Summary: H.R.1495 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (03/10/1988)

(Reported to Senate from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with amendment, S. Rept. 100-297)

Great Smoky Mountains Wilderness Act - Designates specified lands in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee as the Great Smoky Mountains Wilderness. Sets forth requirements with respect to the management of the wilderness area, including rights and easements, cemeteries, and roads and trails. Provides that the designation of such area shall not affect motorized recreation or other activities on Fontana Reservoir. Authorizes the Tennessee Valley Authority to retain only those rights and easements in such area which are necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Fontana Reservoir and Dam and associated transmission lines which involve lands outside such area.

Provides for the settlement of all claims of Swain County, North Carolina, against the United States under the agreement of July 30, 1943, providing for construction of a road along the north shore of Fontana Reservoir.

Authorizes appropriations.