16 U.S. Code § 460www - Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

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(a) Purposes
The purposes of this section are—
(1) to conserve, protect, and enhance for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations the ecological, scenic, wildlife, recreational, cultural, historical, natural, educational, and scientific resources of the National Conservation Area; and
(2) to protect each species that is—
(A) located in the National Conservation Area; and
(B) listed as a threatened or endangered species on the list of threatened species or the list of endangered species published under section 1533 (c)(1) of this title.
(b) Definitions
In this section:
(1) Habitat conservation plan
The term “habitat conservation plan” means the conservation plan entitled “Washington County Habitat Conservation Plan” and dated February 23, 1996.
(2) Management plan
The term “management plan” means the management plan for the National Conservation Area developed by the Secretary under subsection (d)(1).
(3) National Conservation Area
The term “National Conservation Area” means the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area that—
(A) consists of approximately 44,725 acres of public land in the County, as generally depicted on the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area Map; and
(B) is established by subsection (c).
(4) Public use plan
The term “public use plan” means the use plan entitled “Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Public Use Plan” and dated June 12, 2000, as amended.
(5) Resource management plan
The term “resource management plan” means the management plan entitled “St. George Field Office Resource Management Plan” and dated March 15, 1999, as amended.
(c) Establishment
Subject to valid existing rights, there is established in the State the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.
(d) Management plan
(1) In general
Not later than 3 years after March 30, 2009, and in accordance with paragraph (2), the Secretary shall develop a comprehensive plan for the long-term management of the National Conservation Area.
(2) Consultation
In developing the management plan required under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consult with—
(A) appropriate State, tribal, and local governmental entities; and
(B) members of the public.
(3) Incorporation of plans
In developing the management plan required under paragraph (1), to the extent consistent with this section, the Secretary may incorporate any provision of—
(A) the habitat conservation plan;
(B) the resource management plan; and
(C) the public use plan.
(e) Management
(1) In general
The Secretary shall manage the National Conservation Area—
(A) in a manner that conserves, protects, and enhances the resources of the National Conservation Area; and
(B) in accordance with—
(i) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.);
(ii) this section; and
(iii) any other applicable law (including regulations).
(2) Uses
The Secretary shall only allow uses of the National Conservation Area that the Secretary determines would further a purpose described in subsection (a).
(3) Motorized vehicles
Except in cases in which motorized vehicles are needed for administrative purposes, or to respond to an emergency, the use of motorized vehicles in the National Conservation Area shall be permitted only on roads designated by the management plan for the use of motorized vehicles.
(4) Grazing
The grazing of livestock in the National Conservation Area, where established before March 30, 2009, shall be permitted to continue—
(A) subject to—
(i) such reasonable regulations, policies, and practices as the Secretary considers necessary; and
(ii) applicable law; and
(B) in a manner consistent with the purposes described in subsection (a).
(5) Wildland fire operations
Nothing in this section prohibits the Secretary, in cooperation with other Federal, State, and local agencies, as appropriate, from conducting wildland fire operations in the National Conservation Area, consistent with the purposes of this section.
(f) Incorporation of acquired land and interests
Any land or interest in land that is located in the National Conservation Area that is acquired by the United States shall—
(1) become part of the National Conservation Area; and
(2) be managed in accordance with—
(A) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.);
(B) this section; and
(C) any other applicable law (including regulations).
(g) Withdrawal
(1) In general
Subject to valid existing rights, all Federal land located in the National Conservation Area are  [1] withdrawn from—
(A) all forms of entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws;
(B) location, entry, and patenting under the mining laws; and
(C) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.
(2) Additional land
If the Secretary acquires additional land that is located in the National Conservation Area after March 30, 2009, the land is withdrawn from operation of the laws referred to in paragraph (1) on the date of acquisition of the land.
(h) Effect
Nothing in this section prohibits the authorization of the development of utilities within the National Conservation Area if the development is carried out in accordance with—
(1) each utility development protocol described in the habitat conservation plan; and
(2) any other applicable law (including regulations).


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “is”.

Source

(Pub. L. 111–11, title I, § 1974,Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1081.)
References in Text

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, referred to in subsecs. (e)(1)(B)(i) and (f)(2)(A), is Pub. L. 94–579, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2743, which is classified principally to chapter 35 (§ 1701 et seq.) of Title 43, Public Lands. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1701 of Title 43 and Tables.
Definitions

Pub. L. 111–11, title I, § 1971,Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1075, as amended by Pub. L. 111–88, div. A, title IV, § 436,Oct. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 2965, provided that: “In this subtitle [subtitle O (§§ 1971–1983) of title I of Pub. L. 111–11, enacting this subchapter, subchapter CXXXV of this chapter, and section 346a–6 of this title, amending section 1274 of this title, enacting provisions set out as notes under section 1274 of this title and section 766 of Title 25, Indians, and enacting provisions listed in a table of Wilderness Areas set out under section 1132 of this title]:
“(1) Beaver dam wash national conservation area map.—The term ‘Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area Map’ means the map entitled ‘Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area’ and dated September 20, 2009.
“(2) Canaan mountain wilderness map.—The term ‘Canaan Mountain Wilderness Map’ means the map entitled ‘Canaan Mountain Wilderness’ and dated June 21, 2008.
“(3) County.—The term ‘County’ means Washington County, Utah.
“(4) Northeastern washington county wilderness map.—The term ‘Northeastern Washington County Wilderness Map’ means the map entitled ‘Northeastern Washington County Wilderness’ and dated November 12, 2008.
“(5) Northwestern washington county wilderness map.—The term ‘Northwestern Washington County Wilderness Map’ means the map entitled ‘Northwestern Washington County Wilderness’ and dated June 21, 2008.
“(6) Red cliffs national conservation area map.—The term ‘Red Cliffs National Conservation Area Map’ means the map entitled ‘Red Cliffs National Conservation Area’ and dated November 12, 2008.
“(7) Secretary.—The term ‘Secretary’ means—
“(A) with respect to land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Agriculture; and
“(B) with respect to land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of the Interior.
“(8) State.—The term ‘State’ means the State of Utah.
“(9) Washington county growth and conservation act map.—The term ‘Washington County Growth and Conservation Act Map’ means the map entitled ‘Washington County Growth and Conservation Act Map’ and dated November 13, 2008.”

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