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                                                      Calendar No. 1020
110th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 2632


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 10, 2008

   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

                           September 16, 2008

              Reported by Mr. Bingaman, with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
  To establish the Sabinoso Wilderness Area in San Miguel County, New 
                    Mexico, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

<DELETED>SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Sabinoso Wilderness Act of 
2008''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    In this Act:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of 
        New Mexico.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of the Interior.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF THE SABINOSO WILDERNESS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) In General.--In furtherance of the purposes of the 
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), there is hereby designated as 
wilderness, and, therefore, as a component of the National Wilderness 
Preservation System, the approximately 15,995 acres of land under the 
jurisdiction of the Taos Field Office Bureau of Land Management, New 
Mexico, as generally depicted on the map titled ``Sabinoso Wilderness'' 
and dated May 7, 2008, and which shall be known as the ``Sabinoso 
Wilderness''.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Map and Legal Description.--The map and a legal 
description of the wilderness area designated by this Act shall--
</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) be filed by the Secretary with the Committee 
        on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the 
        Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate as soon 
        as practicable after the date of the enactment of this 
        Act;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) have the same force and effect as if included 
        in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct clerical and 
        typographical errors in the legal description and map; 
        and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) be on file and available for public inspection 
        in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land 
        Management.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Management of Wilderness.--Subject to valid existing 
rights, the wilderness areas designated by this Act shall be 
administered in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et 
seq.) and this Act, except that with respect to the wilderness areas 
designated by this Act, any reference to the effective date of the 
Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the date of 
enactment of this Act and any reference in the Wilderness Act to the 
Secretary of Agriculture shall be considered to be a reference to the 
Secretary of the Interior.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Incorporation of Acquired Land.--Any land or interest 
in land located inside the boundaries of the wilderness area designated 
by this Act that is acquired by the United States after the date of 
enactment of this Act shall become part of the wilderness area 
designated by this Act and shall be managed in accordance with this Act 
and other applicable law.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (e) Grazing.--Grazing of livestock in the wilderness area 
designated by this Act, where established before the date of enactment 
of this Act, shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of 
section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(4)) and the 
guidelines set forth in Appendix A of the Report of the Committee on 
Interior and Insular Affairs to accompany H.R. 2570 of the 101st 
Congress (H. Rept. 101-405).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (f) Fish and Wildlife.--As provided in section 4(d)(7) of 
the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(7)), nothing in this section 
shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction or responsibilities of 
the State with respect to fish and wildlife in the State, including the 
regulation of hunting, fishing, and trapping, in the wilderness area 
designated by this Act.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (g) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, the 
wilderness area designated by this Act, is withdrawn from--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) all forms of entry, appropriation, and 
        disposal under the public land laws;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining 
        laws; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral 
        materials, and geothermal leasing laws.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (h) Access.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Consistent with section 5(a) of the Wilderness 
        Act (16 U.S.C.1131 et seq.), the Secretary shall continue to 
        allow private landowners adequate access to inholdings in the 
        Sabinoso Wilderness.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) For access purposes, private lands within T. 
        16 N., R. 23 E. Sections 17, 20 and the north half of Section 
        21, N.M.M. shall be managed as if an inholding in the Sabinoso 
        Wilderness.</DELETED>

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Sabinoso Wilderness Act of 2008''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map entitled 
        ``Sabinoso Wilderness'' and dated September 8, 2008.
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
            (3) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of New 
        Mexico.

SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF THE SABINOSO WILDERNESS.

    (a) In General.--In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness 
Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the approximately 16,030 acres of land 
under the jurisdiction of the Taos Field Office Bureau of Land 
Management, New Mexico, as generally depicted on the map, is designated 
as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness 
Preservation System, to be known as the ``Sabinoso Wilderness''.
    (b) Map and Legal Description.--
            (1) 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 Sabinoso Wilderness with--
                    (A) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 
                of the Senate; and
                    (B) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House 
                of Representatives.
            (2) Force of law.--The map and legal description filed 
        under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if 
        included in this Act, except that the Secretary may correct any 
        clerical and typographical errors in the map and legal 
        description.
            (3) Public availability.--The map and legal description 
        filed under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for 
        public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of 
        Land Management.
    (c) Administration of Wilderness.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to valid existing rights, the 
        Sabinoso Wilderness shall be administered by the Secretary in 
        accordance with this Act and the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 
        et seq.), except that--
                    (A) any reference in the Wilderness Act to the 
                effective date of that Act shall be considered to be a 
                reference to the date of enactment of this Act; and
                    (B) any reference in the Wilderness Act to the 
                Secretary of Agriculture shall be considered to be a 
                reference to the Secretary of the Interior.
            (2) Incorporation of acquired land and interests.--Any land 
        or interest in land within the boundary of the Sabinoso 
        Wilderness that is acquired by the United States shall--
                    (A) become part of the Sabinoso Wilderness; and
                    (B) be managed in accordance with this Act and any 
                other laws applicable to the Sabinoso Wilderness.
            (3) Grazing.--The grazing of livestock in the Sabinoso 
        Wilderness, if established before the date of enactment of this 
        Act, shall be administered in accordance with--
                    (A) section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act (16 
                U.S.C. 1133(d)(4)); and
                    (B) the guidelines set forth in Appendix A of the 
                report of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs 
                of the House of Representatives accompanying H.R. 2570 
                of the 101st Congress (H. Rept. 101-405).
            (4) Fish and wildlife.--In accordance with section 4(d)(7) 
        of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(d)(7)), nothing in this 
        Act affects the jurisdiction of the State with respect to fish 
        and wildlife in the State.
            (5) Access.--
                    (A) In general.--In accordance with section 5(a) of 
                the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C.1134(a)), the Secretary 
                shall continue to allow private landowners adequate 
                access to inholdings in the Sabinoso Wilderness.
                    (B) Certain land.--For access purposes, private 
                land within T. 16 N., R. 23 E., secs. 17 and 20 and the 
                N\1/2\ of sec. 21, N.M.M., shall be managed as an 
                inholding in the Sabinoso Wilderness.
    (d) Withdrawal.--Subject to valid existing rights, the land 
generally depicted on the map as ``Lands Withdrawn From Mineral Entry'' 
and ``Lands Released From Wilderness Study Area & Withdrawn From 
Mineral Entry'' is withdrawn from--
            (1) all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under 
        the public land laws, except disposal by exchange in accordance 
        with section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
        of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716);
            (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and
            (3) operation of the mineral materials and geothermal 
        leasing laws.
                                                      Calendar No. 1020

110th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 2632

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

  To establish the Sabinoso Wilderness Area in San Miguel County, New 
                    Mexico, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 16, 2008

                       Reported with an amendment