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S. 86 (110th): Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Act

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4/10/2008--Reported to Senate amended. Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Act - Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate specified segments of Fossil Creek, a tributary to the Verde River in Arizona, as components of the national wild and scenic rivers system, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Permits the Arizona Public Service Company, the former licensee for the Childs-Irving Hydroelectric Project (FERC project number 2069), to conduct project decommissioning and restoration activities agreed to in the surrender application and relevant docketed filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Allows federal and state agencies to conduct native fish restoration and barrier maintenance activities in accordance with the environmental assessment, decision notice, and finding of no significant impact for the document entitled "Native Fish Restoration in Fossil Creek" (2004).

Authorizes the U.S. Geological Survey or any other entity that has been given written permission by the Secretary, to undertake any necessary activities, including access by any existing road, to install, operate, maintain, or otherwise manage one or more stream flow gauges in Fossil Creek in cooperation with the Forest Service for monitoring and collecting stream flow and other water resource information.

Authorizes appropriations.