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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-550—OCT. 28, 1988

Public Law 100-550 100th Congress

102 STAT. 2749

An Act

Entitled the "National Forest and Public Lands Nevada Enhancement Act of 1988".

Oct. 28, 1988 [S. 59]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the National Forest United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the "National Forest and Public Lands of Nevada Enhancement Act of 1988". SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— (1) the public lands transferred by this Act contain valuable natural resources (such as watershed, range, outdoor recreation and wildlife habitat) which will be enhanced by the professional, multiple-use management of the Forest Service; and that certain national forest lands would be enhanced by the professional multiple-use management of the Bureau of Land Management; (2) the public which uses these natural resources will be benefited by such adjustments in management; (3) the public lands transferred by this Act to the jurisdiction of the Forest Service are adjacent to existing national forests and, in many cases, are part of the same watersheds and mountain ranges, and placing the management of these lands under the administration of one agency, the Forest Service, will improve efficency and be cost effective; that similar efficiency and cost effectiveness will result from transferring jurisdiction of certain National Forest lands to the Bureau of Land Management; and (4) there is a consensus in Nevada that certain lands should be added to the National Forest System and that certain National Forest System lands should be transferred to the Bureau of Land Management for management, (b) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this Act a r e CD to transfer to the jurisdiction of the Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, certain public lands in Nevada currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of the Interior. These public lands are contiguous to the Toiyabe and Inyo National Forests and will become National Forest System lands; and (2) to transfer to the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of the Interior, certain lands in Nevada currently administered by the Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture. These lands are contiguous to other public lands and will be managed as such. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

As used in this Act—

and Public Lands of Nevada Enhancement Act of 1988.