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Text of the Northern Colorado Headwaters Wilderness Act of 1998

This bill was introduced on August 6, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 6, 1998 (Introduced).

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HR 4505 IH

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4505

To designate certain lands in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, in Colorado, as Wilderness, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 6, 1998

Mr. SKAGGS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources


A BILL

To designate certain lands in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, in Colorado, as wilderness, 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.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Northern Colorado Headwaters Wilderness Act of 1998’.

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS.

    (a) AMENDMENT- Section 2 of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-77) is amended by adding the following new paragraphs at the end of subsection (a):

      ‘( ) Certain lands in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests which comprise approximately 15,850 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Proposed James Peak Wilderness’ dated June 1998 and which shall be known as James Peak Wilderness.

      ‘( ) Certain lands in the Roosevelt National Forest comprising approximately 5,630 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Indian Peaks Addition C’ dated June 1998 and which shall be known as South St. Vrain Addition Wilderness.

      ‘( ) Certain lands in the Roosevelt National Forest comprising approximately 960 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Indian Peaks Addition A’ dated June 1998 and which shall be known as Fourth of July Addition Wilderness.

      ‘( ) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest comprising approximately 420 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Mount Evans Addition A’ and which shall be known as South Chicago Creek Addition Wilderness.

      ‘( ) Certain lands in the Arapaho National Forest comprising approximately 2,030 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Indian Peaks Addition B’ dated June 1998 and which shall be known as Ranch Creek Addition Wilderness.

      ‘( ) Certain lands in the Roosevelt National Forest comprising approximately 1,110 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Comanche Peak Addition D’ dated June 1998 and which shall be known as Sheep Creek Addition Wilderness.

      ‘( ) Certain lands in the Roosevelt National Forest comprising approximately 670 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Comanche Peak Addition F’ dated June 1998 and which shall be known as Pennock Creek Addition Wilderness.

      ‘( ) Certain lands in the Roosevelt National Forest comprising approximately 3,360 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Comanche Peak Addition G’ dated June 1998 and which shall be known as Bulwark Ridge Addition Wilderness.’.

    (b) MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall file with the Committee on Resources of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate a map and a boundary description of each of the areas designated as wilderness by the paragraphs added to subsection 2(a) of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 by subsection (a) of this section. Each such map and boundary description shall have the same force and effect as if included in the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993, except that the Secretary is authorized to correct clerical and typographical errors in such maps and boundary descriptions. 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.

SEC. 3. ALICE TOWNSHIP.

    (a) The Forest Supervisor of the Arapaho National Forest shall--

      (1) consult with the Commissioners of Clear Creek County, Colorado, and with residents in the immediate vicinity, to identify appropriate measures to regulate activities on national forest lands adjacent to Alice Township and St. Mary’s Glacier that interfere with access to such areas by emergency or law-enforcement vehicles, that may adversely affect public health, or that impede access by local residents; and

      (2) take steps to implement measures identified through such consultation.

    (b) After the consultation required by subsection (a)(1), the Forest Supervisor of the Arapaho National Forest shall inform the Committees on Resources and Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Energy and Natural Resources and Appropriations of the Senate regarding the amount of any additional funding required to implement appropriate measures to achieve the objectives specified in subsection (a)(1).