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98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 2. DESIGNATION AND MANAGEMENT OF LEE METCALF WILDERNESS AND MANAGEMENT AREA, (b) Bureau of Land Management Montana
  • General Admininstration
  • Agency Jurisdiction
Wilderness(es): Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: (b) Subject to valid existing rights, the Lee Metcalf Wilderness as designated by this Act shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, hereafter referred to as “the Secretary”, in accordance with the Wilderness Act governing areas designated by that Act as wilderness: Provided, That any reference in such provisions to the effective date of the Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the effective date of this Act: Provided further, That the Bear Trap Canyon portion of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 2. DESIGNATION AND MANAGEMENT OF LEE METCALF WILDERNESS AND MANAGEMENT AREA, (b) Forest Service Montana
  • General Admininstration
  • Agency Jurisdiction
Wilderness(es): Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: (b) Subject to valid existing rights, the Lee Metcalf Wilderness as designated by this Act shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, hereafter referred to as “the Secretary”, in accordance with the Wilderness Act governing areas designated by that Act as wilderness: Provided, That any reference in such provisions to the effective date of the Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the effective date of this Act: Provided further, That the Bear Trap Canyon portion of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 2(c) Bureau of Land Management Montana
  • Motorized/Mechanized Use
  • Motorized Equipment
  • Motorized Vehicles
  • Commercial Use
  • Grazing
  • Permits/Licenses/Leases
  • Public Use/Facilities
  • Structures/Roads
  • Access
  • Motorized Access
Wilderness(es): Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: (c) The Congress finds that certain lands within the Gallatin National Forest near Monument Mountain have important recreational and wildlife values, including critical grizzly bear and elk habitat. In order to conserve and protect these values, the area lying adjacent to the Monument Mountain and Taylor-Hilgard units of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness as designated by this Act and comprising approximately thirty-eight thousand acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled “Lee Metcalf Wilderness—Proposed”, dated October 1983, shall be managed to protect the wildlife and recreational values of these lands and shall be hereby withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the mining laws and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral leasing and geothermal leasing, and all amendments thereto. The area shall further be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain presently existing wilderness character, with no commercial timber harvest nor additional road construction permitted. The Secretary shall permit continued use of the area by motorized equipment only for activities associated with existing levels of livestock grazing, administrative purposes (including snowmobile trail maintenance) and for snowmobiling during periods of adequate snow cover but only where such uses area compatible with the protection and propagation of wildlife within the area: Provided, That the Secretary may, in his discretion, also permit limited motor vehicle access by individuals and others within the area where such access is compatible with the protection and propagation of wildlife and where such access was established prior to the date of enactment of this Act. Management direction for the area that recognizes these values shall be included in the forest plan developed for the Gallatin National Forest in accordance with section 6 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 2(c) Forest Service Montana
  • Motorized/Mechanized Use
  • Motorized Equipment
  • Motorized Vehicles
  • Commercial Use
  • Grazing
  • Permits/Licenses/Leases
  • Public Use/Facilities
  • Structures/Roads
  • Access
  • Motorized Access
Wilderness(es): Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: (c) The Congress finds that certain lands within the Gallatin National Forest near Monument Mountain have important recreational and wildlife values, including critical grizzly bear and elk habitat. In order to conserve and protect these values, the area lying adjacent to the Monument Mountain and Taylor-Hilgard units of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness as designated by this Act and comprising approximately thirty-eight thousand acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled “Lee Metcalf Wilderness—Proposed”, dated October 1983, shall be managed to protect the wildlife and recreational values of these lands and shall be hereby withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the mining laws and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral leasing and geothermal leasing, and all amendments thereto. The area shall further be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain presently existing wilderness character, with no commercial timber harvest nor additional road construction permitted. The Secretary shall permit continued use of the area by motorized equipment only for activities associated with existing levels of livestock grazing, administrative purposes (including snowmobile trail maintenance) and for snowmobiling during periods of adequate snow cover but only where such uses area compatible with the protection and propagation of wildlife within the area: Provided, That the Secretary may, in his discretion, also permit limited motor vehicle access by individuals and others within the area where such access is compatible with the protection and propagation of wildlife and where such access was established prior to the date of enactment of this Act. Management direction for the area that recognizes these values shall be included in the forest plan developed for the Gallatin National Forest in accordance with section 6 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 4. LAND ACQUISITION AND EXCHANGE, (a-b) Bureau of Land Management Montana
