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H.R. 4932 (98th): An act to withdraw certain public lands in Lincoln County, Nevada, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 17, 1984 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

PUBLIC LAW 98-485—OCT. 17, 1984                                   98 STAT. 2261
Public Law 98-485
98th Congress
                                   An Act
                                                                                       Oct. 17, 1984
To withdraw certain public lands in Lincoln County, Nevada, and for other purposes.
                                                                                        [H.R. 4932]
   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
   SECTION 1. (a) Subject to valid existing rights, the lands depicted
on the map entitled "Groom Mountain Addition to Nellis Air Force
Range", dated September 1984, and aggregating approximately
89,600 acres in Lincoln County, Nevada, are hereby withdrawn from
all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the
mining laws but not the mineral and geothermal leasing laws. Such                     Defense and
lands are reserved for use by the Secretary of the Air Force—                         national
        (1) for training for electronic warfare, tactical maneuvering,                security.
     and air support, and
        (2) for other defense-related purposes consistent with, and
     involving no greater adverse impact on the withdrawn lands
      and their resources than, such training.
   (b) The withdrawal provided by subsection (a) with regard to the                   Termination
lands described in subsection (a), and the right of their use by the                  date.
Secretary of the Air Force for the purposes specified in that subsec-
tion, terminates on December 31,1987.
   SEC. 2. As soon as possible after the date of the enactment of this                Conservation.
Act but no later than January 1, 1987, the Secretary of the Interior
and the Secretary of the Air Force shall issue an environmental
impact statement, consistent with requirements of the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, concerning continued or renewed                     42 u s e 4321
withdrawal of the lands described in section 1(a) after December 31,                  note.
1987. Such statement shall include a description of and recommen-
dations concerning measures to mitigate the impact of such contin-
ued or renewed withdrawal on opportunities for outdoor recreation,
mineral exploration and development, and agriculture in Nevada.
Such measures shall include possible aquisition by the Secretary of
the Interior (through exchanges or otherwise) of lands in Nevada
suitable for outdoor recreational uses and possible increased min-
eral, agricultural, or recreational use of lands in Nevada withdrawn
for military purposes.
   SEC. 3. (a) During the period of the withdrawal of the lands
described in section 1(a), the Secretary of the Interior shall manage
such lands pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management
Act of 1976 and other applicable law, including this Act. All use of                  43 u s e 1701
such lands, and the issuance of any lease, easement, right-of-way, or                 note.
other authorization with regard to such lands—
        (1) shall be secondary to the military use of such lands for the
     purposes specified in section 1, and
        (2) may be authorized by the Secretary of the Interior only
     with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Air Force.
  (b) When military operations, public safety, or national security,
as determined by the Secretary of the Air Force, require the closure
to public use of any road, any trail, or any other portion of the lands

98 STAT. 2262 PUBLIC LAW 98-485—OCT. 17, 1984 withdrawn by this Act, the Secretary of the Air Force may take such action as the Secretary of the Air Force determines necessary or desirable to effect and maintain such closure. Such closures shall be limited to the minimum areas and periods which the Secretary of the Air Force determines are required for the purposes specified in this subsection. During such closures appropriate warning notices shall be kept posted and the Secretary of the Air Force shall take appropriate steps to notify the public concerning such closures. Federal (c)(1) As soon as possible after the date of the enactment of this Register, Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall prepare and publish in the publication. Federal Register a legal description of the lands withdrawn by this Act. The Secretary of the Air Force shall reimburse the Secretary of the Interior for the costs of preparing and publishing such descrip- tion. Public (2) The map referred to in section 1(a) shall be on file and availability. available for public inspection in the Offices of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Air Force in Washington, District of Columbia, and Las Vegas and Carson City, Nevada. (3) The withdrawal provided by this Act is not intended to— (A) reserve or otherwise withdraw any water for use in con- nection with the purposes specified in section 1; (B) affect in any manner the future appropriation, under State law, by the United States or others, of waters in, under, or upon the lands withdrawn by this Act; or (C) affect any water rights acquired by the Secretary of the Air Force or any other person or entity before the date of the enactment of this Act. (4) The withdrawal established by this Act may not be extended or renewed except by Act of Congress. Approved October 17, 1984. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 4932: HOUSE REPORT No. 98-1046, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Sept. 24, considered and passed House. Oct. 2, considered and passed Senate.