Text: S.23 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 113-87 (03/13/2014)
[113th Congress Public Law 87]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 128 STAT. 1017]]
Public Law 113-87
To designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for
other purposes. <<NOTE: Mar. 13, 2014 - [S. 23]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Sleeping Bear
Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Sleeping Bear Dunes National
Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map consisting of 6
sheets entitled ``Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Proposed Wilderness Boundary'', numbered 634/80,083B, and dated
(2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
SEC. 3. SLEEPING BEAR DUNES WILDERNESS.
(a) <<NOTE: 16 USC 1132 note.>> Designation.--In accordance with
the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), certain land and inland
water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore comprising
approximately 32,557 acres along the mainland shore of Lake Michigan and
on certain nearby islands in Benzie and Leelanau Counties, Michigan, 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 ``Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness''.
(1) Availability.--The map shall be on file and available
for public inspection in appropriate offices of the National
(2) Corrections.--The Secretary may correct any clerical or
typographical errors in the map.
(3) Legal description.--As soon as practicable after the
date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare a
legal description of the wilderness boundary and submit a copy
of the map and legal description to the Committee on Energy and
Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural
Resources of the House of Representatives.
(c) Road Setbacks.--The wilderness boundary shall be--
(1) 100 feet from the centerline of adjacent county roads;
(2) 300 feet from the centerline of adjacent State highways.
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SEC. 4. ADMINISTRATION.
(a) In General.--Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness
area designated by section 3(a) shall be administered by the Secretary
in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), except
(1) 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
(2) any reference in the Wilderness Act to the Secretary of
Agriculture shall be considered to be a reference to the
(b) Maintenance of Roads Outside Wilderness Boundary.--Nothing in
this Act prevents the maintenance and improvement of roads that are
located outside the boundary of the wilderness area designated by
(c) Fish and Wildlife.--Nothing in this Act affects the jurisdiction
of the State of Michigan with respect to the management of fish and
wildlife, including hunting and fishing within the national lakeshore in
accordance with section 5 of Public Law 91-479 (16 U.S.C. 460x-4).
(d) Savings Provisions.--Nothing in this Act modifies, alters, or
(1) any treaty rights; or
(2) any valid private property rights in existence on the
day before the date of enactment of this Act.
Approved March 13, 2014.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 23:
SENATE REPORTS: No. 113-14 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
Vol. 159 (2013):
June 19, considered and passed
Vol. 160 (2014):
Mar. 4, considered and passed House.