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Union Calendar No. 173
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2929
[Report No. 102-283, Part I]
A BILL
To designate certain lands in the California desert as wilderness, to
establish the Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Mojave National Parks, and for
other purposes.
November 5, 1991
Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries discharged; committed to the
Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to
be printed
HR 2929 RH
Union Calendar No. 173
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 2929
[Report No. 102-283, Part I]
To designate certain lands in the California desert as wilderness, to
establish the Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Mojave National Parks, and for
other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 17, 1991
Mr. LEVINE of California (for himself, Mr. LEHMAN of California, and
Mr. MILLER of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred
to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
November 4, 1991
Reported with amendments and referred to the Committee on Merchant Marine
and Fisheries for a period ending not later than November 5, 1991 for
consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within
the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(n), rule X.
[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed
in italic]
November 5, 1991
Additional sponsors: Mr. MINETA, Mr. HENRY, Mr. STOKES, Mr. KILDEE,
Mr. STARK, Mr. TORRICELLI, Mr. JONTZ, Mr. DE LUGO, Mr. EVANS, Mr. BROWN,
Mr. EDWARDS of California, Mr. OWENS of Utah, Mr. TORRES, Mr. DEFAZIO,
Mr. BEILENSON, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mrs. BOXER,
Mr. LANTOS, Mr. RAVENEL, Mr. YATES, Mr. FAZIO, Mr. DELLUMS, Mr. MARTINEZ,
Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. LEHMAN of Florida, Mr. SCHEUER, Mr. ROYBAL, Mr. DIXON,
Mr. KOSTMAYER, Mr. MACHTLEY, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. PANETTA, Mr. FUSTER,
Ms. PELOSI, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida, Mr. JEFFERSON, Mr. LEVIN
of Michigan, Mr. POSHARD, Mr. ROE, Ms. NORTON, Mr. BRUCE, Mr. MATSUI,
Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. SIKORSKI, Mr. JONES of Georgia, Mr. HAYES of Illinois,
Mr. NEAL of North Carolina, Mr. GORDON, Mr. MFUME, Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. ESPY,
Mr. STUDDS, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. DWYER of New Jersey, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. MCMILLEN
of Maryland, Mr. SOLARZ, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. GUARINI, Mr. OWENS of New York,
Mr. RINALDO, Mr. SMITH of Florida, Mr. DOWNEY, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey,
Mr. MRAZEK, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. CLAY, Ms. OAKAR, Mr. SPRATT, Mr. FROST,
Ms. SLAUGHTER of New York, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. WEISS, Mr. SHAYS, Mr. HOAGLAND,
Mr. ANDREWS of Texas, Mr. FEIGHAN, Mr. PAYNE of New Jersey, Mrs. LOWEY of
New York, Mr. PEASE, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. ATKINS, and Mr. FOGLIETTA)
November 5, 1991
Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries discharged; committed to the
Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to
be printed
[For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on July 17, 1991]
A BILL
To designate certain lands in the California desert as wilderness, to
establish the Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Mojave National Parks, and for
other purposes.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the
  `California Desert Protection Act of 1991'.
FINDINGS AND POLICY
  SEC. 2. (a) The Congress finds and declares that--
  (1) the federally owned desert lands of Southern California constitute a
  public wildland resource of extraordinary and inestimable value for this
  and future generations;
  (2) these desert wildlands display unique scenic, historical, archeological,
  environmental, ecological, wildlife, cultural, scientific, educational,
  and recreational values used and enjoyed by millions of Americans for
  hiking and camping, scientific study and scenic appreciation;
  (3) the public land resources of the California desert now face and are
  increasingly threatened by adverse pressures which would impair, dilute,
  and destroy their public and natural values;
  (4) the California desert, embracing wilderness lands, units of the National
  Park System, other Federal lands, State parks and other State lands, and
  private lands, constitutes a cohesive unit posing unique and difficult
  resource protection and management challenges;
  (5) through designation of national monuments by Presidential proclamation,
  through enactment of general public land statutes (including section 601
  of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 2743, 43
  U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and through interim administrative actions, the Federal
  Government has begun the process of appropriately providing for protection of
  the significant resources of the public lands in the California desert; and
  (6) statutory land unit designations are needed to afford the full protection
  which the resources and public land values of the California desert merit.
  (b) In order to secure for the American people of this and future generations
  an enduring heritage of wilderness, national parks, and public land values
  in the California desert, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the
  Congress that--
  (1) appropriate public lands in the California desert shall be included
  within the National Park System and the National Wilderness Preservation
  System, in order to--
  (A) preserve unrivaled scenic, geologic, and wildlife values associated
  with these unique natural landscapes;
  (B) perpetuate in their natural state significant and diverse ecosystems
  of the California desert;
  (C) protect and preserve historical and cultural values of the California
  desert associated with ancient Indian cultures, patterns of western
  exploration and settlement, and sites exemplifying the mining, ranching
  and railroading history of the Old West;
  (D) provide opportunities for compatible outdoor public recreation,
  protect and interpret ecological and geological features and historic,
  paleontological, and archeological sites, maintain wilderness resource
  values, and promote public understanding and appreciation of the California
  desert; and
  (E) retain and enhance opportunities for scientific research in undisturbed
  ecosystems.
TITLE I--WILDERNESS ADDITIONS
FINDINGS
  SEC. 101. The Congress finds and declares that--
  (1) wilderness is a distinguishing characteristic of the public lands in
  the California desert, one which affords an unrivaled opportunity for
  experiencing vast areas of the Old West essentially unaltered by man's
  activities, and which merits preservation for the benefit of present and
  future generations;
  (2) the wilderness values of desert lands are increasingly threatened by
  and especially vulnerable to impairment, alteration, and destruction by
  activities and intrusions associated with incompatible use and development;
  and
  (3) preservation of desert wilderness necessarily requires the highest
  forms of protective designation and management.
DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS
  SEC. 102. In furtherance of the purpose of the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890,
  16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), and sections 601 and 603 of the Federal Land
  Policy and Management Act of 1976 (90 Stat. 2743, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.),
  the following lands in the State of California, as generally depicted on
  maps, referenced herein, dated February 1986 (except as otherwise dated),
  are hereby designated as wilderness, and therefore, as components of the
  National Wilderness Preservation System:
  (1) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately seventy-four thousand eight
  hundred and ninety acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Argus
  Range Wilderness--Proposed 1', dated May 1991, and two maps entitled `Argus
  Range Wilderness--Proposed 2' and `Argus Range Wilderness--Proposed 3',
  dated January 1989, and which shall be known as the Argus Range Wilderness.
  (2) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately sixty-one thousand three
  hundred and twenty acres, as generally depicted on map entitled `Avawatz
  Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known
  as the Avawatz Mountains Wilderness.
  (3) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately ten thousand seven hundred
  and thirty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Bigelow Cholla
  Garden Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991, and which shall be known
  as the Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness.
  (4) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, and within the San Bernardino National Forest, which
  comprise approximately thirty-nine thousand two hundred acres, as generally
  depicted on a map entitled `Bighorn Mountain Wilderness--Proposed', dated
  September 1991, and which shall be known as the Bighorn Mountain Wilderness.
