increased adverse impacts on the resources and values of the areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act.

    (e) EXISTING PROJECTS- Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d) of this section, the provisions of this Act related to the areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act, and the inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System of the areas described in section 2 of this Act, shall not be construed to affect or limit the use, operation, maintenance, repair, modification, or replacement of water resources facilities in existence on the date of enactment of this Act within the boundaries of the areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act.

    (f) MONITORING AND IMPLEMENTATION- The Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior shall monitor the operation of and access to water resource facilities within the areas described in sections 2, 5, 6, and 9 of this Act and take all steps necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

    (g) INTERSTATE COMPACTS AND NORTH PLATTE RIVER- (1) Nothing in this Act, and nothing in any previous Act designating any lands as wilderness, 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 Colorado and other States. Except as expressly provided in this section, nothing in this Act shall affect or limit the development or use by existing and future holders of vested water rights of Colorado’s full apportionment of such waters.

    (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the Secretary of Agriculture nor any other officer, employee, or agent of the United States, or any other person, shall assert in any court or agency of the United States or any other jurisdiction any rights, and no court or agency of the United States shall consider any claim or defense asserted by any person based upon such rights, which may be determined to have been established for waters of the North Platte River for purposes of the Platte River Wilderness Area established by Public Law 98-550, located on the Colorado-Wyoming State boundary, to the extent such rights would limit the use or development of water within Colorado by present and future holders of vested water rights in the North Platte River and its tributaries, to the full extent allowed under interstate compact or United States Supreme Court equitable decree. Any such rights shall be exercised as if junior to, in a manner so as not to prevent, the use or development of Colorado’s full entitlement to interstate waters of the North Platte River and its tributaries within Colorado allowed under interstate compact or United States Supreme Court equitable decree.

SEC. 9. PIEDRA, ROUBIDEAU, AND TABEGUACHE AREAS.

    (a) AREAS- The provisions of this section shall apply to the following areas:

      (1) Certain lands in the San Juan National Forest, Colorado, comprising approximately 62,550 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ‘Piedra Area’ dated January, 1993;

      (2) Certain lands in the Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado, comprising approximately 19,650 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ‘Roubideau Area’ dated January, 1993; and

      (3) Certain lands in the Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado and in the San Juan Resource Area administered by the Bureau of Land Management, comprising approximately 17,240 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ‘Tabeguache Area’ dated January, 1993.

    (b) MANAGEMENT- (1) Subject to valid existing rights, the areas described in subsection (a) are withdrawn from all forms of location, leasing, patent, disposition, or disposal under public land, mining, and mineral and geothermal leasing laws of the United States.

    (2) The areas described in subsection (a) shall not be subject to any obligation to further study such lands for wilderness designation.

    (3) Until Congress determines otherwise, and subject to the provisions of section 8 of this Act, activities within such areas shall be managed by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, so as to maintain the areas’ presently existing wilderness character and potential for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System.

    (4) Livestock grazing in such areas shall be permitted and managed to the same extent and in the same manner as of the date of enactment of this Act. Except as provided by this Act, mechanized or motorized travel shall not be permitted in such areas: Provided, That the Secretary may permit motorized travel on trail number 535 in the San Juan National Forest during periods of adequate snow cover.

    (c) DATA COLLECTION- The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Colorado Water Conservation Board, shall compile data concerning the water resources of the areas described in subsection (a) and existing and proposed water resource facilities affecting such values.

SEC. 10. SPANISH PEAKS PLANNING AREA STUDY.

    (a) REPORT- Not later than three years from the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall report to the Committee on Natural Resources of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate on the status of private property interests located within the Spanish Peaks planning area of the San Isabel National Forest in Colorado, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Spanish Peaks Further Planning Area Study’, dated January, 1993.

    (b) CONTENTS OF REPORT- The report required by this section shall identify the location of all private property situated within the exterior boundaries of the Spanish Peaks planning area; the nature of such property interests; the acreage of such private property interests; and the Secretary’s views on whether the owners of said properties would be willing to enter into either a sale or exchange of these properties at fair market value if such a transaction became available in the near future.

    (c) NO AUTHORIZATION OF EMINENT DOMAIN- Nothing contained in this Act authorizes, and nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize, the acquisition of real property by eminent domain.

    (d) MANAGEMENT- Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4(a) of this Act, for a period of three years from the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall manage the Spanish Peaks planning area as provided by section 105(c) of Public Law 96-560.

SEC. 11. PUMPING PLANT NAME CHANGE.

    The facility of the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, known as the Granby Pumping Plant of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, in the State of Colorado, shall hereafter be known as the Farr Pumping Plant. Any reference to the Granby Pumping Plant in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be considered to be a reference to the Farr Pumping Plant.

Passed the House of Representatives July 19, 1993.

Attest:

DONNALD K. ANDERSON,

Clerk.

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