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104 STAT. 4430 PUBLIC LAW 101-626—NOV. 28, 1990 "(6) Kuiu.— Certain lands which comprise approximately 60,576 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled 'Kuiu Wilderness—Proposed' and dated October, 1990, which shall be known as the Kuiu Wilderness.". SEC. 203. KADASHAN STUDY. The Secretary shall complete, as part of the Tongass Land Management Plan revision process, in consultation with the State of Alaska, the City of Tenakee Springs, and other interested parties, a comprehensive study of the Kadashan LUD II Management Area as described in section 201(4). The Secretary shall submit a separate report of such study to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in the Senate and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs in the House of Representatives, which shall include, but not be limited to: (a) an assessment of the natural, cultural, environmental, fish and wildlife (including habitat) resources and values of such area; and (b) an assessment of the need for, potential uses, alternatives to and environmental impacts of providing a transportation corridor route through the Kadashan river valley. TITLE III—MODIFICATION OF LONG-TERM TIMBER SALE CONTRACTS IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA SEC. 301. CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS. (a) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture. The term "TLMP" means the Tongass National Forest Land Management Plan, completed March, 1979, and amended Winter 1985-1986. The term "contracts" means the long-term timber sale contracts numbered 12-11 -010-1545 and AlOfs-1042 between the United States and the Alaska Pulp Corporation, and between the United States and the Ketchikan Pulp Company, respectively. (b) FINDING.— The Congress hereby finds and declares that it is in the national interest to modify the contracts in order to assure that valuable public resources in the Tongass National Forest are protected and wisely managed. Modification of the long-term timber sale contracts will enhance the balanced use of resources on the forest and promote fair competition within the southeast Alaska timber industry. (c) UNILATERAL CHANGES.—The contracts are hereby modified to: (1) assure that all timber sale planning, management requirements and environmental assessment procedures regarding the contracts are consistent with procedures for independent national forest timber sales, pursuant to the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-588), the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and other applicable laws; (2) eliminate the practice of harvesting a disproportionate amount of old-growth timber by limiting the volume harvested over the rotation in volume classes 6 and 7, as defined in TLMP and supporting documents, so that the proportion of volume harvested in these classes within a contiguous management area does not exceed the proportion of volume currently represented by these classes within the management area;