  (5) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and the Yuma
  District, of the Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately
  forty-seven thousand five hundred and seventy acres, as generally depicted
  on a map entitled `Big Maria Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', and which
  shall be known as the Big Maria Mountains Wilderness.
  (6) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise thirteen thousand nine hundred
  and forty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Black Mountain
  Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the Black Mountain
  Wilderness.
  (7) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately nine thousand
  five hundred and twenty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Bright Star Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be
  known as the Bright Star Wilderness.
  (8) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately forty-two thousand six
  hundred and forty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Cadiz
  Dunes Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the Cadiz Dunes
  Wilderness.
  (9) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately eighty-five thousand
  nine hundred and seventy acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Cady Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be
  known as the Cady Mountains Wilderness.
  (10) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and Eastern
  San Diego County, of the Bureau of Land Management, which comprise
  approximately fifteen thousand seven hundred acres, as generally depicted
  on a map entitled `Carrizo Gorge Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall
  be known as the Carrizo Gorge Wilderness.
  (11) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and Yuma
  District, of the Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately
  sixty-four thousand six hundred and forty acres, as generally depicted on
  a map entitled `Chemehuevi Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated October
  1991, and which shall be known as the Chemehuevi Mountains Wilderness.
  (12) Certain lands in the Bakersfield District, of the Bureau of
  Land Management, which comprise approximately thirteen thousand seven
  hundred acres, as generally depicted on two maps entitled `Chimney Peak
  Wilderness--Proposed 1' and `Chimney Peak Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated
  May 1991, and which shall be known as the Chimney Peak Wilderness.
  (13) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately one hundred fifty-eight
  thousand nine hundred and fifty acres, as generally depicted on two maps
  entitled `Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness--Proposed 1' and `Chuckwalla
  Mountains Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated January 1989, and which shall be
  known as the Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness.
  (14) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise thirty-four thousand three
  hundred and eighty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Cleghorn
  Lakes Wilderness--Proposed', dated September 1991, and which shall be
  known as the Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness. The Secretary may, pursuant to
  an application filed by the Department of Defense, grant a right-of-way
  for, and authorize construction of, a road within the area depicted as
  `non-wilderness road corridor' on such map.
  (15) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately forty thousand acres, as
  generally depicted on a map entitled `Clipper Mountain Wilderness--Proposed',
  dated May 1991, and which shall be known as Clipper Mountain Wilderness.
  (16) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately fifty thousand
  five hundred and twenty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Coso Range Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be
  known as Coso Range Wilderness.
  (17) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately eighteen thousand six
  hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Coyote Mountains
  Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as Coyote
  Mountains Wilderness.
  (18) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately eight thousand
  six hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Darwin Falls
  Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as Darwin
  Falls Wilderness.
  (19) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and the Yuma
  District, of the Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately
  forty-eight thousand eight hundred and fifty acres, as generally depicted
  on a map entitled `Dead Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991,
  and which shall be known as Dead Mountains Wilderness.
  (20) Certain lands in the Bakersfield District,  of the Bureau of Land
  Management, which comprise approximately thirty-six thousand three hundred
  acres, as generally depicted on two maps entitled `Domeland Wilderness
  Additions--Proposed 1' and `Domeland Wilderness Additions--Proposed 2', and
  which are hereby incorporated in,  and which shall be deemed to be a part
  of, the Domeland Wilderness as designated by Public Laws 93-632 and 98-425.
  (21) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately sixteen thousand one
  hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `El Paso Mountains
  Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the El Paso Mountains
  Wilderness.
  (22) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-six thousand
  three hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Fish Creek
  Mountains Wilderness--Proposed',  dated May 1991, and which shall be known
  as Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness.
  (23) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-eight thousand one
  hundred and ten acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Funeral
  Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known
  as Funeral Mountains Wilderness.
  (24) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-seven thousand
  seven hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Golden Valley
  Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as Golden Valley Wilderness.
  (25) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately sixty-eight
  thousand five hundred and fifteen acres, as generally depicted on two
  maps entitled `Bristol Mountains Wilderness--Proposed 1', and `Bristol
  Mountains Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated September 1991, and which shall
  be known as Bristol Mountains Wilderness.
  (26) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-one thousand
  seven hundred and twenty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Grass Valley Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the Grass
  Valley Wilderness.
  (27) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately eight thousand
  eight hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Great Falls
  Basin Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the Great Falls
  Basin Wilderness.
  (28) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-two thousand two
  hundred and forty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Hollow
  Hills Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as
  the Hollow Hills Wilderness.
  (29) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-six thousand four
  hundred and sixty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Ibex
  Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as the
  Ibex Wilderness.
  (30) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-five thousand
  and fifteen acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Indian Pass
  Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991, and which shall be known as
  the Indian Pass Wilderness.
  (31) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and the
  Bakersfield District, of the Bureau of Land Management, and within the Inyo
  National Forest, which comprise approximately two hundred five thousand and
  twenty acres, as generally depicted on three maps entitled `Inyo Mountains
  Wilderness--Proposed', numbered in the title one through three, and dated
  May 1991, and which shall be known as the Inyo Mountains Wilderness.
  (32) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-four thousand
  five hundred and fifty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Jacumba Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991, and which shall be
  known as the Jacumba Wilderness.
  (33) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately one hundred
  and twenty-eight thousand eight hundred and twenty acres, as generally
  depicted on two maps entitled `Kelso Dunes Wilderness--Proposed 1' and
  `Kelso Dunes Wilderness--Proposed 3', dated September 1991, and a map
  entitled `Kelso Dunes Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated May 1991, and which
  shall be known as the Kelso Dunes Wilderness.
  (34) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of
  the Bureau of Land Management, and the Sequoia National Forest, which
  comprise approximately eighty-eight thousand two hundred and ninety acres,
  as generally depicted on a map entitled `Kiavah Wilderness--Proposed 1',
  dated February 1986, and a map entitled `Kiavah Wilderness--Proposed 2',
  dated May 1991, and which shall be known as the Kiavah Wilderness.
  (35) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately two hundred
  forty-nine thousand and forty-eight acres, as generally depicted on two
  maps entitled `Kingston Range Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated October 1991,
  and `Kingston Range Wilderness--Proposed 4', dated January 1989, and two
  maps entitled `Kingston Range Wilderness--Proposed 1' and `Kingston Range
  Wilderness--Proposed 3', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as the
  Kingston Range Wilderness.
  (36) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately forty-five thousand
  six hundred and eighty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991,
  and which shall be known as the Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness.
  (37) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and the Yuma
  District, of the Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately
  thirty-six thousand three hundred and forty acres, as generally depicted on
  a map entitled `Little Picacho Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991,
  and which shall be known as the Little Picacho Wilderness.
  (38) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-two thousand three
  hundred and sixty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Malpais
  Mesa Wilderness--Proposed', dated September 1991, and which shall be known
  as the Malpais Mesa Wilderness.
  (39) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately sixteen thousand
  one hundred and twenty-five acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Manly Peak Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991, and which shall be
  known as the Manly Peak Wilderness.
  (40) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-four thousand two
  hundred and eighty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Mecca
  Hills Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991, and which shall be known
  as the Mecca Hills Wilderness.
