The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 1975 (Passed Congress).
2094 PUBLIC LAW 93-621-JAN. 3, 1975 [88 STAT. Public Law 93-621 January 3, 1975 AN ACT ^^•^^^2'i To ainend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (82 Stat. 906), as amended, to designate segments of certain rivers for possible inclusion in the national wild a n d scenic rivers s y s t e m ; to amend the Lower Saint Croix River Act of 1972 (86 Stat. 1174), and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the Ri^irt Tel ^''^"''^ United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Wild and amendment's. Sceiiic Eivers Act (82 Stat. 906), as amended, is further amended as follows: 16 use 1276. (a) In subsection (a) of section 6 after paragraph (27) insert the following new paragraphs: "(28) American, California: The North Fork from the Cedars to the Auburn Reservoir. "(29) Au Sable, Michigan: The segment downstream from Foot Dam to Oscoda and upstream from Loud Reservoir to its source, including its principal tributaries and excluding Mio and Bamfield Reservoirs. "(30) Big Thompson, Colorado: The segment from its source to the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. "(31) Cache la^ Poudre, Colorado: Both forks from their sources to their confluence, thence the Cache la Poudre to the eastern boundary of Roosevelt National Forest. "(32) Cahaba, Alabama: The segment from its junction with United States Highway 31 south of Birmingham downstream to its junction with United States Highway 80 west of Selma. "(33) Clarks Fork, Wyoming: The segment from the Clark's Fork Canyon to the Crandall Creek Bridge. "(34) Colorado, Colorado and U t a h : The segment from its con- fluence with the Dolores River, Utah, upstream to a point 19.5 miles from the Utah-Colorado border in Colorado. "(35) Conejos, Colorado: The three forks from their sources to their confluence, thence the Conejos to its first junction with State Highway 17, excluding Platoro Reservoir. " (36) Elk, Colorado: The segment from its source to Clark. "(37) Encampment, Colorado: The Main Fork and West Fork to their confluence, thence the Encampment to the Colorado-Wyoming border, including the tributaries and headwaters. "(38) Green, Colorado: The entire segment within the State of Colorado. " (39) Gunnison, Colorado: The segment from the upstream (south- ern) boundary of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monu- ment to its confluence with the North Fork. "(40) Illinois, Oklahoma: The segment from Tenkiller Ferry Res- ervoir upstream to the Arkansas-Oklahoma border, including the Fl^nt and Barren Fork Creeks. "(41) John Day, Oregon: The main stem from Service Creek Bridge (at river mile 157) downstream to Tumwater Falls (at river mile 10). "(42) Kettle, Minnesota: The entire segment within the State of Minnesota. "(43) Los Pinos, Colorado: The segment from its source, including the tributaries and headwaters within the San Juan Primitive Area, to the northern boundary of the Granite Peak Ranch.
88 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 93-621-JAN. 3, 1975 2095 "(44) Manistee, Michigan: The entire river from its source to Manistee Lake, inchiding its principal tributaries and excluding Tippy and Hodenpyl Reservoirs. " (45) Nolichuckey, Tennessee and North Carolina: The entire mam stem. "(46) Owyhee, South Fork, Oregon: The main stem from the Oregon-Idaho border downstream to the Owyhee Reservoir. "(47) Piedra, Colorado: The Middle Fork and East Fork from their sources to their confluence, thence the Piedra to its junction with Colorado Highway 160, including the tributaries and headwaters on national forest lands. "(48) Shepaug, Connecticut: The entire river. "(49) Sipsey Fork, West Fork, Alabama: The segment, including its tributaries, from the impoundment formed by the Lewis M. Smith Dam upstream to its source in the William B. Bankhead National Forest. "(50) Snake, Wyoming: The segment from the southern bounda- ries of Teton National Park to the entrance to Palisades Reservoir. " (51) Sweetwater, Wyoming: The segment from Wilson Bar down- stream to Spring Creek. "(52) Tuolumne, California: The main river from its source on Mount Dana and Mount Lyell in Yosemite National Park to Don Pedro Reservoir. "(53) Upper Mississippi, Minnesota: The segment from its source at the outlet of Itasca Lake to its junction with the northwestern boundary of the city of Anoka. "(54) Wisconsin, Wisconsin: The segment from Prairie du Sac to its confluence with the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. "(55) Yampa, Colorado: The segment within the boundaries of the Dinosaur National Monument. "(56) Dolores, Colorado: The segment of the main stem from Rico upstream to its source, including its headwaters; the West Dolores