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Public Law No: 109-382 (12/01/2006)

 
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Public Law 109-382
109th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To designate certain land in New England as wilderness for inclusion in 
   the National Wilderness Preservation system and certain land as a 
   National Recreation Area, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 1, 
                          2006 -  [S. 4001]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: New England 
Wilderness Act of 2006.>> 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ttt note.>> Act may be 
cited as the ``New England Wilderness Act of 2006''.

    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

Section 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Definition <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ttt note.>> of Secretary.

                         TITLE I--NEW HAMPSHIRE

Sec. 101. Definition of State.
Sec. 102. Designation of wilderness areas.
Sec. 103. Map and description.
Sec. 104. Administration.

                            TITLE II--VERMONT

Sec. 201. Definitions.

               Subtitle A--Designation of Wilderness Areas

Sec. 211. Designation.
Sec. 212. Map and description.
Sec. 213. Administration.

             Subtitle B--Moosalamoo National Recreation Area

Sec. 221. Designation.
Sec. 222. Map and description.
Sec. 223. Administration of National Recreation Area.

SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ttt note.>> DEFINITION OF SECRETARY.

    In this Act, the term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.

                         TITLE I--NEW HAMPSHIRE

SEC. 101. DEFINITION OF STATE.

    In this title, the term ``State'' means the State of New Hampshire.

SEC. 102. DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS.

    In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the 
following Federal land in the State is designated as

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wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation 
System:
            (1) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> Certain Federal land managed 
        by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 23,700 acres, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed Wild River 
        Wilderness--White Mountain National Forest'', dated February 6, 
        2006, which shall be known as the ``Wild River Wilderness''.
            (2) Certain <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> Federal land managed 
        by the Forest Service, comprising approximately 10,800 acres, as 
        generally depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed Sandwich Range 
        Wilderness Additions--White Mountain National Forest'', dated 
        February 6, 2006, and which are incorporated in the Sandwich 
        Range Wilderness, as designated by the New Hampshire Wilderness 
        Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-323; 98 Stat. 259).

SEC. 103. MAP AND DESCRIPTION.

    (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and a legal description of 
each wilderness area designated by section 102 with the committees of 
appropriate jurisdiction in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
    (b) Force and Effect.--A map and legal description filed under 
subsection (a) shall have the same force and effect as if included in 
this Act, except that the Secretary may correct clerical and 
typographical errors in the map and legal description.
    (c) Public Availability.--Each map and legal description filed under 
subsection (a) shall be filed and made available for public inspection 
in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service.

SEC. 104. ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Administration.--Subject to valid existing rights, each 
wilderness area designated under this title shall be administered by the 
Secretary in accordance with--
            (1) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 
        U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); and
            (2) the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.).

    (b) Effective Date of Wilderness Act.--With respect to any 
wilderness area designated by this title, any reference in the 
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) to the effective date of the 
Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the date of 
enactment of this Act.
    (c) Fish and Wildlife.--As provided in section 4(d)(7) of the 
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(7)), nothing in this title affects any 
jurisdiction or responsibility of the State with respect to wildlife and 
fish in the State.
    (d) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, all Federal land 
in the wilderness areas designated by section 102 are withdrawn from--
            (1) all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the 
        public land laws;
            (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and
            (3) disposition under the mineral leasing laws (including 
        geothermal leasing laws).

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                            TITLE II--VERMONT

SEC. 201. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ttt note.>> DEFINITIONS.

    In this title:
            (1) Management plan.--The term ``Management Plan'' means the 
        Green Mountain National Forest Land and Resource Management 
        Plan.
            (2) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of Vermont.

               Subtitle A--Designation of Wilderness Areas

SEC. 211. DESIGNATION.