  (41) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately forty-seven thousand
  three hundred and thirty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Mesquite Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known
  as the Mesquite Wilderness.
  (42) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-two thousand nine
  hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Newberry Mountains
  Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the Newberry Mountains
  Wilderness.
  (43) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately one hundred ten thousand
  eight hundred and eighty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Nopah Range Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be
  known as the Nopah Range Wilderness.
  (44) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-two thousand five
  hundred and eighty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `North
  Algodones Dunes Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991, and which shall
  be known as the North Algodones Dunes Wilderness.
  (45) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-five thousand five
  hundred and forty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `North
  Mesquite Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall
  be known as the North Mesquite Mountains Wilderness.
  (46) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately one hundred forty-six
  thousand and seventy acres, as generally depicted on two maps entitled
  `Old Woman Mountains Wilderness--Proposed 1' and `Old Woman Mountains
  Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as the
  Old Woman Mountains Wilderness.
  (47) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately fifty-seven thousand five
  hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Orocopia Mountains
  Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as the
  Orocopia Mountains Wilderness.
  (48) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and the
  Bakersfield District,  of the Bureau of Land Management, which comprise
  approximately seventy-four thousand six hundred and forty acres, as generally
  depicted on a map entitled `Owens Peak Wilderness--Proposed 1', dated
  February 1986, and two maps entitled `Owens Peak Wilderness--Proposed 2'
  and `Owens Peak Wilderness--Proposed 3', dated May 1991, and which shall
  be known as the Owens Peak Wilderness.
  (49) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately seventy-four
  thousand eight hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Pahrump Valley Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the
  Pahrump Valley Wilderness.
  (50) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately two hundred
  fourteen thousand one hundred and forty-nine acres, as generally depicted
  on a map entitled `Palen/McCoy Wilderness--Proposed 1', dated May 1991,
  and a map entitled `Palen/McCoy Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated February
  1986, and which shall be known as the Palen/McCoy Wilderness.
  (51) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-two thousand
  three hundred and twenty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Palo Verde Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated January 1987, and which
  shall be known as the Palo Verde Mountains Wilderness.
  (52) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately seven thousand
  seven hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Picacho
  Peak Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as
  the Picacho Peak Wilderness.
  (53) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately seventy-two thousand six
  hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Piper Mountain
  Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as the
  Piper Mountain Wilderness.
  (54) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-seven
  thousand eight hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Piute Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991, and which
  shall be known as Piute Mountains Wilderness.
  (55) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately seventy-eight
  thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight acres, as generally depicted on a
  map entitled `Resting Spring Range Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991,
  and which shall be known as the Resting Spring Range Wilderness.
  (56) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately forty thousand
  eight hundred and twenty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Rice Valley Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be
  known as the Rice Valley Wilderness.
  (57) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and the Yuma
  District, of the Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately
  twenty-two thousand three hundred eighty acres, as generally depicted on
  a map entitled `Riverside Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991,
  and which shall be known as the Riverside Mountains Wilderness.
  (58) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-seven
  thousand seven hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Rodman Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated January 1989, and which
  shall be known as the Rodman Mountains Wilderness.
  (59) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and the
  Bakersfield District, of the Bureau of Land Management, which comprise
  approximately fifty-one thousand nine hundred acres, as generally depicted
  on two maps entitled `Sacatar Trail Wilderness--Proposed 1' and `Sacatar
  Trail Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated May 1991, and which shall be known
  as the Sacatar Trail Wilderness.
  (60) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately one thousand eight
  hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Saddle Peak Hills
  Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as the
  Saddle Peak Hills Wilderness.
  (61) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-three thousand
  five hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `San Gorgonio
  Wilderness Additions--Proposed', and which are hereby incorporated in,
  and which shall be deemed to be a part of, the San Gorgonio Wilderness as
  designated by Public Laws 88-577 and 98-425.
  (62) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately fifty-three thousand
  two hundred and forty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Santa Rosa Wilderness Additions--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which
  are hereby incorporated in, and which shall be deemed to be a part of,
  the Santa Rosa Wilderness designated by Public Law 98-425.
  (63) Certain lands in the California Desert District, of the Bureau of
  Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-five thousand four
  hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Sawtooth Mountains
  Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the Sawtooth Mountains
  Wilderness.
  (64) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately one hundred seventy-four
  thousand five hundred and forty acres, as generally depicted on two maps
  entitled `Sheephole Valley Wilderness--Proposed 1', dated May 1991, and
  `Sheephole Valley Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated February 1986, and which
  shall be known as the Sheephole Valley Wilderness.
  (65) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately forty-four thousand
  four hundred and ten acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Slate
  Range Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991, and which shall be known
  as the Slate Range Wilderness.
  (66) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately eighty thousand
  four hundred and thirty acres, as generally depicted on two maps entitled
  `Soda Mountains Wilderness--Proposed 1' dated May 1991, and `Soda Mountains
  Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated January 1989, and which shall be known as
  the Soda Mountains Wilderness.
  (67) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately sixty-one thousand six
  hundred and thirty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `South
  Algodones Dunes Wilderness--Proposed', dated January 1989, and which shall
  be known as the South Algodones Dunes Wilderness.
  (68) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-three thousand two
  hundred and fifty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `South
  Avawatz Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall
  be known as the South Avawatz Mountains Wilderness.
  (69) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately sixteen thousand
  seven hundred and eighty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `South Nopah Range Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the
  South Nopah Range Wilderness.
  (70) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately seven thousand
  and fifty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Stateline
  Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known as the
  Stateline Wilderness.
  (71) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately eighty-one thousand
  six hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Stepladder
  Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as the Stepladder
  Mountains Wilderness.
  (72) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately twenty-nine
  thousand one hundred and eighty acres, as generally depicted on a map
  entitled `Surprise Canyon Wilderness--Proposed', dated September 1991,
  and which shall be known as the Surprise Canyon Wilderness.
  (73) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the
  Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately seventeen thousand
  eight hundred and twenty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Sylvania Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', and which shall be known as
  the Sylvania Mountains Wilderness.
  (74) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately thirty-three thousand
  seven hundred and twenty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Trilobite Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991, and which shall be known
  as the Trilobite Wilderness.
  (75) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, which comprise approximately one hundred forty-four
  thousand five hundred acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled
  `Turtle Mountains Wilderness--Proposed 1', dated February 1986 and a map
  entitled `Turtle Mountains Wilderness--Proposed 2', dated May 1991, and
  which shall be known as the Turtle Mountains Wilderness.
  (76) Certain lands in the California Desert Conservation Area and the Yuma
  District, of the Bureau of Land Management, which comprise approximately
  seventy-five thousand three hundred acres, as generally depicted on a
  map entitled `Whipple Mountains Wilderness--Proposed', dated May 1991,
  and which shall be known as the Whipple Mountains Wilderness.
ADMINISTRATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS
  SEC. 103. Subject to valid existing rights, each wilderness area designated
  under section 102 shall be administered by the appropriate Secretary in
  accordance with the provisions of the Wilderness Act, except that any
  reference in such provisions to the effective date of the Wilderness Act
  shall be deemed to be a reference to the effective date of this title
  and any reference to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be deemed to be a
  reference to the Secretary who has administrative jurisdiction over the area.
