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HR 4183 IH
102d CONGRESS
2d Session
 H. R. 4183
To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by designating certain rivers in
the State of Arkansas as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers
System, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
FEBRUARY 5, 1992
Mr. HAMMERSCHMIDT introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
AN ACT
To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by designating certain rivers in
the State of Arkansas as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers
System, and for other purposes.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This Act may be cited as the `Arkansas Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1991'.
SEC. 2. WILD, SCENIC, AND RECREATIONAL RIVER DESIGNATIONS.
  Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is
  amended by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:
  `(119) BIG PINEY CREEK, ARKANSAS- The 45.2-mile segment from its origin
  in section 27, township 13 north, range 23 west, to the Ozark National
  Forest boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture as a
  scenic river.
  `(120) BUFFALO RIVER, ARKANSAS- The 15.8-mile segment from its origin
  in section 22, township 14 north, range 24 west, to the Ozark National
  Forest boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in
  the following classes:
  `(A) The 6.4-mile segment from its origin in section 22, township 14 north,
  range 24 west, to the western boundary of the Upper Buffalo Wilderness,
  as a scenic river.
  `(B) The 9.4-mile segment from the western boundary of the Upper Buffalo
  Wilderness to the Ozark National Forest boundary, as a wild river.
  `(121) COSSATOT RIVER, ARKANSAS- Segments of the main stem and certain
  tributaries, totaling 20.1 miles, to be administered as follows:
  `(A) The 4.2-mile segment of the main stem from its confluence with Mine
  Creek to the Caney Creek Wilderness Boundary on the north section line
  of section 13, township 4 south, range 30 west, to be administered by the
  Secretary of Agriculture as a recreational river.
  `(B) The 6.9-mile segment of the main stem from the Caney Creek Wilderness
  Boundary on the north section line of section 13, township 4 south, range
  30 west, to the Forest Proclamation Boundary, to be administered by the
  Secretary of Agriculture as a scenic river.
  `(C) The 4.4-mile segment of the Brushy Creek tributary from its origin
  in the southeast  1/4  of section 7, township 4 south, range 27 west,
  to the Forest Proclamation Boundary, to be administered by the Secretary
  of Agriculture as a scenic river.
  `(D) The 4.6-mile segment of the main stem from the State Highway 4 bridge
  to Duchett's Ford, to be administered by the Secretary of the Army as a
  scenic river consistent with the operation of Gillham Dam (as authorized
  by section 203 of the Flood Control Act of 1958 (Public Law 85-500)).
  `(122) HURRICANE CREEK, ARKANSAS- The 15.5-mile segment from its origin
  in section 1, township 13 north, range 21 west, to its confluence with
  Big Piney Creek, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in
  the following classes:
  `(A) The 11.8-mile segment from its origin in section 1, township 13 north,
  range 21 west, to the western boundary of the private land bordering
  Hurricane Creek Wilderness, as a scenic river.
  `(B) The 2.4-mile segment from the western boundary of the private land
  bordering the Hurricane Creek Wilderness to the Hurricane Creek Wilderness
  boundary, as a wild river.
  `(C) The 1.3-mile segment from the Hurricane Creek Wilderness boundary to
  its confluence with Big Piney Creek, as a scenic river.
  `(123) LITTLE MISSOURI RIVER, ARKANSAS- Segments totaling 15.7 miles,
  to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in the following classes:
  `(A) The 11.3-mile segment from its origin in the northwest  1/4  of
  section 32, township 3 south, range 28 west, to the west section line of
  section 22, township 4 south, range 27 west, as a scenic river.
  `(B) The 4.4-mile segment from the southern property line between National
  Forest System lands and private lands in the southeast  1/4  of section
  28, township 4 south, range 27 west, to the Forest Proclamation Boundary,
  as a wild river.
  `(124) MULBERRY RIVER, ARKANSAS- The 56.0-mile segment from its origin
  in section 32, township 13 north, range 23 west, to the Ozark National
  Forest boundary, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in
  the following classes:
  `(A) The 36.6-mile segment from its origin in section 32, township 13
  north, range 23 west, to Big Eddy Hollow in section 3, township 11 north,
  range 27 west, as a recreational river.
  `(B) The 19.4-mile segment from Big Eddy Hollow in section 3, township
  11 north, range 27 west, to the Ozark National Forest boundary, as a
  scenic river.
  `(125) NORTH SYLAMORE CREEK, ARKANSAS- The 14.5-mile segment from the
  Clifty Canyon Botanical Area boundary to its confluence with the White
  River, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture as a scenic river.
  `(126) RICHLAND CREEK, ARKANSAS- The 16.5-mile segment from its origin in
  section 36, township 13 north, range 20 west, to the northern boundary of
  section 32, township 14 north, range 18 west, to be administered by the
  Secretary of Agriculture in the following classes:
  `(A) The 7.8-mile segment from its origin in section 36, township 13 north,
  range 20 west, to the western boundary of the Richland Creek Wilderness,
  as a scenic river.
  `(B) The 5.3-mile segment from the western boundary of the Richland Creek
  Wilderness to the eastern boundary of the Richland Creek Wilderness,
  as a wild river.
  `(C) The 3.4-mile segment from the eastern boundary of the Richland Creek
  Wilderness to the northern boundary of section 32, township 14 north,
  range 18 west, as a scenic river.'.
SEC. 3. FEDERAL PROTECTION FOR STATE DESIGNATED RIVERS.
  (a) IN GENERAL- The river segments described in subsection (b) are designated
  as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System to be managed
  by the State of Arkansas in accordance with the requirements for rivers
  included in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System pursuant to section
  2(a)(ii) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1273(a)(ii)).
  (b) RIVER SEGMENTS- The river segments referred to in subsection (a) are--
  (1) the 10.4-mile segment of the Cossatot River from the Forest Proclamation
  Boundary to the intersection with State Highway 4; and
  (2) the 0.3-mile segment of the Brushy Creek tributary from the Forest
  Proclamation Boundary to its confluence with the Cossatot River.
SEC. 4. SAVINGS PROVISION.
  Nothing in this Act is intended to prohibit the Secretary of the Army from--
  (1) operating Gillham Lake, including lake levels and releases, in a manner
  consistent with the Gillham project (as authorized by section 203 of the
  Flood Control Act of 1958 (Public Law 85-500)); or
  (2) establishing a public use area for float trip termination at the
  confluence of the Cossatot River with Gillham Lake.