IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 22 (legislative day, January 3), 2013
Mr. Levin (for himself and Ms. Stabenow) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Conservation and Recreation Act
In this Act:
term map means the map consisting of 6 sheets entitled
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Proposed Wilderness
Boundary, numbered 634/80,083B, and dated November 2010.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
Sleeping bear dunes wilderness
accordance with the
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), certain land and
inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore comprising
approximately 32,557 acres along the mainland shore of Lake Michigan and on
certain nearby islands in Benzie and Leelanau Counties, Michigan, as generally
depicted on the map, is designated as wilderness and as a component of the
National Wilderness Preservation System, to be known as the
Bear Dunes Wilderness.
The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
The Secretary may correct any clerical or typographical errors in the map.
As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare a legal description of the wilderness boundary and submit a copy of the map and legal description to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives.
The wilderness boundary shall be—
100 feet from the centerline of adjacent county roads; and
300 feet from the centerline of adjacent State highways.
Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness area designated by section 3(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 the Wilderness Act to the effective date of that Act shall be considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act; and
any reference in the Wilderness Act to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be considered to be a reference to the Secretary.
Maintenance of roads outside wilderness boundary
Nothing in this Act prevents the maintenance and improvement of roads that are located outside the boundary of the wilderness area designated by section 3(a).
Fish and wildlife
Nothing in this Act affects the jurisdiction of the State of Michigan with respect to the management of fish and wildlife, including hunting and fishing within the national lakeshore in accordance with section 5 of Public Law 91–479 (16 U.S.C. 460x–4).
Nothing in this Act modifies, alters, or affects—
any treaty rights; or
any valid private property rights in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act.