GRAZING
  SEC. 104. Within the wilderness areas designated under section 102, the
  grazing of livestock, where established prior to the enactment of this Act,
  shall be permitted to continue subject to such reasonable regulations,
  policies, and practices as the Secretary deems necessary, as long as such
  regulations, policies, and practices fully conform with and implement
  the intent of Congress regarding grazing in such areas as such intent
  is expressed in the Wilderness Act and section 108 of Public Law 96-560
  (16 U.S.C. 133 note).
BUFFER ZONES
  SEC. 105. The Congress does not intend for the designation of wilderness
  areas in section 102 of this Act to lead to the creation of protective
  perimeters or buffer zones around any such wilderness area. The fact that
  nonwilderness activities or uses can be seen or heard from areas within
  a wilderness shall not, of itself, preclude such activities or uses up to
  the boundary of the wilderness area.
MINING CLAIM VALIDITY REVIEW
  SEC. 106. The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture
  shall not approve any plan of operation prior to determining the validity
  of the unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites affected by
  such plan within any wilderness area designated under section 102.
FILING OF MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS
  SEC. 107. As soon as practicable after enactment of section 102, a map and a
  legal description on each wilderness area designated under this title shall
  be filed by the Secretary concerned with the Committee on Energy and Natural
  Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
  of the House of Representatives, and each such map and description shall
  have the same force and effect as if included in this title, except that
  the Secretary may correct clerical and typographical errors in each such
  legal description and map. Each such map and legal description shall be
  on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Director
  of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, or the Chief
  of the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, as is appropriate.
WILDERNESS REVIEW
  SEC. 108. The Congress hereby finds and directs that lands in the California
  Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau of Land Management, not designated
  as wilderness or wilderness study areas by this Act have been adequately
  studied for wilderness designation pursuant to section 603 of the Federal
  Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (90 Stat. 2743, 43 U.S.C. 1701
  et seq.), and are no longer subject to the requirement of section 603(c)
  of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 pertaining to the
  management of wilderness study areas in a manner that does not impair the
  suitability of such areas for preservation as wilderness.
DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS STUDY AREA
  SEC. 109. In furtherance of the provisions of the Wilderness Act, certain
  lands in the California Desert Conservation Area of the Bureau of Land
  Management which comprise eleven thousand two hundred acres as generally
  depicted on a map entitled `White Mountains Wilderness Study Area--Proposed',
  dated May 1991, are hereby designated the White Mountains Wilderness Study
  Area and shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the
  provisions of section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management
  Act of 1976.
SUITABILITY REPORT
  SEC. 110. The Secretary is required, ten years after the date of enactment
  of this Act, to report to Congress on current and planned exploration,
  development or mining activities on, and suitability for future wilderness
  designation of, the lands as generally depicted on maps entitled `Surprise
  Canyon Wilderness--Proposed', `Middle Park Canyon Wilderness--Proposed', and
  `Death Valley National Park Boundary and Wilderness 15', dated September 1991
  and a map entitled `Manly Peak Wilderness--Proposed', dated October 1991.
WILDERNESS DESIGNATION AND MANAGEMENT IN THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM
  SEC. 111. (a) In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act,
  the following lands are hereby designated as wilderness and therefore,
  as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System:
  (1) Certain lands in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, California,
  which comprise approximately three thousand one hundred and ninety-five
  acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Havasu Wilderness' and
  dated October 1991, and which shall be known as the Havasu Wilderness.
  (2) Certain lands in the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, California,
  which comprise approximately five thousand eight hundred and thirty-six
  acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Imperial Refuge Wilderness'
  and dated October 1991, and which shall be known as the Imperial Wilderness.
  (b) Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness areas designated
  under this section shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance
  with the provisions of the Wilderness Act governing areas designated by
  that Act as wilderness, except that any reference in such provisions to
  the effective date of the Wilderness Act (or any similar reference) shall
  be deemed to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act.
  (c) As soon as practicable after enactment of this section, the Secretary
  shall file a map and a legal description of each wilderness area designated
  under this section with the Committees on Energy and Natural Resources and
  Environment and Public Works of the Senate and Interior and Insular Affairs
  and Merchant Marine and Fisheries of the House of Representatives. Such map
  and description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this
  Act, except that correction of clerical and typographical errors in such
  legal description and map may be made. Such map and legal description shall
  be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Director,
  United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.
TITLE II--DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
FINDINGS
  SEC. 201. The Congress hereby finds that--
  (1) proclamations by Presidents Herbert Hoover in 1933 and Franklin Roosevelt
  in 1937 established and expanded the Death Valley National Monument for the
  preservation of the unusual features of scenic, scientific, and educational
  interest therein contained;
  (2) Death Valley National Monument is today recognized as a major unit of
  the National Park System, having extraordinary values enjoyed by millions
  of visitors;
  (3) the Monument boundaries established in the 1930's exclude and thereby
  expose to incompatible development and inconsistent management, contiguous
  Federal lands of essential and superlative natural, ecological, geological,
  archeological, paleontological, cultural, historical and wilderness values;
  (4) Death Valley National Monument should be substantially enlarged by
  the addition of all contiguous Federal lands of national park caliber and
  afforded full recognition and statutory protection as a national park; and
  (5) the wilderness within Death Valley should receive maximum statutory
  protection by designation pursuant to the Wilderness Act.
ESTABLISHMENT OF DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
  SEC. 202. There is hereby established the Death Valley National Park,
  as generally depicted on 23 maps entitled `Death Valley National Park
  Boundary and Wilderness--Proposed', numbered in the title one through
  twenty-three, and dated September 1991 or prior, which shall be on file
  and available for public inspection in the offices of the Superintendent of
  the Park and the Director of the National Park Service, Department of the
  Interior. The Death Valley National Monument is hereby abolished as such,
  the lands and interests therein are hereby incorporated within and made
  part of the new Death Valley National Park, and any funds available for
  purposes of the monument shall be available for purposes of the park.
TRANSFER AND ADMINISTRATION OF LANDS
  SEC. 203. Upon enactment of this title, the Secretary shall transfer the
  lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management depicted on
  the maps described in section 202 of this title, without consideration, to
  the administrative jurisdiction of the Director of the National Park Service
  for administration as part of the National Park System. The boundaries of
  the public lands and the national parks shall be adjusted accordingly. The
  Secretary shall administer the areas added to the National Park System by
  this title in accordance with the provisions of law generally applicable
  to units of the National Park System, including the Act entitled `An Act
  to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes', approved
  August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1-4).
MAPS AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION
  SEC. 204. Within six months after the enactment of this title, the Secretary
  shall file maps and a legal description of the park designated under this
  title with the Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the Senate and the
  Interior and Insular Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives. Such
  maps and legal description shall have the same force and effect as if
  included in this title, except that the Secretary may correct clerical and
  typographical errors in such legal description and in the maps referred to in
  section 202. The maps and legal description shall be on file and available
  for public inspection in the offices of the Superintendent of the Park
  and the Director of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
DISPOSITION UNDER MINING LAWS
  SEC. 205. Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal lands and interests
  therein added to the National Park System by this title are withdrawn from
  disposition under the public land laws and from entry or appropriation
  under the mining laws of the United States, from the operation of the
  mineral leasing laws of the United States, and from operation of the
  Geothermal Steam Act of 1970.
