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PUBLIC LAW 102-50—MAY 24, 1991 105 STAT. 255 year period the 6-mile segment shall be designated as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System by operation of law, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior in accordance with sections 4 and 5 of this Act and the applicable provisions of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271-1287). The Secretary of Federal the Interior shall publish notification to that effect in the Federal K^gjf^^f.' Register. publication. SEC. 4. LIMITATIONS ON CERTAIN ACQUISITION. 16 USC 1274 (a) LIMITATIONS. — In the case of the 40-mile and 30-mile segments of the Niobrara River described in the amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act made by section 2 of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall not, without the consent of the owner, acquire for purposes of such segment land or interests in land in more than 5 percent of the area within the boundaries of such segments, and the Secretary shall not acquire, without the consent of the owner, fee ownership of more than 2 percent of such area. The limitations on land acquisition contained in this subsection shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, the limitations on acquisition contained in section 6 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. 0?) FINDING; EXCEPTION. —The 5 percent limitation and the 2 percent limitation contained in subsection (a) of this section shall not apply if the Secretary of the Interior finds, after notice and opportunity for public comment, that State or local governments are not, through statute, regulation, ordinance, or otherwise, adequately protecting the values for which the segment concerned is designated as a component of the national wild and scenic rivers system. SEC. 5. NIOBRARA SCENIC RIVER ADVISORY COMMISSION. 16 USC 1274 (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— T here is hereby established the Niobrara Scenic River Advisory Commission (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Commission"). The Commission shall advise the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary") on matters pertaining to the development of a management plan, and the management and operation of the 40-mile and 30-mile segments of the Niobrara River designated by section 2 of this Act which lie outside the boundary of the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge and that segment of the Niobrara River from its confluence with Chimney Creek to its confluence with Rock Creek. (b) MEMBERSHIP.—The Commission shall consist of 11 members appointed by the Secretary— (1) 3 of whom shall be owners of farm or ranch property within the upper portion of the designated river corridor between the Borman Bridge and the Meadville; (2) 3 of whom shall be owners of farm or ranch property within the lower portion of the designated river corridor between the Meadville Bridge and the bridge on Highway 137; (3) 1 of whom shall be a canoe outfitter who operates within the river corridors; (4) 1 of whom shall be chosen from a list submitted by the Governor of Nebraska; (5) 2 of whom shall be representatives of the affected county governments or natural resources districts; and (6) 1 of whom shall be a representative of a conservation organization who shall have knowledge and experience in river conservation.