16 U.S. Code § 460x–5 - Administration, protection, and development

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(a) Applicability of provisions; utilization of statutory authorities
The administration, protection, and development of the lakeshore shall be exercised by the Secretary, subject to the provisions of this subchapter and of sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this title, as amended and supplemented, relating to the areas administered and supervised by the Secretary through the National Park Service; except that authority otherwise available to the Secretary for the conservation and management of natural resources may be utilized to the extent he finds such authority will further the purposes of this subchapter.
(b) Land and water use management plan; preparation and implementation by Secretary; required provisions
In the administration, protection, and development of the area, the Secretary shall prepare and implement a land and water use management plan, which shall include specific provisions for—
(1) development of facilities to provide the benefits of public recreation;
(2) protection of scenic, scientific, and historic features contributing to public enjoyment; and
(3) such protection, management, and utilization of renewable natural resources as in the judgment of the Secretary is consistent with, and will further the purpose of, public recreation and protection of scenic, scientific, and historic features contributing to public enjoyment.
(c) Area review by Secretary; report to President; recommendations for preservation of any area within lakeshore as wilderness; designation as a wilderness
Within four years from October 21, 1970, the Secretary of the Interior shall review the area within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and shall report to the President, in accordance with subsections (c) and (d) ofsection 1132 of this title, his recommendation as to the suitability or nonsuitability of any area within the lakeshore for preservation as wilderness, and any designation of any such area as a wilderness shall be accomplished in accordance with said subsections.
(d) Public use areas; preservation of rights of owner or occupant of improved property located within public use area
In developing the lakeshore the Secretary shall provide public use areas in such places and manner as he determines will not diminish the value or enjoyment for the owner or occupant of any improved property located thereon.


(Pub. L. 91–479, § 6,Oct. 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 1077.)


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