STUDY AS TO VALIDITY OF MINING CLAIMS
  SEC. 206. The Secretary shall not approve any plan of operation prior
  to determining the validity of the unpatented mining claims, mill sites,
  and tunnel sites affected by such plan within the additions to the park
  and shall submit to Congress recommendations as to whether any valid
  or patented claims should be acquired by the United States, including
  the estimated acquisition costs of such claims, and a discussion of the
  environmental consequences of the extraction of minerals from these lands.
GRAZING
  SEC. 207. The privilege of grazing domestic livestock on lands within
  the park may continue to be exercised at no more than the current level,
  subject to applicable laws and National Park Service regulations, by
  those persons holding permits for such grazing on July 1, 1991. Upon the
  expiration of such permits the Secretary, acting through the Director of
  the National Park Service, may issue to such persons new permits for such
  grazing, subject to applicable laws and National Park Service regulations,
  but all grazing of such livestock on such lands shall cease on July
  1, 2016. Further, if such a permittee informs the Secretary that such
  permittee is willing to convey to the United States any base property with
  respect to which the permit was issued and to which such permittee holds
  title, the Secretary shall make the acquisition of such base property a
  priority as compared with the acquisition of other lands within the park,
  provided agreement can be reached concerning the terms and conditions of
  such acquisition. Any such base property which is located outside the park
  and acquired as a priority pursuant to this section shall be managed by
  the Federal agency responsible for the majority of the adjacent lands in
  accordance with the laws applicable to such adjacent lands.
TITLE III--JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
FINDINGS
  SEC. 301. The Congress hereby finds that--
  (1) a proclamation by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936 established
  Joshua Tree National Monument to protect various objects of historical
  and scientific interest;
  (2) Joshua Tree National Monument today is recognized as a major unit of
  the National Park System, having extraordinary values enjoyed by millions
  of visitors;
  (3) the Monument boundaries as modified in 1950 and 1961 exclude and
  thereby expose to incompatible development and inconsistent management,
  contiguous Federal lands of essential and superlative natural, ecological,
  archeological, paleontological, cultural, historical and wilderness values;
  (4) Joshua Tree National Monument should be enlarged by the addition
  of contiguous Federal lands of national park caliber, and afforded full
  recognition and statutory protection as a national park; and
  (5) the nondesignated wilderness within Joshua Tree should receive statutory
  protection by designation pursuant to the Wilderness Act.
ESTABLISHMENT OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
  SEC. 302. There is hereby established the Joshua Tree National Park,
  as generally depicted on a map entitled `Joshua Tree National Park
  Boundary--Proposed', dated May 1991, and four maps entitled `Joshua Tree
  National Park Boundary and Wilderness', numbered in the title one through
  four, and dated May 1991 or prior, which shall be on file and available
  for public inspection in the offices of the Superintendent of the Park and
  the Director of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The
  Joshua Tree National Monument is hereby abolished as such, the lands and
  interests therein are hereby incorporated within and made part of the new
  Joshua Tree National Park, and any funds available for purposes of the
  monument shall be available for purposes of the park.
TRANSFER AND ADMINISTRATION OF LANDS
  SEC. 303. Upon enactment of this title, the Secretary shall transfer the
  lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management depicted on
  the maps described in section 302 of this title, without consideration, to
  the administrative jurisdiction of the Director of the National Park Service
  for administration as part of the National Park System. The boundaries of
  the public lands and the national parks shall be adjusted accordingly. The
  Secretary shall administer the areas added to the National Park System by
  this title in accordance with the provisions of law generally applicable
  to units of the National Park System, including the Act entitled `An Act
  to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes', approved
  August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1-4).
MAPS AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION
  SEC. 304. Within six months after the enactment of this title, the
  Secretary shall file maps and legal description of the park designated
  by this title with the Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the
  Senate and the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee of the House of
  Representatives. Such maps and legal description shall have the same force
  and effect as if included in this title, except that the Secretary may
  correct clerical and typographical errors in such legal description and
  in the maps referred to in section 302. The maps and legal description
  shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the
  Superintendent of the Park and the Director of the National Park Service,
  Department of the Interior.
DISPOSITION UNDER MINING LAWS
  SEC. 305. Subject to valid existing rights, Federal lands and interests
  therein added to the National Park System by this title are withdrawn from
  disposition under the public lands laws and from entry or appropriation
  under the mining laws of the United States, from the operation of the
  mineral leasing laws of the United States, and from the operation of the
  Geothermal Steam Act of 1970.
UTILITY RIGHTS-OF-WAY
  SEC. 306. Nothing in this title shall have the effect of terminating any
  validly issued right-of-way or customary operation maintenance, repair,
  and replacement activities in such right-of-way, issued, granted, or
  permitted to the Metropolitan Water District pursuant to the Boulder Canyon
  Project Act (43 U.S.C. 617-619b), which is located on lands included in
  the Joshua Tree National Park, but outside lands designated as wilderness
  under section 501(2). Such activities shall be conducted in a manner
  which will minimize the impact on park resources. Nothing in this title
  shall have the effect of terminating the fee title to lands or customary
  operation, maintenance, repair, and replacement activities on or under
  such lands granted to the Metropolitan Water District pursuant to the Act
  of June 18, 1932 (47 Stat. 324), which are located on lands included in
  the Joshua Tree National Park, but outside lands designated as wilderness
  under section 501(2). Such activities shall be conducted in a manner which
  will minimize the impact on park resources. The Secretary shall prepare
  within 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, in consultation
  with the Metropolitan Water District, plans for emergency access by the
  Metropolitan Water District to its lands and rights-of-way.
STUDY AS TO VALIDITY OF MINING CLAIMS
  SEC. 307. The Secretary shall not approve any plan of operation prior
  to determining the validity of the unpatented mining claims, mill sites,
  and tunnel sites affected by such plan within the park and shall submit to
  Congress recommendations as to whether any valid or patented claims should
  be acquired by the United States, including the estimated acquisition costs
  of such claims, and a discussion of the environmental consequences of the
  extraction of minerals from these lands.
TITLE IV--MOJAVE NATIONAL MONUMENT
FINDINGS
  SEC. 401. The Congress hereby finds that--
  (1) Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, as established by this
  Act, protect unique and superlative desert resources, but do not embrace
  the particular ecosystems and transitional desert type found in the Mojave
  Desert area lying between them on public lands now afforded only impermanent
  administrative designation as a national scenic area;
  (2) the Mojave Desert area possesses outstanding natural, cultural,
  historical, and recreational values meriting statutory designation and
  recognition as a unit of the National Park System;
  (3) the Mojave Desert area should be afforded full recognition and statutory
  protection as a national park;
  (4) the wilderness within the Mojave Desert should receive maximum statutory
  protection by designation pursuant to the Wilderness Act; and
  (5) the Mojave Desert area provides an outstanding opportunity to develop
  service, programs, accommodations and facilities to ensure the use and
  enjoyment of the area by individuals with disabilities, consistent with
  section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 101-336, the
  Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101), and other
  appropriate laws and regulations.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MOJAVE NATIONAL MONUMENT
  SEC. 402. There is hereby established the Mojave National Monument,
  comprising approximately one million four hundred and ninety-one thousand
  acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled `Mojave National Park
  Boundary--Proposed', dated May 1991, and ten maps entitled `Mojave National
  Park Boundary and Wilderness--Proposed', numbered in the title one through
  ten, and dated September 1991 or prior, which shall be on file and available
  for inspection in the offices of the Director of the National Park Service,
  Department of the Interior.
