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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-550—OCT. 28, 1988

102 STAT. 2751

be managed in a manner consistent with other National Forest or public lands, as the case may be, in the vicinity until a plan is developed under applicable provisions of law. Nothing in this Act shall of itself require the amendment or revision of the existing plans governing public lands or National Forest lands affected by the addition of or deletion of lands transferred by this Act. SEC. 5. WILDERNESS SUITABILITY.

(a) BLM WILDERNESS STUDY AREAS.—Any area or portion thereof designated as a Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Study Area, which is made a part of the National Forest System by this Act, shall be managed by the Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with the provisions of section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782), to protect its wilderness character until Congress designates it as wilderness or releases it from further wilderness consideration. At the same time that the Secretary of the Interior submits wilderness recommendations to the Congress with regard to public lands in the State of Nevada, he shall also recommend to the Congress whether any wilderness study area or portion thereof transferred to the jurisdiction of the Forest Service by this Act should be included in the National Wilderness Preservation System. (b) ROADLESS AREAS NOT RECOMMENDED AS WILDERNESS.—Any

roadless area or portion thereof which is made a part of the National Forest System by this Act and which has been considered but not recommended for designation as wilderness pursuant to section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712) shall be deemed to have been adequately considered for wilderness for the purposes of the initial land management plans hereafter required for such lands by section 6 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1604). The Secretary of Agriculture shall not be required to review the wilderness option for such area prior to the next regular revision of such plans for the National Forest in question, but the Secretary of Agriculture shall review the wilderness option for such area when such plans are revised. (c) If at any time after the date of enactment of this Act, Congress releases all or any portion of the one hundred and sixty acres of land described in this subsection from the requirements of section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to offer for sale all or any portion of the released lands at fair market value. If the Secretary of Agriculture Public decides to sell such land, he shall give public notice of such sale and information, shall establish a date within six months of such notice for the receipt of bids on such land. The Secretary of Agriculture shall sell such land to the party submitting the highest bid (at least equal to fair market value) on or before such date. The land is described as follows: MOUNT DIABLO MERIDIAN

Township 20 South, Range 57 East, Section 28 Southeast quarter of Southeast quarter Northwest quarter of Southeast quarter Northeast quarter of Northeast quarter Section 34, Southwest quarter of Northwest quarter