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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1628

PUBLIC LAW 98-425—SEPT. 28, 1984

Smith roadless area (RARE II, 5-707, Six Rivers National Forest, California) shall be subject to only such Federal laws and regulations as are generally applicable to national forest lands designated as nonwilderness. WILDERNESS REVIEW CONCERNS

Conservation.

16 USC 1600 note.

16 USC 1604.

SEC. 111. (a) The Congress finds that— (1) the Department of Agriculture has completed the second roadless area review and evaluation program (RARE II); and (2) the Congress had made its own review and examination of national forest roadless areas in California and the environmental impacts associated with alternative allocations of such areas. (b) On the basis of such review, the Congress hereby determines and directs that— (1) without passing on the question of the legal and factual sufficiency of the RARE II final environmental statement (dated January 1979) with respect to national forest lands in States other than California, such statement shall not be subject to judicial review with respect to National Forest System lands in the State of California; (2) upon enactment of this title, the injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in the State of California versus Bergland (483 F. Supp. 465 (1980)) shall no longer be in force; (3) with respect to the National Forest System lands in the State of California which were reviewed by the Department of Agriculture in the second roadless area review and evaluation (RARE II), and those lands referred to in subsection (d), except those lands remaining in further planning as referred to in subsection (e), or designated as planning areas upon enactment of this title, that review and evaluation shall be deemed for the purposes of the initial land management plans required for such lands by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, to be an adequate consideration of the suitability of such lands for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Department of Agriculture shall not be required to review the wilderness option prior to the revisions of the plans but shall review the wilderness option when the plans are revised, which revisions will ordinarily occur on a ten-year cycle, or at least every fifteen years, unless prior to such time the Secretary of Agriculture finds that conditions in a unit have significantly changed; (4) areas in the State of California reviewed in such final environmental statement or referenced in subsection (d) and not designated as wilderness or planning areas by this title or remaining in further planning as referenced in subsection (e) upon enactment of this title shall be managed for multiple use in accordance with land management plans pursuant to section 6 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976: Provided, That such areas need not be managed for the purpose of protecting their suitability for wilderness designation prior to or during revision of the land management plans;