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
Wilderness(es): Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: (a) The Congress finds that the wilderness area within the Gallatin and Beaverhead National Forests in Montana established by this Act contains significant amounts of intermingled lands owned by Burlington Northern Railroad Company and that in order to manage the wilderness in an efficient and effective manner these lands should be owned by the Federal Government. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this section hereby authorizes and directs the exchange of lands and interests in lands between Burlington Northern Railroad Company and the United States through the Secretary and the revocation of existing withdrawals on the Federal lands. Accordingly, the Congress directs the Secretary to accept from Burlington Northern Railroad Company the following described lands and interest therein, consisting of twenty-four thousand and seven and twenty-three one-hundredths acres of land, more or less, subject to valid existing rights of record acceptable to the Secretary. Township 6 South, Range 1 East, Montana Principal Meridian Section 13: All; Township 6 South, Range 2 East Section 1: Lots 13, 14; North half, West half southeast quarter; Section 19: All fractional; Section 27: All; Section 29: All; Section 31: All fractional; Section 33: All; Township 7 South, Range 1 East Section 1: All fractional; Section 3: Lots 1 and 2, South half northeast quarter; Section 11: North half northeast quarter; Township 7 South, Range 2 East Section 5: All fractional; Section 15: All; Section 17: All; Section 21: All; Section 25: All; Section 27: North half, Southeast quarter, East half southwest quarter; Section 35: North half; Township 7 South, Range 3 East Section 31: All fractional; Township 8 South, Range 1 East Section 25: North half; Township 8 South, Range 2 East
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 4. LAND ACQUISITION AND EXCHANGE, (a-b) Forest Service Montana
Wyoming
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
Wilderness(es): Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: (a) The Congress finds that the wilderness area within the Gallatin and Beaverhead National Forests in Montana established by this Act contains significant amounts of intermingled lands owned by Burlington Northern Railroad Company and that in order to manage the wilderness in an efficient and effective manner these lands should be owned by the Federal Government. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this section hereby authorizes and directs the exchange of lands and interests in lands between Burlington Northern Railroad Company and the United States through the Secretary and the revocation of existing withdrawals on the Federal lands. Accordingly, the Congress directs the Secretary to accept from Burlington Northern Railroad Company the following described lands and interest therein, consisting of twenty-four thousand and seven and twenty-three one-hundredths acres of land, more or less, subject to valid existing rights of record acceptable to the Secretary. Township 6 South, Range 1 East, Montana Principal Meridian Section 13: All; Township 6 South, Range 2 East Section 1: Lots 13, 14; North half, West half southeast quarter; Section 19: All fractional; Section 27: All; Section 29: All; Section 31: All fractional; Section 33: All; Township 7 South, Range 1 East Section 1: All fractional; Section 3: Lots 1 and 2, South half northeast quarter; Section 11: North half northeast quarter; Township 7 South, Range 2 East Section 5: All fractional; Section 15: All; Section 17: All; Section 21: All; Section 25: All; Section 27: North half, Southeast quarter, East half southwest quarter; Section 35: North half; Township 7 South, Range 3 East Section 31: All fractional; Township 8 South, Range 1 East Section 25: North half; Township 8 South, Range 2 East
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 4(a) (cont.) Bureau of Land Management Montana
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
Wilderness(es): Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: Section 1: All fractional; Section 3: All fractional; Section 9: All; Section 11: All; Section 13: All; Section 15: All; Section 17: All; Section 19: All fractional; Section 21: All; Section 23: All; Section 25: All; Section 27: All; Section 33: East half; Section 35: All; Township 8 South Range 3 East Section 5: All fractional; Section 7: All fractional; Section 17: All; Section 19: All fractional; Section 21: West half; Section 29: All; Section 31: Lots 1 and 2, Northeast quarter, East half northwest quarter; Township 9 South, Range 2 East Section 1: All fractional; Section 11: All;
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 4(a) (cont.) Forest Service Montana
Wyoming
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
