IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 17, 2019
Mr. Romney introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To designate as wilderness certain National Forest System land in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Shawnee Wilderness Designation Act.
Shawnee Wilderness, Illinois
In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), there is designated as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to be known as the
Shawnee Wilderness (referred to in this Act as the
Wilderness), the approximately 289,000 acres of Forest Service land comprising the Shawnee National Forest in the State of Illinois.
Map; legal description
As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this Act as the
Secretary) shall prepare a map and legal description of the Wilderness.
Force of law
The map and legal description prepared under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct clerical and typographical errors in the map and legal description.
The map and legal description prepared under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Forest Service.
Subject to valid existing rights, the Wilderness 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 shall be considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act.