    In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the 
following areas in the State are designated as wilderness areas and as 
components of the National Wilderness Preservation System:
            (1) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> Certain Federal land managed 
        by the United States Forest Service, comprising approximately 
        22,425 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Glastenbury Wilderness--Proposed'', dated September 2006, 
        which shall be known as the ``Glastenbury Wilderness''.
            (2) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> Certain Federal land managed 
        by the United States Forest Service, comprising approximately 
        12,333 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Joseph 
        Battell Wilderness--Proposed'', dated September 2006, which 
        shall be known as the ``Joseph Battell Wilderness''.
            (3) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> Certain Federal land managed 
        by the United States Forest Service, comprising approximately 
        3,757 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled 
        ``Breadloaf Wilderness Additions--Proposed'', dated September 
        2006, which shall be known as the ``Breadloaf Wilderness''.
            (4) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> Certain Federal land managed 
        by the United States Forest Service, comprising approximately 
        2,338 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Lye 
        Brook Wilderness Additions--Proposed'', dated September 2006, 
        which shall be known as the ``Lye Brook Wilderness''.
            (5) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> Certain Federal land managed 
        by the United States Forest Service, comprising approximately 
        752 acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Peru Peak 
        Wilderness Additions--Proposed'', dated September 2006, which 
        shall be known as the ``Peru Peak Wilderness''.
            (6) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> Certain Federal land managed 
        by the United States Forest Service, comprising approximately 47 
        acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled ``Big Branch 
        Wilderness Additions--Proposed'', dated September 2006, which 
        shall be known as the ``Big Branch Wilderness''.

SEC. 212. MAP AND DESCRIPTION.

    (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and a legal description of 
each wilderness area designated by section 211 with--
            (1) the Committee on Resources of the House of 
        Representatives;

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            (2) the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
        Representatives; and
            (3) the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of 
        the Senate.

    (b) Force of Law.--A map and legal description filed under 
subsection (a) shall have the same force and effect as if included in 
this Act, except that the Secretary may correct clerical and 
typographical errors in the map and legal description.
    (c) Public Availability.--Each map and legal description filed under 
subsection (a) shall be filed and made available for public inspection 
in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service.

SEC. 213. ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Administration.--Subject to valid rights in existence on the 
date of enactment of this Act, each wilderness area designated under 
this subtitle and in the Green Mountain National Forest (as of the date 
of enactment of this Act) shall be administered by the Secretary in 
accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.).
    (b) Fish and Wildlife.--Nothing in this subtitle affects the 
jurisdiction of the State with respect to wildlife and fish on the 
public land located in the State, including the stocking of fish in 
rivers and streams in the State to support the Connecticut River 
Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program.
    (c) Trails.--The Forest Service shall allow the continuance of--
            (1) the Appalachian National Scenic Trail;
            (2) the Long Trail;
            (3) the Catamount Trail; and
            (4) the marking and maintenance of associated trails and 
        trail structures of the Trails referred to in this subsection, 
        consistent with the management direction (including objectives, 
        standards, guidelines, and agreements with partners) established 
        for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Long Trail, and 
        Catamount Trail under the Management Plan.

             Subtitle B--Moosalamoo National Recreation Area

SEC. 221. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ttt.>> DESIGNATION.

    Certain Federal land managed by the United States Forest Service, 
comprising approximately 15,857 acres, as generally depicted on the map 
entitled ``Moosalamoo National Recreation Area--Proposed'', dated 
September 2006, is designated as the ``Moosalamoo National Recreation 
Area''.

SEC. 222. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ttt-1.>> MAP AND DESCRIPTION.

    (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and a legal description of 
the national recreation area designated by section 221 with--
            (1) the Committee on Resources of the House of 
        Representatives;
            (2) the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
        Representatives; and
            (3) the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of 
        the Senate.

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    (b) Force of Law.--A map and legal description filed under 
subsection (a) shall have the same force and effect as if included in 
this subtitle, except that the Secretary may correct clerical and 
typographical errors in the map and legal description.
    (c) Public Availability.--Each map and legal description filed under 
subsection (a) shall be filed and made available for public inspection 
in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service.

SEC. 223. <<NOTE: 16 USC 460ttt-2.>> ADMINISTRATION OF NATIONAL 
            RECREATION AREA.

    (a) In General.--Subject to valid rights existing on the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall administer the Moosalamoo 
National Recreation Area in accordance with--
            (1) laws (including rules and regulations) applicable to 
        units of the National Forest System; and
            (2) the management direction (including objectives, 
        standards, and guidelines) established for the Moosalamoo 
        Recreation and Education Management Area under the Management 
        Plan.

    (b) Fish and Wildlife.--Nothing in this subtitle affects the 
jurisdiction of the State with respect to wildlife and fish on the 
public land located in the State.
    (c) Escarpment and Ecological Areas.--Nothing in this subtitle 
prevents the Secretary from managing the Green Mountain Escarpment 
Management Area and the Ecological Special Areas, as described in the 
Management Plan.

    Approved December 1, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 4001:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
            Sept. 29, considered and passed Senate.
            Nov. 15, considered and passed House.

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