Summary: H.R.5722 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5722. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/13/2002)

Amends the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993, Public Law 96-560 (designating certain National Forest System lands in the State of Colorado for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System), and the American Wilderness Act of 1978 to designate specified lands in Acorn Creek, Gunnison, and Pitkin Counties, Colorado, as wilderness areas.

Designates certain land in Eagle County, Colorado, as wilderness, the Red Table Mountain Wilderness Area (the "Area"). Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to allow for the maintenance of rights-of-way and access roads located within the Area in order to operate a transmission line or electrical power line.

Withdraws all Federal lands within the Area from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) the operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.

Permits continued aerial navigation training exercises by the Colorado Army National Guard in the Area.

Declares that Congress does not intend for the establishment of protective perimeters or buffer zones around the Area.

States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to: (1) constitute a reservation of any water or water rights in lands designated as wilderness; (2) affect any conditional or absolute water rights in Colorado; (3) establish a precedent with regard to future wilderness designations; or (4) affect compacts and decrees apportioning water among and between Colorado and other States.

Prohibits the Secretary from making instream flow permit conditions within or upstream of the Area on existing facilities on National Forest System lands.