TRANSFER OF LANDS
  SEC. 403. Upon enactment of this title, the Secretary shall transfer the
  lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management depicted on
  the maps described in section 402 of this title, without consideration,
  to the administrative jurisdiction of the Director of the National Park
  Service. The boundaries of the public lands shall be adjusted accordingly.
MAPS AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION
  SEC. 404. Within six months after the enactment of this title, the
  Secretary shall file maps and a legal description of the monument designated
  under this title with the Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the
  Senate and the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee of the House of
  Representatives. Such maps and legal description shall have the same force
  and effect as if included in this title, except that the Secretary may
  correct clerical and typographical errors in such legal description and
  in the maps referred to in section 402. The maps and legal description
  shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of
  the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
ABOLISHMENT OF SCENIC AREA
  SEC. 405. The East Mojave National Scenic Area, designated on January 13,
  1981 (46 FR 3994), and modified on August 9, 1983 (48 FR 36210), as hereby
  abolished.
ADMINISTRATION OF LANDS
  SEC. 406. The Secretary shall administer the monument in accordance with
  this title and with the provisions of law generally applicable to units of
  the National Park System, including the Act entitled `An Act to establish
  a National Park Service, and for other purposes', approved August 25, 1916
  (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1-4).
DISPOSITION UNDER MINING LAWS
  SEC. 407. Subject to valid existing rights, Federal lands within the
  monument, and interests therein, are withdrawn from disposition under the
  public land laws and from entry or appropriation under the mining laws of
  the United States, from the operation of the mineral leasing laws of the
  United States, and from operation of the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970.
STUDY AS TO VALIDITY OF MINING CLAIMS
  SEC. 408. The Secretary shall not approve any plan of operation prior to
  determining the validity of the unpatented mining claims, mill sites,
  and tunnel sites affected by such plan within the monument and shall
  submit to Congress recommendations as to whether any valid or patented
  claims should be acquired by the United States, including the estimated
  acquisition costs of such claims, and a discussion of the environmental
  consequences of the extraction of minerals from these lands.
REGULATION OF MINING
  SEC. 409. Subject to valid existing rights, all mining claims located
  within the monument shall be subject to such reasonable regulations as the
  Secretary may prescribe to assure that mining will, to the maximum extent
  practicable, be consistent with the protection of the scenic, scientific,
  cultural and other resources of the monument, and any patent which may be
  issued after the date of enactment of this title shall convey title only
  to the minerals together with the right to use the surface of lands for
  mining purposes subject to such reasonable regulations.
GRAZING
  SEC. 410. The privilege of grazing domestic livestock on lands within the
  monument may continue to be exercised at no more than the current level,
  subject to applicable laws and National Park Service regulations, by
  those persons holding permits for such grazing on July 1, 1991. Upon the
  expiration of such permits the Secretary, acting through the Director of
  the National Park Service, may issue to such persons new permits for such
  grazing, subject to applicable laws and National Park Service regulations,
  but all grazing of such livestock on such lands shall cease on July 1,
  2016. Further, if such a permittee informs the Secretary that such permittee
  is willing to convey to the United States any base property with respect to
  which the permit was issued and to which such permittee holds title, the
  Secretary shall make the acquisition of such base property a priority as
  compared with the acquisition of other lands within the monument, provided
  agreement can be reached concerning the terms and conditions of such
  acquisition. Any such base property which is located outside the monument
  and acquired as a priority pursuant to this section shall be managed by
  the Federal agency responsible for the majority of the adjacent lands in
  accordance with the laws applicable to such adjacent lands.
UTILITY RIGHTS OF WAY
  SEC. 411. (a)(1) Nothing in this title shall have the effect of terminating
  any validly issued right-of-way or customary operation, maintenance,
  repair, and replacement activities in such right-of-way, issued, granted, or
  permitted to Southern California Edison Company, which is located on lands
  included in the Mojave National Monument, but outside lands designated as
  wilderness under section 501(3). Such activities shall be conducted in a
  manner which will minimize the impact on monument resources.
  (2) Nothing in this title shall have the effect of prohibiting the upgrading
  of an existing electrical transmission line for the purpose of increasing the
  capacity of such transmission line in a right-of-way identified in paragraph
  (1), or in a right-of-way if issued, granted, or permitted by the Secretary
  adjacent to the existing Mojave-Lugo Transmission Line right-of-way
  (hereafter in this section referred to as `adjacent right-of-way'),
  including construction of a replacement transmission line: Provided, That--
  (A) in the Eldorado-Lugo Transmission Line rights-of-way (hereafter in
  this section referred to as the `Eldorado rights-of-way') at no time shall
  there be more than 3 electrical transmission lines,
  (B) in the Mojave-Lugo Transmission Line right-of-way (hereafter in this
  section referred to as the `Mojave right-of-way') and adjacent right-of-way,
  removal of the existing electrical transmission line and reclamation of the
  site shall be completed no later than three years after the date on which
  construction of the replacement transmission line begins, after which time
  there may be only one electrical transmission line in the lands encompassed
  by Mojave right-of-way and adjacent right-of-way,
  (C) if there are no more than two electrical transmission lines in the
  Eldorado rights-of-way, two electrical transmission lines in the lands
  encompassed by the Mojave right-of-way and adjacent right-of-way may
  be allowed,
  (D) in the Eldorado rights-of-way no additional land shall be issued,
  granted, or permitted for such upgrade unless an addition would reduce
  the impacts to monument resources,
  (E) in the Mojave right-of-way no more than 350 feet of additional land
  shall be issued, granted, or permitted for an adjacent right-of-way to the
  south of the Mojave right-of-way unless a greater addition would reduce
  the impacts to monument resources, and
  (F) such upgrade activities, including helicopter aided construction,
  shall be conducted in a manner which will minimize the impact on monument
  resources.
  (3) The Secretary shall prepare within 180 days after the date of enactment
  of this Act, in consultation with the Southern California Edison Company,
  plans for emergency access by the Southern California Edison Company to
  its rights-of-way.
  (b) Nothing in this title shall have the effect of terminating any validly
  issued right-of-way, or customary operation, maintenance, repair, and
  replacement activities in such right-of-way; prohibiting the upgrading
  of and construction on existing facilities in such right-of-way for the
  purpose of increasing the capacity of the existing pipeline; or prohibiting
  the renewal of such right-of-way; issued, granted, or permitted to the
  Southern California Gas Company, which is located on lands included in the
  Mojave National Monument, but outside lands designated as wilderness under
  section 501(3). Such activities shall be conducted in a manner which will
  minimize the impact on monument resources.
