H.R. 5965 (111th): Monongahela Conservation Legacy Act of 2010

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Jul 29, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5965

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 29, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To designate certain Federal land within the Monongahela National Forest as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Monongahela Conservation Legacy Act of 2010.

2.

Designation of national forest system land in Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia, as wilderness

(a)

Designation

In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the Federal land within the Monongahela National Forest in the State of West Virginia, comprising approximately 6,042 acres, as generally depicted on the map titled North Fork Mountain and dated July 19, 2010, are designated as a wilderness area for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, and shall be known as the North Fork Mountain Wilderness.

(b)

Administration

Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal lands designated as wilderness by subsection (a) shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.).

(c)

Effective date of wilderness

With respect to the Federal lands designated by subsection (a), any reference in the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) to the effective date of the Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the date of the enactment of this Act.