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H.R. 4850 (105th): Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Act of 1998


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10/16/1998--Introduced. Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Act of 1998 - Designates certain lands in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, which shall be known as the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness. Provides that activities on, under, or affecting the lands designated as wilderness by this Act relating to the monitoring, operating, maintenance, repair, replacement, or use of the Colorado- Big Thompson Project (Project) and its facilities which were allowed as of June 1, 1998, shall be allowed to continue, and shall not be affected by the designation of such lands as wilderness. Allows any other activities necessary to respond to catastrophic events or emergencies and affecting continued use of such Project and its facilities, subject to reasonable restrictions established by the Secretary of the Interior to protect the wilderness values of such lands that will not permanently reduce the water supply capability of the Project or the Windy Gap Project.