S. 1294: Tennessee Wilderness Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jul 24, 2013 (Reference Change).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1294

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 15, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Corker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

July 24, 2013

Committee discharged; referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To designate as wilderness certain public land in the Cherokee National Forest in the State of Tennessee, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Tennessee Wilderness Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Map

The term Map means the map entitled Proposed Wilderness Areas and Additions-Cherokee National Forest and dated January 20, 2010.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture.

(3)

State

The term State means the State of Tennessee.

3.

Additions to Cherokee National Forest

(a)

Designation of wilderness

In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following parcels of Federal land in the Cherokee National Forest in the State of Tennessee are designated as wilderness and as additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System:

(1)

Certain land comprising approximately 9,038 acres, as generally depicted as the Upper Bald River Wilderness on the Map and which shall be known as the Upper Bald River Wilderness.

(2)

Certain land comprising approximately 348 acres, as generally depicted as the Big Frog Addition on the Map and which shall be incorporated in, and shall be considered to be a part of, the Big Frog Wilderness.

(3)

Certain land comprising approximately 630 acres, as generally depicted as the Little Frog Mountain Addition NW on the Map and which shall be incorporated in, and shall be considered to be a part of, the Little Frog Mountain Wilderness.

(4)

Certain land comprising approximately 336 acres, as generally depicted as the Little Frog Mountain Addition NE on the Map and which shall be incorporated in, and shall be considered to be a part of, the Little Frog Mountain Wilderness.

(5)

Certain land comprising approximately 2,922 acres, as generally depicted as the Sampson Mountain Addition on the Map and which shall be incorporated in, and shall be considered to be a part of, the Sampson Mountain Wilderness.

(6)

Certain land comprising approximately 4,446 acres, as generally depicted as the Big Laurel Branch Addition on the Map and which shall be incorporated in, and shall be considered to be a part of, the Big Laurel Branch Wilderness.

(7)

Certain land comprising approximately 1,836 acres, as generally depicted as the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Addition on the Map and which shall be incorporated in, and shall be considered to be a part of, the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness.

(b)

Maps and legal descriptions

(1)

In general

As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file maps and legal descriptions of the wilderness areas designated by subsection (a) with the appropriate committees of Congress.

(2)

Public availability

The maps and legal descriptions filed under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Chief of the Forest Service and the office of the Supervisor of the Cherokee National Forest.

(3)

Force of law

The maps and legal descriptions filed under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct typographical errors in the maps and descriptions.

(c)

Administration

Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal land designated as wilderness by subsection (a) shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), except that any reference in that Act to the effective date of that Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the date of the enactment of this Act.