Wilderness(es): Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: Section 1: All fractional; Section 3: All fractional; Section 9: All; Section 11: All; Section 13: All; Section 15: All; Section 17: All; Section 19: All fractional; Section 21: All; Section 23: All; Section 25: All; Section 27: All; Section 33: East half; Section 35: All; Township 8 South Range 3 East Section 5: All fractional; Section 7: All fractional; Section 17: All; Section 19: All fractional; Section 21: West half; Section 29: All; Section 31: Lots 1 and 2, Northeast quarter, East half northwest quarter; Township 9 South, Range 2 East Section 1: All fractional; Section 11: All;
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 4(b) Bureau of Land Management Montana
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
Wilderness(es): Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: The lands acquired by the United States under the provisions of this section shall become parts of the Gallatin and Beaverhead National Forests subject to the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the national forest system. (b) Upon acceptance of title by the United States to the lands described in subsection (a) of this section, the United States through the Secretary shall convey to Burlington Northern Railroad Company all right, title, and interests to the following described national forests system lands and interests therein, consisting of eleven thousand eight hundred and ten and forty-seven one-hundredths acres of land more or less, which are of substantially equal value to the lands and interests conveyed to the United States and described as follows: Township 5 South, Range 1 East, Montana Principal Meridian Section 24: South half; Section 26: All; Section 34: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, Southeast quarter; Section 36: All, less HES 187 and 190; Township 5 South, Range 2 East Section 30: All fractional; Section 32: All; Section 34: South half; Township 6 South, Range 1 East Section 2: All fractional; Section 12: All; Township 6 South, Range 2 East Section 2: All fractional; Section 4: All fractional; Section 6: All fractional; Section 8: All; Section 10: All; Section 12: All fractional; Section 14: All; Section 16: All; Section 22: All; Section 24: All; Township 6 South, Range 3 East Section 18: All fractional.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 4(b) Forest Service Montana
Wyoming
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
Wilderness(es): Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: The lands acquired by the United States under the provisions of this section shall become parts of the Gallatin and Beaverhead National Forests subject to the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the national forest system. (b) Upon acceptance of title by the United States to the lands described in subsection (a) of this section, the United States through the Secretary shall convey to Burlington Northern Railroad Company all right, title, and interests to the following described national forests system lands and interests therein, consisting of eleven thousand eight hundred and ten and forty-seven one-hundredths acres of land more or less, which are of substantially equal value to the lands and interests conveyed to the United States and described as follows: Township 5 South, Range 1 East, Montana Principal Meridian Section 24: South half; Section 26: All; Section 34: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, Southeast quarter; Section 36: All, less HES 187 and 190; Township 5 South, Range 2 East Section 30: All fractional; Section 32: All; Section 34: South half; Township 6 South, Range 1 East Section 2: All fractional; Section 12: All; Township 6 South, Range 2 East Section 2: All fractional; Section 4: All fractional; Section 6: All fractional; Section 8: All; Section 10: All; Section 12: All fractional; Section 14: All; Section 16: All; Section 22: All; Section 24: All; Township 6 South, Range 3 East Section 18: All fractional.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 4(b)(1-2), (c-d) Bureau of Land Management Montana
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
  • Public Use/Facilities
  • Recreation Development
Wilderness(es): Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: The lands described in this subsection area conveyed subject to the following reservations: (1) ditches and canals as provided for in the Act of August 30, 1890 (26 Stat. 391, 43 U.S.C. 945); and (2) for so long as the Secretary deems necessary, Burlington Northern Railroad Company accepts the responsibility accruing from this exchange to provide and manage three (3) public recreational accesses, including trail head facilities, in the Jack Creek drainage over routes approximately as illustrated on Exhibit C of the Memorandum of Understanding dated November 20, 1981, between the United States Forest Service and Burlington Northern Railroad Company to utilize national forest lands. (c) The transactions necessary to effect the conveyances of title to lands authorized by this section shall be completed within ninety days of enactment of this Act: Provided, That the rights and responsibilities of the respective owners shall remain with such owners until such time as the conveyances are executed. (d) The following orders of withdrawal, as they apply to the lands conveyed by the United States and involved in the transactions authorized by this section, are hereby revoked: Executive Order Numbered 30—Montana 1—Phosphate Reserve—October 9, 1917 (one hundred and eighty-five acres). Executive Order Numbered 30—Montana 8—Coal Reserve—December 27, 1911 (two thousand two hundred and eighty acres). Montana 1—Coal Reserve—July 9, 1910 (seven thousand three hundred and sixteen and seventy-three one-hundredths acres). Public Land Order Numbered 1370—Hammond Administrative Site—November 28, 1956. Public Land Order Numbered 909—Jack Creek Administrative Site—July 13, 1953.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 4(b)(1-2), (c-d) Forest Service Montana
