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Text of the Ouachita National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act

This bill was introduced on July 8, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 8, 2004 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4783

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 8, 2004

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

A BILL

To adjust the boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest in the States of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ouachita National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act.

2.

Boundary adjustment, Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma and Arkansas

(a)

Boundary adjustment

The boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest in the States of Oklahoma and Arkansas are hereby modified as depicted on the following maps, dated May 15, 2001:

(1)

Ouachita National Forest Boundary Extension for the Broken Bow Area.

(2)

Ouachita National Forest Boundary Extension for the Southern Tiak Area.

(3)

Ouachita National Forest Boundary Extension for the Northern Ouachita Area.

(4)

Ouachita National Forest Boundary Extension for the Southern Ouachita Area.

(5)

Ouachita National Forest Boundary Extension for the Eastern Ouachita Area.

(b)

Treatment of maps

The maps referred to in subsection (a) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service in the District of Columbia. The Secretary of Agriculture may make minor corrections to the maps.

(c)

Management of acquired land

Any federally-owned lands that, before the date of the enactment of this Act, have been acquired for National Forest System purposes within the boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest, as modified by subsection (a), and any lands that are acquired on or after that date for National Forest System purposes within such boundaries, shall be managed as lands acquired under the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the Weeks Act), and in accordance with the other laws and regulations pertaining to the National Forest System. Nothing in this subsection shall limit the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to adjust the boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest pursuant to section 11 of such Act (16 U.S.C. 521).

(d)

Relation to land and water conservation fund act

For purposes of section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l–9), the boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest, as modified by subsection (a), shall be considered to be boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest as of January 1, 1965.