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Text of the Dugger Mountain Wilderness Act of 1996

This bill was introduced on September 17, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 17, 1996 (Introduced).

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HR 4087 IH

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4087

To designate certain Federal lands in the Talladega National Forest in the State of Alabama as the Dugger Mountain Wilderness.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 17, 1996

Mr. BROWDER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

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 1996’.

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 14,000 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Dugger Mountain Wilderness--Proposed’ and dated XX 1996, are hereby designated as wilderness and, therefore, as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and shall be known as the Dugger Mountain Wilderness.

    (b) MAP AND DESCRIPTION- As soon as practicable after the date of 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. The map and boundary description shall also be on file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices of the Department of Agriculture.

    (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 Wilderness Act, 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 enactment of this Act.