Or. Admin. R. 350-010-0010 - Authority
Section 4(e) of the National Scenic Area Act specifies that the boundaries of urban areas are "generally depicted" on maps that Congress enacted as part of the National Scenic Area Act. The Columbia River Gorge Commission, U.S. Forest Service, and Gorge counties need precise legal descriptions to develop and administer the Management Plan and land use ordinances for the National Scenic Area pursuant to sections 6, 7, and 8 of the Act, and the Commission needs precise legal descriptions before making minor revisions to the boundaries pursuant to section 4(f). The Commission and U.S. Forest Service therefore have inherent authority to interpret the generally depicted boundaries, consistent with congressional intent, to administer the Act.
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