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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

STAT. 1662

PUBLIC LAW 98-428—SEPT. 28, 1984

designated by this Act the provisions of the Wilderness Act shall not be construed to prevent the installation and maintenance of hydrologic, meteorologic, climatological, or telecommunications facilities, or any combination of the foregoing, or limited motorized access to such facilities when nonmotorized access means are not reasonably available or when time is of the essence, subject to such conditions as the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior deem desirable, where such facilities or access are essential to flood warning, flood control, and water reservoir operation purposes. SEC. 306. (a) Certain lands adjacent to the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness as designated in section 102 of this Act, and generally depicted as the "Antone Bench Area" and Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5 on a map entitled "Box-Death Hollow Wilderness—Proposed", dated June 1984, shall, subject to valid existing rights and until Congress determines otherwise, be managed in accordance with the following provisions: (1) all lands within the Areas are hereby withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the mining laws and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing and all amendments thereto, except that the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to issue competitive leases for carbon dioxide within the Areas for a period of five years from the date of enactment of this Act; (2) a lease issued for carbon dioxide in the Area shall be for a period of ten years and for so long thereafter as carbon dioxide is produced annually in commercial quantities from that lease: Provided, That an area covered by a lease shall be withdrawn from further carbon dioxide leasing or lease extension in the event production in commercial quantities from the lease is not occurring within ten years of the date of issuance of the lease; and (3) exploration in the Antone Bench area shall be permitted only by helicopter or other methods which do not involve road construction or other significant surface disturbance. (b) In the event development of a lease within the Antone Bench area is proposed, the following provisions shall apply: (1) road construction shall be limited to the minimum standards necessary for proper development of the carbon dioxide resource consistent with safety requirements; (2) roads, pipelines, electric lines, buildings, compressor stations and other facilities shall, to the maximum extent practicable consistent with economic extraction of the carbon dioxide resource, be camouflaged, constructed and located in a manner that will minimize visual, noise or other intrusions in the area and in the surrounding wilderness area; (3) fill material, gravel and other material used for road and facility construction shall be obtained from outside the wilderness area; (4) road or facility construction shall be limited, to the maximum extent practicable, to seasons or periods where there will be minimum impacts on recreation or wildlife uses; (5) roads shall be used only in conjunction with carbon dioxide development operations and shall be closed to all other vehicular use, but shall be open for foot or horse travel; (6) all roads or other facilities within the area shall, when no longer needed for carbon dioxide production, be removed and reclaimed to a condition of being substantially unnoticeable;