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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2352

16 USC 1604.

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16 USC 1131 ^°^-

PUBLIC LAW 98-508—OCT. 19, 1984

(c) As used in this section, and as provided in section 6 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, the term "revision" shall not include an "amendment" to a plan. (d) The provisions of this section shall also apply to national forest system roadless lands in the State of Arkansas which are less than five thousand acres in size. SEC. 5. As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall file maps and legal descriptions of each wilderness area designated by this Act with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate, and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives, and each map and legal description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act: Provided, however, That correction of clerical and typographical errors in such legal descriptions shall be on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Chief, United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. SEC. 6. Subject to valid existing rights, each wilderness area designated by this Act shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with the provisions of the Wilderness Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 892) governing areas designated by that Act as wilderness areas, except that, with respect to any area designated in this Act, any reference in such provisions to the effective date of the Wilderness Act of 1964 shall be deemed to be a reference to the effective date of this Act. SEC. 7. Congress does not intend that designation of wilderness areas in the State of Arkansas lead to the creation of protective perimeters or buffer zones around each wilderness area. The fact that nonwilderness activities or uses can be seen or heard from areas within the wilderness shall not, of itself, preclude such activities or uses up to the boundary of the wilderness area. Approved October 19, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 2125: HOUSE REPORT No. 98-1097, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORT No. 98-462 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Aug. 9, considered and passed House. Oct. 2, considered and passed Senate, amended. Oct. 4, Senate concurred in House amendment.