skip to main content

H.R. 8002 (94th): An Act to designate certain lands in the Point Reyes National Seashore, California, as wilderness, amending the Act of September 13, 1962 (76 Stat. 538), as amended (16 U.S.C. 459c-6a), and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 18, 1976 (Passed Congress).


PUBLIC LAW 94-544—OCT. 18, 1976                                  90 STAT. 2515

Public Law 94-544
94th Congress
                                 An Act
To designate certain lands in the Point Reyes National Seashore, California, as     Oct. 18, 1976
  wilderness, amending the Act of September 13, 1962 (76 Stat. 538), as amended      [H.R. 8002]
  (16 U.S.C. 459c-6a), and for other purposes.

   Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled^ That, in furtherance               Point Reyes
of the purposes of the Point Reyes National Seashore Act (76 Stat.                 National
                                                                                   Seashore, Calif.
538; 16 U.S.C. 459c), and of the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890; 16                  Certain lands
U.S.C. 1131-36), and in accordance with section 3(c) of the Wilder-                designated as
ness Act, the following lands within the Point Reyes National Sea-                 wilderness areas.
shore are hereby designated as wilderness, and shall be administered               16 u s e 1132
by the Secretary of the Interior in accordance with the applicable                 note.
                                                                                   16 u s e 1132.
provisions of the Wilderness Act: those lands comprising twenty-five               16 u s e 1131
thousand three hundred and seventy acres, and potential wilderness                 note.
additions comprising eight thousand and three acres, depicted on a
map entitled "Wilderness Plan, Point Reyes National Seashore", num-
bered 612-90,000-B and dated September 1976, to be known as the
Point Reyes Wilderness.
    SEC. 2. As soon as practicable after this Act takes effect, the                Map and
Secretary of the Interior shall file a map of the wilderness area and              description, filing
                                                                                   with
a description of its boundaries with the Interior and Insular Affairs              congressional
Committees of the United States Senate and House of Representa-                    committees.
tives, and such map and descriptions shall have the same force and
effect as if included in this Act: Provided^ however^ That correction
of clerical and typographical errors in such map and descriptions may
be made.
    SEC. 3. The area designated by this Act as wilderness shall be                 Administration.
administered by the Secretary of the Interior in accordance with the
 applicable provisions of the Wilderness Act governing areas desig-
 nated by that Act as wilderness areas, except that any reference in
 such provisions to the effective date of this Act, and, where appro-
priate, any reference to the Secretary of Agriculture, shall be deemed
 to be a reference to the Secretary of the Interior.
    SEC. 4. (a) Amend the Act of September 13,1962 (76 Stat. 538), as
 amended (16 U.S.C. 459c-6a), as follows:                                          16 u s e 459c-6.
    In section 6(a) insert immediately after the words "shall be admin-
 istered by the Secretary," the words "without impairment of its
 natural values, in a manner which provides for such recreational, edu-
 cational, historic preservation, interpretation, and scientific research
 opportunities as are consistent with, based upon, and supportive of
 the maximum protection, restoration, and preservation of the natural
 environment within the area,".
     (b) Add the following new section 7 and redesignate the existing
 section 7 as section 8:                                                           16 u s e 459c-7.
    "SEC. 7. The Secretary shall designate the principal environmental             The Clem Miller
 education center within the seashore as 'The Clem Miller Environ-                 Environmental
                                                                                   Education Center,
                                                                                   designation.
                                                                                   16 u s e 459c-6a.

90 STAT. 2516 PUBLIC LAW 94-544—OCT. 18, 1976 mental Education Center', in commemoration of the vision and lead- ership which the late Representative Clem Miller gave to the creation and protection of Point Eeyes National Seashore.". Approved October 18, 1976. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 94-1680 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 122 (1976): Sept. 29, considered and passed House. Oct. 1, considered and passed Senate. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 12, No. 43: Oct. 19, Presidential statement.