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16 U.S. Code § 460ffff–2 - Management plan

(a) In general

Not later than 3 years after March 12, 2019, in accordance with subsections (b) and (c), the Secretary shall develop a comprehensive plan for the long-term management of the Scenic Area.

(b) ConsultationIn developing the management plan, the Secretary shall consult with—
appropriate State, Tribal, and local governmental entities, including Inyo County and the Tribe;
utilities, including Southern California Edison Company and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group; and
members of the public.
(c) Requirement

In accordance with this subchapter, the management plan shall include provisions for maintenance of existing public utility and other rights-of-way within the Scenic Area.

(d) Incorporation

In developing the management plan, in accordance with this section, the Secretary may allow casual use mining limited to the use of hand tools, metal detectors, hand-fed dry washers, vacuum cleaners, gold pans, small sluices, and similar items.

(e) Interim management

Pending completion of the management plan, the Secretary shall manage the Scenic Area in accordance with section 460ffff–1(b) of this title.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

For definition of “Secretary” as used in this section, see section 3 of Pub. L. 103–433, set out as a note under section 410aaa of this title.