from its sour-ce, including its headwaters, downstream to its confluence with the main stem; and the segment from the west boundary, section 2, township 38 north, range 16 west, NMPM, below the proposed McPhee Dam, downstream to the Colorado-Utah border, excluding the segment from one mile above Highway 90 to the confluence of the San Miguel River." (b) In section 5 reletter subsections (b) and (c) as (c) and ( d ) , leusc 1276. respectively, and insert a new subsection (b), as follows: " ( b ) ( 1 ) The studies of rivers named in subparagraphs (28) studies and re- through (55) of subsection (a) of this section shall be completed ^°'^^' and reports thereon submitted by not later than October 2, 1979: Provided, That with respect to the rivers named in subparagraphs (33), (50), and (51), the Secretaries shall not commence any studies until (i) the State legislature has acted with respect to such rivers or (ii) one year from the date of enactment of this Act, whichever is earlier. "(2) The study of the river named in subparagraph (56) of subsection (a) of this section shall be completed and the report thereon submitted by not later than January 3,1976. "(3) There are authorized to be appropriated for the purpose Appropriations. of conducting the studies of the rivers named in subparagraphs (28) through (56) such sums as may be necessary, but not more than $2,175,000."
2096 PUBUC LAW 93-622-JAN. 3, 1975 [88 STAT. 16 u s e 1278. (c) I n clause (i) of subsection (b) of section 7 strike the final comma and the following word "and" and insert in lieu thereof a colon and the following proviso: '•'•Provided^ That if any Act designating any river or rivers for potential addition to the national wild and scenic rivers system provides a period for the study or studies Avhich exceeds such three complete fiscal year period the period provided for in such Act shall be substituted for the three complete fiscal year period in the provisions of this clause ( i ) ; and'*. 16 u s e 1275. (d) I n the fourth sentence of subsection (a) of section 4 : (1) between "rivers" and "with" insert " ( i ) " , and (2) strike "system." and insert in lieu thereof "system, and (ii) which possess the greatest proportion of private lands withiu their areas.". 16 u s e 1274 note. SEC. 2. Subsection (a) of section 6 of the Lower Saint Croix Kiver Act of 1972 (86 Stat. 1174) is amended by deleting "$7,275,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$19,000,000". Approved January 3, 1975. Public Law 93-622 January 3, 1975 AN ACT [S. 3433] To further the purposes of the Wilderness Act by designating certain acquired lands for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, to provide for study of certain additional lands for such inclusion, and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the National Wilder- United States of America in Congress assemhled^ ness Preservation System. Designation of S T A T E M E N T OF F I N D I N G S AND POLICY certain acquired lands. 16 u s e 1132 SEC. 2. (a) The Congress finds that— note. (1) in the more populous eastern half of the United States there is an urgent need to identify, study, designate, and preserve areas for addition to the National Wilderness Preservation System; (2) in recognition of this urgent need, certain areas in the national forest system in the eastern half of the United States were designated by the Congress as wilderness in the Wilderness 16 u s e 1131 Act (78 Stat. 890) ; certain areas in the national wildlife refuge note. system in the eastern half of the United States have been desig- nated by the Congress as wilderness or recommended by the President for such designation, and certain areas in the national park system in the eastern half of the United States have been recommended by the President for designation as wilderness; and (3) additional areas of wilderness in the more populous eastern half of the United States are increasingly threatened by the pressures of a growing and more mobile population, large-scale industrial and economic growth, and development and uses inconsistent with the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of tl.e areas' wilderness character. (b) Therefore, the Congress finds and declares that it is in the national interest that these and similar areas in the eastern half of the United States be promptly designated as wilderness within the National Wilderness Preservation System, in order to preserve such areas as an enduring resource of wilderness which shall be managed to promote and perpetuate the wilderness character of the land and its specific values of solitude, physical and mental challenge, scientific study, inspiration, and primitive recreation for the benefit of all of the American people of present and future generations.