H.R.2149 - BWCA Wilderness Legacy Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4] (Introduced 07/10/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Resources|
|Latest Action:||09/09/1997 Subcommittee Hearings Held.|
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Summary: H.R.2149 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/10/1997)
BWCA Wilderness Legacy Act - Amends the Wilderness Act to: (1) redesignate the areas constituting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota; (2) revise restrictions on the use of motorboats on specified portions of the Sea Gull Lake, Loon Lake, and Lac La Croix in the Wilderness; and (3) require the Secretary of Agriculture, effective on January 1, 1998, to terminate all special use permits for towboats within the Wilderness to prohibit such use for commercial or noncommercial purposes.
Makes the provisions of Executive Order 10092 (establishing an airspace reservation over certain areas of the Superior National Forest, Minnesota) applicable to the Wilderness.