Text of the Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act

This bill was introduced on December 13, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 13, 2012 (Introduced).

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2d Session

S. 3683


December 13, 2012

(for herself and Ms. Cantwell) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


To preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act.


Clarification of legal authority of Green Mountain Lookout


Legal authority of Lookout

Section 4(b) of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (Public Law 98–339; 98 Stat. 300; 16 U.S.C. 1131 note) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: , and except that with respect to the lands described in section 3(5), the designation of such lands as a wilderness area shall not preclude the operation and maintenance of Green Mountain Lookout.


Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984.


Preservation of Green Mountain Lookout location

The Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, may not move Green Mountain Lookout from its current location on Green Mountain in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest unless the Secretary determines that moving Green Mountain Lookout is necessary to preserve the Lookout or to ensure the safety of individuals on or around Green Mountain. If the Secretary makes such a determination, the Secretary shall move the Green Mountain Lookout to a location outside of the lands described in section 3(5) of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 and designated as a wilderness area in section 4(b) of such Act.