98 STAT. 2420
PUBLIC LAW 98-515—OCT. 19, 1984
Public Law 98-515 98th Congress An Act Oct. 19, 1984 [S. 2808] Mississippi National Forest Wilderness Act of 1984. National Wilderness Preservation System. National Forest System.
16 USC 1132 note.
To designate certain National Forest System lands in the State of Mississippi as wilderness, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Mississippi National Forest Wilderness Act of 1984". DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS
SEC. 2. In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131-1136), the following lands in the State of Mississippi are hereby designated as wilderness and, therefore, as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) certain lands in the De Soto National Forest, Mississippi, which comprise approximately four thousand five hundred and sixty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled "Proposed Black Creek Wilderness", dated January 1979, and which shall be known as the Black Creek Wilderness; and (2) certain lands in the De Soto National Forest, Mississippi, which comprise approximately nine hundred and forty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled "Proposed Leaf Wilderness", dated January 1979, and which shall be known as the Leaf Wilderness. MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS
SEC. 3. As soon as practicable after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall file a map and a legal description of each wilderness area designated by this Act with the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and the Committee on Agriculture of the United States House of Representatives and with the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the United States Senate. Each such map and description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that correction of clerical and typographical errors in each such map and description may be made by the Secretary. Each such map and description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. ADMINISTRATION OF WILDERNESS
16 USC 1131 note.
SEC. 4. 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 governing areas designated by that Act as wilderness, except that any reference in such provisions to the effective date of the Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act.