Wyoming
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
  • Public Use/Facilities
  • Recreation Development
Wilderness(es): Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: The lands described in this subsection area conveyed subject to the following reservations: (1) ditches and canals as provided for in the Act of August 30, 1890 (26 Stat. 391, 43 U.S.C. 945); and (2) for so long as the Secretary deems necessary, Burlington Northern Railroad Company accepts the responsibility accruing from this exchange to provide and manage three (3) public recreational accesses, including trail head facilities, in the Jack Creek drainage over routes approximately as illustrated on Exhibit C of the Memorandum of Understanding dated November 20, 1981, between the United States Forest Service and Burlington Northern Railroad Company to utilize national forest lands. (c) The transactions necessary to effect the conveyances of title to lands authorized by this section shall be completed within ninety days of enactment of this Act: Provided, That the rights and responsibilities of the respective owners shall remain with such owners until such time as the conveyances are executed. (d) The following orders of withdrawal, as they apply to the lands conveyed by the United States and involved in the transactions authorized by this section, are hereby revoked: Executive Order Numbered 30—Montana 1—Phosphate Reserve—October 9, 1917 (one hundred and eighty-five acres). Executive Order Numbered 30—Montana 8—Coal Reserve—December 27, 1911 (two thousand two hundred and eighty acres). Montana 1—Coal Reserve—July 9, 1910 (seven thousand three hundred and sixteen and seventy-three one-hundredths acres). Public Land Order Numbered 1370—Hammond Administrative Site—November 28, 1956. Public Land Order Numbered 909—Jack Creek Administrative Site—July 13, 1953.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS Bureau of Land Management Montana
  • General Admininstration
  • Appropriations
Wilderness(es): Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS Forest Service Montana
Wyoming
  • General Admininstration
  • Appropriations
Wilderness(es): Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Text: There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 7(a) Forest Service Montana
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
  • Commercial Use
  • Mining
  • Permits/Licenses/Leases
Wilderness(es): Rattlesnake Wilderness
Text: (a) Subsection (b)(3) of section 4 of the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-476) is amended to read as follows: “(3) If for any reason, including but not limited to the failure of the Secretary of the Interior to offer for lease lands in the Montana portion of the Powder River Coal Production Region as defined in the Federal Register of November 9, 1979 (44 F.R. 65196), for the failure of the holder of the bidding rights to submit a successful high bid for any such leases, any bidding rights issued in an exchange under this Act have not been exercised within two years from the date of enactment of this Act, the bidding rights may be used as a monetary credit, which shall be considered ‘money’ within the meaning of section 35 of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 191), against that portion of bonus payments, rental or royalty payments paid into the Treasury of the United States and retained by the Federal Government on any Federal coal lease won or otherwise held by the applicant, its successors or assigns. The holder of the bidding rights shall pay the balance due on such bonus payments, rental or royalty payments in cash for transmittal to the States in the same manner and in the same amounts as though the entire payment were made in cash under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1930 as amended. The bidding rights may be transferred or sold at any time by the owner to any other party with all the rights of the owner to the credit, and after such transfer, the owner shall notify the Secretary,”,
98-140 Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act of 1983 Sec. 7(b) Forest Service Montana
  • General Admininstration
  • Acquisition/Exchange
Wilderness(es): Rattlesnake Wilderness
Text: (b) Section 4 of the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-476) is furthered amended by adding a new subsection to read as follows: “(e) The Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall consummate the exchange of the lands owned by the Montana Power Company within the boundaries of the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Rattlesnake Wilderness by issuing bidding rights to the Montana Power Company which shall equal the negotiated cash equivalent of the fair market value of such Montana Power Company lands, as provided in the agreement of April 4, 1983, signed by the authorized representatives of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of the Interior and the Montana Power Company, except that adjustments in the ‘Cash Equivalency Rate’ referred to in said agreement shall not exceed a rate determined by the Secretary of the Interior taking into consideration the current average market yield on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States with remaining periods to maturity comparable to the remaining period during which the bidding rights may be used.”