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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1634

PUBLIC LAW 98-425—SEPT. 28, 1984

any exchange of mineral or geothermal interest authorized by this title. ADMINISTRATION

16 USC 543c.

SEC. 304. (a)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this title, the Secretary, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, shall administer the Scenic Area as a separate unit within the boundary of the Inyo National Forest in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the National Forest System. All Bureau of Land Management administered lands that fall within the boundaries of the Scenic Area are hereby added to the Inyo National Forest and shall be administered in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the National Forest System. (2) In addition, the following parcels administered by the Bureau of Land Management are hereby added to the Inyo National Forest and shall be administered in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the National Forest System: township 1 south; range 26 east; Mount Diablo Meridian: east half of southwest quarter and south half of southeast quarter of section 10; and township 1 north; range 26 east; Mount Diablo Meridian: southwest quarter of northeast quarter and west half of southeast quarter of section 9; southwest quarter of southwest quarter of section 15; southwest quarter of northwest quarter and northwest quarter of southwest quarter of section 25; north half of southeast quarter of section 26, west half of northwest quarter and northwest quarter of southwest quarter of section 27; township 1 north; range 27 east; Mount Diablo Meridian: east half of southeast quarter of section 34; southwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 35; and west half of section 30 as intersected by Scenic Area Boundary. (b)(1) In a manner consistent with the protection of the water rights of the State of California or any political subdivision thereof (including the city of Los Angeles) or of any person to the extent that such water rights have been granted or modified under the laws of the State of California, the Secretary shall manage the Scenic Area to protect its geologic, ecologic, and cultural resources. The Secretary shall provide for recreational use of the Scenic Area and shall provide recreational and interpretive facilities (including trails and campgrounds) for the use of the public which are compatible with the provisions of this title, and may assist adjacent affected local governmental agencies in the development of related interpretive programs. The Secretary shall permit the full use of the Scenic Area for scientific study and research in accordance with such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. (2) Except as specifically provided in this subsection, no commercial timber harvesting shall be permitted in the Scenic Area, but the Secretary shall permit the utilization of wood material such as firewood, posts, poles, and Christmas trees by individuals for their domestic purposes under such regulations as he may prescribe to rotect the natural and cultural resources of the Scenic Area. The ecretary may take action including the use of commercial timber harvest to the minimum extent necessary to control fires, insects and diseases that might—

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