  (c) Nothing in this title shall have the effect of terminating any
  validly issued right-of-way or customary operation, maintenance, repair,
  and replacement activities of existing facilities issued, granted, or
  permitted for communications cables or lines, which are located on lands
  included in the Mojave National Monument, but outside lands designated as
  wilderness under section 501(3). Such activities shall be conducted in a
  manner which will minimize the impact on monument resources.
PREPARATION OF MANAGEMENT PLAN
  SEC. 412. Within three years of the date of enactment of this title, the
  Secretary shall submit to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee of
  the Senate and the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee of the House
  of Representatives a detailed and comprehensive management plan for the
  monument. Such plan shall place emphasis on historical and cultural sites and
  ecological and wilderness values within the boundaries of the monument. Any
  development, including road improvements, proposed by such plan shall
  be strictly limited to that which is essential and appropriate for the
  administration of the monument and shall be designed and located so as to
  maintain its primitive nature of the area and to minimize the impairment
  of monument resources or ecological values. To the extent practicable,
  administrative facilities, employee housing, commercial visitor services,
  accommodations, and other monument-related development shall be located or
  provided for outside of the boundaries of the monument. Such plan shall
  evaluate the feasibility of using the Kelso Depot and existing railroad
  corridor to provide public access to and a facility for special interpretive,
  educational, and scientific programs within the monument. Such plan shall
  specifically address the needs of individuals with disabilities in the
  design of services, programs, accommodations and facilities consistent
  with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 101-336,
  the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101), and other
  appropriate laws and regulations.
GRANITE MOUNTAINS NATURAL RESERVE
  SEC. 413. (a) There is hereby designated the Granite Mountains Natural
  Reserve within the monument comprising approximately 9,000 acres as
  generally depicted on a map entitled `Mojave National Park Boundary and
  Wilderness--Proposed 6', dated May 1991.
  (b) Upon enactment of this title, the Secretary of the Interior shall enter
  into a cooperative management agreement with the University of California
  for the purposes of managing the lands within the Granite Mountains
  Natural Reserve. Such cooperative agreement shall ensure continuation
  of arid lands research and educational activities of the University of
  California, consistent with the provisions of law generally applicable to
  units of the National Park System.
CONSTRUCTION OF VISITOR CENTER
  SEC. 414. The Secretary is authorized to construct a visitor center in
  the monument for the purpose of providing information through appropriate
  displays, printed material, and other interpretive programs, about the
  resources of the monument.
ACQUISITION OF LANDS
  SEC. 415. The Secretary is authorized to acquire all lands and interest
  in lands within the boundary of the monument by donation, purchase, or
  exchange, except that--
  (1) any lands or interests therein within the boundary of the monument
  which are owned by the State of California, or any political subdivision
  thereof, may be acquired only by donation or exchange except for lands
  managed by California State Lands Commission; and
  (2) lands or interests therein within the boundary of the monument which
  are not owned by the State of California or any political subdivision
  thereof 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
  monument or which is otherwise incompatible with the purposes of this title.
TITLE V--NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS
DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS
  SEC. 501. The following lands are hereby designated as wilderness
  in accordance with the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890; 16 U.S.C. 1131
  et seq.) and shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior in
  accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wilderness Act:
  (1) Death Valley National Park Wilderness, comprising approximately three
  million one hundred eighty-three thousand four hundred and thirty-eight
  acres, as generally depicted on 23 maps entitled `Death Valley National Park
  Boundary and Wilderness',  numbered in the title one through twenty-three,
  and dated September 1991 or prior, and three maps entitled `Death Valley
  National Park Wilderness', numbered in the title one through three, and dated
  May 1991 or prior, and which shall be known as the Death Valley Wilderness;
  (2) Joshua Tree National Park Wilderness Additions, comprising approximately
  one hundred thirty-one thousand six hundred and eighty acres, as generally
  depicted on four maps entitled `Joshua Tree National Park Boundary and
  Wilderness--Proposed', numbered in the title one through four, and dated
  October 1991 or prior, and which are hereby incorporated in, and which
  shall be deemed to be a part of the Joshua Tree Wilderness as designated
  by Public Law 94-567; and
  (3) Mojave National Monument Wilderness, comprising approximately six
  hundred ninety-four thousand five hundred acres, as generally depicted on
  ten maps entitled `Mojave National Park Boundary and Wilderness--Proposed',
  numbered in the title one through ten, and dated September 1991 or prior,
  and seven maps entitled `Mojave National Park Wilderness--Proposed',
  numbered in the title one through seven, and dated September 1991 or prior,
  and which shall be known as the Mojave Wilderness.
  (4) Upon cessation of all uses prohibited by the Wilderness Act and
  publication by the Secretary in the Federal Register of notice of such
  cessation, potential wilderness, comprising approximately six thousand
  eight hundred and forty acres, as described in `1988 Death Valley National
  Monument Draft General Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement'
  (hereafter in this title referred to as `Draft Plan') and as generally
  depicted on map in the Draft Plan entitled `Wilderness  Plan Death Valley
  National Monument', dated January 1988, and which shall be deemed to be a
  part of the Death Valley Wilderness as designated in paragraph (1). Lands
  identified in the Draft Plan as potential wilderness shall be managed by
  the Secretary insofar as practicable as wilderness until such time as said
  lands are designated as wilderness.
FILING OF MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS
  SEC. 502. Maps and a legal description of the boundaries of the areas
  designated in section 501 of this title shall be on file and available
  for public inspection in the Office of the Director of the National Park
  Service, Department of the Interior, and in the Office of the Superintendent
  of each area designated in section 501. As soon as practicable after this
  title takes effect, maps of the wilderness areas and legal descriptions of
  their boundaries shall be filed with the Committee on Energy and Natural
  Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of
  the House of Representatives, and such maps and descriptions shall have the
  same force and effect as if included in this title, except that the Secretary
  may correct clerical and typographical errors in such maps and descriptions.
ADMINISTRATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS
  SEC. 503. The areas designated by section 501 of this title as wilderness
  shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the applicable
  provisions of the Wilderness Act governing areas designated by that
  title as wilderness, except that any reference in such provision to the
  effective date of the Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference
  to the effective date of this title, and where appropriate, and reference
  to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be deemed to be a reference to the
  Secretary of the Interior.
TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
TRANSFER OF LANDS TO RED ROCK CANYON STATE PARK
  SEC. 601. Upon enactment of this title, the Secretary of the Interior shall
  transfer to the State of California certain lands within the California
  Desert Conservation Area, California, of the Bureau of Land Management,
  comprising approximately twenty thousand five hundred acres, as generally
  depicted on two maps entitled `Red Rock Canyon State Park Additions 1' and
  `Red Rock Canyon State Park Additions 2', dated May 1991, for inclusion in
  the State of California Park System. Should the State of California cease
  to manage these lands as part of the State Park System, ownership of the
  lands shall revert to the Department of the Interior to be managed as part
  of the California Desert Conservation Area to provide maximum protection
  for the area's scenic and scientific values.
DESERT LILY SANCTUARY
  SEC. 602. (a) There is hereby established the Desert Lily Sanctuary
  within the California Desert Conservation Area, California, of the Bureau
  of Land Management, comprising approximately two thousand forty acres,
  as generally depicted on a map entitled `Desert Lily Sanctuary', dated
  February 1986. The Secretary of the Interior shall administer the area to
  provide maximum protection to the desert lily.
