102 STAT. 2738
PUBLIC LAW 100-547—OCT. 28, 1988
Sipsey Wilderness, and Sipsey Wilderness additions, including any areas within the designated boundaries of the Wild and Scenic Rivers, subject to conditions as the Secretary deems desirable: Provided, That such measures in the Secretary's judgment are deemed necessary to protect threatened resources on Federal, State or private adjacent lands. Within five years from the date of enactment of this Act, or sooner for good cause in the judgment of the Secretary, the Secretary shall evaluate the dangers and potential dangers created by the Southern Pine Beetle and other insects in the Bankhead National Forest and adjacent State and private lands. If his evaluation of such dangers and potential dangers justifies a review of present United States Forest Service policy regarding such insects, then he shall review such policy for the Sipsey Wilderness additions, including any areas within designated boundaries of Wild and Scenic Rivers, and adjacent Federal lands relative to the control of such insects. Thereafter, he shall monitor the dangers and potential dangers of such insects and such policy, closely. (d) HIKING AND HORSE TRAILS.—The Secretary of Agriculture, at his discretion, shall convert existing roads within the Sipsey Wilderness Addition into suitable hiking or horse trails. SEC. 202. FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS.
(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— (1) the Department of Agriculture has completed the second roadless area review and evaluation program (RARE II); and (2) the Congress has made its own review and examination of National Forest System roadless areas in Alabama and of the environmental impacts associated with alternative allocations of such areas. (b) DETERMINATIONS.—On the basis of such review, the Congress hereby determines and directs that— (1) without passing on the question of the legal and factual sufficiency of the RARE II final environmental statement (dated January 1979) with respect to National Forest System lands in States other than Alabama, such statement shall not be subject to judicial review with respect to National Forest System lands in the State of Alabama; and (2) with respect to the National Forest System lands in the State of Alabama which were reviewed by the Department of Agriculture in the second roadless area review and evaluation (RARE II) and those lands referred to in subsection (d), that review and evaluation or reference shall be deemed for the purposes of the initial land management plans required for such lands by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, to be adequate consideration of the suitability of such lands for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Department of Agriculture shall not be required to review the wilderness option prior to the revision of the plan, but shall review the wilderness option when the plans are revised, which revision will ordinarily occur on a ten-year cycle, or at least every fifteen years, unless, prior to such time the Secretary finds that conditions in a unit have significantly changed; (3) areas in the State of Alabama reviewed in such final environmental statement, or referenced in subsection (d), and not designated wilderness upon enactment of this Act shall be