(1)In order to conserve, protect, and enhance for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the area in southern Nevada containing and surrounding the Red Rock Canyon and the unique and nationally important geologic, archeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, scientific, wildlife, riparian, wilderness, endangered species, and recreation resources of the public lands therein contained, there is established the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
(2)The conservation area shall consist of approximately 195,780 acres as generally depicted on the map entitled “Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Administrative Boundary Modification”, dated August 8, 1996, and such additional areas as are included in the conservation area pursuant to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Protection and Enhancement Act of 2002.
(3)The map referred to in paragraph (2) shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior.
(b) Legal description
(1)As soon as practicable after November 16, 1990, the Secretary shall file a legal description of the conservation area established by subsection (a) of this section with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives, and such legal description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this subchapter, except that the Secretary may correct clerical and typographic errors in  legal description.
(2)The legal description described in paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior.
In case of any discrepancy between or among the map described in subsection (a) of this section, the amount of acreage stated in subsection (a) of this section, or the legal description filed by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the map described in subsection (a) of this section shall control any question concerning the boundaries of the conservation area.
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Protection and Enhancement Act of 2002, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), is title I of Pub. L. 107–282, Nov. 6, 2002, 116 Stat. 1995, which amended this section and enacted provisions set out as a note under section
460ccc–4 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
2002—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 107–282inserted before period at end “, and such additional areas as are included in the conservation area pursuant to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Protection and Enhancement Act of 2002”.
1998—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 105–263amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “The conservation area shall consist of approximately 195,610 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area—Proposed Expansion’, numbered NV–RRCNCA–002, and dated July 1994.”
1994—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 103–450amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “The conservation area shall consist of approximately 83,100 acres of generally depicted on a map entitled ‘Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area—Proposed’ numbered NV–RRC–NCA–001, and dated June, 1990.”
Change of Name
Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives changed to Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives on Jan. 5, 1993, by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Third Congress.
“(a) Withdrawal.—Subject to valid existing rights, the lands identified in subsection (b) are hereby withdrawn from all forms of entry under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and from operation of the mineral [see 30 U.S.C. 181 et seq., 271 et seq., and 281 et seq.] and geothermal leasing laws: Provided, That nothing in this subsection shall limit the issuance of any necessary licenses or public land rights-of-way for any hydroelectric project involving such lands.
“(b) Lands.—The lands referred to in subsection (a) are the approximately 1,280 acres of public lands as generally depicted on the map entitled ‘Potential Conservation Lands: Possible Hydroelectric Project’ dated July, 1994.
“(c) Future Status.—(1) Effective on May 2, 2000, the lands described in subsection (b) shall be added to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area unless before such effective date all necessary licenses and public land rights-of-way have been issued for a hydroelectric project involving some or all of such lands.
“(2) For purposes of section 10(b) of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Establishment Act of 1990 [16 U.S.C. 460ccc–8(b)], as amended by this Act, the date on which the lands identified in subsection (b) of this section are added to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area shall be deemed to be the date of enactment of an Act adding such lands to the conservation area.”
[Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(3) [title I, § 144(b)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A–171, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending section 3 ofPub. L. 103–450, set out above] takes effect on November 1, 1999.”]
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