  (b) Subject to valid existing rights, Federal lands within the sanctuary,
  and interests therein, are withdrawn from disposition under the public land
  laws and from entry or appropriation under the mining laws of the United
  States, from the operation of the mineral leasing laws of the United States,
  and from operation of the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970.
INDIAN CANYONS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
  SEC. 603.
LAND TENURE ADJUSTMENTS
  SEC. 604. In preparing land tenure adjustment decisions with the California
  Desert Conservation Area, of the Bureau of Land Management, the Secretary
  shall give priority to consolidating Federal ownership within the national
  park units and wilderness areas designated by this Act.
LAND DISPOSAL
  SEC. 605. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of
  the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture may not dispose of any lands
  within the boundaries of the wilderness, park, or monument designated under
  this Act or grant a right-of-way in any lands within the boundaries of the
  wilderness designated under this Act. Further, none of the lands within the
  boundaries of the wilderness, park, or monument designated under this Act
  shall be granted to or otherwise made available for use by the Metropolitan
  Water District and any other agencies or persons pursuant to the Boulder
  Canyon Project Act (43 U.S.C. 617-619b) or any similar acts.
MANAGEMENT OF NEWLY ACQUIRED LANDS
  SEC. 606. Any lands within the boundaries of a wilderness area designated
  under this Act which are acquired by the Federal Government, shall become
  part of the wilderness area within which they are located and shall be
  managed in accordance with all the provisions of this Act and other laws
  applicable to such wilderness area.
NATIVE AMERICAN USES
  SEC. 607. In recognition of the past use of the parks, monument, and
  wilderness areas designed under this Act by Indian people for traditional
  cultural and religious purposes, the Secretary shall ensure access to
  such parks, monument, and wilderness areas by Indian people for such
  traditional cultural and religious purposes. In implementing this section,
  the Secretary, upon the request of an Indian tribe or Indian religious
  community, shall temporarily close to the general public use of one or
  more specific portions of park, monument, or wilderness areas in order
  to protect the privacy of traditional cultural and religious activities
  in such areas by Indian people. Such access shall be consistent with the
  purpose and intent of Public Law 95-341 (42 U.S.C. 1996) commonly referred
  to as the `American Indian Religious Freedom Act', and with respect to areas
  designated as wilderness, the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890; 16 U.S.C. 1131).
WATER RIGHTS
  SEC. 608. (a) With respect to each wilderness area designated by this Act,
  Congress hereby reserves a quantity of water sufficient to fulfill the
  purposes of this Act. The priority date of such reserved water rights
  shall be the date of enactment of this Act.
  (b) The Secretary of the Interior and all other officers of the United
  States shall take all steps necessary to protect the rights reserved by
  this section, including the filing by the Secretary of a claim for the
  quantification of such rights in any present or future appropriate stream
  adjudication in the courts of the State of California in which the United
  States is or may be joined and which is conducted in accordance with
  section 208 of the Act of July 10, 1952 (66 Stat. 560, 44 U.S.C. 666;
  commonly referred to as the McCarran Amendment).
  (c) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as a relinquishment or reduction
  of any water rights reserved or appropriated by the United States in the
  State of California on or before the date of enactment of this Act.
  (d) The Federal water rights reserved by this Act are specific to the
  wilderness areas located in the State of California designated under this
  Act. Nothing in this Act related to the reserved Federal water rights
  shall be construed as establishing a precedent with regard to any future
  designations, nor shall it constitute an interpretation of any other Act
  or any designation made thereto.
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
  SEC. 609. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may
  be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.
STATE SCHOOL LANDS
  SEC. 610. (a) Upon request of the California State Lands Commission
  (hereinafter in this section referred to as the `Commission'), the Secretary
  shall enter into negotiations for an agreement to exchange Federal lands
  or interests therein on the list referred to in subsection (b)(2) for
  California State School Lands (hereinafter in this section referred to as
  `State School Lands') or interests therein which are located within the
  boundaries of one or more of the wilderness areas or park units designated
  by this Act. The Secretary shall negotiate in good faith to reach a land
  exchange agreement consistent with the requirements of section 206 of the
  Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
  (b) Within 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary
  shall send to the Commission and to the Committees a list of the following:
  (1) The State School Lands or interests therein (including mineral interests)
  which are located within the boundaries of the wilderness areas or park
  units designated by this Act.
  (2) Lands under the Secretary's jurisdiction to be offered for exchange,
  including in the following priority:
  (A) Lands with mineral interests, including geothermal, which have the
  potential for commercial development but which are not currently under
  mineral lease or producing Federal mineral revenues.
  (B) Federal lands in California managed by the Bureau of Reclamation that the
  Secretary determines are not needed for any Bureau of Reclamation project.
  (C) Any public lands in California that the Secretary, pursuant to the
  Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, has determined to be
  suitable for disposal through exchange.
  (c)(1) If an agreement under this section is for an exchange involving five
  thousand acres or less of Federal land or interests therein, or Federal lands
  valued at less than $5,000,000, the Secretary may carry out the exchange
  in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
  (2) If an agreement under this section is for an exchange involving more
  than five thousand acres of Federal land or interests therein, or Federal
  land valued at more than $5,000,000, the agreement shall be submitted to
  the Committees, together with a report containing--
  (A) a complete list and appraisal of the lands or interests in lands
  proposed for exchange; and
  (B) a determination that the State School Lands proposed to be acquired
  by the United States do not contain any hazardous waste, toxic waste,
  or radioactive waste.
  (d) An agreement submitted under subsection (c)(2) shall not take effect
  unless approved by a joint resolution enacted by the Congress.
  (e) If exchanges of all of the State School Lands are not completed by
  October 1, 1995, the Secretary shall adjust the appraised value of any
  remaining inholdings consistent with the provisions of section 206 of the
  Federal Land Management Policy Act of 1976. The Secretary shall establish
  an account in the name of the Commission in the amount of such appraised
  value. Title to the State School Lands shall be transferred to the United
  States at the time such account is credited.
  (f) The Commission may use the credit in its account to bid, as any other
  bidder, for excess or surplus Federal property to be sold in the State
  of California in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations of
  the Federal agency offering such property for sale. The account shall
  be adjusted to reflect successful bids under this section or payments or
  forfeited deposits, penalties, or other costs assessed to the bidder in
  the course of such sales. In the event that the balance in the account
  has not been reduced to zero by October 1, 2000, there are authorized to
  be appropriated to the Secretary for payment to the California State Lands
  Commission funds equivalent to the balance remaining in the account as of
  October 1, 2000.
  (g) As used in this section, the term `Committees' means the Committee
  on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives and the
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate.
EXCHANGES
  SEC. 611.
TITLE VII--DEFINITION
DEFINITION
  SEC. 701. For the purposes of this Act:
  (1) The term `Secretary', unless specifically designated otherwise, means
  the Secretary of the Interior.
  (2) The term `public lands' means any land and interest in land owned
  by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior
  through the Bureau of Land Management.
   Amend the title so as to read: `A bill to designate certain lands in
   the California Desert as wilderness, to establish the Death Valley and
   Joshua Tree National Parks and the Mojave National Monument, and for
   other purposes.'.
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