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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-425—SEPT. 28, 1984

98 STAT. 1633

EXTENSION OF NATIONAL FOREST BOUNDARY

SEC. 302. (a) The exterior boundary of the Inyo National Forest is hereby extended to include the area within the boundary of the Scenic Area. Any lands and interests therein acquired pursuant to section 303 shall become part of the National Forest System. (b) For the purposes of section 7(a)(l) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (78 Stat. 897; 16 U.S.C. 4601-4 through 4601-11), the boundary of the Inyo National Forest, as modified by this section, shall be treated as if it were the boundary of that forest on January 1, 1964.

16 USC 543a.

16 USC 46o;-9. 16 USC 460M— 460Z-11.

ACQUISITION

SEC. 303. (a) The Secretary is authorized to acquire all lands and 16 USC 543b. interests therein within the boundary of the Scenic Area by donation, exchange in accordance with this title or other provisions of law, or purchase with donated or appropriated funds, except that— (1) any lands or interests therein within the boundary of the Scenic Area which are owned by the State of California or any political subdivision thereof (including the city of Los Angeles) may be acquired only by donation or exchange; and (2) lands or interests therein within the boundary of the Scenic Area which are not owned by the State of California or any political subdivision thereof (including the city of Los Angeles) may be acquired only with the consent of the owner thereof unless the Secretary determines, after written notice to the owner and after opportunity for comment, that the property is being developed, or proposed to be developed, in a manner which is detrimental to the integrity of the Scenic Area or which is otherwise incompatible with the purposes of this title. (b)(l) Not later than six months sifter the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary shall publish specific guidelines under which determinations shall be made under paragraph (2) of subsection (a). No use which existed prior to June 1, 1984, within the area included in the Scenic Area shall be treated under such guidelines as a detrimental or incompatible use within the meaning of such paragraph (2). (2) For purposes of subsection (a)(2), any development or proposed development of private property within the boundary of the Scenic Area that is significantly different from, or a significant expansion of, development existing as of June 1, 1984, shall be considered by the Secretary as detrimental to the integrity of the Scenic Area. No reconstruction or expansion of a private or commercial building, including— (A) reconstruction of an existing building, (B) construction of attached structural additions, not to exceed 100 per centum of the square footage of the original building, and (C) construction of reasonable support development such as roads, parking, water and sewage systems shall be treated as detrimental to the integrity of the Scenic Area or as an incompatible development within the meaning of paragraph (2) of subsection (a). (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary Conservation. shall only be required to prepare an environmental assessment of