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H.R. 1749 (106th): To designate Wilson Creek in Avery and Caldwell Counties, North Carolina, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 29, 2000 (Reported by House Committee).


HR 1749 RH

Union Calendar No. 279

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1749

[Report No. 106-500]

To designate Wilson Creek in Avery and Caldwell Counties, North Carolina, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 11, 1999

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

February 29, 2000

Additional sponsor: Mr. BURR of North Carolina

February 29, 2000

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To designate Wilson Creek in Avery and Caldwell Counties, North Carolina, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

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

[Struck out->] SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF WILSON CREEK IN NORTH CAROLINA AS A WILD, SCENIC, AND RECREATIONAL RIVER. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: [<-Struck out]

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    ‘(161) WILSON CREEK, NORTH CAROLINA- (A) The 23.3 mile segment of Wilson Creek in the State of North Carolina from its headwaters to its confluence with Johns River, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in the following classifications: [<-Struck out]

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      ‘(i) The 2.9 mile segment from its headwaters below Calloway Peak downstream to the confluence of Little Wilson Creek, as a scenic river. [<-Struck out]

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      ‘(ii) The 4.6 segment from Little Wilson Creek downstream to the confluence of Crusher Branch, as a wild river. [<-Struck out]

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      ‘(iii) The 15.8 segment from Crusher Branch downstream to the confluence of Johns River, as a recreational river. [<-Struck out]

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    ‘(B) The Forest Service or any other agency of the Federal Government may not undertake condemnation proceedings for the purpose of acquiring public right-of-way or access to Wilson Creek against the private property of T. Henry Wilson (or his heirs or assigns) located in Avery County, North Carolina (within the area 36«, 4 min., 21 sec. North 81«, 47 min., 37« West and 36«, 3 min., 13 sec. North and 81« 45 min. 55 sec. West), in the area of Wilson Creek designated as a wild river.’. [<-Struck out]

SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF WILSON CREEK IN NORTH CAROLINA AS A WILD, SCENIC, AND RECREATIONAL RIVER.

    Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

    ‘(161) WILSON CREEK, NORTH CAROLINA- (A) The 23.3 mile segment of Wilson Creek in the State of North Carolina from its headwaters to its confluence with Johns River, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in the following classifications:

      ‘(i) The 2.9 mile segment from its headwaters below Calloway Peak downstream to the confluence of Little Wilson Creek, as a scenic river.

      ‘(ii) The 4.6 segment from Little Wilson Creek downstream to the confluence of Crusher Branch, as a wild river.

      ‘(iii) The 15.8 segment from Crusher Branch downstream to the confluence of Johns River, as a recreational river.

    ‘(B) The Forest Service or any other agency of the Federal Government may not undertake condemnation proceedings for the purpose of acquiring public right-of-way or access to Wilson Creek against the private property of T. Henry Wilson, Jr., or his heirs or assigns, located in Avery County, North Carolina (within the area 36«, 4 min., 21 sec. North 81«, 47 min., 37« West and 36«, 3 min., 13 sec. North and 81« 45 min. 55 sec. West), in the area of Wilson Creek designated as a wild river.’.

Union Calendar No. 279

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1749

[Report No. 106-500]

A BILL

To designate Wilson Creek in Avery and Caldwell Counties, North Carolina, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.


February 29, 2000

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed