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Text of the Idaho Wilderness Boundary Modification Act of 2008

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 17, 2007 (Introduced).

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II

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1802

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 17, 2007

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To adjust the boundaries of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in the State of Idaho.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Idaho Wilderness Boundary Modification Act of 2007.

2.

Purposes

The purposes of this Act are—

(1)

to adjust the boundaries of the wilderness area; and

(2)

to authorize the Secretary to resolve conflicts relating to the private use of the land designated for exclusion.

3.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Land designated for exclusion

The term land designated for exclusion means the parcel of land that is—

(A)

comprised of approximately 10.197 acres of land;

(B)

depicted on the survey; and

(C)

more particularly described as—

(i)

beginning at the point of intersection of a line parallel with, and offset 300 feet northwesterly from, the line between corners 2 and 3, Homestead Entry Survey No. 74, and a line parallel with, and offset 300 feet northwesterly from, the line between corners 3 and 4, Homestead Entry Survey No. 74;

(ii)

thence north, 946.94 feet to the point of intersection with a line parallel with, and offset 300 feet southwesterly from, the line between corners 1 and 8, Homestead Entry Survey No. 135;

(iii)

thence S. 52056’ 28” E., 271.13 feet along said line to the point of intersection with a line parallel with, and offset 300 feet southerly from, the line between corners 7 and 8, Homestead Entry Survey No. 135;

(iv)

thence along said line N. 81°34’ 20” E., 868.03 feet to the point of intersection with a line parallel with, and offset 300 feet northwesterly from, the line between corners 4 and 5, Homestead Entry Survey No. 74;

(v)

thence along said line S. 4640’ 46” W., 509.91 feet to the point of intersection with a line parallel with, and offset 300 feet northwesterly from, the line between corners 3 and 4, Homestead Entry Survey No. 74; and

(vi)

thence along said line S. 51027’ 18” W., 900.18 feet, to the point of beginning.

(2)

Land designated for inclusion

The term land designated for inclusion means the parcel of National Forest System land that is—

(A)

comprised of approximately 10.2 acres of land;

(B)

located in unsurveyed section 22, T. 14 N., R. 13 E., Boise Meridian, Custer County, Idaho; and

(C)

more particularly described as—

(i)

beginning at the point of intersection of the westerly extension of the east-west line passing through the confluence of No Name Creek and Loon Creek with the 6000-foot contour;

(ii)

thence east to the 6200-foot contour;

(iii)

thence northerly along the 6200-foot contour 312 feet;

(iv)

thence west to the 6000-foot contour; and

(v)

thence along the 6000-foot contour 308 feet to the point of beginning.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture.

(4)

Survey

The term survey means the survey plat entitled Proposed Boundary Chage FCRONRW Sections 15 (Unsurveyed), Township 14 North, Range 13 East, B.M. Custer County, Idaho, prepared by C. Hoffman & Schroeder, and dated November 14, 2001.

(5)

Wilderness area

The term wilderness area means the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness designated by section 3 of the Central Idaho Wilderness Act of 1980 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; 94 Stat. 948).

4.

Boundary adjustment

(a)

Adjustment to wilderness area

(1)

Inclusion

The wilderness area shall include the land designated for inclusion.

(2)

Exclusion

The wilderness area shall not include the land designated for exclusion.

(b)

Corrections to survey

The Secretary may make corrections to the survey.

(c)

Authorization of Secretary

Notwithstanding the acreage requirement described in section 3(2) of Public Law 97–465 (commonly known as the Small Tracts Act) (16 U.S.C. 521e(2)), the Secretary may resolve any encroachment on the land designated for exclusion in accordance with that section.