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                                                       Calendar No. 158
105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 360

                          [Report No. 105-78]

To require adoption of a management plan for the Hells Canyon National 
     Recreation Area that allows appropriate use of motorized and 
    nonmotorized river craft in the recreation area, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           February 26, 1997

 Mr. Craig (for himself, Mr. Murkowski, and Mr. Kempthorne) introduced 
the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee 
                    on Energy and Natural Resources

                           September 11, 1997

              Reported by Mr. Murkowski, without amendment

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                                 A BILL


 
To require adoption of a management plan for the Hells Canyon National 
     Recreation Area that allows appropriate use of motorized and 
    nonmotorized river craft in the recreation area, 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. MOTORIZED AND NONMOTORIZED RIVER CRAFT, HELLS CANYON 
              NATIONAL RECREATION AREA.

    Section 10 of Public Law 94-199 (16 U.S.C. 460gg-7) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e) 
        as paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5), respectively;
            (2) by striking ``The Secretary'' in the matter preceding 
        the paragraphs and inserting ``(a) Rules and Regulations.--The 
        Secretary'';
            (3) by striking paragraph (4) (as so redesignated) and 
        inserting the following new paragraph:
            ``(4) subject to subsection (b), provision for control of 
        the use and number of motorized and nonmotorized river craft as 
        necessary, but only to the extent necessary to ensure that such 
        uses are compatible with this Act; and''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(b) Use of Motorized and Nonmotorized River Craft.--For the 
purposes of subsection (a)(4)--
            ``(1) the use of motorized and nonmotorized river craft is 
        recognized as a valid and appropriate use of the Snake River 
        within the recreation area;
            ``(2) motorized and nonmotorized river craft shall be 
        permitted access to, and use of, the entire river within the 
        recreation area at all times during the year;
            ``(3) concurrent use of the river within the recreation 
        area by motorized and nonmotorized river craft shall not be 
        considered to be a conflict;
            ``(4) use of commercial and private motorized and 
        nonmotorized river craft shall be allowed to continue on the 
        entire Snake River within the recreation area throughout each 
        year at levels that optimize the opportunity of the American 
        people to utilize the recreation area within the reasonable 
        capacity of the resources to sustain that use, recognizing as 
        acceptable established daily and seasonal use patterns and 
        considering the economic well-being of surrounding communities; 
        and
            ``(5) use of motorized or nonmotorized river craft on the 
        Snake River within the recreation area by owners of private 
        property for the purpose of traveling to or from their property 
        in their usual and accustomed manner shall not be 
        restricted.''.




                                                       Calendar No. 158

105th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                 S. 360

                          [Report No. 105-78]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To require adoption of a management plan for the Hells Canyon National 
     Recreation Area that allows appropriate use of motorized and 
    nonmotorized river craft in the recreation area, and for other 
                               purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 11, 1997

                       Reported without amendment